Class Descriptions

The ABoR Academy offers hundreds of award-winning classes and professional development programs each year. Below are the classes, designations, and certifications currently offered through the ABoR Academy.

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TREC #44557 | Provider #514 EducateRE | 1 CE Hour

This course covers the basics of a 1031 exchange, including: defining like-kind, exchange eligible property, understanding the different types of 1031 exchanges, and reviewing the strict rules and timelines of an exchange. Agents will not only learn the basics of 1031, but also leave with an enhanced understanding of the economics of the exchange, and why the math/economics is in fact our clients’ the primary motivation for exchanging.

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TREC #43991| Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 2 CE Hour

This course is designed to provide step-by-step initiatives for real estate professionals to address the new consumer demands, advance their service model to build relationships that result in more sales and deliver a premier customer experience. The course learning objectives aim to provide the systems and initiatives that provide both tactical and organizational initiatives to ensure operational excellence that results in high productivity, profitability and providing high satisfaction to customers and clients.

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TREC #44908 | Provider #127 ABoR | 16 CE Hours

The ABR® Designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. The goal of this class is to set the foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed in the marketplace as buyer’s representatives. This class 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 class 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.

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TREC #46634 | Provider #127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

The purpose of this class is to introduce real estate agents to the amendments and notices that are stated in the One to Four Family Residential Contract Resale and to help them identify when and how to use those amendments and notices. In addition, this course satisfies the 3-hour contract related work for your TREC license renewal. In addition, this course satisfies the 3-hour contract related work for your TREC license renewal.

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TREC #45021 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 2 CE Hours

Real estate agents will be able to apply the knowledge they learn from this course directly to their real estate business when completing and explaining the addendums, disclosures, notices, its parameters, and its intent to clients.

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TREC #46227 | Provider #127 ABoR | 2 CE Hours

Adding & 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. It will ease the listing experience by providing resources to help you better prepare for your data entry process. The class then walks you through the data entry screens as well as how to upload photos and documents to the listing.

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TREC #45327 | Provider #127 ABoR | 8 CE Hours

The AHWD® certification teaches real estate professionals how they can increase their sensitivity and adaptability to all types of clients due to demographic shifts in the marketplace. This class will help the license holder learn about the people who make up their local market; gain an understanding of the values, customs, and real estate needs of potential clients along with their expectations of real estate professionals; and help develop cross-cultural communication and business planning skills. Participants will learn how to effectively market in a culturally diverse marketplace, the proper application of Fair Housing guidelines, and other topics to help maximize their earning potential. This class also serves as an elective class for the CIPS® designation.

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TREC #46544 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 2 CE Hours

This course will provide the license holder insight regarding the impact of contract mistakes on the transaction and the ability to negotiate the deal effectively; if the transaction needs to be restructured or voided, and any possible legal ramifications impacting the parties to the transaction.

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TREC #42700 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 2 CE Hours

Agents learn skills and develop expertise in writing an effective contract to protect the client and make it to the closing table. Expose the potential trouble spots in the contract. Discuss timelines and checklists and how they can be used. How to work effectively with the other agent and still represent your client. Ask the right questions to ensure agents focus on the client’s goals.

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TREC #45820 | Provider #1 TR | 3 CE Hours

This course is designed to help real estate professionals gain a better understanding of Fair Housing barriers in the marketplace. The course focuses on increasing comfort levels of agents when navigating differences, how to avoid bias in real estate interactions, and educating on the importance of equitable behavior when working with clients and consumers from different ethnic groups.

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TREC #44547 | Provider #127 ABoR | 6 CE Hours                                     

FREE to ABoR members. Brokers who sponsor salespersons and any licensees (either brokers or salespersons) who are authorized by brokers to supervise other licensees are required to attend a six-hour mandatory Broker Responsibility class to renew a license, in addition to the combined eight (8) hours of Legal Update I and Legal Update II.

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Course # 45996 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 2 CE Hours

This course by Ginger Unger is designed for residential and commercial agents to obtain an understanding of the cannabis industry within the real estate industry. The agent will understand the federal and state laws concerning cannabis industries in Texas. Agents will become knowledgeable of the expected feasibility documents and actions that a novice person entering the cannabis industry would rely on a real estate agent to explain. Facts on the difference between being a grower of hemp grower in the industry and a retail location with CBD products with Texas laws. Agents will learn how to expand their knowledge on working with buyers with the intent to purchase land or warehousing for the purpose of entering the cannabis business. Why a Cannabis LLC beats a C-Corp. Real property forfeitures for marijuana Tenants, their marijuana leasehold is key. The role of the title companies in the sales of cannabis use properties. The agents will develop a lease checklist to help them represent a Tenant and/or Landlord with the cannabis industry.

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Provider #1 TR

The CIPS® designation is for REALTORS® from the United States and abroad, as well as association staff and volunteer leaders who wish to develop or grow their international real estate business. It will provide you with the knowledge, research, network, and tools to globalize your business. This designation also provides students with an At Home with Diversity® certification along with ABR® and CRS elective credits. You must complete five (5) CIPS® classes to be able to apply for the CIPS® designation.


Core CIPS® Classes (Required)

Global Real Estate: Local Markets

TREC #45581 | 8 CE Hours

This class introduces participants to the unique dimensions of international practice. The goal of this class is to make students aware of how the global economy impacts their local real estate markets and prepare them to serve foreign clients and customers.

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Global Real Estate: Transaction Tools

TREC #45582 | 8 CE Hours

This class provides the tools and concepts real estate professionals need to serve clients and customers in the global real estate market. Students learn how to research markets, convert metric measures, monitor currency trends, alert clients to tax and visa matters, and follow a process for compiling transaction information.

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Elective CIPS® Classes

The Americas and International Real Estate

TREC #45584 | 8 CE Hours

This class was developed by the CIPS® program specifically for those real estate practitioners that are interested in focusing on ownership and transaction principles of international real estate. This class will provide practical information for professionals who work with Caribbean, North, Central, and South American investors. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationships, and investment opportunities are covered along with a special focus on Mexico.

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Europe and International Real Estate

TREC #45823 | 8 CE Hours

This class was developed by the CIPS® program specifically for those real estate practitioners that are interested in focusing on ownership and transaction principles of international real estate. Provides information on working with clients in Western and Central Europe. Covers the European Union and its impact on international real estate, along with economic and real estate trends, networking and relationships, and marketing and selling practices.

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Asia/Pacific and International Real Estate
TREC #45585 | 8 CE Hours
This class was developed by the CIPS® program specifically for those real estate practitioners that are interested in focusing on ownership and transaction principles of international real estate. Covers real estate practices in Asia and the Pacific with emphasis on cultural influences, economic trends, and investment opportunities.

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Africa and International Real Estate
TREC #43487 | 8 CE Hours
This course was developed by the CIPS® program and launched in December 2022, specifically for real estate practitioners interested in elevating their knowledge, skills, and understanding of the real estate industry in Africa. You will learn about the geography, demographics, government, economy, and real estate sectors in 11 countries. You will be introduced to our newest bilateral partners in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. 

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You May Substitute ONE CIPS® Elective Class with:

At Home with Diversity Certification (AHWD)

TREC #43527 | 8 CE Hours

The AHWD certification teaches real estate professionals how they can increase their sensitivity and adaptability to all types of clients due to demographic shifts in the marketplace. This class will help the license holder learn about the people who make up their local market; gain an understanding of the values, customs, and real estate needs of potential clients along with their expectation of real estate professionals; and help develop cross-cultural communication and business planning skills. Participants will learn how to effectively market in a culturally diverse marketplace, the proper application of Fair Housing guidelines, and other topics to help maximize their earning potential.

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Course #46530 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 2 CE Hours

This course will focus on understanding the real estate agent’s role during the closing process and how to best assist their client. It will also discuss things that can happen between the time the offer is written and time of closing. Topics of discussion include title insurance theory and practice, how to read a title commitment, how to read a HUD-1 and what documents their clients sign at closing. It will also show the importance of building quality business relationships title companies. Agents will learn to ask the right closing questions to help buyers and sellers through the closing process with confidence by allowing clients to be the decision makers.

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Course #42978 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 3 CE Hours

Agents need to be competent in calculating accurate price comparisons which requires training and practice. The course will provide basic knowledge to complete a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). The course will offer training in choosing comparables, applying adjustments and acknowledging market conditions. It will cover what determines an appropriate comparable between properties, how to make adjustments and where to find information to derive adjustments. The course will provide information that can be used in property evaluation scenarios and better assist clients whether buying or selling.

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Course #48521 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 3 CE Hours

Most agents have some experience with estimating the price of a property. When the properties have unique features or located in unique areas, estimating market price is more difficult. This course will assist real estate license holders in learning about paired sales analysis, cost estimating, and other methods for arriving at price. It will also help license holders become comfortable with the overall process, making adjustments, and where to go for more information on adjustments. The course will provide where to find information that can be used in day-to-day scenarios, to better assist their clients.

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Course #41837 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 3 CE Hours

Most agents can estimate the price of a residential property. When pricing vacant land, different information is required. This course will teach real estate professionals what questions must be asked and answered related to valuing a vacant lot. They will learn how to gather data and how to use that data in various methods for arriving at values. Course will help agents become more comfortable with the overall process, how to make adjustments and where to go for more information on selecting comparable properties and how to make adjustments. Agents will also learn about possible outcomes from this pricing.

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TREC #45061 | Provider #127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours 

The Code of Ethics is a NAR required course that breaks down the Code of Ethics Realtors are to abide by while practicing real estate. In this 3 hour course, we cover all seventeen articles that include duties to Clients, duties to the public, and duties to other Realtors. In addition to also looking at the standards of practice for each article, this course will also cover the Enforcement of the Code including the process for which violations are handled. 

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Course #40154 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 3 CE Hours

This course provides students with an understanding of the important issues and clauses common to all commercial sales contracts. It then focuses on the Commercial sales contracts provided by TAR for Improved and Unimproved property transactions, with related forms and addenda. Students are reminded of the requirement to use TREC promulgated forms for one-to-four family, Farm and Ranch, and residential condo sales, as well as the dangers of practicing law without a license.

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Course #45174 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 2 CE Hours

The goal of this course is to provide insight about the types of contract contingencies for homebuyers. The course will review what market considerations an agent should understand when writing contingency contracts. Monetary, inspection, and health-related types of contingencies and the applicable contract/addenda will be reviewed.

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Course #48489 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 2 CE Hours

This course presents disclosure practices to provide an understanding that what you say can get you into trouble and how to avoid it. Participants will learn specific steps to disclose those things that are their duty to report as a result of the client/agent relationship, and also help clients understand what has to be disclosed related to the property involved in a real estate transaction.

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Course #44616 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 3 CE Hours

This NAR, instructor approved specialty course offers a broad overview of the basics of commercial real estate and how it differs from residential real estate. Students will be able to distinguish and understand the broker's role and discover the different types of commercial properties, terms, valuation methods, marketing and resources for further education. Students will learn about Commercial contracts; the duties of those professionals who assist in commercial transactions; key differences between commercial and residential real estate; the types of commercial real estate and commercial transactions along with resources provided by NAR's Commercial Department and its affiliates.

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TREC #42613 | Provider #1 TR | 3 CE Hours

This course will instruct real estate agents on the proper use of residential contract addendums, how to explain the meaning of form to the client and why the addendum is a legally binding document when added to the contract. Completing the course will provide license holder a better understanding of addendums’, correct usage specific to the transaction and how addendums are for the protection of all parties involved in the transaction, including the license holder.

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TREC #43384 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 4 CE Hours

This course by Charles Porter will provide a thorough examination of farm and ranch real estate practices in Texas relating to the duties required of Texas real estate license holders. Learning objectives include how to properly classify properties as farm and ranch, similarities and differences between farm and ranch brokerage and other real estate brokerage, unique skills needed, promulgated contract forms, special leases and disclosure notices, and unique ad valorem taxation problems and benefits.

The student will learn and gain a professional understanding of the special skills needed to ethically and lawfully practice in farm and ranch brokerage including understanding water rights, implied/prescriptive/express easements, mineral rights, title policies, surveys, government assistance programs, strips/gores, boundary agreements, and the court cases which form the legal basis of these unique aspects of farm and ranch practice.

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TREC #44377 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 1 CE Hour

This class provides agents time-tested strategies that if implemented, will keep them intentional in growing their business. They’ll learn to use technology and not be distracted by it to avoid becoming counter-productive. Agents will learn effective communication skills, where and how to spend their time and understand that its relationships that drive business, not a marketing/advertising budget.

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TREC #46513 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 3 CE Hours

This course will provide new and returning agents guidance on how to jump start their career by choosing the right brokerage, developing a unique value proposition, the importance of earning designations, and marketing themselves as a real estate professional.

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TREC #43843 | Provider #127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

This class provides an overview of the Green MLS and green building in Central Texas. Participants will learn how to recognize, document, and market green home features, including energy-, resource- and water-efficient systems and appliances along with healthy home components.

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The Texas-specific GRI® designation is obtained by attending an intensive series of classes that totals 90 hours of classroom instruction. Earning the GRI® designation is a way to stand out to prospective homebuyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate. Texas REALTORS® who have earned their GRI® earn twice as much as non-designees.

Texas GRI® has been updated to keep pace with changing laws, technology, and best practices. This designation satisfies the 90-hour SAE requirement for new Texas REALTORS®.

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GRI: Real Estate Brokerage (4-Day Class)

TREC #0779 | 30 CE Hours

Topics include professional standards, policies and procedures, brokerage and agency relationships, and business development.

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GRI: Marketing, Business Skills (4-Day Class)

TREC #0559 | 30 CE Hours

Topics include seller services, buyer services, technology, and environment and green building.

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GRI: Contracts to Closing (4-Day Class)

TREC #0420 | 30 CE Hours

Topics include lending essentials, residential contracts, appraisals, surveys, negotiations, Fair Housing, and diversity.

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TREC #43014 | Provider #703 National Property Inspections | 2 CE Hours

By completing this course, licensed agents will better understand how a home inspection protects home buyers and how the inspection fits into the real estate transaction from the perspective of the agent, the seller, the buyer, and the home inspector. Topics covered in this course include liability issues for the agents and inspectors, the risk that home buyers might face when purchasing a home, the pre-inspection agreement that inspection clients sign, the standards of practice followed by inspectors, a review of a sample inspection report with Q&A about the sample report, as well as a discussion of the buyers' and sellers' possible expectations regarding property conditions and inspection findings. The goal of this course is to raise the agents' understanding of the home inspection process, in order to better protect home buyers, and to enhance the agents' ability to interact with buyers, sellers, and inspectors to increase buyer satisfaction with the real estate transaction.

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Course #45175 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 2 CE Hours

It’s important you take the right steps during negotiations. It’s likely more than one offer will be on the table. Learning to make your clients offer standout when responding to multiple offers can make the difference in getting an offer accepted. In this class, agents will learn what it takes to get the seller’s attention and focus on their clients offer compared to the rest.

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TREC #45990 | Provider #1 TR | 3 CE Hours

This course is designed for residential agents to obtain a better understanding of the new home sales market and new home sales transactions. In this class, agents will become familiar with the expected construction knowledge that will be required to complete a new home sale including the difference between a custom home builder and a productions builder. This class will also explain the roles of both the agent and the builder sales representative, requirements when referring builders to your clients, agent commissions, and the inspection process.

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TREC #46078 | Provider #1 TR | 3 CE Hours

What is this form? Why should you sign it? The Buyer Representation Agreement is a legal document that formalizes the working relationship with a buyer’s representative, or brokerage and perspective client. Detailing what services, clients are entitled to and what the buyer’s rep expects from them in return. While the language used in the document is formal, homebuyers should view it as an important and helpful tool for clarifying expectations, developing mutual loyalty, and most importantly, elevating the services you will receive.

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TREC #42607 | Provider #10361 KIM RAY | 2 CE Hours

Introduction to 1031 Exchange will cover the core information needed for REALTORS® to assist their clients in like-kind tax-deferred exchange for investment properties. REALTORS® will learn a brief history along with terminology used in exchanges. How to determine what properties qualify, along with other fundamental components necessary for a successful exchange will be shared.

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TREC #41389 | Provider #127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

An overview of the commercial real estate industry: Major Commercial Property Types and Lingo; Cap rate, IRR, triple net, DSCR, and other commercial concepts defined; 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 specialization.

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TREC #47276 | Provider #127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

Introduction to Matrix provides a platform of the basic knowledge needed to perform essential REALTOR® functions in the MLS. This class is designed to enhance your knowledge in the categories of searching for listings, utilizing useful tools in the results screen, and providing listing information to your clients in an efficient manner.

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TREC #42039 | Provider #127 ABoR | 4 CE Hours

FREE for ABoR members. This class is required for license renewals as four of the eight (8) legal hours. This class covers recent cases as well as topics including changes in the Real Estate License Act and TREC rules, do-not-call rules, anti-spam rules, home equity, mold, assessment and remediation, title insurance endorsements, mortgage fraud, and new TREC forms.

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TREC #42040 | Provider #127 ABoR | 4 CE Hours

FREE for ABoR members. This class is required for license renewals as four of the eight (8) legal hours. This class covers canons of professional ethics, discriminatory practices, agency relationships, diligent representation, disclosure issues, advertising, and dispute resolution with mediation and arbitration.

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Course #48080| Provider #1 TR | 8 CE Hours

This course by Reba Saxon covers the real estate sales contract and why it's the most important document in a real estate agent’s briefcase. This course outlines and explains the entire Texas Real Estate Sales Contract for the resale of One-to-Four Family Residential properties and includes additional contracts and all related addenda explained by a seasoned negotiator. In addition, this course satisfies the 3-hour contract related work for your TREC license renewal.

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TREC #45360 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 2 CE Hours

This course provides initial training and understanding in listing presentation creation. Agents learn to create and deliver listing presentations that increases client confidence, aids in the decision-making process, and builds a relationship that benefits all parties. The class teaches both the generic structure of listings, their relation to the MLS, and the application of that structure to the presentations specific to residential real estate transactions.

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TREC #38540 | Provider #1 TR | 8 CE Hours

The goal of Buyers By Generation: Success in Every Segment is to instill a better understanding of how generational characteristics impact the home-buying process so that you can provide better service, enhance the value you offer, and ultimately expand your business through repeat clients and referrals.

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TREC #43245 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 3 CE Hours

This course focuses specifically on the skills and expertise needed to be a successful Buyer’s Agent. Major aspects of buyer representation will be covered including prospecting, identifying properties, showing strategies, making offers, handling inspections and repairs, and successfully closing. This class provides the tools necessary to build a successful business focused on helping buyers navigate the real estate process.

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TREC #46242 | Provider #127 Austin Board of REALTORS® | 2 CE Hours

Become an expert in the ACTRIS market areas through the analytics and reporting options provided by Matrix. This class will introduce you to the powerful Matrix tools that are designed to assist you in becoming an expert in your favorite market areas, creating trend reports and charts that can be used for marketing purposes, and exporting raw data for further manipulation.

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Course #N/A | Provider #127 Austin Board of REALTORS®

This course provides an overview of the compliance program and rules that every member needs to operate successfully within ACTRIS MLS. Explore the importance of the ACTRIS Rules and Regulations and how they guide the efficiency and fairness of our marketplace. Learn how to avoid potential violations by gaining an understanding of common listing data entry pitfalls.

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TREC #42199 | Provider #1 TR | 3 CE Hours

The goals of this course are to educate real estate professionals on the following: The real estate market research and valuation tools that consumers can access online. Teach the pros and cons of automated valuation models (AVM); how they obtain and calculate data and how MLS and RPR tools help real estate buyers and sellers make informed decisions. Train the real estate professional how to combine their specific expertise with MLS data, tools, and reports to benefit clients and customers before, during, and after the real estate transaction.

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TREC #49255 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 2 CE Hours

This high-energy class is designed for the day-to-day real estate professional desiring a practical plan for building financial freedom for their future. The course focuses on 3 key areas needed for success: Mindset & Motivation - understanding the mental roadblocks that hinder reaching personal and business goals in our lives, and how to “unlock” the potential in each of us. Money - a fundamental in life that is rarely taught. Basic money principles, terminology, and various investment strategies are covered. Millionaires - “Mapping the Plan”. This section takes you step-by-step on building the plan that can help each person reach their individual financial goals for the future. Class helps participants develop a personal and business plan. How to craft their plan, keep, and change for the future.

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TREC #N/A| Provider #127 ABoR | No CE

Your ABoR membership provides you access to an abundance of amazing MLS products such as RPR, Matrix, Remine, and Transaction Desk. Need some hands-on help navigating these tools? Join us for this informal, workshop-style training session. Bring any and all MLS questions; this Open Lab will cover what you and other attendees want to learn.

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TREC #44013 | Provider #127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

Mortgages 101 is designed to teach the fundamentals of the various types of loan products currently offered by lenders in our market and eliminate the confusion often associated with pursuing home financing. After an initial historical overview of the mortgage market in the last 10 years, the class begins with conventional lending and explains and contrasts the available loan products of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, and USDA. Loan types are compared for easy reference, and the loan process is discussed from origination to funding to help understand the basic timeline associated with a mortgage. Note: For reference, specifics of individual loans will be the responsibility of the lenders.

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TREC #43628 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 3 CE Hours

This course covers history and legal requirements of disclosure related to Municipal Utility Districts or MUD's. Agents will learn how to discern whether a property lies completely within a municipality, within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality, or in an unincorporated area. This will help them choose the appropriate disclosure for the transaction and how to correctly complete it.

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TREC #46045 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 2 CE Hours

This session will examine the “what”, “how”, and “why” of negotiating with clients, peers, and competitors. Many people and many circumstances are predictable when you focus on the 3 P’s of Negotiating - Prepare, Plan, and Perform. The course will focus on what psychologists teach and Master Agents do in every transaction to make negotiating easy.

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TREC #32072 | Provider #127 ABoR | 8 CE Hours

This class serves as an introduction to the new homes sales market for real estate sales agents. The class consists of three modules to address what a buyer’s representative needs to know in order 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 class is to help licensees gain the product and transaction knowledge needed in order to guide buyer-clients through the steps and processes for purchase, construction, and customization of a new home. Licensees will learn to effectively interact with new home builders and sales representatives to protect clients’ interests while developing productive business relationships. This is an elective class for ABR®.

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TREC #33058 | Provider #127 ABoR | 8 CE Hours

Select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments to them in developing home price options. Guide sellers and buyers through the details of CMAs and underlying pricing principles that inform them. Interact effectively with appraisers.

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TREC #32213 | Provider #127 ABoR | 16 CE Hours

This two-day interactive experience will help negotiators elevate their game. The RENE certification examines all types of negotiation formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win. A full spectrum of tips, tools, techniques, and advantages will be provided so that negotiators can provide effective results for their clients. The second day of the class focuses on real-world field scenarios to help negotiators apply the power tools, techniques, and tactics learned on the first day. Understanding the tactics and techniques is one thing but learning how to recognize them being done and using them effectively requires practice. These field scenarios provide the foundational experience and practice negotiators need to master so they can effectively advocate for their clients.

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TREC #44481 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 3 CE Hours

The goal of this course is to instill safety awareness and habits as second nature so that real estate professionals—as well as their clients and customers—know how to avert or respond to dangerous situations and avoid harm as they practice their profession.

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TREC #43717 | Provider #127 ABoR | 2 CE Hours

On the surface, Remine Pro may appear to be just one more MLS product to keep track of. However, Remine Pro is chock-full of cutting-edge tools, effective mobile connectivity, and seamless design. A touch of guidance is all you need to equip yourself with the means to unlock Remine Pro's full potential. Register for this class and discover the power of Remine Pro's innovative platform.

Remine Features Covered:

  • Daily Dashboard
  • Carts
  • Farming & Mailout Campaigns
  • Viewing Properties/CMA
  • Search
  • Engage

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TREC #42969 | Provider #1 TR | 3 CE Hours

Upon completion of this course the real estate license holder will understand when to use the correct addendum. Additionally, the license holder will have an in-depth knowledge of why the addendums are used. They will be able to convey to their clients the importance of these forms for legal aspects and clauses and how they relate to the One-Four Family Contract paragraphs.

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TREC #42934 | Provider #127 ABoR | 2 CE Hours

This class provides the real estate licensee with real estate market research and valuation tools that consumers can access online. The class covers how REALTORS® Property Resource® (RPR) tools help real estate buyers and sellers make informed decisions, as well as learn the pros and cons of automated valuation models (AVM), and how they obtain and calculate data. This class will educate real estate licensees on how to leverage their specific expertise in RPR tools to benefit clients and customers before, during, and after the real estate transaction.

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TREC #45775 | Provider #127 ABoR | 16 CE Hours

The two-day SRS designation provides a comprehensive foundation of skill development, training, and resources to help real estate professionals represent the interests of sellers in today’s marketplace. Students learn to:

  • Increase listings and grow their business;
  • Demonstrate and communicate their value package to seller clients;
  • Understand and apply the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice;
  • Understand and comply with state license laws when representing sellers; and
  • Understand and apply methods, tools, and techniques to provide the support and services the sellers want and need.

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TREC #35833 | Provider #127 ABoR | 13 CE Hours

The SRES designation helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices. This class seeks to instill knowledge, understanding, and empathy for 55+ real estate clients and customers.

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TREC #32073 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 8 CE Hours

For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market-they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term.

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Course #40727 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® (CE) | 3 CE Hours

This course by Candy Cooke will cover the rising cost of utilities and new up and coming technology, solar panels are being seen in Texas. Real estate professionals are having to deal with this improvement and how it affects the transaction. The 1-4 Family Contract has a paragraph that requires disclosure to protect both the buyers and sellers in a transaction when solar panels are present. Students will learn that Paragraph 4 defines what leases may apply. Due to the cost of installation, Solar equipment often causes major issues in a transaction. Every agent should know what information they should have prior to completing the form. Additionally, every agent should be aware of limitations posted by lenders are solar arrays. The course will discuss ways to be able to assist consumers who have opted into utilizing solar power.

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TREC #43718 | Provider #127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

Target Audience: New and emerging real estate agents and/or agents simply feeling the need to start over.

Class Objective: You’re new or sort of new in real estate and realizing that there is a ton of stuff they never taught you in real estate license school. This class provides a roadmap to getting started or, in some cases, starting over. This class covers topics such as gaining clients quickly, rookie success stories, getting your mind right, real estate costs, being a good boss, what to say, your five people and top 100 action plans, and more!

Success Faster will provide newcomers with a leg up on getting started faster, with insight into the mindset, skills, activities, language, and panache it takes to get into a groove (and stay there) and survive and thrive in this fast-paced, high attrition business.

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TREC #43719 | Provider #127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

Target audience: Agents who have been in the business anywhere from 1 to 10+ years who, for one reason or another, are hitting the reset button in their business. When things are not working at a high level, starting over can be a seriously intelligent move.

Course Objective: Assist agents in gaining stability, predictability, happiness, and cash flow. This course provides a roadmap to starting over. This course covers topics such as actions plans that get results quickly, treating your business like a business, capitalizing on the things you enjoy the most, what to say, the 7 power questions, work/life balance, systems and more!

Restart is a beautiful thing, an intelligent move. If your business (or anything) is not working at a high level, start over. If you’re not happy, start over. Burned out, start over. If cash flow is elusive, start over.

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TREC #45412 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 3 CE Hours

Recent Texas legislation has brought about many changes for Texas Owners Associations also known as HOAs. Many of these changes will directly affect license holders and their clients. This course will address how legislative changes to HOA guidelines will impact the 1-4 contract, related addendums, and property tax codes.

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When looking for help in finding that perfect tenant or finding that perfect rental property to call home, landlords and tenants want the service of a real estate professional who understands their needs and can guide them through the process. Be in the know with how to provide real estate services that meet the needs of this market and win future referrals.

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TRLS: Fundamentals of Residential Listing & Leasing

TREC #41670 | Provider #1 TR | 6 CE

This is a Texas REALTORS® Leasing Specialist (TRLS) Certification course. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to develop criteria for and ability to confidently evaluate a residential lease property, identify the key elements of a Rental Market Analysis and know how to produce a Rental Market Analysis and discover and discern the landlord’s leasing objectives. Attendees will learn to correctly and confidently use and evaluate applicable Texas REALTORS® forms like the Residential Real Estate Listing Agreement, Exclusive Right to Lease (TXR 1102) and the Residential Lease Application (TXR 2003). Other topics covered include how to develop criteria for and ability to confidently evaluate a residential lease applicant, identify and implement successful residential lease marketing tools and techniques, analyze Fair Housing advertising issues, examine and evaluate showing procedures to implement a showing plan and create a privacy policy for sensitive information.

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TRLS: Residential Leasing Agency & Forms

TREC #41665 | Provider #1 TR | 6 CE Hours
This is a Texas REALTORS® Leasing Specialist (TRLS) Certification course. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to recognize how agency is established, distinguish between the various kinds of agency relationships and identify the duties associated with agency. Attendees will also learn to recognize how agency relationships are dissolved, how to identify liability issues associated with agency, match the NAR Code of Ethics to agency relationships, and identify the various kinds of tenancy relationships. Participants will be able to correctly and confidently use the Texas REALTORS® Residential Lease Agreement.

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TREC #46161 | Provider #1 TR | 3 CE Hours

This class is designed to provide real estate license holders 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 used home loans for Texas military veterans. This class covers VA loan benefits in-depth, the pre-approval process, making offers, inspections, and using VA with VHAP, so the REALTORS® can better assist military homebuyers or sellers who received VA offers on their homes.

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TREC #46627 | Provider #1 TR | 3 CE hours

This class reviews the most widely used TREC and TR forms needed to conduct real estate transactions. Included are various sales contracts and a wide range of addendum. This class teaches the proper use and completion of these forms and provides a comprehensive view of the types of contracts available for use in real estate transactions. It will also cover how to handle updates and changes to contract forms, along with other related documents and addenda.

The purpose of this class is to familiarize the real estate license holder with the most current and commonly used forms in a residential real estate transaction. Will learn to understand and use the proper form(s) for different real estate transactions so that they effectively serve their client. The class's intent is to provide insight on the importance of using correct form(s) to ensure a successful transaction for the agent and client.

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TREC #45766 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 3 CE hours

This course covers the Condominium contract and addenda. The questions and agent should ask, things to watch out for in a condominium transaction, and potential hurdles to overcome. There are many factors to consider when buying and selling condominiums, as more cities in Texas look at VMU (Vertical Mixed Use) as an option for zoning, Texas may very likely see more condominiums.

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TREC #42684 | Provider #1 TR3 CE Hours 

This class analyzes the liability aspects of the TREC forms, discussing the structure of the contract, the nature of written contracts, default, alternative dispute resolutions, HOA provisions and earnest money disputes.

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TREC #42981 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 3 CE Hours 

With the very active market, the mortgage and appraisal industry have seen changes that impact consumers and license holders. As a result, it is important for real estate agents to understand appraisals and who the appraiser works for. The purpose of this course is to provide insight into the residential appraisal process. Course will provide a review of a blank appraisal report. Agents will gain the knowledge to recognize a valid appraisal, elements of the appraisal process and what to do if a property does not appraise for the sales price and how to proceed if it’s determined that a correction needs to be made to the appraisal report.

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TREC #47206 | Provider #1 TR3 CE Hours 

A contingency is a provision in a real estate contract that specifies the contract would cease to exist upon the occurrence of a certain event. “I’ll buy yours if mine sells first.” Contingencies are confusing. What do the forms mean, and which ones do you use for what, and when? Agents will get answers to some of the most common contingency questions. What power does the seller have to move on? What rights do the purchasers have? How to convey a true MLS status and how to bump a contingency out of the way? 

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TREC #43017 | Provider #703 National Property Inspections, Inc. | 2 CE Hours 

This course covers the most common property condition issues associated with older homes, how to recognize potential issues, and whether they can be repaired/replaced. The objective is to educate brokers and agents on these issues, so they can better advise their home-buying clients on property conditions, for the protection of home buyers from surprise repair expenses when purchasing a home. Topics covered in this course include old homes exterior surfaces, lots and grounds, roofing, chimneys, foundation and walls, support, garages, electrical and more. The course focuses on property conditions that may be found with older homes by home inspectors, and the protection a home inspection provides to home buyers.

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Course #43779 | Provider #127 Austin Board of REALTORS® | 3 CE Hours

This course teaches everything a REALTOR needs to know to be an educated client advisor. You will learn how to understand the statistics of homeownership among the Baby Boomer and Senior age demographics and gain knowledge of the various Reverse Mortgage Home Equity products available and how their utilization can be used to refinance to age in place or to “right size” and purchase a new home. You will also discover important information on what you need to know about taking a listing that has a Reverse Mortgage lien on it and how to advise the family.

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Course #43673 | Provider #127 Austin Board of REALTORS® | 4 CE Hours

This four-hour course is designed to give the real estate licensee an overview of water rights in a 21st century Texas which faces droughts, floods, and freshwater crises. Not only will the course teach the licensee the best ethical and practical practices involving water issues and real estate brokerage, but also it will bring the student up to date on the major issues in this important segment of real estate brokerage. The knowledge gained by the students from this course will better educate them so they can better serve the public.

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Course #43863 | Provider #127 Austin Board of REALTORS® | 3 CE Hours

The purpose of this class is to introduce real estate agents to the back-up contract process and how the back-up form works with the One to Four Family Residential Contract Resale. We will also discuss best practices with the back-up contracts & multiple offers for your buyer(s) & seller(s). In addition, this course satisfies the 3-hour contract-related work for your TREC license renewal.

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Course #43272 | Provider #1 Texas REALTORS® | 2 CE Hours

Understanding the Fair housing laws is essential in today’s real estate market as our country becomes more and more of a melting pot. This course will assist in understanding how to effectively implement a diversity and inclusion plan into your work ethics and practice. We will demonstrate creative and ways Fair Housing is being implemented. Recommend training strategies and roadmaps to ensure agents are aware of overt or subtle ways that can violate Fair housing law. Whether engaged in listing, sales, leasing, or property management, the course explores areas of law (including case law) applicable to the day-to-day encounters of a real estate agent.

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TREC #48351 | Provider #1 TR 3 CE Hours 

The objective of this course is to instruct real estate agents in the fundamentals of real estate contracts and addenda. This course covers the fundamentals of real estate contracts and addenda, those promulgated or produced by the Texas Real Estate Commission and those produced by REALTORS®. The course will focus on contracts and addenda relating to residential property. This will be a basics course and will begin with offer and acceptance and basic contract formation. 

This course is essential and relevant to all real estate license holders as it explores the most frequently used contract in Texas real estate transactions: the TREC one-to-four family residential resale contract. License holders will learn how to advise clients to complete the contract allowing for the most protection for themselves as well as the agent. Real estate agents will be able to apply the knowledge they learn from this course directly to their real estate business when explaining the contract, its parameters, and its intent to clients. 

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Application, designation, and certification fees may apply. To receive TREC credit, you must show a valid photo ID at the sign-in of each class session.