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Seller Beware: 32 Buyer-outs in a Real Estate Contract

Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Course description The real estate sales contract is THE most important document in a real estate agent’s briefcase. This course outlines and explains the entire Texas Real Estate Sales Contract for the resale of One-to-Four Family Residential properties and includes additional contracts and all related addenda explained by a seasoned negotiator.
Provider name Texas Association of REALTORS®
Provider number 0001
Course number 30678
Instructor(s)

Reba Saxon

CE credit 8

Legal Update I

Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Course description Did you know that as a license holder you have legal requirements and regulations for engaging in the real estate business? Perhaps you also belong to a trade association connected to the real estate business that has a code of conduct and you see that as a requirement for engaging in the business. There is more to your requirements than a trade Associa­tion expectations. It is every license holder’s responsibility to know and operate under the current laws applicable to their license. The course covers the requirements Texas law places upon all license holders regard­ing ethical conduct when facilitating a real estate transaction.
Course number 29622

Hours 4.0
Price: 

members of B/CS Assn: $40     Nonmembers & MLS only members: $50

Instructor

Carl Leatherman

Legal Update II

Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course description Did you know that as a license holder you have ethics requirements for engaging in the real estate business? Perhaps you also belong to a trade association for the real estate business that has a code of ethics and you see that as a requirement for engaging in the business. The law and the various trade association codes of ethics are similar yet not identical. There is more to your requirements than a trade associa­tion expectation. The course covers the requirements Texas law places upon all license holders regard­ing ethics and conduct when facilitating a real estate transaction.
Course number 29623

Hours 4.0
Price: Members of B/CS Assn: $40     Nonmembers & MLS Only: $50
Instructor Carl Leatherman

Broker Responsibility

Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course description The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

Section 535.2 of the TREC Rules requires a broker who sponsors salespersons, a designated broker of a business entity, and a licensee who is a delegated supervisor of one or more licensees (for 6 months or more during the supervisor’s current license period), to complete this 6-hour broker responsibility course to renew a license. Any licensee may take this course. Additionally, a sponsoring broker may, by policy, require certain licensees and employees to take this course.
Course number 31450

Hours 6.0
Price: B/CS Assn Members: $60    Nonmembers & MLS Only: $70
Instructor Reba Saxon

Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification Course

Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Course description The goal of the Military Relocation Professional Certification course is to educate real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support. Students will learn how to provide the real estate services-at any stage in the service member’s military career-that meet the needs of this niche market and win future referrals.

This course is designed to assist the licensee in gaining critical knowledge to develop their expertise when working with veterans and active duty military. To provide access to the resources needed for finding affordable, suitable and maintainable housing solutions for military personnel. This course will make the licensee aware of the most current updates and changes pertaining to military housing guidelines.

Please note this course has a 15 page pre-class reading assignment.
Course number 28893

Hours 8.0
Price: B/CS Assn Members: $100    Nonmembers & MLS Only: $120
Instructor Mac McFarland

Real Estate and Facebook 101

Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course description This course will provide instruction on using Facebook as a networking tool and the creation of real estate related business opportunities. Agents will learn to implement strategies on Facebook to present their services to a wider audience at minimal cost. How to integrate blog and RSS feeds into their Facebook page and become more efficient in managing leads with Facebook. It will allow agents to build their business/client network by having the ability to provide real-time status updates, photos/video of property listings.

This course is designed to introduce the real estate license holder to the business development and client-base building opportunities available via social networking sites with a focus one of the most popular site used by the real estate industry. By developing this skill agents will be able to market more effectively on a larger scale, find new clients and expand their current portfolio of contacts using this social media platform.
Course number 32279

Hours 2.0
Price: B/CS Assn Members: $20      Nonmembers & MLS Only: $30
Instructor Socar Chatmon Thomas

Real Estate Hot Topics: Don't Get Burned

Date: July 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course description This session examines current hot issues based upon changes in guidelines, policies, and procedures from TREC, TAR, state, and/or or federal sources. Potential topics include RESPA changes and how they affect current transactions; changes in licensing laws, including adult education. To properly price their listings, negotiate price reductions and effectively close reluctant buyers. Also how to raise the bar in terms of customer service, agent reviews, conflict resolution, and risk management. To help the license holder implement the best proven practices to make their customized services stand out from those offered by competitors. To keep the license holder compliant with the policies and guidelines that governs appropriate business conduct. The session will explain the changes and then help participants to identify best practices to better serve consumers.
Course number 31104

Hours 3.0
Price: B/CS Assn Members: $30    Nonmembers & MLS Only: $40
Instructor Candy Cooke

Applied Ethics - The Right Thing to Do

Date: July 31, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Course description Most active licensees understand that professional standards are an integral part of a successful license holder’s business model. Unfortunately, some brokers and agents don’t always adhere to the Canons of Professional Ethics as outlined in Chapter 535 within the Rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission or the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, and can end up in trouble. This course is designed to help the broker train their agents on how they can manage risk and encourage good business etiquette. In an interactive classroom setting, there will be real life situations and cases reviewed and discussed that were taken from recent Professional Standards cases, and chosen because they will resonate with those present. The broker or agent will leave with an accompanying eBook for later reference and a better understanding of how the Canons of Ethics and Code of Ethics apply to everyday business. This course does not satisfy the three hours of TREC Promulgated Ethics training.
Course number 32602

Hours 3.0
Price: B/CS Assn Members: $30   Nonmembers & MLS Only: $40
Instructor Candy Cooke

The Forms You Need to Know

Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

More Information coming soon!

Course description This course reviews the most widely used TREC and TAR forms needed to conduct real estate transactions. Included are various sales contracts and a wide range of addendum. This course teaches the proper use and completion of these forms and provides a comprehensive view of the types of contracts available for use in real estate transactions. It will also cover how to handle updates and changes to contract forms, along with other related documents and addenda.

This purpose of this course is to familiarize the real estate license holder with the most current and commonly used forms in a residential real estate transaction. Will learn to understand and use the proper form(s) for different real estate transactions so that they effectively serve their client. The course intent is to provide insight on the importance of using correct form(s) to ensure a successful transaction for the agent and client.
Course number 29848

Hours 3.0

The Buyer Rep Agreement

Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

More information coming soon!

Course description This course is for the licensee who represents buyers. It is designed to give licensees the skill and confidence to successfully navigate through the common areas of concern in buyer representation. Topics covered include compensation, effective presentation tools and skills, agent risk reduction practices and tools, and methods for getting the buyer representation agreement signed!
Course number 31158

Hours 2.0
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