Real Estate Continuing Education Online

Continuing Education

The Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) requires that all active licensees licensed after January 1, 1980, must complete at least thirty six (36) hours of approved continuing education course work during each four year renewal period to meet the Continuing Education requirements.

***Continuing education hours will be reported electronically to GREC within 2 business days of course completion.**

Georgia Real Estate License Law Core Course – $25.00

*This course fulfills the mandatory GREC License Law Continuing Education Course *

This 3-hour course is Georgia specific and breaks down rules, regulations and laws regarding the practice of real estate into simple, easy-to-understand content helping students to better understand and stay within the boundaries of the Georgia state laws.

Topics include:

  • The effects on license status by a licensee of prohibited conduct
  • Transfer of a license from one firm to another
  • Requirements concerning trust or escrow accounts
  • Unfair trade practices
  • Brokerage relationships
  • Management responsibilities of real estate firms
  • Requirements for advertising
  • Handling real estate transactions
  • Licensees acting as principals

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Ethics in Real Estate – $25.00

**This course fulfills the mandatory National Association of Realtors (NAR) Ethics Renewal Training Requirements**

This course reviews the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics and fulfills the mandatory NAR Ethics Renewal Training requirement. Complete with case studies and various scenarios, students will enjoy a better understanding of what is and is not ethical for real estate professionals. Highlights include decision-making exercises designed for an in-depth understanding of application is daily real estate practice.

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Individual CE Courses

Three CE Credit Hours Courses

ADA and Fair Housing – $25.00

Protect your client’s interest and understand their rights regarding the American Disabilities Act and Fair Housing laws. This course offers in-depth insight into the ADA and Fair Housing which affect most areas of real estate.

Check It Out – Home Inspection in Real Estate Practice – $25.00

This course answers all questions and more about the home inspection process. The student’s understanding of the home inspection process will make sure closings go smoothly.

Environmental Hazards Disclosure – $25.00

This course provides an overview of the regulations, standards and legal rules in real estate for property disclosure. Specifically covered in detail are lead, mold, methamphetamine labs, asbestos, radon, and other environmental hazards

Ethics in Real Estate – $25.00

This course reviews the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics and fulfills the mandatory NAR Ethics Renewal Training requirement. Complete with case studies and various scenarios, students will enjoy a better understanding of what is and is not ethical for real estate professionals. Highlights include decision-making exercises designed for an in-depth understanding of application is daily real estate practice.

Federal Law and Commercial Real Estate – $25.00

This course answers that by covering commercial transactions. the ownership of commercial real estate and other federal laws that real estate agencies are required to abide by. Topics included are tenancy, foreclosures, contracts, easements, deeds, agency, zoning, estates, liens, restrictions, court decisions and title transfers. This is a perfect elective for those who are looking to gain a better insight into the world of commercial real estate.

Green Home Features – $25.00

Students will gain insight into different features included in green design. Highlights include water and energy efficiency, appliances, methods of controlling heat loss, how to conserve energy in a home, lighting and renewable energy.

Introduction to Ethics in Real Estate – $25.00

This course is a must-have overview of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics. This course makes sure the student understands the importance of ethics and how to adhere to the code in their professional real estate practice.

Prequalifying Your Buyer in Today’s Market – $25.00

This course provides an overview of real estate financing, and describes the different types of loans and loan programs as well as lending sources. Students will learn how to calculate debt ratios and use loan factors to complete mathematical calculations related to mortgage loans. Students will also estimate closing costs for different types of loans. The instruction is followed with a scenario for which the student will do the prequalifying computations and complete a loan comparison worksheet for the buyers in the scenario.

Principles of Commercial Real Estate – $25.00

A high-level view of commercial real estate. This course examines various types of commercial real estate including retail space, storage facilities and office space. Additional highlights include land development, site selection, industrial real estate brokerage and how both local and regional labor markets can have an effect on commercial real estate.

Short Sales and Foreclosures – $25.00

This course is an overview of short sale transactions, alternatives to short sales, how short sales affect buyers, lenders and sellers, the Home Affordable Modification Program (both HAMP Tier 1 and 2 are included) and the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA II/Short Sale). Highlights include defining what a licensee’s role is in a short sale and how to put together the packet needed in a short sale for a lender. Additional topics include how the MARS Rule affects real estate licensees who are working with a client on a short sale, tenant rights in relation to a short sale and also the kinds of lender fraud that licensees should be on the lookout for during the process of a short sale.

Tax Free Exchanges – $25.00

This course is an excellent introduction to the implications of tax free exchanges for investment properties in residential real estate. Learn what is required to qualify for a tax free exchange, what different kinds of exchanges are available and also various ways that the tile can be transferred for teh purpose of an exchange.

Using the Internet in Your Real Estate Practice: An Introduction – $25.00

Use of the internet touches almost every aspect of real estate in today’s world. Is your brokerage up-to-date on how the internet can help and impact your business? This course is an introduction to using the internet in your real estate practice. Learn how the internet can be used for business including: listing properties, developing leads, marketing, advertising and utilizing an array of great resources.

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Six CE Credit Hours Courses

Commercial Finance and Investment Analysis – $39.00

This course begins with the history of the savings and loan business and walks the student all the way up the commercial real estate industry’s financing practices today. Not only does this course cover the various types of commercial property financing, it takes a deep dive into teh characteristics of each. Additionally, this course covers the different approaches for investment evaluation including appraisal, property comparison, capitalization rates and the time value of money.

Commercial Leases – $39.00

This course offers the need-to-know information for the 3 major types of commercial leases: office, retail and industrial. Highlights include:

  • major negotiations points
  • how to determine rent based on formulas
  • technical concerns exclusive to industrial leases

Commercial Sales and Exchanges – $39.00

This course takes a deep dive into the particulars of the commercial contract, procedures for closing, and essential documentation for commercial sales. Additionally, this course contains insight into the requisites for and advantages of tax deferred exchanges.

Green Home Construction – $39.00

The prevalence of green home construction continues to expand in the United States. This course covers various topics in both sustainable design and green home construction including waste management, lot shopping, special safety applications, site work and building material choices.

Licensees as Principals – $39.00

This course is specifically designed to give you a full understanding of your role in real estate transactions. Know what your obligations are and what you need to know to fulfill them completely and correctly.

Management in a Brokerage Office – $39.00

Topics include:

  • budgeting
  • Business planning and forecasting
  • office finances
  • human resources

Methods of Residential Finance – $39.00

A comprehensive overview of finance for residential real estate. This course touches on a multitude of topics including FHA, VA loans, assumptions, alternative financing, conventional financing and purchase money mortgages. This course also covers legislation in regard to financing.

Pricing Property to Sell – $39.00

This course is designed to help the student better understand the concepts of pricing property, approaches to pricing property, principles of value, replacement cost value and the application of market data.

Property Management – $39.00

An introduction into property management. This course helps the student understand various types of rental agreements and tenancies while also defining key terms. Students will learn how to handle subletting, security deposits, rental agreements assignment, trust accounts, rental agreement terminations and trust funds.

Property Valuation: Income Capitalization Overview – $39.00

This course dives into how to estimate rates of capitalization as well as income and expenses. Highlights include coverage of yield capitalization and direct capitalization as well as multiple examples designed specifically to help students better absorb and fully comprehend the material covered.

Property Valuation: Cost Approach Overview – $39.00

Using a hands-on approach to understanding valuation of a property from a cost approach standpoint. This course helps students learn by walking through various examples as the study material progresses. This course focuses on the various methods for estimating cost as well as calculating depreciation.

Property Valuation: Sales Comparison Approach – $39.00

This course takes a step-by-step look at the sales comparison approach. This course covers the process for data elections as well as different ways that adjustments can be estimated. Example problems help students to better retain and apply the information.

Structuring Ownership in Commercial Real Estate – $39.00

This course breaks down in detail the different types of property ownership that are mainly unique to commercial real estate. The topics of each included are taxes, set-up, regulations, liability, management, benefits and drawbacks.

Tax Advantages of Home Ownership – $39.00

This course gives the student insight into different kinds of homeowner benefits and also teaches how to calculate taxes that can aflect teh purchase of a home.

Writing Contracts – $39.00

Topics included are legal descriptions, help with the wording for the method of payment sections, special stipulations, how to present offers and also problems for which the agent and broker should be on the lookout for.

Nine CE Credit Hours Courses

Understanding Closing Statements – $59.00

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Settlement Statement is very intensive and complicated. This course walks students through its completion in detail. Students will enjoy the discussion of different calculations needed to properly complete the form accurately.

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CE Course Packages

18 Hour CE Package – $89.00

Courses included:

  • Tax Advantages of Home Ownership (6 hours)
  • Methods of Residential Finance (6 hours)
  • ADA and Fair Housing (3 hours)
  • Short Sales and Foreclosures (3 hours)

24 Hour CE Package – $99.00

Courses included:

  • Writing Contracts (6 hours)
  • Pricing Property to Sell (6 hours)
  • Licensees as Principals (6 hours)
  • Management in a Brokerage Office (6 hours)

36 Hour CE Package: Commercial Real Estate Topics – $129.00

Commercial Real Estate is drastically different than the residential real estate market. This 7 course/ 36 hour package is designed for agents who work in the commercial real estate market or agents who work in the residential real estate market but want to expand their expertise in understanding of the commercial real estate market. Courses included:

  • Commercial Leases (6 hours)
  • Commercial Finance and Investment Analysis (6 hours)
  • Commercial Sales and Exchanges (6 hours)
  • Structuring Ownership in Commercial Real Estate (6 hours)
  • Property Management (6 hours)
  • Federal Law in Commercial Real Estate (3 hours)
  • Georgia License Law Core Course (3 hours) – This is the mandatory license law course required by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for all agents and brokers as of July 1, 2016

36 Hour CE Package: Mastering Your Career – $129.00

Put yourself on the path for real success in your career! Designed specifically for newer agents who would like a refresher on the necessary fundamentals. Strengthen your real estate education foundation! Courses included:

  • Pricing Property to Sell (6 hours)
  • Licensee as principal (6 hours)
  • Tax Advantages of Home Ownership (6 hours)
  • Methods of Residential Finance (6 hours)
  • Understanding Closing Statements (9 hours)
  • Georgia License Law Core Course (3 hours) – This is the mandatory license law course required by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for all agents and brokers as of July 1, 2016.

36 Hour CE Package: Real Estate Valuation Topics – $129.00

Strength in pricing real property is a huge benefit for your clients. The understanding of real estate valuation and the ability to establish accurate estimated value is crucial to success in real estate. Courses included:

  • Commercial Finance and Investment Analysis (6 hours)
  • Pricing Property to Sell (6 hours)
  • Sales Comparison Approach (6 hours)
  • Cost Approach Overview (6 hours)
  • Income Capitalization Approach (6 hours)
  • Pre-Qualifying Your Buyers in Today’s Market (3 hours)
  • Georgia License Law Core Course (3 hours) – This is the mandatory license law course required by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for all agents and brokers as of July 1, 2016.

36 Hour CE Package: Green Topics – $129.00

Thinking about “going green?” Do you have clients that want “green?” Then this package is for you. Courses included:

  • Pricing Property to Sell (6 hours)
  • Writing Contracts (6 hours)
  • Tax Advantages of Home Ownership (6 hours)
  • Methods of Residential Ownership (6 hours)
  • Green Home Construction (6 hours)
  • Environmental Hazards Disclosure (3 hours)
  • Georgia License Law Core Course (3 hours) – This is the mandatory license law course required by the Georgia Real Estate Commission for all agents and brokers as of July 1, 2016.

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