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REALTORS® Commercial Code of Ethics Training

Class Time: Daytime

ACBR New Member | Complimentary: 0.00

Member | Advance Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/07/2021-12/07/2021

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/07/2021

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

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

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 will end Dec. 31, 2021.

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.

Business Planning

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 12/13/2021-12/13/2021

Instructor: Heather Anderson

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/13/2021

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

First in the series of "How To Build Your Business Like a Boss" - this Business Planning course teaches you how to set up your real estate business with foundations like goal setting, organization, financial tracking and managing multiple systems. It focuses on understanding how to prepare the groundwork for running a successful business while working with clients and customers.

Instructor Bio

Heather Anderson

A native of Atlanta, Heather was born and raised in Buckhead. She brings over two decades of real estate expertise to the table, focusing on marketing, operations, and analytics. She prioritizes relationship building, both with clients and her expanding sphere of referrals, but also with valued vendors such as lenders and inspectors providing services for her clients. Heather began her real estate career in builder developer services, at a company where training and education were a regular part of the culture. She has continued to hold education and training as a priority in her career serving on committees at both ARA and GAR as well as working with various brokerage offices to offer classroom training on Building Your Business and Marketing Yourself to Your Sphere. Heather earned her Broker license in 2018 and is a graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2018.

How To Build Your Business Like a Boss | 24 Hour CE Series

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 160.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 185.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 12/13/2021-12/16/2021

Instructor: Heather Anderson

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/13/2021

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12/13/2021

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

12/14/2021

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12/14/2021

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

12/15/2021

Wed

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12/15/2021

Wed

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

12/16/2021

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12/16/2021

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

Eight (3-hour classes) complete this 24-Hour series on "How To Build Your Business Like a Boss".


Designed for agents looking to build a solid foundation for their real estate business within their first year of getting licensed.  This course will cover business planning, tracking expenses, marketing and everything involved in a transaction whether the agent is working with a Buyer or Seller.

This course will focus on helping new agents understand how to conduct themselves in a professional manner when representing someone’s largest financial investment and well as following the NAR Code of Ethics and GREC’s License Law.

Instructor Bio

Heather Anderson

A native of Atlanta, Heather was born and raised in Buckhead. She brings over two decades of real estate expertise to the table, focusing on marketing, operations, and analytics. She prioritizes relationship building, both with clients and her expanding sphere of referrals, but also with valued vendors such as lenders and inspectors providing services for her clients. Heather began her real estate career in builder developer services, at a company where training and education were a regular part of the culture. She has continued to hold education and training as a priority in her career serving on committees at both ARA and GAR as well as working with various brokerage offices to offer classroom training on Building Your Business and Marketing Yourself to Your Sphere. Heather earned her Broker license in 2018 and is a graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2018.

Marketing and Building Your Brand

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 12/13/2021-12/13/2021

Instructor: Heather Anderson

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/13/2021

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

Second in the series of "How To Build Your Business Like a Boss" - this Marketing and Branding course will walk you through writing your professional biography, setting up your professional profile on 5 top real estate websites and garner an understanding of what it means to be a Real Estate professional acting ethically as outlined in the National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics. It will focus on creating the highest standards of professionalism using online and in-person marketing methods.

Instructor Bio

Heather Anderson

A native of Atlanta, Heather was born and raised in Buckhead. She brings over two decades of real estate expertise to the table, focusing on marketing, operations, and analytics. She prioritizes relationship building, both with clients and her expanding sphere of referrals, but also with valued vendors such as lenders and inspectors providing services for her clients. Heather began her real estate career in builder developer services, at a company where training and education were a regular part of the culture. She has continued to hold education and training as a priority in her career serving on committees at both ARA and GAR as well as working with various brokerage offices to offer classroom training on Building Your Business and Marketing Yourself to Your Sphere. Heather earned her Broker license in 2018 and is a graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2018.

Contracts and Agreements

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 12/14/2021-12/14/2021

Instructor: Heather Anderson

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/14/2021

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description
Fourth in the series of "How To Build Your Business Like a Boss" - this course focuses on the GAR Contracts (where to find them, how to fill them out, how to execute them) and how to get to the closing table in a legal manner.
Students will gain an understanding of the various documents associated with a transaction when working buyers and sellers. Completion of contracts in class with Q & A rounds out this session.

Instructor Bio

Heather Anderson

A native of Atlanta, Heather was born and raised in Buckhead. She brings over two decades of real estate expertise to the table, focusing on marketing, operations, and analytics. She prioritizes relationship building, both with clients and her expanding sphere of referrals, but also with valued vendors such as lenders and inspectors providing services for her clients. Heather began her real estate career in builder developer services, at a company where training and education were a regular part of the culture. She has continued to hold education and training as a priority in her career serving on committees at both ARA and GAR as well as working with various brokerage offices to offer classroom training on Building Your Business and Marketing Yourself to Your Sphere. Heather earned her Broker license in 2018 and is a graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2018.

Contract to Closing

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 12/14/2021-12/14/2021

Instructor: Heather Anderson

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/14/2021

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

Fifth in the series of "How To Build Your Business Like a Boss" - this Contract to Closing course defines the steps from getting your client from a fully executed contract to the closing table.

Students receive a comprehensive checklist covering the necessary documentation as well as communication that starts at contract and ends at closing. This course also covers the legal compliance required to keep you out of trouble.

Instructor Bio

Heather Anderson

A native of Atlanta, Heather was born and raised in Buckhead. She brings over two decades of real estate expertise to the table, focusing on marketing, operations, and analytics. She prioritizes relationship building, both with clients and her expanding sphere of referrals, but also with valued vendors such as lenders and inspectors providing services for her clients. Heather began her real estate career in builder developer services, at a company where training and education were a regular part of the culture. She has continued to hold education and training as a priority in her career serving on committees at both ARA and GAR as well as working with various brokerage offices to offer classroom training on Building Your Business and Marketing Yourself to Your Sphere. Heather earned her Broker license in 2018 and is a graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2018.

Transaction A-Z for Buyers

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 12/15/2021-12/15/2021

Instructor: Heather Anderson

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/15/2021

Wed

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description


Instructor Bio

Heather Anderson

A native of Atlanta, Heather was born and raised in Buckhead. She brings over two decades of real estate expertise to the table, focusing on marketing, operations, and analytics. She prioritizes relationship building, both with clients and her expanding sphere of referrals, but also with valued vendors such as lenders and inspectors providing services for her clients. Heather began her real estate career in builder developer services, at a company where training and education were a regular part of the culture. She has continued to hold education and training as a priority in her career serving on committees at both ARA and GAR as well as working with various brokerage offices to offer classroom training on Building Your Business and Marketing Yourself to Your Sphere. Heather earned her Broker license in 2018 and is a graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2018.

Code of Ethics: Representing the Seller

Class Time: Daytime

ARA New Member | Orientation Deposit: 25.00

Member | Advance Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 12/15/2021-12/15/2021

Instructor: Vickie Rogers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/15/2021

Wed

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Description

This course will cover the history of the Code of Ethics, describe agency with emphasis on representing the seller, list the major article of the Code, identify possible disciplinary actions for a violation and describe the professional standards enforcement process.

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 will end Dec. 31, 2021.

This class is intended for new members of the ATLANTA REALTORS® ASSOCIATION.

New ARA members must take a Code of Ethics program within the first six months of joining the Association to fulfill a membership requirement.

If you are not a new ARA member, you can still attend this course to satisfy NAR's Code of Ethics Training requirement at the non-member rate. Please note, this course is residentially-oriented.

Regarding the $25 Deposit for FREE ARA Classes...

As a reminder, the ARA Board of Directors implemented the $25 deposit required for free classes to limit the no-show rate and to help ensure that members who wish to attend these programs would be able to do so. If you pay the deposit to register, you will receive a refund after you either (1) attend the course or (2) cancel with 48 hours of advance notice. Thank you for your understanding.

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


Instructor Bio

Vickie Rogers

A veteran with 29 years in the real estate industry. Vickie has been a salesperson, an associate broker and broker/owner. She has worked with independent boutique brokerages, owned a couple of franchise brokerages, worked for other franchises,and currently is Broker/Owner of Vickie Rogers Realty. She has held a broker’s license in Mississippi and Florida. Vickie has been teaching for more than 20 years.

She has taught for the Mississippi Association of REALTORS®, Florida Association of REALTORS®, Georgia Association of REALTORS®, and many REALTOR® boards andassociations. She has taught pre-license courses, GRI designation courses, NAR’s GREEN designation course, and numerous CE courses that she created and developed.

She has received numerous production awards, served on many committees, and earned several designations along the way. She is a member of REEA (Real Estate EducatorsAssociation), GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association), and the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®. Teaching is her passion. “Making EducationExcellence a Reality” is her motto.

Vickie’s classes are engaging, interactive and fueled by personal experience.

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

Class Time: Daytime

Standard Registration: 25.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/15/2021-12/15/2021

Instructor: Kenneth Igwe

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/15/2021

Wed

1:00 PM - 4:00 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.

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THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM:  https://zoom.us/j/97646138429?pwd=WXdvMVdOMTdldmhIdjlNV3FVSXQwUT09

Your virtual class will maintain the same class standards and requirements as if you were physically sitting among your classmates and instructor. The same policies for attendance and participation apply.

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.

Transaction A-Z for Sellers

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 12/15/2021-12/15/2021

Instructor: Heather Anderson

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/15/2021

Wed

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description
Instructor Bio

Heather Anderson

A native of Atlanta, Heather was born and raised in Buckhead. She brings over two decades of real estate expertise to the table, focusing on marketing, operations, and analytics. She prioritizes relationship building, both with clients and her expanding sphere of referrals, but also with valued vendors such as lenders and inspectors providing services for her clients. Heather began her real estate career in builder developer services, at a company where training and education were a regular part of the culture. She has continued to hold education and training as a priority in her career serving on committees at both ARA and GAR as well as working with various brokerage offices to offer classroom training on Building Your Business and Marketing Yourself to Your Sphere. Heather earned her Broker license in 2018 and is a graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Emerging Leaders Class of 2018.

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

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.

Commercial Land I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Overview of the land acquisition process, the players, property descriptions and discussion of the most common offer forms for the sale and purchase of raw land.

Commercial Land II

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Discussion of land development issues including zoning, variances, permitting, environmental concerns and the practical usage of sales comparison data.