Spring Has Sprung at the ABoR Academy

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Austinites can agree that winter has been pretty tough. With two instances of snow, many rainy days, and gray clouds, it’s time for spring! Now is a great time to do some "spring cleaning" on your professional development goals. While the ABoR Academy currently doesn’t host classes on your favorite spring activities such as gardening, how to fly a kite, or camping 101, you can count on the Academy to provide you with award-winning real estate education at a discounted price. Speaking of award-winning…

Did You Know? For the 3rd consecutive year, the ABoR Academy had the most Graduate REALTOR®, Institute (GRI) graduates than any other Association in the state! By doubling the number of classes offered at our Satellite locations, our members have shown an increased interest in the designation. Thank you for your continued support!

Accounting for Real Estate Agents
March 5 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | ABoR North in Cedar Park
TREC #30266 | Provider #0127, 3 CE hours, ABoR

Do accounting terminologies have you feeling overwhelmed? We don’t blame you! This three-hour course covers key accounting concepts that form the foundation of many financial reporting needs. This course provides an introduction to bookkeeping and accounting basics such as commonly used accounting terms, cash and accrual accounting methods, and income statements and balance sheets. You’ll gain some hands-on experience regarding the preparation of income statements and basic financial analysis.

(NEW!) Making the Business Side of Realty More Efficient for Minimizing Federal Income Taxes
March 7 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.| ABoR South
TREC #33195 | Provider #525, 2 CE hours, Fluid Specialties

Join us for one of our newest courses! This course will cover the core information needed for REALTORS® in order for you to minimize federal income taxes. Students will be exposed to Schedule C expenses and understanding if they might be missing out on some deductions. You’ll leave this course with a plan for minimizing federal income taxes based on your personal situation.

(NEW!) Turbo Charge Your CMA (Broadcast)
March 9 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | ABoR HQ
TREC #33057 | Provider #0001, 6 CE hours, TAR

Participants of this course will learn how to make manual adjustments and use RPR’s refining values tool to add homeowner improvements and how deferred maintenance affects pricing to better assist clients whether buying or selling. In other words, you don’t want to miss this course! Please be advised, students will watch a broadcast at ABoR HQ for this course.

(NEW!) The Value of International Networking
March 19 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | ABoR HQ
TREC #31999 | Provider #0001, 3 CE hours, TAR

As you know, networking and referrals are essential in real estate, especially when working with individuals from other countries. The goal of this course is to provide REALTORS® with the information and tools they need to be a professional, knowledgeable consultant with a steady stream of advocates and referrals in any part of the world. You’ll leave this course feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your next networking event!

(NEW!) 10 Marketing Ideas with POW! BAM! BOOM!
March 21 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
TREC #31747 | Provider #0564

By the title alone, you can tell this is going be an action-packed course! If you’re looking for killer marketing ideas for your real estate business, look no further because we’ve compiled some of the best marketing ideas for you to use. This is a class participation course where the instructors will present and facilitate an exchange of ideas. Learn new apps, marketing techniques, and do’s and don’ts of video, and so much more! Come ready to learn!

Fight Texas Tax Appraisal & Win
March 29 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  | ABoR South
TREC #32315 | Provider #0127, 4 CE hours, ABoR

With tax season here, why not prep with an ABoR Academy course? Learn how to increase your chances of 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 principal factors affecting value, 18 steps for presenting evidence, and the difference between formal and informal hearings.

Don't Forget About Online Courses! In partnership with The CE Shop, ABoR is pleased to now offer the TREC Legal Update I and TREC Legal Update II courses online! We're making it easier for members to stay up-to-date on required courses on the go and on your own time!

Designation Spotlight

Not sure what designation is right for you? See our full list and descriptions!

Accredited Buyer’s Representative® (ABR®) Designation
March 6 – 7 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TREC #33068 | Provider #0001, 16 CE hours, TAR 

GRI Real Estate Law Designation
March 19 – 20 & March 26 – 27 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
TREC #0333 | Provider #0520, 10 CE hours, TAR

TRLS Certification

For a member to earn the TRLS Certification, they must complete the following courses:

Agency Issues Impacting Property Managers and Leasing Agents
March 27 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | ABoR HQ
TREC# 30979 | Provider #0001, 3 CE hours, TAR

The Essentials of Residential Leasing
March 27 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | ABoR HQ
TREC# 30980 | Provider #0001, 3 CE hours, TAR

Marketing and Leasing Residential Properties
March 28 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | ABoR HQ
TREC# 30981 | Provider #0001, 3 CE hours, TAR

The TAR Residential Lease Agreement
March 28 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | ABoR HQ
TREC# 30982 | Provider #0001, 3 CE hours, TAR




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