The fourth in a series of ethics courses, this title reflects the latest information from the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This title meets NAR’s requirements for new members to complete ethics training and continuing members to complete quadrennial ethics training.
The completely revised new edition of this popular title provides an up-to-date introduction to property management with a focus on practical advice of how to comply with regulations and avoid liability. The features include Liability Alert features that offer suggestions for avoiding liability from both owners and tenants, case studies, key terms, learning objectives, review questions, answer keys, along with a glossary and complete Instructor Resources with a final exam and answer key.
Today’s real estate practitioner must establish business practices that comply with fair housing laws and offer equal professional service to all. Consistency, objectivity, and documentation are critical in accomplishing this objective.
In a time of financial restructuring and a rapidly developing regulatory environment, this latest edition of Real Estate Finance Today offers an invaluable resource for real estate professionals practicing in several different fields. From the restructuring of government organizations like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to updated private policies regulating loan limits and flood insurance, this new edition takes the pulse of the financial environment in 2013 and explains it with clear language and advanced educational concepts. Key terms, case studies, chapter quizzes, financial appendices, and other learning tools make this the best bet for staying up to speed in today’s fast-moving real estate economy.
In clear and simple language, this text demystifies tax laws and their impact on anyone owning or selling real estate. Students will receive a background on basic tax issues and learn to apply calculations and formulas to better assist clients on tax–related questions and issues.
This book offers updated information for agents inspecting properties on topics such as asbestos, hazardous vegetation, and more. An Instructor Resource Guide offers additional tools to help instructors prepare for a successful class.
With the number of homes going into foreclosure and short sales today reaching unprecedented highs, it is increasingly important for licensees to stay current on these topics so as to remain competitive and successful in the market. This continuing education title discusses four hot topics in today’s market: foreclosures, short sales, REOs, and auctions. Focusing on the legal ramifications of these topics, this title also reviews ways that agents can successfully market these properties. Each chapter contains vocabulary words and learning objectives, as well as end-of-chapter quizzes to emphasize key concepts.
This updated continuing education title explores the history, evolution, rules, and forms of the strategy used to defer tax liability until a later date. Loaded with real-life examples and calculations, agents will learn the vocabulary and application of tax-free exchanges so they are better able to answer client questions.
Sustainable Housing and Building Green: What Agents Should Know takes the mystery out of green and sustainable building concepts for commercial and residential real estate licensees. The text differentiates between government initiatives and nonprofit, private associations and explains how each impacts green building and maintenance practices. Licensees looking to serve the expanding market of consumers interested in high performance building practices will find practical information on products, designations, and certifications such as LEED and Green Globes. This new edition has been updated with government and nonprofit building practices, as well as new green products on the market.
Virtual brokerages have answered the call of today’s client, whose expectations have never been more demanding or steep. Students will learn how real estate professionals in virtual brokerages are armed to work for their clients using sophisticated technology, which enables lightning-fast communication, immediate response to inquiries, electronic document expediting, and more! Students will also learn what brokers need to know and what agents should understand regarding their duties and liabilities in a virtual brokerage environment. The lecture outline format workbook includes a complementary PowerPoint presentation that mirrors the workbook. Instructors can enhance the PowerPoint as they wish or use it as is. Also included in the Instructor Resources are two 60-item exams, as well as a 4- and a 6-hour timed outline. Used together, the instructor teaches from the narrative book while students use the workbook to follow along in class and take notes to better understand the material presented. As always, you have the option to order the textbook version for your classroom as well as a correspondence course.
Mold has become a hot topic in the industry, and real estate professionals need to understand what it is and what to do when it is found in a property. The Truth About Mold explores the impact of mold on the real estate industry. Students receive practical information on remediation, reducing liability, sampling and testing kits, health effects of mold, and the differences between mold and other environmental red flags. Learn about this widely misunderstood topic with updated information on issues relating to mold and how these issues impact the real estate profession.
This book will show managers how they can survive and prosper in todays ever changing world of real estate.
Much more than a simple dictionary or “cheat sheet,” The Language of Real Estate provides a comprehensive encyclopedia-like approach to literally thousands of real estate practices, concepts, and terms. This brand-new edition expands the classic text that has been a desktop standard in the real estate industry for more than 35 years. From abandonment to zoning, if it occurs in the real estate profession, you’ll find it in The Language of Real Estate. Features: • Over 2,800 real estate terms explained in depth • Guide to hundreds of real estate organizations ranging from appraisal to land surveys • Useful Spanish-English translation for real estate terms • Expansion of hundreds of real estate abbreviations and designations • Guide to applicable real estate laws • Diagrams of home construction and styles
“Green” information about homes and housing is scattered across the Web and incorporated in government white papers from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Department of Energy. "Green" homes are not only selling well in today’s market, but they are selling at premium prices. This book brings together key data in one place, combined with interviews from professionals in the field. A glossary of “green” terminology is also included.
This popular business start-up guide provides new and seasoned agents with an effective system to plan, prioritize, and increase their productivity in four weeks. Current trends are covered, along with other plans of action, including relationship and marketing techniques, selling skills, calling scripts, and the principles behind a high-producing business.
While other how-to books offer insight from a few gurus, this book references dozens of top-producing, successful professionals for expert advice, opinions, and guidance on the things they wish they knew when they were first starting out.