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A Guide to zipForm Plus and DocuSign
A Guide to zipForm Plus and DocuSign | 1 HR CE | Course#33051 zipForm Plus and DocuSign are the most utilized platforms in real estate. In this course, we will cover the NEW zipForm Plus platform all the way through to launching and getting your documents signed in DocuSign. What you need to know from start to finish!
Boosting Your Business with New Home Sales-NEW!
Boosting Your Business with New Home Sales | 1 HR CE | CE# 35311
Do new home sales make you nervous?  Many agents miss out on builder business due to a lack of knowledge. This course will address what agents need to know in order to offer their buyers the best possible representation throughout the new construction process. From helping clients make important decisions to tips on following up post-closing, Boosting your Business with New Home Sales will make you a new home sales natural!
Broker Responsibility
Broker Responsibility | 6 hrs CE | Course #31450 Req. 10 People The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of the management, operation, and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas.
Facebook for Real Estate
Facebook for Real Estate | 1 HR CE | Course#36229 What is your main goal when using Facebook? Engaging with clients? Marketing listings? Our goal is to help you overcome the challenges that come with Facebook’s recent changes, so you can effectively market your real estate business. In this class, you'll learn how to engage with clients by using lists and groups. We'll discuss increasing exposure to certain topics or events by using Facebook Live. Then we’ll leave you with tips and tricks to help you excel in the ever-changing world of Facebook.
Feeding Your CRM
Feeding Your CRM | 1 HR CE | Course#32997 Utilizing a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system should be an integral part of every Realtor’s business. Unfortunately, most don’t understand what a CRM can and cannot do for them. In this class, we'll discuss the basics of CRM, the types of information you should gather for your CRM, and how to “feed” your CRM by forming a successful CRM process. This understanding will show how much potential repeat and referral business you can gain through consistent use of a CRM.
Getting the Most Out of RPR
Getting the Most Out of RPR | 1 HR CE | Course #32636 Are you looking for data to meet the demands of your clients? Have you heard of RPR? Learn how to use Realtors Property Resource (RPR) in your everyday business to access compelling property analytics, create captivating reports for your clients, perform both local and national property searches, utilize RPR’s unparalleled CMA tool, and much, much more!
Hacking Happens: Cyber Security 101 – NEW!
Hacking Happens: Cyber Security 101| 1 HR CE | CE#35625 Did you know that 60% of small businesses go out of business within six months of being victimized by cybercrime?  Hacking happens to all of us, whether we know it or not. Do not wait to be a victim!  In this class, you'll learn how to protect your business and personal network usage. Also, discover how to educate your clients on the best methods of communication and wire transfers.
Instagram for Real Estate
Instagram for Real Estate | 1 HR CE | Course # 32730 Due to Instagram’s visual nature, more Realtors are using the social media platform to build their real estate brand. In this advanced class, we will discuss the importance of an Instagram Business Profile. Additionally, we will take a look at varying content and the proper use of hashtags. Lastly, we will examine clever ways to promote your listings and engage with your audience by utilizing unique Instagram features such as Instagram Stories.
ITC Tools
ITC Tools | 1 HR CE | Course#35062 Are you in need of industry-specific tools to help you and your clients become more efficient? Do you struggle with being tech savvy in this ever-changing world? Aside from closing a transaction and issuing a title policy, have you ever wondered what else Independence Title has to offer? In this class, you'll discover many resources we provide. We'll discuss our apps, data reports, and several website features that will impress you and your clients.
Keeping Clients for Life- Updated!
Keeping Clients for Life | 1 HR CE | Course #36227 The most likely sources of business and referrals year after year will come from your sphere of influence—the people who already know, like, and respect you.  But only if you consistently keep in touch with them, without becoming a nuisance. In this class, you’ll discover a wide range of ways to effectively stay top of mind with your entire sphere in order to consistently win their business and referrals. Consistent application of these practices will help you keep clients for life.
Legal Update I
Legal Update I | 4 HRS CE | Course # 33197 This mandatory TREC certified course covers the legal aspects of conducting real estate business. Get your renewal out of the way!
Legal Update II
Legal Update II | 4 HRS CE | Course #33198 This NEW mandatory TREC certified course covers the legislative changes that affect the Real Estate community from the 2017 state legislature. Get your renewal out of the way!
Lights, Camera, Action! Video Basics for Real Estate- NEW!
Lights, Camera, Action! Video Basics for Real Estate | 1 HR CE | CE#35758 With video marketing on the rise, there’s no doubt that video and YouTube are becoming more popular in the real estate community.  Have you ever considered making a video for your business? If you have but aren't sure how to get started, this class is perfect for you!   In this class, learn how to create and customize your personal YouTube channel, upload and edit videos, and make the best use of mobile apps for on-the-go access.  You'll also learn why online video is so crucial to your business, as well as the different types of videos you have the ability to create.  By the end of the presentation, you’ll feel prepared to use video to its fullest potential.
Mastering the Open House
Mastering the Open House | 1 HR CE | Course#34035 Most Realtors dread the question, "When are you going to hold an open house on our property?" Sitting at an open house on a weekend; total waste of time, money and energy, right? Not so! We'll walk you through open house goals, a strategic plan to maximize marketing efforts, and a solid follow-up plan. The open house serves as a prospecting opportunity; it’s a way to fill your pipeline with future business.
Matrix on the Go with goMLS
Matrix on the Go with goMLS | 1 HR CE | Course #36228 The goMLS Austin mobile application not only lets you search the MLS and access showing instructions on the go, it allows ABOR members and their customers to work together and remotely share information throughout the home buying and selling process. In this class, you'll learn different features of the app such as automatic agent branding, accessing MLS data, and sharing information on listing with clients via cell phone!
Maximizing Matrix
Maximizing Matrix | 1 HR CE | Course # 31902 We know you’re busy!  Let us help you make the most of your MLS system.  More than likely you already know how to search for homes, but we want to show you so much more.  In this class, we will present the top 25 things you might not know about Matrix.
Navigating the One-to-Four Family Contract
Navigating the One-to-Four Family Contract | 1 HR CE | Course #36094 Think about this:  when you’re filling out the One to Four Family Contract, you are essentially drawing a roadmap for the transaction.  In this class, we'll focus on certain parts of the contract and discuss ways to address any potential hazards or speed bumps that might get in the way of a successful closing.
Perfecting Your Online Presence
Perfecting Your Online Presence | 1 HR CE  | Course#32840 Have you ever Googled your business? Are you utilizing your Realtor.com account? Do you feel overwhelmed by the complexities of online real estate profiles? Have no fear— we found the answers for you! In this class, you'll learn how to complete important details across a variety of platforms that can increase views and profile traffic. This class will also provide a detailed overview on profile syndication, a feature that allows for data sharing across platforms to get the most out of your profiles.
Post It! What, Why & When to Post on Social Media – NEW!
Post It! What, Why & When to Post on Social Media 1 HR CE | CE#35640 In this class, we’ll discuss the three W’s of posting content to your social media channels:  What, Why & When.  We’ll discuss different strategies of what to post to reach your target audience and how to leverage your personal page as well as your business page.  You’ll learn how to build content that creates interest as well as how to read and understand your analytics.  You'll leave this class with a simple social media strategy to achieve your goals on your social media platforms.
Principles of a Smart Transaction
Principles of a Smart Transaction | 2 HRS CE | Course #36226 his course outlines the major points in a real estate transaction, starting with helpful things to collect at a listing appointment, reviewing commonly overlooked sections of the contract, and concluding with the basics of understanding a title commitment.  This 2-hour class is just what any agent needs to execute a smart transaction.
Property Tax Chat
Property Tax Chat | 1 HR CE | Course # 32572 This class covers all areas of property taxes pertaining to real estate and Realtors with an emphasis on our property tax cycle, how to use the cycle for marketing, and common tax exemptions. This class will give Realtors a base knowledge of property taxes in Texas while showing them how they can best help their clients with property tax questions, and use this knowledge to gain more market share.
Real Estate Graphic Design with Canva
Real Estate Graphic Design with Canva | 1 HR CE | Course# 34143 Have you heard of Canva.com? It’s a free web-based graphic design platform that Realtors can use to create flyers, postcards, newsletters, and even social media graphics. This class will help you get started with the platform. Before you know it, you'll be creating amazing DIY real estate marketing material!
Smart Home for Smart Agents
Smart Homes for Smart Agents | 1 HR CE | Course #36699 We live in a world where you can do almost anything from your phone: lock your front door, adjust your thermostat, turn off the lights, etc. Smart home technology is reshaping the way homes operate and is influencing the real estate industry. These devices are changing the way Realtors stage homes, hold open houses, set sales prices, and so much more. In this class, you'll learn about smart home products so you can communicate with your clients about unique features they have to offer, whether they’re buying or selling a home.
Social Media Advertising for Real Estate
Social Media Advertising for Real Estate | 1 HR CE | Course #34137 Consumers today are looking online for a property they can call home. Therefore, it's imperative for real estate agents to use social media to market their business and listings. While any Realtor can open a social media account, it's not always clear how to use social media as a tool to send the right message, to the right audience and at the right time. In this class, we'll teach Realtors how to effectively market on social media by creating different types of ads.
Stats in a Flash
Stats in a Flash | 1 HR CE | Course#33237 Does the word "statistics" intimidate you? This class will take the fear out of statistics and will have you creating your own Stats in a Flash! We’ll define common terminology, show you where to locate statistics, teach you how to create your own, and demonstrate when to use statistics in your business. If you want to take your marketing to the next level, or if you just need data to support your negotiations, this class is for you!
Surveys at a Glance
Surveys at a Glance| 1 HR CE | Course # 32573 Reviewing a survey can be an intimidating task. What survey types are available and what are differences between them? This class will equip you with the knowledge about key items regarding surveys provide a checklist to use as a tool for listing appointments and contract negotiations.
The Power of Personality
The Power of Personality | 1 HR CE | Course #36230 Every buyer, seller, and Realtor has a different and distinct personality. In this class, we'll walk you through how to determine a person's personality style. You'll discover how to assess different personality types and ultimately learn to communicate with and market to all types of people effectively.
The Ultimate App
The Ultimate App | 1 HR CE | Course#33784 Looking to bring additional value to your customers? Come learn our updated app. Learn to generate Buyer Quick Estimates, run Seller’s Net Sheets, access Rent vs. Buy and Net-to-Sell Calculators, and more . . . from your smartphone, tablet, or desktop!
Title Commitment A to D
Title Commitment A to D | 1 HR CE | Course#34399 A title commitment is the heart of a file. Walk with us through each schedule of this important document to learn what to watch for when you receive the commitment on your next transaction.
Tools for Target Marketing – Updated!
Tools for Target Marketing | 1 HR CE | Course #35060 What exactly is a target market?  How do I calculate agent saturation and turnover rate in an area?  Can I export mailing lists and labels?  What if we told you these tools are actually right at your fingertips? In this class, you'll learn the answers to these questions and more.
What the FIRPTA? – NEW!
What the FIRPTA? | 1 HR CE | CE#35547 How familiar are you with Paragraph 20 (Federal Tax Requirements) of the TREC One to Four Family Contract? Is it clear as mud? Have you heard the acronym FIRPTA but could use more information? This section of the contract is becoming very popular as foreign investors become more and more common. In this class, we'll break down what exactly FIRPTA stands for and what you need to know about it.
Why Buy Greater Austin
Why Buy Greater Austin | 1 HR CE | Course # 33706 Learn about current trends in the housing market and how to use this data to assist customers and their decisions to buy/sell real estate. This presentation provides global, regional, state, and local economic data/analytics.