- 4 Hour Lead paint Awareness (#950700905E 17)
- 4 Hour Real Estate Contracts (#90701105E 17)
- 4 Hour Drones in Real Estate (#950700105E 17)
- 3 Hour Environmental Issues (#950700205E 17)
- 3 Hour Risk Management (#950700305E 17)
- 3 Hour Taxes (#950700805E 17)
- 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
*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
*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
*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
*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
*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
*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
*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
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 –
Lesson 1 Elements of a Binding Contract
Types of Contracts
Lesson 2 Elements of a Binding Contract cont.
Performance and Discharge
Lesson 3 Representation Contracts Agreements
Lesson 4 Representation Contracts Agreements cont.
Required Items and Other Provisions
Lesson 5 Disclosure Issues
Seller’s Property Disclosure
Lesson 6 Purchase Agreements
Required Elements of a Purchase Agreement
Lesson 7 Counter Offers and Addenda
Lesson 8 Closing Costs
Common Interest Community
Lesson 9 Roundtable Discussions
Total Course length: 240 minutes
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
3. Overhead Imagery
Types of Drones
1. Large Platform
2. Most Popular
3. First Person View
Federal Rules and Regulations
1. Drone Act
2. FAA 333 Exemption
3. Minimum Requirements
4. FAA Recommendations
6. Pros and Cons
Marketing and Advertising
1. Real Estate
2. Resort and Hotel
4. Brand Awareness
1. FCC Rules on Jamming
2. Airport and Port Security
3. Event Protection
2. Still vs. Video
5. Shadows and Color
Total course time – 240 minutes
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
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
It is important to realize understanding tax laws is an integral part of running a successful real estate business. The ramifications of ignorance or inaccuracy in recordkeeping, tax responsibilities, or employer/employee relationships are severe and will bring a business down in short order. There are also many aspects of real property ownership, including depreciation, deductions, exchanges and more, that will greatly affect whether a business thrives or dies. Any real estate professional who plans to run their own business should be aware of the benefits, pitfalls, and requirements surrounding property related taxes.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Recognize the benefits of real property ownership, as well as 1031 exchanges, depreciation, and loss.
- Understand the tax responsibilities, hiring provisions and recordkeeping requirements of an employer.
- Be able to outline the specifics of real property indebtedness.
1. Tax Liabilities
2. Employment Taxes
a. Social Security
5. Reporting and Depositing
1. Taxable Income
2. Home Office
5. Income Benefits of Property Ownership
1. Deductible Items
3. Self-Directed IRAs
1. Partial Sales or Condemnations
3. Passive Loss
4. Section 1031 Exchanges
6. Case Studies
Final Assessment – 10 minutes
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