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Understanding Title Insurance Through Claims

This course will provide licensees with a detailed understanding of the types of title insurance policies available to homebuyers when purchasing residential real estate. The course explores the coverage extended in both the standard and enhanced owner’s title insurance policy. Agents will also gain understanding of the cost and coverage difference between the standard and enhanced policy. They will also gain an understanding of the standard and property specific exclusions from coverage. The various types of coverage provided in an owner’s title insurance policy is illustrated through examples of actual and likely claim scenarios. This course has been approved by the Director 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.

Understanding Titles: Recognizing and Navigating Difficult Transactions

 Understanding Titles: Recognizing and Navigating Difficult Transactions

In this class licensees will learn how they are affected by and can help navigate the intricacies of a difficult real estate transaction. Topics include: bankruptcies, foreclosures, probates, divorces, lien priority, and IRS and other government liens. Instructor James J. Fleming, Esq. has over thirty years of real estate, lending and compliance experience. 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.

What Did You Really Mean To Say…?

Real estate licensees take on a large responsibility when they complete Property Disclosure forms, Brokerage Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements. Are you really saying what you intend to say? Is the form clear to the reader? Does the completed form meet the requirements of Maine License Law and Rules? Is there any chance for misinterpretation of the document? These and a multitude of other questions will be answered in this highly interactive and fun class. This course is approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

What Hat Am I Wearing?

Are you following your company policy and all License Laws and Rules when it comes to representation of your buyer or seller clients? Do you know the seven fiduciary duties of representation and how they fit into real estate brokerage and who you owe these duties? Are you sometimes wondering how you should be acting in certain situations? Come to this course to discuss these and other concepts concerning clients and customers. This program has been approved for three clock hours of continuing education for activation or renewal of a real estate license in Maine.

What Should I Do In This Situation?

Case studies and discussion points are used to determine how selected situations should be handled by real estate licensees. The case studies and discussion points are discussed including with how they apply to Maine License Law and Rules as well as various other laws that real estate licensees are required to follow. Come and enter into the discussion and voice you opinions. This course is approved by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for 3 clock hours of continuing education.

What Is This Property Disclosure Thing All About?

Property disclosures are an important and integral part of the real estate business. Understanding what is expected and how to obtain these disclosures is of utmost importance. Attend this course for a lively discussion on property disclosures and what may happen if property disclosures are not handled properly. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine Real Estate Commission.

Widen Your Vision When You List And Sell

Widen Your Vision When You List And Sell Real Estate

Red flags are an important part of the real estate business. Real estate licensees are expected to disclose those things that they know, or should have known. Topics covered in this course include, property condition red flags as well as red flags when dealing with deeds, property restrictions, insurance, financing, building uses, purchase and sales agreements, etc. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions.

Who Bet Their License?

In our everyday hectic real estate business schedule, we sometimes lose sight of what we are doing.   “Who Bet Their License?” is a course that explores some real life cases of people just losing sight of the way things should be done.  They are not bad people, they just made a mistake.  Come and participate in the discussion of what went wrong and how to avoid these things happening to you.  This course is approved for 3 credit hours of continuing education by the Maine Real Estate Commission.

Working With Today’s Buyers

Working With Today’s Buyers is a comprehensive overview of the information you need to know to effectively work with educated buyers of today. You will learn how to identify the types of buyers you are working with and effectively represent them in a purchase transaction. Areas to be covered include you obligations as a buyer agent to your clients, buyer counseling, preparation of the writer buyer contract, situations surrounding fees and compensation, action plans for finding your clients a home, offer preparation, inspections and home warranties. This course has been approved by the Director of the New Hampshire 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.