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Community Association Manager | Prelicense Program

Class Time: Daytime

Advanced Registration: 325.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/04/2019-02/07/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/04/2019

Mon

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/04/2019

Mon

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/05/2019

Tue

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/05/2019

Tue

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/06/2019

Wed

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/06/2019

Wed

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/07/2019

Thu

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/07/2019

Thu

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Description
Looking for a new opportunity? Employment of community association managers is projected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016. If you want to be involved in the management or operations of a community association, this comprehensive course is for you! This Prelicense Series includes 8 courses and satisfies the CAM prelicense course requirement.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

No One Looks Good in Stripes

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/04/2019-02/04/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/04/2019

Mon

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Description
You will learn the differences and similarities among the different types of real estate licenses offered by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. We will explore how a person can provide Community Association Management Services while being exempt from the License Law. You will understand to whom a real estate licensee owes a duty and what happens if a conflict arises between the licensee's broker and client. You also will learn about the international trade organization called Community Associations Institute and how the organization can help you gain professional knowledge and training.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Community Association Manager | Postlicense Series

Class Time: Daytime

Advanced Registration: 325.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/04/2019-02/07/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/04/2019

Mon

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/04/2019

Mon

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/05/2019

Tue

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/05/2019

Tue

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/06/2019

Wed

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/06/2019

Wed

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/07/2019

Thu

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/07/2019

Thu

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Description
Looking for a new opportunity? Employment of community association managers is projected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016. If you want to be involved in the management or operations of a community association, this comprehensive course is for you! This Postlicense Series includes 8 courses and satisfies the 1st year agent postlicense course requirement.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Community Association Manager | 24 Hour CE Series

Class Time: Daytime

Advanced Registration: 325.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/04/2019-02/07/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/04/2019

Mon

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/04/2019

Mon

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/05/2019

Tue

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/05/2019

Tue

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/06/2019

Wed

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/06/2019

Wed

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

02/07/2019

Thu

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

02/07/2019

Thu

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Description
Looking for a new opportunity? Employment of community association managers is projected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016. If you want to be involved in the management or operations of a community association, this comprehensive course is for you!
This 24 Hours CE Series includes 8 courses.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Back to Basics - General Real Estate Principles Applied to Community Associations

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/04/2019-02/04/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/04/2019

Mon

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Description
You will learn basic real estate principles of Georgia law. We will address different forms of property ownership, different ways to convey property, and how to draft legal descriptions.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Do Covenants Protect or Restrict

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/05/2019-02/05/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/05/2019

Tue

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Description
You will learn and understand the different legal structures of communities in Georgia, including communities with no covenants, communities with covenants and voluntary associations, and mandatory membership subdivisions and condominiums. You will learn what legal documents are necessary to create each type of community and examine the relationship between the corporation, the community members and the covenants. We also will discuss what must be done to terminate a community association and a corporation.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Because I Said So: Roles of Declarant-Appointed, Owner-Elected Boards & Comm. Association Managers

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/05/2019-02/05/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/05/2019

Tue

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Description
You will learn about the transition process and turnover from the declarant-appointed board to the owner-elected board of directors as described in Georgia law. You will be able to identify how the declarant is treated after turnover and what special rights or obligations the declarant retains after no longer appointing and removing the board members. You will compare and contrast the roles of the board members, the officers, the community manager and other employees or independent contractors.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

The Adams Family Reunion & Scrapbook: Comm. Assoc. Board & Owner Meetings and Comm. Paperwork

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/06/2019-02/06/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/06/2019

Wed

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Description
You will create forms (notices, proxies, agendas and other meeting documents) to use in your practice. You will learn quorum and voting requirements and parliamentary procedures for board and owner meetings. You also will be introduced to the numerous books and records a corporation is required to keep pursuant to Georgia law and will learn which items corporate members are permitted to inspect and copy and procedures under the law for membership inspection of records.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Community Association Finances

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/06/2019-02/06/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/06/2019

Wed

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Description
You will learn to create operating and capital reserve budgets, how to evaluate a debtor for potential collections and what to expect when litigating a collection matter. You also will learn how the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act may regulate their actions.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Better to Be Safe than Sorry: Community Maintenance, Repair & Insurance

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Lazega & Johanson, LLC

Duration: 02/07/2019-02/07/2019

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/07/2019

Thu

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Description
You will distinguish between association and owner maintenance obligations and be introduced to the process of selecting vendors, working through a bid process and negotiating contract provisions for association maintenance and repair obligations. You will compare and contrast insurance requirements for different types of community associations and evaluate an association's maintenance and repair obligations when there is no insurance coverage and when there is coverage. Lastly, you will explore how to successfully resolve materialmens lien disputes and contract disputes according to Georgia's Right to Repair Act.
Teacher Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, of counsel with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

27-Hr. GA CE First Renewal Package (with Ethics course)

Cost: $119.00

Credit Hours: 27

Course Description

This package includes all 27 hours of CE required for first-time renewals.

Courses included in this package:

  • Georgia Mandatory License Law (3 mandatory hours)
  • The Code of Ethics in Action: Real-Life Applications (3 elective hours)**
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Social Media Compliance (3 elective hours)
  • Personal Safety (3 elective hours)
  • Working With Real Estate Investors: Understanding Investor Strategies (3 elective hours)
  • Attracting Online Consumers: Listings and Syndication (3 elective hours)
  • Going Green: The Environmental Movement in Real Estate (3 elective hours)
  • From Contract to Keys: The Mortgage Process (6 elective hours)

*Licensees are required to take a 25-hour Post-Licensing course within their first year of licensure. The Post-Licensing course will also count as 9 elective hours towards their first renewal. 24 additional elective hours will need to be completed within the first 4 years of licensure.

**This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training (formerly known as NAR QUADRENNIAL) Requirement. You will need to confirm with your local REALTOR association if they will accept it.

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36 Hr. Georgia CE Renewal Package (with Ethics course)

Cost: $159.00

Credit Hours: 36

Course Description

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36 Hr. Georgia Commercial Package (with Ethics course)

Cost: $159.00

Credit Hours: 36

Course Description

This complete commercial package covers everything from foundations, to contracts and more. This package is essential for agents with a focus on commercial transactions. This complete package includes all 36 hours of CE required for broker and sales active license renewals.

Courses offered in this package are:

  • Anatomy of Commercial Building (3 hours)
  • Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate (3 hours)
  • Commercial Ethics (3 hours)
  • Commercial Landlord Representation (3 hours)
  • Determining Value of Commercial Properties (3 hours)
  • Did You Serve? Identifying Homebuying Advantages for Veterans (3 hours)
  • Investment Strategies in Commercial Real Estate (3 hours)
  • Online Risk Management (3 hours)
  • The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate (3 hours)
  • Personal Safety (3 hours)
  • Roadmap to Success - Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals (3 hours)
  • Sign Here: Contract Law o E-signatures (3 hours)

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Advocating for Short Sale Clients

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Tactics that work with motivated, excited sellers don't always translate well when working with short sale sellers and short sale buyers. Toss lender approvals, junior lien holders, and inflexible timelines into the mix, and you end up with a whole new ball game. In a short sale transaction, the motivation for each party is different than the standard transaction, and as the professional in the scene, you need to adjust accordingly. This course speaks to your interaction with short sale sellers, and how you can help them through a tough process while diligently advocating on their behalf. We cover how to figure out an appropriate listing price, negotiate with the lender's representative, sort through debt settlement terminology, and carry the deal through to closing. We also look at the process from a buyer's agent perspective. Additional cautions, considerations, and fraud prevention tactics are required when advocating on behalf of these deal-seeking buyers.

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Anatomy of Commercial Building

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

When licensees represent clients in a commercial transaction, whether marketing the building or assisting in the purchase, knowledge of the building’s structure and systems is vital. A building is comprised of its architectural features and its MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) systems. In this course you’ll learn about:

Highlights of this course include:

  • A foundational understanding of … foundations! Includes footings and how they work with foundations to form a system, design concerns of foundations including soil conditions, water tables and live and dead loads
  • Design considerations for roofs, walls, windows and doors
  • An overview of HVAC types and considerations, including cost, efficiency and varying tenant needs
  • A look at electrical, lighting, controls and fire and security alarms, and how they differ by building use and tenant need
  • How external conditions can impact building design, occupancy and parking, including zoning and code location, topography, environmental factors

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Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Client advocacy filters into every aspect of your real estate business, starting with the method you use to pursue new clients through your follow-up call after you have executed a transaction. This course takes the concept of advocacy and applies it to everyday actions in commercial real estate. Numerous examples populate the course, including strategies to employ when pursuing new business, opportunities to educate your clients, and effective discussion points to help your clients see when an expert is needed. Good service means being an effective advocate, and this course will help polish those advocating skills. 

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The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate provides a solid foundation for your understanding of commercial real estate. The course covers the need-to-know information on a broad range of commercial topics.

If you're an experienced residential licensee, a few of the fundamentals of commercial real estate will be familiar to you—the importance of location, for example. In many other regards, commercial differs sharply from residential real estate. You'll be working with executives, investors, and business owners in commercial real estate, individuals whose focus is squarely on the bottom line.

Equipped with the information and advice found in this course, you'll be well-prepared to grasp the more complex aspects of commercial real estate as you gain more experience in the industry.

Course highlights include:

  • Definitions of key terms and concepts that apply to commercial real estate.
  • A detailed explanation of how to identify and meet the various needs of your commercial real estate clients.
  • An analysis of the main differences between commercial and residential real estate sales.
  • An overview of the most common valuation methods for real estate and businesses.
  • Tips on gathering the demographic and location-related details that clients need to make well-informed decisions.

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Commercial Landlord Representation

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Landlord representatives, usually referred to as “leasing agents” or “leasing brokers,” serve a key role in commercial real estate:  getting tenants for their clients’ buildings. Accomplishing that goal is a lengthy, multi-step process that includes positioning the product in the marketplace, identifying suitable prospects, creating and executing marketing plans, negotiating the deal, and managing all of the steps associated with the leasing process. A thorough knowledge of tenant demographics, occupancy rates, leasing rates, and industry trends is essential. Beyond technical expertise, however, landlord reps must also be adept at relationship building, and must know how to coalesce the varying needs of tenants, landlords and leasing brokers into workable, win-win-win deals.

This 3-hour course is designed to provide licensees with a thorough understanding of the career of a landlord representative. We are pleased to have as our faculty expert for this course Ed Riggins, senior vice president of Cresa Atlanta, www.edriggins.com.

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Determining Value of Commercial Properties

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

We all know that real estate licensees are not appraisers. You can’t call a comparative market analysis an appraisal; you can’t call yourself an appraiser, and you can’t use the term “appraised value” unless you’re specifically referring to a valuation prepared by a licensed appraiser. However, to best serve your commercial real estate clients, you need to know how commercial properties are valued, how appraisers work, and how that important final number is determined. That’s what this course is about.

Many of the tools and methodologies used by commercial appraisers can also be used by licensees to help clients determine value when buying, selling or comparing commercial real estate. We’ll walk through a real-life commercial appraisal (the building pictured here), and take you step-by-step through the valuation process. You won’t be an appraiser by the end of this course, but you will have gained a new appreciation for them, and you will have obtained several new valuation tools for your client service tool belt.

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Commercial Ethics

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

A solid ethical foundation is an essential part of any good business practice. That’s why the National Association of REALTORS® asks its members to follow its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Updated regularly, this Code was first adopted in 1913 and consists of 17 Articles along with supporting Standards of Practice.

The Commercial Ethics course reviews each Article, highlighting pertinent changes, and offers important takeaway points you can apply to your day-to-day business dealings. After all, most ethical issues aren’t black or white. Understanding and applying the Code of Ethics to your commercial real estate practice can help you navigate these areas of uncertainty and make the smart decision for your client and your business.

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