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Course Description:

This property management course focuses on the operational aspects of running a property management firm. Students will learn how to analyze and manage liability risks and insurance and the security and safety responsibilities of a property manager. The course discusses the pros and cons of private maintenance companies, setting up a maintenance system, evaluating a property’s maintenance needs, and common maintenance problems that property managers deal with. Proper recordkeeping, promotion, and advertising are also covered. This course teaches students how to handle problem tenants, complaints, waiting lists, late rent, evictions, fair housing issues, and owner relations. The course also contains valuable information about the organization of a property management office, creating policy manuals, management costs and fees, the hiring process, employee management and evaluation, and what it takes to open and maintain a successful property management firm.

Content Outline:

  • Liability and Risk Management: Part I
  • Liability and Risk Management: Part 2
  • Security and Safety: Part I
  • Security and Safety: Part 2
  • Maintenance and Energy Conservation: Part I
  • Maintenance and Energy Conservation: Part 2
  • Records and Controls: Part I
  • Records and Controls: Part 2
  • Promotion and Advertising: Part I
  • Promotion and Advertising: Part 2
  • Tenant Relations
  • Fair Housing and Ethics
  • Owner Relations
  • Management Operations: Part I
  • Management Operations: Part 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain liability regarding personal injury and property loss that goes with property ownership and management; Summarize other risks that owners, tenants, and managers are exposed to; Evaluate the management decisions involving risk; Describe how risk can be transferred to others using insurance; Identify various types of insurance protection available
  • Identify various types of insurance protection available for the tenant and property manager; Evaluate how much insurance is enough
  • Describe a property manager’s security obligations to protect tenants; Identify what type of lighting increases security; Recall which types of landscaping, fences, and walls deter intrusions; Indicate the door and lock features that best prevent crime; Discuss the security issues regarding windows; Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of electronic gates and guard services
  • Identify the different types of alarms; List the security issues involving rent collection and showing units; Describe which safety devices are required by your local fire and safety codes; Explain the safety requirements of the Occupational Safety and Heath Act, and how it applies to property management
  • Evaluate the basis of making decisions regarding the use of employees or contract providers for maintenance work; Describe the importance of privatizing maintenance tasks, setting specifications, and striving for standardization
  • Define the specific maintenance problems which a property manager can expect to encounter, as well as the corrective measures that are likely to be appropriate; Evaluate the importance of the difference between repairs and improvements; Explain a preliminary energy audit of a property, and recommend how energy and water can be conserved
  • Describe the requirements for handling trust fund accounts; and Identify which records to present to your client and which ones to keep
  • Describe the forms used in property management; Evaluate the importance of accurate record keeping
  • Demonstrate how to enhance your firm, as well as personal image, to help you in obtaining management contracts; List sources you can use to locate management opportunities
  • Compare the various methods of promoting rental space; Discuss the use of advertising tools such as signs, the Internet, and billboards; Recall how to compose classified ads and select the appropriate newspaper; List alternative marketing tools
  • Recognize the importance of educating a tenant about lease clauses and occupancy rules; Explain the dangers of renting to friends or relatives, or having a romantic entanglement with a tenant; Identify the importance of properly handling problem tenants and tenant complaints and what you can learn from them; Summarize how to handle tenant waiting lists as well as the tenant’s right to make repairs and deduct the cost from rent; Evaluate how to handle late rent, tenant absences, the death of a tenant, and changing the terms of tenancy; List the step in the eviction process and prohibited practices
  • Describe the various civil rights laws, and, in particular, their applicability to property management; Define the prohibitions under fair housing laws; Identify the importance of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Discuss the importance of ethics and the ability to analyze a situation from an ethical viewpoint
  • Explain the necessity of effective owner/manager communications; List the fiduciary duties a manager has to an owner; Identify the dangers of romantic relations with tenants; Describe how to be courteous and neutral to internal politics when dealing with homeowner’s association members
  • Analyze the organization of a management office and staffing requirements; Discuss the importance of having a policy manual; Explain the economics of scale and how size relates to the costs of management and how fees are calculated; Identify the status of a resident manager, the attributes of a good manager, a resident manager’s duties, and common managerial problems; Evaluate the hiring process and the importance of a job application and employee interview; Relate how to deal with immigration issues
  • List what should be included in an employee file; Summarize the employee evaluation process; Discuss important issues regarding employee relations; Recall ways to retain employees; Describe in – house training of employees and the utilization of professional organizations for training; Identify firing procedures and problems; Evaluate what it will take to open and maintain a successful property management office

Passing Information – % Quizzes & % Final Exams:
75%.

8 $80

Course Description:

Students will be introduced to the concepts, types, and approaches to value. They will learn about market value; selecting the best comparables when estimating real property value; and accurately determining square footage. This course addresses how to correctly make adjustments to value, market timing, and the reasoning and strategies as to why property sells.

Course Outline:

  • Valuation
  • Comparative Market Analysis
  • Replacement Value
  • Income – Capitalization Approach
  • Cost Approach
  • Comparables

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the three approaches to valuation; Describe the purposes and content of a comparative market analysis (CMA); Explain what comparables are used for and which to select when estimating real property value
  • Analyze the factors affecting cost, price, and value; Identify the four characteristics necessary for real property to have value; Define key terms
  • Estimate the value of properties using the cost method approach; Differentiate between the three forms of depreciation; Describe how replacement cost is determined
  • Describe the income – capitalization approach to appraising the value of income – producing properties; Use the capitalization formula to calculate the value of a property; Explain the derivation of net operating income and how capitalization rates are calculated; Apply the gross rent multiplier
  • Define the three classic approaches to value; and Explain a cost approach appraisal and when it is used.
  • Describe a sales comparison approach appraisal; Follow the guidelines for when selecting comparable property; and Apply the “two in, one out rule.”

6 lesson assessments
1 post assessment Passing Information – % Quizzes & % Final Exams: 75%

4 $40

Course Description:

Human land use is one in a series of courses covering the many areas of Human Ecology. The emphasis here is to impart knowledge and understanding of the history of land use, ownership, controls, zoning, boundaries, view shed analysis, geology, land use conflicts, court decisions affecting land use, and the relationship between human quality of life and land ownership.

Course Outline:
Land Use Controls: Part I
Land Use Controls: Part II
Land Description and Analysis: Part I
Land Description and Analysis: Part II
Land Description and Analysis: Part III
Land Use and Conflicts:
Part I
Land Use Conflicts: Part II
Land Use Conflicts: Part III Learning Objectives:

  • Define land and land use; Explain the four powers reserved by the state (taxation, escheat, eminent domain, and police power); Describe the various forms of ownership; Define taking; Explain the public control of land use; Summarize the history of land use regulation
  • Identify important court decisions affecting land use controls; Discuss the applications and effects of zoning on land use
  • Recall the current methods of describing and analyzing a property for any of a variety of uses; Define the boundaries of a property; Discuss site programming, analysis of site context and surrounding land use, and viewshed analysis; Differentiate between climate and weather; Identify sources of climate and weather information
  • Explain microclimate; Recognize the importance of water resources and watershed planning; Summarize the provisions of legislation regarding water pollution, public water systems, watershed planning
  • Discuss the importance of geology in the real estate profession; Summarize geologic hazards and natural disasters and their effects on land use; Explain to uses of soil surveys in the real estate industry
  • Explain the concept of highest and best use in the context of global sustainability; Identify the three essential elements of productive order in a sustainable human ecosystem; Describe the impact of mineral extraction and processing industries on ecosystems and land use
  • Discuss agricultural land use; Identify the impact of the world population and food supply on land use; Describe the effects of the world’s water shortage on the real estate industry; Explain global warming and its effects
  • Explain the problem of soil erosion; Discuss the challenges of farmland conversion; Describe growth management strategies; Summarize the New Urbanism and Smart Growth movements; Explain how land use affects real estate and quality of life

8 lesson assessments
1 post assessment Passing Information – % Quizzes & % Final Exams: 75%.

4 $40

Course Description:

It is not always obvious, especially to the first – time home buyer, the reasoning and importance of the home inspection. Therefore, the real estate licensee must know and understand the basic requirements of the property inspection and the responsibilities of the licensed inspectors. Some of the areas discussed are the basic fundamentals of the exterior components of real property as well as the interior housing construction; the procedure for inspecting heating and cooling systems; and warning signs of potential problem areas including mold and other environmental hazards.

Content Outline:
Introduction
Structural Elements
Roofing and Siding
Insulation and Ventilation
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Plumbing and Electrical Wiring
Environmental Issues, Part 1
Environmental Issues, Part 2
Environmental Issues, Part 3 Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the kinds of things a home inspector must be knowledgeable about, such as land use restrictions and regulations, zoning regulations, variances, building permits and certificates of occupancy; List the typical items examined by a home inspector on the property itself
  • Discuss the main structure elements of a house; Summarize the parts of a foundation; Explain how floors and walls are constructed; List the common types of house framing
  • Identify signs to look for during a roof inspection that would indicate a problem with its condition; Recognize the kinds of exterior siding that can be found on a home and what the downsides or features are of each; Discuss the problems with EIFS
  • Identify benefits of insulation and ventilation to the structure; Explain how insulation is installed to maximize efficiency; Summarize various roofing materials; Discuss roofing components and their roles in protecting the structure
  • Discuss what to look for when inspecting stairways, patios, porches, fireplaces, chimneys and woodstoves; Describe different types of heating and air conditioning systems and the problems associated with each; Diagram common problem areas often found in kitchens, specifically water leaks and issues with cabinets and counters
  • Recognize the basic plumbing issues associated with hot water heaters, drains, septic systems and water wells; Explain the terms and elements of an electrical system; Summarize the need for inspection of electrical wiring, especially in older residential homes
  • Describe ways in which environmental hazards can affect real estate; List common indoor pollutants; Explain the dangers of formaldehyde in residential housing; Recall the types of asbestos – containing materials commonly found in homes; Discuss sources of lead poisoning; Summarize how groundwater contamination may occur; Indicate the problems caused by underground storage tanks
  • Explain what mold is, the conditions under which it grows, the steps to its prevention, and how to get rid of it; Analyze the health effects of mold exposure; Diagram the steps licensees can take to reduce toxic mold liability; Describe what real estate professionals should do when microbial contamination is suspected on a property
  • Summarize the dangers of meth and meth labs; Recognize a meth lab; List the health effects of exposure to meth lab chemicals; Recall types of toxic wastes; Describe brownfields; Define wetlands

Passing Information – % Quizzes & % Final Exams: 75%

6 $60

Course Description

Identifying environmental hazards and how they affect the real estate industry is the basic goal of this course, including environmental factors that may require a disclosure statement. Other topics covered are air quality, radon, asbestos, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, mold, ground water, smart growth, and green housing. Students will learn about the major health effects and remedies of these substances, as well as ways of preventing or eliminating biological pollutants.
Course Outline:
Environmental Hazards: Indoor Pollutants and Formaldehyde
Asbestos and Lead
Mold
Radon, Ground Water, and Underground Storage Tanks
Hazardous Waste and Brownfields
Wetlands
Smart Growth: Part I
Smart Growth: Part II
Green Housing: Part I
Green Housing: Part II
Learning Objectives:

  • List common environmental hazards that require disclosure in a listing agreement; Summarize ways real estate licensees can minimize liability and still fulfill their duties to clients; Discuss sources of pollution that affect indoor air quality; Explain why urea – formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) may be a problem to certain people; Identify the major health hazards of formaldehyde
  • Identify the major health effects of exposure to lead and asbestos; Recognize the types of materials that contain asbestos; List sources of lead poisoning; Illustrate what must be disclosed to buyers/sellers when lead contamination is suspected
  • Explain what mold is, the conditions under which it grows, the steps to its prevention, and how to get rid of it; Analyze the health effects of mold exposure; Diagram the steps licensees can take to reduce toxic mold liability; Plan for what real estate professionals can do when microbial contamination is suspected on a property; Summarize the provisions of the proposed Federal Toxic Mold Bill H.R. 5040, otherwise known as the Melina Bill
  • Identify the major health effects of exposure to radon; Name the various ways to test for radon and know what questions to ask when radon pollution is suspected in a home; Recognize sources of groundwater contamination; List clues real estate licensees can look for when inspecting properties for possible underground storage tanks; Follow the testing methods for leaking underground storage tanks
  • Recognize signs of a hazardous waste dump site; Discuss brownfields and why their cleanup and redevelopment is important; Cite the legislation which governs brownfields and explain the intent of the legislation; Identify who is liable for the cleanup costs of a brownfield, who is responsible for the revitalization, and who is exempt from the restoration laws
  • Illustrate the functions of wetlands and the importance of wetland remediation; Classify the unique characteristics of different wetland types, specifically marshes, swamps and bogs; Evaluate the various landowner assistance programs available to wetland owners; Relate the position held by NAR in regards to wetland legislation; Identify the entities who regulate the management and use of wetlands
  • Discuss courses of action a buyer could take when an environmental hazard is found on a property; Describe and explain the responsibilities a licensee has to a client when conducting a real estate transaction, such as disclosure of noted potential environmental hazards; Delineate the kinds of projects for which loans are offered by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program; Elaborate on what smart growth is and why it is important; Recite the key points of the relationship between smart growth and both environmental protection and business
  • Analyze the costs of sprawl and the results of poorly managed growth; Enumerate the key features of smart growth that simultaneously protect environmental assets, build community livability, and encourage economic development; Evaluate the real estate professional’s role in promoting smart growth and becoming an advocate for increased quality of life
  • Elaborate on buyer demand for healthy homes, how to sell them and cost comparisons of green homes versus traditional ones; List the four main causes of poor indoor air quality; Summarize the potential dangers of modern materials used in construction
  • Relate the components of energy efficient houses and list some of the green features in newly built homes; Recognize that real estate professionals should be able to help clients make the best decision about buying a home which will cost less in terms of energy use; Distinguish how building green healthy homes can increase the buying power for a homebuyer and increase selling power, as well, by making older homes more appealing; Measure energy ratings and energy efficient mortgages

10 lesson assessments 1 post assessment
Passing Information – % Quizzes & % Final Exams:
75%

6 $60

Course Description:

The basics of contracts and contract law and how contracts are used in the real estate industry are addressed in this course. Students will learn the differences between express and implied contracts and bilateral and unilateral contracts as well as how to classify a contract as being executed or executory; the legal effects of a contract; the elements necessary for a valid contract; how a contract can be discharged or terminated and the various other contracts used in real estate.

Course Outline:
Basic Contract Law: Forms, Disclosures, Agency, Title Insurance
Contract Writing: Types of Contracts
Contract Writing: Fraud and Misrepresentation
Contract Writing: Termination of Contracts
Contract Writing and Sales Learning Objectives:

  • Define the term “contract”; Describe the elements which a valid contract must include; Discuss standardized forms most commonly used in real estate; Describe the need for clarity of parties’ intention in contracts; Identify common changes to contracts; Explain fiduciary duty and breach of contract; Indicate the common “buzz words” which deserve special attention
  • Describe oral, implied, and written contracts; Define ambiguous contracts and how they are handled by courts; Discuss equitable title, consideration, legal capacity, offers, and counteroffers
  • Define reality of consent and legality of object; Identify fraud and misrepresentation; Evaluate mistakes of fact and law, undue influence and duress; Classify void, voidable, and executory contracts
  • Describe bilateral and unilateral contracts; Define executory contracts and their discharge and termination; Explain accord, satisfaction, novation, rescission, specific performance, and liquidated damages
  • Define terms and conditions of offers to purchase; Describe earnest money; Explain land contracts; Define mortgages; Describe due on sale; Discuss options and the right of first refusal

5 lesson assessments
1 post assessment Passing Information – % Quizzes & % Final Exams: 75%

3 $30

Course Description:

This course explores the roles and practices of underwriters and appraisers as they qualify borrowers and properties for loans. Other requirements for loans, leases, and titles will also be discussed. The student will examine loan settlement procedures, the role of the Truth – in – Lending Act, and the effects of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Course Outline:

  • Qualifying the Borrower: Part 1
  • Qualifying the Borrower: Part 2
  • Qualifying the Property: Part 1
  • Qualifying the Property: Part 2
  • Loans and Leases
  • Titles

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how an underwriter determines the qualifications of a borrower for a loan; Name the underwriting standards used by the FHLMC and FNMA; Recall how these underwriting standards are utilized
  • Name the underwriting standards for loans used by the FHA; List the qualifying standards for loans used by the VA; Recall how these underwriting standards are utilized
  • Explain the role of appraisers in the lending process; Tell how appraisers use market value as part of the appraisal process; Describe the three appraisal methods used by Licensed and Certified Appraisers
  • Explain the importance of the appraisal process for lending agents and brokers; List the considerations used by residential appraisers; Name the conditions for other property types
  • Discuss home builder commitment methods; Expound upon the significance of loan – to – value ratios; Identify dollar limitation amounts for residential loans; Clarify the differences between various land leases such as unsubordinated ground leases, subordinated agreement leases, leasebacks, and build – to – suit leases; Recognize the role of the SEC in real estate transactions; Explain seller – financed mortgages; Define foreclosure, explain the reasons for it and describe the various types; Differentiate regulations for condominiums, cooperative apartments, and manufactured homes
  • List and define the three major types of legal descriptions for property; Identify land title requirements, loan settlement procedures and requirements, and the role of the Truth – in – Lending Act on these items; Explain how the ADA affects construction and remodeling; Describe the Fair Housing Act; Describe property characteristics

6 lesson assessments
1 post assessment Passing Information – % Quizzes & % Final Exams: 75%

3 $30

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