Continuing Education Classes Online
Continuing Education Package: - 36 hours
- Qualifying - Buyer and Property
- Bad Loans - Predatory and Fraud
Complete your Georgia real estate continuing education requirements online
- The 24 Hour Real Estate CE course is a comprehensive online education program designed for anyone wanting to renew their real estate license in Georgia.
- The Georgia Real Estate Commission requires salesperson licensees to complete 24 hours of continuing education every 4 years.
- Our online package satisfies all GREC requirements and gives you the flexibility to take your CE courses whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.
- Our real estate CE courses meet the requirements of the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC).
- Take your 24-hour Georgia real estate continuing education now.
Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements
- All licensees who have a license number above 100,000 are required to take continuing education during a four-year renewal period to renew their licenses.
- A renewal period begins four years prior to the current renewal due date.
Courses included in package:
- Using the Internet to Serve Clients
- Tax-favorable Real Estate Transactions
- Contracts, Purchase & Sales Agreements
- Qualifying: Buyer and Property
- Bad Loans: Predatory and Fraud
Asset Management will provide insight into decision-making techniques used in choosing a strategy to maximize the value of an income-producing property. Real estate agents who deal with residential/commercial property investments will benefit from this introductory course on asset management.
Course objectives in this course are:
- Asset Management Essentials,
- Case Study: San Felipe Court
This course is designed to increase your knowledge about expanding environmental issues and laws that have an impact on environmental problems. This course Identifies the procedures used to locate toxic waste sites, the responsibilities for clean up and steps that may be taken to minimize future liabilities.
Using the Internet to Serve Clients
In this module students will learn about the Internet and how it has affected the real estate industry. Students will also learn about the elements of websites and how to market themselves and their sites on the Internet. The final lesson teaches students to communicate effectively over e-mail.
- Understand the effects of disintermediation on real-estate professionals
- Be able to explain the issues that apply to Internet Data Exchange and Virtual Office Websites
- Have increased knowledge about the basic components of and terms related to the Internet
- Know how to generate contacts through the development of an effective website
- Evaluate and be able to implement Internet marketing methods
- Understand important guidelines for writing emails that will help generate effective dialogues
Tax Favorable Real Estate Transactions
This course discusses the application of current tax advantages of using both qualified and non-qualified tax products such as IRAÃ¢??s, SEP IRA, 401k, Roth IRAs and charitable gift annuities. The use of these applications will provide the real estate professional with the opportunity to create a long standing and profitable relationship with his or her clients, as well as attracting a more sophisticated investor wishing to find an alternative to 1031 exchanges.
Contracts Purchase & Sales Agreements
In this module, the student will learn about the types of general contracts as well as the different kinds of real estate contracts. The module begins by providing the student with an overview of the various types of contracts: bilateral, unilateral, implied, express, executed, executory, valid, void, voidable and unenforceable. Once the student is introduced to the different types of contracts, he or she learns what makes a contract legally enforceable, this being the five components that make a contract valid: mutual assent, legally competent parties, consideration, lawful objective and adherence to a statute of frauds.
Qualifying: Buyer and Property
This course explores the roles and practices of underwriters and appraisers as they qualify borrowers and properties for loans. Other requirements for loans, leases, and titles will also be discussed. The student will examine loan settlement procedures, the role of the Truth-in-Lending Act, and the effects of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bad Loans: Predatory and Fraud
Bad Loans will delve into predatory lending practices and common mortgage fraud schemes. Students will learn to identify and avoid predatory lenders' and fraud perpetrators' tactics. The course examines the lines on mortgage forms, good faith estimates, fees, discounts, prepayment penalties, and how these items are used by predatory lenders. This course also features valuable information about dealing with issues such as late charges, tax reserves, property insurance, foreclosures, and note modification. Then students will explore popular mortgage fraud schemes and examples from real cases. Fraud tools such as flipping, straw sellers and buyers, “No Doc” loans, silent second mortgages, and false money will also be discussed.
This course is designed to increase your knowledge of federal and state fair housing laws and related civil rights and anti-discrimination laws that affect real property transactions. All real estate licensees need to understand who is protected by the fair housing laws, what acts are prohibited by these, and how the fair housing laws are enforced.
The more knowledgeable you are about fair housing, the less likely you will be to commit fair housing violations. Course topics covered in this course include transactions covered by the law, discrimination, HUD advertising guidelines, equal housing opportunity, the equal credit opportunity act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ERC Relocation: Assisting Corporate Transferees
Relocation presents an array of new challenges and opportunities to all real estate professionals. This course covers the definition of “relocation” and the development of the relocation industry. We explain how relocation affects the roles of various real estate professionals, including appraisers, home inspectors and real estate salespersons, and brokers.
We walk the student through a relocation transaction, covering the assignment, or re-assignment, of an employee through the selling of the employee’s home. Some of the steps in this process require specific explanation. This course covers those points in specific lessons; for example, we devote one lesson to how different companies manage relocation and the types of programs that they commonly institute. The latter half of this course addresses how relocation affects common real estate concerns. These concerns include disclosure law, agency, tax law, fair housing, and non-discrimination issues.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Understand the definition and development of the relocation business.
- Appreciate the impact relocation has had on the professional roles of those persons traditionally associated with the real estate industry.
- Grasp the various steps in the relocation process.
- Recognize the various steps that comprise a relocation transaction.
- Understand the different types of relocation plans and programs.
- Recognize fair housing legislation as it relates to relocation.
- Know how to avoid unfair discrimination.
- Recognize the various protected classes under federal fair housing legislation.
- Comprehend the importance of agency and property disclosure.
- All individuals who hold an active real estate license and whose license number is above 100,000 are required to complete 24 hours of Commission approved continuing education during each four year renewal period.
- If your license number is less than 100,000 you are not required to complete continuing education for renewa
- A renewal period begins four years prior to the current renewal due date
- Continuing education completed before or after that date range is not acceptable for this renewal period.
- If you hold a Salesperson's license and this renewal is your first one since original licensure, you were required to complete a 25 hour Commission approved Post license course during your first year of licensure.
- This course will count for 6 hours of continuing education for your renewal.
- You must complete an additional 18 hours of continuing education during this renewal period.
If you hold an active real estate license in another state, you must provide proof of meeting your education requirements in that state.
You may provide that proof by either
- (a) faxing to the Georgia Commission a copy of your current pocket card from the other state.
- That pocket card must indicate a renewal date greater than the due date for your Georgia renewal.
- For example, if your Georgia renewal due date is May 31st of this year, then your pocket card in the other state must have an end of renewal due date of June 1 of this year or any later date.
- (b) faxing to the Georgia Commission certificates showing completion of 24 hours of continuing education that was approved by the other state's real estate commission.
- Send all faxes to (404) 656-6650.
- You are required to maintain your completed education certificates for a period of three years and to produce those certificates of completion upon the verbal or written request of an authorized representative of the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
No Grace Period
- There is NO grace period if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday.
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