Understand the money and financial transactions behind real estate. An excellent foundation course on real estate finance, this course will offer you crucial insight into promissory notes, assumptions, mortgages, financing instruments, loan practices, trust deeds, foreclosures, various types of loans, loan practices, and sources of funds.
Are you looking to or do you already run a real estate office? Set yourself up for success. The purpose of this course is to offer knowledge and strategy surrounding the essential aspects of the business management of a real estate office. Highlights of this real estate CE course include: human resource administration, financial management, business forecasting, budgeting, and government laws and regulations.
An excellent overview of the financial side of commercial real estate, this course begins with the history of the savings and loan business and walks you all the way up the commercial real estate industry's financing practices today. Not only does this course cover the various types of commercial property financing, it takes a deep dive into the characteristics of each. Additionally, this course covers the different approaches for investment evaluation including appraisal, property comparison, capitalization rates, and the time value of money.
Leases can be a huge source of commission for agents looking to pursue commercial real estate. This course offers the need-to-know information for the 3 major types of commercial leases: office, retail and industrial. Highlights include: major negotiation points, how to determine rent based on formulas, and technical concerns exclusive to industrial leases.
Fully understand all the facets of commercial sales and tax deferred exchanges in commercial real estate. This elective course takes a deep dive into the particulars of the commercial contract, procedures for closing, and essential documentation for commercial sales. Additionally, this course contains insight into the requisites for and advantages of tax deferred exchanges.
Using a hands-on approach to understanding valuation of a property from a cost approach standpoint, this course helps students learn by walking through various examples as the study material progresses. This course focuses on the various methods for estimating cost as well as calculating depreciation.
Thinking about "going green?" The prevalence of green home construction continues to expand in the U.S. Don't you want to have a better understanding of this market? This course covers various topics in both sustainable design and green home construction including waste management, lot shopping, special safety applications, site work, and building material choices.
Learn all the steps included in the income approach to home and property valuation. This course dives into how to estimate rates of capitalization as well as income and expenses. Highlights include coverage of yield capitalization and direct capitalization as well as multiple examples designed specifically to help students better absorb and fully comprehend the material covered.
Want to understand the financial component of residential real estate better? A comprehensive overview of finance for residential real estate, this course touches on a multitude of topics including FHA, VA loans, assumptions, alternative financing, conventional financing and purchase money mortgages. This course also covers legislation in regard to financing.
You want your client's property to sell. You want your client to get the most they can for the property--making you get the top commission possible. However, the property will still have to undergo an appraisal for the buyer to get the mortgage approved from the lender. So how do you determine the right price? This course is designed to help you better understand the concepts of pricing property, approaches to pricing property, principles of value, replacement cost value and the application of market data.
Gain insight into how the sales comparison approach to valuation works. This course takes a step-by-step look at the approach. Additionally, this course covers the process for data collections as well as different ways that adjustments can be estimated. Example problems help students to better retain and apply the information.
Commercial real estate is very different from residential. This course breaks down in detail the different types of property ownership that are mainly unique to commercial real estate. The topics of each included are taxes, set up, regulations, liability, management, benefits and drawbacks.
What types of tax benefits are unique to homeowners? This course gives the student insight into different kinds of homeowner benefits and also teaches how to calculate taxes that can affect the purchase of a home. This is an elective real estate continuing education course.
Protect your clients' interests and understand their rights regarding the American Disabilities Act and Fair Housing laws. This course offers in-depth insight into the ADA and Fair Housing which affect most areas of real estate.
Protect yourself from lawsuits by learning how to avoid the major areas of risk as a real estate agent. Did you know that most lawsuits in real estate are a result of the purchaser's disapproval of the real estate property following the closing? This course will help you understand why home inspections are crucial, the laws surrounding "caveat emptor," why the seller's disclosure is important, along with additional fundamental aspects of real estate risk management from the agent's point of view. Additional course highlights include: legal obligations of the real estate agent/broker when handling contracts and agreements, dealing with money and assets belonging to other people, how to steer clear of mortgage fraud and other law violations, and directives for truth in advertising.
Success with relationship management and money is crucial to a broker's success. A must-have for licensed brokers, this course covers two major areas of risk management: Managing People and Managing Money. Learn essential aspects of trust funds, auditing procedures and the very important training and supervision of real estate licensees. This course fulfills the need for Risk Management Level 2 for brokers.
This course meets the requirement for Risk Management Level 2 for salespeople. This course consists of three major sections: Agency, Contracts, and Licensees as Principals. These topics are examined from a risk management perspective.
Check it Out: Home Inspection in Real Estate Practice
Just how important is a home inspection? How can you limit your liability during the home inspection process? What do your clients need to know about the home inspection process? This real estate continuing education elective answers all these questions and more, making sure your closings go smoothly.
Protect yourself. Understand your responsibility for disclosure when environmental hazards are involved. This course provides an overview of the regulations, standards and legal rules in real estate for property disclosure. Specifically covered in detail are lead, mold, methamphetamine labs, asbestos, radon, and other environmental hazards.
A great refresher in ethics, this course reviews the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics and fulfills the mandatory NAR Ethics Renewal Training requirement. Complete with case studies and various scenarios, students will enjoy a better understanding of what is and is not ethical for real estate professionals. Highlights include decision-making exercises designed for an in-depth understanding of application in daily real estate practice.
Which laws affect commercial real estate? This course answers that by covering commercial transactions, the ownership of commercial real estate and the federal laws that real estate agencies are required to abide by. Topics included are tenancy, foreclosures, contracts, easements, deeds, agency, zoning, estates, liens, restrictions, leases, court decisions and title transfers. This is a perfect elective for those looking to gain a better insight into the world of commercial real estate.
What makes a green home green? Students will gain insight into different features included in green design. Highlights include water and energy efficiency, appliances, methods of controlling heat loss, how to conserve energy in a home, lighting, and renewable energy.
Packed with case studies and example scenarios, this course is a must-have overview of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics. Make sure you understand the importance of ethics and how to adhere to the code in your professional real estate practice.
This course provides an overview of real estate financing, and describes the different types of loans and loan programs as well as lending sources. Students will learn how to calculate debt ratios and use loan factors to complete mathematical calculations related to mortgage loans. Students will also estimate closing costs for different types of loans. The instruction is followed with a scenario for which the student will do the prequalifying computations and complete a loan comparison worksheet for the buyers in the scenario.
A high-level view of commercial real estate, this elective course examines various types of commercial real estate including retail space, storage facilities, and office space. Additional highlights include land development, site selection, industrial real estate brokerage and how both local and regional labor markets can have an effect on commercial real estate.
This course is an overview of short sale transactions, alternatives to short sales, how short sales affect buyers, lenders and sellers, the Home Affordable Modification Program (both HAMP Tier 1 and 2 are included) and the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA II/Short Sale). Highlights include defining what a licensee's role is in a short sale and how to put together the packet needed in a short sale for a lender. Additional topics include how the MARS Rule affects real estate licensees who are working with a client on a short sale, tenant rights in relation to a short sale and also the kinds of lender fraud that licensees should be on the lookout for during the process of a short sale.
Learn all about tax free exchanges. This course is an excellent introduction to the implications of tax free exchanges for investment properties in residential real estate. Learn what is required to qualify for a tax free exchange, what different kinds of exchanges are available and also various ways that the title can be transferred for the purpose of an exchange.
Using the Internet in Your Real Estate Practice: An Introduction v2
Use of the internet touches almost every aspect of real estate in today's world. Is your brokerage up-to-date on how the internet can help and impact your business? This course is an introduction to using the Internet in your real estate practice. Learn how the Internet can be used for business including: listing properties, developing leads, marketing, advertising and utilizing an array of great resources.
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To Complete your Alabama Real Estate Continuing Education Requirement You Must:
All licensees must complete 15 hours of continuing education by September 30th on even number years (these are changes effective as of September 2012).
These courses must include two 3 hour Risk Management courses .
All licensees must take the Risk Management: Avoiding Violations.
Salesperson licensees must take either Risk Management for Salespersons or Risk Management for Broker.
Broker Licensees can only take the Risk Management for Broker course.
The other 9 hours are elective courses.
You must pay your renewal fees by August 31st, but you have until September 30th to complete your education on renewal years.
The information provided is designed to provide a summary of the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements established by the Alabama Real Estate Commission to renew your Alabama Real Estate License.
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How does a course work?
Each Alabama Real Estate Continuing Education course is divided into lessons that take about 20-30 minutes on the average. Each lesson consists of text with multiple choice questions mixed in. The text is presented one small, easy-to-understand sentence or paragraph at a time. After a few screens of text, you willanswer a few questions about what you have read. As you progress through the lesson, thelearning processkeeps track of how you are doing on the questions. After all the text is presented, the computer will go back to the questions you missed or had problemswith and review them in random order. You'll keep working on the lesson until you've answered all the questions correctly on two occasions. At that point, the lesson will be marked as complete on the main menu. You can quit a lesson at any time and a bookmark will save your place, so you don't have to repeat work you've already done when you return to a lesson.
Completing the Course
All the lessons for the course are completed online. Each hour of approved credit will take approximately one hour of computer time to complete. The 15-hours of Alabama Real Estate Continuing Education courses will take approximately 15 hours to complete. You may access the online course immediately and begin working as soon as you complete the registration process.
Alabama does not require final exams for Alabama Real Estate Continuing Education courses.