Bloom in Your Education with the ABoR Academy

April is an exciting month for many reasons. Bluebonnets have bloomed around your neighborhood, the sun is out, and you can finally enjoy your favorite spring activities.

To add to the April excitement, the ABoR Academy has five new classes, keeping you in-the-know of new real estate contracts, the best way to work with foreign buyers, and how to minimize federal income taxes. With a new season upon us, why not hop back into the classroom for some continuing education? Besides, ABoR members receive a discounted rate on all Academy classes!

You can register for all ABoR Academy classes at

(NEW!) Know Your “New” Real Estate Contracts

April 4 | ABoR South | 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
TREC# 34215 | 5 CE hours | Provider # 0127, ABoR  

ABoR Academy instructor, Gordon Gorychka, will walk you through the importance of understanding and knowing how to complete TREC’s promulgated contracts and selected addenda. Upon completion, licensees will have more thorough knowledge of the course content and will be better able to meet responsibilities to clients and customers.

(NEW!) Introduction to 1031 Exchange

April 5 | ABoR HQ | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
TREC# 33167 | 2 CE hours | Provider #525, Fluid Specialties

This course is great for those looking to learn a brief history along with terminology used in exchanges. Being an introductory course, both agents new and seasoned are welcomed!

(NEW!) Fair Housing: Here’s Where We Are

April 10 | ABoR HQ | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
TREC# 33813 | 2 CE hours, Provider#0001, TAR 

The history of fair housing in Austin is long and somewhat complicated. 50 years after the Fair Housing Act was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, we as a community still have work to do in the areas of housing affordability and non-discrimination. To commemorate the anniversary of this historic movement, explore the areas of law related to the Fair Housing Act and its potential impact on real estate transactions.

(NEW!) Making the Business Side of Realty More Efficient for Minimizing Federal Incomes Taxes

April 12 | ABoR HQ | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
TREC# 33195 | 2 CE hours | Provider #525, Fluid Specialties  

It’s all in the title! You’ll leave this course with a plan for minimizing federal income taxes based on your personal situation.

(NEW!) Working with Foreign Buyers

April 13 | ABoR HQ | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
TREC# 31997 | 3 CE hours | Provider #00012, TAR

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, in 2016, foreign buyers spent $235 billion on U.S. properties, so it’s important to educate yourself on the language and cultural nuances of the multicultural consumer. Don’t worry! The ABoR Academy has your back and will review that in detail in this course.

Risky Business: Strategies to Avoid and Minimize Risk

April 11 | ABoR HQ | 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
TREC# 30896 | 4 CE hours | Provider #0127, ABoR  

With any business, there are risks that you may encounter. Do you have a risk reduction plan in place? In this course, you’ll discuss what those risks are and how to minimize or avoid them in the future.

Designation Spotlight

You could call this designation the “premier credential” in seller representation. Designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance, the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation will redefine your “normal” and reinvent the way you represent sellers. Regardless of how long you’ve been in the business, seller agency has been available and more importantly, remains a primary focus for agents across the country. This 16-hour course will take new agents to an accomplished level and already successful agents to an even higher level of competency.

April 18 – 19 | ABoR HQ | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TREC# 31833 | 16 CE hours | Provider #0001, 16 CE hours


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