Agency – and the 26th Amendment This course will go over the history of the 26th amendment and will connect it to the responsibility of the agent in AZ real estate transactions. What states allow dual agency? 3 hours Agency
Agency – Say It Isn’t So Discussion on Arizona’s 26th Constitutional Amendment that allows licensees to “draft” and “fill in” the blanks compared with other states. How does this raise the Standard of Care? Single agency, disclosed dual/limited agency, non-agency. 3 hrs Agency
Agency – Arizona’s Way is a course talking about the 26th amendment to the AZ Constitution and how it impacts how we do real estate business in Arizona. What type of agency is allowed, what type of agency is not legal. Difference between common law and statutory. 3 hrs Agency
Buyer Advisory – Disclosure We will go over the Buyer Advisory and all the disclosure issues 3 hours Disclosure
Business Planning is a CE course to help you get your ideas together. How to design your business to meet the ADRE statutes and rules…how to add modernize your business… 3 hrs Commissioner’s Standards
Broker Management Clinic – A Primer for Opening Your Own Office You don’t have to open your own office, but it is also for licensees who want to how to be a broker and the statutes, rules, and substantive policy statements that affect a broker. Learn and discuss the rules, how to apply them, and how to live by them. Open to anyone. 3 hrs Commissioner’s Standards Note: those renewing after 12/31/12 will be required to take the new, additional 9 hour BMC.
Chemicals, Mold, and Disclosure is a class about things you can’t see, smell, touch, or know that might be material issues to a buyer. Kathy has a degree in biology and chemistry and makes this course a fun one. Yes, disclosure can be fun. 3 hrs disclosure
Commissioner’s Standards for Business Planning is essentially a course for those of you who want to tweak your business plan and understand those Statutes and Rules that are part of the planning process. The how2 on what affects you in your business. 3 hrs Commissioner’s Standards
Coding the Contract = Client Care is a review of the contract and the standard of care we need to deliver as dictated by statutes, rules, and law, as well as how the Code of Ethics affects our choices for both ourselves and our clients. 3 hrs Contract and Code of Ethics
**Contract Writing This course combines lecture and a scenario exercise on the computer using zipforms and eSign. It’s the required course for those finishing salesperson prelicense, but has been a favorite of licensees at renewal… a great review of contracts and addendums. 6 hrs CE: 3 hrs Contract and 3 hrs Legal Issues (cannot be split)
Contract Writing – Cures discusses how to use the Cure Notice throughout the contract. Only use it when there is no contingency and how to adjust the days to more than 3 days. 3 hrs Contract
Contracts & Conflict Resolution Brokers know that nothing good comes as a certified letter or as a phone call starting out as “We need to talk!” or as “Mr. Smith’s attorney is on the phone.”… Negotiated agreements don’t always work as well as we think they should and sometimes “stuff happens”. We’ll review the contract and the areas where negotiations can go wrong. When that happens, we’ll review the contract’s conflict resolution provisions, how mediation works, and actually do a short mediation. Kathy Howe teaches this class as one of 25 Maricopa County Court volunteer mediators. She was originally trained in Hawaii and after returning to Arizona, went through the mediation training given by the AZ Attorney General’s office. She’s been doing mediations in the court system since 2008. 3 hrs Contract
Disclosure of Case Law – A Review of Lombardo, Aranki, and “S Corporation” is the review of Lombardo vs Albu which changed our way of “fairness” and disclosure as it relates to buyers; Aranki vs RKP Investments, which changed the way we take ourselves as agents “off the hook” (changes in the contract); and, last but not least, S Development Corporation vs Pima Capital Management which is one of the precedent setting cases for “as is” in Arizona. 3 hours Disclosure
Ethics of Dual Agency Dual/limited agency is not for the faint of heart, but can be done well if done right and all disclosures are made and understood. Discuss with others in the class your fears, confidences, choices in practicing limited agency. Learn ways to help your client during the process of the transaction without putting one person’s interest above the other. 3 hrs Agency and Code of Ethics
Fair Housing – “the Dream” is a course built on the “dream of equality”. Exploration and discussion of historical timeline issues that affect man’s concept of other races, and protected classes. 3 hrs Fair Housing
Fair Housing – Gender Issues is a wonderful course that takes you back in time to see how women’s issues such as suffrage aided the Civil Rights movement, and who was really the first woman who ran for President. We review the difficulty that many women with children have when trying to find a rental property, how to file a complaint with the State of Arizona and where to find the AZ Fair Housing Statutes. 3 hrs Fair Housing
Legal Issues – Potpourri class is about short sales, landlord-tenant, FIRPTA, mold & disclosure, mediation, and copyright infringements. The course is designed to give you a brief review of the laws that affect your business and how to better serve your clients and yourself. 3 hours Legal Issues
Office Policy – Workshop is an opportunity to work on your office policies. ADRE requires that brokers have office policies if you are more than 2 licensees (DB and 2 other licensees). If you are a DB with only 1 other licensee, you are not required to have office policies. This is for agents as well as brokers. The scope of this class is to educate licensees as to the regulatory requirements of running an office and the rules by which licensees must operate. 3 hrs Commissioner’s Standards.
Property Management and HOA is a class that outlines the statutes and rules concerning each. The class if for those of you who wish to do property management or to work as a manager for a HomeOwner’s Association. We give you the Landlord Tenant laws, stories from mediation when the laws are broken, and discussions about homeowner association regulations that affect your clients…stories from mediations where foreclosure has happened and the HOA goes after the past owner. How you can assist those underwater in an HOA. 3 hrs Legal Issues
Residential v Land Contract compares the two contracts, noting differences and similarities. The differences and how to be sure you are using the proper addendums 3 hrs contract
Roots of Discrimination is a fair housing course that goes back and explores the timeline history of discrimination, civil rights, and current issues. Our class covers many discrimination cases you may never have heard of but that have had an effect on States, Nationalities, and other protected classes. It’s a course rich in history! Discussion on federal and state enforcement. 3 hrs Fair Housing
Short Sales, Anti-deficiency, Bankruptcy We explore the issues of starting the short sale process, including having your client first see a tax attorney, a real estate attorney, a tax consultant prior to putting the house on the market as a short sale, MARS and how it affects us at this time (using Michelle Lind’s slides), . 3 hrs Legal Issues
Sick Building Syndrome is a course which explores and discusses different chemical sensitivities which affect workers, homeowners… discussions on Building Related Illnesses… How to handle Mold issues: what are they, who do they affect, what to do about them. Continuously updated. 3 hours disclosure.
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