Elective Courses

2022 Elective Continuing Education Courses

Course Costs:
2022 Gold Card Holders – Free
2-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $35 | Non-members $55
3-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $50 | Non-members $70
4-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $60 | Non-members $80
6-hour CE Courses: Realtor members $75 | Non-members $95
CE courses count towards LLR license renewal or CTAR requirements


Coastal Lifestyle for Clean Water
May 19 | 10am-12pm | Instructor: Abi Locatis Prochaska, ACE Basin NERR and SC DNR
(CEE3274) 2 hours of elective credit

Clean water and healthy salt marshes support our coastal lifestyle. Attendees will learn to use online tools to investigate water quality in communities. The course provides a trove of resources and tips to provide to clients about protecting clean water and staying safe and healthy while living the coastal lifestyle.

Member $20 | Non-Member $40 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Land Water Connection
May 19 | 1pm-3pm | Instructor: Amy Scaroni & Kim Morganello
(CEE3272) 2 hours of elective credit

This course will review what actions homeowners can take to protect water quality and reduce the risk of flooding on their property. Attendees will learn about landscaping for water quality, such as rain gardens and rainwater harvesting and case studies of desirable neighborhoods that incorporated these techniques and increased property values. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the land water connection, equipped with resources to share with your clients.

Member $20 | Non-Member $40 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Calling the Coast Home: Living with Water
May 24 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Emmi Palenbaum
(CEE3273) 2 hours of elective credit

Attendees will learn about the coastal ecosystem and the services it provides. Coastal South Carolina residents experience different effects from flooding as individuals and as a community. Key resources will be available to share with potential clients and examined during the course. These resources include FEMA flood zones & maps, the Community Rating System, and emergency preparedness.

Price: Member $20 | Non-Member $40 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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The Code of Ethics: our Promise of Professionalism
May 25 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: Mike Gobin
(CEE3011) 4 hours of elective credit

Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement for cycle 7 (1/1/22 – 12/31/24)

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 licensee’s performance and professionalism in all real estate communications and transactions.

CTAR Member $60 | Non-Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Repairs (Line-by-Line)
May 26 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE3237) 2 hours of elective credit

This course is just in time for the contract change on June 13th. It explains Due Diligence, what must happen during the Due Diligence Period, terminating the contract, selling “as is”, Repair Requests, and back up contracts. 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 dealing with contingencies under Due Diligence.

CTAR Member $35 | Non-Member $55 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Contracts (Line by Line)
May 26 | 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. It is updated just in time for the change on June 13th. It explains Due Diligence, what must happen during the Due Diligence Period, terminating the contract, selling “as is”, Repair Requests, and back up contracts. 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 $60 | Non-Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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BIC Duties and Responsibilities
June 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 $60 | Non-Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Safeguard Your Clients’ Data & Property
June 2 | 1pm-3pm | Instructor: Lora Able
(CEE2809) 2 hours of elective credit

This 2-hour elective CE course provides licensees with practical steps for safeguarding clients’ data and property.

Price: Member $35 | Non-Member $55 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Tidelands, Water & Beach: Regulations and Rebuilding
June 2 | 10am – 12pm | Instructor: Barbara Neale
(CEE3275) 2 hours of elective credit

This course is taught by a DHEC instructor who will provide familiarity with the regulatory agencies responsible for coastal resources and a basic knowledge of the responsibilities of Real Estate Licensees dealing with coastal properties. Participants will be able to recognize the benefits and functions of coastal resources that provide the basis for regulatory protection.

Price: Member $20 | Non-Member $40 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Land Brokerage Basics for Residential Agents
June 8 | 10am-1pm | Instructor: Wayne Wiggens
(CEE3526) 3 hours of elective

During this three-hour elective, aspiring land professionals will explore the basics of land brokerage, including the various types of land; the land brokerage process; market value; and issues such as property rights/restrictions; and environmental/regulatory issues.

Price: Member $50 | Non-Member $70 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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IRC1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges & Capital Gains Deferment Strategies
June 8 | 1pm-5pm | Instructor: Mike Harper
(CEE2493) 4 hours of elective credit

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 $60 | Non Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Foreclosure & Tax Lien Sales for Investors & Agents
June 9 | 10am-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 $60 | Non Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Multiple Offers Q & A
June 16 | 2pm-6pm| Instructor: Carol Simpson
(CEE2527) 4 hours of Elective credit

There is no other issue in real estate that adds more frustration to negotiations that being in a multiple offer situation. When communication breaks down, each party may begin to jump to conclusions that innuendoes begin to fly. This class is a review of multiple offer situations and involves the determination of “best practices” when involved in a multiple offer situation.

CTAR Member $60 | Non-Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Ethics is a Code – LIVE at CTAR
June 21 | 9am-1pm | Instructor: David Jaffee
(CEE3000) 4 hours of Elective credit
Also meets the NAR 2.5 hour Ethics renewal requirement for cycle 7 (1/1/2022 – 12/31/2024)

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 $60 | Non Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Red Flags
August 10 | 10am-1pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE3718) 3 hours of elective credit

A house is usually the most important purchase in anyone’s life and new homeowners who discover significant problems after they move in often blame the seller and the sales associate. Real Estate agents have always been responsible for faithfully representing the condition of the property without concealing any known defects. This course pays attention to red flags that can help an agent help their buyer navigate through their concerns about possible concerns with the home’s basic elements of a house. It is intended to be a tool for nonexperts who need a guide to detect red flags in a residential home.

Price: Member $50 | Non-Member $70 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Real Estate Negotiation Techniques & Strategies
August 24 | 1pm-5pm | 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 $60 | Non-Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Safeguard Your Clients’ Data & Property
August 25 | 3pm-5pm | Instructor: Lora Able
(CEE2809) 2 hours of elective credit

This 2-hour elective CE course provides licensees with practical steps for safeguarding clients’ data and property.

Price: Member $35 | Non-Member $55 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Dealing with Lien Issues to Prevent Closing Problems
August 25 | 10am-2pm | 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 $60 | Non-Member $80 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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The New and the Unusual: Mini Houses
October 5 |10am-1pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE3158) 3 hours of Elective credit

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 $50 | Non-Member $70 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Haunted Houses, Death and the Emotional Truth: Stigmatized Properties
October 5 | 2pm-5pm | Instructor: Kim Matthews
(CEE2940) 3 hours of Elective credit

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 $50 | Non-Member $70 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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Safeguard Your Clients’ Data & Property
November 3 | 3pm-5pm | Instructor: Lora Able
(CEE2809) 2 hours of elective credit

This 2-hour elective CE course provides licensees with practical steps for safeguarding clients’ data and property.

Price: Member $35 | Non-Member $55 | Free with 2022 Gold Card

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