Real Estate Continuing Education Online

Individual CE Courses - Group 1

Continuing Education 

The Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) requires that all agents complete at least thirty-six hours (36) of approved continuing education courses during each four year renewal period.  The 36 hours must include a 3 hour License Law Course.

Georgia License Law course – $ 29.00

3 Hours of Continuing Education

This course satisfies the three-hour continuing education requirement for real estate laws. You will review topics pertaining to trust accounts, unfair trade practices, and brokerage relationships. The course includes instructional videos, reading comprehension quizzes, and key point reviews to reinforce important law concepts.

Key Points:

  • Study anytime, anywhere you have access to the Internet
  • Satisfies your three-hour law requirement
  • Review essential laws affecting the real estate industry

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Everyday Ethics in Real Estate v2.1 – $ 39.00

6 Hours of Continuing Education

This 6-hour, online course is part of a series of ethics courses and reflects the latest information from the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This title meets NAR’s ethics training requirement for new and continuing members. It features rules to apply when determining an ethical decision and offers an in-depth discussion of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)’s Code of Ethics, articles of the Code and Standards of Practice, plus enforcement of the Code of Ethics. Your students will gain greater insight into the responsibilities and duties required of REALTORS® and recommended sanctions for violations of the Code.

CONTENTS: Ethics in Today’s World • Ethics and the Real Estate Professional • National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics • Enforcement of the NAR Code of Ethics • Ethical Challenges Today

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Advocating for Short Sale Clients – $19.00

3 Hours of Continuing Education

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 handling the transaction, you need to adjust accordingly.  

This course teaches:

  • How to interact with short sale sellers and help them through a tough process while diligently advocating on their behalf
  • How to figure out an appropriate listing price
  • How to negotiate with the lender’s representative
  • How to sort through debt settlement terminology and carry the transaction through to closing
  • How to interact with short sale buyers and help them through a tough process while diligently advocating on their behalf
  • How to take additional cautions, considerations and fraud prevention tactics when advocating on behalf of these deal seeking buyers

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Breaking Barriers – $19.00

3 Hours of Continuing Education 

Fair Housing law presents an ever-changing landscape as new forms of discrimination reach legislative awareness. Licensees have a responsibility to stay informed to ensure compliance with federal, state and local fair housing laws.

This course reviews the evolution of fair housing law and look at new and proposed fair housing protections.

Course Highlights:

  • An analysis of the benefits of fair housing compliance
  • A review of regulatory changes relating to fair housing
  • A primer on how to ensure fair housing compliance in advertising
  • How sexual orientation and criminal record screening apply to fair housing
  • Two proposed additions to the list of seven federally protected classes
  • A deep look at the protected class most often names in fair housing complaints: Disability
  • How service animals, emotional support animals, hoarding, drug addiction, obesity, smoking and alcoholism relate to fair housing

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     Buyer Representation in Real Estate V5.1 – $40.00 

    6 Hours of Continuing Education

    This course offers a great introduction for buyer agents. In this course you will learn the legal and technical aspects of buyer representation, including such things as due diligence and fiduciary duties. You will explore the exposure you have when representing buyers and how a good risk management plan can help protect you and your clients. The online course includes interactive exercises and features unit exam questions.

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    Diversity: Your Kaleidoscope of Clients – $19.00

    3 Hours of Continuing Education 

    The real estate market reflects the diverse population in the U.S., and the successful real estate professional understands and adapts to diverse client needs.

    This course will enable you to serve your clients in a nondiscriminatory manner and help them understand fair housing protections that may apply.

    Course highlights:

    • The newest fair housing guidelines relating to criminal background screening, reasonable accommodation for assistance animals and hoarding
    • A look at the socioeconomic impact of discriminatory practices in housing
    • An online test to check you own inherent bias
    • A look at the court case that led to sexual orientation and gender identity being afforded federal fair housing protection
    • Resources that will help you identify and better serve the diverse populations within your market place
    • Two proposed additions to the seven federally protected classes

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    Essentials of Technology and Data Security – $29.00

    3 Hours of Continuing Education  

    Learn how to practically apply data security and law to your brokerage with this online course.

    In this course, you will learn why it’s critical to protect client and company data, including the primary federal laws that govern data security and privacy. You will also learn about proper data destruction, how data breaches occur, five key principles of a sound data security policy, and FBI recommendations for preventing cybercrime. By the conclusion of the course, you will be able to apply your knowledge to practical application case studies and have a clear understanding of what your brokerage’s policies and procedures should be regarding data security and privacy.

    Key Benefits:

    • Comply with data security and privacy laws
    • Be able to form sound brokerage policies and procedures around data security and privacy
    • Learn through reading, instructional videos, and practical application exercises

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    Foundations of Real Estate Finance – $35.00

    6 Hours of Continuing Education

    Financing is integral to real estate transactions, and the more you know about how buyers qualify, the better you’ll be able to help both buyers and sellers in your practice.

    Course highlights include:

    • Roles and regulations of FNMA, GNMA, FHLMC, FHA, and VA
    • Affordability Worksheet, to assist clients in calculating their maximum affordable purchase price
    • Homebuyer Do’s and Don’ts
    • Calculating LTV, front-end and back-end ratios, and monthly mortgage payments
    • Details and qualification requirements for several popular financing options

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    Fair Housing – $39.00

    6 Hours of Continuing Education  

    Establish smart business practices that comply with fair housing laws.

    As a real estate professional, you must contend with ever-increasing regulations. Although the Federal Fair Housing Act has been in force for more than 50 years, the way it is applied to everyday real estate continues to evolve. Learn what you need to know to make sure you are following the law. This course applies the law to today’s marketplace, including fair housing issues commonly found in advertising. This course provides a new look at prohibited conduct and offers some practical applications to help keep you in compliance.

    Key Benefits:

    • Case studies throughout the course demonstrate real-world applications of fair housing laws and regulations
    • Key terms and a glossary highlight essential vocabulary and provide a handy reference to specific terms
    • References to useful Web sites and other resources help you find additional information on specific topics
    • Reinforce what you learn with interactive exercises, quick quizzes, and end-of-unit exams

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    Foreclosures, Short Sales, and REOs: Tools for Success in Today’s Market v3.0 – $39.00

    6 Hours of Continuing Education  

    Learn necessary information to be a successful real estate professional.

    In this course, you will review both the judicial and non-judicial foreclosure processes along with rights of redemption and foreclosure timelines. You will learn the pertinent forms used in short sale and REO proceedings, including key terms and definitions of the foreclosure business.
    This course can guide you to success by helping you identify and market a short sale property and teaching you the right person to connect with at the lender. Whether you just need to sharpen your distressed property skills or are jumping in for the first time, this course is made for you.

    Key Benefits:

    • Access your online course on your schedule, any time it is convenient for you
    • Review both the judicial and non-judicial foreclosure processes
    • Understand how to identify and market a short sale property
    • Learn the right person to contact at the lender

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    Houses – Buy, Fix, Sell – $39.00

    4 Hours of Continuing Education

    Learn how to evaluate renovation options to determine if a house will be a money maker or a money taker.This course takes you through the process of buying a distressed property, fixing it up, and selling it for profit.

    You’ll first look at ways to structure the acquisition, whether representing the buyer, the seller, or themselves. Next, you’ll determine how to analyze the property’s needs and costs. Comparing the costs and returns from renovating bedrooms, baths, kitchens, and more, will help investors put their money in the right place. Also learn how to put together pricing models, accurate construction timelines, and a profitable exit strategy. With a solid plan in place, buyers can lessen their risks and realize a greater profit by avoiding coal and discovering diamonds in the rough.

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    Keeping it Honest: Understanding Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud – $19.00

    3 Hours of Continuing Education 

    Real Estate is not stranger to the white-collar criminal, as fraud has become a major issue in the industry. Many lawbreakers use real estate as a vehicle to steal the life savings of unsuspecting homeowners and defraud lenders out of million dollars for their own gain. Federal, state and local governments have taken steps to combat real estate fraud but it remains a major problem AND you need to have a solid understanding to ensure you are able to shield your clients and yourself from being defrauded and unknowingly committing fraud.    

    This course has been updated to discuss the latest fraudulent schemes and explain recent government initiatives aimed at stopping fraud and protecting consumers.

    Course highlights:

    • An overview of fraud and its impact on the real estate industry
    • An examination of the newest and most prevalent types of fraudulent schemes
    • A detailed description of red flag behaviors that suggest someone is engaging in fraud
    • Recommendations on how to report fraudulent or suspected fraudulent activities to the proper authorities
    • An analysis of key government initiatives aimed at stopping fraud and protecting consumers

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    Marketing, Advertising and Social Media Compliance – $19.00 

    3 Hours of Continuing Education 

    The internet is full of promotional opportunities. Whether it’s a post on Facebook or a tweet linking to your new listing, a status update on LinkedIn, a virtual home tour on YouTube, or photo collage on Pinterest, you can easily promote your professionalism, highlight your expertise, increase your connections, and showcase your listings. Or you can fall flat on your face.

    This course shows how to use the unique advertising and marketing opportunities available online to better serve your clients and customers, and further promote your own brand.

    Course highlights include:

    • How consumers—and agents and agencies—are using social media and how this is impacting the real estate industry
    • How to use various social media platforms—including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest—to promote your business and better serve your clients and customers
    • How various social media platforms differ and how to select the ones that are best for you and your needs
    • Tips for creating an online marketing strategy
    • Legal and ethical issues surrounding online marketing
    • Copyright law, trademarks, and public domain content
    • Tips for avoiding common social media missteps.
    • Activities and scenarios to provide real-world context for course content

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    Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model OnDemand – $29.00

    4 Hours of Continuing Education

    Strategies and tips for working with Millennials.
    This course examines the factors driving today’s real estate market. This course will take you beyond the newspaper headlines to illustrate how the former driving factors of real estate no longer apply, as millennial buyers outpace baby boomers (previously the largest real estate buyer group). You will learn how millennials. today’s largest real estate market, buy, sell, rent, strategize, and communicate. Learn how you can better serve this new leading population of clients.

    This course will challenge past approaches to working with clients and illustrate successful approaches to working with today’s buyers and sellers. Get insight into how to educate yourself about millennials, specific preferences and how builders and the real estate industry are responding to them.

    You will explore essential expectations and patterns so you can refine and re-tool and your knowledge and practices, as well as your branding and image to reflect an understanding of the new real estate model. This course focuses on increasing your ability to work effectively and productively with millennials to achieve their real estate goals, as well as yours!

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    Personal Safety – $19.00

    3 Hours of Continuing Education 

    Attacks on real estate professional have made headlines at an alarmingly more frequent rate in recent years. While the newsprint is still wet and the internet is on fire with these shocking stories, everyone vows to do better and the topic of safety is pushed to the front of training schedules – but then complacency sets in one again. That is something criminals count on.

    This course reviews studies and statistics that are somewhat unique to the real estate profession, and the methods and practices that best promote personal safety.

    Course highlights:

    • Key findings from crime statistics and studied that challenge preconceived notions
    • Risk factors and vulnerabilities that are mostly unique to real estate professionals
    • Review of select case studies to illustrate how criminals create opportunities for crime
    • Honing your early warning system and trusting when something feel “off”
    • Best practices and procedures to adopt, providing a consistent system used with everyone

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    Preparing a Market Analysis: Best Practices – $19.00

    3 Hours of Continuing Education 

    Perhaps no task is more important than preparing a professional comparative market analysis. Whether for a buyer or seller, the CMA when properly done, can mean thousands of dollars in their pockets and make a difference between a successful sale and an unsuccessful fail. Because it is such a well-worn tool, it’s tempting for a licensee to get complacent with the CMA and “phone it in”.  Do not be that licensee!

    This 3-hour course covers the how-tos of a professionally researched and presented comparative market analysis.

    Course highlights:

    • The three-step approach to market analyses: the market, the property and the numbers
    • Sources for subject property data and market data
    • Using expired and active listings in inform pricing strategy
    • How to prioritize criteria when selecting comparables
    • How to adjust and homogenize selected comparables
    • How to weight selected comparables when selecting a list price range

     

    Property Management and Managing Risk v5.0 – $39.00 

    6 Hours of Continuing Education

    This popular title provides an up-to-date introduction to property management with a practical focus on how to comply with regulations and avoid liability. The features include “Liability Alerts” that offer suggestions for avoiding liability from both owners and tenants, as well as case studies, key terms, learning objectives, review questions, and review questions with answer rationales.

     

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    Protecting Elders from Real Estate Scams Online Video Course v1.0 – $29.00 

    4 Hours of Continuing  Ecducation

    Learn to protect some of America’s most vulnerable citizens with this immersive video course.

    The law recognizes that elders are susceptible to financial abuse and fraud. Real estate licensees are uniquely positioned to help protect these vulnerable individuals from being preyed upon. This online video course gives you the knowledge of the most common types of elder scams and how you can help elders to take steps to prevent abuse. Video instructors describe how and to whom to report suspected elder financial abuse. Through education, knowledge, and awareness, you can contribute to safeguarding the interests of your clients and other consumers in the marketplace.

    Key Benefits:

    • Learn about common scams that target the elderly
    • Learn to recognize the warning signs of financial abuse, so you can prevent further damage
    • Understand what you can do to help

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    Real Estate Contracts: Essentials and Beyond – $29.00 

    3 Hours of Continuing Education

    Avoid common pitfalls of real estate contracts with this course.

    This continuing education course covers the essential elements of a contract and lease. Explore the fundamentals of preparing a sales contract, including financing and contingencies, as well as amendments, addenda, and defaults. This course also concludes with common contract mistakes and examples of what to look for to avoid common pitfalls.

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    Real Estate Finance and Tax Issues v7.0 – $59.00

    12 Hours of Continuing Education 

    In a time of financial restructuring and changing tax policy, Real Estate Finance and Tax Issues offers an invaluable resource for real estate professionals practicing in several different fields. From the restructuring of government organizations like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, this course takes the pulse of the current financial environment and explains it with clear language and advanced educational concepts. You will receive a thorough background on basic tax issues, calculations, and formulas in order to better assist your clients on tax-related questions and issues.

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    Real Estate and Taxes: What Every Agent Should Know v7.0 – $39.00

    6 Hours of Continuing Education

    The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 was the single largest change in tax law since 1986! This title has been thoroughly updated to include these new real estate tax provisions. It deciphers current tax laws and illustrates how the changes impact real estate owners, sellers, and investors. You will receive a background on basic tax concepts and learn to apply current calculations and formulas to better support clients. Examples and case studies offer additional practice for the material covered.

     

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    Real Estate Finance Today v9.0 – $39.00

    6 Hours of Continuing Education

    In a changing financial landscape with new real estate reporting requirements, the latest version of Real Estate Finance Today offers an invaluable resource for real estate professionals practicing in several different fields. From new developments in collateralized mortgage obligations, to flood insurance requirements, to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures, this course takes the pulse of the current financial environment and explains it with clear language and advanced educational concepts. Key terms, case studies, chapter quizzes, and financial appendices make this the best resource for staying up-to-speed in today’s fast-moving real estate economy.

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    Red Flags: Property Inspection Guide v5.0 – $39.00

    6 Hours of Continuing Education

    Recent legislation has directed you with the responsibility of inspecting properties for “red flags” – especially an extreme issue such as asbestos or mold. Brokers and agents who understand and comply with their state’s disclosure laws stand a better chance of avoiding legal liability or a sale falling through.

    Limit your personal risk by being better informed of what to look for and how to correctly respond to the finding.

    Topics include:

    • What Are They and What Causes Them?
    • Observing Red Flags Outside of the House
    • Observing Red Flags Inside of the House
    • Red Flags Associated with Environmental Hazards and Hazardous Materials

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    Repurposing Property: Friend, Foe, or the American Dream? v1.0 – $29.00

    4 Hours of Continuing Education 

    Learn about this growing real estate trend!

    Explore many untapped property opportunities for you and your buyers and sellers and the enormous impact of successful repurposing projects on your neighborhoods and communities. This course will help you master concepts necessary to develop and act as an agent in repurposing housing and commercial space. You will discover new ideas, programs, and opportunities that apply throughout the country, whether in urban, suburban, or rural areas, and for projects big and small. In addition to providing resources for further research, this course gives you strategies for bringing the right people together to make these projects possible and for obtaining community support that will result in successful projects that benefit all.

    Key Points:

    • Understand the value of properties that others view as undesirable
    • Review challenges, restrictions, and opportunities in various real estate markets
    • Learn strategies to bring key people together to make these projects possible

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    Residential Property Management Essentials – $ 19.00

    3 Hours of Continuing Education

    For many real estate professionals, property management is a natural extension of their expertise. Whether you’re thinking about taking on your first property or looking to grow your property management business, this is a niche business requiring specialized skills and knowledge.

    Explore the role of the property manager, common tenant issues, and federal laws.

    Course highlights include:

    • Property management contracts
    • Property types and evaluating factors
    • Tips for building a successful working relationship with property owners
    • Landlord and tenant obligations
    • Tips for screening and retaining tenants
    • Informal rental agreements and the risks involved
    • How to deal with delinquent tenants
    • Fair housing guidelines and exemptions

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    Risk Management v5.0 – $39.00

    6 Hours of Continuing Education

    This course provides the essentials on risk management that every sales professional must know to avoid legal problems and provides an action plan for minimizing liability. What’s the difference between active fraud and negligence? What’s the nitty-gritty on dual agency? What are reasonable accommodations, and who determines when they’re required? Risk Management provides in-depth, detailed answers to these questions and many more, backed up with real-word examples and end-of-unit case studies. Online access to course materials allows you to meet your continuing education requirements when and where you please.

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    Road Map to Success – Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals – $25.00

    4 Hours of Continuing Education 

    More than 80% of real estate licensees leave the business within the first two years, primarily due to a lack of understanding of what it takes to succeed. Of those who stay, very few earn a lucrative living at it. Do not be that licensee. Whether you are just launching your business or you think it is time to re-calibrate, this course will give you the tools to build your career on a solid foundation, one that lets you know what you need to do today, this week, this month, this quarter and this year to execute your well-considered business plan.

    This course will show you how to take stock, create a vision and gather the tools necessary to achieve that vision so you can create a professional, exemplary, referral-driven business that serves clients needs and exceeds client expectations.

    Course highlights:

    • A Business Plan Worksheet that will help you reflect on accomplishments and focus on goals for the future
    • Helpful ideas for defining one’s real estate business, vision statement and mission statement
    • Details about identifying strengths and weaknesses, and setting realistic, attainable goals
    • An editable, customizable Business Plan Template
    • How to calculate the action steps needed to achieve productivity goals    

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    Scams, Scoundrels, and Real Estate Stings – $39.00

    6 Hours of Continuing Education

    Become an invaluable resource to your client and the industry by learning how to spot scammers at the first sniff of trouble. This course takes you, one crime at a time, on the journey of sleuthing the facts, recognizing who is liable, assessing the consequences, and revealing the resources that will help you avoid the dark side of the industry today.

    You’ll learn how scams hurt your reputation and the liability that comes with being associated with a real estate scam. From flopping to straw buyers to Internet fraud, it’s all explored here.

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    Selling to Your Sphere of Influence – $19.00

    3 Hours of Continuing Education 

    While most real estate agents agree that referrals are fundamental to success, the majority of agents are still beating the streets in hopes of attracting business from strangers. The Sphere of Influence approach to building your real estate business is based on nurturing relationships within your circle of friends, family, past clients, neighbors and acquaintances.

    This course helps you turn your acquaintances into your biggest advocates through respectful, non-intrusive methods.

    Course highlights:

    • Tips to ensure you are presenting a professional, enthusiastic image to your Sphere of Influence
    • Suggestions on planning and implementing an ongoing SOI strategy
    • Strategies on building and maintaining a contact database
    • Ideas you can use in writing effective reconnection letters
    • Things to keep in mind when pursuing and accepting referrals from family and friends

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      Solving the Down Payment Dilemma Online Video Course – $29.00

      3 Hours of Continuing Education

      Learn how to overcome one of the biggest home buying hurtles!

      How can you help more people realize the dream of owning a home? By solving the downpayment dilemma. In this course, you will explore the concepts and innovative programs that make that dream come true. This course explores how to crowdfund a downpayment, how to qualify for state and federal low downpayment programs, as well as how to find and reach customers—whether millennials with high student loan debt or newlyweds looking to improve their credit scores—who need downpayment assistance.

      Key Benefits:

      • Understand the needs of consumers young and old and how to navigate the needs and wants of millennials and baby boomers
      • Learn about federal and state programs that offer downpayment assistance
      • Discover how to use crowdfunding to earn downpayment funding
      • Analyze the home search process and categories of consumers in the market

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      Technology Tools, Trends and Risk Management – $19.00

      3 Hours of Continuing Education 

      Technology is a tool. Used wisely, it can free up time usually spent on mundane tasks to allow licensees to work at a higher touch level and a higher level of client service. Used poorly, it can alienate clients and even put them and the agent’s reputation at risk.

      Clients and prospective clients are using it. They want their real estate professional to be accessible and tech-savvy on their behalf. The real industry is changing and technology is a big driver of that change.  

      This course helps real estate professionals make technology the servant, not the master, and reinforces the putting client relationships first in the push to provide cutting edge tools and services.

      Course highlights:

      • An overview of technology tools to enhance service to sellers, including drones, live streaming, single-property sites and speaking photos and ways to minimize risks involved in their use
      • How to use technology to secure buyer representation agreements, assist buyers with financing qualifications, and pre-showing data to help them make informed purchasing and financing decisions
      • Technological advances in transaction management, including document sharing, electronic signatures, cloud storage, and photo, document and email organization software and identify risk management safeguards for online data storage and transaction management
      • How to keep online data secure
      • Technology tools real estate licensees can use now to provide enhanced client service, and emerging trends to watch for  

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      Title and Escrow: Two Families, One Transaction – $25.00

      4 Hours of Continuing Education 

      In a race, you do not finish unless you cross the finish line. A real estate transaction can be similar. All the hard work, the showings, the negotiations, the contracts and the communications are all part of the race. The final step, finish line, comes at the closing. The signing of all the documents and transferring of ownership from one person to another comes at the finish line.

      This course highlights:

      • Details that will help you protect ownership rights and understand liens, encumbrances and title insurance
      • A list of the four basic rights of owning and possessing property and explanations of how these rights impact property owners
      • Characteristics of a valid deed and descriptions of grant deeds, warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, tax deeds, gift deeds and deeds in lieu of foreclosure
      • Items included on a full title report, an ownership and encumbrance property report, a legal and vesting report, and a land title report
      • Details about items covered by the lender’s title insurance policy and those covered by the borrower’s title policy
      • An explanation of the contents of the HUD-1 Settlement Statement   

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      The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? OnDemand course v1.0 – $29.00

      4 Hours of Continuing Education

      What’s all the hype about?

      Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces.

      This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

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      The Truth About Mold v3.1 – $29.00

      6 Hours of Continuing Education 

      In this course you will explore the impact of mold on the real estate industry. You will receive practical information on remediation, effects on residential insurance, liability issues, sampling and testing kits, health effects of mold, relevant court case law, relevant state and federal laws and regulations, and the differences between mold and other environmental red flags.

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      Twenty Cost-Effective Home Improvements Online Video Course v1.0 – $29.00

      4 Hours of Continuing Education 

      Discover the most valuable improvements homeowners can make to increase the value of their homes. This online video course employs the latest national data to calculate the 20 home upgrades that provide the greatest return on investment. Including internal improvements like kitchen remodels, outdoor improvements like deck additions, and energy-saving improvements like window replacements, this course explores the home improvement process from all angles to reach some surprising conclusions about cost and value. With an extended discussion of financing and environmental factors, this course will allow you to advise your clients on how to make wise choices that positively impact the resale value of their homes.

      Key Benefits:

      • Learn how to add value to a home and increase revenue
      • Explore which improvements your clients should complete before listing a property
      • Increase your commission by helping your clients to add value

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      Understanding 1031 Tax-Free Exchanges – $40.00

      6 Hours of Continuing Education 

      The exchange of certain types of property may defer the recognition of capital gains or losses due upon sale, and hence defer any capital gains taxes otherwise due. This CE course explores the history, evolution, rules, and forms of the strategy used to defer tax liability until a later date; it includes real‐life calculation examples. Loaded with real‐life examples and calculations, the course is perfect for both salespersons and brokers. Agents will learn the vocabulary and application of tax‐free exchanges so they are better able to answer client questions.

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      Understanding Credit and Improving Credit Scores: What You Need to Know v3.0 – $29.00

      3 Hours of Continuing Education 

      Add value to your clients and expand your client base by serving the large population of individuals with tarnished credit. You will learn strategies that you can immediately share with your clients to help them improve their credit scores and get approved for a mortgage. In this course you will explore credit scores, credit reports, and credit bureaus. You will gain strategies for preventing identity theft and improving credit. Upon completion of this course, you will: understand the Fair Credit Billing Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act; help clients identify negative information on their credit reports; explain how credit scores are calculated and how lenders evaluate the ability to pay; determine if clients could benefit from credit repair; and explain how to improve clients’ credit scores.

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      Water: How it Affects Property Online Video Course v1.0 – $29.00

      4 Hours of Continuing Education

      This course will teach students how to accurately answer questions and guide your clients in making appropriate decisions concerning buying, selling, and assessing the impact water has on property.

      KEY BENEFITS:

      • Key points are illustrated using graphics, photos, and illustrations
      • Learn how storm water run-off can affect property and your clients
      • See how real estate agents can protect their clients from harmful effects of water, such as flooding, erosion, undisclosed septic problems, well water contamination, and even drought
      • Learn how water quality affects the housing market and the need to protect that quality
      • Understand key mitigation techniques such as wetlands, retention ponds, rain gardens, and green landscaping
      • Each unit contains quick quizzes and a unit exam

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      Working with Real Estate Investors: Understanding Investor Strategies – $19.00

      3 Hours of Continuing Education 

      Unlike traditional home buyers, real estate investors enter the market to make money. By understanding the trends that influence the investment market and taking the time to learn about individual motivators and criteria, you will be in a better position to help your clients navigate this unique and dynamic market.

      This course will examine key investment strategies and look at how those strategies shape short-term and long-term investment objectives. The course also will review the distinct liabilities and rewards you may encounter when working with investor clients.

      Course highlights:

      • A detailed discussion of the pros and cons of working with investor clients
      • An overview of various short-term and long-term acquisition strategies investors may utilize
      • A Criteria Worksheet handout to help you better understand your investor clients and their objectives
      • A look at common networking and lead generation strategies employed by investors
      • Tips to help you identify and reduce your exposure to risk when working with investor clients
      • A review of the duties and responsibilities you owe to real estate investor clients
      • Advice for becoming a real estate investor yourself, including legal landmines to guard against

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      Foundation of Real Estate Finance – $35.00  

      The financing of a home is as integral to real estate transactions as finding the home itself. It is beneficial for you to have a clear understanding of the entire financing process.

      This 6-hour course will help you to gain a better understanding of the changes the mortgage market has experienced over the years.

      Course highlights:

      • Explanation of the roles and regulations of FNMA, GNMA, FHLMC, FHA and VA
      • Information about HAFA and Making Home Affordable
      • Affordability Worksheet – to assist clients in calculating their maximum affordable purchase price
      • Home buyer Do’s and Don’ts flyer with tips for clients
      • Instructions on calculating LTV, front-end and back-end ratios, and monthly mortgage payments  
      • Details and qualification requirements for several popular financing options

      Marketing, Advertising and Social Media Compliance – $19.00

      3 Hours of Continuing Education 

      The internet is rich with promotional opportunities. Whether it’s a post on Facebook or a tweet linking to your new listing, whether it’s a status update on LinkedIn, a virtual home tour on YouTube, or a photo collage on Pinterest, there are plenty of different ways to promote your professionalism, highlight your expertise, increase your connections and showcase your listings.

      This 3-hour course looks at how you can use the unique advertising and marketing opportunities now available through social media to better serve your clients and customers, and further promote your own brand.

      Course highlights:

      • An overview of how consumers – and agents and agencies – are using social media and how this impacting the real estate industry
      • A look at how various social media platforms differ and how to select the ones that are best for you and your needs
      • A detailed discussion of how to use various social media platforms – including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest – to promote your business and better serve your clients and consumers
      • Tips for creating an online marketing strategy
      • A review of legal and ethical issues surrounding online marketing
      • A discussion of copyright law, trademarks and public domain content
      • Tips for avoiding common social media missteps

      Residential Property Management Essentials – $19.00

      For many real estate professionals, property management is a natural extension of their expertise. Whether you are thinking about taking on your first property or looking to grow your property management business, there are a number of important matters to keep in mind.

      This 3-hour course provides real estate licensees with a solid understanding of pertinent property management issues by exploring the role of the property manager, common tenant issues you are likely to encounter and crucial federal laws that every property manager needs to understand.

      Course highlights:

      • An overview of property management contracts
      • A look at property types and points to consider when selecting properties
      • Tips for building a successful working relationship with property owners
      • A review of basic landlord and tenant obligations
      • Tips for screening and retaining tenants
      • A look at informal rental agreements and the risks involved
      • Tips for dealing with delinquent tenants
      • An overview of key laws, including federal fair housing guidelines and exemptions

       

      Commercial Individual CE Courses

      Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales – $ 39.00

      6 Hours of Continuing Education

      This popular continuing education elective provides a comprehensive introduction to the potentially lucrative field of commercial real estate. In this course you will learn how to realize the investment opportunity for various categories of commercial property, including office, retail, industrial, and multi-unit residential. You will also explore the financial and tax elements involved in commercial real estate. This elective features learning objectives and key terms and case studies to reinforce key concepts. From identifying property types and investment opportunities to developing a practical marketing plan, this course brings commercial real estate into focus for you!

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      The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate – $19.00

      3 Hours of Continuing Education 

      If you’re an experienced residential licensee, a few of the fundamentals of commercial real estate will be familiar to you—the importance of location, for example. In many other regards, commercial differs sharply from residential real estate. You’ll be working with executives, investors, and business owners in commercial real estate, individuals whose focus is squarely on the bottom line.

      Equipped with the information and advice found in this course, you’ll be well-prepared to grasp the more complex aspects of commercial real estate as you gain more experience in the industry.

      This 3-hour course provides a solid foundation for your understanding of commercial real estate. The course covers the need-to-know information on a broad range of commercial topics.

      Course highlights include:

      • Definitions of key terms and concepts that apply to commercial real estate.
      • A detailed explanation of how to identify and meet the various needs of your commercial real estate clients.
      • An analysis of the main differences between commercial and residential real estate sales.
      • An overview of the most common valuation methods for real estate and businesses.
      • Tips on gathering the demographic and location-related details that clients need to make well-informed decisions.

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      Broker CE Courses

      Introduction to Brokerage Management – $29.99

      3 Hours of Continuing Edcuation 

      Are you ready to take on the leading role as managing broker? In today’s results-focused workplace, you need a solid understanding of management functions, the importance of strategic thinking, and how to analyze the financial condition of the company. If you want to build your leadership role and lead your company to a winning performance, this groundbreaking online real estate CE course is for you!

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      Atlanta Partners Real Estate School has an agreement with Mbition Learn Real Estate and Dearborn RE Campus to promote online course information to consumers and real estate licensees. Atlanta Partners Real Estate School is not the developer of these courses and is simply providing a referral. Any questions regarding course content or course technology should be directed to Mbition Learn Real Estate or Dearborn RE Campus.

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