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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.

Getting Licensees And Appraisers In The Same Boat

Appraisals coming in low? This course reviews the restrictions placed on appraisers and the methods the appraiser uses in determining value. The closer the real estate licensee is to using the appraiser methodology, the more the likelihood the property will appraise after it is under contract. Cover amounts to use for adjustments, which properties to use for comparables, presenting the CMA to your Buyer and Seller clients, and much more. You will not want to miss this class. This course is approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for three clock hours of continuing education.

 

Got Conflict? Heres How To Resolve It!

Real Estate Professionals deal with conflict by the very nature of their business. The very nature of negotiations among Buyers, Sellers and other Licensees can lead to conflict. By taking this course, Licensees will sharpen the skills needed to resolve conflict effectively before it escalates. Licensees learn to turn stress into success with Conflict Resolution/Core Mediation principles. The benefits of litigation avoidance and social scientific research studies regarding leading techniques to resolve disputes are also discussed. 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.

Help Your Client Become A Landlord – Maine

Being a landlord is not an easy job. Many times buyers do not understand what is required of a person who becomes a landlord. Join us in this course to discuss many of the aspects of owning income property that licensees should cover with their buyer clients. Areas covered will include the advantages and drawbacks of owing multi-unit properties, the due diligence the licensee and the buyer should complete before purchasing income producing property, some of the responsibilities and obligations of owning and managing rental property, ways of finding good tenants, rental policies and leases, establishing good landlord/tenant relationships, maintaining the property, budgeting, evictions and much more. This is a must course for any licensee who sells multi-unit properties. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Maine Real Estate Commission.

Help Your Client Become A Landlord – New Hampshire

Being a landlord is not an easy job. Many times buyers do not understand what is required of a person who becomes a landlord. Join us in this course to discuss many of the aspects of owning income property that licensees should cover with their buyer clients. Areas covered will include the advantages and drawbacks of owing multi-unit properties, the due diligence the licensee and the buyer should complete before purchasing income producing property, some of the responsibilities and obligations of owning and managing rental property, ways of finding good tenants, rental policies and leases, establishing good landlord/tenant relationships, maintaining the property, budgeting, evictions and much more. This is a must course for any licensee who sells multi-unit properties. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education credit by the New Hampshire Real Estate Commission.

Hit The Ground Running

Hit The Ground Running When You List And Sell Condos
Listing and selling condos is different than listing and selling other types of real estate. The licensee needs to understand condo declarations, bylaws, resale certificates, special requirements for conversion units, etc. The licensee needs to be aware of certain time-frames that must be met. Come to this class as a refresher, or if you have not sold any condos yet, come to learn what needs to be addressed when listing and selling condos. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions.

Home Inspection Course

Register Early! Class Size is Limited to 15 Students.

The Home Inspection Service is one of the fastest growing aspects of the real estate business. At the present time, approximately seven out of every ten homes sold nationally are inspected. This number is growing every year and is expected to grow to nine out of every ten in this decade. Graduates of this course are awarded the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate Home Inspection Certification.

Start preparing to provide home inspection services by completing this 40 hour course! This course is ideal for individuals with some residential construction knowledge.

This 40 hour class includes:

  • – Home inspection techniques
  • – Fundamentals of residential construction
  • – Report writing with samples of professional reports
  • – Review of contracts and agreements
  • Hands-on training at on-site home inspections
  • – Getting started business strategies
  • – Marketing your home inspection business
  • – Standards of practice and ethics
Is There A New Role For The RE Agent In Financing?

In the 1980s and early 1990s real estate licensees assisted in qualifying buyers. Licensees helped pre-qualify buyers and even went to the loan application with the buyers so that the licensee would know what needed to be done to get to closing. By the way, licensees represented the SELLERS not the buyers. Now that licensees represent the buyers, they tend to send the buyer clients to the loan officer and let the buyer go to the loan application without the licensee. By the way, licensees now represent the BUYERS and the loan officer has no fiduciary duties to your client. Real estate agents need to become more involved in financing for their buyer and seller clients. Licensees do not need to become loan officers, they just should be there to assist their client during the whole process just like they are during showings, inspections ands negotiations. Come to this course to see how beneficial it would be to be a little more involved. This course is approved by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

Maine Associate Broker Course

The state of Maine requires that a Sales Agent be affiliated with a real estate agency for 2 years and pass the 60 hour Associate Broker course with a 75% or better in order to qualify for an Associate Broker license. Our 60 hour Associate Broker course covers all of the educational material required by Maine License Law and Rules to qualify for an Associate Broker license. The Maine Real Estate Commission requires completion and submission of the “Documented Field Experience Form” in order to pass the course.

Maine Designated Broker Course

This 50-hour course covers all the educational requirements that are necessary to apply for a Broker license. To qualify for the Broker license the applicant must apply to the Maine Real Estate Commission and show proof of having passed the Designated Broker course within one year of applying. The applicant must have been licensed as an Associate Broker for 2 years within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of application submitted to the Commission.

As per state mandates, students are allowed to miss no more than 10% of seat time for live qualifying education classes. While we will make every effort to accommodate special arrangement for students missing more than the allotted time, we cannot guarantee that every situation will result in available make up time. An additional fee to the student will be charged, based on the amount of time needed and the availability of the instructor.

There is No State Exam required after passing this course.

Maine Law Exam Prep Home Study Course

Most people with an active real estate license in another state are able to obtain a real estate license in Maine by taking a 50 question Maine Law test. If this test is passed with a 75 or better, the licensee may apply for the same kind of license in Maine that they may have in the other state. The Non-Resident Exam Prep course is intended to prepare the student to take the exam.

If you have an expired Maine Real Estate license, this course would also help you prepare to take the same Maine Law Test.

Course fee includes all books and study materials, including self-study test, and shipping via USPS

Maine Law Exam Prep Course

Most people with an active real estate license in another state are able to obtain a real estate license in Maine by taking a 50 question Maine Law test. If this test is passed with a 75 or better, the licensee may apply for the same kind of license in Maine that they may have in the other state. This course is intended to prepare the student to take the exam.

If you have an expired Maine Real Estate license, this course would also help you prepare to take the same Maine Law Test.

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