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What Life Can You Afford? Money Management for 1099s | Part 2

Class Time: Daytime

Highwoods Members Registration: 0.00

Non-Member | Standard Registration: 100.00

Location: Monarch Plaza

Duration: 09/18/2019-09/18/2019

Instructor: Ed Riggins

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/18/2019

Wed

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

How you establish an appropriate standard of living when you don't have a steady salary? How big a house should you buy? Can you afford private school for your kids? When will you be able to retire? This course provides a framework for answering these and other important financial and lifestyle questions.

Click here to watch an overview of the course.

Please Note: This class is held at the Monarch Plaza in Training Room #115. First floor near the management office.

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

Instructor Bio

Ed Riggins, SIOR, CCIM | Riggo & Company

Known simply as "Riggo" to the thousands who have laughed and learned while attending his programs, Ed Riggins has had a career that proves you can enjoy serious success without taking it all too seriously. He learned from doing stand-up comedy that if you want to find the truth, look for the funny. He learned from improv comedy to find the natural flow and go with it. Before becoming a national top producer, being named "Who's Who of Commercial Real Estate" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and recognized as a "Power Broker" by Costar, Riggo mowed lawns, customized cars, drove a forklift, and was a small engine mechanic, on his way to becoming a first- generation college graduate. Ed is among less than 1% of practitioners nationally to have earned both the SIOR and CCIM designations. More info »

REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training

Class Time: Daytime

ARA Member | Standard Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Standard Registration: 59.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/18/2019-09/18/2019

Instructor: Karen Hatcher

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/18/2019

Wed

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Description

This course satisfies the NAR Biennial 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 two-year cycle. The current two-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2020

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.

Instructor Bio

Karen Hatcher

Driven to succeed and motivated to win, while giving back to the community, Karen ‘reigns’ supreme.<

A seasoned investor and property management expert, Karen intimately understands real estate in Atlanta. With a B.A. in Finance and an MBA in Real Estate, Karen possesses the experience and know how necessary to provide every Sovereign customer with unparalleled customer service. She calls upon her analytical skills and unique background to fully analyze each and every property, in an effort to maximize revenue potential for her clients. Karen also works to ensure all rentals meet her stringent standards, in turn keeping vacancy rates low and stabilizing income sources for her clients.

When Karen isn‘t talking real estate, she’s a busy wife and mother. If she‘s not out for dinner at one of Atlanta’s hottest up and coming restaurants, she traveling and spending time with her family. She also tries to make time for her favorite guilty pleasure, watching "The Real Housewives."

Without Buyers, There Are No Closings!

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/19/2019-09/19/2019

Instructor: Joe Kennedy

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/19/2019

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

You will understand the needs of today's buyers; markets for finding qualified buyers; and, identifying your level of buyer services.

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

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.

Committed Buyers Equal Commission Checks!

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/19/2019-09/19/2019

Instructor: Joe Kennedy

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/19/2019

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

>You will understand comparing and contrasting dating versus engagement the buyer counseling session; demonstrating the value of your buyer agency services; and managing and positioning the buyer's offer.

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

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.

Blissful to Busted: An Approved GREC License Law & Rules Class

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/20/2019-09/20/2019

Instructor: Joe Kennedy

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/20/2019

Fri

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This course covers the mandatory topics required by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for all licensees renewing their licenses after July 1, 2016. Focus is on those areas causing the greatest deal of confusion about the law and those resulting in the largest number of violations.

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

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.

2019 GAR Contracts - What You Don't Know May Be Costly!

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/20/2019-09/20/2019

Instructor: Joe Kennedy

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/20/2019

Fri

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

You will understand the importance of writing enforceable contracts in order to get paid; writing special stipulations; the proper use and management of exhibits; the counter-offer form; and the termination and release process.

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

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.

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

Class Time: Daytime

Standard Registration: 25.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/24/2019-09/24/2019

Instructor: Kenneth Igwe

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/24/2019

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.

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.

Fundamentals of Apartment & Commercial Mortgage Underwriting

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/26/2019-09/26/2019

Instructor: Rick Girgis

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/26/2019

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

At this event you will learn:

  1. Acceptable CAP rates to arrive at a buyer's perspective on apartment valuation regardless of asking price;
  2. Buyer's apartment valuations should use the audited NOI & accepted CAP rate to appraisal standards to value property.
  3. Liquid asset requirements to purchase with institutional funds;
  4. Types of lending institutions funding apartments (including syndication financing) and the interest rates offered from Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac & HUD to Non-agency and Private Funds, and these lending intuition's standards for good, fair and poor;
  5. Leveraging dynamics, lending standards for debt service coverage ratios (DSR) for apartment buildings; and most importantly
  6. Return on Investment ROI & Cash on Cash Return short & simplified calculations.

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

Instructor Bio

Rick Girgis

Rick Girgis is licensed loan officer, non-delegated underwriter, private fund manager, and the Principle Consultant of Equitable Consulting Mortgage Corporation, since 1999; a fully licensed residential, multifamily and commercial mortgage company & consultancy.

SAFE: Security Against Forced Encounters

Class Time: Daytime

Members | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Members | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/30/2019-09/30/2019

Instructor: Bob McDaniel

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/30/2019

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Class Description

SAFE is a program dedicated to teaching everyone awareness, survival, evasion, resistance and escape techniques used by experts in live situations. The SAFE techniques can be customized to the individual or an organization's needs. They are simple yet extraordinarily effective. The method of instruction is interactive, demonstrative and requires participation. SAFE was created to give virtually everyone a fighting chance to identify a threatening situation, surprise, temporarily disable or escape from an assailant or eminent danger.

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

Instructor Bio

Bob McDaniel

Mr. McDaniel, an Ex-Marine has over 35 years of combined Law Enforcement, Military and Contract Security experience. He has a Black Belt in Judo, as well as a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts. He is skilled in Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape. Bob specializes in take down and control, joint manipulation, weapon retention and defensive and offensive knife fighting.

Lions, Tigers, Ethics... Oh My!

Class Time: Daytime

ARA Member: FREE! | $25 Deposit: 25.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 10/02/2019-10/02/2019

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

10/02/2019

Wed

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Class Description

FREE to ARA Members! $25 deposit, refunded if cancelled within 48 hours or with attendance.

This course satisfies the NAR Biennial 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 two-year cycle. The current two-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2020.

In day-to-day practice of real estate, REALTORS® are required to make decisions that involve ethical reasoning. This course provides a foundation of ethical principles and behavior upon which a better understanding of the NAR Code of Ethics can be understood and woven into daily business practices. Case studies will be used to review real transactions. Through class discussion, you will determine whether the actions were appropriate and best ways to prevent the situation where there is a violation.

*Please note, this class is residential-oriented.

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

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.