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Elective CE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The Resource-Efficient Homes: remodels, Retrofits, Renovations and New-Home Construction covers the distinguishing characteristics that Make a home resource thrifty. The course looks at why consumer demand for these homes is increasing and how both the homes and consumer expectations impact the market. The course prepares real estate professionals to proivide advice and sources of information to help homeowners improve the resource efficiency of their homes from low-cost fixes and DIY projects to retrofitting and replacing systems to big-budget remodeling projects The course also looks at constructing a new, resource-efficient home and the value that real estate professionals can bring to the design and build team.
AGENCY IN ACTION 3 Hours Elective
Social Media and technology are fast paced and forever changing the world. In this course we will review the REALTORS® Code of Ethics and how to insure you are in compliance while using Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter. We will de-code how to remain informed on social media issues and what systems to implement to insure you will not damage your reputation. This course focuses on how to remain faithful to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics while using social media and technology.
Social Media Ethics for Real Estate
This course will demonstrate: WHY one party is entitled to a commission; WHAT, WHEN and HOW to proceed with an Arbitration or Ethics hearing; WHY the Code, written in 1913, is still so relevant today; WHAT REALTOR® ethics and business ethics have in common; HOW to determine violations in real life fact situations and more. The course meets the NAR quadrennial requirement.
Social Media Ethics for Real Estate
Social Media and technology is a fast paced and forever changing world. In this course we will review the REALTORS® Code of Ethics and how to insure you are in compliance while using Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter. We will de-code how to remain informed on social media issues and what systems to implement to insure you will not damage your reputation. This course focuses on how to remain faithful to the REALTORS® Code of Ethics while using social media and technology.
Ethics in Real Estate
This course will provide the student with an up to date look at the National Association of REALTORS® 2014 Code of Ethics. It provides a history of the Code of Ethics, a study of the Code of Ethics and Pathways to Professionalism. In addition, the student will learn the process of filing an ethics complaint and a request for arbitration and how it is adjudicated within the local board/association. Finally, the student will review case interpretations authorized by the National Association of REALTORS® and learn how the cases were evaluated and resolved.
Embracing an Ethical Environment
Agents and companies that continuously demonstrate good business ethics will enjoy reputations for professional and ethical practices. Through situation analysis of real life events, students will recognize how a commitment to the Code of Ethics will guide the best of business decisions. This course meets the NAR quadrennial requirement for ethics training.
Ethical behavior is the cornerstone of professionalism. Understanding the rules and the reasons behind the rules allows Brokers to make sound business decisions that will reflect well on them, benefit their clients and maintain strict adherence to Illinois law and the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics.
I Want to Hold an Open House!
An Open House is one of the most valuable tools that a Broker possesses in the marketing of a home. It’s also filled with fair housing potholes and agency pitfalls that a careless Broker can fall into. Learn how to effectively conduct a successful Open House while following Illinois laws.
Home Staging for the Real Estate Professional
This is a one day comprehensive and educational program which introduces a real estate licensee to the services and procedures of home staging. Participants receive insight on the advantages of integrating staging services in a real estate business and have the opportunity for actual hands-on staging in a unique staging studio.
Contract Strategies for Success
Licensees with a thorough understanding of contract legalities can play an important role in proactively positioning their clients for a more successful transaction. This course will help both Buyer Agents and Listing Agents to professionally assist their clients make timely decisions and actions that are in the best interest of a smooth transaction versus firefighting crisis issues.
Understanding and Leveraging Teams
In many companies there are multi-agent teams running their own business within the brokerage. If structured correctly, a multi-agent team can improve efficiency, maximize performance, and increase profitability. This two day CRB workshop will analyze the growth stages of teams, develop job descriptions for a successful team model and review best practices for team management. The Managing Broker that is an effective mentor and consultant to teams and team leaders will play a vital role in developing a company culture that embraces teams. The target audience for this course includes: managers who currently have teams or are considering adding teams into their agent mix; as well as current or potential team leaders looking to create a team.
ABR Accredited Buyer Representation
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to peers and consumers your commitment to providing outstanding service for real estate buyers.
Social Media and License Law 2.0
The goal of this course is to help Broker owners, Managing Brokers and Brokers make good choices with social media to:
• Protect the interest of their client
• Avoid Fraud
• Understand the drawbacks of Social Media for our brokerage
• Understand the Benefits
• Implement Best Practices for advertising and marketing on social media
• Understand sponsored licensee’s and their responsibilities with social media
• Protect your Firm
Signatures and Cloud Storage
The goal of this course is to help Broker owners, Managing Brokers and Brokers define electronic signatures, how they work in our business, and the benefits and drawbacks to using e-signatures. The course will also explain cloud storage, explain how to store documents and how e-signatures and cloud storage apply to short sales and REO’s.
Digital Marketing and Analytics for Real Estate
The purpose of this course is to help Broker Owners, Managing Brokers and Brokers understand social media marketing, internet security and data, google analytics and trends, current updates and developments with digital marketing and how to remain compliant with real estate license law in their advertising.