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Austin, TX

Continuing Education Classes Offered

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*Anatomy of a Lawsuit - 1 Hour CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 30671

This course offers an overview of the nuts and bolts of a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled residential buyer, including what these suits are often based on, as well some practical tips for agents and brokers to reduce their chance of getting involved in such a suit. The course will provide information on a new resource for residential sellers if a legal dispute does arise after the sale.

* Provider # 10096

Blogging for Beginners - 1 Hour MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 01-00-027-28323

The correct use of the internet and social media is a vital tool in the world of real estate today. REALTORS® and other real estate professionals need to be familiar with proper use of various internet and social media tools. The purpose of this course is to provide REALTORS® and other real estate professionals with an introduction to using a personal blog. According to the 2013-14 REALTOR® Technology Survey less than 15% of REALTORS® use a personal blog to market their business and yet blogging provides a huge opportunity to get found on Google and share your expertise. We will show you how to create a quick, easy, and free blog to help your real estate business. You will learn basics of creating a high-ranking blog, what content is best, and where to post links to your blog. This course will provide agents an introduction to blogging for real estate.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Broker Responsibility - 6 Hours MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 06-06-126-27765

The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in the state of Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of a broker's responsibilities and obligations under 22 TAC §535.2. This rule sets out specific requirements and best practices for brokers.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

DocuSign for Real Estate - 2 Hours MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 02-00-097-29370

Securing client information has come to the forefront with Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). DocuSign offers REALTORS® a secure way to send real estate documents and acquire signatures and the convenience of paperless transactions. Through this course REALTORS® will gain knowledge and understanding of how create contracts in ZipForm, send contracts to DocuSign, securely send .pdf documents, and how to use DocuSign for electronic signatures with a computer and an iPad.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Facebook Step by Step A Hands On Class - 3 Hours MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 03-00-037-28531

*This class is Hands-on. Please bring a PC (not an ipad) and know your Facebook login and password.

Are you interested in creating a business presence on Facebook but confused by all the fuss? The Facebook Step by Step class will break down all the techno speak and show you why Facebook is a critical part of your online marketing and then show you how to turn that information into business. Do you know that the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers is nearly identical to the demographic of the current user base on Facebook? If your current and future clients are using this tool, shouldn’t you take your business to the next level and harness that captive audience? We will take you step by step through each level of setting up your business on Facebook. Bring your PC because you are doing the work during this class!

Together we will set up your personal and business profiles, add your listings, an MLS search, and even a page for you to capture leads. With this class, real estate marketing on Facebook has never been easier. You have a personal guide to setting up all of the tools you need to succeed on Facebook. Your clients are already on Facebook so let Stewart Title of Austin show you how to sell real estate on Facebook the right way!

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Farming Facebook With Paid Ads - 1 Hour MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. - 01-00-027-28324

The correct use of the internet and social media is a vital tool in the world of real estate today. REALTORS® and other real estate professionals need to be familiar with proper use of various internet and social media tools. The purpose of this course is to provide REALTORS® and other real estate professionals with an introduction to Facebook. Facebook Terms of Use stipulate that you cannot market your business on a Personal Profile and must instead use a Business Page. However, each post on your Business Page may be seen by less than 10% of your fans. We will show you how to work smarter rather than harder and harness the laser focus of Facebook’s advertising tools to drive more real estate business. We will show you how to deliberately target potential clients by location, demographics, interests and more. This course will provide an introduction to using paid advertising on Facebook to increase exposure of your Facebook Business Page.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Foreclosure Issues - 1 Hour MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 01-00-047-28702

This course is designed to provide Real Estate Licensees with knowledge and understanding of foreclosures as they pertain to real estate ownership, real estate conveying and real estate financing. This course will provide Realtors with a base-level knowledge and understanding of the foreclosure process, rules of foreclosure and the effect of foreclosure on residential and commercial real estate transactions. The court content also includes a discussion on a "short sale" of a real estate property. This course will provide Realtors with information that will assist them in recognizing difficulties present in listing, contracting and closing transactions for their clients when a foreclosure is pending or has occurred. The purpose of this course is to enlarge the knowledge and understanding of real estate licensees in matters of law and matters of fact that are often vital to the consummation of real estate transactions.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Getting Leads With LinkedIn - 1 Hour CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 30083

LinkedIn is often overlooked as a tool for lead generation and yet there are 225 million users on LinkedIn and every Fortune 500 company is represented. In this class we will show you how to use LinkedIn to leverage your connections and get more leads. We will cover your profile and settings to make sure you are doing things right.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Going Paperless With Mobile Apps - 2 Hours CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 29906

Real estate agents are always on the go. In this course we will show you how to create an efficient mobile office with the most powerful apps on the market. We will show you how to turn your phone into a scanner, show houses and take notes electronically, how to store and share notes for all clients, and how to create a floor plan using only your phone. There is so much technology available today that is can get confusing. We reviewed hundreds of apps and bring you the best to make going paperless quick and easy. This course is geared to iPhones/iPads but we will also cover Android equivalents.

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Legal Update I - 4 Hours CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 29662

This course provides an overview of the following fundamental legal topics in Real Estate transactions:

  • TREC Statute & Rules Update
  • Property Management
  • Buyers, Landlords, Tenants & Sellers
  • Promulgated Contract & Addendum Forms
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Legal Update II - 4 Hours CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 29623

This course provides an overview of the following fundamental legal topics in Real Estate transactions:

  • Ethics Requirements for Engaging in Real Estate
  • Fair Housing Laws
  • Agency Law
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA)
  • Hot Topics
  • Tax Laws

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Numbers Don't Lie – Using Stats in Real Estate - 1 Hour CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 29907

There’s an old saying that “numbers don’t lie.” This is especially true in real estate. Whether you are farming, working with sellers, or showing properties to a buyer; you must understand the statistics and data for that area. How many homes have sold, what is the list versus sold price ratio, what are the average days on market, what is the median price per square foot, or what are the market trends in the MLS area? In this one hour course we will show you how to run statistics from Matrix and Gracy Title to educate your buyers and sellers and teach you to identify the trends of the market.

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One to Four Family Residential Contract 20-13 - 3 Hours CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 30011

Mandatory use of new One to Four Family Residential contract (Resale) TREC 20-13 goes into effect January 1st, 2016.This course offers a comprehensive overview of the contract highlighting recent changes and common issues. 

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*Power of Exchange - 3 Hours MCE Credit

Minimizing the Impact of New Taxes on Real Estate Investors TREC MCE Elective Course No. 03-00-096-27693

This course covers how the 3.8% Medicare Tax and new Capital Gains Taxes implemented in the recent Fiscal Cliff Deal impacts sellers of real estate in 2013. 

Also covered:

  • Know how Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code minimizes the impact these taxes have on investors
  • Understand the three key terms with 1031s
  • Delve into the opportunities presented by Vacation Home Exchanges and
  • Farm and Ranch Exchanges
  • Become aware of lesser-known “like-kind” properties such as cell tower easements, water rights, pipeline easements, oil and gas interests, and conservation easements
  • How to protect investors’ funds in a 1031

*Provider # 0276

Preparing for CFPB: Best Practices for REALTORS® - 1 Hour MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 01-00-097-29291

The purpose of this course is to reinforce the training that MCE attendees learned regarding the upcoming changes to the federal law as well as build on the tasks that a realtor can do in each transaction to ensure a smooth transaction. This course will focus on a set of “best practices” for realtors to help get their clients to closing timely while honoring contractual requirements.

Course highlights include:

  • Best practices to have smooth and timely closings
  • Planned changes to the TREC contracts
  • TAR authorization forms
  • Understanding new privacy restrictions
  • How to help buyers and sellers understand the new processes

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

REALTORS® Guide to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - 1 Hour MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 01-00-126-28075

The purpose of this course is to familiarize licensees with the upcoming changes from the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and help them prepare for the changes that will be affecting the real estate closing process.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

*Seller’s Disclosure: An Overview From the Seller’s and the Buyer’s Side - 1 Hour CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 30657

This course offers advice on how to manage the perils and pitfalls of the Seller’s Disclosure form, from both the seller’s agent’s and the buyer’s agent’s perspective. This includes a discussion of resources available to sellers to help them to correctly and accurately complete the form, as well as thoughts on what a buyer’s agent should consider in requesting disclosure updates. 

Provider # 10096

Surprises and Expectations #1 - 1 Hour MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 01-00-047-28700

Residential realtors deal with the emotion associated with the sale of a home. Emotion that is piqued by surprises and by unspoken, and often times, unrealistic expectations. The purpose of this course is to talk about surprises and expectations. The format is essentially one of discussion. It will involve "war stories". It will involve anticipation of market trends and conditions. This course is designed to be a dialogue between all present. It will be a problem solving session and a discussion of anticipated issues. It will be fun and educational. These materials are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather a beginning upon which each class will expand and "personalize".

Discussion topics include: The Offer, Negotiations, Option Period & Inspection Results

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

Surprises and Expectations #2 - 1 Hour MCE Credit

TREC MCE Elective Course No. 01-00-047-28701

Residential realtors deal with the emotion associated with the sale of a home. Emotion that is piqued by surprises and by unspoken, and often times, unrealistic expectations. The purpose of this course is to talk about surprises and expectations. The format is essentially one of discussion. It will involve "war stories". It will involve anticipation of market trends and conditions. This course is designed to be a dialogue between all present. It will be a problem solving session and a discussion of anticipated issues. It will be fun and educational. These materials are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather a beginning upon which each class will expand and "personalize".

Discussion topics include: Buyer’s Loan Problems, Seller’s Loan Problems, Title Defects, Survey Problems, Buyer Changes Mind & Acts of God.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371

The Power of a Post – Social Media Must Be Part of Your Real Estate Marketing Plan - 1 Hour CE Credit

TREC CE Elective Course No. 30082

One click can expose your brand to hundreds of people. Three clicks could mean thousands of views. Do you want more fans on Facebook®? Do you want more connections on LinkedIn®? Each person you connect with via a blog or social media could mean more closed deals and more money in your pocket. We will show you exactly how to create effective content, where to post, when to post and how to use the content that you share in order to create raving fans of your business.

Stewart Title of Austin Provider # 0371