The 2009-2010 Mandatory Update Course will include:
- Agency Disclosure Requirements
- Selected Property Management Issues
- "Due Diligence" in Residential Transactions
- Licensing and Education Issues
- North Carolina Real Estate Agent Safety
Broker in Charge Annual Review
The 2009-2010 Broker in Charge Annual Review Course is a 4 hour course which must be completed prior to June 10, 2010 by ALL brokers-in-charge who were designated as a broker-in-charge prior to July 1, 2009 and who wish to remain a broker-in-charge as of July 1, 2010 for the 2010-2011 license period. This course will count as an elective CE credit and the BIC will not have to complete an "elective" course. HOWEVER all BIC's still must complete the annual mandatory Real Estate Update Course which all licensees must take each year as part of their 8 hrs of CE to be on active status.
Course topics include:
- Dual & Designated Dual Agency Revisited
- Compensation Issues
- Broker-in-Charge Requirements
Art of the Short Sale - SELLER
This course was designed to give real estate agents a better understanding of short sales from a seller perspective so they are better prepared to work in today’s market. Providing the insight required in order to expand their professional competence by growing their residential mortgage sphere of knowledge. The course objective is to prepare real estate agents to better serve consumers through a more in-depth understanding of short sales. We discuss:
- The status of the mortgage
- The status of the homeowner
- Most common hardships
- The possible cure related options
- The possible non-cure related options
- The documentation required
- Insider Tips
Auctioning: An Option Not a Last Resort
You will learn about the history, advantages and myths of auctions as well as learn some of the "lingo". Learn the legalities of who can conduct an auction, how to work with auctioneers, the components of an auction and how to determine if the auction method of marketing is the best choice for your client.
Basic Residential Construction
Become better informed about residential construction!
In this course learn to:
- Differentiate between the most common architectural styles
- Understand how to read dimensions from standard floor plans
- Explain the concept behind scale in floor plans, elevations, and details
You will also assess building site issues involving zoning, drainage, utilities, and access. Bill Gallagher will surely make you laugh AND learn in this informative new elective!
Eminent Domain: What Agents Should Know
As North Carolina’s population continues to grow, so does its need for infrastructure such as additional roads, utility capacity, schools, parks and light rail. Private property is taken for public use to facilitate North Carolina’s population growth. In this course agents will learn that taking even a small piece of a parcel can have a huge impact on the value of the remaining property, the process by which private property is taken for public use, what they can do to help property owners maximize the compensation they receive and identify a new potential client base.
Ethics: Principles & Practices
This course satisfies the NAR requirement of one ethics course once every four years! Course includes case studies based on real-life agency situations as well as scenarios. Also, in depth discussion of the NAR Code of Ethics, typical issues today's real estate professionals are apt to encounter, and guidelines to apply when debating whether a decision is ethical.
Maximize your time by satisfying the REALTOR® requirement of 2.5 hours and also receive NCREC credit for 4 hours of elective credit.
Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs, & Auctions
With the number of homes going into foreclosure and short sales today reaching unprecedented highs, it is increasingly important for licensees to stay current on these topics so as to remain competitive and successful in the market. This brand-new continuing education course discusses four hot topics in today’s market: Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs, and Auctions.
Get Into Your Zone: Zoning & Land Use Control
This course will assist you in better understanding the history of zoning in NC, the various types of Public and Private Land Use Controls currently in place in North Carolina, the differences between Re-Zoning and Special/Conditional Use Permits and when Variances are allowed.
Further, you will have a better understanding of how the zoning process works in general and specifically for your area and you will learn the "ropes" when assisting a client who is looking to purchase a property subject to a Re-Zoning request, a Special-Use Permit, a Conditional-Use Permit or a Variance.
Handling Offers Properly Today
New laws on "electronic transmission of contracts", the "E-Sign Act", and UETA will be discussed, as well as the basic rules on handling various types of paperwork and situations: offers, counteroffers, multiple offers, contingent sale offers on sale of property, and backup offers! Real life scenarios will be discussed and analyzed throughout the course.
Property Management in the New Century
There are many issues facing property owners and managers today, including:
- Management Agreement
- Federal & State Regulations
- Fair Credit, Criminal Checks, Occupancy Numbers
- Problems areas from the Commission and from NCAR
Sell More With Government Loans
Learn the unique advantages to the 3 types of government-insured mortgages, FHA, VA & USDA, and how they make homeownership possible to many more people. Explore FHA's little-known 'STATED INCOME' feature. Find out where your buyers can STILL get zero-down loans. You may be surprised at the number of people that qualify for VA loans.
A smooth and successful closing does not start on the day of settlement; it starts the day you begin working with buyers and sellers. This course discusses the steps a listing agent and buyer's agent should take from the first meeting through closing. Topics discussed include walk-through procedures, lending issues, handling of monies and proper closing techniques. As a result of this course, agents will be able to describe the steps necessary for a ''smooth closing'', apply these steps in each transaction and explain the proper course of action to their clients/customers.
Staging to Sell
The hottest design trend in real estate is now being taught with CE credit. Staging to Sell teaches simple staging techniques and design principles that get results without breaking the bank. Learn how to get sellers on board with the home staging process so you can sell their home faster and for more money.
Sustainable Housing and Building Green: What Agents Should Know
The movement focused on environmentally sustainable building structures has now moved into the residential market. This course covers the basics of sustainable housing, or "building green", and helps familiarize licensees with this emerging market.
Title Insurance for Real Estate Professionals
Title insurance is a part of the real estate machine to which all real estate professionals belong. This course will help brokers understand the basics of the title insurance business, including myths and truths. Learn to correctly read and interpret both a residential title insurance commitment and a title policy, and learn new information that will be useful in your everyday business.
Understanding the New HUD1 & GFE
Know what the changes to HUD and the Federal Good Faith Estimate mean for you and your clients. This timely course clarifies the most pressing and complex issues, including the new HUD (how to read it, understand it and discuss it with your clients); navigating the new "bait and switch" of the Federal GFE; the appropriate wait periods for loan applications and how these wait periods affect the real estate contract to close date; the ramifications of the new attorney selection process; the fees that affect APR; and the significant ways that the new GFE will impact HUD.