- 4 Hour Lead Paint Awareness (#RC170519)
- 4 Hour Real Estate Contracts (#RC170521)
- 4 Hour Personal Safety(#R170515)
- 3 Hour Environmental Issues(#RC170512)
- 3 Hour Practical Brokerage (#R170516)
- Social Media Marketing for Real Estate
Lead Paint Awareness 4HR CE
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
Real Estate Contracts
This class will explore contracts and forms related to real estate transactions. Special emphasis is placed on the required elements of a binding contract, agency relationships, disclosure requirements, addenda/contingencies, and closings. All the elements of a real estate transaction must be accurate, and properly executed for the contract to be binding. It is important for real estate professionals to have a working understanding of the contractual transaction in order to best serve their clients.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Have a better understanding of basics of contract law and the elements of a contract
- Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers through an understanding of agency law
- Examine purchase agreements, addendums, and aspects of financing
- Have a working knowledge of necessary requirements to better serve your clients
Real Estate Contracts – (Lessons include time for a short, 5-question assessment.)
Lesson 1 Elements of a Binding Contract (29 minutes)
Types of Contracts
Lesson 2 Elements of a Binding Contract cont. (17 minutes)
Performance and Discharge
Lesson 3 Representation Contracts Agreements (26 minutes)
Lesson 4 Representation Contracts Agreements cont. (21 minutes)
Required Items and Other Provisions
Lesson 5 Disclosure Issues (20 minutes)
Seller’s Property Disclosure
Lesson 6 Purchase Agreements (23 minutes)
Required Elements of a Purchase Agreement
Lesson 7 Counter Offers and Addenda (20 minutes)
Lesson 8 Closing Costs (20 minutes)
Common Interest Community
Lesson 9 Roundtable Discussions (30 minutes)
Final Assessment (20 minutes)
Total Course length: 226 minutes (4+ hours)
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
Human activity has been impacting the environment for thousands of years. Industrial, chemical, and energy related waste materials have had an exponential effect on the environment. It has only been in the last 50 years or so that environmental laws have been enacted to protect public health, safety and welfare, as well as preserving natural resources. These and other issues have made environmental law more and more prevalent in real estate transactions and litigation, as opposing groups seek to contain and remediate costs associated with contaminated sites and similar issues.
1. Industrial Revolution
2. Energy Consumption
4. Environmental Revolution
6. Environmental Site Assessment
Substances and Environmental Risk
d. Petroleum Based Contaminants
e. Underground Storage Tanks
a. Farm Products
b. Heavy Metals
d. PCBs and PBBs
Brownfield Remediation TC
Federal and State Laws
3. Toxic Substance Control Act
4. Clean Air and Water Acts
5. Safe Drinking Water Act
7. Stigma and Value
Practical Brokerage Practices
This course brings together many of the most important aspects of a real estate broker business. If you manage or own a real estate company, or any company for that matter, a well thought-out office policy manual is a must. With an easy-to read manual, your staff and associates will know what’s expected of them. This course will explain how to write, produce, and distribute your company’s roadmap to success. Your manual should encompass all of the basics: a mission statement, personnel policies, and general procedures such as office attire, sales meetings, office conduct, terminations, and vacations. It is also important to include policies and procedures specific to real estate.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Outline and implement a working Policy and Procedure manual.
- Be able to list the criteria by which independent status is measured and to describe the employer/employee relationship.
- Apply standard accounting and recordkeeping practices and outline the requirements surrounding trust accounts.
- Have a solid understanding of how violations of the occupational code are handled.
PRACTICAL BROKERAGE PRACTICES
Lesson 1 (20 minutes)
1. How to Create an Office Policy Manual
2. What Should it Cover?
b. Agency Disclosure
c. Business Procedures
d. Do Not Call Rules
h. Office expectations
Lesson 2 (25 minutes)
1. Producing the Policy
2. Sample Policy
Lesson 3 (25 minutes)
1. Sample Policy
2. “Safe Harbor Provision”
3. Independent Contractor/Employee Status
Lesson 4 (30 minutes)
1. Trust Accounts
2. Guide for Estimating Sellers Expenses
3. Guide for Estimating Buyers Expenses
Lesson 5 (15 minutes)
Assessment (30 minutes)
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