Plan Your 2018 CE Vacation

Why not include your family and meet your business requirements at the same time. Plan your 2018 vacation to be taken in Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, enjoying the beautiful Alabama beach, eating wonderful seafood while fulfilling your continuing education all at the same time.

Your Family Vacation

It’s just common sense. You have to complete your state required continuing education before September 30, 2018 anyway. So why not schedule a week vacation for you and your family. While the family is playing on our beautiful beach, you can take only two days of your vacation time to complete your CE requirements. Since the classes are held during the day, you still have the evenings to dine out with the family, and you still have five days of your vacation time to fish, play golf, or soak up the sun with the family.

Huge Tax Deduction

By doing this, you earn a huge bonus. Since this is also a business trip, your vacation becomes a business expense. Why not let the government finance your vacation? It is such a smart decision, some people make two trips a year and only takes one day of classes on each trip. This is a win-win situation for both you and your family.

CE Deadline is Sept. 30, 2018

2018 is license renewal year and all licensees must complete 15 hours of continuing education. I have taken the guesswork out it for you. Attend our two-day sessions and receive all required CE credits, regardless whether you are a salesperson or a broker. The courses taught and the dates offered are listed below.

Courses Taught in each two-day session

  • Risk Management Avoiding Violations
  • Risk Management for Salesperson
  • Risk Management for Brokers
  • Mining for Gold Nuggets
  • Code of Ethics (NAR Rquired)

Dates for each two-day session in 2018

  • March 21-22
  • April 18-19
  • May 23-24
  • June 13-14
  • July 18-19
  • August 22-23
  • September 19-20

LOCATION: All classes will be taught at this location.

Orange Beach Community Center

27235 Canal Rd.

Orange Beach, Al. 36561

Continuing Education Classes for 2018

CE Classes in Orange Beach

            CE Classes in Orange Beach

CE Classes at the beach in 2018

Alabama License Law requires all licensees to renew their license prior to August 31 of the renewal year. Since licenses are renewed every other year, on even years, 2018 is our license renewal year.

Continuing Education (CE) Deadlines

Additionally, all licensees are required to complete a minimum of 15-hours continuing education between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2018. If a licensee does not complete the continuing education requirements by Sept. 30, 2018, their license will automatically [Read more…]

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New CE Requirements

All licensees must complete Risk Management Avoiding Violations and either Risk Management for Salespersons or Risk Management for Brokers. All brokers must complete Risk Management Avoiding Violations and Risk Management for Brokers.

Since most people want to complete all their CE requirements at the same time, we have made that possible by offering all required courses on the same day.

We are very excited about the one-of-kind elective course “A Day In Court.” It promises to be fun, exciting, educational and one that will form memories for a lifetime.

Day One A Day In Court 9am-4pm 6 Hrs. CE Credits $60  
Day Two Risk Management…. Avoiding Violations 8am11pm 3 Hrs. CE Credits $30  
Day Two Risk Management for Salesperson 11am-3pm 3 Hrs. CE Credits $30  
Day Two Risk Management for Brokers 3pm-6pm 3 Hrs. CE Credits $30  

10 Minute Break Each Hour and One Hour Lunch Break Both Days

Special Note: Salespeople taking Risk Management for Brokers will help a salesperson realize the legal liabilities that are placed on the qualifying broker. Additionally, by taking three different Risk Management classes, the salesperson should be well prepared to limit their liabilities while protecting their clients best financial interests.

Class Dates

July 9-10 July 23-24 Aug. 6-7 Aug. 20-21 Sept. 3-4  Sept. 17-18

To register for these classes send an email to Jame@AlabamaRealEstateInstitute.com and give the name, date your cell phone number. You can pay and register the day of class.

NOTE: Make sure you bring your real estate license number to class because I can’t issue your CE credits without it.

 

Location: Class will be held at the Orange Beach Community Center, 27235 Canal Rd. 36561

For additional information call James Anderson (251) 979-2530. I look forward to seeing you in class.

Alabama Real Estate Institute–PO Box 2115, 416 E. Laruel Ave., Foley, Al. 36535

 

 

Insulating Against A Law Suit

Generally most of my posts are adaptable to sales in any industry. Today I am specifically addressing real estate sales. If someone practices real estate very long, they will face legal issues; especially if they sell a lot of real estate. There is a very simple explanation for it too. It’s impossible to please everyone, and especially, if you represent both the buyer and the seller. In this type situation the buyer feels like the seller took advantage of them, while the seller feels like the buyer took advantage of them. As a Realtor® who is wedged between both parties thinking the agent showed partiality to the other party in the transaction. To complicate matters worse, in a typical real estate sales transaction there are numerous entities that have specific requirements and guidelines that must be followed.

Managing Your Risks

Generally most of my posts are adaptable to sales in any industry. Today I am specifically addressing real estate sales. If someone practices real estate very long, they will face legal issues; especially if they sell a lot of real estate. There is a very simple explanation for it too. It’s impossible to please everyone, and especially, if you represent both the buyer and the seller. In this type situation the buyer feels like the seller took advantage of them, while the seller feels like the buyer took advantage of them. As a Realtor® who is wedged between both parties thinking the agent showed partiality to the other party in the transaction. To complicate matters worse, in a typical real estate sales transaction there are numerous entities that have specific requirements and guidelines that must be followed.

In most real estate sale transactions there are two separate agencies involved. 

More times than not one agency will have the listing and represent the seller while the other agency will represent the buyer. [Read more…]

Football is Back

Practice Risk Management

Practice Risk Management

There is something special about this time of the year. It seems that when football players hit the practice field for the first time; simultaneously a fog of excitement spreads all over our nation.  Conversations between people seem to switch from the weather to football. People that don’t even like football seem to have better attitudes because football is the first sign of fall, and we know it won’t be long until cooler weather arrives. Thanksgiving and Christmas comes into sight which is generally a happy time for people. Take yourself a little survey by asking 10 or 20 total strangers what their favorite time of the year is. You might be surprised like I was. The fall season is by far my favorite time of the year but I would have thought that most people liked spring the best. Not so. My survey shows almost 75% prefer fall.

By having a career in sales, I learned a very valuable lesson about football and I learned it the hard way. [Read more…]

More Alabama CE Requirements for 2014

Manage Your Risk–Know the Law

It has been less than two weeks since our CE deadline for 2012 and I’m already looking forward to 2014? Yes I am but for different reasons than you think. Real estate agents are the worst procrastinators I’ve seen in all the industries I work with. Alabama law requires only 15-hours of continuing education for each licensee in order to renew a two-year license of which the licensee can complete any time between Oct. 1 of odd year and Sept. 30, of even year; two years later. Agents have a full 24 months to complete their CE requirements but they wait until the last 4-6 months to take their CE and some don’t even meet that deadline. Some have their license placed inactive until they can complete their CE and then pay a fine to re-activate their license. Of the 15-hours required, only 3-hours of Risk Management have been mandatory up until now. All other 12-hours are elective courses; this means the agent selects their courses of choice. Some agents will select courses that are very easy to complete quickly and they may not have any legal or beneficial content at all. For that reason, we now have three separate 3-hour Risk Management classes to fulfill the needs for both sales people and brokers; both of which are required to take a minimum of 6 hours CE in Risk Management.  I will break these down and explain them individually. [Read more…]