The following courses have been approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission and are currently being offered to Realtor Associations and Brokerage firms throughout Florida.
Investment Strategies in a Distressed Real Estate Market: 4 hour or 7 hour CE credits NEW!
Buying investment real estate is THE secrete to Wealth-building. This is a comprehensive workshop on real estate investment analysis. It's back to the basics" when it comes to buying income producing properties in a distressed market. Topics include:
- How to select the right property
- Locating Distressed Properties
- How to determine Real Value of an investment
- Evaluating borrowing alternatives
Contract Mediation: 4 hour CE credits NEW!
Students will be given the tools to understand and work through situations that require mediation. This includes mediation between Buyers and Sellers as well as dispute resolution among brokerages. Students will have indepth study of:
- Contract Mediation Requirements
- Procuring Cause Criteria
- Requirements of Arbitration
- The Mediation Process
- 4 Case Studies on Mediation
Negotiating Great Contracts: 4-hour CE credit NEW!
This course is designed to train associates in the Art of Negotiating.
- Skills Required in Negotiating
- How to Close
- Summary to Successful Selling (I SELL)
- Writing the Contract
Prospecting: Guide to Lead Generation: 3-hour CE credit NEW!
This course will assist licensees in developing prospecting techniques and steps needed to insure they are the procuring cause in the transaction.
- Prospecting and Lead Generation
- Prospect Conversion
- Understanding Procuring Cause
- Steps needed to insure procuring cause position
Florida Administrative Assistant: 11 hours CE credit NEW!
Learn all the important techniques in becoming a successful Personal assistant in real estate. Topic include:
- Product Knowledge
- Real Estate Contracts
- Effective Office Management
- Working with Buyers
- Working with Sellers
- Assistant's Role in Closings
Continuing Education: 14 hour CE credits NEW!
- Core Law (3-hrs)
- Prospecting and Lead Generation
- Skills in Negotiating
- Contract Management
Lead the Field in Real Estate: 4 and 7 hour CE credits
This nuts and bolts workshop on the business of real estate is a "must do" for all new associates and a great refresher for those veterans that would like to sharpen their skills. Topics include:
- Goal Setting and Business Planning
- Hiring and managing Personal Assistants
- Listing Inventory Management
- Marketing and Advertising
- Managing Contracts to Closing
Ethics and Moral Turpitude: 3 hour CE credits
This course is designed to satisfy the National Association of REALTORS requirement for Ethics (2.5). In addition, this class reviews how crime and moral turpitude is dealt with by the FREC.
Prospect to Contract: 8 hour CE credit
In order to be successful in real estate agents must know how to prospect, negotiate and close transactions. The in an in-depth study that can have tremendous results. Topics include:
- Prospect Conversion
- Writing Great Contracts
Core Law: 3 hour CE credits
The Florida Real Estate Commission requires a study in core law as part of the continuing education required for renewal. This course is designed to update agents on current FREC rules and any important up-dates.
Contract to Closing: 3 hour CE credits
This is a comprehensive workshop on to review of the general provisions of contracts. Topics include:
- Contract Management including how to prevent contracts from becoming voidable
- A review of the CRSP-12 Contract & FAR/BAR-10
- A review of Procuring Cause and NAR's requirements in dealing with the issue
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