Elective Courses

2018 Elective Continuing Education Courses

Course Costs:
2018 Gold Card Holders – Free
2-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $30 | Non-members $45
4-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $55 | Non-members $70
6-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $70 | Non-members $90
CE courses count towards LLR license renewal or CTAR requirements


 

Fair Housing Challenges in Today’s Rental Market
August 21 | 9pm – 4pm | Instructor: Judy Wolk
(CEE2021) 6 Elective Hours

The course will provide an overview of the Federal Fair Housing Act and its impact on rental housing providers.  Particular attention will be paid to the applicability of fair housing law to persons with disabilities and how to identify and handle requests for accommodations, including assistance animals. Discussion will also include HUD’s new criminal background guidelines. Understanding the often confusing “do’s and don’ts” of the Act is critical to avoiding infractions that can lead to unpleasant results and/or litigation.

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Real Estate Finance Today
September 13 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE2322) 4 Elective Hours

This course provides real estate professionals with the basics of residential real estate financing, including important current trends in mortgage lending and types of loan products. It also provides an update on new affordable loan products, types of government loans, and special programs for the self-employed or borrowers with adverse credit. It stresses the importance of dealing with knowledgeable mortgage lenders who have access to the latest information on the availability of special programs to meet the needs of individual clients.

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SC Real Estate Law Changes
October 3 | 2pm – 4pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2671) 2 Elective hours

A revision of the South Carolina Real Estate Licensing law (S.1013/Act.170) was signed into law on May 23, 2016. The new license law took effect on January 1st, 2017. There are multiple changes which affect licensees. This course will give you an overview of the changes and what you as a licensee need to know to be in compliance.

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Mortgage Mysteries
October 10 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE2514) 4 Elective Hours

This course is designed to provide agents with insight to what goes on behind the scenes in the mortgage process. Agents will learn how to avoid delays in closings, help create a smoother process from contract to closing and eliminate surprises for their buyers. There is emphasis on legal requirements that affect the process.

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Ethics Is A Code
October 10, 2018 | 2p-6p | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE3000) 4 Elective Hours
Also meets the NAR Code of Ethics requirement

This course clarifies the differences between requirements in the S.C. Code of Laws / Real Estate Practice Act and those of a Code of Ethics from a professional organization such as the National Association of REALTORS. Four case studies highlight the course.

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1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges & Capital Gains Deferment Strategies
October 11| 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2493) 4 Elective hours

Many investors and owners, of non-personal use Real Estate can benefit by postponing/deferring Capital Gains Taxes on sales if they are willing to consider either owner financing or replacing the property sold with other property. These people need help and guidance in making good decisions and understanding the complicated landscape surrounding investment sales, Capital Gains Taxes and options for tax deferment. With the increase in Capital Gains Tax rates in 2013 and potential for future increases or abolition of favorable tax treatment for investments, the volume of these types of deferment has tremendous growth potential. IRC 1031 exchanges are getting increased public interest, yet both the process and the applicability are extremely complicated and fraught with caveats for the unsuspecting seller.

This course will provide an understanding of all of the above and will prepare licensees to help sellers identify options and point them to competent professionals (CPA, Attorney and/or Qualified Intermediary).

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform) 2017
October 11 | 2pm – 4pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2908) 2 Elective hours

This course was developed to assist real estate professionals in understanding for themselves (and their clients) the implications of the recent tax reform legislation- How it applies to Home Ownership tax incentives, and to changes in taxation of “pass-through” entities.  The instructor is an Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker-in-Charge who worked for 33 years in the internal Revenue Service, and has a background in Tax Policy prior to becoming a Real Estate Broker.  The course is an ideal overview for those who would like more in-depth analysis of the new tax law and its effect on Real Estate Professionals.

The course covers a number of specific examples of how the final computations might look for various taxpayers.

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Do’s & Don’ts of Property Management
October 25 | 9am-4pm | Instructor: Judy Wolk
(CEE2806) 6 Elective Hours

This course provides licensees with knowledge of trust fund & compliance issues, bookkeeping requirements, handling of funds –along with an understanding of duties and obligations under 2017 license law and the SC Residential Landlord Tenant Act.

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Real Estate Negotiation Techniques & Strategies
November 8 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2607) 4 Elective hours

The modern real estate professional needs a toolbox full of non-traditional skills to thrive in a changing real estate landscape, and developing specialized skills is one option to consider. This course explores strategies that improve outcomes for all parties, resulting in smoother transactions and enhanced satisfaction from clients and customers.

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform) 2017
November 8 | 2pm – 4pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2908) 2 Elective hours

This course was developed to assist real estate professionals in understanding for themselves (and their clients) the implications of the recent tax reform legislation- How it applies to Home Ownership tax incentives, and to changes in taxation of “pass-through” entities.  The instructor is an Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker-in-Charge who worked for 33 years in the internal Revenue Service, and has a background in Tax Policy prior to becoming a Real Estate Broker.  The course is an ideal overview for those who would like more in-depth analysis of the new tax law and its effect on Real Estate Professionals.

The course covers a number of specific examples of how the final computations might look for various taxpayers.

 

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Ethical Decision Making – Your Choice <It’s Legal, but Is It Right?>
November 15 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Tom Daniel
(CEE2070) 4 Elective Hours
Also meets the NAR Code of Ethics requirement

While it may be difficult to find stable footing amidst the chaos of change, real estate professionals can choose to engage in responsible and morally desirable behavior, they can help people in need, and they can choose to do the right thing. This course points us in that direction through an interactive case study approach to solving dilemmas when the law says you can, but you wonder if you should.

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Foreclosure & Tax Lien Sales for Investors & Agents
November 20 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2387) 4 Elective hours

This course was developed to assist real estate professionals understand and be able to assist clients who wish to explore purchasing real estate at foreclosure Auctions and/or clients who wish to invest in Real Estate Tax Lien Auctions under South Carolina Statutes. The course is ideal for residential or commercial licensees who have had inquiries from clients, but have been unsure as to how to help.

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Title Insurance for RE Professionals
December 6 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Judy Wolk
(CEE2494) 4 Elective Hours

This course is designed for real estate agents, brokers, and lenders.  It gives an understanding of the title insurance industry and how title insurance can be used to protect the interests of clients and customers.  It is intended to allow a professional to correctly read and interpret both a residential title insurance commitment and a title policy.

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Real Estate Ethics
December 12 | 1pm-5pm | Instructor: Tom Daniel
(CEE2208) 4 Elective Hours
Also meets the NAR Code of Ethics requirement

This course explores the ethical issues surrounding real estate transactions, and although the focus will be the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, the discussion leaders will bring real-live experiences into discussion through actual case studies.

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