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.
Mon., December 12 | 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.
Mon., December 12 | 1230p - 330p 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.”
Estate Planning + Taxes
Tue., December 20 | 9a-12p CT
Learn more about financial decisions that may influence your client’s decision to buy or sell a home. This course will explore the many ways retirement plans can impact housing choices for older adults. We will review how the transfer of property works through a will, probate, or succession. Finally, you will learn how to manage potential legal liabilities and avoid conflicts of interest in your real estate transactions.
Talk Nerdy to Me
Tue., December 20 | 1230p - 330p 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.
Real Estate Market Trends
Thurs., December 22 | 9a-11a 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.
Follow the Money
Thurs., December 22 | 11a-1p CT
The basics of real estate financing can seem complicated and confusing. But, it doesn't have to be! Learn how loan payments are calculated, how incomes and ratios are used, and how to qualify buyers for some of the most common types of loans. Understand how to use escrow accounts, distinguish between conventional qualifying ratios and VA eligibility periods.
Everything About Insurance
Thurs., December 22 | 130p-330p CT
This course will identify the most common errors and omissions claims filed against real estate agents and ways to avoid these mistakes. We will review the benefits, and protections for the agent, of a broad liability umbrella policy. Furthermore, we will distinguish between what accidents and perils are covered and not covered in various policies.
Real Estate Fundamentals
Mon., December 26 | 9a-12p CT
Get back to the basics of real estate. This course will familiarize you with the common issues facing agents today, such as: speed of the sale, managing multiple offers, and inspection issues. We will cover the preapproval process and offer questions to ask when representing your buyers and sellers.
Let's Talk Flood
Mon., December 26 | 1230p-330p CT
Learn actionable techniques and best practices on how to protect your buyers in purchasing a previously flooded home. This session will explore how flooding and flood insurance plays a role in the value of a property while also covering the important features of the NFIP policy. Finally, we will discuss tips every agent needs to know on listing and promoting previously flooded homes.
Tue., December 27 | 130p - 330p CT
This course will give an overview of buyer statistics to help the agent better understand the market. We will cover the Buying Process and ways the agent can improve the experience for both the buyer and themselves. Upon completion of this course, the agent will be able to determine what buyers want and how to get them into the home of their dreams.
7 Deadly Sins of Pricing Property
Wed., December 28 | 9a-12p CT
In today’s market, failing to price property correctly can cost your seller thousands. This course will help you to determine what adjustments can be made to solidify your asking price and get the most value out of your listing. We will develop a list of questions to ask sellers while touring the property and identify fact versus influence when talking to appraisers. Finally, we will cover the importance of price range search in portals like Zillow, Realtor.com, and IDX feed.
Wed., December 28 | 1230p - 230p CT
This course will explore the demographics of today’s sellers so that the agent can better understand their clients who may be looking to sell. This course will allow the agent to become familiar with the market and seller attitudes toward the market. We will also examine the types and contents of a listing agreement and the process in place when listing a property. Upon completion of this course, the agent will understand the value and benefit to the seller that pricing a property can bring.
Code of Ethics
Fri., December 30 | 9a-12p CT
This course meets the standards for the 2022 NAR® Code of Ethics Requirement – Cycle Seven. This course will review the history of the Code of Ethics as it relates to its origins, its influence on state licensing laws and its establishment of arbitration as the monetary dispute resolution process between REALTORS®. Finally, we will apply the REALTOR® Code of Ethics Articles to everyday real estate practices.
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