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5 Essential Strategies to Serving Seniors

TREC # 03-00-067-28895
Taught by Cynthia Cummings
The senior population is exploding, and you are undoubtedly noticing signs of it in your own neighborhood, church, community, and family. With the growing number of older adults finding it necessary to simplify their lives, REALTORS® are being called upon as daily experts in the downsizing process. Provider #0525

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Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

TREC #16-00-095-26024
This course serves as the core of the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) Designation Program. It is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. The goal of this course is to set the foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed in the marketplace as buyers’ representatives. The course is a fundamental resource for understanding the duties that REALTORS® owe to clients, customers, the public, and fellow REALTORS®, as outlined in the NAR Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. In each course module, you will examine a different topic; together, they create a comprehensive guide to help you become an effective, efficient, and profitable buyer’s representative. Provider #0001, TAR

Adding and Editing Listings

TREC #02-00-067-28920
Adding and Editing Listings provides the full scope of MLS knowledge that every member needs to create the ideal MLS listing. This class will help you avoid potential violations by reviewing the ACTRIS Rules and Regulations and will ease the listing experience by providing resources to help you prepare for your data entry process. The class also walks you through the data entry screens, as well as how to upload photos and documents to the listing.

Advanced REALTORS® Property Resource

TREC #02-00-075-25838
This course provides the real estate licensee with real estate market research and valuation tools that consumers can access online, and covers how REALTORS® Property Resource™ tools help real estate buyers and sellers make informed decisions, as well as learn the pros and cons of automated valuation models (AVM)—how they obtain and calculate data. It will also teach the licensee how to combine their specific expertise in RPR tools to benefit clients and customers before, during, and after the real estate transaction. Provider #0001, TAR

Agency Issues Impacting Property Managers and Leasing Agents

TREC #03-00-076-27374
The intent of this course is to aid real estate practitioners in the management and leasing of residential rental properties when they are establishing agency relationships. The licensee will learn more about the rules of representation as they relate to leasing and property management. Students will also be able to match the TAR Code of Ethics to agency relationships. The licensee will learn how agency is established and how to distinguish between the various kinds of agency relationships. Students will also gain understanding on how to identify the duties associated with agency, how agency relationships are dissolved, and identify liability issues associated with agency. Provider #0001, TAR

Agent Investor 101

TREC #04-00-067-28994
This is part 1 of a 2 part class. The Agent Investor provides a basic understanding of real estate investing for the agent in creating a personal portfolio as well as working with residential real estate investor clients. * Understand why real estate is a powerful investment tool, and be able to compare it to other investment vehicles. * Understand elements of value to the investor; long-term vs short-term, appreciation, tax depreciation. Please bring a laptop or tablet device to class. Provider #0127, ABoR

Agent Investor 102

TREC #04-00-067-28995
This is part 2 of a 2 part class, must have taken Agent Investor 101 prior to taking this course. The Agent Investor provides a basic understanding of real estate investing for the agent in creating a personal portfolio as well as working with residential real estate investor clients. 102: * Understand basic analysis and comparison of possible real estate investments through operating expenses and projection * Understand taxation concepts of depreciation, capital gains, and capital improvements vs expenses * Understand the basics of a 1031 tax-deferred exchange * Be able to identify properties for themselves and their clients and seek proper financing opportunities * Be able to prospect for investor clients. Please bring a laptop or tablet device to class. Provider #0127, ABoR

Agent Responsibility

TREC# 03-00-077-28921
Taught by Reba Saxon
Inspired by the Brokerage Responsibility course, Agent Responsibility emphasizes the agent licensee’s responsibility to his/her broker, to the clients and customers of the brokerage firm, to other agents in the profession, and to the public through TREC. In addition, the course will help an agent: understand the broker’s responsibilities regarding authorized activities, advertising oversight, and recordkeeping to assist the agent in compliance; understand responsibilities to the broker’s clients and customers, in terms of safety, security, and confidentiality, to reduce dangers and possible complaints and litigation; understand responsibilities to other agents to increase professionalism in our market and make it a better place for all of us to work. Finally, an agent will understand responsibilities to the public through reporting improper behavior to TREC will reinforce the Professional Standards for REALTORS® course already approved. Provider #0127, ABoR.

Appraisal Basics

TREC # Pending
Taught by Candy Cooke
With all the changes in the mortgage industry, and subsequently the appraisal industry, the impact on the real estate industry has been significant. Because of this impact, it is necessary for REALTORS® to understand appraisals and whom the appraiser works for. The rules, which impact lenders, REALTORS®, and appraisers, change daily and are not necessarily easy to understand. They also affect buyers and sellers. This course will provide information that will assist you in understanding how appraisals are ordered and completed, as well as when and how they can speak with an appraiser. Provider #0001, Texas Association of REALTORS®

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Basics of Texas Water Rights

TREC # 04-00-086-27654
Taught by Charles Porter
With Texans facing droughts, floods, and fresh water crises, water rights has become an important segment of real estate brokerage. This four-hour course covers a range of important regulatory issues impacting water rights in Texas: the founding principles of Texas water law, the “Rule of Capture” and aquifers, and riparian rights, and “flowing water.” Provider #0127, ABoR

Basics of the Client Portal

Increase your Client Portal comfort level by developing a better understanding of how Matrix and the Client Portal interact. This hands-on learning experience will put you in the Portal Comfort Zone by utilizing the Matrix tools designed to ease client communication.

Broker Responsibility

TREC # 06-06-126-27765
Effective September 1, 2012, brokers who sponsor salespersons and any licensees (either brokers or salespersons) whom are authorized to supervise other licensees will be required to attend a six-hour mandatory Broker Responsibility course. The course will teach the broker how to renew a license, in addition to the combined six-hour course in Ethics and Legal Updates. Provider #0127, ABoR

Business Planning for Real Estate Agents

TREC # 04-00-117-29879
Taught by Reba Saxon
Gone are the days when you could be successful in real estate with three methods of lead generation. Now, instead of juggling three balls, you need to think about spinning ten plates! Successful agents have 6-10 methods of lead generation, so mastering 1-2 new methods annually to reach success is imperative. Students will: Identify personal goals, areas for growth in lead generation and follow-through, analyze possible new lead gen methods ,choose a new method to add to their business, and organize current methods to establish a workable schedule. This is an introductory course in annual business planning, projecting expenses and income based on previous sales and goals for growth. If first year, data will be supplied mirroring best practices of successful agents. Previous 1-2 years’ sales numbers (number of buyers, sellers, and average sales price) plus expenses from previous year should be brought to class. Bring your laptop. We will be working. Provider #0001, TAR

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CMAs & Unique Properties

TREC # 03-00-027-28353
Taught by Candy Cooke
When trying to price a property or find an offering price, most agents have some experience with estimating the price. When the properties have unique features or are located in unique areas, estimating market value is more difficult. This course will assist REALTORS® in learning about paired sales analysis, cost estimating, and other methods for arriving at values. REALTORS® need to have a skill set that requires training and practice. This course will assist REALTORS in becoming more comfortable with the process, how to make adjustments, and where to go for more information on adjustments. Time will be spent on actually completing a CMA of a unique property and discussing possible outcomes. The course will provide information that can be used in day-to-day scenarios and assist clients. Provider #9811, Real Property Counselors

Centralized Showing Service (CSS)

This course provides the full scope of how to use CSS as a listing agent, as well as a showing agent. We will walk you through the full details of adding CSS to a listing, discuss important talking points to review with your seller, and provide an overview of the CSS website for sellers. You will also learn how to take full advantage of the CSS feedback system, reports, and calendar synchronization. We will wrap-up the class with a demonstration of how to schedule a showing.

Customizing Your Matrix

Work smarter, not harder, by utilizing the tools in Matrix designed to ease your user experience. In this class, you will learn how to create custom search templates and custom displays. You will also learn how to create a custom IDX Search that can be embedded in your personal website. The class will end with an introduction to the Agent Webpage.

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Disclosure: What You Can and Can't Say

TREC # Pending
Taught by Candy Cooke
Provider #0001, TAR

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Farm and Ranch Practices for Agents

TREC #07-00-126-28214
Taught by Charles Porter
This course is designed to give you an overview of farm and ranch agency practices in 21st century Texas, which faces ad valorem taxation controversies, droughts, floods, fresh water crises, and new agri-business challenges coupled with strong market demand for rural land. Topics covered: The difference between farm and ranch and unimproved property; similarities and differences between farm and ranch brokerage and other real estate brokerage; special skills needed to ethically and lawfully practice in farm and ranch brokerage; various contract and other forms; ad valorem taxation problems; mineral, water, and wind leases; water rights; and other negotiated and/or litigated agreements relating to land. Provider #0127, ABoR

Fight Texas Tax Appraisal and Win

TREC # 04-00-047-28480 | 4.0 MCE hours
Learn how to increase your chances for success in fighting an incorrect property tax appraisal. Full of practical information, this course gives insight into the appraisal process and provides strategies and techniques to help you win your case. Covered topics include ways to protest value, the principle factors affecting value, 18 steps for presenting evidence and the difference between formal and informal hearings. Provider #0127, ABoR

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Green MLS: The Key to Unlocking the Green Market

TREC #03-00-066-27366
Taught by Miki Cook
This course offers new ways to promote MLS real estate listings on the important basis of heating and cooling costs associated with real estate dwellings. You’ll learn how to market energy-efficient property features by using the new searchable green MLS data fields. Provider #0127, ABoR

GRI: Real Estate Brokerage

Topics include: Professional Standards, Policies and Procedures, Brokerage and Agency Relationships, and Business Development. Provider #0001, TAR. Course #0777

GRI: Real Estate Finance

Topics include: Diversity and Fair Housing, Residential Contract Forms, and Finance Theory and Practice. Provider #0001, TAR. Course #0444

GRI: Real Estate Marketing

Topics include: Seller Services, Buyer Services, Technology, and Environment and Green Building. Provider #0001, TAR. Course #0555

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Home Loans for Veterans

TREC # 02-00-037-28449
Taught by Chad Bowman
This course is designed to provide REALTORS® with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program, as well as the Texas Veterans Housing Assistance Program—the two most commonly used home loan programs for Texas military veterans. It will prepare buyer’s agents to assist military buyers and listing agents to understand the implications of receiving VA offers on their listings. Provider #0127, ABoR

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Introduction to Matrix

TREC# 03-00-057-28941
Introduction to Matrix provides a platform of the basic knowledge needed to perform essential REALTOR® functions in the MLS. This course is designed to enhance your knowledge of searching for listings, utilizing useful tools in the results screen, and providing listing information to your clients in an efficient manner. Provider #0127, ABoR

Introduction to Commercial Real Estate

TREC# 03-00-077-29053
Taught by Hong Lee The following information will be shared to provide an overview of the commercial real estate industry. Major Commercial Property Types and Lingo; Special Purpose Properties; Three Main Commercial Lease Types and Concepts; and Commercial Loans. Additional education will be recommended for those interested in pursuing commercial real estate as their market. Provider #0127, ABoR

Introduction to International Real Estate

TREC# 01-00-087-29277
This course is designed to introduce real estate professionals to the basic knowledge necessary to facilitate international real estate transactions.
Introduce participants to the unique dimensions of international practice. The course is designed to create an awareness of:
-Globalization of real estate
-Basic principles and trends in international investment
-Cross-cultural relationships
-Diversity and inclusive real estate practices
-Marketing strategies
-Roles and expectations in international transactions

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Know Your Code: Article 1

TREC #01-00-125-26586
Taught by Bill Evans
Once a licensee is approved to engage in real estate transactions, there is a professional code of conduct he or she must learn and abide by. The objective of this course is to help the licensee become familiar with Article 1 of the industry Code of Ethics and understand the 15 Standards of Practices associated with Article 1 as it pertains to the licensee’s obligation to clients and customers. Provider #0001, TAR

Know Your Code: Articles 2-3

TREC #01-00-125-26592
Taught by Bill Evans
Once a licensee is approved to engage in real estate transactions, there is a professional code of conduct he or she must learn and abide by. The objective of this course is to help the licensee become familiar with Articles 2 and 3 of the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practice associated with each. Article 2 guarantees faithful service to both clients and customers as consumers of real estate services. It protects the consumer by ensuring that the REALTOR® provides accurate, factual information without exaggeration; that the REALTOR® communicates truthfully and does not misrepresent the facts; and that the REALTOR® does not remain silent concerning pertinent facts, including adverse factors affecting the property. Article 3 obligates REALTORS® to cooperate with their competitors on mutually agreed upon terms when it is in the best interest of their client(s). Provider #0001, TAR

Know Your Code: Articles 4-9

TREC #01-00-125-26591
Taught by Bill Evans
Once a licensee is approved to engage in real estate transactions, there is a professional code of conduct he or she must learn and abide by. The objective of this course is to help the licensee become familiar with Articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practices associated with each. Topics covered include commingling of funds, ethical obligation beyond state law, content of contractual agreements, and avoiding conflicts of interest. Provider #0001, TAR

Know Your Code: Articles 10, 11, & 13

TREC #01-00-125-26590
Taught by Bill Evans
Once a licensee is approved to engage in real estate transactions, there is a professional code of conduct he or she must learn and abide by. The objective of this course is to help the licensee become familiar with Articles 10, 11, and 13 of the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practices associated with each. Topics covered include commitment to fair housing and how not to provide services or recommendations for which the licensee is inadequately prepared or unqualified to provide. Provider #0001, TAR

Know Your Code: Articles 12 & 14

TREC #01-00-125-26589
Taught by Bill Evans
Once a licensee is approved to engage in real estate transactions, there is a professional code of conduct he or she must learn and abide by. The objective of this course is to help the licensee become familiar with Articles 12 and 14 of the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Practices associated with each. Topics covered include avoiding untrue or misleading advertising, full cooperation and disclosure in cases, unethical practice charges, and professional standards investigation. Provider #0001, TAR

Know Your Real Estate Contracts

TREC #04-00-086-27526
Taught by Gordon Gorychka
The purpose of Know Your Texas Real Estate Contracts is to continue to reinforce the importance of understanding and knowing how to complete TREC’s promulgated contracts and selected addenda. The course takes you through the fundamentals of contracts and concludes with an in-depth discussion of all the contract paragraphs. As an integral part of the course, you will also be introduced to selected addenda and notices provided by TREC and the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Significant time will be spent on “Q and A” and “Best Practices.” Upon completion of the course, you will have a more thorough knowledge of the course content and be able to meet your responsibilities to clients and customers. Provider #0127, ABoR

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Leasing 101, 102, 103, 104

As a leasing professional in Central Texas, your success depends on taking the right steps to safeguard yourself, the property, and your clients. From prequalifying applicants to closing your listing correctly, learn the basics of managing a successful lease during this free 1-hour event. There is no CE credit attached to this workshop. No CE

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Maintenance and Habitability of Residential Rentals

TREC #03-00-017-28119
This course will discuss specific sections of the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) that directly impact the habitability and maintenance of residential rentals. Agents will be able to recognize physical property issues affecting habitability of residential rentals and be able to assess if the property may fail IPMC inspection. Upon completion of the class, you will be able to recognize IPMC violations, which are the basis for local building code enforcement. Provider #0001, TAR

Marketing and Leasing Residential Properties

TREC #03-00-076-27370
This course will educate the real estate professional on how to evaluate a residence for the rental market, as well as develop appropriate marketing and advertising strategies. The course will examine Fair Housing statutes as they pertain to the leasing and management of residential rentals, and how to examine and use credit report information. The course will also cover the need for a privacy policy for personal information. This course will provide you with the core competencies you need in your role and responsibilities when functioning as a property manager or leasing agent. By explaining the legal boundaries that govern the execution of your duties, you’ll understand how to perform property management-related duties and ensure the appropriate guidelines are being followed. Provider #0001, TAR

Matrix Advanced Client Portal

Learn how to take full advantage of the information that the Client Portal can provide you and your client(s). No CE

Matrix Analytics & Reporting

TREC #02-00-067-28918
Become an ACTRIS market areas expert through the analytics and reporting options provided by Matrix. This class will introduce the powerful Matrix tools that are designed to help you become an expert in your favorite market areas, create trend reports, create charts that can be used for marketing purposes, and export raw data. Provider #0127, ABoR

Matrix CMA

TREC #02-00-067-28917
Learn how to create a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) in Matrix. This class opens with valuable information on searching for comparable properties, followed by learning how to compile a Quick CMA Package. Most of the class will focus on using the CMA Wizard in Matrix. Provider #0127, ABoR

Matrix Open Lab

Need some hands-on help with the Matrix MLS system? Join us for an informal, workshop-style training opportunity. Bring any and all Matrix questions; this informal session will cover what you and other attendees want to learn. No CE

Mediate, Arbitrate and Litigate

TREC #04-00-086-27476
Taught by Charles Porter
This course is designed to give real estate professionals an overview of 3 of the most common ways disputes are resolved in our industry: Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation. It will also compare the pros and cons of each method to enable you to better decide, or help your client decide, the best route to attempt to resolve any dispute. Provider #0127, ABoR

MLS On-The-Go: Mobile Tools You Can Use

TREC ##30785
When it comes to working in the field, you don't have to go it alone! ACTRIS members have access to several business tools that can help work more effectively in the field. This Mobile MLS Tools session delivers the must-know details on the go MLS Austin app, Realist Mobile app, RPR Mobile app, and a brief overview of CSS—all free ACTRIS member benefits. Please bring your smartphone and/or tablet with the applications preloaded. You'll leave class prepared to work more efficiently on-the-go.Provider #0127, ABoR

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New Home Construction and Buyer Representative – Professionals, Product, Process

TREC #08-00-105-26404
This course will serve as an introduction to the new homes sales market for real estate sales agents. The course consists of three modules to address what a buyer’s representative needs to know to succeed at representing buyers in the new-home sales market. Students will gain an understanding of the new home sales process and the type of services the buyer needs. They will also learn where and how to find new home sales business. The goal of this course is to help you gain the product and transaction knowledge needed to guide buyer-clients through the steps and processes for purchase, construction, and customization of a new home. You will learn to effectively interact with new homebuilders and sales representatives to protect your clients’ interests, while developing productive business relationships. Elective course for ABR. Provider #0001, TAR

Next Level CMA: Working Through Adjustments

TREC # Pending
Taught by Candy Cooke
Although most agents have some experience with estimating a price, learning the adjustments and getting comfortable with the process takes time. REALTORS® need to have a skill set that requires training and practice. This course will assist REALTORS® in becoming more comfortable with the process of selecting appropriate comparables, how to make adjustments, and where to go for more information on adjustments. Time will be spent on actual CMAs and discussing possible outcomes. The course will provide information that can be used in day-to-day scenarios and better assist clients. Provider #0001, TAR

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Professional Standards for REALTORS®

TREC #03-00-027-28212
Professional Standards for REALTORS® was recently awarded Education Program of the Year by TAR. The goals of the course are to give the REALTOR® a greater understanding of the importance of ethics in our industry. It will show you how to follow through with complaints when you or your clients experience unethical behavior, give you an appreciation of due process used in all 4 types of complaints to avoid further litigation, and underline the importance of your own level of responsibility and the options available to you if you are accused of an ethical infraction. At the end of the course, students will understand the importance of professional standards committees and how to proceed if they are interested in learning more or volunteering to serve at the state level. Provider #0127, ABoR

Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA

TREC #08-00-097-29351
The 21st century has so far presented multiple challenges to the real estate industry, notably a housing boom and rising property values in the early 2000s, followed by economic decline, mortgage defaults, and a very unsettled market place that has only recently begun to stabilize. Determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise, competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approaching the pricing assignment from all pertinent perspectives. This course is specifically designed to help residential real estate agents and brokers enhance their skills in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values. As real estate professionals gain more understanding pricing properties and CMAs, they can effectively function in their role in the valuation process. The goal of this course is to equip the real estate license holder with pertinent information to enable them to price properties appropriately whether it’s for listing or making offers. It will provide greater understanding of the CMA’s to help the real estate license holder become more comfortable with the process of selecting appropriate property comparisons; how to make adjustments and where to go for quality information to ensure the most accurate assessment when calculating adjustments. Help enhance skills in creating accurate property valuations, reducing risk, and applying alternative valuation methods to properties under consideration.

Property Management Business Issues

TREC #03-00-017-28119
The purpose of this course is to provide property managers with systems and controls that can be implemented to control risks in four major management areas that property managers encounter daily. These risks are found in trust accounting, insurance issues, key control systems, and carbon monoxide poisoning. The course provides the practitioner with in-depth knowledge into each of these areas so that systems and controls can be implemented to comply with state statutes, and reduce the chance of suffering a business loss from being named in a lawsuit. In particular, the chapters on key control and carbon monoxide will prepare the practitioner with solid plans that can result in providing a safer rental dwelling. Provider #0001, TAR

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Realist Tax 2.0

TREC #02-00-067-28919
Realist Tax 2.0 is a powerful tool that combines public records and MLS data in one reporting system. This class will increase your comfort level in utilizing the Realist search tools, as well as reviewing Realist reports. You will also learn how to create farming searches, print mailing labels, and export data. Provider #0127, ABoR

REALTOR® Code of Ethics: Your Promise of Professionalism

TREC # 03-00-057-28953
Taught by Bill Evans
Designed by the National Association of REALTORS®, this course emphasizes the importance of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. All members are required to take the course once every four years. The current cycle runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016. New members must complete the course within one year of joining. Provider #0127, ABoR

REALTORS® Property Resource (Intro)

TREC #01-00-027-28401
This course provides the real estate licensee with real estate market research and valuation tools that consumers can access online, and covers the pros and cons of automated valuation models. The course covers how REALTORS® Property Resource™ tools help real estate buyers and sellers make informed decisions, as well as how REALTORS® can combine their specific expertise with RPR tools to benefit clients before, during, and after the real estate transaction. As you’ll see throughout this course, the integration of localized MLS active and off-market data distinguishes RPR from other real estate websites. RPR gives REALTORS® the tools to help your clients make informed real estate decisions—even in challenging markets. Provider #0001, TAR

Residential Evictions

TREC #03-00-017-28116
In this course, real estate agents will gain a thorough comprehension of the nomenclature of residential evictions and be trained to prepare eviction forms to ensure a successful eviction. Eviction forms will be examined to acquaint the real estate professional with what they can and cannot do as the property owner’s representative when conducting an eviction. Provider #0001, TAR

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Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)

TREC #16-00-027-28189
Regardless of how long a real estate agent has been in the business, seller agency has been available, and more importantly, it remains the primary focus for agents across the country. However, since the advent of buyer agency and the emphasis on training how to be an effective buyer representative, it has become apparent we can no longer assume seller agents have the same level of effectiveness. The Seller Representative Specialist course is a 14-hour course designed to take a new agent to an accomplished level sooner, and an already successful agent to a higher level of competency. It focuses on the skills necessary to properly represent a property owner, including agency, marketing, and servicing the client. Provider #0001, TAR

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

TREC #15-00-027-28190
The SRES Designation Course helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization with clients 50+ years old by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices. This course seeks to instill knowledge, understanding, and empathy for older real estate clients and customers. Provider #0001, TAR

Statutory Acts & Contingency Planning

TREC #03-00-017-28118
This course will cover three distinct classes that contain information to those in the field of residential property management and leasing. First, an in-depth presentation of material on the Fair Housing Act, American with Disabilities Act, and similar Texas laws that impact residential leasing and property management. Also, the class will prepare attendees to handle natural disasters and develop a plan to handle these emergencies. Finally, the course will cover how to identify and handle personal safety risks while performing leasing and property management duties, whether at the office or in the field. Provider #0001, TAR

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Tenant Owner Relations

TREC # 03-00-017-28115
This course will examine situations found in property management relationships between tenants and owners. The course will discuss conditions the interactions that may cause stress or failure of the tenant/owner relationship. You’ll be provided useful techniques to heal strained relationships and deliver the best outcome, even if that means ending the relationship and doing so in a professional manner. Provider #0001, TAR

The Essentials of Residential Leasing

TREC # 03-00-076-27372
The state of the economy has led many real estate licensees to turn to property management as an income source. If you’re among that group, it’s important you become knowledgeable about the laws and duties imposed on property managers and leasing agents. This course will analyze and interpret factors impacting local rents, define owner objectives, and guide the development of effective owner communications. The course will also cover how to properly complete and present the TAR Residential Lease application. This course will provide you with the core competencies you need in your role and responsibilities when functioning as a property manager or leasing agent. In addition, it will explain the legal boundaries that govern the execution of duties, providing an understanding for those performing property management-related duties to ensure the appropriate guidelines are being followed. Provider #0001, TAR

The TAR Residential Lease Agreement

TREC # 03-00-076-27373
This step-by-step course will take members through the Residential Lease Agreement and selected addenda, so that they will develop competency in preparing each paragraph. With this competency, you’ll develop skills allowing you to present the documents to tenants and to property owners. The purpose of this course is to show the use and relevance of various TAR lease forms, along with other leasing and property management issues. This course is designed to keep you compliant and properly executing the basic fundamentals of leasing representation, property management, and your role in that process. Upon completing this course, the licensee will be able to provide informed assistance regarding property management and the leasing process. Provider #0001, TAR

TAR Residential Property Management Agreement

TREC # 03-00-017-28117
This course will cover the TAR Residential Leasing and Property Management Agreement. Other TAR property management forms will be thoroughly examined and explained as well. Agents will be trained to competently prepare each paragraph of this agreement. Upon completion of the course, you can confidently present the agreement and forms to property owners. Provider #0001, TAR

TREC Legal I

Provider #0127, ABoR

TREC Legal II

Provider #0127, ABoR

Texas Vet: Housing and Land Loan Program

TREC # 01-00-047-28632 | Taught by Steve Hudson
The intent of this class is to educate real estate professionals about the benefits for Texas Veterans offered by the Texas Veterans Land Board. The course emphasizes the Veterans Housing Assistance Program and the Land Loan Program—the most common benefits REALTORS® will be working with. Housing, land, and home improvement processes are also described in the course. In addition, you’ll learn important marketing techniques for connecting with Texas Veterans. Provider #0001, TAR

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Understanding the 1-4 Residential Contract

TREC # 03-00-126-27956
Taught by Candy Cooke
The 1-4 Family Residential Contract is difficult to complete. A discussion and instruction period will assist you in correctly filling in the blanks for your clients. Provider #9811, Real Property Counselors

Understanding CMA Basics

TREC # Pending
Taught by Candy Cooke
When trying to price properties appropriately, whether it be for listing or making offers, REALTORS® need to have a skill set that requires training and practice. This course will assist REALTORS® in understanding what are appropriate comparables, how to make adjustments, and where to go for more information on adjustments. The course will provide information that can be used in day-to-day scenarios and assist clients. Handouts include information about comparable selection, how to make adjustments, and a sample CMA to be completed in class. Provider #0001, TAR

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zipForm® Plus

TREC # 03-00-085-26006
The zipForm® Plus program offers many new form filling features, faster file management, and professional personalization tools to the licensee. The newest features include a new way of looking at and navigating the program form files. This training will introduce you to the enhancements available within zipForm®, plus help you streamline your business transactions. ZipForm® Plus is faster and more personalized—part of the ZipLogix® commitment to helping agents work more efficiently and effectively using today’s technology. ZipForm® Plus works on today’s computers, maximizing screen use and productivity, and works on your choice of browser or operating system. Provider #0001, TAR

 

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