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12 Hours
This complete package includes 8 elective and 4 mandatory CE hours for the total 12 hours required for Broker and Sales active license renewals.

Courses included in this package:
  • 2017 Mandatory - Insurance Awareness & Contract Timelines (4 mandatory hours)
  • Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business (3 elective hours)*
  • Marijuana in Real Estate (2 elective hours)
  • Working With Real Estate Investors: Understanding Investor Strategies (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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8 Hours
This package includes 8 elective CE hours of the total 12 hours required for Broker and Sales active license renewals.

Courses included in this package:
  • Personal Safety (3 elective hours)
  • Marijuana in Real Estate (2 elective hours)
  • Working With Real Estate Investors: Understanding Investor Strategies (3 elective hours)

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12 Hours
LA 12.0 hours Salespersons Renewal Package #1 contains:
  • 4.0 hours Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  • 4.0 hours Louisiana 2017 Mandatory: Insurance Awareness and Contract Timelines
  • 4.0 hours Disclosure Is Not A Secret
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12 Hours
LA 12.0 hours Salespersons Renewal Package #2 contains:
  • 4.0 hours Property Management
  • 4.0 hours Louisiana 2017 Mandatory: Insurance Awareness and Contract Timelines
  • 4.0 hours Doing The Right Thing - The Code
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Louisiana Mandatory Course- Click Course Title To View More
4 Mandatory Hours
The LREC 2017 Mandatory: Insurance Awareness & Contract Timelines course offers a comprehensive overview of essential topics licensees are likely to encounter in their day-to-day business dealings.

As a licensee, you may sometimes feel as if you need to be a jack-of-all-trades for all things: property, disclosures, negotiations, human psychology, insurance, finance… the list goes on. Keep in mind that while you are responsible for having a vast array of knowledge about many things, you are not required to have expertise in areas outside of that which is required by your license. This course will guide you through some high-level topics as well as steer you through the changes that were made to the Buy and Sell Agreement.

This four-hour course will help refresh your memory on agency, while also fine-tuning your understanding of the integrated disclosures to help you answer questions buyers and sellers are sure to have.

Course highlights include:
  • A discussion on the intricacies of the National Flood Insurance Program and applicability
  • A step-by-step activity to learn how to access and review a flood map
  • Key points regarding real estate errors and omissions insurance
  • Highlights of homeowners insurance: the options, what’s covered, what’s not
  • A walk through the pages of the purchase agreement to review updates
  • Review of the purchase agreement timelines that can make or break a transaction
  • Activities and examples to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context
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4 Hours
4.0 2017 Mandatory: Insurance Awareness and Contract Timelines This course explores the need for all types of insurance, for the homeowner as well as the renter of real property. Details are given about flood and hurricane insurance – critical information for residents of Louisiana. Specific aspects of Homeowner's insurance are shared. Important information regarding the requirement and necessity of E&O Insurance for the Louisiana real estate licensee is clarified. Great detail is given about the Purchase Agreement including updates and timetables, along with an explanation of each paragraph of the required 2017 contract.
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2 Hours
Marijuana: not a topic you might have ever thought you’d see in connection with your professional real estate career. No matter where you stand on the legalization issue, the issue itself has spread into day-to-day real estate activities for many professionals involved in real estate, whether working with buyers, sellers, tenants, or landlords in the residential and/or commercial real estate market.

This three-hour course reviews some of the key legislation related to marijuana, where the legal controversies exist, case studies, and the potential implications for real estate—including what’s at stake for you, the licensee.

So buckle up and get ready for one of the wilder rides you’ll find in your real estate career.

Course highlights include: The basics of federal and state laws related to marijuana
  • A look at the various controversies associated with marijuana and its legalization
  • Trends in marijuana law—and how changing laws are the one constant at present
  • Key findings from case studies involving real estate and marijuana use
  • The impact of marijuana’s cultivation on a property
  • Issues in property management, and seller and buyer representation
  • A brief overview of special issues related to commercial properties, condominiums, and HOAs
  • A quick bite related to employment law and its intersection with real estate
  • Activities and examples to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context
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    3 Hours
    A solid ethical foundation is an essential part of any good business practice. That’s why the National Association of REALTORS® asks its members to follow its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Updated regularly, this Code was first adopted in 1913 and consists of 17 Articles along with supporting Standards of Practice.

    The Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business course reviews each Article, highlighting pertinent changes, and offers important takeaway points you can apply to your day-to-day business dealings to ensure you’re always ethical in your business practices.

    Ethics principles are a standard component of continuing education. In addition, this course fulfills the ethics training mandated by the National Association of REALTORS® for its members.

    Course highlights include:
    • A review of recent revisions and additions to the Code of Ethics
    • Tips for applying the Code’s principles and guidelines to your practice
    • A discussion on the benefits of mediation
    • Activities and examples to illustrate the practical application of the new information and frame it in everyday context
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    3 Hours
    Unlike traditional homebuyers, 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’ll be in a better position to help your clients navigate this unique and dynamic market.

    Working with Real Estate Investors will examine key investment strategies and look at how those strategies shape short- 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 include:
    • A detailed discussion of the pros and cons of working with investor clients
    • An overview of various short- 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
    • Activities and examples to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context
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    3 Hours
    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 in the scene, you need to adjust accordingly. This course speaks to your interaction with short sale sellers, and how you can help them through a tough process while diligently advocating on their behalf. We cover how to figure out an appropriate listing price, negotiate with the lender's representative, sort through debt settlement terminology, and carry the deal through to closing. We also look at the process from a buyer's agent perspective. Additional cautions, considerations, and fraud prevention tactics are required when advocating on behalf of these deal-seeking buyers.
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    2 Hours
    The trend to “go green” now extends beyond weekly recycling efforts and the latest Hybrid cars. In fact, the effects of this movement are becoming increasingly visible in the real estate market. This means that it is crucial for you, as an industry professional, to have a thorough understanding of green home qualifications, eco-friendly remodeling possibilities, and energy-efficient technologies.

    This course provides you with the information you need to successfully guide your more eco-minded clients. Whether you’re helping a buyer find a newly constructed green home or advising a seller on green remodeling efforts to improve a listing, you’ll be able to provide your clients with support they need.

    Course highlights include:
    • An overview of green footprints, sustainability, and the environmental effects of energy-efficient homes
    • Information on green renovation options, such as the use of renewable flooring, tubular skylights, xeriscaping, and more
    • Videos and Internet resources that provide details on programs, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), and ENERGY STAR®
    • Details about green property requirements, as outlined by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
    • Statistics on the cost-saving benefits of green remodeling efforts and energy-efficient technology and appliances
    • Tips for inexpensive, yet effective green makeovers that make homes more appealing to eco-conscious buyers
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    3 Hours
    The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the most powerful tool that you, as a real estate professional, have at your disposal. Potential buyers, in addition to other real estate professionals, can view your listings through a multitude of websites. How you use the MLS communicates your level of professionalism and attracts people to your properties.

    This course provides common sense theories and best practices from industry experts. Harness the full power of the MLS, starting with a full understanding of how data flow in and out of the MLS. Apply the practical concepts from this course to:

    Course highlights include:
    • Write exceptional listing descriptions
    • Prepare listings that receive the attention they deserve
    • Remain in compliance with fair housing, advertising, ethics, and anti-trust regulations
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    3 Hours
    Practicing real estate during a hot market is not business as usual. Ethical, legal and practical issues occur when buyers scramble to “get theirs” while listing agents guard the gate—sometimes using questionable means.

    No matter the market dynamics, a licensee’s fiduciary duties do not change. A buyer’s agent still has the duty to put client needs first, and help buyers obtain properties meeting their needs for the lowest price possible. Listing agents also must put the seller’s interest first, and try to secure for them the best price and most favorable terms.

    This course shows licensees how to navigate hot market dynamics ethically and legally, whether representing buyers or sellers.

    Course highlights include:
    • An overview of hot market dynamics, including low inventory, cash buyers, multiple offers, appraisal and lending issues
    • How to stay ethical, legal and avoid violating MLS rules when taking a pocket listing
    • A discussion of private listing groups and their potential risks for fair housing and anti-trust violations
    • Buyer strategies for writing winning offers—and guerilla tactics to avoid
    • Escalator clauses, what they are and how to respond to them
    • Ways to assist sellers in evaluating offers based not only on price and terms but also on buyer strength
    • Strategies for responding to multiple offers
    • Options for buyers and sellers when properties do not appraise
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    4 Hours
    Infinite prospecting and advertising opportunities are available to real estate professionals through social media, blogging, property listing website, and email resources. Whether you’re an experienced Internet-savvy professional or have yet to create a Facebook profile, this course will help you gain an understanding of the legal, regulatory, ethical, and professional issues that should shape your online content and conduct.

    This exciting new course features:
    • Resources to help you in developing your online presence through personal websites, blogs, social media profiles, email campaigns, etc.
    • Tech tips from Amy Chorew that will assist you in protecting your online image
    • Details on reducing legal, ethical, regulatory, and practical risk you face through your online real estate activities
    • Checklists with website best practices and email etiquette tips that can be used in your online marketing activities
    • A handout with tips on avoiding E&O insurance claims stemming from your online real estate activities
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    4 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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    2 Hours
    The real estate market reflects the diverse population that is present in the United States today with individuals of different races, ethnicities, lifestyles, and cultures. The interests and goals of individuals within diverse populations influence their decision making process within the purchase of real estate. It is critical that the successful real estate professional understands and adapts to others’ lifestyles.

    Course highlights include:
    • Resources that will help you identify the diversity of the population living in your area
    • Numerous examples of characteristics and beliefs that can be present in a diverse population
    • Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® relating to diversity
    • A summary of requirements outlined in various fair housing laws and details about federally protected classes
    • Suggestions that will help you in your efforts working with a diverse group of clients
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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
    Real estate licensees who represent commercial clients, whether as buyers or sellers of commercial properties, must understand the process of valuing commercial properties. To best serve their commercial real estate clients, they need a solid understanding of how commercial properties are valued, how appraisers work, and how that important final number is determined.

    Many of the tools and methodologies used by commercial appraisers can also be used by licensees to help their clients determine value when buying, selling or comparing commercial real estate. While a valuation prepared by a real estate licensee will never take the place of a formal appraisal, it is important for licensees to understand the definitions of value used by appraisers, the methodologies used, the three approaches to value, and how value of commercial properties is determined. It is also important for licensees to be able to read and extract information from a professional appraisal report.

    Highlights of this course include:
    • Definitions of commonly used commercial appraisal terms
    • An in-depth look at the process of data collection, analysis and three approaches to value (cost, income and sales comparison) for commercial property valuation
    • Faculty expert, Bill James, a 40-year veteran of commercial appraisal, takes students step-by-step through a real-life appraisal report, which includes the process of data collection, approaches to value, analysis and value determination
    • More than two dozen handouts used in a real-life commercial appraisal, with a detailed explanation of each
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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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    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 include:
    • 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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