24 Hour Package #1 | Iowa

$150.00

24 Hour | Online HD Video and Narrated Classes

  • 4 Hour Ethics and Business Practices (Required)
  • 4 Hour Real Estate Contracts
  • 4 Hour Personal Safety and Self Defense
  • 3 Hour Agency
  • 3 Hour Real Estate Disclosure Laws
  • 3 Hour Environmental Issues
  • 3 Hour Fair Housing

Social Media Marketing for Real Estate | Professional Development

0 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Class | Instructor: Josh Francis
Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and real estate.  Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.

Description

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

 

Code of Ethics & Business Practice


COURSE SYLLABUS

Code of Ethics. Realtors should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership. They require the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment.

Such interests impose obligations beyond those of ordinary commerce. They impose grave social responsibility and a patriotic duty to which Realtors should dedicate themselves, and for which they should be diligent in preparing themselves. Realtors, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow Realtors a common responsibility for its integrity and honor.

This course outlines the standards of practice expected of licensed realtors and provides several case studies to illustrate those standards.

Listings. The first part of this course 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.


CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

Introduction and Preamble

Article 1 Duties to Clients and Customers

1. Obligations
2. Agency Relationships
3. Disclosure
4. Offers
5. Confidentiality
6. Due Diligence

Articles 2-9

1. Misrepresentation
2. Discovery
3. Compensation and Commissions
4. Conflict of Interest
5. Contracts

Articles 10-14 Duties to the Public

1. Discrimination
2. Professional Standards
3. Standards of Competence
4. Consultative Services
5. Transparency
6. Kickbacks
7. Advertising

Articles 15-17 Duties to Realtors

1. Libel
2. Exclusivity
3. Solicitations
4. Disputes
5. Mediation and Arbitration

Business Ethics, NAR Code of Ethics and Pathways to Professionalism

1. History of NAR
2. Business Ethics
3. Professionalism
4. Enforcement
5. Arbitration Guidelines

Case Studies

1. Article 1
2. Article 12
3. Article 17
4. Commercial Cases
5. Conclusion

THE LISTING IMPERATIVE

Lesson 1

1. Importance of Listings
2. Factors
3. Best Practices
4. Types

Lesson 2

1. Pricing
2. Commission, Flat Fee, Ala Carte
3. For Sale By Owner

Lesson 3

1. Pricing Considerations
2. Due Diligence
3. Representing the Seller

Lesson 4

1. Disclosure
2. Marketing the Listing
3. Pitfalls
4. Etiquette
5. Ethical Considerations

Final Assessment


Real Estate Contracts

Course Description

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
Essential Elements

Lesson 2 Elements of a Binding Contract cont. (17 minutes)

Plain Language
Performance and Discharge
Remedies

Lesson 3 Representation Contracts Agreements (26 minutes)

Agency Relationships
Fiduciary Duties

Lesson 4 Representation Contracts Agreements cont. (21 minutes)

Listing Contracts
Required Items and Other Provisions

Lesson 5 Disclosure Issues (20 minutes)

Seller’s Property Disclosure
Material Facts
Exemptions
Alternatives

Lesson 6 Purchase Agreements (23 minutes)

Required Elements of a Purchase Agreement

Lesson 7 Counter Offers and Addenda (20 minutes)

Financing Addenda
Conventional Mortgage
FHA Mortgage
DVA Mortgage
Land Contracts

Lesson 8 Closing Costs (20 minutes)

Seller Contributions
Common Interest Community
Contingency Addenda
Cancellation

Lesson 9 Roundtable Discussions (30 minutes)

Supplemental Cases

Final Assessment (20 minutes)

Total Course length: 226 minutes (4+ hours)

 


Personal Safety and Self Defense

 


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.

LEGAL ENVIRONMENT

Lesson 1

1. Taking ownership
2. Use of deadly force
3. Stand your ground laws
4. Investigations
5. Precautions

PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS

Lesson 1

1. Rules of Engagement

Lesson 2

1. Freeze, Flight or Fight
2. Physiological changes
3. What to expect
4. Energy conservation

SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Lesson 1

1. Recognize, respond and reduce
2. Myths
3. Survival skills
4. Perception is reality

Lesson 2

1. Safety at work
2. Safety at play

SAFETY AND REAL ESTATE SHOWINGS

Lesson 1

1. Items in the home
2. Hiding spots
3. Liability
4. During the open house

 

SELF DEFENSE TACTICS

Lesson 1

1.  Firearms
2.  Pepper Spray
3.  Stun Guns

Lesson 2-5

1.  Onsite practical tips

REVIEW

 


Agency


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Real estate agents are subject to a broad range of legal and ethical requirements that are designed to protect buyers, sellers and the community at large. Buyers and sellers typically will delegate authority to a real estate broker to act as their agent when conducting real estate business. When this happens, an agency relationship has been created. This relationship falls under the domain of “law of agency”. This three-hour video course outlines the various types of agency and the standards of practice associated with each.

After completing this course  participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and implement the broad range of legal and ethical requirements that protect buyers and sellers.
  • Be able to describe and integrate the agency relationships that are created during a real estate transaction.
  • Outline the different types of agency and the standards of practice associated with each.

AGENCY

Lesson 1 Levels of Agency (25 minutes)

1. Special
2. General
3. Universal

Lesson 2 Dual Agency (20 minutes)

1. Benefits and Limitations
2. Disclosure
3. Rules

Lesson 3 Subagency (20 minutes)

1. Benefits and Limitations
2. Rules

Lesson 4 Cases (30 minutes)

1. Ford v Brooks
2. Woodson v DLI Properties LLC
3. Douglas Elliman LLC vs. Tretter
4.  Kasey Inc v Alpine Realty Now Inc
5. Sutton v Driver,
6. D&J Real Estate Servs. v. Perkins
7. KMM Invs., LLC v. Ritchie

Lesson 5 Cases (20 minutes)

1. Adar Inv., LLC v. Bayview Loan Serv’g, LLC
2. Gartner v. Rifflard
3. Duncan v. Maag
4. DeWitt Londre, v. Investment Real Estate Specialists, LLC
5. Cardoza v Reed
6. Ardent Service Corp.  v Grand Beach Real Estate Inv., LLC
7. Horiike v  Coldwell Banker
8. Auer v Paliath

Lesson 6 Cases (15 minutes)

1. Bastarache v  Edgerton
2. Bunger v Demming
3. Lawson v Keene
4. Hopkins v Coco
5. Schweitzer v Salt Lake Homeless Program

Assessment 30 minutes

 


Real Estate Disclosure Laws


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Real estate agents are subject to a broad range of legal and ethical requirements that are designed to protect buyers, sellers and the community at large. While disclosure laws are in place to protect the consumer, they constitute a legal framework that real estate professionals must comply with. There are a number of areas that require disclosure in real estate; seller’s property condition, agency relationships, lead-based paint presence, mineral/subsurface rights, and finally consumer financing requirements. This course covers the disclosure laws that real estate professionals must adhere to, the transactions in which they will come across these requirements, and case law to illustrate real life scenarios.

After completing this course  participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and implement the broad range of disclosure requirements that protect buyers and sellers.
  • Be able to describe and integrate the agency relationships that are created during a real estate transaction.
  • Outline the different types of agency and the standards of practice associated with each.
  • Know when and under what circumstances lead-based paint disclosure must be provided.
  • Have a good understanding of what mineral/subsurface rights are, and how they can impact a real estate transaction.
  • Be able to share with clients the necessary requirements outlined under the integrated disclosure rule “Know Before You Owe.”

REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURE LAWS

SELLER’S DISCLOSURE

Lesson 1 (12 minutes)

1. Overview
2. Defects
3. Common Defects and Examples

Lesson 2. (13 minutes)

1. Stigmatized Properties
2. Exceptions
3. Examples

Lesson 3 (13 minutes)

1. As-Is Clauses
2. Forms
3. CLUE Report

Lesson 4 (12 minutes)

1. Case Study
2. Recent Changes to Statutes and Regulations

AGENCY DISCLOSURE

Lesson 1 (14 minutes)

1. Agency Disclosure Overview
2. Fiduciary Duties
3. Disclosed Dual Agency

Lesson 2 (20 minutes)

1. Case Study

Lesson 3 (13 minutes)

1. Case Study

Lesson 4 (12 minutes)

1. Case Study

LEAD PAINT DISCLOSURE

Lesson 1 (17 minutes)

1. Seller and agent duties
2. Pamphlets and forms
3. Checklist
4. Case Study
5. EPA and HUD Notification and Disclosure Rule FAQs

MINERAL RIGHTS DISCLOSURE

Lesson 1 (19 minutes)

1. Overview
2. Impact on homeowners
3. Requirements
4. Case Studies

INTEGRATED DISCLOSURE

Lesson 1 (11 minutes)

1. Overview
2. NAR Position
3. Loan Estimate
4. Closing Disclosure
5. Best Practices

Final Assessment 10 minutes

 


Environmental Issues


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

History

1. Industrial Revolution
2. Energy Consumption
3. Synthetics
4. Environmental Revolution
5. CERCLA
6. Environmental Site Assessment

Substances and Environmental Risk

Lesson 1

a. Introduction
b. Lead
c. Mold

Lesson 2

a. Radon
b. Asbestos
c. Vermiculite
d. Petroleum Based Contaminants
e. Underground Storage Tanks

Lesson 3

a. Farm Products
b. Heavy Metals
c. Formaldehyde
d. PCBs and PBBs

Brownfield Remediation TC

1. Examples

Federal and State Laws 

1. CERCLA
2. RCRA
3. Toxic Substance Control Act
4. Clean Air and Water Acts
5. Safe Drinking Water Act
6. NREPA
7. Stigma and Value

 


Fair Housing


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

It is important to realize Fair Housing laws are very much a part of today’s real estate market. Both Federal and State governments employ “testers” to police the industry. Testing is not considered entrapment and the results are admissible in court. Fair Housing is the law of the land, and even in the face of some apparent exceptions, there is no room for discrimination of any sort in the business of housing.

The Fair Housing Act has its roots in the civil rights movement and is arguably the final great legislative achievement of the times. It is a landmark civil rights act that pushed back decades of discrimination.

After completing this course  participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history behind and the connection between civil rights legislation and the Fair Housing Act.
  • Recognize and apply the standards outlined by court decisions in Fair Housing case law.
  • Be able to integrate the rules and regulations pertaining to Fair Housing laws in the real estate industry.

Fair Housing

Chapter 1
Lesson 1 (15 minutes)

1. 1866 Civil Rights Act
2. 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act

a. Protected Classes and Prohibitions
b. Exemptions
c. History
d. Enforcement

Chapter Quiz – 5 Minutes

Lesson 2 (15 minutes)

1. Complaint Process

a. Steps

2. Amendments

a. Families
b. Disabilities

Chapter Quiz – 5 Minutes


Chapter 2
Lesson 1 (15 minutes)

1. Fair Housing and Real Estate

a. Advertising
b. Customer Service
c. NAR

Chapter Quiz – 5 Minutes

Lesson 2 (15 minutes)

1. Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter Quiz – 5 Minutes


Chapter 3
Lesson 1 (15 minutes)

1. Case Law

Chapter Quiz – 5 Minutes

Lesson 2 (15 minutes)

1. Case Law

Chapter Quiz – 5 Minutes

Final Assessment – 30 minutes

 


 

Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@onlinecti.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to our website and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Attendance, Privacy and Refund Policy).

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