Texas 18 Hour Sales Agent Package

$89.00

18 Hour | Online HD Video

  • 4 Hour Legal Update I 2018-2019  (#33197)
  • 4 Hour Legal Update II 2018-2019  (#33198)
  • 4 Hour Contracts (#32611)
  • 3 Hour  Code of Ethics (#32606)
  • 3 Hour Fair Housing (#32607)
  • 0 Credit – 1.5 Hour Social Media Marketing Course – $39 Value Free!

Note:  Legal Update courses MUST BE COMPLETED by December 31, 2019 in order to satisfy the education requirement.

Description

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

 


Legal Update I
2018 – 2019


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of some of the many legal updates that have occurred in the Texas real estate industry. This course provides an understanding and working knowledge of a license holder’s responsibilities and obligations related to rule changes, leasing and property management, sales transactions, contracts and addenda forms, and current hot topics. This course sets out specific requirements and best practices.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of TREC, and describe how the rules and regulations must be implemented in the practice of real estate in Texas.
  • Summarize general and specific leasing property management best practices.
  • Discuss the legislative changes and disclosure regulations surrounding buyers, landlords, tenants, and sellers.
  • Understand the changes to the promulgated contract and addendum forms.
  • Describe the issues surrounding unescorted access to vacant rental property, ADA compliant websites and FIRPTA.

Chapter 1: Statute & Rules Update

  • Statutory Changes
  • TREC Rule Changes
  • Proposed TREC Rule Changes

Chapter 2: Leasing

  • Legislative Summary
  • A Real Estate Agent in Texas Cannot Represent No One…
  • What is a Lease Listing Agent v. a Leasing Agent?
  • Residential Leasing or Commercial Leasing?
  • What is the Landlord Looking For?
  • Considering the Applications and the Applicants
  • Fair Housing

Chapter 3: Property Management

  • Inexperienced Agents Performing Duties of a Property Manager
  • Trust Accounts
  • Fair Housing Issues
  • Summary
  • It’s Always Something…
  • TREC FAQs

Chapter 4: Sales Transactions

  • Seller’s Disclosure
  • Court Cases

Chapter 5: Promulgated Contract & Addendum Forms

  • Summary of Changes Made in 2017 to the TREC Contract Forms
  • New Addenda
  • Condominium Contract & Addendum (review of differences from 1-4 Family Residential Contract)
  • Farm & Ranch (review of differences from 1-4 residential contract)
  • Q&A
  • Broker Information and Agreement for Payment of Brokers’ Fees
  • Q&A
  • MLS System Differences
  • Court Cases

Chapter 6: Hot Topics

  • Unescorted Access to Vacant Rental Property
  • ADA Compliant Websites
  • Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA)

Appendix A: Bills from the 85th Legislative Session that Impact Property Management
Appendix B: Residential Condominium Contract (Resale) and Farm and Ranch Contract


Legal Update II
2018 – 2019


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of some of the many legal updates that have occurred in the Texas real estate industry. This course provides an understanding and working knowledge of a license holder’s responsibilities and obligations related to professional ethics, fair housing and anti-discrimination standards, agency, the recovery fund, recent topics of interest, and court cases. This course sets out specific requirements and best practices.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the standards of practice expected of licensed real estate professionals as as required by Texas law.
  • Be able to integrate the rules and regulations pertaining to Fair Housing laws in the real estate industry.
  • Summarize general and specific fiduciary duties, including responsibility for disclosure and agency requirements.
  • Understand the sanctions and penalties for violations of the Texas code.

Chapter 1: Ethics Requirements for Engaging in Real Estate

  • Fidelity
  • Integrity
  • Competency
  • Consumer Information
  • TREC and TAR: What’s the Difference
  • Court Case

Chapter 2: Fair Housing and Anti-Discrimination Standards

  • Discriminatory Practices (22 TAC 531.19)
  • Senior Housing Exemptions
  • Advertising
  • Court Case

Chapter 3: Agency

  • IABS Redux (aka Information About Brokerage Services form Pop Off!)
  • IABS Pop Off
  • Failure Along the Way
  • Court Cases

Chapter 4: Recovery Fund

  • Real Estate Recovery Trust Account and Funds
  • Filing a Claim for Reimbursement

Chapter 5: Hot Topics

  • Use of Unlicensed Assistants in Real Estate Transactions
  • How to Handle Multiple Offers
  • Rebate Issues
  • Broker or Agent Acting as Principal
  • Coming Soon Advertisements

Chapter 6: Court Cases

 


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)

 


Code of Ethics


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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.


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
Chapter Quiz

Articles 2-9

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

Chapter Quiz

Articles 10-14 Duties to the Public

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

Chapter Quiz

Articles 15-17 Duties to Realtors

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

Chapter Quiz

Business Ethics, NAR Code of Ethics and Pathways to Professionalism

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

Chapter Quiz

Case Studies

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

Chapter Quiz

 


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


 

 

Social Media Marketing for Real Estate

Course Description

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.


 

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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