Danger Lurks for Realtors

For years now, in my training classes, I have been warning real estate agents to take particular caution when meeting new prospective buyers to view property. This holds true for agents holding open houses as well. In my “Qualified Brokers Management” classes I have strongly encouraged Brokers to make certain showing policies mandatory. In recent years policies dealing with new …

Alabama Real Estate Licensing Process

If a person is considering making a career change, and are thinking about real estate, they have many questions. Even though I provide all the necessary information on my website, prospective students like a more direct explanation so here it is. The Alabama Real Estate Commission is the state governing body that implements and enforces the Alabama License Law including …

MARS—A Candy Bar or A Law?

MARS—A Candy Bar or A Law? When I think “MARS” I automatically think chocolate.  My second thought is outer space. To Realtors® MARS now has a very important connotation.  The Federal Trade Commission, a part of our government that seems to have no boss, issued a new Mortgage Assistance Relief Service Ruling effective Jan. 31, 2011. The reason it is …

Fear of the Unknown

Fear of the Unknown I think one of the reasons some people feel uncomfortable taking an online class is because they haven’t taken one before and they don’t understand how simple they are. I also have people tell me they are boring and they don’t want to sit and stare at a computer all day; they want interaction with people. …

Real Estate Classes – Classroom vs Online

Real Estate Classes – “Classroom –vs- Online” Occasionally someone contacts me saying, “I’m looking for a classroom class; I don’t want an online class. I need hands-on assistance and I like to hear comments from other people.”  There is a reason why I always suggest that all prelicense courses be taken online; even if they decide to purchase the course …

The Key to a Successful Real Estate Career

The Key to a Successful Real Estate Career? This is a million dollar question, but can be answered very simply. The wheel has already been invented, tested, tried, and proven. There is a system in place that has proven productive for some 35-40 years. The system has been tweaked and fine tuned to perfection. It really works so why try …

Update from the Alabama Real Estate Institute!

The Alabama Real Estate Institute website is being updated over the next 24 to 48 hours! Content that you may be looking for will not be present for a short while. If you have any immediate needs please contact me: James Anderson james@alabamarealestateinstitute.com 251-979-2530

Alabama Real Estate CE – May 26th, 2010

Alabama Real Estate CE – May 26th, 2010 Orange Beach Community Center May 26-27th, 2010 Orange Beach Community Center 27235 Canal Road Orange Beach, Al. 36561 The dates, course topics, and times are listed below. Date Class Topic Class Time May 26th   FORECLOSURES—SHORT SALES—REO’s   9am—4pm May 27th Risk Management–That Delicate Balance 8am—11am May 27th Alabama License Law 11am—3pm …

Alabama Real Estate CE – February 11, 2008

Orange Beach Community Center February 11-12th 2008 Alabama Real Estate CE – February 11, 2008 Orange Beach Community Center 27235 Canal Road Orange Beach, Al. 36561 The dates, course topics, and times are listed below. Date Class Topic Class Time Feb. 11th RISK MANAGEMENT—THAT DELICATE BALANCE 8am—11am Feb. 11th ALABAMA LICENSE LAW 11am—3pm Feb. 11th REAL ESTATE MATH 3pm—6pm Feb. …