Real Estate Education

Provider

Provider #: 10066
2019 National Investors

Courses Approved for Real Estate Continuing Education

 

Scheduling

     
 

All courses qualify for 1-hour elective CE credit unless
otherwise noted.

 
     
 

Course Name & Description

Course # & Instructor

     
     

We're Not in Kansas Anymore - Selling Real Estate Virtually

#40745        Melanie Opela

 

In this class, real estate agents will learn how to take their real estate business virtual from prospecting and listing presentations, all the way to the closing table. We will discuss virtual staging, tours, and open houses, how to prepare a listing for virtual showings, and review effective platforms and delivery methods for selling real estate virtually.

 
     

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Curb Appeal

#39985        Melanie Opela

 

When a home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone wants to see what is inside. In this class, we will discuss trends, inexpensive outdoor improvements from landscaping, porches, and other spaces, and review simple solutions real estate agents can provide sellers to enhance curb appeal.

 
     

There’s No Place Like Home Design Trends

#40159        Melanie Opela

 

Most real estate agents advise sellers to declutter and repaint their homes prior to hitting the market however, they often overlook the (sometimes negative) impression décor makes on buyers viewing a home for the first time. In this class, real estate agents will discover what’s trending now, what’s here to stay, and what trends to avoid.

 
     

Sold! How to Write Winning Listing Descriptions 

#39634        Melanie Opela

 

In this class, we will examine real listings to understand what entices buyers as well as what to avoid. Real estate agents will learn what critical components need to be included in their listing descriptions and leave with a magic recipe that includes tools and resources to help get those listings sold.

 
     

Back to the Future - The New World of Real Estate

#39823        Melanie Opela

 

Recent world events have made it challenging for real estate agents to make new connections as well as maintain existing ones. In this class, we will discuss strategies and tips to help real estate agents navigate the new world of real estate. Real estate agents will leave inspired by new, creative ways to connect and/or reconnect with their sphere of influence.

 
     

Serving vs Selling - Customer Care for Real Estate

#39632          Melanie Opela

 

The only way to give customers “more” in a real estate transaction is by building relationships and serving them every step of the way. In this class, real estate agents will learn the 5 steps to serving their customers before, during, and after the real estate transaction in an effort to capture repeat and referral business for years to come.

 
     
 

Credibility Counts! The Use & Misuse of Real Estate Stats

#39630        Melanie Opela

 

Statistics can be a valuable tool for assessing trends in the real estate market however, they are also among the most misused, “facts" consumers are provided with. In this class, real estate agents will learn how to properly use statistics in their real estate marketing and discuss credible sources for finding real estate statistics.

 
     
 

Power Up! Smart Home Tech for Real Estate

#39986        Melanie Opela

 

When implemented properly, smart home technology is capable of increasing a home's resale value because of the added level of security, comfort, and entertainment it provides. In this class, we will review smart home devices, how they work, and how these devices can affect a real estate transaction when working with buyers and sellers.

 
     
 

#Strategies for Real Estate Marketing  

#39631        Melanie Opela

 

It's been proven that using hashtags on social media increases discoverability. In this class, real estate agents will learn what a hashtag is, what platforms to use them on, and how to use them to gain followers while promoting their real estate business on social media.

 
     
 

Managing Your Real Estate Reputation Online

#37041
Melanie Opela

 

When looking online for a real estate agent, consumers almost always trust the ratings and reviews they find, whether good or bad. In this class, we will take a look at several review platforms, and discuss tips for optimizing your profiles on each platform. We will also share tips on how to get reviews, respond to reviews, and leverage the reviews real estate agents receive on and offline.

 
     
 

The Art of Keeping Customers For Life

#37042
Melanie Opela

 

Repeat and referral business is every real estate agent’s dream, and it starts by providing value to customers before they leave the closing table. In this class, we will discuss personalized methods for keeping in touch regularly, creative ways to stay top-of-mind, and opportunities to help real estate agents be a hero in the eyes of their customers.

 
     
 

Effective Methods for Generating New Business

#40704
Melanie Opela

 

Generating leads is one of the most important things to ensure long-term success in real estate. In this class, we will discuss lead generation methods such as email, text, social media marketing, as well as tools and resources to assist with getting and converting leads.

 
     
 

Business Planning for Real Estate Success

#40711
Melanie Opela

 

Creating a written business plan is one of the most important elements of a strong, sustainable real estate business. In this class, we will discuss strategies to create a simple business plan by analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. We will help with setting attainable and realistic goals to keep real estate agents focused year after year.

 
     
 

Building Your Real Estate Brand

#37857
Melanie Opela

 

Successful real estate branding can’t be accomplished with fancy logos or catchy mottos. In this class, we will take a look at several real estate agents who have mastered the art of branding in one way or another, talk about the components of their branding, and discuss ways to emulate their methods to strengthen your brand.

 

     
 

What Should I Post? Content Ideas for Real Estate Agents

#37855
Melanie Opela

 

Coming up with and creating content is one of the biggest challenges real estate agents face. In this class, we will look at different types of content to educate real estate agents on best practices and inspire them to try something new.

 
     
 

Social Media Planning for Real Estate Success

#37859
Melanie Opela

 

The only way to make social media work in your favor is to have a solid plan in place. In this class, we will discuss the components of a successful social media plan which includes how to source, share, and schedule posts. We will also provide a content calendar to help with what to post on social media.

 
     
 

Snap & Post! Instagram Stories for Real Estate Marketing

#37628
Melanie Opela

 

Instagram Stories can generate a ton of engagement when used consistently and correctly. In this class, we will show you how to create a Story, discuss some benefits, methods, and examples for using Stories to brand your real estate business, and show you how to create Highlights so your Stories can be viewed after they disappear.

 
     
 

Social Media Marketing Tips for Real Estate Agents

#39014
Melanie Opela

 

Social media is the perfect vehicle for real estate agents to use when promoting themselves and the value they bring to a real estate transaction. In this class, we will discuss tips and tricks most people don’t utilize on different platforms in addition to ways real estate agents can optimize current and future social media posts.

 
     
 

Social Media Guide for Real Estate Agents

#37627
Melanie Opela

 

Most real estate agents find social media overwhelming and with so many platforms to choose from, it’s difficult to know what each one does and doesn’t do. This class will explain the benefits of the most popular social media platforms and show examples of what to post on each platform.

 
     
 

Successful Facebook Marketing Strategies

#39987
Melanie Opela

 

Facebook is a necessity for real estate agents to market their business and connect with past, current, and potential clients. This class will discuss different types of content to post to enhance engagement, as well as the importance of Groups, Lists, and some additional features Facebook has to offer.

 
     
 

Successful Instagram Marketing Strategies

#39636
Melanie Opela

 

Most real estate agents know about Instagram; however, few know the benefit of using it to market their real estate business. We will talk about what to post and how to use hashtags properly, and discuss additional features within the app to help your real estate business stand out.

 
     
 

LinkedIn - The Business Side of Social Media

#40029
Melanie Opela

 

Real estate agents can enhance their careers by using LinkedIn because it serves as the perfect platform to provide information about a business. Join us to understand how to use LinkedIn to research potential clients, connect with current and past clients. We will also talk about the importance of asking for recommendations.

 
     
 

The Power of Video

#39635
Melanie Opela

 

Video marketing is one of the most effective ways to capture people’s attention in real estate however, it is often avoided due to insecurities. In this class, we will watch several different real estate videos, talk about apps and platforms to help create videos, as well as discuss what platforms can and should be used to promote your videos.

 
     
 

Introduction to Canva for Real Estate Marketing

#36940
Melanie Opela

 

Canva is a free graphic design tool with built-in templates to give your real estate flyers, brochures, and social media posts a polished, professional appearance In this class, we will show real estate agents how to customize these designs to market listings, open houses, and so much more.

 
     
 

Safety First! Essential Tips for Real Estate Agents

#39628
Melanie Opela

 

Working as a real estate agent can be rewarding however, without a plan in place, it can also lead to dangerous situations. This class will equip real estate agents with practical, everyday, safety tips as well as tips they can share with customers to ensure they’re staying safe when buying or selling a home.

 

     
 

Top Trending Apps for Real Estate Agents

#40028
Melanie Opela

 

The best apps for real estate agents help make everyday tasks easier. In this class, we will discuss a variety of apps to support and streamline both personal and business activities.

 

     
 

Real Estate in the Palm of Your Hand

pending renewal
Melanie Opela

 

PalmAgent ONE is a real estate closing cost app that features calculators to prepare estimates, net sheets, and more. In this class, we will demonstrate this powerful tool live so real estate agents are equipped to answer client questions quickly and easily, while on the go or at the office.

 
     

 

The Texas Title Commitment

#39018
Brandi Abercrombie or Melanie Opela

 

We will walk through one of the most important aspects of all real estate transactions; the Title Commitment. Real estate agents will learn the importance of each Schedule whether representing buyers or sellers. We will also take a brief look at what the title policy does and does not cover.

 

     
 

Who is Signing the Transaction Documents & Why

#39012
Brandi Abercrombie

 

The purpose of this course is to educate real estate agents on a broad range of issues that could arise from the sale of real property, including death, divorce, and guardianship.

 
     
 

Title Insurance Policy - What it Does & Does Not Cover

#39019
Brandi Abercrombie or Melanie Opela

 

What is title insurance, why is it important, who needs it, and how much does it cost? In this course, real estate agents will learn the answers to all of these questions along with details about the title policy every real estate agent should know.

 

     
 

TREC Contract Changes - What's New?
*Qualifies for 1-hour Contracts related courses 

#39020
Brandi Abercrombie

 

This course will review and discuss specific changes to the TREC One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale), Condominium Contract, Farm and Ranch Contract, specific Addendum changes, and several others.

 

     
 

Cyber Awareness - Who's Watching You?
*2-hours CE credit

#39012
Patrick Opela

 

This course will teach real estate agents how cyber-crimes are being committed. We will discuss what information needs to be protected, what consumers need to know, and learn about our responsibility to communicate securely throughout the real estate transaction.

 

     
 

Property Taxes in Texas - What You Should Know

#39013
Brandi Abercrombie or Melanie Opela

 

This class offers a basic look at the property tax process in Texas. It will also help real estate agents gain knowledge in the ad valorem tax process, a study of tax exemptions, pro-rations, tax liens, and how they impact the real estate closing.

 
     
 

Avoiding Common Contract Mistakes
*Qualifies for 1-hour Contracts related courses 

#39008
Brandi Abercrombie

 

This course will teach real estate agents the most common contract pitfalls and reoccurring mistakes that could impact the closing of a real estate transaction.

 
     
 

Real Estate - Federal Reporting Issues - FIRPTA & More

#37861
Brandi Abercrombie

 

The purpose of this course is to inform real estate agents on the regulations dealing with FIRPTA and other Federal reporting issues such as the 1099s and Form 8300.

 
     
 

Surveys - A Brief Guide

#39015
Brandi Abercrombie or Melanie Opela

 

This class will equip real estate agents with knowledge for reviewing a survey and provide a checklist to assist with listing appointments including the proper execution of a T-47.

 
     
 

Durable Powers of Attorney - What Works Now

#39010
Brandi Abercrombie

 

This course will help real estate agents better understand this very important document. We will discuss the pre-closing review of the form by the title company, acceptable and unacceptable reasons for using this form in a transaction, and the authentication of the form by the maker.

 
     
 

Texas Homestead & Real Estate Transactions

#39017                  Brandi Abercrombie

 

This course will educate real estate agents on homestead issues facing the transaction in regard to title, the Texas Constitution and the creation of “homestead”, valid liens against a homestead, and the homestead exemption.

 
     
 

The Basics of Mineral Rights, Laws and Title & Title Insurance in Texas

#39016
Brandi Abercrombie

 

This course will discuss basic mineral rights laws, how title insurance is affected, and the role of the title policy.

 
 

Scheduling