Courses

Tactics that work with motivated, excited sellers don't always translate well when working with short sale sellers and short sale buyers. Toss lender approvals, junior lien holders, and inflexible timelines into the mix, and you end up with a whole new ball game.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

When licensees represent clients in a commercial transaction, whether marketing the building or assisting in the purchase, knowledge of the building's structure and systems is vital. A building is comprised of its architectural features and its MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

With so many homebuyers turning to the Internet, the quality and positioning of your listings has never been more important. Good listing visibility is a must. Attracting Online Consumers: Listings and Syndication looks at how to put together a strong listing description and how to make syndication work for you, your clients, and your short- and long-term business objectives.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

It is widely known that government exists due to the taxation of you and your client's income and property. Your clients should be aware that tax consequences occur as a result of each real estate transaction. Although as a real estate professional you should not provide tax or legal advice, you can identify the potential income and other tax affects for your sellers and buyers, and advise them to seek appropriate legal and tax counsel.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Real estate professionals have a responsibility to know and understand the applicable fair housing and civil rights laws governing their workplace as well as their personal conduct. The public expects and deserves competent actions based upon thorough knowledge. However, federal definitions of "protected classes" expand and change. As licensees learn about and review protected classes and fair housing laws throughout this course, they will become better equipped to act with honesty, competence, and intelligence in serving their clients and customers.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Client advocacy filters into every aspect of your real estate business, starting with the method you use to pursue new clients through your follow-up call after you have executed a transaction. This course takes the concept of advocacy and applies it to everyday actions in commercial real estate. Numerous examples populate the course, including strategies to employ when pursuing new business, opportunities to educate your clients, and effective discussion points to help your clients see when an expert is needed. Good service means being an effective advocate, and this course will help polish those advocating skills.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

As a real estate professional, you're likely to encounter unexpected ethical dilemmas as you go about your daily business. That's why the National Association of REALTORS ® provides its members with a regularly updated Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Adopted in 1913, the Code consists of 17 Articles and supporting Standards of Practice that provide ethical principles for dealing with clients and customers, the public at large, and other REALTORS ®. Of course, knowing those guidelines and understanding how to efficiently put them into practice can be two different matters.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

A solid ethical foundation is an essential part of any good business practice. That's why the National Association of REALTORS ® asks its members to follow its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Updated regularly, this Code was first adopted in 1913 and consists of 17 Articles along with supporting Standards of Practice.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

The Commercial Ethics course reviews each Article, highlighting pertinent changes, and offers important takeaway points you can apply to your day-to-day business dealings. After all, most ethical issues aren't black or white. Understanding and applying the Code of Ethics to your commercial real estate practice can help you navigate these areas of uncertainty and make the smart decision for your client and your business.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Landlord representatives usually referred to as "leasing agents" or "leasing brokers," serve a key role in commercial real estate: getting tenants for their clients' buildings. Accomplishing that goal is a lengthy, multi-step process that includes positioning the product in the marketplace, identifying suitable prospects, creating and executing marketing plans, negotiating the deal, and managing all of the steps associated with the leasing process. Landlord reps must have their fingers on the pulse of their market. A thorough knowledge of tenant demographics, occupancy rates, leasing rates, and industry trends is essential. Beyond technical expertise, however, they must also be adept at relationship building, and must know how to coalesce the varying needs of tenants, landlords and leasing brokers into workable, win-win-win deals.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Real estate licensees who represent commercial clients, whether as buyers or sellers of commercial properties, must understand the process of valuing commercial properties. To best serve their commercial real estate clients, they need a solid understanding of how commercial properties are valued, how appraisers work, and how that important final number is determined.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

With more than 20 million veterans living in the United States today, real estate professionals can have a powerful and profound impact for those who served all while expanding their business in a patriotic way to an underserved market. Better serving our nation's Veterans and military families purchase a home starts with one simple question.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

The real estate market reflects the diverse population that is present in the United States today with individuals of different races, ethnicities, lifestyles, and cultures. The interests and goals of individuals within diverse populations influence their decision making process within the purchase of real estate. It is critical that the successful real estate professional understands and adapts to others' lifestyles.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

The financing of a home is as integral to real estate transactions as finding the home itself, and it is beneficial for you to have a clear understanding of the entire financing process. This course will help you to gain a better understanding of the changes the mortgage market has experienced over the years.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

From the time your buyers sign their purchase agreements, to the time they finally get the keys to their new home, the mortgage process can be filled with anxiety, frustration, and uncertainty. Through your understanding of the process, you will be able to provide your clients with a road map through the maze.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

The trend to "go green" now extends beyond weekly recycling efforts and the latest Hybrid cars. In fact, the effects of this movement are becoming increasingly visible in the real estate market. This means that it is crucial for you, as an industry professional, to have a thorough understanding of green home qualifications, eco-friendly remodeling possibilities, and energy-efficient technologies.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Commercial real estate investors have two goals: generate cash flow and produce higher returns. However, unlike other investment types, investing in commercial property is not simply a matter of buying at one price and selling for more. Commercial real estate must be considered in terms of the risks and rewards of the type of commercial property, income during the investment period, the investor's own situation, and how value and return are impacted by the economic, market, tax, and legal conditions (particularly zoning) for the market niche.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Real estate is no stranger to the white collar criminal, as fraud has become a major issue in the industry. Many lawbreakers use real estate as a vehicle to steal the life savings of unsuspecting homeowners and defraud lenders out of millions of dollars for their own gain. Federal, state, and local governments have taken steps to combat real estate fraud, but it remains a major problem-and one you need to have a solid understanding of to ensure you're able to shield your clients and yourself from being defrauded or unknowingly committing fraud.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Marijuana: not a topic you might have ever thought you'd see in connection with your professional real estate career. No matter where you stand on the legalization issue, the issue has spread to day-to-day real estate activities, whether working with buyers, sellers, tenants, or landlords in the residential and/or commercial real estate market.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

The Internet is rich with promotional opportunities. Whether it's a post on Facebook or a tweet linking to your new listing, whether it's a status update on LinkedIn, a virtual home tour on YouTube, or photo collage on Pinterest, there are plenty of different ways to promote your professionalism, highlight your expertise, increase your connections, and showcase your listings.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

This full package consists of all 6 elective CE hours for active licenses renewing a one-year real estate license for the second or subsequent time in North Dakota.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

This full package consists of all 6 elective CE hours for active licenses renewing a one-year real estate license for the second or subsequent time in North Dakota.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

This full package consists of all 9 CE hours for active licenses renewing a one-year real estate license for the second or subsequent time in North Dakota.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

In North Dakota, "agency" refers to the type of relationship between a buyer or seller and a real estate licensee. Buyers and sellers can enlist the assistance of a real estate professional to represent their interests and direct transactions on their behalf. Or, they can just get help in completing the transaction with their interests unrepresented. As a knowledgeable expert, you can guide clients through the process and help them resolve problems and challenges along the way.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Attacks on real estate professionals have made headlines at an alarmingly more frequent rate in recent years. While the newsprint is still wet (and the internet still on fire) with these shocking stories, everyone vows to do better, and the topic of safety is pushed to the front of training schedules-but then complacency soon sets in once again.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Perhaps no task is more important than preparing a professional comparative market analysis. Whether for a buyer or seller, the CMA, properly done, can mean thousands of dollars in their pockets, and can make the difference between a sale and a sale fail. But because it's such a well-worn tool, it's tempting for a licensee to get complacent with the CMA, and "phone it in." Don't be that licensee.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

For many real estate professionals, property management is a natural extension of their expertise. Whether you're thinking about taking on your first property or looking to grow your property management business, there are a number of important matters to keep in mind.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

First and foremost, you, as a real estate professional, are an entrepreneur. This course guides you through proven methods to assist you in developing a successful, workable business plan. You will learn about creating a vision for your business and the tools necessary to achieve that vision.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

While most real estate agents agree that referrals are fundamental to success, the majority of agents are still beating the streets in hopes of attracting business from strangers. The Sphere of Influence approach to building your real estate business is based on nurturing relationships within your circle of friends, family, past clients, neighbors and acquaintances.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

This course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how national and international laws define an electronic signature, how e-signature technology is currently being used by real estate professionals, and how you can use it in your day-to-day transactions. Additionally, this course looks at the use of e-mail to conduct negotiations and at several real-life case studies currently affecting how you do business.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Technology is a tool. Used wisely, it can free up time usually spent on mundane tasks to allow licensees to work at a higher (and higher touch) level of client service. Used poorly, it can alienate clients, and even put them-and the licensee's reputation-at risk.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

If you're an experienced residential licensee, a few of the fundamentals of commercial real estate will be familiar to you-the importance of location, for example. In many other regards, commercial differs sharply from residential real estate. You'll be working with executives, investors, and business owners in commercial real estate, individuals whose focus is squarely on the bottom line.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

In a race, you don't finish unless you cross the finish line. A real estate transaction can be similar. All the hard work, the showings, the negotiations, the contracts, and the communications are all part of the race. The final step, finish line, comes at the closing. The signing of all the documents and transferring of ownership from one person to another comes at the finish line.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is the most powerful tool that you, as a real estate professional, have at your disposal. Potential buyers, in addition to other real estate professionals, can view your listings through a multitude of websites. How you use the MLS communicates your level of professionalism and attracts people to your properties.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) acquires thousands of homes every year through foreclosure on properties that had Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgages. This course explains the processes and procedures involved in listing and selling HUD homes, including how the properties are awarded to individual brokers for listing, how brokers and agents are compensated for these sales, and how they are listed and marketed.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.

Unlike traditional homebuyers, real estate investors enter the market to make money. By understanding the trends that influence the investment market and taking the time to learn about individual motivators and criteria, you'll be in a better position to help your clients navigate this unique and dynamic market.


Students will have up to 1 year to access their course. Work at your own pace.