Class Descriptions

Code of Ethics

This program is available in both 3-hour and 6-hour formats and covers the full Code and corresponding Articles and Standards of practice. The 3-hour module is required every four years to maintain REALTOR® membership and the 6-hour version is perfect for new REALTOR® orientation programs.

Fair Housing: Duties and Responsibilities of Real Estate Agents and Brokers under the State and Federal Fair Housing Laws

(Mandatory CE 2016-2018 cycle, 3 hour CE)

  • Introduction
  • Why do we have fair housing laws?
  • Testing Your Knowledge of the Fair Housing Laws
  • The State and Federal Fair Housing Laws
  • Enforcing the fair housing laws
  • New Issues in Fair Housing
  • Case Examples, Answers to Fair Housing Quiz

HAFA Short Sales

In 2009 the US Treasury implemented the making Home Affordable Program which included the Home Affordable Refinance Program ( HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). In 2009 another US treasury program (HAFA) Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives was introduced to assist sellers by streamlining and unifying the Short Sale Process. This program which became effective on April 5, 2010 did not include loans held by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. On June 1, 2010 Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac announced their participation in the HAFA program but their programs differ from the treasury’s program. This course explains the similarities and differences in the three programs in detail and will allow real estate licensees to assist their sellers in effecting short sales more efficiently.

GRI - 1

The REALTOR® professionals find the GRI designation a powerful tool for attracting and building new business. Earn the designation that makes a difference and increases your income and set yourself apart. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, less than twenty percent of all REALTORS® have earned the GRI designation. The 2010 NAR Member Profile survey results showed that REALTORS® with a designation earned a median income of $51,000 while members without a designation had a median income of $29,700. Expand your network of real estate professionals through course contacts to generate more leads and referrals.

Realty Security

To increase security and reduce liability, learn the essentials of Realty Security. It takes only a few hours, and agents will find the process fun and light-hearted. We provide you with the fundamentals of safety and the strategies for security to help you make smarter time, money and life-saving decisions.

Leveraging Your Listings

Learn about the top 7 features today’s consumer demands on your listings. Ground your technology strategy in real-world statistics, not hype or myths. Find easy ways to attract more hits, clicks and leads by providing the consumer with valuable content. Learn about the power of photos, virtual tours and deliver information more effectively and faster than ever before.

ePro Certification

Earning your e-PRO® certification shows consumers that you are willing to go the extra mile to provide the most up-to-date and sophisticated service, and truly be a successful agent. Applying advanced technologies and social media strategies to your business plan expands your capabilities, increases your reach and builds trust with your customers. Being an e-PRO® is good for your business – and good for our industry. (www.eProNAR.com)

Listings: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This 3-hour course discusses the property disclosure form and the information issues an agent faces in the listing process.

Staying on Track and in Compliance

Agents will learn to effectively communicate with today’s technology savvy consumer and be more available through multiple contact methods including a discussion on the best ways to provide the most up-to-the-minute information. The course will explain the privacy policy for consumer data, email best practices, and how to implement systems to avoid risk on the internet. Assurance that every phase of the real estate digital transaction is in compliance with all Federal and State Laws, Agency rules and regulations, Code of Ethics, DO NOT CALL and the Can Spam Law.

Unconventional Transactions

This 3-hour course covers the basics of short sales and foreclosures. What every agent should know before you list a property or write an offer.