Details for our 2014 cruisers …
At-sea course descriptions:
CIPS required class – Global Real Estate: Local Markets
As the first CIPS course, Global Real Estate for Local Markets introduces participants to the unique dimensions of international practice. The goal of this course is to make students aware of how the global economy impacts their local real estate markets and prepare them to serve foreign clients and customers. In addition to being the required prerequisite for the CIPS designation, this course also comes with ABR and CRS elective credits.
Acquiring Properties in Mexico and the Caribbean
Many Texas consumers are now considering purchasing property in Mexico or one of the Caribbean countries as a second or retirement home. The low cost of living, lifestyle, proximity to the United States, and available and affordable healthcare are primary reasons. This course will introduce the licensee to the basics of purchasing properties in Mexico and Caribbean. And provide an introduction to the licensee looking to tap into this market.
REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR) Basics
This course provides the real estate licensee with real estate market research and valuation tools that consumers can access online and the pros and cons of automated valuation models. The course covers how Realtors Property Resource™ tools help real estate buyers and sellers make informed decisions, as well as how REALTORS® can combine their specific expertise in RPR tools to benefit clients and customers before, during, and after the real estate transaction. The factor that distinguishes RPR from other real estate websites is integration of localized MLS active and off-market data. RPR gives REALTORS® the tools to help their clients and customers make informed real estate decisions-even in challenging markets.
Advanced REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR)
This course provides the real estate licensee with real estate market research and valuation tools that consumers can access online and the pros and cons of automated valuation models. The course covers how Realtors Property Resource™ tools help real estate buyers and sellers make informed decisions, as well learn the pros and cons of automated valuation models (AVM); how they obtain and calculate data.
Upon completion of this Texas real estate MCE course, the student will be able to recognize and apply the Canons of Ethics, name the five canons, explain the complexity of agency relationships, illustrate what constitutes proper identification in advertising, apply fair housing laws and demonstrate knowledge of how to respond to the presentation of multiple offers. This course counts for 3 hours of legal credit toward Texas Real Estate License MCE renewal as well as the ethics requirement towards an NAR membership renewal.
CIPS – The Americas and International Real Estate
This course was developed by the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) program specifically for those real estate practitioners that are interested in focusing on ownership and transaction principles of international real estate. Practical information for professionals who work with Caribbean, North, Central, and South American investors. Historical and cultural influences, regional relationship, and investment opportunities are covered along with a special focus on Mexico.
TREC Legal Update – 3 hour Legal credit
Upon completion of this Texas real estate MCE course, the student will be able to recall changes in the Real Estate License Act , recognize other legislative changes, such as those affecting foreclosure procedure, explain changes in the Texas Timeshare Act, discuss the Line of Credit Draw Procedure, list finance code changes, defend new solicitation rules, identify common mistakes made in completing contractual forms and distinguish between former and revised contractual forms. This course counts for 3 hours of legal credit towards Texas Real Estate License MCE renewal.
Leveraging Technology in a Multi-cultural Global Market
The course will focus on connecting with the International buyer and how the licensee can reach them on a realistic budget using current technology applications, resources, and platforms. The licensee will learn to maximize their marketing budget to facilitate expansion into the global real estate market. The course also provides the real estate professional with additional resources to reach and serve foreign clients on U.S. soil properties.
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