Renewing Your Ohio Real Estate License

How do I renew my Ohio real estate license?

  1. Complete 30-Hours of approved continuing education
  2. Log in to the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate eLicense Center
  3. Enter your license information and pay the appropriate fee

What is the fee for renewing my Ohio real estate license?

  • Salespersons: $135
  • Brokers: $180

How do I tell which continuing education requirements I have completed?

The certification number includes a letter that serves as a course-type designator

  • D – Core Law
  • G – Civil Rights
  • C – Canon of Ethics
  • E – Elective*
  • F – Computer Specific Elective*
  • B – Computer Basic Elective*
    *A licensee may only take a maximum of 15 hours of computer electives

How can I find my Ohio real estate continuing education due date?

Visit www.com.ohio.gov/real to look up your license requirements

Do my 10-hour post-education courses count towards my 30 hours of continuing education?

No, the state of Ohio requires you to complete the 10-hour pre-licensure course and 30 hours of continuing education.

I have extra continuing education credits; can I use them for the next renewal cycle?

You may roll over 10 hours. These hours will count for elective courses, they will not count towards the 9 core course hours.

Where can I find Ohio real estate continuing education?

Visit www.realestatetraininginstitute.com and choose from the selection of state-approved courses.

Who Submits Completed Continued Education?

Ohio Division of Real Estate requires that both the course sponsor and the licensee submit certificates of completion. Real Estate Training Institute reports course completions to the Division within two business days of completion. A course completion certificate will be available to print immediately upon completion of the course. It is the licensee's responsibility to submit all completed continuing education certificates to the Division when renewing their license.

 


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Commercial Real Estate: An Attractive Victim for Hackers

Data breaches affect every kind of business and Internet user. And sophisticated hackers target commercial real estate in hopes of a big payday, according to Minnesota lawyer Nadeen Schwen, in an interview with Minnesota Lawyer.

Why do hackers target real estate business?

Hackers follow the money. Schwen says they have many chances to manipulate and profit off of real estate transactions and target everyone from attorneys, to buyers, to agents, to brokers online.

Once a hacker has compromised an email thread, they will send out bogus invoices, bank documents or receipts and pose as a major player in the real estate transaction. As soon as the target of the email authorizes any transaction, they kiss that money goodbye.

How do I keep my business safe?

  1. Change your passwords. This is the simplest defense and will be most effective when passwords have a mix of numerals, characters, letters and a mix of capital and lowercase. Change your log-in info often.
  2. Protect customer data. Any financial information or sensitive information should be considered valuable and protected with encryption software.
  3. Surf safely. Block and limit sites that you and your employees can view.
  4. Invest in anti-virus software. Get over the dread of paying a big price tag upfront. If a hack happens, it could spell catastrophe down the line.
  5. Keep your software up to date and use the latest versions of any apps or technology you employ at your business.
  6. Use secure devices. Do not do business on public computers or shared devices, that may unintentionally store log-in information and other data.
  7. Make a plan. Devise a cyber security policy and make sure your employees understand how it works. Figure out how your company will secure data, back up data, and create an emergency response plan in the event of an attack.

 


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Mississippi Real Estate Investors Jailed After Bid-Rigging Scheme

Nine real estate investors in southern Mississippi are facing jail time and hefty fines after violating federal antitrust laws, reports WLOX. On February 21, 2019, Christopher Vaughan and Jon Gregg Goodhart Jr. were ordered four months jail time for their part in a bid-rigging scheme.

WLOX reports that Vaughan and Goodhart Jr. conspired not to bid against each other on properties at real estate foreclosure auctions between 2009 and 2017. They predetermined a bid winner and exchanged payouts to their counterparts who did not compete against them in the bidding process.

Their illegal agreement prevented competition and drove property prices down. Vaughan was ordered to pay $20,000 in fines plus restitution. Ivan Spinner, Jason Boykin, Shannon Boykin, Kimberly Foster, Kevin Moore, Chad Nichols and Terry Tolar were also sentenced in a separate part of the same investigation.

They were sentenced to four months of jail plus fines between $20,000 to $48,000 and restitution to victims of their crimes. Bid rigging is market manipulation has been illegal since the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. Experts say bid rigging hurts free market competition as well as taxpayers and consumers.

Bid rigging comes in many forms, according to Investopedia:

  • Rotating the bid winner
  • Intentionally selecting bidders to sit out of the auction process to let someone else win
  • Placing uncompetitive bids to let another bidder win
  • “Phantom bidders” that place fake bids to spur real bidders to go higher than normal

Bid rigging and other ethical and legal topics are covered in our comprehensive continuing education classes.

The classes are available online from any Wi-Fi connection on tablet, computer or cellphone.

 


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Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Hosting $10,000 Real Estate Seminar

Investor, developer and reality star Joe Gorga is offering his real estate tips in a special, one day class. While he promises a day with him will change your career, it will cost you. A lot. $10,610.38 to be exact. So, what, precisely, does that buy you? The pricey seminar comes with a front row seat at his March 23 seminar at the Westin Hotel, a signed copy of his book, and a full day in the life of Joe Gorga.

Joe and his wife Melissa Gorga have been stars on the Real Housewives of New Jersey since 2011. The show often features his real estate and construction ventures, plus plenty of footage of the couple’s 9,500 square foot mansion in Montville. Which, by the way, sold in 2018 for a little more than $3 million.

Joe Gorga has made his millions through his career in real estate, and you can too. These days, real estate education is accessible, and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Classes and continuing education are available online from any tablet, phone or computer. The resources are available 24/7. New Jersey’s real estate licenses require 12 hours of continuing education every two years, and needs to be done by April 30, 2019.

 


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Georgia Real Estate License Renewal

What are my Georgia real estate continuing education requirements?

Salespersons and Brokers in Georgia must complete 36 hours of continuing education each four-year license cycle. 3 of the 36 hours must be in Georgia License Law.

How often must I renew my Georgia real estate license?

Georgia real estate licenses must be renewed every four years.

When do I need to renew my Georgia real estate license?

Real estate professionals are required to renew their real estate license no later than midnight of the renewal due date to avoid lapsing and incurring a late fee. The renewal period is open to licensees 120 days prior to their renewal date.

How do I renew my Georgia real estate license?

You can renew your license 24 hours a day, seven days a week, up to 120 days prior to the renewal date. You must renew by midnight of your renewal due date to avoid lapsing and incurring a late fee. You will need a password to renew online. If you already have a password for the online transactions, use the same password. If you do not, click here for instructions on how to establish a password.

How much does it cost to renew my Georgia real estate license?

$125 | Salesperson, Associate Broker or Broker
There is a $25 discount for using the online renewal.

I missed the due date for my Georgia real estate license renewal, can I still renew?

If you missed the license renewal date, your license is considered lapsed and you will need to reinstate the license. You will be able to reinstate your license online; a late fee will be charged.

Prior to reinstating a license online, each licensee must submit a “secure and verifiable document” for identification purposes and a “notarized affidavit” as detailed in the Lawful Presence Verification form, if not already on file with GREC.

Please allow five business days from the submission of your information for GREC to notate your license record so that you will be able to reinstate online.

Your license will be reinstated to an active status only if:

  • It is less than 30 days past due
  • Your license was in an active status prior to the renewal date
  • All required CE credits have been completed and posted to your record

In all other situations, your license will be reinstated to an inactive status. If you are reinstated to an inactive status, all required CE credits must be completed and posted to your record before you can hold an active license. To change your license status from inactive to active, please submit a Change Application.

If your license has lapsed for more than one year, you will NOT be able to reinstate your license online. You will need to use a Reinstatement Application and a late fee will be charged. After the commission processes your application, a new wall license and pocket card will be mailed to you within two business days.

Do I have to complete any continuing education if my Georgia real estate license is inactive?

No. However, Georgia law requires that any licensee with a license on inactive status for more than two years complete six hours of education for every year the license was inactive prior to returning to active status. Courses must be taken no more than one year prior to the date of the reactivation of the license.

Are your courses approved by Georgia Real Estate Commission?

Yes! Our school code is 7848. Course approval numbers are listed in the course title.

Do you report my continuing education to Georgia Real Estate Commission?

Yes. We will report your continuing education to the Georgia Real Estate Commission within 3 days of course completion. It will take 24-48 hours for your course completion to be reflected in GREC’s database. We also provide you with a printable certificate of completion available immediately after you complete your course.

How long do I have to complete my courses after I purchase them?

Individual courses are available for six months from the date of purchase. The purchase of a package will give you access to the coursework for the full length of your licensing cycle (4 years).

Do I have to complete my Georgia real estate course at one time?

No! You do not have to complete each course in one sitting. Your courses are available to you from any internet enabled device, and our system will keep track of where you start and stop. Our courses are usually broken into 20-25 minutes intervals, which will make it easy for you to complete your course when it’s convenient for you!

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Listings and Technological Ethics for Florida Sales Agents and Brokers

Listings and Technological Ethics is the focus of a 3-hour course created by instructor Steve Carvelli.

The first part of the course, Listings, will outline types of listings; how to match type to a clients’ needs and expectations, and how to effectively price the commission and/or fee for the listing. This course will also look at marketing strategies that generate listings, how to measure their effectiveness relative to the overall market; and most importantly, how the conduct of our business in this technology-laden environment relates to listing generation and marketing.

The second chapter, Technology, and Ethics will discuss the conduct of brokers, agents, and all practitioners of real estate. We will look at changes in conduct caused by technology, and how the ethical considerations for such conduct have been affected, or perhaps not affected. We will look at the ethical issues that persist in our practice over time, the new ones that are evolving, and the new emerging issues that will populate our future.

After completing the course in its entirety, you will be able to:

  1. To provide real estate licensees the tools and resources to enhance their listing literacy and better apply and adapt the contractual types to client need and expectations.
  2. To review and strengthen the ethical framework that a licensee should utilize when soliciting and taking listings.
  3. To develop and even expand a licensee’s knowledge of the ethical considerations that arise with the growing use of technology in the real estate industry.

Florida Real Estate Sales Associates and Brokers, are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education every two years to renew their license including 3-hours of Florida Core Law and 3-hours of Ethics and Business Practices.  If you are a member of NAR, you are required to complete a Code of Ethics course before 12/31 in order to renew your membership.


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Colorado Real Estate Renewal FAQ

How do I renew my Colorado real estate license?

  1. Complete 24-hours of continuing education
  2. Colorado requires that brokers renew their license through their online system. You will need to register for an account if you do not already have one.
  3. Pay the $123 Renewal Fee

What are my Colorado real estate continuing education requirements?

Brokers in Colorado are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education each three-year licensing cycle. Half of those hours (12 hours) must be comprised of three different 4-hour Annual Commission Update Course. These courses are only available from January 1st through December 31st of their year and must be completed prior to December 31st. The remainder of the required hours (12) may be any combination of elective credit hours approved by DORA.

How much does it cost to renew my Colorado real estate license?

$123.00 | Broker Base Rate Renewal

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How often must I renew my Colorado real estate license?

Colorado Broker licenses must be renewed every three years.

When do I need to renew my Colorado real estate license?

Currently, all Colorado broker licenses expire on the anniversary date of the date of issuance. However, starting January 1, 2018, all licenses will move to a December 31stexpiration date. DORA is currently ironing out the details.

I missed the due date for my Colorado real estate license renewal, can I still renew?

Yes. Brokers in Colorado may renew their license up to two years past their expiration date.

Do I have to complete any continuing education if my Colorado real estate license is inactive?

No. If your license is inactive you do not need to complete any continuing education. Prior to the reactivation your license, you will be required to show proof of completion of the required continuing education or completion of the 24-hour Broker Reactivation course.

If your license has been inactive for longer than three years, you MUST complete either:

  • The State portion of the Colorado Broker’s Exam, or
    • 48 hours in Colorado Contracts & Regulations and 24 hours in Real Estate Closings (for a total of 72 hours)

Where do I find Colorado approved real estate broker continuing education?

Real Estate Training Institute provides online video courses that are approved by the Colorado Division of Real Estate & Available 24/7!

Are your courses approved by Colorado Division of Real Estate?

Yes! Our course approval numbers are included in the course title.

How long do I have to complete my courses after I purchase them?

Individual courses are available for six months from the date of purchase. The purchase of a package will give you access to the coursework for the full length of your licensing cycle (3 years).

A note about the Annual Commission Update course – per Colorado Department of Real Estate requirements, the Annual Commission Update course is only available during the calendar year that course pertains to, and it must be completed prior to December 31st of that year. For example, the current 24-hour complete package includes 2017, 2018, 2019 Annual Commission Update courses in addition to 12 elective hours. Only the 2017 Annual Commission Course has content that is available to be reviewed, and it must be completed prior to December 31, 2017. On January 1, 2018, the 2018 Annual Commission update will be made available to you, and the 2017 Annual Commission update will no longer be available.

Do I have to complete the course at one time?

No! You do not have to complete each course in one sitting. Your courses are available to you from any internet enabled device, and our system will keep track of where you start and stop. Our courses are usually broken into 20-25 minutes intervals, which will make it easy for you to complete your course when it’s convenient for you!


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Kansas Real Estate Renewal Guide

How do I renew my Kansas real estate license?

Licenses can be renewed 45 days prior to the expiration date.

  1. Complete 12-hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by logging into the Kansas Real Estate Commission site.

What continuing education do I need to renew my Kansas real estate license?

Kansas salespersons and brokers are required to complete 12-hours of continuing education. For salespersons, this must include a 3-hour core class and 9-hours of electives. For brokers, you must complete 6-hours of core and 3-hours of electives.

When do I need to renew my Kansas real estate broker or salesperson license?

License expiration dates are staggered over a two-year period, with a different group of the alphabet expiring every other month. Education and license renewal must be completed by the last day of the month immediately preceding the license expiration date.

Staggered Renewal Schedule

How much does it cost to renew my Kansas real estate license?

Broker: $175.00
Sales Agent: $125.00

Do I need continuing education if my Kansas real estate license is inactive?

No, you do not need continuing education to renew as inactive so long as you renew on time.


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Tick Tock: Nebraska Real Estate Agents & Brokers License Renewal

Nebraska Realtors and Brokers with a license beginning with an even number are required to complete 18 hours of continuing education which must include 12 hours of designated subject matter.  The deadline is November 30th, 2018. Real Estate Training Institute has everything you need to meet Nebraska's continuing education requirements.

We provide: Nebraska approved continuing education that meets all of your requirements.

You can complete your continuing education anywhere, anytime with a smartphone, tablet or computer that is connected to the internet. These courses also allow you to print a certificate immediately upon completion.

License renewal costs:

Salesperson Renewal Fee (2 years) - $230
Broker Renewal Fee (2 Year) - $290

We've taken the liberty of answering a few of your questions below.

How much real estate continuing education is required?

Nebraska licensees are required to complete 18 hours of continuing education each two-year cycle. Of that 18 hours, 12 hours must be in designated subject areas. Courses that are approved for designated subject areas contain an “R” in the approval number.

If I am unable to complete my Nebraska real estate continuing education by the expiration date, can I still renew?

Yes, licensees may renew their license after the expiration date. Continuing education must be completed before a license may be renewed. There is a late fee of $25 per month that the license is expired. Licensees must renew their license prior to June 30 or they will be required to re-take and pass the exam. Continuing education requirements must be met before the licensee will be approved by the NREC to take the exam.

How Do I Renew My Nebraska Real Estate License?

You can complete your renewal form by following the link listed here: Submit Renewal Form Online

 


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Avoid Common Mistakes When Renewing Your License

Real estate professionals are required to renew their license at the end of their state’s renewal cycle. Here are a few common renewal issues to avoid:

  1. Understand the difference between code and core.  Code of Ethics (COE) is a class NAR requires all REALTORS to take once every two-year cycle. It’s not required for a state license but it is a requirement to keep your REALTOR membership. Core is continued education implemented by a state and is a requirement to renew on the state level, separate from NAR membership.
  2. Make sure you complete the appropriate number of CE credits. E.g., Idaho Real Estate Commission requires 12 CE credits per renewal cycle, in addition to the 2 CE credits required for core. If a licensee is not sure how many CE credits they should take for their state, they can look up the continuing education requirements at Real Estate Training Institute. Real Estate Training Institute offers online CE classes in HD video or fully narrated, with printable text.
  3. Don't forget your post-license requirements. Many real estate professionals miss their post-license education requirements and jump right into their continuing education. The state will not allow you to renew your license if you haven't completed the state required post-license courses.

Real Estate professionals must be aware of the renewal cycle they’re on and how many CE credits to take.  It’s important to not wait until the last minute to renew your license. Visit Real Estate Training Institute and get your CE credits done quick and easy.


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