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Professional Development Update – January 2014

Become a Leader in 2014

Texas REALTORS Leadership Program Applications
Now Available…

Become a leader today! Due to its overwhelming success, HAR will once again offer REALTOR® members the opportunity to take part in an extensive 8 month leadership program. Each session will equip participants with the tools necessary to grow both personally and professionally.

Applications for the 2014 Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program are now available. Contact the training department at (713) 629-1900 ext. 6 or via email at rita@har.com to receive the application.

CNEBecome a Certified Negotiation Expert

This course is one of the top new designations in real estate and is taught nationally by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.

This two-day course includes the following:

  • Competitive Win-Lose Hard Bargaining vs. Collaborative Win-Win Negotiating
  • Psychology of Buying
  • Persuasion Principles
  • CNE Model and Planning Guide
  • Case Studies
  • Skill Practice/Role Plays
  • Group Discussion Topics

Location:    HAR Central
Dates:  January 22-23
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day
Approved for 9 hours of MCE. TREC # 09-00-041-7976.
The cost for this program is $249.

 

GRI

The GRI designation is the most widely recognized of the National Real Estate Designations. Consisting of three course, each taught by experts in their respective fields. These topics include: Finance, Marketing and Brokerage.  This is a great program for new members seeking SAE credit.

GRI 1:  Finance
HAR Central
January 30-31 and February 3-4

GRI 2:  Marketing
HAR Bay Area
February 20-21 and February 24-25

GRI 3:  Brokerage
HAR Montgomery County
March 20-21 and March 24-25

Investment for each GRI Segment:  $295 for HAR Members and $325 for Non-Members

* GRI is approved for 9 hours of MCE or 30 hours of SAE

 

MRP

Introducing the newest certification from the National Association of REALTORS® 

The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification  

The goal of Military Relocation Professional Certification Core Course is to educate real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs—as sellers or buyers–and take full advantage of military benefits and support. Students will learn how to provide the real estate services—at any stage in the service member’s military career—that meet the needs of this niche market and win future referrals.

  • Learn the processes and procedures involved in a military relocation and how these impact service members’ relocation and housing choices.
  • Use demographics of the military market to formulate business strategies and determine service offerings for sellers and buyers.
  • Provide information to help members through a rent or buy, sell or rent decision-making process.
  • Enhance your sensitivity to the emotional issues involved when a military family relocates.
  • Identify and provide services that help service members sell or find and purchase suitable homes.
  • Apply knowledge of the military relocation process to guide service members through the real estate transaction.
  • Explain the basics of VA financing.
  • Recognize situations in which a buyer is eligible for VA financing.

HAR Fort Bend (Video Conference)Seating will be limited!
January 30
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at HAR Fort Bend

The cost for this program is $99 for HAR Members • $109 for non- HAR members
Approved for 8 hours of MCE (08-00-065-25796)

NAR Green

GREEN:  It’s not just way to live. It’s a way to Thrive!

Expand your business with the newly revised NAR Green Designation

NAR’s GREEN Designation is updated with the latest industry trends. The innovative three-day program will get you up to speed on the latest advancements in the green industry and homes with green features, showing you how to leverage sustainable practices for your clients and your business.

February 2:
Green 100:  Real Estate for a Sustainable Future (08-00-073-23190)

February 5:
Green 200: The Science of Green Building (08-00-093-23411)

February 12:
Green 300:  Greening Your Real Estate Business (08-00-093-23412)

Each class is one full day (8:30 a.m. –  5:30 p.m.) held at HAR Bay Area.
(This is a video conference course).

The cost for each day is $109 for HAR members • $119 for non-HAR members.

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Earn Your Social Media Pro Designation with this
Intense Two-Day  SMP Boot Camp!

This two day program will take you through all of the most popular and widely used social networking platforms while explaining how to use them in your business.  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging, Smart Phones, Tablets, Video, and advanced use of these tools will be covered throughout the session

HAR Central
February 19-20
Each day will run 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is approved for 12 hours of MCE.
The cost for this program is $149.
(TREC# 12-00-014-23958, Provider Number 0002)

 

Successfully Selling HUD Homes

In this class you will learn how to submit an offer on a HUD home, learn more about HUDHOMESTORE.COM, about the HUD contract and other helpful tips on completing a successful HUD transaction. *Lunch will be provided

January 15
HAR Central
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The cost for this program is $10


Leasing 101 – Understanding the Basics of Leasing

Today’s market has shown a significant increase in the number of leases. Take advantage of this opportunity by learning the basics of leases and gaining insight into all the new rules and obligations for you and your clients.

Dates & Locations:
January 15 at HAR Central
February 14 at HAR Central
February 17 at HAR Bay Area

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The cost for this program is $39.
Approved for 6 hours of MCE, TREC # 06-00-033-22891


Evictions – What Every REALTOR® Needs to Know!

Evictions will always be a part of property management. If you own or manage just one residential rental or hundreds of residential rentals, you will need to know the steps to follow in order to have a successful eviction suit. In this course you will learn the eviction steps to take when a tenant does not pay rent, when a tenant is holding over after a lease term, and how to file eviction suits for persons of foreclosed properties. You will also have the information needed to prepare a script for trial as an aid to properly present statements and information at an eviction hearing.  The material also provides information concerning evicting tenants who are in military service, tenants who file pauper’s affidavits, and tenants and former owners residing in foreclosed properties.

January 17
HAR Central
9 a.m. – 12 p.m .
The cost for this program is $35.
(Approved for 3 hours of MCE, Provider #0001)

 

Today’s Agent – Go Paperless, Go Mobile

This program includes the following courses:

ipad 101 – Tablets for Today’s Realtor & The Ultimate Mobile Agent

  • What tablet should I get?
  • Learning to sync your ipad
  • Basic how to guide
  • What apps should I have
  • How to make folders, move folders, & organize your Apps

Leave the Desk Behind….Learn to Become Mobile

  • Putting together your Mobile Toolbox
  • How to use your iphone/Droid & ipad out in the field
  • Writing contracts and digitally signing wth your clients
  • Remotely accessing your computer through the Cloud
  • Hands on with Foundational Apps- Dropbox, Evernote, Carbonite and Iannotate
  • Rocking apps for your Droid/iphone to Wow your clients
  • Everyday Apps to be time efficient
  • Amy’s favorite apps!

HAR Montgomery on January 15
HAR Central on January 21

Each day will run 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is approved for 6 hours of MCE. The cost for this program is $59.

 

Become an Affordable Housing & Certified Military Residential Specialist

The Texas Affordable Housing Specialist certification equips Texas REALTORS with the knowledge to help increase sustainable homeownership. It aims to educate you about state programs available to assist buyers and to provide information to help at-risk homeowners manage their current situation.  The more you know about affordable housing programs, the better you can assist your clients in making home ownership a reality.

Participation in all three days are required to earn the designation.

Day 1:  United Texas:  Texas Affordable Housing Specialist
(approved for 4 hours of MCE, provider #0001)

HAR Central OR HAR Montgomery County
(Both being offered via video conference)
February 24
9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $45

Day 2:  FHA Lending
(approved for 4 hours of MCE, provider #0001)

HAR Central OR HAR Montgomery County
(Both being offered via video conference)
Cost: $45

Day 3:  Certified Military Residential Specialist
(approved for 4 hours of MCE, provider #0001)

HAR Central or HAR Montgomery County
(Both being offered via video conference)
February 26
9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $45

Attention Brokers and Office Managers: HAR Will Come to YOU!

Looking for a way to enhance your sales meetings?  HAR can provide education in your offices.  The Professional Development Department offers a wide variety of courses covering topics all across the real estate spectrum.  Whether you need a 45 minute overview of HAR Tools or a 3 hour contracts course, we’ve got you covered.  Our training & member outreach specialists can be scheduled by contacting the Professional Development department directly.

Get online and register for these new classes…

  • Leveraging Cusumer Expectations For Your Business Success
  • evernote for Real Estate
  • Create Listing Presentations that Pop!
  • How to Handle Multiple Offers:  Winning in any Market
  • The Fundamentals of Contracts
  • Realist – the NEW tax system

And Much More….

     Sign up for classes at www.har.com/edu TODAY!  

Questions?
Contact the HAR Professional Department at(713) 629-1900 ext. 370

 

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