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REALTORS® Commercial Code of Ethics Training

Class Time: Daytime

ACBR Free Class: 0.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Standard Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/03/2020-11/03/2020

Instructor: Kirk Buttle

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/03/2020

Tue

9:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Class Description

This course satisfies the NAR Triennial Code of Ethics training requirement. REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within a three-year cycle. The current three-year cycle ends December 31, 2021.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**

Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Kirk Buttle, CCIM

Kirk Buttle is a Senior Vice President of CBRE Atlanta's Retail Services, leading a team of 10 professionals. He has over 29 years of retail brokerage experience, covering Atlanta, Georgia and the Southeast. Mr. Buttle has been involved in nearly every facet of the industry, from small shop leasing, tenant representation, large and small land sales to investment sales and development. More »

Commercial Real Estate: Focus on What's Important

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/05/2020-11/05/2020

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/05/2020

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This class introduces you to the practice of commercial real estate and identifies steps needed for a successful career. You will be introduced to the players, disciplines in commercial real estate, property types, client representation and commercial resources, organizations and designations. You will complete a personal vision statement, establish goals and an action.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

Steps & Skills to Success: Mastering Commercial Real Estate | 24 Hr. CE Series

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 185.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 210.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/05/2020-11/10/2020

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/05/2020

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11/05/2020

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

11/06/2020

Fri

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11/06/2020

Fri

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

11/09/2020

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11/09/2020

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

11/10/2020

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11/10/2020

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

The information contained in these eight 3-hour courses will reinvigorate you and confirm that you are using the skills and steps necessary for a successful commercial real estate career, even if you are a very experienced commercial licensee. Additionally, the final 3-hour module meets the requirements of the GA Real Estate Commission's license law mandate for license renewal and is designed to keep licensees out of trouble.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

The Community Land Trust Model for Real Estate Professionals

Class Time: Daytime

Advanced Registration: 39.00

Standard Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/05/2020-11/05/2020

Instructor: Derrick Duckworth

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/05/2020

Thu

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Description

Discover how the community land trust model is used to purchase an affordable home near the Atlanta BeltLine. This session covers a new tool to assist low and moderate income homebuyers not served by traditional lenders. Participants will receive an overview of the Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) and its partners who are working to create permanently affordable homes in Atlanta using the community land trust (CLT) model.

Instructor Bio

Derrick Duckworth

Derrick is a community-based entrepreneur and the founder/owner of The Beltline Team Inc., a residential and commercial real estate company with an emphasis on sustainability and walkable lifestyles, specifically around the Atlanta Beltline project. Derrick also founded Committed to Communities, initially as a semi-annual event to help stabilize neighborhoods heavily impacted by foreclosure, increase quality of life for residents, and to raise awareness around affordable housing opportunities. Today Committed to Communities is a full service nonprofit entity, he is currently working on continuing real estate development with some exciting new visions for Southwest Atlanta. He occasionally leaps building in a single bound.

Commercial Real Estate: Types of Investment Properties

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/05/2020-11/05/2020

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/05/2020

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

This class introduces commercial property types in detail with emphasis on advantages and disadvantages of each property type and what investors and owners are seeking. You will learn key terms for each building type. Rents will be calculated along with operating expense pass-throughs. You will understand what lenders require and learn to create a marketing plan for each building type.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

Anatomy of a Commercial Deal: Brokers, Buyers, Sellers, Contracts

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/06/2020-11/06/2020

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/06/2020

Fri

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

Key components of a 1031 Exchange will be discussed and you will calculate tax savings. You will identify types of buyers, buyer needs and establish a process and timeline for purchase transactions. Essential elements of a commercial purchase and sales agreements will be identified with discussion of other clauses.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

Market Analysis as a Core Tool for Commercial Investors

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/06/2020-11/06/2020

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/06/2020

Fri

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

In this class, market analysis is introduced as a core tool for decision investors and makers in commercial real estate. The various steps in the preparation of a market analysis are presented in detail. Market analysis is presented as a self-contained tool and part of the foundation for financial analysis.

The four interlinked forms of analysis: marketability study, feasibility study, investment analysis, and highest and best use will be detailed. Market analysis components of leasing and sales will be identified. You will apply the 4 approaches to value property: market data approach, cost approach, income approach and gross rent multiplier.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

ROI, NOI, FMRR, IRR, CFBT - OMG! Investment Analysis of Commercial Properties Made Simple

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/09/2020-11/09/2020

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/09/2020

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This class introduces commercial property financial analysis in greater detail. It identifies the tangible benefits of investing in real estate and explains what investors want. You will be introduced to investment analysis and terminology regarding income and expenses; comparison of investments on both a before-tax and after-tax basis. A summary of the key calculations such as capitalization, cash-on-cash, gross rent multiplies, equity rate of return, internal rate of return and financial management rate of return will be reviewed with hands-on applications. The impact of leveraging on the return will be reviewed.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

Commercial Real Estate: Asset Management and Leasing

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/09/2020-11/09/2020

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/09/2020

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

This class introduces commercial property management duties and responsibilities. It identifies the components of a property management agreement. You will calculate absorption rate, several types managements fees and commissions for leases. Skills required for landlord representation with respect to leasing property will be identified and discussed in detail.

Through individual groups, you will prepare marketing plans for office, retail, industrial and apartment properties. You will be introduced to tenant representation and lease issues. The leasing process and a letter of intent will be explained. Types of leases will be compared and you will distinguish pass-throughs and percentage rent. Commercial lease provisions and clauses will be reviewed.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

The Science of Negotiation in Commercial Real Estate

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/10/2020-11/10/2020

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/10/2020

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This class explains what negotiation is and identifies the basic principles of negotiation. Additionally, it identifies the tangible benefits of negotiation and explains distinct types of negotiating tactics. You will be introduced to two types of negotiations and identify the key substance in a commercial negotiation.

Skills and strategies for successful negotiation will be identified and explained, focusing on critical concepts of a win-win negotiation. Utilizing a case study, students will ascertain five steps of negotiation, which include BATNA, Reservation Price and ZOPA. The importance of body language and personality types will be reviewed.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

1031 Exchanges

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

"1031 Exchanges" is a 3 hour course taught by John Mangham. This course deals with saving the payment of capital gains taxes on the sale of investment real estate, the 1031 Exchange being the solution that we use. This is accomplished by talking about the rules and regulations, the mechanics of an exchange, the procedures, as well as discussing practical applications. The goal of this course is to give the student the ability to comfortably explain to clients what the 1031 Exchange is all about.

Advanced 1031 Exchanges

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

"Advanced 1031 Exchanges" is a 3 hour course taught by John Mangham. This course deals with advanced topics in 1031 Exchanges and with Reverse Exchanges, Improvement Exchanges, Entities, and Installment Sales. To maximize your learning experience, you need to already understand the basic rules and regulations of a 1031 Exchange as presented in the "1031 Exchanges" course.

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.

Affordable Housing: Solutions for Homes and Financing

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Affordable housing, or lack thereof, has been a discussion topic in the media, advocacy groups, and the political arena for years, and lately the chatter has become louder and more urgent. How bad is it? According to the leader of one housing coalition, “It’s not a housing crisis. It’s a housing catastrophe.” In this course, we’ll explore the impact that a lack of affordable housing has on individuals, families, and the real estate industry.

If it’s true that inside of every problem lies an opportunity, the opportunity here is huge. We’ll explore largely untapped solutions to locate housing and secure financing, even for low-income borrowers with less-than-stellar credit and little to no down payment. And in three “Bringing it Home” lessons, we’ll show how real estate professionals can become part of the solution for their clients and their communities.

Course highlights include:

  • Issues that contribute to the affordable housing crisis
  • Socio-economic impact of the affordable housing crisis
  • Demographics and geographics of affordable housing
  • Creative housing solutions
  • Loan programs with minimal and no downpayment options, down payment assistance programs, and creative financing solutions
  • How real estate licensees can be part of the affordable housing solution while building their business and improving their communities

Analyzing and Selling Investment Property

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

"Analyzing and Selling Investment Property" is a 3 hour continuing education course for agents taught by David Thomas. In this course, Mr. Thomas discusses the techniques of analyzing and selling investment property including: what information needed, how to acquire and catalogue data, how to measure investment values, and how to analyze a property.

Anti-Discrimination Laws

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

As far back as 1866, with the Civil Rights Act, legislators have been trying to eliminate discrimination in the housing industry. This course reviews the history and purpose of laws against discrimination. Specific real estate practices of blockbusting, steering and redlining are detailed. In addition, the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act is highlighted. Finally, how to recognize and guard against predatory lending practices is reviewed.

Attracting Online Consumers: Listings and Syndication

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

These days, homebuyers often search the Internet for homes before seeking out an agent. In fact, the National Association of REALTORS®' 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed a whopping 92% of buyers used the Internet in some way in their home search process.

With so many homebuyers turning to the Internet, the quality and positioning of your listings has never been more important. Good listing visibility is a must. Attracting Online Consumers: Listings and Syndication looks at how to put together a strong listing description and how to make syndication work for you, your clients, and your short- and long-term business objectives.

Breaking Barriers - Fair Housing

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

As a real estate professional, part of your responsibilities is breaking through barriers and assisting your clients in locating the property that best meets their needs and desires.  This course brings a fresh perspective to this not new topic of Fair Housing.  The course authors draw upon the perspective of the real estate licensee in an effort to help agents in best serving their client’s needs while navigating themselves away from potential legal trouble.  The course reviews fundamentals such as the evolution of the legislation including clear definitions of the actual types of discrimination that exist.  The course continues by providing agents with tools for identifying the signs of trouble and tips for avoiding the potential pitfalls.

Check it Out: Home Inspection in Real Estate Practice

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Just how important is a home inspection? How can you limit your liability during the home inspection process? What do your clients need to know about the home inspection process? This real estate continuing education elective answers all these questions and more, making sure your closings go smoothly.

Code of Ethics in Action: Real-Life Applications

Cost: $19.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

As a real estate professional, you're likely to encounter unexpected ethical dilemmas as you go about your daily business. That's why the National Association of REALTORS® provides its members with a regularly updated Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Adopted in 1913, the Code consists of 17 Articles and supporting Standards of Practice that provide ethical principles for dealing with clients and customers, the public at large, and other REALTORS®. Of course, knowing those guidelines and understanding how to efficiently put them into practice can be two different matters.

Enter The Code of Ethics in Action: Real-Life Applications. In this course, you'll review each Article, gain insight into recent changes, and discover important takeaway points you can apply to your day-to-day business dealings to ensure you're always ethical in your business practices. Plus, you'll walk through real-life scenarios designed to hone your ethical instincts.

Course highlights include:

  • A review of recent revisions and additions to the Code of Ethics
  • Tips for applying the Code's principles and guidelines to your practice
  • A discussion on the benefits of mediation
  • Activities and examples to illustrate the practical application of the new information and frame it in everyday context

*Attention REALTORS®: This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training Requirement. Upon completion, please send a copy of your course certificate or affidavit to your primary REALTOR® Association so they may update your membership record.