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September Academy Courses Are Back In Session!

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The school bell has rung and classes are back in session! No need to fret. Our classes won’t require you to pull all-nighters or write essays on books you’re not interested in. Rather, ABoR Academy courses are engaging, taught by expert instructors, and provide you with relevant information that you can use to build and prosper your business. So show up to class, take notes, and be on your way to becoming an A+ REALTOR® in the business!

This month, the ABoR Academy syllabus shows a diverse list of classes focusing on veterans, international real estate, and REALTOR® safety. Browse courses and visit ABoR.com/Calendar to register!

Texas Vet: Housing and Land Loan Programs
September 11 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Lunch & Learn
ABoR HQ

There are several benefits for Texas Veterans offered by the Texas Veterans LandBoard and this course will fill you in on them! The instructor will focus on housing, land, and home improvement processes that veterans should know when searching for a home. Assist those who have served our country by learning what they need in the housing process!
TREC# 32182 | Provider #0001, 1 CE hour, TAR 

Texas Real Estate Licensing Exam Prep Course
September 23 – 24 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ABoR South

You’ve decided it’s time prepare for a new career in real estate by becoming a broker. Now what? The ABoR Academy is lending a helping hand to those preparing for the Broker’s exam!  The two-day comprehensive exam prep course includes six practice tests covering state, national, and math sections, and the option to retake classes, up to one year, for free. Expect to get instruction from industry experts and learn test-taking skills that are sure to set you up for success. Get ready to take your Broker’s exam with confidence!

REALTOR® Safety Training
Taught by: Josiah Scully
September 26 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ABoR HQ

In honor of REALTOR® Safety Month, the ABoR Academy is bringing you a special course designed to help keep you safe on and off the clock. Being a REALTOR® is a rewarding experience but comes with its risks. You have to meet and spend time with complete strangers for showings and must show case yourself online to people you don't know. You must be present on social media and open house advertisements. Your open houses are just that: open to anyone and everyone. Though this is how you find more clients and close more deals, this is also how you are targeted by predators. Attacks on REALTORS® happen more than you think. Our training is designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge to fight back against fear and safely work out in the field.

Browse courses and visit ABoR.com/Calendar to register!

Designation Spotlight

Certified International Property Specialist
Although foreigners purchase property nationwide, five states account for 51% of total residential property purchases—and Texas is one of them! In Texas alone, international buyers are pushing $10 billion dollars in home sales and Austin is seeing a huge chunk of that change.

Whether you’ve completed several international real estate transactions in the past or are a veteran with those transaction types, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is one you should have under your belt! Noted as the only international designation recognized by NAR, the CIPS designation provides REALTORS® with an expanded knowledge on global business. The goal of the course is to make students aware of how the global economy impacts their local real estate markets and prepares them to serve foreign clients and customers.

Check out the flyer for details on CIPS Week at ABoR and how to register.

 

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