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Build Your Business

Class Time: Evening/Weekend

Member | Advance Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 07/22/2019-07/22/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

07/22/2019

Mon

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Description

This program focuses on guiding new agents through the process of conducting prospecting activities and developing a personal marketing plan to establish a customer/client base.

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

Jump Start | 24 Hour CE Series

Class Time: Evening/Weekend

Member | Advance Registration: 160.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 185.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 07/22/2019-08/07/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

07/22/2019

Mon

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

07/23/2019

Tue

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

07/24/2019

Wed

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

07/25/2019

Thu

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

07/29/2019

Mon

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

07/30/2019

Tue

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

08/06/2019

Tue

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

08/07/2019

Wed

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Description

This series of courses will rejuvenate your career on the road to success. You will learn how to obtain clients; effectively work with and represent buyers and sellers; negotiate desirable terms; price property properly; and utilize contract forms shrewdly. As a bonus, by the completion of this series, you will have fulfilled your license law requirement. So get ready to move ahead with Jump Start!

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

Hard $: Understanding Private/Hard Money Lending for Real Estate Investment

Class Time: Daytime

Standard Registration: 25.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 07/23/2019-07/23/2019

Instructor: Kenneth Igwe

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

07/23/2019

Tue

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Class Description
Not all residential real estate buyers are families with 2.5 children.  Real estate investors currently make up a quarter of the residential real estate market.  If you want their business, you need to understand their needs.  Whether you're looking for new ways to diversify your client base and increase your service offerings or just want to offer existing investor clients more options and greater expertise, this program will help you familiarize yourself with private finance and hard money lending for real estate investment.
Instructor Bio

Kenneth Igwe

Kenneth's areas of expertise are: general business, real estate, finance and banking. Previously a Chief Operating Officer of Brisco Capital Group, an oil distribution Company and Associate Director of Wharton Gladden, an investment banking firm. Kenneth understands the needs of his clients and counsels them on entity selection, formation, maintenance and dissolution, and business succession planning. Kenneth also works with property owners, lenders, individuals and businesses on a range of real estate matters including lease agreements, options to purchase, easements and purchase and sale agreements. Such work often includes agreement negotiation, review and drafting, and dispute resolution. Kenneth holds a BSc in Mathematics from Morehouse College.

Becoming a Buyer's Advocate

Class Time: Evening/Weekend

Member | Advance Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 07/23/2019-07/23/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

07/23/2019

Tue

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Description

This program introduces you to consultative selling and strategic representation. You will be presented with specific skills and techniques to manage buyer customers and clients.

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

ABR® 1 Day Elective - Real Estate Investing: Building Wealth Representing Investors

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 89.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 99.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 07/24/2019-07/24/2019

Instructor: Joe Kennedy

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

07/24/2019

Wed

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

07/24/2019

Wed

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

This program will cover the fundamentals of real estate investment that you need to know to expand your business services. The one-day course looks at how you can adapt core real estate skills and learn new skills to serve clients who want to invest in single family homes, condos, townhomes, and small multifamily properties. You will learn how to work with investors as they goal set, plan, evaluate, and acquire properties as well as manage them. You will also learn how to “walk the talk” and become a real estate investor yourself.

Course Highlights:

Why Invest in Real Estate?

  1. Working with Investor Clients
  2. Making the Purchase Decision
  3. Financing Options and Tax Issues
  4. Owning the Property
  5. The Real Estate Professional as Investor
Instructor Bio

Joe Kennedy, ABR, ASR, CBR, C-CREC, DREI

Joe has been involved in real estate education since 1977. During his real estate career, he has served as director of several of Georgia's prominent real estate education providers. Joe is a Past President of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association, as well as the Region 5 Past President of the National Real Estate Educators Association. He remains active in both his real estate practice and in education and firmly believes "One must be active in the industry to become not only an effective educator, but an effective mentor." Joe holds numerous professional designations and is the founder of the Accredited Seller Representative (ASR) designation.

Becoming a Listing Specialist

Class Time: Evening/Weekend

Member | Advance Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 07/24/2019-07/24/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

07/24/2019

Wed

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Description

This program exposes you to techniques of acquiring listings, marketing property and managing sellers.  Consultative selling is covered in relation to working with sellers.

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

Start with the Right Price

Class Time: Evening/Weekend

Member | Advance Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 07/25/2019-07/25/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

07/25/2019

Thu

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Description

This program guides you through the process of researching and preparing a comparable marketing analysis to generate the most realistic saleable price for property.

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

The Curious Case of Contracts

Class Time: Evening/Weekend

Member | Advance Registration: 79.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 89.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 07/29/2019-07/30/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

07/29/2019

Mon

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

07/30/2019

Tue

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Class Description

This program will present basic information about what a contract is, how contracts are made and things included in contracts. Various GAR forms will be reviewed and explained including the Purchase and Sale Agreement, Seller's Property Disclosure Statement, Community Association Disclosure and Lead-Based Paint Exhibit. Buyer/Seller scenarios will be reviewed in class, pointing out techniques to manage the risk and additional forms to include.

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

Build Your Business

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 08/05/2019-08/05/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

08/05/2019

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This program focuses on guiding new agents through the process of conducting prospecting activities and developing a personal marketing plan to establish a customer/client base.

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

Jump Start | 24 Hour CE Series

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 160.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 185.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 08/05/2019-08/09/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

08/05/2019

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

08/05/2019

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

08/06/2019

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

08/06/2019

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

08/08/2019

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

08/08/2019

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

08/09/2019

Fri

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

08/09/2019

Fri

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

This series of courses will rejuvenate your career on the road to success. You will learn how to obtain clients; effectively work with and represent buyers and sellers; negotiate desirable terms; price property properly; and utilize contract forms shrewdly. As a bonus, by the completion of this series, you will have fulfilled your license law requirement. So get ready to move ahead with Jump Start!

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

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.

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.

Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business

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 Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business course reviews each Article, highlighting pertinent changes, and offers important takeaway points you can apply to your day-to-day business dealings to ensure you're always ethical in your business practices.

Ethics principles are a standard component of continuing education. In addition, this course fulfills the ethics training mandated by the National Association of REALTORS® for its members.

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.