REAL ESTATE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTION

BROKER REACTIVATION COURSE

 

This Colorado Real Estate Commission course is available to licensees who want to activate an inactive license, activate an expired license, or renew an active license. The course may be used to renew an active license if a licensee has missed an Annual Commission Update Course. The BRC is available to licensees who did not use this option in the previous license cycle (may not be used in consecutive license cycles), or if the licensee has been inactive or expired for up to 36 months. The course is also available ONLINE. Tuition $200

 

COLORADO COMPREHENSIVE EXAM PREP COURSE

 

This course is designed for those who must pass the “State” portion of the licensing exam but are NOT familiar with Colorado license law, Commission Rules, Position Statements, approved forms, and closing procedures. This is the recommended course for those currently licensed in another state who are seeking a Colorado Real Estate license, or for those who are renewing an active Colorado license by passing the state exam. The course also provides a comprehensive update for any Colorado licensee. The course is offered online only. This course does not offer continuing education hours. Tuition $275

 

ANNUAL COMMISSION UPDATE (ACU) COURSE (4 Hours)

 

This course is required three times in each three-year licensing renewal cycle by the Colorado Real Estate Commission. The course focuses on new statute and commission rules, recent court decisions, and changing standards of practice. The Commission Update Course is available classroom, tuition $40 or online. Tuition: $40

 

BROKERAGE ADMINISTRATION (24 Hours)

 

The Brokerage Administration course is required for license upgrade to Employing Broker. The BA course also provides 12 hours of elective CE credit towards license renewal. Tuition $200.00

 

RESIDENTIAL (ADVANCED) CONTRACTS (4 Hours)

 

This course will assist the practicing real estate broker in mastering the understanding and completion of listing agreements, the Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate and related forms. Tuition $40.00

 

BUSINESS BROKERAGE INTRODUCTION (4 Hours)

 

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to business brokerage. Topics include business brokerage concepts and practice, business opportunity listings, Real Estate Commission rules and compliance. Tuition $50

 

CERTIFIED VALUE SPECIALIST (CVS DESIGNATION) (12 Hours)

 

This course brings together 25 years of course development into a one-stop solution for real estate brokers. The CVS designation will provide CMA and BPO mastery combined with the ability to impart the brokers knowledge to appraisers, underwriters, buyers and sellers, and close more transactions. The CVS will learn techniques to determine the nuance of local markets and become THE neighborhood expert. Benefits of the CVS designation include use of the CVS trademark, access to the CVS website which inlcudes a Q&A forum and shared files and documents, and monthly updates on value issues that impact real estate transactions. There is no annual fee to maintain the CVS designation. Tuition $175

 

COLORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (4 Hours)

 

This is a state specific course to help you begin, or properly conduct, management activities. Covered topics include licensing requirements, brokerage relationships, property management agreements, applicable rules and regulations, office policy manuals, income and expense analysis, leasing, tenant relations and more. Tuition $40

 

CONTRACT TO CLOSING, Reduce Risk & Avoid Lost Transactions (4 Hours)

 

This course combines risk reduction and transaction strategies. The course will review the management of a real estate transaction from the listing contract through and beyond the closing. The course incorporates the essential steps a broker must take and common pitfalls to insure a successful and proper closing. Tuition $40

 

CONTRACT TO CLOSING, Reduce Risk & Avoid Lost Transactions (6 Hours)

 

This course combines risk reduction and transaction strategies. The course will review the management of a real estate transaction from the listing contract through and beyond the closing. The course incorporates the essential steps a broker must take and common pitfalls to insure a successful and proper closing. Tuition $60

 

E&O RISK MANAGEMENT (3 Hours)

 

This course is designed to help brokers recognize and avoid activities, circumstances or conduct that could lead to E&O claims. The course also includes strategies should a claim arise. The class incorporates Commission Rules, Forms and Position Statements as guides to safe, thoughtful, and competent brokerage. The course is presented by a team of attorneys who specialize in the defense of E&O claims. Tuition $40

 

HOUSE KNOWLEDGE I AND II (8 or 16 Hours)

 

These two one-day modules will enhance the broker or appraisers practical knowledge of the product they sell. Participants will gain confidence and add value to their role as real estate professionals when they have a better understanding of the systems and components of Colorado’s unique housing stock. Tuition Separately $75.00, Two Course Discount $140.00

INVESTMENT PROPERTY ANALYSIS (4 Hours)

 

If you are working with investors, hope to work with investors, or are an investor yourself, the analytics presented in this class can help you identify high potential properties and achieve higher profits. The course focus is on the Fix and Flip and Buy and Rent investors. The course will present analytical and marketing skills related to one-four family investment properties. Tuition $40.00

 

JELLY DONUTS AND THE APPRAISER (4 Hours)

 

This course is step one in a four-part series designed to provide an arsenal of tools for real estate brokers. Taken separately or in series, you can increase your CMA skills and accuracy with a better understanding of simple appraisal concepts and techniques. Learn what data the appraiser needs to avoid loan problems and minimize the opportunity for failed transactions due to lender issues. Develop your own market specific adjustment values and increase listing and sales activity as you obtain unique information about any specific neighborhood. Subsequent classes are Valuation in A Down Market, Working With Residential Investors, and finally Real Estate Trends Analysis. Jelly Donuts and the Appraiser is also available online. Tuition $40.00

 

MORTGAGE BROKER PRE-LICENSE COURSE (20 Hours)

 

The AREI Mortgage Broker pre-license courses have been approved for real estate broker elective continuing education. Real estate brokers can fulfill continuing education requirements while qualifying for the mortgage broker license. The course and state exam must be completed to obtain the mortgage broker license.

 

NEW CONTRACTS (4 Hours)

 

There are new forms headed your way that become mandatory January 1, 2016. We have developed our new forms course to help you get up to speed and be prepared for the changes before they become mandatory. Tuition $50

 

VALUATION IN A CHANGING MARKET (4 Hours)

 

The course will explore simple microeconomic techniques which will allow the professional real estate broker to determine trends in a changing market. You will learn to measure specific market conditions, measure and apply time adjustments, understand the effect of financing concessions on value, and effectively communicate the results of the analysis to buyers, sellers, appraisers and loan underwriters. An important component of the course addresses tactics the real estate broker can employ to impact the loan underwriting process and avoid lost transactions. This course is offered live classroom, tuition $50.

 

VALUE STRATEGIES FOR THE REAL ESTATE BROKER (4 Hours)

 

This course will discuss today’s issues affecting real estate transactions. The course will provide real estate brokers with the ability to positively interact with appraisers and avoid loan approval problems and lost transactions. Through an understanding of the “rules” and application of simple techniques, the course will offer strategies for the broker to effect the transaction. Tuition $40

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