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This Georgia-specific course includes seven (7) topics: prospecting and marketing, seller and buyer agency, CMA vs. appraisal, handling earnest money, the GAR Purchase and Sale Agreement F20 and exhibits and amendments.
Learn exclusive information not contained in any other 3-hour GAR Contracts continuing education course. This course reviews the Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR) Purchase and Sale Agreement F20. You will learn how to correctly complete each of the changed paragraphs, identify recent changes in the contract and explain important sections to clients. This paragraph-by-paragraph guide includes references and real-world examples authored by Greg Dunn, ABR, GRI, a longtime member of the GAR Forms Committee.
Ensure you know the requirements for the disclosure of potential hazards and your obligation to the consumer as a real estate professional. How can you protect your clients’ health and investment, and reduce your liability? Learn the regulations and standards for property disclosure as it relates to lead, mold, meth labs, asbestos, radon, and other environmental hazards.
Effective July 1, 2016, any licensee renewing a real estate license must complete 3 hours of continuing education on the topic of license law. This mandated Georgia-specific course breaks down the rules, regulations and laws regarding the practice of real estate into simple, easy to understand content. Topics include: transfer of a license from one firm to another, trust and escrow account requirements, unfair trade practices, brokerage relationships, management responsibilities of real estate firms, licensees acting as principal, advertising requirements and much more.
Foreclosure knowledge is a must in today’s real estate market. Explore the various contributors to the increase in foreclosure properties. Learn about the foreclosure process and potential issues that may occur. Understand the preventive measures that will help consumers avoid the stigma and damaging effects of foreclosure. Gain an understanding of the consumer’s alternatives to foreclosure.
Examine the purpose of property tax, how it is assessed and how it can be disputed. Learn how appraisers assess property value, how to work with the appraiser and how to refute an appraisal that does not seem to fit the property appropriately.
Contracts are an integral part of the real estate business and most transaction disputes can be traced back to the real estate contract. Learn the different contract classifications and statuses, and the requirements of a valid and enforceable contract. Review the different types of contracts used frequently by real estate professionals. Understand what constitutes a breach of contract and the different methods that can be used to remedy a breach.
Revisit the fundamentals of disclosure as it relates to sellers, buyers and real estate professionals and the obligations of each party. Review the “As Is” clause and the importance of material facts disclosure. Reexamine seller property disclosure and the significance of a home inspection for the buyer. Evaluate the difference between misrepresentation and fraud.
Effective July 1, 2016, any licensee renewing a real estate license must complete 3 hours of continuing education in an approved course on the topic of license law. This course meets the license law education requirement and examines the Georgia Real Estate License Laws, and the Rules required under Rule 520-2-.04(6)(f). Review the license laws and rules on brokerage, trust funds, and unfair practices.
Social media’s fluidity continues to provide change for the real estate industry, professional and client. There are currently more mobile devices than people, and those devices are being used to connect people globally using social media applications. As a real estate professional, ensure that you are using social media appropriately and ethically. Review the REALTORS® Code of Ethics to make certain you are in compliance while using technology and social media in your business. Learn how to stay abreast of issues surrounding social media, and processes you can implement to protect your reputation.
The US Congress and state legislatures have made it clear that ensuring everyone equal access to housing is an important goal. Real estate agents need to know what conduct violates anti-discrimination laws to avoid potential liability. Review the mandatory fair housing laws and issues that real estate licensee must understand. Learn the federal anti-discrimination laws, problems that can occur from fair housing violations, and your duties and responsibilities to treat all parties fairly and equally under the law. Explore the differences in which advertisements are viewed within the parameters of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and the Communications Act of 1996. Actual court cases and rulings will be presented throughout the course.
Revisit the basic concepts of property law, including the nature of property, freehold and leasehold estates, possessory and non-possessory interests, co-ownership issues, conveyances, property rights, and restrictions on those rights. Review case studies involving property issues that illustrate these basic concepts.
Learn the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Code of Ethics. Examine ethical practices and decision making for licensees. This course meets the NAR required quadrennial Code of Ethics training for REALTORS®.
Learn the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. Examine ethical practices and decision making for real estate professionals. This course meets the NAR required quadrennial Code of Ethics training for REALTORS®.
Gain insight into the real estate settlement process with a focus on the roles and responsibilities of the lender and title company. Learn how to better support your clients through the loan application and decision (underwriting) process, and how to assist with obtaining the required title clearance and documents. Familiarize yourself with the content and requirements for the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure to better assist your clients in understanding the impact these two disclosures have on the real estate transaction.
Limit the stresses of the property manager – tenant relationship! Learn the laws and rights both landlords and tenants have. Understand the specific laws that govern the landlord tenant relationship as they apply to both parties in the transaction to reduce the challenges, misunderstandings and disagreements that may arise. Discover how to find the perfect tenants for a particular property, craft a lease, maintain the property and manage expenses to make your business more successful.
Revisit things you know and perhaps have forgotten or put aside in your haste to make a transaction work. Learn how to address issues that may arise in the real estate transaction. Recognize the most common items addressed in the residential contract and review suggestions to effectively work with those items. Identify red flags in both the listing and the purchase and sale agreements. Learn how to assist and advise your clients about their due diligence during the inspection period. Review all aspects of the financing process from prequalification to contingencies. Examine title, escrow and earnest money as they relate to the transaction.
Start thinking outside of the box! Learn how to provide a level of service that goes well beyond your client’s expectation, and just pointing them to traditional commercial lenders. Learn creative financing strategies, financing alternatives and ways to educate your clients so they get the most out of their investment opportunities.
Understand the basic characteristics of investing to better serve the needs of your clients while assisting them in reaching their investment goals. Learn how to uncover your client’s motivations as you help them analyze various investment property opportunities. Examine formulas that allow your clients to determine if a property will meet their investment goals, and help your client determine the value of the property.
ADA legislation affects the business of every real estate agent. Find out what the laws cover and how it pertains to you, while refreshing your knowledge of the Federal Fair Housing Laws.
Agency laws were created to protect consumers involved in real estate transactions. Learn how to protect the interest of your clients and what is expected when an agency relationships is created in the real estate transaction.
This course covers the importance of having a property inspected, different types of inspections and how to evaluate each type.
This course is a must. Gain an understanding of how the sales comparison approach to property value can differ from other classic methods of property valuation.
As short sales become more prevalent in today’s market, many real estate professionals are expanding their business to help distressed homeowners who face foreclosure. Now is the time to gain valuable knowledge about the short sales process and strategies to ensure a successful short sales business.
This course covers the NAR Code of Ethics and reviews case studies pertaining to the code. Sample scenarios are included as a decision making practice for licensees. All REALTORS® are required to complete Code of Ethics training every quadrennial.
This course acquaints students to specific laws pertaining to commercial real estate ownership, transactions and federal laws governing real estate agencies. Includes agency, contracts, deeds, easements, estates in land, zoning, restrictions, tenancy, liens, foreclosures, title transfer, leases and court decisions.
This course will explain the difference between an exhibit and an amendment and help the agent to assess the necessary forms for various transactions. Many forms are covered in detail. The course will enhance the agent’s ability to identify the various provisions needed to complete an efficient ethical transaction.
This course will identify criteria for handling earnest money within the guidelines of the Georgia Real Estate Commission. It will delineate the responsibilities of the agent and broker regarding the handling of the funds and the necessity of time constraints. The functions of a trust account and required accounting system are also discussed. Laws governing agents who own rental property are also included in this course.
Avoid fair housing pitfalls! Whether you represent a landlord, tenant or community association, the varied and complex issues arising under the Fair Housing Act continue to confuse and confound even the most seasoned agents. Gain a greater understanding about fair housing laws and advertising; and explore the differences between the manner in which hardcopy and online publishers are viewed within the parameters of the Fair Housing Amendment Act of 1988 and the Communications Act of 1996. Review “The Chicago Lawyers Committee v. Craigslist” along with other court rulings.
Fulfills the NAR requirement for new members. This course covers the NAR Code of Ethics and reviews case studies pertaining to the code. Sample scenarios are included as a decision making practice for licensees. All REALTORS® are required to complete Code of Ethics training every quadrennial.
This course will present the elements of a buyer agency relationship and compares the services offered to clients as well as customers. This course will help an agent formulate a compelling buyer agency presentation.
Understand the different types of commercial real estate including office space, retail space and storage facilities. Additional topics include industrial real estate brokerage, site selection, land development, and the effect of local and regional labor markets on commercial real estate.
Covers math calculations involved in property measurement, commissions, return on investments, capitalization, loans, property cost and price. The course presents easy-to-remember formulas and numerous practice problems.
Covers the basics of a tax-free exchange of residential investment property. Topics covered include requirements of a tax free exchange, types of exchanges and the methods for transferring title when an exchange takes place.
The impact the Internet has on your business and the technology needed to get online is covered in this course. Learn to utilize the Internet and email to market your listings, manage leads, maximize exposure and locate valuable resources.
A brief history of the savings and loan industry progresses into present commercial real estate financing practices. The different types of financing available to commercial properties and their characteristics are explained in detail. Investment evaluation methods including property comparison, appraisal, capitalization rates, and the time value of money are also covered.
This course analyzes the typical provisions of office, retail, and industrial leases. Formulas used to calculate rent, key negotiation points, and technical issues unique to industrial leases are also covered in great detail.
Aspects of the commercial sales transaction and tax-deferred exchanges are covered in great detail. You will learn the essential elements of the contract, closing procedures, and documentation in a commercial sale plus the benefits of a tax-deferred exchange.
Learn what you need to know and do as a licensee when you are involved in your own real estate transaction.
Covers the fundamentals of brokerage office management. Some of the topics covered include guidelines for office financial and human resource management as well as budgeting and business planning.
All the various forms of residential real estate financing, including conventional, FHA, VA Loans, loan assumptions, purchase money mortgages, alternative financing are explained in this course. Lessons are also included on legislation relating to financing.
Presents methods and principles for pricing property. Covers pricing compared to appraisal, basic concepts of pricing property, principles of value, approaches to pricing property and application of the market data and replacement cost methods.
Defines key terms and identifies types of tenancies and rental agreements. Covers procedures for handling rental agreement termination, assignment, subletting, security deposits, trust accounts and trust funds and other practical topics.
The many different types of ownership available in commercial real estate and their implications are covered in this course. Issues addressed include liability, taxes, regulations, set up, and management as well as the benefits and drawbacks to each.
Course covers types of tax benefits for homeowners and how to calculate the taxes that will impact the purchase and sale of a home.
Reviews the fundamentals of writing contracts, using the GAR agreement forms. Topics include presenting offers, legal descriptions, suggested wording for the method of payment section, earnest money, special stipulations and problems to avoid.