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Real Estate

Education Newsletter

 

by teacher

Deborah Long

 

March 2019

 

 

 

I'm offering classes all around the Triangle in the next two months.

 

My classes offer

comfortable seating, 

breakfast or lunch, and limited seating. 

 

You can take electives online, and I have some new ones!

 

To enroll in any of my scheduled classes listed to the right, go here.

 

See the course descriptions 

here.

 

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Here's one of my students enjoying the comfortable seating in many of my classroom settings.

 

Schedule of March/April Classes

 

SOLD OUT:  General Update (GENUP); Fuquay Varina; Thursday, March 21

Lunch included!

Class is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For details and to register, go here.

 

WAITLIST:  Broker-in-Charge Update (BICUP); Chapel Hill; Tuesday, March 26

Lunch included!

Class is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For details and to register, go here.

 

THREE SEATS LEFT:  Investment elective; Chapel Hill Library, Wednesday, March 27

Breakfast included.

Class is from 9 am to 1 p.m.

For more details and to register, go here.

 

General Update (GENUP); Fuquay-Varina; Thursday, March 28

Lunch included!

Class is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more details and to register, go here.

 

General Update (GENUP), Chapel Hill, Tuesday, April 2nd

Breakfast included.

Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce

For more details and to register, go here.

 

Contracts Elective, Chapel Hill, Thursday, April 4

Lunch included.

Class is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more details and to register, go here.

 

General Update (GENUP); Wake Forest, Tuesday, April 9

Lunch included.

Class is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more details and to register, go here.

 

General Update (GENUP); Chapel Hill, Thursday, April 11

Breakfast included.

Class is from 9 am to 1 p.m.

For more details and to register, go here.

 

 

 

 

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A Significant Lawsuit Filed in Illinois

 

A class action lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court in Illinois earlier in March.  It alleges that NAR has committed an anti-trust violation by requiring sellers to pay buyer-broker compensation, thereby causing consumer harm.  This suit is a significant challenge to NAR and to MLS, including the T-MLS.  You can read more about it here.

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Do Inactive Brokers have to take CE?

 

The simple answer to this question is no.  But they really better.  Since 2018, inactive brokers who do not take CE classes for more than two years will have to take 68 hours of classes in order to reactivate their licenses.  Yes, 68 hours! 

 

So all brokers should take 8 hours of CE (the correct update course--either the GENUP or the BICUP--and an elective)

to avoid the painful alternative.

 

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NAR Code of Ethics Requirement

 

Beginning in 2019, Realtors must complete at least 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training every two years, with the most current deadline of December 31, 2020. 

But remember, the ethics course is a requirement only for Realtors. 

Not every real estate licensee is a Realtor.

If you are not a member of the National Association of Realtors, your only requirement is the appropriate Update course and any approved elective course. 

 

The ethics course can be taken online for FREE via the NAR website or you can take an approved four-hour ethics course and also obtain CE elective credit in NC. I have three online courses from which to choose that will count toward your elective credit AND NAR credit. Call your location Association of Realtors for clarification if you have questions.

Questions?  Email me.

Online Learning

 

You can find information about online electives here.

 

All licensees, including BICs, must take an elective course. 

You can take two different elective courses

and bank one for the following year.

 

My online courses are competitively priced at $63/$67. 

 

The GENUP and BICUP courses are NOT available online.