Reminder: Texas Real Estate Professionals, Complete Your Legal Updates

If you have not already completed a Legal Update I or II course, you must do so well in advance of December 31st, 2017.

The Texas Real Estate Commision Education and License Services Division has informed us that students must complete the current Legal Update I and II course by December 31 to satisfy your education requirements.  We will no longer be providing these courses after that date. 

If you still need to take these courses, please click HERE 

Your requirements: Sales Agents and Brokers must complete 18-hours of continuing education classes every two years. Salespeople must include eight hours of TREC Legal Updates I & II (These are 4 hours each). The other 10 hours can be based on elective training topics that are approved by TREC. Brokers must also complete a 6-hour TREC Broker Responsibilities course. The remaining four hours may be filled with TREC approved elective courses.

We provide: Texas approved continuing education that meets all of your requirements. We will report your continuing education to the Texas Real Estate Commission after completion.
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Does Your Company Have Your Best Interest In Mind?

There have been a number of assaults on Real Estate professionals reported on our nations news networks.  One such incident regarding a female real estate agent Beverly Carter is still making headlines. 

Carter was abducted and killed in 2014 after meeting a couple (Aaron Lewis and Crystal Lowery) who arranged a fake tour. The couple is currently incarcerated and serving 30 years and life sentences.

The victims family is suing her employer stating in a lawsuit document that “Crye-Leike was well aware of the life-threatening dangers Mrs. Carter faced in the real estate industry and had the duty to provide Mrs. Carter with the necessary tools, guidance, skills, information, awareness, consulting, training, support and technology to keep her safe. Defendants failed in this regard, and as a result, Mrs. Carter's life ended much too soon.”

While most companies have employee safety and welfare at the forefront of their minds, some safety aspects are often overlooked.  The Real Estate Industry has its share of hidden dangers and opportunities where an agents safety is compromised.

Certified training institute offers an online Personal Safety and Self Defense training program to help prepare you and your staff for the unthinkable. 

Course instructor Preston L. Taylor “PT” is a police officer with over 20 years of experience, and is extremely knowledgeable in the realm of personal protection and self-defense.

This online course offers self-defense tactics from the stand-up position utilizing gross motor skill (easy but effective) techniques as well as ground defense and ground avoidance (rape prevention) tactics which can be used anywhere in any situation. You will also learn to be aware of your surroundings and potential dangers.

Certified Training Institute also offers corporate discounts. Not only will you learn lifesaving skills, you can also claim course credits toward your state required continuing education.  Don’t wait until another agent falls victim to foul play, Be Prepared, Be Safe! Sign up today.

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Helping Buyers Live Large in a Tiny Home

Due to the skyrocketing popularity of two popular television series “Tiny House Nation” and “Tiny House Hunting,”  the tiny housing market has been booming.  Tiny house hunters have been scooping up these treasures for personal use as well as an opportunity to provide long and short-term rental properties.

A tiny house is typically defined as 500 square feet or less and can be customized to each owner's individual needs.  It can be stationary or mobile making it an extremely flexible choice for transient buyers. Some tiny homes are even made from recycled materials and shipping containers.

Although this lifestyle is dominated by Millennials, every age group can reap the benefits of tiny house living. Some buyers will not make this their “Forever Home”, others may see it as an opportunity to downsize during their retirement years and still be able to live an active experience rich lifestyle.

Real estate agents must keep an open mind and a Trail Blazer’s spirit when attempting to sell one of these tiny treasures.

You can assist in the process by educating yourself and potential buyers.

Start by putting together a marketing campaign geared toward the benefits of a “lifestyle” change as well as “Debt-Free Living” where a person can own their own home as well as enjoy having the extra cash flow to travel and experience life’s little pleasures without being encumbered by a large mortgage.  They must have the courage to downsize and commit to transitioning from living “Large” to living “Tiny”.

Each State and County may have its own rules and regulations regarding tiny structures. It is best to check with local building and housing authorities to see whether these homes are allowed to be placed on private homeowner land or vacant properties.

Encourage buyers to begin the process of downsizing and decluttering their current space, ridding themselves of any excess material items not absolutely necessary in their future tiny home. This means a full overhaul of their current environment starting with their clothes closet, kitchen items, and garage space. Of course, if they intend to sell their current home, retaining items such as enough furniture to stage the home properly would be wise. They’ll be amazed at how this exercise will free them from the burden of too many possessions.

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Texas Benefits for Veteran Real Estate Professionals

The Texas Real Estate Commission has streamlined and expedited the application process for service members and their spouses applying for a real estate license.

  1. Qualifying individuals will first need to determine if they want to be an Agent, a Broker, or an Inspector.
  2. Complete an application for the desired license
  3. Attach the Supplemental Form for Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses
  4. Base application and examination fees will be waved if
    • Your service, training, or education meets requirements for a license
    • You hold a current license from another jurisdiction with equivalent requirements
    • You held the license within the last 5 years
  5. Provide fingerprints for a background check
  6. Pass the written examination
  7. You may request to have your military education, experience, or training evaluated for licensing credit

 

 

 

 

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Oregon Broker & Principal Broker Renewal FAQ’s

How do I renew my Oregon Broker, Principal Broker or Property Manager real estate license?

  1. Take the required continuing education
  2. Enter the continuing education course information into eLicense
  3. Renew your license in eLicense
  4. Keep your certificates of completion for 3 years. (Your certificates will be available for you to reference or print for 5 years in our system.)

What continuing education do I need to renew my Oregon real estate license?

Brokers and Principal Brokers in Oregon are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education each two-year license cycle. If this is your first renewal, your CE must include the 3-hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC) and the 27-hour Broker Advanced Practices course. For all subsequent renewals, your 30 hours must include the 3-hour LARRC and 27 hours of electives.

Do you report my continuing education to the Oregon Real Estate Agency?

The Oregon Real Estate Agency does not require providers to report continuing education completion. You will be asked to upload certificates of completion at renewal time. We will make your certificates of completion available to you, stored in your profile, for five years.

How much does it cost to renew my Oregon Broker, Principal Broker or Property Manager real estate license?

$230 | Active license renewal
 $110 | Inactive license renewal

 I missed the due date for my Oregon real estate license renewal, can I still renew?

If you fail to renew your license before the license expiration day, you have one year to renew. Renew as you would for an active license, and pay the $30 late fee in addition to the $230 renewal fee.

Do I have to complete any continuing education if my Oregon real estate license is inactive?

No continuing education is required if your Oregon real estate license is inactive.


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Utah Real Estate License Renewal FAQ

What continuing education do I need to renew my Utah real estate license?

Utah salespersons and brokers are required to complete 18-hours of continuing education every two years by the end of the month of issuance. Included in these 18-Hours there must be 9-Hours of  Core Curriculum

How do I renew my Utah real estate license?

Licenses can be renewed no sooner than 6 weeks prior and no later than the expiration date.

  1. Complete 18 hours of continuing education
  2. Renew your license online by logging into the Utah License Management System.

How much does it cost to renew my Utah real estate license?

Broker: $48.00
Sales Agent: $42.00

Do I need continuing education if my Utah real estate license is inactive?

No, you do not need continuing education to renew as inactive so long as you renew on time.  If you miss your renewal date by more than 30 days you must complete continuing education and pay a $50 late fee.

 


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Michigan Salespersons & Brokers, Your Continuing Education Deadline Is Almost Here!

 Michigan salespersons and brokers are required to complete 18-hours of continuing education by October 31, 2018. Included in these 18-Hours there must be a 2-hour legal update course for each year of the renewal cycle each due by October 31st of the appropriate year. 


 

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6 Credit Hours | Online HD Video Course 
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$45

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Offer Valid Through 10/31/2017  

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September is REALTOR® Safety Month, Check Out This Weeks Tips

In honor of REALTOR® Safety Month, check out these tips and tricks for staying safe while dealing with unpredictable situations.

  1. Show properties before dark
    If you must show a property after dark, keep all of the lights on and the blinds open. Let a coworker know your schedule.
  2. Have new clients check in
    Ask new clients to stop by your office and complete an identification form and copy their driver's license to be held in your office. 
  3. Check open houses thoroughly
    At the end of an open house check every room of the home to make sure no one has stayed behind.
  4. Check in with the office
    Let another employee know where you are headed, who you are meeting, and when you expect to return to the office.
  5. Learn self-defense tactics
    This one is a given. Learning self-defense will increase your ability to defend yourself at work and at home. Certified Training Institute offers a 4-hour Online Self Defense Class designed with real estate professionals in mind.

 

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September is REALTOR® Safety Month

Real estate professionals face a variety of dangers every day. For example, you often meet strangers in isolated locations at odd hours, leaving them open to potential attack.

In honor of Safety Month, check out these tips and tricks for staying safe while dealing with unpredictable situations.

  1. Keep your work and personal social media presences separate. 
    Setting up separate work and personal accounts will make it harder for potential attackers to find personal information or photos that may give hints about where to find you off the job.
  2. Take time to evaluate your surroundings in new locations
    If you are viewing a property for the first time, make sure you are familiar with exit routes and areas where you could easily be trapped.
  3. Do not give prospective home buyers rides
    While it is somewhat common practice to provide rides for clients, it is much safer to drive separate. Avoid parking in areas where you could be blocked in.
  4. Learn self-defense tactics
    This one is a given. Learning self-defense will increase your ability to defend yourself at work and at home. Certified Training Institute offers a 4-hour Online Self Defense Class designed with real estate professionals in mind.

 

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Oklahoma Real Estate Renewal Guide

How do I renew my Oklahoma real estate license?

  1. Complete 21 hours of continuing education including
    • 1 hour of Broker Relations
    • 1 hour of Fair Housing
    • 1 hour of Professional Standards and Codes
    • 1 Hour of Hot Topics
    • 1 hour of Oklahoma Contracts
    • 1 hour of Oklahoma codes and rules
  1. Fill out the License Renewal form and send it to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission and pay the appropriate fee

How much does it cost to renew my Oklahoma real estate license?

$225.00 Active Status for a Broker Associate, Branch Broker, Broker Manager or Broker Proprietor
$165.00 Active Status for a Provisional Sales or Sales Associate 
$140.00 Inactive or Suspended Broker 
$110.00 Inactive or Suspended Sales Associate or Provisional Sales Associate

What happens if I do not renew my Oklahoma real estate license before it expires?

$10.00 Failure to renew your license by the 10th day of the month in which your license is due to expire will result in a $10.00 Late Penalty Fee

Where do I find courses to renew my Oklahoma real estate license?

Real Estate Training Institute offers several online HD video classes to renew your real estate license. Classes can be taken 24/7 from any internet capable device with the benefit of our friendly licensing experts should you have any questions.

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