Premier School of Real Estate
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FOUR HOUR CORE CLASS 2016-2018:                                  

TRID Safely in a Flood of Disclosures

CEC 2651

(4 HR Core – 4 CE)

This CORE course, required by the SCREC for every real estate licensee, addresses several new opportunities for licensees to better communicate to clients and customers.  New loan disclosure rules for lenders, evolving flood insurance issues and laws mandating owner disclosure are covered in this class.  Attendees will be guided in using the new 28-page document entitled “Your Home Loan Toolkit” as a great option to explain the loan process to buyers.  An overview of flood insurance programs and some helpful guidance on reducing flood insurance rates is provided in the second half of the course, concluding with instruction on owner’s responsibilities for the “Residential Property Condition Disclosure Statement” and disclosing of property and neighborhood information.

FOUR HOUR BIC ONLY CORE CLASS 2018:

BIC Duties and Responsibilities

CEC XXXX

(4 HR BIC Only Core – 4 CE)

In addition to the general CORE course required of all licensees, the new SC Real Estate License Law now requires ALL BICs to take a CORE course created just for them!  Upon completion of this course, students will recognize important revisions to South Carolina License law, know the requirements for receiving a BIC license, have an understanding of BIC responsibilities for trust funds, commingling, and conversion, identify how to maintain control of an active real estate trust account including relevant depository requirements, understand ways in which disputed trust funds may be disbursed, identify what and how office records are to maintained, retained and backed-up, identify what a policy manual should accomplish, review the concept of the "practice of law" and identify ways in which one may endanger or lose his or her real estate license.

FOUR HOUR ELECTIVE CLASS:                            

NAR Code of Ethics - PLUS!

CEE 1862

(4 HR Elective – 4 CE)

Kill two birds with one stone!  REALTORS® are required to complete quadrennial ethics training of not less than two hours and thirty minutes of instructional time on a two (formerly) four year cycle (with certain new member exemptions).  The current cycle ends on December 31, 2018.  We are covering this required ethics training in a four hour format approved by the SCREC for continuing education credit.  Thus, this course will completely satisfy both the COE training required of REALTORS by the NAR and the SCREC elective class requirement!  If you have not taken your ethics training, consider this all-in-one course!

FOUR HOUR ELECTIVE CLASS:

Real Estate Tax and Investment

CEE 1714

(4 HR Elective – 4 CE)

The market is improving and money is being made!  Taught by a CPA just for real estate licensees, this widely acclaimed and popular overview of tax laws and strategies involved in the purchase, ownership and sale of real estate is always up-to-date on recent changes in the law.  Understanding the different ways in which real estate and tax planning can create wealth and save money is essential.  Get the knowledge to effectively answer client inquiries, choose between properties and increase wealth.  Topics include Avoiding Tax on Real Estate Sales, 1031 Exchanges, Second and Vacation Homes, Short and Long Term Rental Property, Tax Savings and Investment Strategies, Home Office Deductions, Capital Gains, Tax Law Changes and more.  Essential knowledge for all professionals and investors!

TWO HOUR ELECTIVE CLASS:                                            

Basics of the NEW SC License Law

CEE 2683

(2 HR Elective – 2 CE)

Get the essentails of the NEW SC Real Estate License Law!  You are responsible for obeying, and ignorance is no excuse. The impact on licensees is significant: new forms for consumer disclosure and offer rejection, new education requirements for both new and existing licensees, the addition of transaction brokerage for customers who don’t want an agency relationship, updates to agent disclosure rules, changes effecting new applicants and license transfers, enhanced trust fund supervisory responsibilities, addressing of team supervision and many clarified definitions. All licensees should take this basic overview ASAP!

TWO HOUR ELECTIVE CLASS:                                            

Credit Scoring and Repair

CEE 2702

(2 HR Elective – 2 CE)

Credit scores on new mortgages are at their highest level in over a decade!  The importance of credit in real estate is undeniable: qualification, interest rates and ultimately the cost of the home itself depend on credit. Real estate licensees share responsibility for helping clients move closer to the American dream of home ownership.  As we cover Credit Reports, Scores and Credit Protection, we’ll what factors affect credit and how to improve credit standing.  For clients who are credit challenged, knowledge is essential, and licensee understanding of the credit industry will help you learn how to make the deal work!

I love my teacher.  He’s awesome. J

Mariea

 

Enjoyed your courses over the years, always laughed!

Larry

 

I’ve been taking continuing education classes for the past 10 years which always seemed so dry and dull. Not the 8 hours I had the other day!

It was the most “pain free” and informative continuing education class I have ever had and it was definitely because Howard Jones was the instructor. His high energy and wealth of knowledge about the real estate industry made for a great 8 hour continuing education day.

Thank you, Howard!

Sue

 

Keep up the good work of trying to educate agents and help make our industry more professional!

Kathy

 

I will keep you in mind for next year. I so enjoyed your class. J

Leila

 

I really love the tips in your newsletter.  I am going to send it to the agents in my office as well as we had a big discussion about agency just the other day.  

Thanks!

Sarah

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