This course will help you to identify issues and factors that influence older adult’s decisions to buy or sell a home. Learn how household composition impacts things such as retirement plans and living arrangements to better serve clients in this stage of life. Finally, we will review the various tax issues that may impact clients over 50 years of age.
Real Estate Market Trends 2 Hours
Thursday, August 10 | 11a - 1p CT
Gain the confidence to explain macro-economic factors at a local level. This course will interpret national economic data and how it affects your local real estate on a residential and commercial level. We will help you to understand regional and state trends, as well as discover ways that you can better explain things to clients like new construction vs existing home sales statistics.
Talk Nerdy to Me 3 Hours
Monday, August 14 | 9a - 12p CT
There are thousands of market forces at play in determining the value of a single piece of real estate. This course explores theories behind why the market reacts the way it does and why buyers and sellers make certain decisions. The agent will gain knowledge of how the rise and fall of interest rates can cause a drastic effect on home prices as well as home demand. This course will explore the tragedy of the commons in determining whether a decision is in the best interest of a single person or for the entire community. Finally, we will suggest strategies to help clients reach an agreement with their counterpart in a negotiation.
Fair Housing 3 Hours
Monday, August 14 | 12:30p - 3:30p CT
Upon completion of this course, the agent will understand the importance and history of Federal Fair Housing and be able to identify protected classes under the Fair Housing Law. This course will review the various Fair Housing Exemptions and discuss how the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enforces the Federal Fair Housing Act. Finally, we will explore previous Fair Housing violations and discuss ways to avoid these violations in the future.
Property Management 3 Hours
Wednesday, August 23 | 9a - 12p CT
This course will review the roles of both a residential and a commercial property manager and the differences between them. We will review the best practices in tenant relations to improve the agent’s leasing success. Finally, this course will expand on the importance of the property manager’s responsibility to account for funds received and disbursed in the transaction.
Credit Scoring 3 Hours
Wednesday, August 23 | 12:30p - 3:30p CT
Every agent should know how to properly read a credit report. This course will identify the differences and similarities between the three credit reporting agencies to know what is included and excluded in a free credit report. We will also review how to spot errors on a credit report and who to contact to get those errors corrected. Finally, we will investigate the truth behind many credit myths agents and borrowers have such as, “why all debt is not treated equal” and “closing old accounts will help my credit score.”
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