Elective Courses

2020 Elective Continuing Education Courses

Course Costs:
2020 Gold Card Holders – Free
2-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $30 | Non-members $45
3-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $45 | Non-members $60
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


Haunted Houses, Death and the Emotional Truth: Stigmatized Properties
June 9 | 10am – 1pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
Canceled

Let’s have some fun while learning about stigmatized properties. What are they and how do we sell them? When is the last time you sold a haunted house? This class explores the homes that have a past that only some get excited about and others shy away from. Do you dare to share your ghost story with us?

CTAR Member $45 | Non Member $60 | Gold Card FREE

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The New and the Unusual: Mini Houses
June 9 | 2pm – 5pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
Canceled

Mini houses have become the newest trend in real estate throughout the US. Learn about what actually qualifies as a mini house. Can you sell one? How do you finance one? Finish up the class by looking at a few unusual mini houses that are also hitting the hearts of the mini home believers

CTAR Member $45 | Non Member $60 | Gold Card FREE

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Introduction to Investment Properties
June 11 | 9am – 6pm | Instructor Ronnie Phillips
Canceled

In this highly instructive step-by-step course, residential agents will discover: How to comprehend the dynamic forces that influence real estate asset values and cyclical movements of real estate markets. Especially, how to analyze key investment ratios that quickly determine the full financial potential of any residential income producing property:

* How to analyze, acquire, hold, or divest an investment property at the correct phase of the real estate market cycle.
* How to apply the Absolute Laws of Leverage to position a property for positive leverage and maximum cash flow production.

Complete taxation impact of the investment property is determined upon sale of property. Instructor Ronnie Lee Phillips outlines an optimal strategy for reaching intelligent, informed, and profitable real estate investment decisions, regardless of the current phase of the real estate market cycle.

CTAR Member $85 | Non Member $110 | Gold Card FREE

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Landlords, Tenants & Fair Housing
June 16 | 2pm – 6pm | Instructor: Judy Wolk
Canceled

This four-hour course will examine many of the issues which face agents and homeowners who are involved with rental properties. Compliance with HUD guidelines can be very tricky. Can you evict a criminal? Must you accept any animal as an assistance animal? Can you discriminate against certain groups of immigrants? We will review the status of protected classes and discuss ways to handle various sticky situations which could result in complaints and fines filed against you and/or the homeowner. Fair Housing is never a stagnant topic and its nuances continue to evolve, particularly with focus on “disparate impact”. Remember, it is not always the “intent” of what you do, it is the “effect” of your action

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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IRC1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges & Capital Gains Deferment Strategies
June 17 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper

Canceled

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).

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Selling Land Using the Multi-Parcel Auction Method
June 17 | 2pm-4pm | Instructor Mike Harper
Canceled

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. Your instructor is really a pro at this!

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45 | Gold Card FREE

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Nuances of New Construction
August 12 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE2506) 4 elective hours

Selling a new construction house can be different than selling a re-sale. Whether it is an existing speculatively built home, a “2B Built”, or a custom home, there are things every agent needs to consider in order to properly protect the consumer.  This course explores some of these differences in detail and involves a lot of class discussion.

Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Ethics is a Code
August 12 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE3000) 4 hours of elective credit
Meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement for 1/1/19 – 12/31/21

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.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Foreclosure & Tax Lien Sales for Investors & Agents
August 25 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2387) 4 hours of Elective credit

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.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Buying and Selling Real Estate at Auction
August 25 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE1741) 4 hours of elective credit

This Course is designed for the RE Professional who needs to be knowledgeable about the Auction Method of selling property. It includes information useful to the agent in explaining to his or her client why the Auction Method may be beneficial to them as a seller

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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BIC Duties and Responsibilities
August 26 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2679) 4 hours of elective credit

This is the four hour mandatory continuing education course BICs are required to take under new license law (starting with 2018 renewals). The course covers the Broker-In-Charge duties and responsibilities, where this is stated in current license law and possible penalties for non-compliance to the law..

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Real Estate Negotiation Techniques & Strategies
August 26 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2607) 4 hours of Elective credit

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.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Mortgage Mysteries
September 16 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEC2514) 4 hours of Elective credit

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.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Repairs (Line-by-Line)
September 24 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3237) 2 hours of elective credit

This course is a line-by-line explanation of Repair Procedure, Due Diligence, selling “as is”, and Repair Requests (Form 525).  You will learn what inspections to do before the contract is signed; how the disclosure statement fits into the process; and why the home inspection may just be the beginning.   You will also get tips for which repairs to request and negotiating repair

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45 | Gold Card FREE

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Contracts (Line by Line)
September 24 | 1pm – 5pm| Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3063) 4 hours of Elective credit

This course is a line-by-line explanation of every paragraph of the SCAR Contract Form 310.  One-fourth of the time is allocated to Paragraph 8 (Repair Procedure) and Form 525 (Repair Requests).  Because the class is taught by a lawyer, you will receive tips beyond “ask an attorney” and will actually have the opportunity to ask an attorney.  While not reviewed in detail, you will learn how 14 other forms relate to the Contract.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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The Code of Ethics: our Promise of Professionalism
September 29 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE3011) 4 hours of elective credit
Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement (1/1/19 – 12/31/21)

This course will provide detailed information on the NAR Code of Ethics Structure and purpose as well as the pathways to professionalism program. It is intended to enhance the licensees performance and professionalism in all real estate communications and transactions.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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BIC Duties and Responsibilities
October 1 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE2679) 4 hours of elective credit

This is the four hour mandatory continuing education course BICs are required to take under new license law (starting with 2018 renewals). The course covers the Broker-In-Charge duties and responsibilities, where this is stated in current license law and possible penalties for non-compliance to the law..

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Dealing with Lien Issues to Prevent Closing Problems
October 10 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE1811) 4 hours of Elective credit

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.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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The Code of Ethics: our Promise of Professionalism
November 17 | 2pm-6pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE3011) 4 hours of elective credit
Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement (1/1/19 – 12/31/21)

This course will provide detailed information on the NAR Code of Ethics Structure and purpose as well as the pathways to professionalism program. It is intended to enhance the licensees performance and professionalism in all real estate communications and transactions.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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Repairs (Line-by-Line)
December 3 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3237) 2 hours of elective credit

This course is a line-by-line explanation of Repair Procedure, Due Diligence, selling “as is”, and Repair Requests (Form 525).  You will learn what inspections to do before the contract is signed; how the disclosure statement fits into the process; and why the home inspection may just be the beginning.   You will also get tips for which repairs to request and negotiating repairs

CTAR Member $30 | Non Member $45 | Gold Card FREE

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Contracts (Line by Line)
December 3 | 1pm – 5pm| Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3063) 4 hours of Elective credit

This course is a line-by-line explanation of every paragraph of the SCAR Contract Form 310.  One-fourth of the time is allocated to Paragraph 8 (Repair Procedure) and Form 525 (Repair Requests).  Because the class is taught by a lawyer, you will receive tips beyond “ask an attorney” and will actually have the opportunity to ask an attorney.  While not reviewed in detail, you will learn how 14 other forms relate to the Contract.

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

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BIC Duties and Responsibilities
December 15 | 9am – 1pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE2679) 4 hours of elective credit

This is the four hour mandatory continuing education course BICs are required to take under new license law (starting with 2018 renewals). The course covers the Broker-In-Charge duties and responsibilities, where this is stated in current license law and possible penalties for non-compliance to the law..

CTAR Member $55 | Non Member $70 | Gold Card FREE

Click Here to register


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