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2020-2021 USPAP Update Course

In this course, you will review the updates to the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice as set forth by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation. This course is a required update for all licensed appraisers that must be taken once every two years. In the state of Maine it should be taken in the even years.

USPAP Update is AQB approved through The Appraisal Foundation. The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate is an authorized secondary provider.

2020-2021 National USPAP Update Course is $250.00. Includes the USPAP 7 Hour student workbook, USPAP 2020-2021 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and other materials.

2018-2019 National USPAP Course

This USPAP course covers the 15 hours of qualifying education required by the Appraisal Foundation.

USPAP is AQB approved through The Appraisal Foundation. The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate is an authorized secondary provider.

Program fee includes the USPAP 15-Hour student workbook, USPAP 2018-2019 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and additional materials.

Accelerate!

 

This class is TWO DAYS of fast-paced learning, on just how to ACCELERATE your career!

Limited seating. These sessions can sell out, so reserve your spot ASAP. Accelerate is designed to provide customized attention to your success delivered from a professional with over 90 Million in sales. You not only get the 2-day intensive training, but also unlimited follow up coaching to help keep you on track.

The material focuses on the basic principles behind every TOP PRODUCING AGENT! There are best practices and ideas that you can apply to your daily systems. A CLASS LIKE NO OTHER that includes all aspects of the business….. This class “reduces it to the ridiculous” and gives you decades worth of experience in this entertaining and all-encompassing workshop!

Missy absolutely LOVES helping people reach and exceed their wildest expectations. Because of her sincere desire to see you succeed, this is not a once and done class. All graduates of Accelerate continue to receive ongoing help and information.

Your registration fee also includes:

    • + Admission to the Accelerate private Facebook group for continuing tips, follow up, and brainstorming with your fellow Accelerate graduates and Missy

 

    • + Inclusion in the private Accelerate email list providing ongoing information and follow up and coaching directly from Missy

 

  • + Lunch and industry professional session each day of class

 

But don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what a past student of Missy’s class had to say:

 

  • Missy is a spitfire force of a woman! Her Accelerate class has armed me with practical skills that I will use in my business. The class was interesting and Missy allowed us a window into her 27 years of experience, giving us shortcuts and helpful hints. I have no doubt I will experience results using the tools she provided. She’s a wealth of knowledge and a stellar human!
    — Amy K.

Appraisal Process – Maine and New Hampshire

Are appraisals a problem for you and your buyers and sellers? If not now, they may be in the near future. Come to this class to hear a very experienced appraiser talk about things that matter to you and your buyers and sellers when it comes to getting a property to appraise. Topics that will be covered include

a. How does the type of loan affect the appraisal?
b. Legislative changes that affect appraisals.
c. What is included in the Appraiser Package?
d. The appraisers inspection requirements.
e. What does an appraiser adjust for and which do they not adjust?

This course has been approved by Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for three clock hours toward renewal or activation of a real estate license in Maine.

Appraisal Process – Massachusetts
Starting with court and appraisal institute definitions, this course will take real estate licensees through the Massachusettes Appraisal Institute Appraisal Process. In addition to learning about how an appraisal is put together differently than a CMA, licensees will also learn about recommending the appropriate appraisal license type for the specific property as well as a general overview of the report you can expect after an appraisal based on the industry standards.
The Bad And The Ugly

The Bad And The Ugly: An Array Of Scary Problems For The Environmentally Sophisticated Real Estate Professional
Some environmental issues have the potential to substantially affect the value or marketability of the real estate licensee as well as the buyer and the seller.  The Bad And The Ugly will ensure that attendees have a basic knowledge of the most serious common problems that cause harm and liability. This course is approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

Basic Appraisal Principles

Basic Appraisal Principles is a 30-hour course that meets qualifying education requirements toward an Appraiser Trainee license. The course covers the following topics:

• Real Estate Appraisal And You
• The Professional Appraiser
• Legal Considerations In Appraisal
• The Formal Appraisal Process
• Focus On Neighborhood, Community And Market
• Real Estate Economics And Value
• Property Inspection And Analysis: The Site
• Property Inspection And Analysis: The Improvements
• Appraising Special Ownership Interests

Basic Appraisal Principles is AQB approved through Hondros Learning. The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate is an authorized secondary provider.

Basic Appraisal Procedures

Basic Appraisal Procedures is a 30-hour course that meets qualifying education requirements toward an Appraiser Trainee license.  The course covers the following topics:

• The Sales Comparison Approach
• Analyzing And Adjusting Comparable Sales
• Valuing The Site
• Introducing The Cost Approach
• Estimating Loss In Value: Accrued Depreciation
• The Income Approach
• Income Capitalization: Rates And Techniques
• Reconciling The Estimates
• Reporting Appraisal Opinions

Basic Appraisal Procedures is AQB approved through Hondros Learning. The Arthur Gary School of Real Estate is an authorized secondary provider.

Basics of Guiding Clients Through Foreclosure, REO

Basics of Guiding Clients through Foreclosure, REO, & Short Sales

This course will provide agents with the knowledge necessary to successfully guide prospective buyers through Short Sale, Foreclosure and REO home purchases. The course addresses potential issues listing agents need to know in order to successfully guide sellers through short sale and pre-forclosure sales. This course is approved for 1 credit hour by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission only.

Basics of Residential Title Examinations

This course will provide agents with an understanding of the title examination process. This knowledge will enable the agent to assist a buyer with questions relative to the reason a title examination needs to be completed prior to the purchase of real estate. It will also enable the agent to answer basic questions a buyer may have with respect to how real estate is title in New Hampshire and the various components of a deed. It also covers where real estate related legal documents ar filed and what documents are examined during a title search. This course has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission only.

Basics of Residential Title Insurance

This course will provide agents with a greater understanding of title insurance and the types of potential issues covered. It will enable agents to answer basic questions a client may have with respect to the owner’s title insurance. Examples of prior claims are explored as a method to assist agents to fully understand the breadth of coverage title insurance affords. This course has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission only.

The Bold And The Beautiful

The Bold And The Beautiful:  The Exciting New World Of Solutions For The Environmentally Sophisticated Real Estate Professional
Have you ever wanted to know how to construct safe “Green” buildings or know how to convert and retrofit existing buildings so that they will be safer and less polluting?  This course will describe how to use safe, environmentally preferable building materials, how to implement water efficiency and energy conservation so that you can better represent your clients who are concerned with environmental issues.  This course is approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

Business Models And The Real Estate Consumer

New business models are coming on the real estate scene. Real estate licensees need to understand them in order to work with other licensees in the best interest of the licensee’s clients. Avoiding or ignoring, the new models will not make them go away. Come to this class to see how to work with them for the mutual benefit of your clients and yourself. Who knows, maybe you will decide to offer something new to your clients. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions.

Closings That Should Have Closed But Didnt

This is a case study course where various actual real estate closing situations are presented and analyzed. Agents gain an understanding of issues that arise as a result of mistakes being made during the home buying and selling process. Each case presents a closing that either did not occur or that was delayed and the impact on buyers and sellers. This course presents a detailed review from the discovery of the problem to the solution or consequences. Each situation is further evaluated to determine what real estate agents could have done in the course of their work to have prevented the delay or demise of the closing. This course is approved for 2 clock hours of continuing education credit by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission only.

Commercial and Investment Real Estate: Tools of the Trade – Home Study Course

Commercial and investment properties are some of the fastest growing segments of the real estate market. Sales opportunities are rich, but the rules for buying, holding and selling real estate can often be completely different from those governing the  residential realm. This book opens the door to commercial and investment real estate and is an invaluable resource to everyone from beginning agents to experienced brokers. Learn how to evaluate commercial properties, calculate cash flows, and negotiate capital gains taxes and 1031 exchanges.

This course is approved for 6 clock hours by the Maine Real Estate Commission and 3 clock hours of continuing education by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission.

Course material will be shipped via USPS and should arrive in 2-3 business days, depending on your location.

Text: ~139 pages

Quiz: 110 Questions

Please allow up to 72 hours for results and certificates. If you do not score an 85 or above, incorrect questions will be returned and you will have a 2nd chance to submit for grading. This course must be completed within 1 year of purchase.

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

In this course, attendees will learn what a CMA is comprised of, different ways the calculations can be made, and how the information is best used. This class will also review different appraisal licenses and there will be an open discussion about the trials and tribulations of putting together a CMA.

Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers – 3

Effective April 1, 2019 the Real Estate Commission core course requirement is dependent upon your license type as follows:
Designated Brokers: “Core Course for Designated Brokers – 3”
Brokers and Associate Brokers: “Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers – 3”

The applicable course is required if:
 your license expiration date is on or after April 1, 2019.
 your license has expired and you renew on or after April 1, 2019.
 you activate a license on or after April 1, 2019.

Licensees with a license expiration date prior to April 1, 2019, who renew prior to April 1, 2019, may fulfill their core course requirement with either “Core Course for Designated Brokers – 2” or “Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers –2 ” (depending on your license type) or the core course appropriate for the license type as noted above.

Core Course for Designated Brokers – 3

Effective April 1, 2019 the Real Estate Commission core course requirement is dependent upon your license type as follows:
Designated Brokers: “Core Course for Designated Brokers – 3”
Brokers and Associate Brokers: “Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers – 3”

The applicable course is required if:
 your license expiration date is on or after April 1, 2019.
 your license has expired and you renew on or after April 1, 2019.
 you activate a license on or after April 1, 2019.

Licensees with a license expiration date prior to April 1, 2019, who renew prior to April 1, 2019, may fulfill their core course requirement with either “Core Course for Designated Brokers – 2” or “Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers –2 ” (depending on your license type) or the core course appropriate for the license type as noted above.

CYA-Cover Your Aspirations

CYA-Cover Your Aspirations When It Comes To Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues are big issues with buyers today.  Covered will be the pertinent environmental issues that may be encountered by real estate licensees and offer ways to manage problems that arise as well as ways to avoid problems before they arise. The purpose of this course is to assist the licensee in knowing how to respond to potential and actual environmental problems, with an emphasis on finding opportunities for enhancing property values and reducing the incidence of problems. This course is approved by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

Deeds, Descriptions And Due Diligence

Does a lot that is 100’ by 100’ always equal 10,000 square feet of area?
This course will answer this and many other questions.  The course covers types of deeds, components of a valid deed, recognizing easements and restrictions in deeds, title insurance, the recording system and drawing plot plans from deeds. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions.