- 4 Hour Personal Safety and Self Defense (Approval #67306)
- 4 Hour Drones in Real Estate (Approval #67304)
- 4 Hour Lead Paint Awareness (Approval #67570)
- 3 Hour Risk Management (Approval #67302)
- 3 Hour Finance (Approval #67301)
- Social Media Marketing for Real Estate
Personal Safety and Self Defense
This four-hour course is designed to provide important safety tips and precautions for personal safety in the workplace. This is especially true for real estate professionals as they are very often in situations that expose them to unknown situations, with unknown persons. Instructor Preston Taylor has worked in law enforcement for over 20 years, is a Police Academy Instructor, and a Defensive Tactics Instructor for over 15 years. He has acted as a speaker/trainer for the National Association of Realtors and the Michigan Association of Realtors.
It is important to understand the legal environment surrounding self-defense and the physical limitations that can be a factor for each individual. There are key “Rules of Engagement” that will help those who work with the public to recognize and avoid dangerous situations. If a confrontation does occur, the instructor outlines and demonstrates the best and most practical ways to respond to and reduce potential harm. This program offers self-defense techniques from the stand-up position using easy and effective gross motor skills, to ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention).
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Understand what laws govern personal protection and the use of deadly force.
- Recognize the pros and cons of firearms, pepper spray, and stun guns.
- Be able to effectively use the most practical precautions during both home showings and open houses.
- Become more confident in the use of physical deterrents and self-defense techniques.
1. Taking ownership
2. Use of deadly force
3. Stand your ground laws
1. Rules of Engagement
1. Freeze, Flight or Fight
2. Physiological changes
3. What to expect
4. Energy conservation
SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
1. Recognize, respond and reduce
3. Survival skills
4. Perception is reality
1. Safety at work
2. Safety at play
SAFETY AND REAL ESTATE SHOWINGS
1. Items in the home
2. Hiding spots
4. During the open house
SELF DEFENSE TACTICS
2. Pepper Spray
3. Stun Guns
1. Onsite practical tips
Drones in Real Estate
Drones are the new tool Realtors are raving about for their marketing and personal use. There are many potential uses for drones in the Real Estate industry, but there are rules and regulations you must be aware of. Stay up to date with technology and ahead of your competition. This course is designed to familiarize Realtors with the practical use of drones. The following topics will be discussed:
►Types of UAV/Drone Technology
► Federal Rules and Regulations associated with UAVs
► Cost of Drones (Pros and Cons)
► Drones in your Industry (overview)
► Acquiring Images
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Become knowledgeable about available technology and proper use of drones.
- Learn the basics of aerial survey and mapping.
- Explain the FAA application process for an FAA 333 Exemption.
- Learn the benefits of UAV application in marketing and advertising.
DRONES IN REAL ESTATE
Overview (20 Minutes)
3. Overhead Imagery
Types of Drones (25 Minutes)
1. Large Platform
2. Most Popular
3. First Person View
Federal Rules and Regulations (15 Minutes)
1. Drone Act
2. FAA 333 Exemption
3. Minimum Requirements
4. FAA Recommendations
Industry Uses (20 Minutes)
6. Pros and Cons
Marketing and Advertising (15 Minutes)
1. Real Estate
2. Resort and Hotel
4. Brand Awareness
Security (25 Minutes)
1. FCC Rules on Jamming
2. Airport and Port Security
3. Event Protection
Acquiring Imagery (40 Minutes)
2. Still vs. Video
5. Shadows and Color
Final Assessment: 40 Questions
Lead Paint Awareness
Traditional renovation work can create significant dust-lead hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed. Contaminated dust generated by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, healthy adults, and even pets. Practical changes in work practices can minimize and contain dust. The use of lead-safe work practices makes the job safer and reduces liability exposure. This course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification. You must complete an EPA accredited course for Certified Renovator Status.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Understand the dangers inherent in lead paint, including the risks and difficulties involved in renovation projects that involve older structures.
- Summarize the EPA and HUD rules required of Certified Firms and Certified Renovators.
- Determine if lead-based paint affects your work, and how to educate owners and residents in target housing, or owners and adult representatives in child-occupied facilities about how the work will affect lead in their property, and how to plan the work so that it is lead safe.
- Outline the process of proper set up so that dust and debris created by the work do not contaminate the property and leave behind lead contaminated dust.
- Describe how to effectively clean up dust generated by the work performed in the home or child- occupied facility; how Certified Renovators conduct a cleaning verification; and how to dispose of renovation waste.
Chapter 1 Regulation – 25 minutes
*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the role of the Certified Renovator. 2) Outline some of the EPA regulations surrounding lead paint renovation. 3) Explain why we are concerned with lead-contaminated dust.
1. The RRP Rule
A. Firm Certification
B. Individual Certification
2. HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule
A. Safe Practices
Chapter 2 Testing for Lead Based Paint – 30 minutes
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the regulatory requirements that affect renovation work. 2) Identify the recommended testing methods.
1. Educate Owners and Residents:
A. Renovate Right Pamphlets
C. Child-Occupied Facilities
D. Common Areas
2. Determining Lead Paint Presence
A. Test Kits
B. Other tests
C. Decision Logic Charts
Chapter 3 Review of Set-up Practices – 30 minutes
*Learning Objectives: 1) Establish containment systems that will keep dust inside of the work area to allow you to clean more efficiently at the end of the day and at completion of the job. 2) Outline best practices for reducing dust and dust exposure.
1. What is Containment?
2. Interior Containment
D. Entry to work area
3. Exterior Containment
A. Work Area
Chapter 4 Review of Prohibited Practices, Personal Protective Equipment and Dust Control – 10 minutes
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe work practices prohibited under the RRP Rule because they create dangerous amounts of dust and paint chips. 2) Identify practices to use to control dust, debris or paint chips.
1. Prohibited Practices
2. Specialized Tools
A. HEPA vacuums
3. Personal Protection Equipment
4. Controlling the Dust
A. Vacuuming the dust
Chapter 5 Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work – 35 minutes
*Learning Objectives: 1) Know how to conduct an effective cleaning. 2) Describe safe disposal practices. 3) Indicate how to check your work.
1. Effective Cleanup
A. Top to Bottom
B. All Surfaces
C. Checking your work
2. Interior Requirements
A. Visual Inspection
B. Cleaning Verification
C. Dust Clearance Exam
3. Exterior Requirements
Chapter 6 Recordkeeping – 15 minutes
*Learning Objectives: 1) Determine what records Certified Renovators and Certified Firm Managers must retain for each job. 2) Understand the time requirements for various records.
1. On-the-job Records
C. Common Areas
D. Child Occupied Facilities
2. Non-Certified Worker Training
3. Sample Reporting
Chapter 7 Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers – 10 minutes
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the roles of trained, non-certified renovation workers. 2) Outline the most important steps for training non-certified workers.
1. Teaching Lead Safe Work Practices
2. Role of Certified Renovator/Non-Certified Workers
3. Steps for Teaching
A. Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting
Final Assessment 40 Questions
1. EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Final Rule
2. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Requirements
3. Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools
4. Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right
5. Steps to LEAD SAFE Renovation, Repair and Painting
6. Hands-on Exercises
7. State and Local Regulations
8 . Regulatory Status of Waste Generated by Contractors and Residents from Lead-based Paint Activities Conducted in Households
9. For More Information
Risk is the potential, or possibility that something bad or unpleasant, such as an injury or loss, will happen. The various risks we face are fines and penalties for violating the law, either intentionally or accidentally; loss of money due to damages awarded in a lawsuit; or even loss of our ability to make a living in our chosen profession. This also includes injuries to ourselves or others. Since some risk is inevitable in the marketplace, it is important to carry insurance to protect against inadvertent exposure to risk. Risk management allows you to assess, identify and then determine what kind of agreements, insurance or policies will best protect your business.
Types of Insurance
1. General Liability
2. Errors and Omissions
5. Business Interruption
6. Directors and Officers Liability
7. Workers Compensation
Choosing an Insurer
3. CLUE Reports
2. Loss Prevention
2. Damage Control
4. Data Security
2. Security Breaches
3. Privacy Policies
4. FTC Best Practices
Safety Issues and Risk Reduction
2. Premises Liability
3. Ownership of Premises
1. Copyright Violations
Real estate agents wear many hats in their profession. They assist their clients with the buying and selling of real property. To that end, they market, list and promote sales. They advise, help negotiate, and consult with clients on market conditions, mortgages, legal requirements and financing to ensure a fair and honest transaction. Having an understanding of the legal environment surrounding the financial aspects of real estate dealings is one of the most important areas of expertise to be able to share with clients in order to build enduring and profitable relationships.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of case law that illustrates the problems in the conveyance of real property.
- Define and describe the types, features, and benefits of a real estate loan.
- Be able to apply the rules and regulations of state and federal agencies as they pertain to real estate finance; insurance, mortgages, loans and lenders.
Lesson 1 (25 minutes)
1. Laws Regulating Financing
b. Truth in Lending Act
d. SAFE Act
Lesson 2 (25 minutes)
1. Seller Financing
a. Purchase Money Mortgage
b. Land Contract
c. HUD Final Rules
d. CFPB Dodd-Frank TILA
e. Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Lesson 3 (20 minutes)
Lesson 4 (25 minutes)
1. VA Loans
2. Repayment of Loans
3. Private Mortgage Insurance
Lesson 5 (20 minutes)
b. Judicial vs. Non-Judicial
c. Lien vs. Title Theory
Lesson 6 (25 minutes)
1. Types of Mortgages
2. Assorted Cases
Lesson 7 (15 minutes)
1. Commercial Lending
a. Sale and Leaseback
b. Section 1031 Exchanges
c. Tenancy in Common
Assessment – 30 minutes
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