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The Good, Bad, and Ugly: Title and Closing Issues

 | 01:00 hour(s)
 | #45343
Description: Keep your contract together by learning the 5 biggest issues during title and closing. We will discuss contract blow ups, commitment nightmares, tax terrors, survey claims, and closing killers. Please make a note on there also that this course qualifies as one hour of Contracts towards the required three hours.
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Legal Update I

 | 04:00 hour(s)
 | #42039
Hosted by TNT | Offered by Title Resources Guarenty Company, TREC CE Provider #245 Covers TREC statutes and rules updates; property management; buyers, landlords, tenants, & sellers; contracts and forms; and the unauthorized practice of law. Provider #:0245
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Legal Update II

 | 04:00 hour(s)
 | #42040
Hosted by TNT | Offered by Title Resources Guarenty Company, TREC CE Provider #245 Covers ethics requirements, Fair Housing laws, agency laws, Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), tax laws, and other hot topics including HOAs and the CFPB. Provider #:0245
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Advanced Instagram

 | 01:00 hour(s)
Stories, algorithms, hashtags, are terms common to Instagram. If you are already using Instagram for your real estate business and want to take your skills to the next level - this class is for you! Instagram demographics align with demographics of buyers and seller in real estate which means you need to promote your business accordingly. Learn the major differences between stories and regular posts and how to maximize stories for more views. Uncover the key strategies for using hashtags and how to zero in on the most lucrative hashtags for your business. Hashtags are the fastest way to grow your following and get exposure for your real estate listings, open houses, and brand your real estate business. We will cover the best apps for creating posts/fonts, photo editing, editing video, and automatic grammar/spelling check. Instagram hacks abound and provide efficiencies to change your entire Instagram experience. Tune in for a jam-packed two hours of advanced techniques to boost your entire Instagram game and create new customers.
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Farm and Ranch 101 - Updated Contracts and Best Practices

 | 01:00 hour(s)
 | #41551
This course will go over the differences between Residential, Farm and Ranch, and Improved Property Contracts and when it is appropriate to use each one. We will also go over how to determine and advise clients on Agricultural properties. Other topics covered will be how to safely show rural properties, how to provide the best resources for clients looking at farm and ranch properties and the best tools.
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Flawless Listing Presentations

 | 01:00 hour(s)
This one hour course will show you everything you need to know about crafting a perfect listing presentation. We will provide a template to a listing presentation that you can customize through Breakthrough Broker, discuss CMA language required by TREC, discuss social media guidelines for your seller as well as social distancing guidelines during Covid. You will also learn how to be a stats expert by using Matrix and net sheets from TNT’s new Companion App. Make sure you win the listing every time by taking this class to develop a flawless listing presentation.
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How the Heck to Use Hashtags

 | 01:00 hour(s)
Hashtag is a well-known word with very little understanding of its power. REALTORS must stay top of mind in order to be successful and hashtags can make you top of mind while making your business the top listing of social media searches. Potential clients begin their home searches online and carefully identified hashtags will float your social media posts to the top of the feed. A Hashtag is defined as: A word or phrase preceded by a pound sign (#) that can help your social media posts reach a target audience, attract followers in your niche, increase engagement, and develop a more positive and recognizable real estate brand image. This course will take you from Hashtag novice to pro as we show you the best way to grow your brand and get more views for your listings using Hashtags. Your sellers will love the exposure for their homes and the extra reach can gain you buyer clients. We will breakdown Hashtag use by social media platform, how to research the best Hashtags, the most effective ratio, plus Do’s and Don’ts of Hashtags. This class promises to offer great #Education and #Information without being #Boring.
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Get Found on Google

 | 01:00 hour(s)
Real estate success requires an online presence that can be found through a Google search. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a trendy topic. Ranking first on Google for specific terms using SEO is a moving target plus it can be very time consuming, difficult, and expensive. We have created a plan for your real estate business to get found on Google by buyers and sellers in the areas of town where you want to work. We will examine what terms are used to find a REALTOR® online and how you can effectively use those terms to get found online. This course will show you a little-known service by Google that will help your business get more exposure online with a benefit of building your SEO as well. Google My Business is a critical piece of online infrastructure for your real estate business to be found on the web. You will learn how to get reviews for your business, post your listings and open houses, and lead capture to further grow your business. Join us for an informative hour as we give you the strategic ways to set up your Google My Business page for marketing and Search Engine Optimization success.
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How’s the Market? Using Real Estate Stats

 | 01:00 hour(s)
One of the most frequently asked questions of real estate agents is, “How’s the market?” If you have ever struggled to respond to that question this course was made for you. There are several free resources available to you as a REALTORincluding Matrix stats, hotsheets, Texas A&M Real Estate Center, Texas REALTORS Market Viewer, plus Texas National Title’s Five Year Trends and MLS Stats. This course will cover each of these programs and how to quickly extract data from them. We will explore data on list price versus sold price, months of inventory, sold volume, new listings, the difference between median and average, finding data by MLS area and zip code, and much more. Finally, we will show you screen clipping tools so you can easily share your market stat knowledge via social media, email, or text. You will be a powerhouse of information after this course and provide articulate answers to any questions about the real estate market.
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Intro to Instagram

 | 01:00 hour(s)
Are you interested in using Instagram for your real estate business but don't know where to begin? In this one hour course we will show you the basics of navigating the Instagram app. Have you heard the hype about Instagram but aren't convinced it makes sense for your business? We will cover the business statistics, the nuts and bolts of using the app, show you how and what to post, and also discuss the advertising rules for social media. This class is your one stop shop to get up and running on Instagram and take your real estate business to the next level of social media.
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Matrix CMAs

 | 01:00 hour(s)
A crucial component of any listing appointment is to provide the client with a solid Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). This course will walk through the pros and cons of Matrix’s CMA tools including Quick CMA and Matrix CMA Wizard. Learn the legal language required by TREC (as of May 2018) for all CMAs and how to navigate the programs to produce a comprehensive CMA that will wow your clients. This class is a must for any licensee.
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Probates and Real Estate: How does a death affect title?

 | 01:00 hour(s)
This course is designed to provide Real Estate Licensees with knowledge and understanding of how a death in the chain of title affects closing. This course of study will provide Realtors with a base-level knowledge and understanding of the issues that must be worked through to be able to close a transaction. The purpose of this course is to help realtors understand the legal issues that affect closing a transaction when probate is necessary.
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Risky Business: Costly Mistakes on Contracts and Addendums

 | 01:00 hour(s)
This course is designed to outline and clarify the important things in a contract that are easy to miss or misunderstand. We will discuss pitfalls for realtors and ways that real estate agents can avoid creating risk or loss for themselves and their clients.
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Remine

 | 01:00 hour(s)
Remine is a new tool offered through Matrix MLS. Similar to Realist in offering tax data but with additional farming tools for mailouts also. This action-packed course will provide you with the instructions for search, advanced search, carts, exporting data, and creating mailers. This free tool offers limited amounts of owner contact info including phone numbers and emails that have been pre-screened against the Do Not Call List.
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Risk Prevention for Real Estate Agents

 | 01:00 hour(s)
This course is designed to outline and explain the basics leading up to a real estate closing and how to streamline the process. We’ll cover concepts like understanding the title commitment: what should a realtor review? Explaining title insurance to clients: do or don’t? Understanding surveys and survey coverage: what should a realtor review? We’ll also talk about ways to avoid risk when listing properties, closing process pitfalls, and wire fraud warnings.
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Seven Reasons You Must Use LinkedIn

 | 01:00 hour(s)
When you think about the most useful social media networks for your business, Linkedin may not come to mind but it should. LinkedIn has recently taken drastic steps to improve the efficiency and usefulness of its network. Real estate success always comes down to relationships and working your database. The only social platform built around connecting to your database professionally is LinkedIn. This course will show you the top seven reasons LinkedIn is vital to real estate success. How you can make sure your profile meets with TREC and NAR requirements, how to build your database through LinkedIn, and the best ways to promote yourself without coming off spammy. We will show you how to utilize the unparalleled tools like Recommendations, article writing, InMail, and Groups to establish your credibility as an agent and grow your connections. Lots of tangible takeaways from this class so come ready to learn!
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Social Media Content

 | 01:00 hour(s)
Most agents know that social media must be part of their marketing strategy, but most need help to execute on it. This course provides specific tools for creating and posting great content on your social media networks. We will discuss the benefits of a text only post versus photos and videos and how to audit all of your previous posts to build a turn-key success system. Learn how often to post, when to post, and the ideal number of hashtags for each network to amplify your engagement. This course provides our most requested item - a pre-built content calendar of repeatable and ready to implement ideas. Finally, we share the secrets to creating share worthy and engaging content with attention grabbing hooks and persuasive words. If you’ve ever felt lost about what to post on your social media, you are strongly encouraged attend this class and learn the necessary tools for navigating to social media success.
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Video Creation and Editing

 | 01:00 hour(s)
During times of social distancing, photos and videos can bridge the gap of meeting clients in person. Whether it is a virtual open house, a video tour, providing neighborhood information, or branding for your business, video is essential for real estate marketing. This course will help you grow your video expertise and discuss topics such as: your target real estate clientele, types of videos, creating an effective call to action, and how to be the neighborhood expert. Video can grow your real estate business quickly and effectively. This course will show you how to produce and edit professional looking videos using free software available on your iPhone or on the web. You can create video using still photos or seamlessly stitch photo and video together. There are options to add voiceovers, music, and apply themes, to further customize your creation. We will make sure you know what advertising requirements to include for TREC and Code of Ethics as well as how to create an effective call to action. Make attending this class a priority and your video marketing success will follow.
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Sphere Marketing with Facebook

 | 01:00 hour(s)
According to 2018 NAR statistics: 89% of buyers who would use their agent again and 67% of sellers would use same agent again. Repeat business only occurs if you continue to have “touches” with your past clients throughout the year. In addition, to be a successful REALTOR®, you need to be in touch with prospects, friends, and family. All of these people are part of your Sphere of Influence. Looking for a better way to follow up? Eager to learn how to harness social media for touching your Sphere? With this one hour course you will learn how to use social media to focus on your sphere. We will show you the steps to upload your database to Facebook and then easily create ads to directly target the people on your list. This class will show you how to systematically stay in front of your sphere by utilizing the power of Facebook to earn repeat business.
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Farming Using Realist Tax

 | 01:00 hour(s)
Farming can be very timely and expensive. We want to make sure you choose the right neighborhood/area. This class will provide in depth insight on how to qualify a neighborhood for farming. Before you spend money on mailings we will determine if the area already has an entrenched listing agent, the average sales price, average days on market, and how often people move from the area (turn-over rate). In addition, you will learn how to determine if a property is owner occupied or has a tenant and the date of purchase or refinance. We will work in Matrix to find market data and then go to Realist to show you exactly how to run mailing labels. This is not a hands-on class but we will provide you the tools and step-by-step directions so you can make a solid decision when choosing a neighborhood to farm.
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Avoiding Litigation in Real Estate Transactions

 | 01:00 hour(s)
Common pitfalls Realtors can avoid in the their day to day business without creating liability for themselves. Contract Provisions, avoiding liability, Seller disclosure items, wire fraud red flags, explaining surveys and title policy coverage.
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Matrix Mastery

 | 01:00 hour(s)
We use Matrix every day for MLS searches, listing input, and customer portals but most agents aren’t even scratching the surface of what Matrix can do. Spending one hour in this course will save you several hours a week working in Matrix. We will show you how to design your own layouts in Matrix, how to perform lightning fast searches, show you how to find the hidden charts and data, and give you 10 additional quick tips that are guaranteed to save you time. Come learn the little secrets that pack a big punch in this action-packed hour of knowledge that you didn’t know you needed.
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Facebook Business Pages

 | 03:00 hour(s)
Social Media has become a universal tool for marketing a business. Facebook has over two billion users and must be a major component of your real estate marketing plan. This course will show agents how to properly leverage Facebook for their real estate business and provide a comprehensive workshop to create a Facebook Business Page. We will go through each step, in easy to understand terms, the difference between personal and business profiles, the Do’s and Don’ts, the TREC and Texas Association of REALTORS® regulations for online advertising, and how to add useful real estate content to your business page. Students will leave this class with a fully functional Facebook Business Page. All of this may sound complicated but we will take you step by step through each piece offering you information to make informed choices about your real estate marketing on Facebook. This class requires a PC or Mac and Facebook Account. No iPads, please.
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