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Deep Dive Into a Competitive Offer, Avoiding Rejection and Preventing Confusion – Maine

This course focuses on essential and advanced best practices for purchase and sale agreements. The course teaches general principles of contracts, helps licensees understand the importance of proper drafting, and reviews essential provisions of a typical purchase and sale agreement. Some topics include: What constitutes a valid offer and acceptance, avoiding inadvertent rejection of offers, Merchantable Title/Use and Enjoyment, due diligence (inspections), and discussions of hypothetical and actual case studies. This course has been approved by the Director of the Maine Real Estate Commission 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.

Do I Really Need To Know That?

There are many laws that real estate licensees are expected to follow in their everyday practice of brokerage.  A lot of them are not in the License Law and Rules book.  They are scattered throughout various other sections of the laws.  Come to this course to refresh your memory, or maybe even find out about something that slipped by you in your hectic real estate life. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine Real Estate Commission.

Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

Licensees are often confused as to the authority under which they are practicing brokerage. Is it License Law and Rules, is it REALTOR® Code of Ethics or is it the Policies and Procedures of the company? It is important to know which box your authority comes from because there are sometimes conflicts between the different boxes. Which box takes precedence over the other? Also covered in this course are other concepts that should be considered when working with clients. Come to this course to discuss these issues. This course has been approved by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for three clock hours of continuing education credit to renew or activate a real estate license.

Do You Need To Take An Aspirin When You Write Offers?

Do You Need To Take An Aspirin When You Write Offers?
Writing offers in the best interest of your buyer, or seller, client can be a daunting task. Licensees need to properly advise their clients about proper offer writing, but not cross over the line to the unauthorized practicing of law. During this course we will discuss various clauses in an offer, and how the licensee is able to advise the client without crossing that line. This course is approved by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for 3 credit hours of continuing education.

Do Your Clients Really Want Green?

The word GREEN is the most overused word in real estate today. Consumers and licensees need to be educated on this concept because there are so many misconceptions and definitions of what is GREEN. The real estate licensee can be a reliable gatekeeper to the information and resources that consumers need in order to make decisions on GREEN new construction and GREEN remodeling when purchasing an existing house. This course is just an overview of the different elements that licensees need an awareness of. This course is approevd for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine Real Estate Commission.

Drafting Contracts in Today’s Multiple Offer Environment

The Use of Contingencies, Addendums and Escalation Clauses

With many properties going under agreement in a matter of hours or days, today’s multiple offer environment can prove challenging and frustrating for real estate agents and their Buyer and Seller clients.  This course focuses on the principles of contract law and helps real estate professionals understand the importance of proper drafting, essential provisions of a typical purchase and sale agreement and the use of contingencies, addendums and escalation clauses as they pertain to negotiations and drafting competitive contracts.

Dual Licensing Program – Maine and New Hampshire

This 56-hour class will prepare you for licensure as a real estate agent in two states!

Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors break down the critical laws and information necessary to pass the exams.

 

Basic prequalifications:

In order to sell real estate in Maine and New Hampshire, you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), submit to a criminal background check, and pass the appropriate state exams.

Once these qualifications are met, you are eligible to apply for your real estate licenses!

 

This class is structured to guide you through the 40 hours of New Hampshire Salesperson material and prepare you for the New Hampshire Salesperson Exam. Once that portion of the class has been completed, there is a significant break in the schedule to give you time to take the New Hampshire Salesperson Exam; then the class picks back up for another 16 hours of Maine law information to prepare you for the Maine Law Exam.

The course fee includes all textbooks and materials.

 

At that point, you will have all of the information you need to get licensed in Maine and New Hampshire!

 

We have career advisors who are able to help clarify the requirements and the process to help you get and stay licensed. If you would like to set up a time to speak with one of our career advisors, please fill out our contact form.

 

Due Diligence In Buyer Brokerage

Courts are holding buyer brokers responsible for far more than most of us ever thought possible.  Come to this course and discuss the various aspects of buyer broker liability with respect to property disclosures, fiduciary responsibilities, and overall representation of the buyer client. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions.

Ethical Behavior In The Real Estate Business

By acting in an ethical manner, real estate licensees put themselves above the minimum requirements of license law and rules.  This is in the best interest of the licensee, the real estate business and the buyers and sellers.  Attend this class to find out how the concept of ethical behavior may have changed over the years. This course meets the National Association Of REALTORS® training requirement for 2018.  This course is approved for three clock hours of continuing education by the Maine and New Hampshire Commissions.

Ethics: The REALTORS® Perspective

This course will assist licensees gain an understanding of how ethical behavior should be applied in their dealings with customers, clients, other licensees and the general public. Facets of general business ethics and the Code of Ethics established by the National Association of REALTORS® are explored as a foundation of practice. Although there are many personal and business ethical models licensees may follow, the REALTOR® code is explored as one that will provide them with an industry specific model that accounts for the potential conflicts they may encounter in their various roles. This course satisfies the National Association of Realtors® education requirement. 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.

Ethics: What Is Your Code?

By acting in an ethical manner, real estate licensees put themselves above the minimum requirements of license law and rules.  This is in the best interest of the licensee, the real estate business and the buyers and sellers.  Attend this class to find out how the concept of ethical behavior may have changed over the years. This course meets the National Association Of REALTORS® training requirement.  This course is approved for three clock hours of continuing education by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions.

Everyday Ethics in Real Estate – Home Study Course

This course in a series of ethics courses reflects the latest information from the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). This title meets NAR’s requirements for new members to complete ethics training and continuing members to complete biennial ethics training.

This course is approved for 4 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Maine Real Estate Commission and 3 clock hours of continuing education by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission.

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

Text: ~114 pages

Quiz: 90 Multiple Choice 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.

Exterior Structures – Home Study Course

The exterior structures in this book include porches, decks, balconies, garages, carports and basement walkouts. These structures contribute to the architectural appeal of a home, and have exterior surfaces we need to assess.

This course is approved for 5 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine Real Estate Commission and 3 clock hours by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission.

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

Text: ~88 pages

Quiz: 100 Fill in the Blank 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.

Fair Housing

In this course, students will learn the evolution of fair housing law and will be able to identify the classes that are provided protection under both the State and Federal Fair Housing Acts, especially the relevant information as it pertains to Maine and New Hampshire. Students will discuss allowable exemptions to the acts, discriminatory advertising, and HUD enforcement procedures. 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.

*Upon course registration, students will receive a confirmatory email with a link to download and print all class material.*

Fair Housing – Home Study Course

Do you know all of the Federal and State Fair Housing protected classes? Do you know Fair Housing issues that might arise with advertising real property? Are you familiar with the possible penalties that could be imposed after a conviction of a Fair Housing violation even though the violation may have been unintentional? If your answer is no to any of these questions, this course will help you stay on the right side of the law. Maine is not immune from Fair Housing violations. There have been Maine people who have been disciplined for Fair Housing violations.

This course has been approved for 5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Maine Real Estate Commission and 3 clock hours of continuing education by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission.

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

Text: ~100 pages

Quiz: 60 Multiple Choice 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.

Federal Lead Paint Disclosure

Federal Lead Paint Disclosure Is More Than Just The Form And The Booklet
The EPA is conducting lead-based paint disclosure audits in Maine and New Hampshire. With people from Maine and New Hampshire being fined by the federal government for not abiding by the Federal Lead Based Paint Law, it is time to revisit the law. Topics include the real estate licensee’s responsibilities for disclosure, the Pre-renovation Education Rule, enforcement programs, requirements for lead based paint abatement, lead-smart renovation practices and related rules. This course is approved by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

Following Company Policy

This course is available only to real estate agencies and must be requested at least two months in advance to allow for commission approval. 
All real estate licensees are required to follow their companys Policy and Procedures Manual. Have you read your companys P&P Manual? Do you understand your manual? Are you following it?  Attend this course to discuss the content of your companys P&P Manual and how it impacts you as a licensee and the company.   A copy of your P&P Manual will be required at the time of the request and this course will be approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission on a case by case basis.

Foreclosures – What Licensees Need To Know

Foreclosures are an every day occurrence. Licensees need to understand the process of foreclosure, the foreclosure auction and the process to sell property that has been taken over by the lender. Each lender has its own process and licensees need to understand the process in order to successfully negotiate a purchase for their buyer clients and successfully sell foreclosure listings. Foreclosures and short sales are different animals. This is why we have two courses, one for each topic. You have heard the theory and you have heard the rest, Now come and discuss what really needs to be done to actually get a foreclosure closed for your buyer, seller and you!!! This course is approved by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

Foreclosures, Short Sales, REOs, and Auctions – Home Study Course

Foreclosures, short sales, REOs and auctions are common ways of doing business today. Licensees need to understand these processes. Take this course to determine questions you need to ask the other licensee in order to know where the buyer and the seller is in the process. Other topics include short sale contracts, making the sale with the Loss Mitigation Departments, Asset Management Departments, buying REO properties, auction properties and procedures to undertake with buyers and sellers in order to manage a smooth transaction.

This course is approved for 4 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine Real Estate Commission and 3 clock hours of continuing education by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission.

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

Text: ~109 pages

Quiz: 80 True/False 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.

FHA/VA/USDA For Real Estate Agents

FHA/VA/USDA For Real Estate Agents – Understanding Appraisals

In this course, licensees with learn the advantages of FHA, VA and USDA loans, the administration and processing of these types of loans, new handbook 4000.1 changes, site property qualifications, appraiser inspection situations, available property improvements and discuss issues as they pertain to condominiums, multi-families mixed use properties and manufactured homes. 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.