We’re pleased to announce the approval of 5 NEW Continuing Education Courses for real estate professionals in the State of Michigan. The following courses have been CE Certified by the CE Marketplace for the 2015 calendar year. Real Estate professionals can now take advantage of this ground breaking material while earning educational credits to satisfy licensing requirements. Book your Continuing Education event today by calling 616-791-0511 or e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and booking information. The course and descriptions are highlighted below including a mini-preview of course content.
Pivotal Real Estate Trends for 2015
Certified for 2 Hours of Continuing Education Credit for Michigan Real Estate Professionals
Instructor: Lola Audu
Course Descriptive: C000177
This class explores 23 pivotal trends that have potential for significant impact within the real estate industry. We will highlight several key areas of opportunity and challenge for real estate professionals. These include developments in the following areas: Government Regulation, Consumer Trends & Behavior, The Housing Market and the changing role of the Real Estate Professional and Technology. Topics covered include: International Investment, Global Competition, Rise of Personal Marketing, Housing Market – Implications of Low Inventory Levels, Changing Demographics & Spending Pattern Shifts, Real Estate Professionalism – Code of Excellence, New Association Standards, Technology – Big Data technology, Rise of the iTechnologist, Democratization of Technology, Mobile Technology, Government Regulation – CFPB, Mortgage Regulation, Frank-Dodd Act
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Anatomy of a Smart City
Certified for 2 Hours of Continuing Education Credit for Michigan Real Estate professionals
Instructor: Lola Audu
Course Description: #C000140
A Smart City is one which utilizes digital technologies and smart governance to enhance performance, reduce cost and to more effectively engage actively with its’ citizens. By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 70% of the world’s population will live within city centers and their perimeters. Real estate professionals can play key roles in helping their communities plan and prepare for housing needs and demographic shifts as populations centers shift. This will require an understanding of how the smart communities operate and the need for real estate professionals to have key roles in engaging the citizens and government effectively to spearhead the type of growth which will benefit the interests of private property rights and home ownership.
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Fair Housing Risk Reduction Strategies
Certified for 3 Hours Legal Continuing Education and Fair Housing
Instructors: Doretha Ardoin and Lola Audu
Course descriptive: #C000141
Fair Housing is foundational to the rights and privileges available to people living in the United States. The history of the Fair Housing Act as well as Civil Rights is covered in the class. In addition, students will gain an understanding of the the role and responsibility that is involved in providing housing services through sales, property management and counsel in the real estate industry. Fair Housing covers a number of areas which include: race, familial status, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, color, sexual orientation and marital status. The class will include case law as well as video examples and discussion about a wide variety of situations. This class promises to broaden your scope of understanding how to avoid costly litigation and provides students with the information and knowledge to offer service across a wide range of potential clients. Diversity is celebrated as one of the strengths that has enabled America to become a great nation.
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Netiquette: Social Media Etiquette Savvy for the Millennial Entrepreneur
Certified for 2 Hours of Continuing Education for Michigan Real Estate Professionals (Ethics)
Instructor: Lola Audu
Course descriptive: #C000056 and C000178
Social Media is woven into the core of life and business in every sector today. Savvy entrepreneurs can utilize this medium to increase their profits, build brand recognition and to find new customers. This is definitely true in the real estate industry where surveys indicate that more consumers are choosing to engage on social media as a way to connect with and choose real estate professionals. Unfortunately, the rules have not always been clearly defined. As a result, real estate professionals may find themselves in legal jeopardy or worse as they strive to navigate a world that seems to blur the boundaries between what is personal vs. professional.
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Instructor: Lola Audu
Course Descriptive: C000203 – available through the CE Marketplace
Certified for 1 Hour of Continuing Education Credit for real estate professionals in the State of Michigan
Placemaking: Re-thinking the Nature of Environment examines the role of REALTORS and real estate professionals in facilitating an effective strategy for collaboration with community stakeholders, business leaders and organizations and residents in their local areas.
You may be asking…what is Placemaking? Well, a concise answer is this:Placemaking creates vibrant spaces through the thoughtful and intentional development of shared communal space. A number of recent studies indicate that when the development and integration of shared communal space is addressed intelligently, there is a direct correlation to a number of benefits including healthier community engagement and interaction as well as enhanced economic growth and opportunities.
The course is designed to educate real estate professionals about the opportunities and responsibilities the industry shares in ensuring that our communities develop in healthy and economically viable ways.
May also be of interest to: Business & Community leaders, Planning and Zoning Boards, Environmental companies, Commercial real estate and lending professionals, Non-profits interested in community development, City planners, Developers
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