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Texas Real Estate SchoolThe Real Estate market in Texas is as strong as ever! Stay on top of our fast moving market with the latest continuing education. Our new 18 hour Texas Real Estate Packages brings you the latest information and requirements so you can rest assured that you are being the best real estate agent that you can be. Grow your business and succeed in real estate. Our courses can help.

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18 Hours
Texas Real Estate Agent Continuing Education Package

5 Courses
18 Hours
Approval Number #10137

Fulfill your 18-hour real estate agent continuing education requirement from your phone, tablet or the web with the TREC-certified AceableAgent.
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18 Hours
This full 18-hour package includes 10 elective hours and 8 mandatory hours required for the renewal of active licenses.

Courses included in this package:
  • Texas Legal Update 1 (4 mandatory hours)
  • Texas Legal Update 2 (4 mandatory hours)
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Social Media Compliance (4 elective hours)
  • Code of Ethics in Action: Real-Life Applications (3 elective hours)*
  • Marijuana in Real Estate (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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18 Hours
This full 18-hour package includes 10 elective hours and 8 mandatory hours required for the renewal of active licenses.

Courses included in this package:
  • Texas Legal Update 1 (4 mandatory hours)
  • Texas Legal Update 2 (4 mandatory hours)
  • Attracting Online Consumers: Listings and Syndication (4 elective hours)
  • Diversity: Your Kaleidoscope of Clients (3 elective hours)
  • Marijuana in Real Estate (3 elective hours)
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18 Hours
Texas Real Estate Broker Continuing Education Package

5 Courses
18 Hours
Approval Number #10137

Complete all 18 hours of continuing education needed for licensed real estate brokers from your phone, tablet or computer & get back to doing what you love!
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18 Hours
If you are a Texas sponsoring broker, your continuing education must include the Broker Responsibility course. This package has you covered!

Courses included in this package:
  • 6.0 hours 2017-2018 Broker Responsibility
  • 4.0 hours The Millennials are Changing Real Estate!
  • 4.0 hours 2018-2019 Legal Update I
  • 4.0 hours 2018-2019 Legal Update II

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18 Hours
Online Texas real estate continuing education made easy. Purchase this renewal package to get the right set of courses needed for license renewal.

Courses included in this package:
  • 3.0 hours Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • 4.0 hours Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  • 3.0 hours The Power of Social Media Marketing
  • 4.0 hours 2018-2019 Legal Update I
  • 4.0 hours 2018-2019 Legal Update II

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18 Hours
This full 18-hour package includes 14 mandatory hours and 4 hours of electives required for the renewal of Deisgnated Broker active licenses.

MCE courses included in this package:
  • Texas Broker Responsibility 2017-2018 (6 mandatory hours)
  • Texas Legal Update 1 (4 mandatory hours)
  • Texas Legal Update 2 (4 mandatory hours)
  • Preparing a Market Analysis - Best Practices (4 elective hours)

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4 Hours
It is critical for real estate license holders to be knowledgeable in the laws and ethics involved in client and customer relationships, contracts, and requirements—and the issues that can occur when there is a lack of understanding of these topics. This course includes a comprehensive discussion about the various laws and regulations affecting the practice of real estate. Scenarios and case studies are woven into the material to illustrate the practical applications of these legal requirements, as well as show the ramifications when a license holder is not in compliance with them.

Course highlights include:
  • Statutory changes to the Texas Real Estate License Act (TRELA).
  • Highlights from TREC rules, including updates and new, recently adopted rules.
  • Overview of legislative changes affecting property management.
  • Review of questions related to residential tenancies and commercial tenancies.
  • Legislative changes that require delivery of disclosures/notices.
  • Comprehensive review of promulgated contract and addendum forms, including updates and amendments.
  • Review of the unauthorized practice of law.
  • Frequent interactive activities to highlight key points and ensure understanding of course material.
  • Examples to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context.
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4 Hours
4.0 TREC Legal Update I

Texas Real Estate Commission course approval number: 33197
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RealEstateCe.com
4 Hours
It is critical for real estate license holders to be knowledgeable in the laws and ethics involved in client and customer relationships, contracts, and requirements—and the issues that can occur when there is a lack of understanding of these topics. This course includes a comprehensive discussion about the various laws and regulations affecting the practice of real estate. Scenarios and case studies are woven into the material to illustrate the practical applications of these legal requirements, as well as show the ramifications when a license holder is not in compliance with them.

Course highlights include:
  • The ethics requirements for engaging in real estate brokerage in Texas, reviewing the relevant sections of the Texas Administrative Code.
  • Discussion about fair housing law, including federal, state, and local levels.
  • Overview of agency law, including frequently asked questions and scenarios.
  • Insights on the Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA).
  • Review of hot topics, including CSST lightning safety awareness, new CFPB changes impacting closings, homeowners’ associations.
  • Highlights of various tax laws impacting real estate.
  • Frequent interactive activities to highlight key points and ensure understanding of course material.
  • Examples to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context.
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4 Hours
4.0 TREC Legal Update I

Texas Real Estate Commission course approval number: 33198
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RealEstateCe.com
6 Hours
Fulfilling the mandatory 6 hour requirement by TREC of broker responsibility CE, this course is an overview of a wide array of topics including organizational structure, advertising, complaint structure, agency, policies and procedures regarding operations, as well as the recruitment, competency, training, authority and selection of licensees. Course # 06-06-126-27766
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6 Hours
The Texas Real Estate Commission provides updated course content to cover topics affecting real estate professionals in Texas. TREC protects consumers of real estate services in Texas by ensuring qualified and ethical service providers by providing applicable education.

This six-hour course reviews a range of rules that govern broker responsibility, and meets Texas’s mandatory requirement for CE renewing a license for brokers who sponsor salespersons, designated brokers of a business entity, and license holders who are delegated supervisor of one or more license holders. In addition, any license holder may take this course, which counts for six hours of MCE elective credit.

Approval Number - 27766

Course highlights include:
  • An overview of TREC Rules, regulations and standards with which brokers may need to comply
  • A discussion of a broker’s scope of activities and authorization, and fiduciary responsibilities
  • A look at guidelines for managing trust funds, maintaining records, distributing consumer protection forms, and more
  • A review of the “employer/employee” relationship and the boundaries of “independent contractor status”
  • Tips for developing written policies applicable to a brokerage
  • Relevant case studies that illustrate key violations that occur
  • Activities and examples to seal in the information and frame it in everyday context
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6 Hours
6.0 TREC Broker Responsibility Hours

Texas Real Estate Commission course approval number: 31450
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 27948

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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4 Hours
Approval Number - 29888

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, there are a number of important matters to keep in mind.

Residential Property Management Essentials 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’re likely to encounter, and crucial federal laws that every property manager needs to understand.

Course highlights include:
  • 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
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6 Hours
Are you looking to or do you already run a real estate office? Set yourself up for success. The purpose of this course is to offer knowledge and strategy surrounding the essential aspects of the business management of a real estate office. Highlights of this real estate CE course include: human resource administration, financial management, business forecasting, budgeting, and government laws and regulations.(Course Approval # 06-00-096-27621)
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 29866

These days, homebuyers often search the Internet for homesbefore seeking out an agent. In fact, the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed a whopping 92% of buyers used the Internet in some way in their home search process.

With so many homebuyers turning to the Internet, the quality and positioning of your listings has never been more important. Good listing visibility is a must. Attracting Online Consumers: Listings and Syndication looks at how to put together a strong listing description and how to make syndication work for you, your clients, and your short- and long-term business objectives.

Course highlights include:
  • Tips for putting together an engaging listing description
  • A review of key fair housing laws and how they affect your listing descriptions
  • A look at how to get the best images for your listings
  • An overview of the risks and rewards of listing syndication
  • Tips for selecting and working with a listing syndication provider
  • An analysis of listing syndication agreements and clauses to watch for
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6 Hours
Thinking about "going green?" The prevalence of green home construction continues to expand in the U.S. Don't you want to have a better understanding of this market? 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. (Course Code: 29873)
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 27700

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
*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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6 Hours
You want your client's property to sell. You want your client to get the most they can for the property--making you get the top commission possible. However, the property will still have to undergo an appraisal for the buyer to get the mortgage approved from the lender. So how do you determine the right price? This course is designed to help you better understand the concepts of pricing property, approaches to pricing property, principles of value, replacement cost value and the application of market data. (Course Approval # 06-00-067-28831)
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 27701

With more than 20 million veterans living in the United States today, real estate professionals can have a powerful and profound impact for those who served all while expanding their business in a patriotic way to an underserved market. Better serving our nation’s Veterans and military families purchase a home starts with one simple question.

Real estate professionals who ask “Did You Serve?” to every client can easily identify Veterans and service members. By doing so, they can open the doors of homeownership for Veterans and service members who may not have been able to purchase a home through other financing.

The Did You Serve? Identifying Homebuying Advantages for Veterans course is designed to empower real estate professionals to provide valuable support to veterans and military families by providing them with the knowledge and skills around understanding the VA home loan program and application process, and tools and strategies for finding and purchasing the perfect home for veterans.

Course highlights include:
  • An overview of the military lifestyle, what it means to serve, and how best to communicate with those who served
  • Tools and techniques for educating veterans on the benefits available to them
  • Details around the VA home loan program benefits, qualifications, and process
  • Strategies for identifying appropriate home options for Veterans and their families
  • Overcoming of myths and misconceptions around VA lending
  • Using the VA home loan program to overcome common loan challenges
Customers who register for the Did You Serve? Course may receive messaging from Did You Serve, LLC regarding a real estate certification opportunity developed alongside this course. To opt out of receiving these messages from Did You Serve, LLC or its parent company, Veterans United Home Loans, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].
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6 Hours
Commercial real estate is very different from residential. 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. (Course Approval # 06-00-096-27663)
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 29279

Client advocacy filters into every aspect of your real estate business, starting with the method you use to pursue new clients through your follow-up call after you have executed a transaction. This course takes the concept of advocacy and applies it to everyday actions in commercial real estate. Numerous examples populate the course, including strategies to employ when pursuing new business, opportunities to educate your clients, and effective discussion points to help your clients see when an expert is needed. Good service means being an effective advocate, and this course will help polish those advocating skills.

Highlights of this course include:
  • Real life examples of complicated transactions and the key actions that made them successful
  • Evaluation of how specialization expands your core competencies resulting in a more stable and successful business strategy
  • A deep look at your client interactions with specific advice on how to improve the results


Ed Riggins, Senior Vice President with Cresa Atlanta, assisted in the development of Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate, serving as the course's subject matter expert. Ed is a Life Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, and he's among less than 1% of practitioners nationally to hold both the SIOR and CCIM designations. www.edriggins.com
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 29039

Landlord representatives usually referred to as “leasing agents” or “leasing brokers,” serve a key role in commercial real estate: getting tenants for their clients’ buildings. Accomplishing that goal is a lengthy, multi-step process that includes positioning the product in the marketplace, identifying suitable prospects, creating and executing marketing plans, negotiating the deal, and managing all of the steps associated with the leasing process. Landlord reps must have their fingers on the pulse of their market. A thorough knowledge of tenant demographics, occupancy rates, leasing rates, and industry trends is essential. Beyond technical expertise, however, they must also be adept at relationship building, and must know how to coalesce the varying needs of tenants, landlords and leasing brokers into workable, win-win-win deals.

This course provides an overview of commercial leasing, the players involved in commercial leasing, their roles and goals.

Highlights of this course include:
  • An analysis of the commercial real estate market as it stands today
  • A description of the in-house and external landlord reps, and why landlords choose to work with landlord reps
  • A survey of a panel of six landlord representatives who have a combined total of nearly 200 years of experience in commercial real estate
  • A look at additional training, accreditation and associations for commercial real estate professionals
  • A comparison of different types of commercial leases
  • An overview of the tenant build-out process
  • A timeline with activities for landlord reps from hire to full execution of a commercial leasing listing contract


Ed Riggins, Senior Vice President with Cresa Atlanta, assisted in the development of Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate, serving as the course's subject matter expert. Ed is a Life Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, and he's among less than 1% of practitioners nationally to hold both the SIOR and CCIM designations. www.edriggins.com
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 29040

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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6 Hours
Approval Number - 29041

The financing of a home is as integral to real estate transactions as finding the home itself, and it is beneficial for you to have a clear understanding of the entire financing process. This course will help you to gain a better understanding of the changes the mortgage market has experienced over the years.

Highlights of this course include:
  • Details outlining the history and purpose of real estate financing
  • Explanation of the roles and regulations of FNMA, GNMA, FHLMC, FHA, and VA
  • Video outlining the rise and fall of the mortgage market and global economy
  • Information about HAFA and Making Home Affordable
  • Statistics from the Center for Responsible Lending and the Federal Reserve
  • Affordability Worksheet, to assist clients in calculating their maximum affordable purchase price
  • Homebuyer Do's and Don'ts flier with tips for your clients
  • Instructions on calculating LTV, front-end and back-end ratios, and monthly mortgage payments
  • Details and qualification requirements for several popular financing options
Get Started - $59


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6 Hours
Approval Number - 29042

From the time your buyers sign their purchase agreements, to the time they finally get the keys to their new home, the mortgage process can be filled with anxiety, frustration, and uncertainty. Through your understanding of the process, you will be able to provide your clients with a road map through the maze.

Highlights of this course include:
  • Video outlining the mortgage process
  • Tips on helping your clients avoid predatory lending
  • Updated statistics from the Center for Responsible Lending
  • Current lender disclosure requirements
  • 2010 updates to 1003 loan application
  • Homebuyer Do's and Don'ts flier that agents can pass on to their clients
  • Tips on compiling and managing your short list of reputable lenders
  • Current loan documentation rules
  • Details regarding closing and closing documents
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 29451

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.

Highlights of this course 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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3 Hours
Approval Number - 29288

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
Approval Number - 29092

Although this course has been approved by the state of Texas for 3 hours, the course content and anticipated time to complete the course is certified by ARELLO at 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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3 Hours
Approval Number - 29091

Although this course has been approved by the state of Texas for 3 hours, the course content and anticipated time to complete the course is certified by ARELLO at 4 hours.

It is estimated that approximately $300 billion in real estate is transacted by investors each year. Grab your piece of the pie by understanding the driving forces in the dynamic residential real estate investment market. Possessing knowledge of the strategies and mindsets of investors will help you serve your valuable investor clients effectively, responsibly, and ethically.

Through this course, you will learn the impact of real estate investment in the United States, the opportunities that exist for investors, and your role in representing the residential real estate investor.

Course highlights include:
  • Resources from Keller Williams Publishing, National Real Estate Investors Association, OwnAmerica, and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) that will help you serve your investor clients
  • A Criteria Worksheet handout that can be utilized in your efforts finding properties for your clients
  • Insights from The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine, and Crash Boom! that will help you understand the mindset and strategies of investors
  • Details about current real estate market conditions and the impact of investors on the market over time
  • A look at recent data from the U.S. census, NAR surveys, and other independent studies, as well as a discussion about what it all means for today’s real estate investors
  • Tips for acting ethically, providing a high level of service, and avoiding liability issues while working with investors
  • Advice for becoming a real estate investor yourself, including legal landmines to guard against
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 27083

Although this course has been approved by the state of Texas for 3 hours, the course content and anticipated time to complete the course is certified by ARELLO at 4 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.

Course highlights 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
Approval Number - 27947

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
Get Started - $29


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3 Hours
Approval Number - 28566

The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate 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.

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.

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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3 Hours
Approval Number - 27588

Although this course has been approved by the state of Texas for 3 hours, the course content and anticipated time to complete the course is certified by ARELLO at 4 hours.

In a race, you don't 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.

Course highlights include:
  • 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 policy
  • An explanation of the contents of the HUD-1 Settlement Statement
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3 Hours
Approval Number - 28146

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
Approval Number - 27084

Although this course has been approved by the state of Texas for 3 hours, the course content and anticipated time to complete the course is certified by ARELLO at 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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