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

Class Time: Daytime

Standard Registration: 25.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/02/2020-12/02/2020

Instructor: Kenneth Igwe

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/02/2020

Wed

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

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

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.

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

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.

READY, SET, GO! Step 1 - Business Plan Setup

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/07/2020-12/07/2020

Instructor: Ennis Antoine

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/07/2020

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description
This course will help licensees use the tools needed to set up their business plan that will sustain them throughout their career.

**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

Ennis Antoine, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MBA, SRES

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker with Better Homes in Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. Today, Ennis is the Team Leader for his office of over 232 agents. Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75 hour sales pre-license course and post license courses to new agents across the state of Georgia. He has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is Quality Service Certified (QSC). Ennis is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 10,000 members. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Ennis has received the President's Award, 5 Star Circle Award, Captain of Industry Award and REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. A man of service, he has been a Deacon in his church for 18 years and is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on houses all across the nation. Above all else, Ennis is a dedicated husband to his wife Wanda of 24 years, father of three, and grandfather of nine.

READY, SET, GO! A Step-by-Step Approach to Everyday Real Estate Practices | 24-Hour CE Series

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 160.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 185.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/07/2020-12/10/2020

Instructor: Ennis Antoine

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/07/2020

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12/07/2020

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

12/08/2020

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12/08/2020

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

12/09/2020

Wed

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12/09/2020

Wed

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

12/10/2020

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12/10/2020

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

Get READY, Get SET, GO! This Step-by-Step Approach to everyday real estate practices is designed with new agents or those who have been in business for a while, but would like a refresher on the basics.  Its single objective is to launch agents into immediate productivity by providing the practical tools needed to build a solid foundation. Are you ready to be challenged? You will set goals, build a business plan, and go out into the community with confidence, focus and drive. Repeat the principles every day and watch your business grow.

This class meets the GREC 3-hour mandated license law requirement for real estate license renewal.

**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

Ennis Antoine, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MBA, SRES

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker with Better Homes in Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. Today, Ennis is the Team Leader for his office of over 232 agents. Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75 hour sales pre-license course and post license courses to new agents across the state of Georgia. He has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is Quality Service Certified (QSC). Ennis is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 10,000 members. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Ennis has received the President's Award, 5 Star Circle Award, Captain of Industry Award and REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. A man of service, he has been a Deacon in his church for 18 years and is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on houses all across the nation. Above all else, Ennis is a dedicated husband to his wife Wanda of 24 years, father of three, and grandfather of nine.

READY, SET GO! Step 2 - Listing Strategies - Copy

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/07/2020-12/07/2020

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time
Class Description
This course provides the attendees with the important skills necessary to conduct successful listing presentations, pricing a home to sell, closing the transaction, and marketing and promoting effectively. This course takes the participants through an actual listing presentation and helps them understand the key steps in this process allowing them to create a system for success.

**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

READY, SET GO! Step 2 - Listing Strategies

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/07/2020-12/07/2020

Instructor: Ennis Antoine

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/07/2020

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description
This course provides the attendees with the important skills necessary to conduct successful listing presentations, pricing a home to sell, closing the transaction, and marketing and promoting effectively. This course takes the participants through an actual listing presentation and helps them understand the key steps in this process allowing them to create a system for success.

**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

Ennis Antoine, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MBA, SRES

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker with Better Homes in Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. Today, Ennis is the Team Leader for his office of over 232 agents. Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75 hour sales pre-license course and post license courses to new agents across the state of Georgia. He has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is Quality Service Certified (QSC). Ennis is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 10,000 members. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Ennis has received the President's Award, 5 Star Circle Award, Captain of Industry Award and REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. A man of service, he has been a Deacon in his church for 18 years and is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on houses all across the nation. Above all else, Ennis is a dedicated husband to his wife Wanda of 24 years, father of three, and grandfather of nine.

READY, SET, GO! Step 3 - Sales Strategies

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/08/2020-12/08/2020

Instructor: Ennis Antoine

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/08/2020

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description
This course gives the students the inside track to win over prospective buyers by teaching them the necessary strategies to make their sales quick and efficent. Students will learn how to work with today's new buyer through counseling, salesmanship and negotiation. 

**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

Ennis Antoine, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MBA, SRES

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker with Better Homes in Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. Today, Ennis is the Team Leader for his office of over 232 agents. Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75 hour sales pre-license course and post license courses to new agents across the state of Georgia. He has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is Quality Service Certified (QSC). Ennis is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 10,000 members. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Ennis has received the President's Award, 5 Star Circle Award, Captain of Industry Award and REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. A man of service, he has been a Deacon in his church for 18 years and is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on houses all across the nation. Above all else, Ennis is a dedicated husband to his wife Wanda of 24 years, father of three, and grandfather of nine.

READY, SET GO! Step 4 - Contracts & Transactions

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/08/2020-12/08/2020

Instructor: Ennis Antoine

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/08/2020

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description
This course will go over the legal requirements for contracts in the state of Georgia. This course will also provide a foundation for understanding the different types of contracts used in Georgia.

**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

Ennis Antoine, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MBA, SRES

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker with Better Homes in Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. Today, Ennis is the Team Leader for his office of over 232 agents. Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75 hour sales pre-license course and post license courses to new agents across the state of Georgia. He has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is Quality Service Certified (QSC). Ennis is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 10,000 members. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Ennis has received the President's Award, 5 Star Circle Award, Captain of Industry Award and REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. A man of service, he has been a Deacon in his church for 18 years and is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on houses all across the nation. Above all else, Ennis is a dedicated husband to his wife Wanda of 24 years, father of three, and grandfather of nine.

READY, SET GO! Step 5 - How to Obtain a Loan

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/09/2020-12/09/2020

Instructor: Ennis Antoine

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/09/2020

Wed

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description
This course will show the attendees how to navigate through the mortgage process from application to closing.

**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

Ennis Antoine, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MBA, SRES

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker with Better Homes in Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. Today, Ennis is the Team Leader for his office of over 232 agents. Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75 hour sales pre-license course and post license courses to new agents across the state of Georgia. He has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is Quality Service Certified (QSC). Ennis is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 10,000 members. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Ennis has received the President's Award, 5 Star Circle Award, Captain of Industry Award and REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. A man of service, he has been a Deacon in his church for 18 years and is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on houses all across the nation. Above all else, Ennis is a dedicated husband to his wife Wanda of 24 years, father of three, and grandfather of nine.

READY, SET, GO! Step 6 - Negotiation Strategies

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/09/2020-12/09/2020

Instructor: Ennis Antoine

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/09/2020

Wed

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description
This course provides negotiation strategies that enable the student to achieve mutually satisfying results rather than haggling over issues that can derail transactions. Through highly-interactive participation and role playing activities this course will help develop techniques to successfully negotiate with all the parties in a transaction, including clients, other agents and service providers.

**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

Ennis Antoine, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MBA, SRES

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker with Better Homes in Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. Today, Ennis is the Team Leader for his office of over 232 agents. Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75 hour sales pre-license course and post license courses to new agents across the state of Georgia. He has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is Quality Service Certified (QSC). Ennis is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 10,000 members. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Ennis has received the President's Award, 5 Star Circle Award, Captain of Industry Award and REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. A man of service, he has been a Deacon in his church for 18 years and is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on houses all across the nation. Above all else, Ennis is a dedicated husband to his wife Wanda of 24 years, father of three, and grandfather of nine.

READY, SET, GO! Step 7 - Georgia License Law

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/10/2020-12/10/2020

Instructor: Ennis Antoine

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/10/2020

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description
In this course, the students will examine Georgia's real estate license law and how it governs the licensing and conduct of real estate professionals. This course provides an overview of the role, structure, responsibilities and duties of the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

This class meets the GREC 3-hour mandated license law requirement for real estate license renewal. 

**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

Ennis Antoine, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MBA, SRES

Ennis Antoine is a leader and professional REALTOR® who combines his passion for the real estate industry with his unrelenting commitment to continuing education and the REALTOR® organization. Ennis started his career in 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana, before transferring to Atlanta, Georgia as an associate broker with Better Homes in Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers. Today, Ennis is the Team Leader for his office of over 232 agents. Ennis is a certified real estate instructor, teaching the 75 hour sales pre-license course and post license courses to new agents across the state of Georgia. He has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and is Quality Service Certified (QSC). Ennis is currently serving as the 2015 President of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, the largest REALTOR® association in Georgia with over 10,000 members. Ennis has served in numerous leadership roles within the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). He is a graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy and was recently inducted into the prestigious NAR REALTORS® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame. Ennis has received the President's Award, 5 Star Circle Award, Captain of Industry Award and REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Atlanta REALTORS® Association. A man of service, he has been a Deacon in his church for 18 years and is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity, working on houses all across the nation. Above all else, Ennis is a dedicated husband to his wife Wanda of 24 years, father of three, and grandfather of nine.

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.