Important Notice Regarding Post-Licensing Credits for New Agents
Between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2013, there will be two types of post-licensing systems/tracks available to the new licensee to accomplish his required 30 hours of post-licensing: the Three-Track system and the Single-Track system.
Courses approved for post-licensing credits under the Three-Track system will expire on Dec. 31, 2013. If a new licensee has started or starts his post- licensing credits under the Three-Track system he must complete the 30 hours under the Three-Track system by Dec. 31, 2013 or he will lose those credits and would have to start over with the Single-Track approved course credits.
The two types of post-licensing approved tracks/credits cannot be combined.
Dr. Paul Bishop, vice president for research at the National Association of REALTORS®, talks about how buyers find agents April 4 at Educate 4 Success. More than 100 people attended the event. Click here to download the presentation given by Dr. Bishop.
The days of the one-page contract are long gone. Contract Pitfalls, one of our four-hour related continuing education credit courses, will identify areas in a contract that bring about the most controversy between sellers, buyers and agents. Understanding these pitfalls will allow the licensee to better serve the public and increase their awareness to the terms of the contract.
The classroom sessions are taught by local attorneys Donnie Coleman and Dominic Lascara.
Alpha College of Real Estate (formerly Alpha Omega School of Real Estate) is the pre-eminent source of real estate education courses in Hampton Roads, currently celebrating its 28th Anniversary!
Alpha College of Real Estate provides quality instruction to meet the educational demands and raise the standards of those seeking knowledge for self-improvement and professional enhancement. As a uniquely designed architectural building must first stand on a solid foundation, Alpha College of Real Estate is positioning itself to be the single point of contact for real estate educational needs while delivering excellence.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides tuition assistance to qualified spouses of military personnel. Click here to find out if you are qualified and for additional information.
Update: The VREB Sept. 7 released its "Guidance Document on the Necessity of Brokerage Agreements" to clear up some confusion among licensees as to when a written brokerage agreement is required pursuant to recent changes in Virginia agency law.
Residential Standard Agency, a three-hour course mandated by the Virginia Real Estate Board, is required for all licensees -- continuing education and post-licensing -- whose licenses expire after June 30, 2012.
Virginia Real Estate Board Member Cliff Wells discusses the random inspections of firms being undertaken by VREB.
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How important is it to treat your clients or customers fairly and build positive relationships? The 2009 Edelman Trust Survey, a survey of more than 4,400 people across the globe, found that more than 91 percent of respondents chose to buy products from companies considered trusted. On the other hand, 71 percent indicated that over the past 12 months they refused to purchase from a company they distrusted.