Potential Buyers

Tips for Home Buyers

Purchasing a home is a very exciting experience and one that will command difficult decisions. 
Here are a few tips to help guide you through the purchase process:
a. describe to your real estate agent features around
    your ideal home:  
- Ranch/ two- story/with or without basement
- preferred school district/ area of town
- price point
- # of bedrooms/baths
- sub-division and HOA preferences
- features that are most important to you
- Single -family attached/detached
- Duplex/Triplex/Quadraplex
b. let's discuss your potential loan product:
- Are you interested in a renovation loan?
- Are you interested in receiving down-payment assistance?
- have you secured a home loan?
- Are you a veteran hoping to use a va loan?
- Do you have a pre-approval letter?
    

owners, managers & money

Property Management works best when good relationships are formed. When the right property owners partner with the right property managers.

However, owners and managers have different objectives and they often think differently.

This training will help property managers better understand various perspectives of investors and owners. On the other hand, owners get to better understand managers’ positions.

Other things you will learn:

  1. How to properly form and dissolve relationships

  2. Details on major components of property financial reports

  3. How to determine the financial fitness of properties

  4. How to correctly post unconventional and conventional debits and credits

  5. The major components of management and owner agreements

  6. How to reduce expenses and keep your property financially fit and income flowing

 

And so much more!!!

 

This class is eligible for three continuing education credits at select training sessions; See registration details for your desired training date and location.

profitable powerhouse leasing

 
There is more to leasing than meets the eye!  
 
 
Here, you will receive great marketing tips so that your
 
properties are not vacant for long!
 
 
You will also receive in-depth guidance on how to properly
 
manage conventional and subsidized properties. 
 
 
Learn how to capture income from various sources,
minimize vacancy losses and discover places within
 
your active files where you may be overlooking income.
 
 
There is a special segment which focuses on step by step
guidance on creating and maintaining relationships with the
 
housing authority and veteran housing programs.
 
 
 
 
This class will blow you away! 

 

This class is eligible for three continuing education credits at select training sessions; See registration details for your desired training date and location.

maintenance done right

A little bit of paint and grass cutting is all it takes to manage the maintenance aspect of a property, right??  Wrong!!!!
Does your company and owners pay for handyman trip charges for maintenance calls that could have been easily resolved had basic troubleshooting steps been taken? 
Every team member in a property management firm should have a basic understanding of equipment and appliances, turnkey management, maintenance lingo, vendor management and the administrative side of maintenance management... all in the name of saving money and becoming more of an asset to your owner client.
 
After taking this class your maintenance will be done right!

Please note...The above link will take you to a calendar; only one training date is displayed. You will need to click on the calendar link to see all training dates and locations.

 

This class is eligible for three continuing education credits at select training sessions; See registration details for your desired training date and location.

evictions made easy

Preparing for court can be a daunting task when you don’t know what to do. This class teaches you when, why and how to how to properly file dispossessory paperwork, prepare for court and increase your likelihood of winning the case.
 
Did you know that you cannot evict residents for disruptive behavior if there is a person involved who is a victim of domestic abuse?
 
Take this training so that you don’t wrongfully evict!!

Please note...The above link will take you to a calendar; only one training date is displayed. You will need to click on the calendar link to see all training dates and locations.

This class is eligible for three continuing education credits at select training sessions; See registration details for your desired training date and location.

Various Agent income Sources

 

The Nitty Gritty of Various Agent Income Sources can help Agents and Brokers identify where they  could be leaving money on the table!

 

Purchase and sale income is awesome, but what happens if the deal falls apart?

 

What happens if there aren’t any closings for a couple of months? 

 

This is the reality for many licensees.

 

The truth of the matter is real estate licenses gives  access to income opportunities beyond purchase and sales!

This class is eligible for three continuing education credits at select training sessions; See registration details for your desired training date and location.

The nitty gritty of insurance

 

Licensees want to provide excellent services just as much as they are expected to provide excellent services.

 

Part of offering stellar services means that Agents must be well -informed.  Licensees should be knowledgeable on every aspect of purchase and sales transactions. In addition, licensees should understand the basics around other critical decisions clients face that are related to the transaction but may not be a licensee’s duty.

This curriculum is not intended for Agents to take on the role of an Insurance Agent rather to understand the roles Insurance Agents play in the transaction, so clients are guided appropriately.

After completion of this course, Agents will be able to help clients to compose quality questions around their transaction when considering an Insurance provider. Agents will also be able to better analyze transactions and offer an array of options for clients to consider.

BECOMING A LANDLORD

BY CHOICE OR BY DEFAULT

 

Employers such as the armed forces and postal carriers require most of its employees to relocate more frequently than most organizations mandate.

This requirement can quickly create financial hardships when the economic burdens of an existing mortgage cross with the economic responsibility of securing new housing at the next job location.

Far too often, a common mistake is made: People assume their homes will sell when relocation orders are received.

 

Unfortunately, homes don’t always sell when it’s “convenient”.  This is how “Landlord by Default” situations are created.  It forces homeowners to rent their homes to help cover debt services.

 

The reality is, most people are uninformed and unprepared to take on Landlord responsibilities under these circumstances which can lead to slum lording and foreclosure.

This class is a customized tool for organizations to offer its employees in the interest of financial wellness and foreclosure prevention.  

It is also the perfect tool for those interested in becoming homeowners or “Landlords by Choice”; However, this curriculum helps them to be better informed before doing so.  

 

By attending this class, participants will also gain insight on which is the right move- purchasing or renting. How to purchase the right property and how to prepare and maintain properties for the rental market – if necessary.

More importantly, attendees will learn the expectations of other stakeholders: Tenants and Property Managers.

It is encouraged that participants also attend “The Nitty Gritty of Property Management Series”.

 

*Personnel and family members are encouraged to attend.

The nitty gritty of lending

 

Clients often ask general questions of Real Estate Agents about different loan products.   Part of offering stellar services means that Agents must be well -informed. 

 

Licensees should be knowledgeable on every aspect of purchase and sales transactions. In addition, licensees should understand the basics around other critical decisions clients face that are related to the transaction but may not be a licensee’s duty.

This curriculum is not intended for Agents to take on the role of a Lender rather to understand the different types of loans and how they may affect the transaction, so clients are guided appropriately. 

After completion of this course, Agents will be able to help clients to compose quality questions around their transaction when considering a Lender.

 

Agents will also be able to better analyze client’s goals for an upcoming transaction and lender providers for clients to consider.

property management law

 

Property Managers assume an enormous amount of liability when taking on management responsibilities. The onus is on managers to give accurate guidance to owner clients and tenants.

The real estate marketplace can only perform at its best when the professionals who operate in it are informed and well-intentioned.

This class is for property managers and investors who want to make sure they get it right! Getting a legal perspective on today’s hot topics is the best thing a manager can do to avoid a potential legal mess later!

Did you know that Hoarders is a new protected class? Attend this class to learn so much more!

This curriculum is not intended for Property Managers to take on the role of an Attorney rather to understand what adjustments in his current practices and documents are necessary and how to better guide clients.

After completion of this course, Property Managers will be able to analyze their business practices, identify needed adjustments, implement better processes and improve upon services they offer and perhaps avoid a legal breach.      

transaction law

 

Licensees work together to get to the closing table!

 

However, it's a mystery for some Agents as to  “What takes place to make the closing happen?

The answer to the mystery lies with closing attorneys as they work closely with several groups of professionals to get deals to the closing table.

Sometimes closings go smoothly and sometimes there are bumps in the road.

It is the responsibility of Agents to be able to provide their clients with an overview of what goes on after contracts are bound and through closing.

This class was written so that Licensees can understand better the closing process and provide better services to clients.       

After completing this course, Agents will be able to identify the roles of each party involved with typical closings.

Agents will be able to provide general insight on the closing process to clients so that they are more comfortable with such a significant transaction.

the road to home ownership

 

There are many organizations whose mission, in part, is to educate its participants on the topic of home ownership.

 

In a group session, organizations can bring its customers together to receive detailed guidance that will inform and empower them as they consider embarking on the journey of home ownership.   

This workshop provides details around the entire process – from preparation and understanding credit to choosing the right loan to understanding factors in choosing the right home.  

 

Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how the process works and how to set and achieve goals that end in home ownership.

This is  a unique opportunity for attendees, as the instructor provides insight from the perspective of an investor, property manager and real estate agent. 

being rent ready

There are many organizations whose mission is to support the affordable housing charge by assisting its customers find properties to rent.

 

The participants of those organizations expect to receive guidance that will support them in successful completion of the program and beyond.  

This workshop was created to help organizations increase the number of approvals its participants receive when applying for housing.

 

It will give valuable information needed before and during participant’s rental application process. Armed with this information, participants can save time and money. In turn, they could be housed sooner.

 

More importantly, participants will be more desirable rental candidates in person and on paper.

This is a unique opportunity, as the instructor provides insight from the perspective of an investor, property manager and real estate agent. 

*There is a similar version of this workshop “The Rent Ready Soldier” for active duty service members.