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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.

The 10 Commandments of Clean Communication

Students of this course will learn Conflict Resolution and Core Mediation Skills Training with an emphasis on Clean Communication to communicate more effectively and avoid conflict in real estate practice. Mediation principles and conflict resolution tips and techniques that help Licensees resolve disputes are also taught in this course. Licensees will learn best practices and pro-active approaches to conflict and dispute prevention and resolution; and will learn how to use constructive and clean communication to effectively communicate, prevent and resolve professional real estate conflicts. This course has been approved by the Directors of the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for three clock hours toward fulfillment of the educational requirements for activation or renewal of a real estate license. This course is appropriate for licensees of all levels.

1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges – Advanced Course

Now that you know the basic of a 1031 tax deferred exchange, let’s dig a little deeper into the process. Review and discuss the exchange of multiple assets, combination sales, potential problems with an exchange, reverse exchanges, build- to-suit and improve exchanges and much more. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions.

1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges – Basic Course

A 1031 Exchange is a transaction in which a taxpayer is allowed to exchange one investment property for another by deferring the tax consequence of a sale. The transaction is authorized by §1031 of the IRS Code.  Licensees are in the ideal position to recommend an exchange when appropriate. Often times, a Seller is unaware of 1031 exchanges and misses the opportunity to buy replacement property with pre-tax dollars. Suggest a 1031 exchange any time your Seller does not live in the property and you may be able to help your Seller defer significant gains while earning a great referral source. This course covers the basic elements of a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange and topics include terms, basic rules, safe harbors, simultaneous exchanges, myths and facts about 1031 tax deferred exchanges and much more. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions.

 

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. It is approved for 28 hours of continuing education without the exam. 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. It is approved for 28 hours of continuing education without the exam. 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.

Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

In this course3, 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 – 2

Brokers and Associate Brokers: Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers – 2

 

This is the current required Core Course to renew or activate a Maine Broker or Associate Broker License.   

 

This Course has been approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

 

 

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 – 2

The new core courses are available beginning October 1, 2016. The course required is dependent upon your license type as follows:

Designated Brokers: Core Course for Designated Brokers – 2

The applicable course above is required if:

·         your license expiration date is on or after April 1, 2017.

·         your license has expired and you renew on or after April 1, 2017.

·         you activate a license on or after April 1, 2017.

Designated Brokers with a license expiration date prior to April 1, 2017, and who renew before April 1, 2017,  may fulfill their core course requirement with either the Core Course for Designated Brokers – 1 or the Core Course for Designated Brokers – 2.

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.