Certifications, Designations & Educational Courses

 

AVAILABLE COURSES 

NAR Designation Courses

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) The overall goals of the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation course are to prepare real estate professionals to represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions and provide the quality of service and degree of fidelity to buyers that sellers have customarily enjoyed, offer ideas and methods for building a buyer representation business and develop a self-customized tool for conducting a buyer counseling session. This course is Department of Real Estate (DRE) accredited for 12 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Protection. If interested in this course click here

Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®)
Seniors Real Estate Specialists are REALTORS® qualified to meet the special needs and concerns of maturing Americans. By earning the SRES® designation you demonstrate the requisite knowledge and expertise to counsel older clients through major financial lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. This course is Department of Real Estate (DRE) accredited for 12 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Protection. If interested in this course click here

Green Designation
Become the green real estate resource for your community. Two days of live lecture, plus a six-hour elective completed online are required for this NAR designation. The core curriculum includes green building principles and practices, as well as regulatory issues. Learn the financial advantages of eco-friendly, energy efficient properties and how to market to the green consumer. If interested in this course click here

Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
RSPS certification appeals to REALTORS® in resort and second-home markets around the world who wish to distinguish themselves amongst their peers and amongst consumers. NAR currently defines a REALTOR® specializing in resort & second-H ome markets as "a real estate practitioner who facilitates the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination." If interested in this course click here

 

C.A.R. Professional Development Courses

C.A.R. Agent JumpStart
C.A.R. Agent Jumpstart course is a 3-day program designed to provide real estate agents with essential skills and confidence to put you on the right track in today's competitive real estate market. You will learn proven methods for success, prospecting A-Z, business ethics, and how to generate more deals. For additional information visit http://www.edesignations.com/jumpstart/ If interested in this course click here

Distressed Properties (Short Sales, Foreclosures, And Lender REO's)
This course familiarizes real estate agents with the procedures used in the sale and disposition of distressed properties. It reveals opportunities for business with sellers, buyers, and lenders, and provides a clear understanding of agents' responsibilities. The job description and required paperwork changes according to whom the agent is representing.
In certain markets, homeowners are unable to make their mortgage payments in a timely manner. Foreclosures have increased and lenders who now own these properties may want to salvage as much value as they can. Buyers are also excited about the prospect of buying from a truly motivated seller. All of these potential clients need help - qualified, professional help.
The ?Distressed Properties? course shows agents how to provide assistance to ?short sale? sellers and work with lenders who have foreclosure property, also know as Real-Estate-Owned (REO). Students also gain an overview of the tax/credit impact of these sales. This course is Cal-BRE accredited for 4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Protection. If interested in this course cick here

Housing Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA)
With 45 pages of forms and guidelines, the new HAFA Prigram is critically important but complex. Don't miss your opportunity to understand HAFA and apply it to help distressed consumers. Grow your business by learning the ins and outs of a HAFA transaction, including details on the HAFA process, timelines and documents. Become a "Certified HAFA Specialists" now! If interested in this course click here

Mastering REO's and Broker Price Opinions

This course is designed to give you a thorough knowledge of the concepts of valuation, marketing and management of lender real-estate-owned (REO) properties and the execution of each including the BPO. Understand the procedures, guidelines and requirements of the lender to achieve desired goals in the cost-effective liquidation of the bank's REO properties and understand the procedures, legal and sensiticvity issues in working with and removing the occupant of the REO property. This course is Department of Real Estate approved for 4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit in Consumer Protection. If interested in this course click here

Residential REO Buyer Specialists Training Program

C.A.R. Education's newest training program developed to provide real estate professionals with the knowledge and expertise to effectively package offers to help prospective clients purchase REO properties. This course is Department of Real Estate accrediated for 6 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Protection. If interested in this course click here

Residential Property Management for the Real Estate Licensee

C.A.R. Education's Property Management course will help you understand the responsibilities, functions, and skills involved in property management. This course will teach you how to distinguish between off-site and on-site property managers and their duties, positions training and expertise. At the end of this course you will have increased your property management expertise, as well as developed some practical application guidelines that you can apply immediately to your business. Significantly supplement your income when you decide to add residential property manager to your real estate profession. This course is Department of Real Estate (DRE) accredited for 4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Protection. If interested in this course click here

All About Condos

"Everything you ever wanted to know about Common Interest Developments but were afraid to ask!" This course covers all the special circumstances REALTORS® need to know about when representing a buyer or seller of a Common Interest Development property including financing, working with the homeowners associations and special disclosures and more! This course is PENDING Department of Real Estate approval for Continuing Education (CE) credit in Consumer Protection. if interested in this course click here

The REALTOR® Role in Property Auctions

This course educates real estate professionals to the opportunities provided by the auctions - or "accelerated method of marketing", gives them up-to-date information on how auctions are effectively being employed in the current post-mortgage crisis environment; shows them how to analyze when a property and seller are good candidates for auction marketing; arms agents and brokers with the information and expertise to educate current and prtential clients about the benefits and concerns of buying through auctions; explains constructive ways for agents to partner with auction companies, as a listing agent, buyer's representative, or through referrals; understand the ways that auctions are used to sell distressed properties, REO's foreclosures. This course is PENDING Department of Real Estate approval for Continuing Education (CE) credit in Consumer Protection If interested in this course click here

Your Guide To The California Residential Purchase Agreement
The California Residential Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions (Form RPA-CA) is the cornerstone of every successful real estate transaction in the Golden State, and there are several essential concepts, principles, and facts about this form that all REALTORS® should know. This course is Cal-BRE accredited for 3 hours of Continuing Education (CE) in Consumer Protection. If interested in this course click here

Risk Management
This course is designed to help minimize the chance of having a claim or lawsuit filed against you by following some simple Risk Management steps and by becoming educated in the areas which cause the greatest incidence of claims. The suggestions, education and advice presented can limit your liability and assist you with the handling of a claim if you are faced with one. If interested in this course click here

 

 

 

C.A.R. Technology Courses

 


 
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