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Using the Internet to Serve Clients.

APPROVED FOR:

  • 4 HOURS CE CREDIT

Course Description:
In this module students will learn about the Internet and how it has affected the real estate industry. Students will also learn about the elements of websites and how to market themselves and their sites on the Internet. The final lesson teaches students to communicate effectively over e – mail.

The conclusion of this module presents real world dilemmas and applications of the information presented. As the student completes this module, he or she should try to paint a big picture of Internet issues, which the module will address with comprehensive content questions, practices and case studies.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the effects of disintermediation on real – estate professionals
  • Be able to explain the issues that apply to Internet Data Exchange and Virtual Office Websites
  • Have increased knowledge about the basic components of and terms related to the Internet
  • Know how to generate contacts through the development of an effective website
  • Evaluate and be able to implement Internet marketing methods
  • Understand important guidelines for writing emails that will help generate effective dialogues

TOPICS COVERED:

  • LESSON 1: Overview of the Internet
  • LESSON 2: Effects on the Real Estate Industry
  • LESSON 3: Websites
  • LESSON 4: Marketing on the Internet
  • LESSON 5: Email
  • LESSON 6: Real Estate Practice

REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

SEAT TIME:
This course has been approved for 3 hours.

COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
N/A.

TESTING:
Quizzes – All quizzes must be taken to proceed forward to the next lesson.
Final Exam – You will be required to take a final exam.

COURSE COMPLETION:
Print your certificate and retain a copy of the certificate for your records.

ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:

John Goehrs was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he earned a double major B.A. in Business and Political Science in 1982. In 1983, Mr. Goehrs became a licensed real estate salesman, then a licensed Texas real estate broker in 1985. That same year, he began a legal career at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, where he earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in May, 1987, with licensing by the State Bar of Texas in 1989. Next, he established a solo legal and real estate company in Austin, Texas and then relocated to Coldspring, Texas, selling resort property on Lake Livingston while re – establishing a solo legal practice in real estate, contracts, and collections, as well as assisting local appraisers. In 1995, he formed Goehrs Properties, which currently encompasses 2 offices with 6 agents and is ranked in the top 150 of 1400 member firms in the Houston Association of Realtors. In May 2003, he returned to Austin to expand his legal career and joined 360Training, where he imparts his expert legal and real estate practitioner knowledge in the development of the 360Training Real Estate suite of products.

4 $37

Tax – Favorable Real Estate Transactions

The objective of this course is to teach the real estate professional how he or she can help clients in buying and selling property on a tax – favorable basis.

In accordance with TREC rules Sections 535.71 and 535.72D, the first two lessons of the course seek to provide a method of real estate purchase using pretax dollars and of growing the estate within a qualified product. We will discuss the application of current tax advantages of using both qualified and non – qualified tax products such as IRA’s, SEP IRA, 401k, Roth IRAs and charitable gift annuities. The use of these applications will provide the real estate professional with the opportunity to create a long standing and profitable relationship with his or her clients, as well as attracting a more sophisticated investor wishing to find an alternative to 1031 exchanges.

The final lessons of this module will explain the many important aspects of Internal Revenue Code Section 1031. The course will focus on the benefits of the 1031 exchange for the investor, licensed real estate agent/broker and other parties to the transaction. Upon completion of this course, the student will learn which properties qualify under Section 1031 and how to use the various types of 1031 exchanges to enhance the client’s position in the investment real estate market.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module the student will.

  • Be able to identify motivated buying and selling clients.
  • Know the attributes of qualified and non – qualified products and how they can be of benefit to the sales process.
  • Be able to identify the restrictive rulings of the 1031 exchange program.
  • Know how money can be accumulated using pre – tax dollars, accumulate interest on a tax – deferred basis, and create litigation protection.
  • Know charitable strategies of creating income and tax relief for individuals or families owning highly – appreciated real estate.
  • Know about Charitable Gift Annuities, and the annuity payments, income benefits and tax advantages associated with them.
  • Know the parameters that the IRS uses to define a valid like kind exchange.
  • Know the pros and cons of various exchanging alternatives.
  • Know the mechanics of a successful tax – deferred exchange and the role of each party in those exchanges.
  • Be familiar with exchange documentation and the role of a qualified intermediary.
  • Understand what constitutes “boot” and how to deal with it.
  • Know how to calculate whether a sale is to be preferred over an exchange.

Regulatory Requirement

Our staff works diligently to provide you with an analysis of current mandates and legislation that affects you the licensee. All information pertaining to the Mandatory Continuing Education requirements can be found on the State Requirements page. You can find the link to this page on the upper Navigation bar on the Course Catalog.

Course Completion

Affidavits can be found by clicking the Help link in the navigation bar on the Course Catalog. The affidavit will also be available to print upon course completion.

Testing

Quizzes – There is a quiz at the end of each lesson to test comprehension of the subject matter.

Final Exam – Passing Grade 70%. You can take the final three times.

About The Subject Matter Expert

Course designed, written and maintained by 360Training. Course material questions can be directed to our Instructor of Record at Instructor.RE@360Training.com. Instructional support questions are returned within 24 business hours with answers provided by a qualified professional in your field through our network of subject matter experts.

Support

If you have any requests for technical support please contact the 360Training Support Department located in the HELP section of your account profile. Technical support inquiries are handled immediately.

4 $37

Home Inspection.

APPROVED FOR:

  • 3 HOURS ELECTIVE CE CREDIT

Course Description:
This course presents an overview of the home inspection business and explains how it fits into the real estate industry as a whole. In addition, the course covers the regulatory bodies and professional organizations associated with home inspection. At the conclusion of this course, the student will understand the methods used to inspect homes, will know what to look for when examining properties, both inside and out, and will understand the various types of inspection reports and the differences between them.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the development of home inspection in the inspection business
  • Appreciate an inspector’s role at closing in residential sales transactions
  • Know the tools needed and conduct expected in the field
  • Distinguish various field report styles and know the benefits and drawbacks to each
  • Understand an inspector’s professional liability
  • Recognize the steps in the examination process
  • Identify common misconceptions about home inspection
  • Value membership to a reputable, non – profit home inspection organization
  • Know the extent of home inspection legislation
  • Appreciate the different ways states regulate the home inspection industry

    TOPICS COVERED:

    • LESSON 1: The Role of Home Inspection
    • LESSON 2: In the Field
    • LESSON 3: The Inspection Process
    • LESSON 4: Common Misconceptions of Home Inspection
    • LESSON 5: Professional Standards
    • LESSON 6: Home Inspection Legislation

    REGULATORY REQUIREMENT:
    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    SEAT TIME:
    This course has been approved for 3 hours.

    COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
    N/A.

    TESTING:
    Quizzes – All quizzes must be taken to proceed forward to the next lesson.
    Final Exam – You will be required to take a final exam.

    COURSE COMPLETION:
    You will receive a certificate via postal mail within 7 business days.

    ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT:

    This course is created and brought to you by 360Training, a leading provider of accredited e – learning courses to working professionals through today’s leading schools, associations and corporations. 360Training’s high quality e – learning courses assist thousands of working professionals each month in a wide range of disciplines to succeed in today’s marketplace, renew licenses, acquire certification or prepare for a new profession.

    This course was created by the instructional design staff of 360Training in connection with field professionals that bring many years of experience in adult educational theory and distance learning technology to make the process of certification, compliance and training as convenient, engaging, and cost – effective as possible.

    If you have any requests for technical or instructional support, please contact the 360Training Support Department located in the HELP section of your account profile. Technical support inquiries are handled immediately and instructional support questions are returned within 24 business hours with answers provided by a qualified professional in your field through our network of subject matter experts.

3 $27

This course covers major environmental hazards. Licensees need to familiarize themselves with environmental issues because they have a responsibility to disclose to buyers any information that might affect their decision to buy. Environmental hazards can dramatically affect a property’s value, so buyers, sellers, lenders and licensees all can be affected by them. This course includes the following lessons.

  • The Indoor Environment
  • The External Environment
  • Legislation
  • Disclosure and Site Assessment
  • Real Estate Practice

Students will learn throughout this course to identify internal and external environmental issues. They will learn about health hazards, environmental legislation, liability and responsibility for cleanup and protection. They will also learn about actions they should take and how issues affect licensees and lending. Licensees are not expected to be environmental experts, but in this course students will acquire a competency with environmental issues which will help them to elucidate issues for buyers, sellers and lenders. Knowledge of environmental issues also will help protect them from charges of nondisclosure.

The conclusion of this course presents real world dilemmas and applications of the information presented. As the student completes this course, he or she should try to paint a big picture of environmental issues, which the course will address with comprehensive content questions, practices and case studies.

4 $37

Contracts, Purchase and Sales Agreements.

Agreement is an essential component in the legal transference of ownership. In real estate, contracts are the instruments by which agreements are reached for the conveyance of property. Whether a salesperson is promising to sell a property within a specified period of time, a prospective buyer is placing an offer on a house or a seller is considering an offer on property, some type of contract is involved.

In this Contracts course, the student learns about the types of general contracts as well as the different kinds of real estate contracts. The module begins by providing the student with an overview of the various types of contracts: bilateral, unilateral, implied, express, executed, executory, valid, void, voidable and unenforceable. Once the student is introduced to the different types of contracts, he or she learns what makes a contract legally enforceable, this being the five components that make a contract valid: mutual assent, legally competent parties, consideration, lawful objective and adherence to a statute of frauds.

This course will introduce the student to two of the three factors that create a contract: offers and acceptances. When there is an offer and acceptance, the parties can either perform their respective parts of the contract or breach the contract by not fulfilling their obligations. Then we will discuss the third component of a legally binding and enforceable contract-performance. There are four basic types of contracts in real estate: sales contracts, option agreements, contract for deeds and leases; these types of contracts being those that deal in the governance of the real estate industry which, as a real estate professional, the student should be familiar with.

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to.

  • Name and explain the various components of a valid contract.
  • Identify the differences between a unilateral and bilateral contract.
  • Describe the various types of contracts.
  • Recognize the difference between a forbearance and performance agreement.
  • Outline the features of a contract (and the contracting parties) that make a contract legally binding.
  • Recognize the general features of a completed contract.
  • Identify when a contract can be discharged.
  • Recognize the different kinds of real estate contracts.
4 $37

Package #1.

APPROVED FOR:

  • 14 HOURS

The package includes the following courses:

  • 1031 Real Estate Exchanges
  • Home Inspection
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Using the Internet to Serve Clients

REGULATORY REQUIREMENT
Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

SEAT TIME:
This course has been approved for 14 hours.

COURSE PRE – REQUISITE:
N/A.

TESTING:
Quizzes – All quizzes must be taken to proceed forward to the next lesson.
Final Exam – You will be required to take a final exam.

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14 $129

The objective of this course is to enlighten the participant in the many important aspects of Internal Revenue Code Section 1031. The course will focus on the benefits of the §1031 exchange for the investor, licensed real estate agent/broker and other parties to the transaction. Participants will learn exactly what qualifies under Section 1031 and, furthermore, how to utilize the various types of §1031 exchange formats to enhance their clients’ position in the investment real estate market. Real – life examples will be used to illustrate the important procedural issues as well as the IRS Rules and Regulations.

3 $27

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