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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1

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    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible and contains audio/video components throughout. If you've ever thought about increasing your business by working with investor clients this course is for you! Whether the property is a small rental house or a big shopping center, there are specific skillsets, terminology and experience required to give these types of clients the reasonable skill and care that is to be expected of a real estate agent. Your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM will guide you through the process of evaluating an investment property. You will learn how to use an Investment Property Worksheet to calculate the cash flow, income tax savings, depreciation and rate of return for a rental property. In addition the instructor will coach you through a real world case study that involves assisting an investor who is interested in purchasing an investment property. The process will be simple and fun! The worksheet and information presented in this course will serve you throughout your entire real estate career.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Real Estate Investing: Beyond the Basics

    4.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Take your business to a higher level by expanding your knowledge of investment real estate. In this advanced - yet easy-to-understand - course you will laugh and learn with your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM. Through a variety of lecture, recordings of live seminars, case studies and real-world, down-to-earth examples, Tom will take you Beyond the Basics of real estate investing.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Buyer Agent

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    3.00
    $25.95

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    The purchase of a property is often the single largest and most important purchase a person will make in their lifetime. With the proper care, and an eye toward professional conduct, the process of buying property can be tremendously beneficial for both buyer and you. Understanding the complexities of the buyer/licensee relationship will allow you to communicate effectively with your customer or client and provide you with the tools you need to make a successful sale. 

    This course is iPad compatible.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Millennials are Changing Real Estate: Are You Ready?

    4.00
    $29.95

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    This Course is iPad compatible. The biggest generation in history - millennials - will likely have the biggest impact on real estate for the foreseeable future. The average age of a REALTOR is 56 and they need to understand the millennial generation and learn how to market to them, know what influences their lifestyle, and how to communicate and work with them. Recruiting millennial agents should be an important part of any broker’s growth strategy and they need to understand their work philosophy and have the tools and technology in place to meet their needs. 

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • The End of the Paper Trail: How to Conduct Paperless Transactions

    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. The goal of this course is to prepare real estate licensees to have paperless transactions. The course progresses through the entire transaction process, starting with how to secure a computer and network to paperless marketing and advertising. Next, electronic signatures and digital record keeping are discussed, along with some key pieces of federal and state legislation. The course wraps up with follow-up ideas for closing and after the sale.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • A New Look at Contract Law

    3.00
    $25.95

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    The real estate contract is perhaps one of the least understood documents in the real estate market, and yet it is the contract that is used most often. For your clients, the purchase of a home is generally the most expensive and life-changing decision they will make. Therefore, whether you are new to the real estate market or an established expert, it is important that you understand the fundamentals of contract law in order to protect both your and your clients’ interests. Your instructor will provide you with a unique look at contracts, from the history to the evolution, from definitions to types, and from Purchase and Sale to Loan Assumption Addendum. 

    This course is iPad compatible.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • The Power of Exchange: Discover the Value of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

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    $25.95

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    Did you know that 1031 tax deferred exchanges are currently on the rise nationwide? Though the downturn in the real estate market resulted in a significant drop-off, the market is now recovering and the demand for 1031 exchanges is stronger than ever. As a real estate agent, knowing the fundamentals of 1031 tax deferred exchanges will allow you to infiltrate this burgeoning market. Your instructor will cover both the IRS rules and guidelines on 1031 exchanges and will provide valuable information that will allow you to enhance your professional expertise in assisting investor clients who are seeking to benefit from capital gains tax deferral.



    This course contains audio and video.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Know the Code: Your Guide to the Code of Ethics

    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Did you know that the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics is over 100 years old? Though the real estate market has evolved a lot since 1913, one aspect that has not changed is that home buyers continue to select professionals who hold themselves to a high ethical standard. Familiarity with the Code of Ethics will allow you to build stable and lasting relationships with your clients. Your instructor will provide you with an overview of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® as it applies to the profession of real estate. Additionally, your instructor will enhance your understanding of ethical behavior by providing you with sample scenarios and common illegal practices to guide the practical decision-making of licensees.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE. State and Local NAR Chapters have the authority to accept this course as meeting the NAR Ethics quadrennial requirement.

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  • Simple Questions, Big Consequences: How to Avoid Fair Housing Violations as a Property Manager

    3.00
    $25.95

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    As a practicing or potential property manager, you should familiarize yourself with fair housing laws in order to avoid possible liabilities or violations. These violations can often be expensive and can damage your reputation with clientele. Your instructor will cover the fair housing laws in the United States as pertaining to property management and will provide you with a detailed look at scenarios where you could find yourself in violation of fair housing laws. In addition, your instructor will also offer useful examples and suggestions for you to incorporate into your practice in an attempt to avoid fair housing claims.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Getting Down to the Facts About Fair Housing

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    $25.95

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    Discrimination can be subtle or overt and sometimes unintentional. It is crucial that real estate practitioners are aware of and compliant with the laws that govern housing discrimination.

     

    This course looks at the history of fair housing and examines in depth the most pertinent legislation in force today. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was the first major legislation that applied to residential housing. The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 broadened the coverage, increased the enforcement policies of the Act and stiffened the penalties invoked for violation of the Act. Specific advertising policies are investigated and illustrated. The procedure for filing a complaint of discrimination are studied in detail and there are lots of hints on how to stay clear of discriminatory practices in sales, rentals and financing of real estate.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act ADA

    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. An individual with a disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects this group of people so that they may have equal access to public accommodations, employment, public services, and so on. Real estate licensees must be aware of these important laws so that they understand what is required in the built environment, and also the appropriate treatment of this protected class of consumers under the law. This course goes beyond the basics that real estate licensees learn in their pre-licensing courses. Upon completion of this course, real estate professionals will have a deeper understanding of the purpose, history, application, and enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Liens, Taxes and Foreclosures

    3.00
    $25.95

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    Liens, taxes, and foreclosures are perhaps three of the most important components of the real estate market. This course will provide you with a comprehensive study of all aspects of liens, titles, and foreclosures, addressing all types of liens and their classifications. Your instructor will also discuss taxes and their importance in the real estate industry, in addition to foreclosures and how to delay and dispute them.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Property Management - The Next Generation

    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. During the past decade or so, historic swings in housing, labor and stock markets have defined an economic climate which can only be described as uncertain. The economic unpredictability of the Great Recession of 2007 permeated every facet and demographic one could imagine. Gen Y’s postponement of their financial independence has recently created a new brand of tenant - the Generation Y tenant. An unprecedented increase in the amount of Generation Y young adults live with their parents - a statistic that convincingly demonstrates that the millennial generation has delayed their financial independence. Meaningful and compelling social focus has been performed to reveal how this new generation of young adults have fared in the wake of the Great Recession; with particular attention devoted to the comparison of Generation Y’s delayed financial independence compared to previous generations. This course explores how the field of Property Management has changed in reaction to tenant demographics that are vastly different from the typical tenant of past. 

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Technology, Relationships, and the Digital Consumer

    4.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Like so many industries, technology is rapidly changing the way real estate professionals conduct their business. Now more than ever, agencies are using the Internet to interact with consumers and create new and innovative marketing platforms. However, the term “technology” is multifaceted in the real estate world. It’s not only the Internet that real estate professionals are using to their advantage. It’s smart phones, online mapping, mobile apps, printers, scanners, and more. Your instructor will review how technology has affected the real estate industry, how it’s changed the real estate consumer, and how the modern real estate practitioner can best utilize technology and all the different tools available to best service a continuously evolving market.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule

    3.00
    $25.95

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    For over 30 years, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) has ensured that consumers throughout the United States are granted accessible and helpful information on the cost of mortgage settlements and are protected from unreasonably high settlement charges. This Act has seen its share of changes over the years, and as a practicing real estate professional, it is important that you are knowledgeable about its most recent revisions, specifically the new TILA-RESPA Rule. When the rule and changes go into effect on October 1, 2015, your clients will encounter new forms and procedures at the closing table. Your instructor will cover the primary objectives of TILA-RESPA Rule, identify those documents that have been replaced, and cover the specific details of each new form.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Using Retirement Assets to Purchase Real Estate

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    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to educate real estate professionals about the process and advantages of using IRA funds to invest in real estate. It will include information on the history of investing retirement funds in real estate, how the process works, market conditions that make it an attractive option, and the effects of market volatility. Particular areas of discussion include different types retirement accounts, their costs and regulation, finding eligible properties and managing the investment, and guidance on managing profits from sales, writing off loss, tax penalties and other considerations.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • The Property Management Primer

    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course covers the general topics that affect those professionals tasked with the responsibility of professionally managing real property. Students will first be introduced to those issues that directly impact property owners. The second chapter outlines the matters relating to tenant-centric topics. Finally, the last chapter details pitfalls a professional property manager faces operating a business as a property management business owner. Course Learning Objectives Upon Completion of this course, the participant will be able to: • Identify property management basics • Identify the varying types of property owners and their differing needs • Understand the concept of Capitalization Rate and calculate one for a rental property • Identify various rental payment plans and the benefits each offers • Explain the risks of filing a tenant eviction • Identify lead-based paint issues in residential rentals • Recognize the different organizational structures of companies • Identify Federally protected Fair-Housing classes • Identify and avoid antitrust violations

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Crowdfunding in Real Estate

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    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to educate real estate professionals about real estate crowdfunding, the opportunities for individual investors, how real estate companies can raise capital to fund projects, and how to get started. Detailed discussion of related regulations will also be provided. Course Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: Differentiate between accredited and unaccredited investors in the context of crowdfunding Identify four key pieces of legislation that impact real estate crowdfunding List the benefits of pending legislation to the small real estate investor and to developers Quantify the benefits of CRE investing through crowdfunding platforms Identify advantages presented by the different product types available through crowdfunding, both to investors and developers Identify at least 2 specific tools for investors to use in evaluating purchases offered through crowdfunding platforms Compare closing times for crowdfunded projects vs. those using traditional financing routes List 3 specific benefits to raising capital via crowdfunding over traditional sources. Define guaranteed pre-funding and discuss its advantages List the benefits outlined by the idea of 300>1

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • The New FHA Handbook for Real Estate Professionals

    4.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course provides an in-depth look at FHA mortgage lending policies. The purpose is to familiarize real estate professionals with the current regulations and how they apply to residential lending of various property types. First, it investigates what FHA deems to be unacceptable locations. It details potential hazards such as subsidence, heavy traffic, and proximity to high-voltage transmission lines and high-pressure gas lines. Next, it analyzes specific issues about the property itself. This includes an analysis of the physical improvements and site improvements, such as wells and septic systems. Later, it addresses defective structural conditions and maintenance issues. It details when properties can be approved “as is” and when they need to have repairs or replacement of defective items. It also indicates the requirements for satisfactory inspection of mechanical systems such as heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical systems. It examines FHA 203(K) and Streamlined (K) mortgages that are designed for rehabilitation. It will also document the FHA requirements for various specific property types.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Social Media Marketing: Reaching and Networking the Affluent

    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course contains audio and video. This course is designed to help licensees working with clients in the luxury market. It is intended to give real estate professionals working in the luxury real estate market the information and tools to grow their business via social media. Strategies for engaging luxury consumers, useful tools and how to use them, and ways of developing and managing a social media marketing plan will be presented.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • The Basics of Land Management

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    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Land is a finite and scarce asset. There is only so much of it across the U.S.A., and an even smaller percentage of land which is buildable with access to water, public utilities, roads, schools, and other very important components. Finding, brokering, disclosing, building, and / or reselling raw, unentitled land with little to no improvements or fully improved land that is ready for a builder or developer to break ground on for anywhere from one custom home to upwards of hundreds or thousands of single-family, condominium, townhome, or multi-family apartment units is one of the most important processes in the real estate investing, brokering, and development fields today. For investors, buyers, contractors, and / or developers, the highest percentage of their potential profit margins may come from buying the perceived undervalued dirt or land at the cheapest price possible. The more informed that a client’s real estate agent is today regarding land opportunities, then the higher the potential financial upside or profit margins may be for the same clients. Some real estate agents may focus their entire careers primarily on being a “Land Broker” while others may only spend some of their time or even none of their business careers working on land deals in their regions of interest either locally or even on the other side of the nation.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate

    4.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Foreign investments in US real estate are on the upswing in many cities in the US, and this trend is likely to grow in the future. Foreign investments impact almost all real estate market segments, including residential, commercial, and industrial. In addition, current statistics show the sum of foreign investments is a huge part of our real estate industry.

    Real estate professionals should understand the dynamics of working with these investors and the important role they plays in our economy. Understanding issues such as cultural differences, financing for foreign persons and establishing credit, in addition to components such as the EB-5 Program and the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), are key to being successful in working with foreign buyers and sellers. With new technology available, listing agents should know how to market their listings to attract this market. 

    This course will explore the various aspects of foreign investment in US real estate and will provide professionals with a practical approach on how to work with this market segment. Trends, examples, and case studies will also be offered.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Affordable Housing Opportunities for Low-Moderate Income Buyers

    4.00
    $29.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course is designed to help licensees working with or considering working with buyers statistically designated as low to moderate income households by federal and state guidelines. The history and current environment for affordable housing will be explored with emphasis on identifying and overcoming if possible the challenges to making homeownership a reality for this market.

    This course contains Security Questions which are generated every 20 minutes & must also be answered within 5 minutes. ANSWERS ARE CASE SENSITIVE.

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  • Social Media Success in Under 15 Minutes Per Day

    $34.95

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    This is a non-credit, professional development course.

    How would you like to generate business from social media in under 15 minutes a day? 

    Whether you are new or well-versed to the world of social media & looking for a way to take it to the next level, this course teaches you why social media has become a force in business, how you can find & connect with potential clients online, plus a behind the scenes tour of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Active Rain, YouTube, Pinterest & More.

    This is a non-credit course.

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  • Run Your Business on Google & the Cloud

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    This is a non-credit, professional development course.

    Are you aware of all of the free and inexpensive Google tools that are available to help you reduce your business operating costs, streamline communication, and improve your work efficiency? In this 3-hour course, we'll introduce you to the best of these tools for your real estate business and show you how to leverage the Google search engine and advertising network to increase your presence in the marketplace to retain and/or attract new business.

    This is a non-credit course.

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