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Illinois Real Estate SchoolCompleting your continuing education by the April 30th deadline has never been easier. We have compiled the best courses for Illinois Real Estate agents to help you not only renew your license but to learn the latest in real estate market trends so you can be successful.

Illinois Managing Broker Packages - Click Package To View More
12 Hours
This package includes 12 hours of the total 24 hours of CE (6 core/mandatory + 6 electives) required for active Managing Brokers.*

  • IL Core A - Fair Housing, Agency License Law, and Escrow (3 Hr. Mandatory - Core A)
  • CORE B: Legal Issues - Sign Here: Contract Law on E-Signatures (3 Hr. Mandatory- Core B)
  • Did You Serve? Identifying Homebuying Advantages for Veterans (3 Hour Elective)
  • Diversity: Your Kaleidoscope of Clients (3 Hour Elective)
*This package does NOT contain the required 12-hour Broker Management CE Course.

**This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training (formerly known as NAR QUADRENNIAL) Requirement. You will need to confirm with your local REALTOR association if they will accept it.
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12 Hours
This package includes 12 hours of the total 24 hours of CE (6 core/mandatory + 6 electives) required for active Managing Brokers.*

Courses included in this package:
  • IL Core A: Fair Housing, Agency License Law, and Escrow (3 mandatory hours - Core A)
  • CORE B: Legal Issues - Sign Here, Contract Law on E-Signatures (3 mandatory hours - Core B)
  • Real Estate Investors and Your Business (3 elective hours)
  • Roadmap to Success - Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals (3 elective hours)
*This package does NOT contain the required 12-hour Broker Management CE Course.
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6 Hours
Focused on Managing Brokers with an interest in commercial real estate, this package includes 12 hours of the total 24 hours of CE (6 core/mandatory + 6 electives) required for active Managing Brokers.

Courses included in this package:
  • IL Core A: Fair Housing, Agency License Law, and Escrow (3 mandatory hours - Core A)
  • CORE B: Legal Issues – Online Risk Management (3 mandatory hours - Core B)
  • Anatomy of Commercial Building (3 elective hours)
  • Investment Strategies in Commercial Real Estate (3 elective hours)
*This package does NOT contain the required 12-hour Broker Management CE Course.
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12 Hours
IL 12.0 hours Managing Broker Package #1 contains:
  • 3.0 hours Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  • 3.0 hours Managing Conflicts with Tenants, Clients, and Employees
  • 3.0 hours Core A: Agency, License Law, Escrow, and Fair Housing
  • 3.0 hours Core B: Risk
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12 Hours
IL 12.0 hours Managing Broker Package #2 contains:
  • 3.0 hours Core B: Legal Studies - Risk Management Tools
  • 3.0 hours Personal Safety
  • 3.0 hours Core A: Agency, License Law, Escrow, and Fair Housing
  • 3.0 hours Ethics
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Illinois Broker Packages - Click Package To View More
12 Hours
This package is designed for the active broker license type renewing for the second or subsequent time and includes all 12 required hours (6 core/mandatory + 6 electives):

  • Core A: Fair Housing, Agency License Law, and Escrow (3 mandatory hours - Core A)
  • Core B: Legal Issues - Sign Here, Contract Law on E-Signatures (3 mandatory hours - Core B)
  • Code of Ethics in Action: Real-Life Applications (3 elective hours)*
  • Personal Safety (3 elective hours)
*This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training (formerly known as NAR QUADRENNIAL) Requirement. You will need to confirm with your local REALTOR association if they will accept it.
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12 Hours
This package is designed for the active Broker licensee renewing for the second or subsequent time and includes all 12 required hours (6 core/mandatory + 6 electives):

Courses included in this package:
  • Core A: Fair Housing, Agency License Law, and Escrow (3 mandatory hours - Core A)
  • Core B: Legal Issues - Sign Here, Contract Law on E-Signatures (3 mandatory hours - Core B)
  • Real Estate Investors and Your Business (3 elective hours)
  • Residential Property Management Essentials (3 elective hours)
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12 Hours
Focused on the Brokers with an interest in commercial real estate, this package includes 12 hours of CE (6 core/mandatory + 6 electives) required for the active Broker licensee renewing for the second or subsequent time.

Courses included in this package:
  • Core A: Fair Housing, Agency License Law, and Escrow (3 mandatory hours - Core A)
  • Core B: Legal Issues – Sign Here: Contract Law on E-Signatures (3 mandatory hours - Core B)
  • Commercial Ethics (3 elective hours)*
  • The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate (3 elective hours)
*This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training Requirement. You will need to confirm with your local REALTOR association if they will accept it.
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12 Hours
IL 12.0 hours Broker - Second and Subsequent Renewal Package #1 contains:

  • 3.0 hours Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  • 3.0 hours Managing Conflicts with Tenants, Clients, and Employees
  • 3.0 hours Core A: Agency, License Law, Escrow, and Fair Housing
  • 3.0 hours Core B: Risk
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12 Hours
IL 12.0 hours Broker - Second and Subsequent Renewal Package #2 contains:

  • 3.0 hours Core B: Legal Studies - Risk Management Tools
  • 3.0 hours Personal Safety
  • 3.0 hours Core A: Agency, License Law, Escrow, and Fair Housing
  • 3.0 hours Ethics
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Core A Courses - Click Course Title To View More
3 Hours
Agency, fair housing, license law, and escrow are all issues central to building a strong working relationship with customers and clients. What’s more, they’re all vital to a successful transaction. From completing ministerial acts for customers to the proper use of unlicensed personal assistants to correctly handling escrow funds, real estate professionals must have a very clear understanding of their duties and obligations, as well as of corresponding federal and state guidelines.

This three-hour course explores a wide variety of crucial topics that real estate professionals are likely to come across in their day-to-day business dealings.

Course Highlights
  • A discussion of agency issues, including legislative intent, agency relationships, dual and designated agency, and minimum service requirements
  • An overview of federal and state fair housing guidelines
  • Strategies to avoid discriminatory language in your advertisements
  • Red flag discriminatory behaviors to watch for in others
  • A review of how proper and thorough recordkeeping can protect you against allegations of discrimination
  • A review of recent amendments to the Illinois Real Estate License Act of 2000
  • An analysis of disciplinary actions and causes both related and unrelated to escrow
  • Guidelines for handling, depositing, maintaining, and disbursing escrow funds
  • Activities and examples to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context
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3 Hours
This course covers critical information for all Real Estate Licenses. The key areas covered are Agency, License Laws, Escrow, and Fair Housing Laws specific to Illinois and Federal.
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Core B Courses - Click Course Title To View More
3 Hours
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 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 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 is impacting the real estate industry.
  • 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 customers.
  • A look at 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.
  • 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.
  • Activities and examples to illustrate the practical application of the new information and frame it in everyday context.
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3 Hours
Electronic transactions and e-signatures can give you the competitive edge you need to attract new business, better serve existing clients, and improve your bottom line.

This course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how national and international laws define an electronic signature, how e-signature technology is currently being used by real estate professionals, and how you can use it in your day-to-day transactions. Additionally, this course looks at the use of e-mail to conduct negotiations and at several real-life case studies currently affecting how you do business.

Course Highlights
  • A look at what it takes to make an e-mail a legally binding agreement, including a discussion of the “mirror image” rule
  • Tips for ensuring that your e-mail communications remain blunder free
  • A discussion of the pros and cons of e-mail disclaimers and how much protection they really provide users
  • A look at how e-signatures are becoming more and more commonplace in the real estate industry, with institutions like the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and mortgage giants like Freddie Mac accepting e-signatures and the National Association of REALTORS® partnering with DocuSign, an e-signature provider
  • A detailed discussion of several national and international e-signature laws, including the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and EU Directive 1999/93/EC
  • A review of several precedent-setting case studies and their influence on the use of electronic negotiations in the real estate industry
  • An examination of the financial and practical benefits of using e-signature technology
  • Tips for selecting an e-signature technology that fits your needs as a busy real estate agent
  • A description of the crucial security features and authentication methods to look for in an e-signature software
  • Tips for successfully integrating e-signature technology into your day-to-day business transactions
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3 Hours
This course focuses on the most commonly made mistakes in real estate transactions. Special emphasis is placed on real estate contracts.

Contracts involving the sale or transfer of real property in most states fall under the Statute of Frauds law and must be in writing. Contracts not in writing are not enforceable. A "statute of frauds" requires that certain types of contracts be in writing and that they must be signed/acknowledged by all the parties that will be bound to the contract. Historically, especially when real estate was conducted with a handshake, the opportunities to commit acts of fraud were abundant.

There are some basic reasons why all real estate contracts should fall under this statute. The purchase or transfer of real property often involves many terms and conditions as well as pricing. Because of this, the need for having these agreements in writing is essential. Also, there may be many contingencies in the contract which have deadlines for completion. If these deadlines are not met, there can be serious consequences for either party. Again, having these agreements is writing provides clarification for all the parties.

Should there be any dispute between the parties in a contract, the issue may require arbitration or intervention through the courts. Should this arise, an arbitrator or judge could obtain a clearer understanding of the intentions and promises between the parties by reviewing a written contract stating the specific agreements.
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Elective Courses - Click Course Title To View More
3 Hours
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) acquires thousands of homes every year through foreclosure on properties that had Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgages. This course explains the processes and procedures involved in listing and selling HUD homes, including how the properties are awarded to individual brokers for listing, how brokers and agents are compensated for these sales, and how they are listed and marketed.

Course highlights include:
  • Overview of increased commission opportunities
  • Explanation of FHA financing, and the FHA foreclosure process
  • A summary of the roles created through HUD's Management and Marketing III program, and details regarding the duties associated with each role
  • A description of the documents involved in the sale of a HUD home
  • Rules outlining the advertisement of HUD homes
  • Details about the HUD home bidding process
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3 Hours
First and foremost, you, as a real estate professional, are an entrepreneur. This course guides you through proven methods to assist you in developing a successful, workable business plan. You will learn about creating a vision for your business and the tools necessary to achieve that vision.

Highlights of this course include:
  • A Business Plan Worksheet that will help you reflect on your accomplishments and focus on your goals for the future
  • Helpful ideas for defining your real estate business, vision statement and mission statement
  • Details about identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and setting realistic, attainable goals
  • A Business Plan Template that you can edit to create your business plan
  • Instructions on analyzing your sphere of influence and tips for adding contacts to your sphere
  • Tips on calculating the levels of productivity you will need to meet in order to achieve your income and profitability goals
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3 Hours
When licensees represent clients in a commercial transaction, whether marketing the building or assisting in the purchase, knowledge of the building’s structure and systems is vital. A building is comprised of its architectural features and its MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) systems. In this course you’ll learn about:

Highlights of this course include:
  • A foundational understanding of … foundations! Includes footings and how they work with foundations to form a system, design concerns of foundations including soil conditions, water tables and live and dead loads
  • Design considerations for roofs, walls, windows and doors
  • An overview of HVAC types and considerations, including cost, efficiency and varying tenant needs
  • A look at electrical, lighting, controls and fire and security alarms, and how they differ by building use and tenant need
  • How external conditions can impact building design, occupancy and parking, including zoning and code location, topography, environmental factors
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3 Hours
Commercial real estate investors have two goals: generate cash flow and produce higher returns. However, unlike other investment types, investing in commercial property is not simply a matter of buying at one price and selling for more. Commercial real estate must be considered in terms of the risks and rewards of the type of commercial property, income during the investment period, the investor’s own situation, and how value and return are impacted by the economic, market, tax, and legal conditions (particularly zoning) for the market niche.

This course presents an overview of the factors impacting value and investment potential of commercial properties, gives licensees a solid understanding of the financial aspects of commercial real estate investment, and better prepares them to provide professional guidance to their commercial real estate clients when evaluating investment properties for purchase or sale.

Highlights of this course include:
  • The six main categories of commercial properties, and their specific challenges and opportunities for investors.
  • A definition of transit-oriented communities, and why they are a growing type of mixed-use development.
  • How zoning, building codes, title issues and the Americans with Disabilities Act impact commercial property development and investment potential.
  • How licensees can use financial analysis and individual investor profiles to assist clients in analyzing commercial properties for purchase and sale.
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