Walter teaches the following courses which are approved for continuing education credit by the Maine Real Estate Commission… All courses are not always scheduled. For complete information or to register for any of these courses, visit the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate Website or call 856-1712.
If you are a designated broker and interested in having a continuing education course taught for your company, let us know!
Getting Licensees and Appraisers in the Same Boat
Are you assisting sellers and buyers in pricing residential property only to have the appraisal come in low? If so, this is the course for you. This course goes over the restrictions placed on appraisers and the methods the appraiser uses in determining value. The closer the real estate licensee is to using the appraiser methodology, the more the likelihood the property will appraise after it is under contract. The class will discuss amounts to use for adjustments, which properties to use for comparables, presenting the CMA to your buyer and seller client, and much more.
What Should I Do In This Situation?
Case studies and discussion points are used to determine how selected situations should be handled by real estate licensees. The case studies and discussion points are discussed including with how they apply to Maine License Law and Rules as well as various other laws that real estate licensees are required to follow. Come and enter into the discussion and voice you opinions. This course is approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for 3 clock hours of continuing education.
Working With Buyers–What Have We Agreed To?
During this 3 hour course we will identify issues and misunderstandings regarding buyer representation, including representing buyers as an appointed agent and as a disclosed dual agent. Benefits of this course include: learning how to manage the relationship; creating smoother transactions; understanding your role and managing the expectations of consumers; avoiding complaints, civil suits and E&O issues; and creating raving fans/repeat business/referrals. This course is approved for 3 credit hours by the Maine Real Estate Commission.
Transaction Brokerage–Is It For You?
Why transaction brokerage? How should a licensee act as a transaction broker? What is the difference between transaction brokerage and traditional brokerage? This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Maine Real Estate Commission.
Do You Need To Take An Aspirin When You Write Offers?
Writing offers in the best interest of your buyer, or seller client can be a daunting task. Licensees need to properly advise their clients about proper offer writing, but not cross over the line to the unauthorized practicing of law. During this course we will discuss various clauses in an offer, and how the licensee is able to advise the client without crossing that line. This course is approved by the Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate Commissions for 3 clock hours of continuing education.
What Is This Property Disclosure Thing All About?
Property disclosures are an important and integral part of the real estate business. Understanding what is expected and how to obtain these disclosures is of utmost importance. Attend this course for a lively discussion on property disclosures and what may happen if property disclosures are not handled properly. This course is approved for 3 clock hours of continuing education by the Maine Real Estate Commission.