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.

TREC #38693 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

Many real estate agents tend to feel overwhelmed by accounting terminologies and financial statements. However, as independent business owners, real estate agents need to understand the basics of bookkeeping and accounting in order to manage their business effectively. For example, having an accounting system in place will be helpful for real estate agents to estimate their income for quarterly tax filings.

This three-hour class covers key accounting concepts that form the foundation of many financial reporting needs.  This class introduces bookkeeping and accounting basics such as:

  • Commonly used accounting terms
  • Single-entry and double-entry bookkeeping methods
  • Cash and accrual accounting methods
  • Income statements and balance sheets

Attendees should be able to gain a deeper understanding of various tax-deductible expenses. This class also allows attendees to have some hands-on experience regarding the preparation of income statements and basic financial analysis.

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TREC #33447 | Provider #0127 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 #32687 | Provider #0127 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 #37035 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 4 CE Hours

This is part one of a two-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 is 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.

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TREC #37036 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 4 CE Hours

This is part two of a two-part class. Agents must have taken Agent Investor 101 prior to taking this 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 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 you and your clients and seek proper financing opportunities.
  • Be able to prospect for investor clients.

Please bring a laptop or tablet device to class.

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TREC #38679 | Provider #0001 TR | 3 CE Hours

Recent changes in the mortgage and appraisal industry have a direct impact on real estate. As a result, it’s necessary for real estate agents to understand appraisals and who the appraiser works for. The purpose of this class is to provide insight into the residential appraisal process. Class will provide the knowledge to understand the definition of and recognize a valid appraisal, elements of the appraisal process, and what to do if a property does not appraise for the estimated value and how to proceed if it's determined that a correction needs to be made to the appraisal report.

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TREC #30122 | Provider #0001 TR | 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. This class also serves as an elective class for the CIPS® designation.

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TREC #37576 | Provider #0001 TR | 4 CE Hours

This is an introductory class in annual business planning for the real estate professional. The class will cover some of the best practices of successful agents, as well as teach agents how to understand sales numbers from current and previous years to help determine target markets, prospects, and where marketing dollars will be most effective. Learn to develop key areas for growth in lead generation and analyze possible new lead generation methods. Also, gain understanding on how to project expenses and income based on previous sales and goals for growth.

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Provider #0001 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 #35821 | 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 #35820 | 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 #35819 | 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 relationship, and investment opportunities are covered along with a special focus on Mexico.

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Europe and International Real Estate

TREC #35732 | 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 #35733 | 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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You May Substitute ONE CIPS® Elective Class with:

At Home with Diversity Certification (AHWD)

TREC #30122 | 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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TREC #37309 | Provider #0001 TR | 8 CE Hours

This class explores the most frequently used contract in real estate: the TREC One to Four Family Residential Resale contract. This class deliberately delves into the intricate details of this nine-page document that governs the exchange of both property and money between the buyer and the seller. Agents will learn about critical dates and timeframes within the contract, as well as documents ancillary to the transaction, such as surveys and appraisals. The class comprehensively explores the transaction process and the sequence of events that lead to closing. Likewise, the class will review commonly used addenda in residential resale transactions.

This class 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 class directly to their real estate business when explaining the contract, its parameters, and its intent to clients.

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TREC #33284 | Provider #10201 Busch Consulting Services Inc. | 2 CE Hours

An overview of the Mortgage FICO Credit scoring model and the different algorithms used in the mortgage industry to compute a credit score. This class will provide the real estate agent with important information about how credit works and how credit scores are computed for mortgage credit scores. The agent will come away with knowledge of the different algorithms use to compute a credit score in the mortgage industry. Also, why they differ in other industries and the internet. In addition, the agent will learn how negative items can impact a credit score and how credit can be built to help benefit a credit score.

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TREC #35639 | Provider #10280 TexasRealEstate.Academy | 6 CE Hours

This class will show students how to raise their competency in preparing Comparative Market Analysis by discussing the basic knowledge necessary to complete an accurate CMA, discuss relevant TREC requirements for CMAs and choosing comparables. Students will learn how to use REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) to refine the value, account for deferred maintenance, and make cost-based adjustments to more accurately price properties. Students will enhance their abilities and skills in creating more accurate price opinions, learn the best use of technology and reducing risk. This class will also explain how to use RPR’s refining value tool, account for deferred maintenance, and make manual adjustments whereby allowing real estate professionals to better assist their clients when either buying or selling.

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TREC #35629 | Provider #10280 TexasRealEstate.Academy | 3 CE Hours

This class discusses the warrantability factors of condominiums as well as the applicable TREC forms and how to structure the contract, earnest money issues, association documents and how to navigate the documents.

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TREC #36430 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 4 CE Hours

The purpose of Fight Your Texas Tax Appraisal and Win is to educate the student about the appraisal process, what resources an appraisal district has available, and how the district assesses value. Once the process is better understood the student will be introduced and begin to master valuation techniques, various methods of protest, and what factors most affect value. Additional instruction will be given in negotiation strategies as well as how to present evidence to an appraiser, appraisal district or arbitrator. Upon completion of the class, the licensee will have a more thorough knowledge of and be able to better meet their responsibilities to clients and customers as well as help themselves.

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TREC #39429 | Provider #0127 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®.

Provider #0001 TR

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 #0556 | 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 #34565 | Provider #0001 TR | 2 CE Hours

It’s important you take the right steps during negotiations.  In this class, license holders will learn what the seller’s options are in responding to multiple offers, and what their options are in communicating the responses. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics will also be incorporated. The license holder will learn what forms are available to help guide them through the process. This class is designed to help you best represent your seller when there are multiple offers on the table. This class will train real estate license holders in specific strategies to best handle a multiple offer situation. They will learn their duties and responsibilities to their client, whether buyer or seller, and how to best advise them when considering multiple offers.

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TREC #36720 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 2 CE Hours

This class is designed to provide REALTORS® with in-depth knowledge & understanding of the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program as well as the Texas Veterans Housing Assistance Program—the two most-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.

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TREC #36597 | Provider #0127 | 1 CE Hour

Why Instagram and how to capture an audience through the platform back to your website. Instagram basics: posting, stories, growing followers’ various examples of what and how to post unique ways to utilize the different functions for real estate. Instagram analytics: what do the numbers mean? How to optimize how the viewers interact with your content the stair-step effect, how to use hashtag research and how to maximize exposure and gain (and keep) followers. How to engage and how the correct engagement could boost your recognition within your desired niche.

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TREC #37612 | 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 #36995 | Provider #0127 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 #37078 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

Introduction to Matrix provides a platform of the basic knowledge needed to preform 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 #38691 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 5 CE Hours

The purpose of this class is to continue to reinforce the importance of understanding and knowing how to complete TREC’s promulgated contracts and selected addenda. This class takes the licensee through the fundamentals of contracts and concludes with in-depth discussion of all the contract paragraphs.  As an integral part of the class, the licensee will also be introduced to selected addenda and notices provided by TREC and Texas REALTORS®. Significant time will be spent on Q&A and best practices. Upon completion of the class, the licensee will have more thorough knowledge of the class content and be able to better meet their responsibilities to clients and customers.

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TREC #37796 | Provider #0127 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 #37797 | Provider #0127 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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TREC #37080 | Provider #0127 | 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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TREC #37076 | Provider #0127 | 3 CE Hours

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. The greater part of the class will focus on using the CMA Wizard in Matrix.

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No CE | Provider #0127 ABoR

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.

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TREC #396 | Provider #0127 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 #37690 | Provider #0001 TR | 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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Provider #10211

Building Your Real Estate Business Through New Home Sales

TREC #38327 | 2 CE Hours

Have you ever had a prospect call you to announce that they bought a new home over the weekend and will not be buying the re-sale home you thought they would? If so, learn from it, and do not shy away from selling new homes. Whether you are a new or experienced agent, we want to encourage you to become involved with the new home builders and sales representatives in your area.

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Everything You Need to Know About New Home Construction

TREC #38403 | 2 CE Hours

Tackling a complex construction issue without understanding the basic process is like becoming a professional weightlifter, without training or ever lifting weights. An understanding of the construction process can benefit everyone from agents to the customer and the builder. Before decisions can be made and ground broken, everyone needs to work towards the same goal from the same understanding.

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How to Recognize a Green Built New Home

TREC #38404 | 2 CE Hours

Green building is the hottest term in the new home construction today, but what is green building? The only supportable definition of green built home is a home that has been built, tested and certified to meet the requirements of a recognized green building program. If the sales agent cannot give you a positive response and provide documentation, then your client is not buying a “Green Built Home”.

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How to Negotiate Successfully with a New Home Builder (NHSAC)

TREC #38326 | 2 CE Hours

Learn how to negotiate with a home builder for the best possible outcome including. One of the great truths about sales is the answer no until you ask. It is imperative that agents do their research, talk with a builder’s sales agent, set realistic expectations with clients and then go out and ask for the best deal possible.

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Understanding New Home Builder Contracts and Addendums (NHSAC)

TREC #38405 | 2 CE Hours

Agents need to understand that builder contracts and addendums vary and are unique to the builder. That builder contracts and addendums will favor the builder and must be reviewed by the agent prior to a client signing the agreement. However, builder contracts and addendums are not to be feared but must be understood.

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New Home Construction Blueprint Reading for Realtors (NHSAC)

TREC #38406 | 1 CE Hour

Blueprints are two-dimensional architectural design drawings that indicate the size of a planned home, the materials to be used in its construction, and the placement of its features. Architects and builders communicate to construction workers how the home is to be constructed.

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TREC #38940 | Provider #0001 TR | 3 CE Hours

Class emphasis is to help license holder understand and become more comfortable with the process of selecting appropriate property comparisons; how to adjust and where to go for quality information. This training will enhance skills in creating accurate property valuations, reducing risk, and applying alternative valuation methods to properties under consideration. The class will provide information that can be used to better assist clients by being to discuss and compare possible sale/purchase outcomes.

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TREC #33058 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 8 CE Hours

Select appropriate comparable 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 #39056 | Provider #0001 TR | 3 CE Hours

Most agents have some experience with estimating the price of a property. When the properties have unique features or are in unique areas, estimating market value is more difficult. This class will assist real estate license holders in learning about paired sales analysis, cost estimating, and other methods for arriving at values. It will also help license holders become more comfortable with the overall process, how to adjust, and where to go for more information on adjustments. Time will be spent on completing a CMA of a unique property and discussing possible outcomes. The class will provide a hands-on experience in preparing a unique CMA and where to find information that can be used in day-to-day scenarios, which will better assist their clients.

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TREC #36660 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

The goals of the class will be to give the REALTOR® a greater understanding of the importance of ethics in our industry. It will show them how they can follow through with complaints when they or their clients experience unethical behavior, give them an appreciation of due process used in all four types of complaints to avoid further litigation, and underline the importance of their own level of responsibility and the options available to them if they are the accused of an ethical infraction. At the end of the class, 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.

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TREC #32213 | Provider #0127 | 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 client. 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 #36996 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 3 CE Hours

Designed by the National Association of REALTORS®, this class emphasizes the importance of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. All members are required to take the class once every three years. Upon completion of this class you will be able to identify concepts found in the preamble to the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics. You will also learn general business ethics established in the Code of Ethics articles 1-17.

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TREC #38519 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 1 CE Hour

One of the best methods in personal safety prevention planning is to prepare a personal safety manual for the office. Your personal safety manual can help reduce safety risks facing property managers and leasing agents. This workshop will cover office safety, road safety, safety when showing property, safety at open houses and personal safety strategies.

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TREC #39564 | Provider #0127 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 #39034 | Provider #0127 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 #35863 | Provider #10280 | 3 CE Hours

This class dives deep into the One to Four Contract and most relevant forms used during a residential purchase. This class will delve into each section of the TREC-promulgated contract as well as other TREC and TR forms necessary to complete a residential transaction. This class teaches the potential contract outs for buyers and sellers and the proper use and completion of the forms. New and seasoned licensees alike will gain a deeper understanding of the contract and related forms to effectively represent their clients and aid in reducing potential liability as well as aiding in a more successful transaction.

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The ABoR Academy's SAE Program is the most efficient and affordable way you can fulfill your SAE class requirement. A cost-effective alternative to the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI®) designation, this 90-hour, three-class series will give you a foundational knowledge of everything you need to build a strong real estate career.

SAE: Property Management (4-Day Class)

TREC #851 | Provider #701056 ABoR | 30 CE Hours

This practical discussion explores daily issues facing practitioners, such as maintenance, accounting, administrative, and legal activities. It also has up-to-date content on federal regulations, such as civil rights, Fair Housing, ADA issues, and environmental concerns. The flexible format of this class provides students with case studies, sample forms, and review questions to enhance their understanding of property management concepts. Instructional graphics, unit exams, reading comprehension quizzes, and interactive exercises help students gain mastery of this rapidly evolving field.

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SAE: Real Estate Investment (4-Day Class)

TREC #935 | Provider #701056 ABoR | 30 CE Hours

Using an effective blend of theory and practice, this 30-hour SAE class helps students navigate potential investment opportunities in the real estate market. This dynamic presentation of the principles and practices of real estate investment covers investment trends, tax laws, regulations, and market conditions.

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SAE: Real Estate Marketing (4-Day Class)

TREC #551 | Provider #701056 ABoR | 30 CE Hours

This class provides comprehensive coverage of the marketing strategies and selling skills crucial for a successful career in real estate. Mixing entry-level concepts with advanced marketing theories, this class offers an interactive immersion into closing techniques, sales plans, digital marketing, and much more. With key terms, reading comprehension quizzes, and interactive exercises, this class may also be used to fill a 30-hour SAE requirement in Texas. New units on technology, online marketing, and social media strategies make this the most comprehensive guide for applying classic marketing and sales techniques to a real estate career.

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TREC #34284 | Provider #0001 TR | 8 CE Hours

The real estate sales contract is THE most important document in a real estate agent & briefcase. This class 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.

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TREC #32071 | Provider #0127 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 #31836 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 15 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 #35476 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 2 CE Hours

This class will provide real-estate professionals with an explanation of the latest trends and tactics surrounding social media. The basics of social media will be reviewed as attendees take a deeper dive into the essentials of branding, storytelling, video, and analytics. Attendees will also explore the rapidly changing environment of social media as well as the strategy necessary to be successful on these platforms.

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TREC #39604 | Provider #0127 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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The TAHS certification equips you with the knowledge to help first-time and underserved homebuyers as well as increase sustainable homeownership in Texas. The certification offers 12 CE hours, including the mandatory four-hour United Texas: Housing Initiatives that Work class. Additional class electives will vary by association (the classes ABoR offers are below). Any combination of classes can be taken to achieve the certification, if those classes total at least 12 hours.

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Required Class:

United Texas: Housing Initiatives that Work

TREC #36025 | 4 CE Hours

As a Texas REALTOR®, you can help more people realize the dream of homeownership. United Texas, the anchor of the TAHS certification, gives you the information you need to help your clients with low-cost financing, assistance programs, and a host of other options to make housing more affordable and available to all buyers. Partners for this class include the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, and the Texas Veterans Land Board.

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Elective Classes:

Marketing to the Affordable Housing Buyer

TREC #35810 | 2 CE Hours

The affordable housing buyer is a growing market in today’s industry. Knowing the special circumstances of these clients and how to best promote yourself in this market is critical. This class will help you locate sources of qualified affordable housing buyers, assess their specific needs, identify Fair Housing issues, and understand and respond to the concerns of the affordable housing buyer. In short, you will gain tips for working with and counseling affordable housing buyers so that you can meet their needs.

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FHA Lending for Workforce Housing

TREC #35808 | 4 CE Hours

This class will introduce REALTORS® to FHA and provide an overview of the FHA lending process. It will help REALTORS® understand FHA’s role and function in the home buying process and discuss how to best serve clients who are FHA eligible. The class addresses the history of FHA, regulations, guidelines, and products, as well as market conditions. FHA works in concert with HUD to meet housing needs in the community.

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Fair Housing: Here’s Where We Are

TREC #38942 | 2 CE Hours

This class is an in-depth look at the Federal Fair Housing Act as its provisions pertain to the real estate professional. Whether engaged in listing, sales, leasing, or property management, the class explores the areas of law related to the Fair Housing Act applicable to the day-to-day encounters of the real estate agent and potential impact on real estate transactions

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Help for Homebuyers

TREC #35809 | 2 CE Hours

This class aims to educate REALTORS® about workforce housing by identifying barriers to and suggesting solutions for housing affordability and maintainability in the Lone Star State. The class also encourages REALTORS® to educate consumers (particularly first-time homebuyers) about the homebuying process and responsible homeownership.

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No CE | Provider #0127 ABoR

Our prep class is a comprehensive two-day class designed for those ready to obtain either their broker or real estate license. This prep class contains content that is taught through testing practice for both the state, national, and math portions of the exam. Your instructor, an experienced broker-educator, will guide you through organized curriculum and key points ideal for test memorization. The practice testing section consists of 10 national practice tests, six state practice tests, and one state exam sample test. You can take the class as many times as you wish up to one year at no additional charge! We know you have worked hard just to get here. Now you just must pass the exam, and ABoR is here to help.

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.

Provider #0001, TR

Agency Issues Impacting Property Managers and Leasing Agents

TREC #39652 | 3 CE Hours

The intent of this class 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 Code of Ethics to agency relationships. The licensee will learn how an agency is established and to distinguish between the various kinds of agency relationships. You will gain understanding on how to identify the duties associated with agency, how agency relationships are dissolved, and identify liability issues associated with agency.

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Marketing and Leasing Residential Properties

TREC #39626 | 3 CE Hours   

This class 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. We 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. We will also cover the need for a privacy policy for personal information. Licensees will obtain the core competencies they need in their role and responsibilities when functioning as property managers or leasing agents. They will also learn about legal boundaries to ensure the appropriate guidelines are being followed when performing property management duties.

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The Essentials of Residential Leasing

TREC #39627 | 3 CE Hours

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 that you become knowledgeable about the laws and duties imposed on property managers and leasing agents. This class will analyze and interpret factors impacting local rents, define owner objectives and the development of effective owner communications. The class will also cover how to properly complete and present the TR Residential Lease application. You will learn the core competencies needed for your role and responsibilities as a property manager or leasing agent, and the legal boundaries that govern those duties.

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The TR Residential Lease Agreement

TREC #PENDING | 3 CE Hours

The purpose of this class is to show the use and relevance of various TR lease forms along with other leasing and property management issues. The step-by-step class takes members through the Residential Lease Agreement and selected addenda so that they will develop competency in preparing each paragraph. With this competency members will develop skills allowing them to present the documents to tenants and to property owners. Real estate licensees learn how to be compliant and properly execute the fundamentals of leasing representation, property management, and their role in the process. Upon completing this class, the licensee will be able to provide informed assistance regarding property management and the leasing process.

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As a follow-up to the Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS) certification, this Texas-specific certification show your commitment to your property management specialty. Gain knowledge on current business issues impacting property management, how to mediate tenant and owner relations, and the ins and outs of the TR Property Management Agreement.

Provider #0001, TR

TR Residential Property Management Agreement

TREC #35815 | 3 CE Hours

This class will cover the TR Residential Leasing and Property Management Agreement. Other TR 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 class, real estate agents can confidently present the agreement and forms to property owners.

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Residential Evictions

TREC #35814 | 3 CE Hours

In this class, real estate agents will gain a thorough comprehension of the nomenclature of residential evictions and be trained in the preparation of 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.

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Tenant and Owner Relations

TREC #35816 | 3 CE Hours

This class will examine those situations found in property management relationships between tenants and owners. The class will discuss conditions and interactions that may cause stress or failure of the tenant/owner relationship. Agents will be provided techniques useful to heal strained relationships and deliver the best outcome even if that means ending the relationship and doing it in a professional manner.

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Property Maintenance and Habitability

TREC #35817 | 3 CE Hours

This class 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 attendees will be able to recognize IPMC violations which are the basis for local building code enforcement.

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Statutory Acts & Contingency Planning

TREC #35818 | 3 CE Hours

This class will cover three distinct classes that contain information to those in the field of residential property management and leasing. The first part is an in-depth presentation of material on the Fair Housing Act, American with Disabilities Act, and similar Texas laws and their impact on residential leasing and property management. The second part will prepare attendees on how to handle natural disasters and develop a plan to handle these emergencies. Finally, the class 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.

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Property Management Business Issues

TREC #35807 | 3 CE Hours

The purpose of this class 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 during their routine operation of their property management business. These risks are found in trust accounting, insurance issues, key control systems, and carbon monoxide poisoning. The class provides the practitioner with in-depth knowledge in each of these areas so that systems and controls can be implemented to comply with state statutes and to 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.

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TREC #36640 | 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. Class covers in-depth VA loan benefits, 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 #34022 | Provider #0001 TR | 3 CE Hours

To calculate accurate price comparisons requires training and practice. This class will provide the basic knowledge to complete a comparative market analysis (CMA). The class will offer training in choosing comparable, applying adjustments and determining a value for a property. It will cover what determines an appropriate comparable between properties, how to adjust and where to get information on adjustments. The class will provide information that can be used in property evaluation scenarios and to better assist clients whether buying or selling.

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TREC #37688 | Provider #0001 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.

 

This 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 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 #34720 | Provider #0001 TR | 3 CE Hours

“Under all is the land” … So starts the NAR Code of Ethics. It continues: “REALTORS®, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow REALTORS® a common responsibility for its integrity and honor. In recognition and appreciation of their obligations to clients, customers, the public, and each other, REALTORS® continuously strive to become and remain informed on issues affecting real estate and, as knowledgeable professionals, they willingly share the fruit of their experience and study with others. They identify and take steps, through enforcement of this Code of Ethics and by assisting appropriate regulatory bodies, to eliminate practices which may damage the public or which might discredit or bring dishonor to the real estate profession.”

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TREC #36131 | Provider #0001 TR | 2 CE Hours

The purpose of this class is to familiarize the real estate licensee with the most used forms in a residential real estate transaction. 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, loser pay provisions and earnest money disputes. The class teaches the real estate licensee the basic liability theories arising from the TREC one to four contract.

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TREC #38900 | Provider #0127 ABoR | 2 CE Hours

This class will give you an overview of the MLS transaction and document management software, TransactionDesk by Instanet Solutions. You’ll start by learning the new document upload process for a listing in Matrix, and then go in-depth for details about the features TransactionDesk can provide your business – including the free e-signature tool, Authentisign, and unlimited document cloud storage through DocBox. The TransactionDesk platform is included in your MLS subscription. There will be time for a Q&A at the end of the training session. Take advantage and sign up for this free, in-depth training taught by a TransactionDesk trainer.

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