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


 

 

Dealing with Lien Issues to Prevent Closing Problems
June 14 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE1811) 4 Elective Hours

Lien problems can cause delays in closing and are frustrating and costly to all parties involved.  Late surfacing lien and encumbrance problems are often the cause for delay.  These can be avoided, solved or mitigated by the Agent if some simple homework is done up-front. Come find out how.

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Selling Land Using the Multi-Parcel Auction Method
June 14 | 2pm-4pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE1966) 2 Elective Hours

This course was developed to assist the listing agent who wishes to maximize the sale proceeds for clients seeking to sell real estate tracts without incurring the costs and risks associated with sub-division development.  The course is ideal for commercial land brokers as well as residential brokers who have rural land and farm land listings.

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You Be the Judge And Jury
June 19 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE2240) 4 Elective Hours
Also meets the NAR Code of Ethics requirement

This course focuses on the administrative responsibilities of the Grievance and Professional Standards Committee when reviewing an ethics complaint or arbitration request.  Combined with an update changes to the Code of Ethics and an emphasis on case interpretations, the content will make it easy to apply the Code of Ethics to daily real estate practice.  A special section has been added on handling arbitration requests with a hard look at procuring cause issues.

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Foreclosure & Tax Lien Sales for Investors and Agents
June 20 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2387) 4 Elective Hours

Description: 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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SC Real Estate Law Changes
June 20 | 2pm-4pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2671) 2 Elective Hours

There are multiple changes to South Carolina Real Estate Licensing law (S.1013/Act.170) which affect licensees. This course will give you an overview of the changes- as well as what you need to know prior to 2018 or 2019 license renewal.

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Code of Ethics 2.5 
June 21 | 2:00pm-4:30pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE2675) 2 Elective Hours
Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement

This class is designed to meet the 2.5 hour mandatory ethics training requirement of the National Association of REALTORS®…in addition it has been approved by the SCREC  for 2 hours of elective continuing education credit
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Code of Ethics 2.5 
Jun 27 | 2:00pm-4:30pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE2675) 2 Elective Hours
Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement

This class is designed to meet the 2.5 hour mandatory ethics training requirement of the National Association of REALTORS®…in addition it has been approved by the SCREC  for 2 hours of elective continuing education credit
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Do’s & Don’ts of Property Management
June 28 | 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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Choose Your Path
July 31  | 9am-1pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE1306) 4 Elective Hours
Also meets the NAR Code of Ethics requirement

Determining the “right” way is not always so easy.  This course will challenge you with common dilemmas that face agents in today’s competitive market and help you make the correct decision on what action to take.

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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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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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Choose Your Path
October 10 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE1306) 4 Elective Hours
Also meets the NAR Code of Ethics requirement

Determining the “right” way is not always so easy.  This course will challenge you with common dilemmas that face agents in today’s competitive market and help you make the correct decision on what action to take.

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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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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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