Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Being an instructor myself for many years I liked to keep them updated on  new marketing ideas as well as how to build a sustainable referral business. I don't see this out there in my world.

Jun 20, 2022 09:49 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Etiquette. In person, in a transaction, online, in communications.

Jun 20, 2022 09:47 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I think it would be great if a required CE class was:

"Running a Business 101",
"Emotional Intelligence for the new & the transactional agent"

and finally - 

"how to recharge in real estate and unplug from the 24/7 myth".

So many agents do not know how to run the business they recently got licensed for, they think it's a job. Also, too many tantrums, burnouts and rude behavior out there.

Jun 20, 2022 09:20 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Federal Income Tax:

         Paying/withholding Federal income taxes quarterly.  Understanding that your Broker won't give you W2 and W4 forms (unless you are salaried).  Receiving and giving Form 1099, and other relevant Tax forms.

 

Insurance:

Having the proper automobile liablity insurance (even if you don't put Buyers in your car, there are situations where your present auto policy might not cover you).

What is Errors & Omissions insurance?  Do I need it?

Jun 20, 2022 09:42 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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Since most of us are Baby Boomers, we have probably 20 years left and a class in PROBATE will be great while we still have a chance to help others and earn a commission too.

Jun 20, 2022 10:42 AM
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

Sales skills - I'm not talking about marketing and advertising (those are important, but different).  I'm talking about how to actually close the sale (i.e. trial closes, closing questions, objections, etc.)  There are not enough classes taught on that.

If you are targeting newer agents - Things I wish I had known (and done) in my first few years

If you are targeting brokers who run an office - recruiting agents and managing agents

 

Jun 20, 2022 10:40 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You have some great suggestions here so far, Tammy Lankford, 

I am not personally looking for classes. I do all my own research and self-teach. I also have attorneys I consult with on matters that could potentially be landmines. 

Jun 20, 2022 10:30 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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A process explaining the stages of the transaction to a buyer or seller that is not normally savvy. Also, how to choose an agent. Communication skills including body language. How far one can go without practicing law. I want to emphasize that whatever is taught, it is presented at 6th grade level and includes Q & A

Jun 20, 2022 11:11 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I can't remember the last time something I wanted to learn about came anywhere close to giving me a CE credit.

Out here, CEs can only come from state approved vendors giving state approved courses.  They aren't covering anything remotely related to what I want to learn.

Jun 20, 2022 10:03 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I like case studies. I think it's good to learn from practical experiences and to see how some situations were handled. Of course it has to be tied into whatever theme or topic you are presenting.  How about  "What Not to Do"?

Also, how about "A Day In the Life of a Real Estate Agent" - to demonstrate some of the unpredictable, unusual challenges we sometimes encounter (that are not covered in Principles and Practices) and how to face them with grace!

Jun 20, 2022 12:28 PM
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Bob Crane
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Showing skills, I wish that buyers agents were trained a bit better and had the skills to lock a door when they leave.

Jun 20, 2022 06:14 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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Forms needed for contracts. Proper terms and wording to be used in contracts for variety of selling situations, Clear explanation of what " All negotiations through lister" means in the MLS,  to name a few.

Jun 20, 2022 04:06 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Thanks for some great ideas guys.

Jun 20, 2022 01:45 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

When I was active, I had a competitive edge selling HUD and VA properties because most of the agents were not familiar with the process at that time. A class on selling foreclosures would still be a good idea. Each state has a process for trustee sales.

Jun 20, 2022 01:35 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

As you know Tammy Lankford, I am retired but I think a class answering this question: As a new agent how do I discover which method of advertising is best for me without spending all my start-up money?

Jun 20, 2022 12:31 PM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

You have some great suggestions Tammy Lankford, I agree with Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker. Whether be a new or a seasoned agent, all Realtors want to know how to generate leads.
I wish there was a class on communication but I don't think it would be helpful at all. Those who lack communications skills would have to change the way they are, a class wouldn't help(IMHO). 

Jun 21, 2022 09:37 AM
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John Meussner
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I've never seen one, but a class on effective communication and how it plays into an ethical sales process would be one I'd love to see.  Lack of communication, poor communication, and confusing communication are major industry challenges.

Jun 21, 2022 08:19 AM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I am not sure.  This question is always asked on the survey after the class but I never have any suggestions.  I like learning about something new, so my only suggestion is that the topic be something new or different in the industry.

Jun 21, 2022 05:09 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Retired, parked and reading. When still active taught a class at the board on legal potpourri. It was well attended.

Jun 21, 2022 04:38 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tammy, I have been waiting for a minerals, oil & gas class when these are conveyed with the property.   Haven't seen one yet.

Jun 21, 2022 06:25 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I think the biggest thing missing is a group healthcare plan.  We should all be included as a class.  It would be great to learn more about our options.

Jun 20, 2022 03:13 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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I am grateful to have so many resources in my area - in person and online - so I can't think of a topic that I haven't seen. Also, being with EXP, we have a phenomenal amount of training on a weekly basis, so even if it's not CE, I can access the information.

A few that I have really liked recently are:

- Best practices in representing buyers on new homes

- Buying a home with a 401k

- Commercial real estate classes. While I don't aspire to be a commercial agent, the more we know, the better referral agents we can be to a trusted commercial agent... and those are often very nice referral fees! My first one was $2,500 just for referring a chiropractor friend who was looking for a new office to lease. That got me hooked on getting more referrals to my go to commercial agent.

Jun 26, 2022 11:37 AM
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Jun 23, 2022 03:03 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

None, I took many, none of them had any practical value. 

Jun 22, 2022 10:27 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Teaching agents how to run a business would be a good one. I realize it doesn't directly impact their clients but so many agents don't know how to run a business. They often don't realize what they're getting themselves into.

Jun 22, 2022 06:33 AM