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Illinois Core B: Environmental Hazards Disclosure

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL024001

$29.00

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The course covers broad issues of real estate standards and legal principles relating to property disclosure. Topics reviewed in detail include asbestos, lead, radon, mold, methamphetamine labs and other environmental hazards.

Illinois Core A: Fair Housing, Agency, License Law, and Escrow

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL230001

$29.00

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The course covers broad issues of real estate standards and legal principles relating to fair housing, agency, license law, and escrow. Some of the topics reviewed in detail include the Real Estate License Act of 2000, agency disclosure, employment agreements, the maintenance of escrow moneys, The Civil Rights Act of 1866, and the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Green Home Construction

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 6

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL014001

$49.00

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Thinking about "going green?" The prevalence of green home construction continues to expand in the U.S. Don't you want to have a better understanding of this market? This online course covers various topics in both sustainable design and green home construction including waste management, lot shopping, special safety applications, site work, and building material choices.

Commercial Finance and Investment Analysis

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 6

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL019001

$49.00

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An excellent overview of the financial side of commercial real estate, this online course begins with the history of the savings and loan business and walks you all the way up the commercial real estate industry's financing practices today. Not only does this real estate continuing education course cover the various types of commercial property financing, it takes a deep dive into the characteristics of each. Additionally, it covers the different approaches for investment evaluation including appraisal, property comparison, capitalization rates, and the time value of money.

Financing Residential Real Estate

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 6

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL231001

$49.00

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The financial aspects to purchasing a home is such a vital step in the process and one of the most confusing to the potential buyer. What options are available? What is included in closing costs? This elective course will walk you through the dizzying array of financing options available today. Discover the choices available through FHA, VA and special financing possibilities, as well as a simplified approach to accurately assessing closing costs.

Basic Real Estate Finance

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL012001

$29.00

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Understanding the money and financial transactions behind real estate is critical for your success. This real estate CE online course provides an excellent foundation on real estate finance and will offer you crucial insight into promissory notes, assumptions, mortgages, financing instruments, loan practices, trust deeds, foreclosures, various types of loans, loan practices, and sources of funds.

Ethics: Pricing, Offers and Advertising

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL203001

$29.00

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This Ethics course follows the NAR-mandated curriculum for the NAR-required Ethics course. In day-to-day real estate transactions, real estate professionals are forced to make decisions that require ethical reasoning. Ethics: Pricing, Offers and Ads explores the agent's obligation to protect a client?s interest, plus looks at an agent's duties with regard to advertising himself and a property. This must-have guide serves as a blueprint for providing information on making ethical decisions regarding pricing, offers, and ads. Per the NAR requirements, the course must cover the Preamble and two of the following Articles in the Code of Ethics: Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 9, Article 11, Article 12, Article 16 and Article 17. 

The Ethics: Pricing, Offers and Advertising course covers the Preamble and Article 1 and 12.

Technology Trends in Real Estate

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL199001

$29.00

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The technology landscape changes quickly, and this rapid change can have significant consequences for the real estate professional. In order to perform at their best, real estate professionals need to stay ahead of these trends. This online course helps to bring focus to the technological innovations that are most relevant to real estate practice. This real estate CE online course will discuss trends in software, social media, and internet security. Videos are presented throughout the course to help explain and illustrate key topics.

People Management in Real Estate

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL209001

$29.00

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How do you successfully recruit and hire new agents? How do you retain good people once you get them? The answer to both these questions is the same- it's about people management. Explore the fundamentals of attracting and recruiting new agents to your firm. Identify the training needs of new and experienced licensees, plus look at effective tools and techniques for retaining good talent within your organization. Don't learn by trial and error! Begin the steps to building your people management skills now with this valuable groundbreaking course.

Anti-Discrimination Laws

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL201001

$29.00

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As far back as 1866, with the Civil Rights Act, legislators have been trying to eliminate discrimination in the housing industry. This course reviews the history and purpose of laws against discrimination. Specific real estate practices of blockbusting, steering and redlining are detailed. In addition, the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act is highlighted. Finally, how to recognize and guard against predatory lending practices is reviewed.

Introduction to Brokerage Management

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL205001

$29.00

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Are you ready to take on the leading role as managing broker? In today’s results-focused workplace, you need a solid understanding of management functions, the importance of strategic thinking, and how to analyze the financial condition of the company. If you want to build your leadership role and lead your company to a winning performance, —this groundbreaking course is for you!

Leading and Communicating Effectively

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL206001

$29.00

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Do you know how to influence, transform and inspire others? “Leading and Communicating Effectively” is packed with powerful information and ideas to help you improve your leadership skills! Explore different types of authority…examine ways to build a company image and reputation…discover the most effective communication styles…find out the essential elements of developing a policies and procedures manual. If you want to build your leadership role—this groundbreaking course is for you!

ADA and Fair Housing

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL011002

$29.00

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Fair Housing and the Americans with Disabilities Act legislation affects the business of every real estate professional. This real estate CE online course covers the law and how it pertains to real estate professionals, while refreshing their knowledge of the Federal Fair Housing Laws.

This online course covers the prohibitions in the Fair Housing Act, how an individual can enforce the Fair Housing Act, the provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. It also covers the purpose and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its effects on licensees of the ADA.

Safety First: Crime Prevention and Self-Defense for Real Estate Pros

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL291001

$29.00

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This course provides real estate professionals with safety tools and tips to help mitigate fear when working in the field as real estate sales professionals. The material and activities are designed to help real estate sales professionals better recognize and avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. This course will also equip real estate professionals with self-defense techniques to handle a real attack, thereby increasing self-confidence.

Ethics: Disclosure and Cooperation

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL293001

$29.00

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This Ethics course follows the NAR-mandated curriculum for the NAR-required Ethics course. From the ethical responsibilities of agents involving disclosures to ethical issues relating to compensation, this practical course explores the challenges involved in ethical decision-making. Ethics: Disclosure and Cooperation takes a practical look at considerations involved in making ethical business decisions as well as the process of enforcing the Code of ethics. Per the NAR requirements, the course must cover the Preamble and two of the following Articles in the Code of Ethics: Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 9, Article 11, Article 12, Article 16 and Article 17. 

Listing and Selling HUD Homes

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL207001

$29.00

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With more than 40,000 HUD homes available annually, it is important for licenses to understand how the HUD selling process works. This course teaches licensees how homes enter the HUD home selling market, and how licensees and HUD contractors (field service managers and asset managers) interact within a HUD transaction. Discussed are HUD's online bidding process, the registration for licensees who wish to bid on HUD-owned homes as selling brokers, and how a licensee may become a HUD listing agent. Also discussed are the components of the HUD Sales Contract Package and the process for completing and delivering the package and delivering it to the Area Manager. The course concludes with a discussion of the regulatory and disclosure issues relating to HUD transactions, how closing costs and earnest money are handled in a HUD transaction; advertising rules relating to HUD-owned properties, and the types of financing available to purchasers of HUD homes.

Minimizing Risk with Effective Practices

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 3

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL208001

$29.00

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There’s no question about it: In today’s real estate environment, knowing how to avoid legal problems is essential. This must-have-course provides an overview of how to minimize your liability. You’ll learn about the importance of establishing agency policies, developing effective marketing and advertising practices, effective anti-discrimination practices, plus how to reduce your risk by maintaining proper records. Stay out of legal hot water…enroll today!

Evolving Real Estate Finance Laws

Format | Online Self-Paced

Credit Hours | 2

Category | Continuing Education

SKU | 503IL288001

$20.00

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This course examines the development of federally regulated consumer protection provisions relating to home ownership, including TILA, Regulation Z, HELCPA and HOEPA. Covered is a discussion of the changes to HOEPA in the Dodd-Frank Act, including expanded triggers for determining whether a mortgage transaction falls under HOEPA, and the additional lender requirements and prohibitions under its provisions. Changes in the requirements for escrow accounts conclude the course.

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Home Inspection Book: A Guide for Professionals

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324560633

$49.95

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A step-by-step handbook for real estate professionals, this is also a reference guide to help with all aspects of home inspection. This efficient learning tool is designed around ASHI, NAHI, and NACHI guidelines. Extensive illustrations, diagrams, charts, and helpful checklists make it a very user-friendly resource.

Essentials of Real Estate Economics, 7th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801971

$70.95

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This practical-approach book is intended for real estate students who lave little or no background in formal economics. It presents complex topics in a simple manner to provide the basics of real estate economics. It starts with the big picture and then narrows in on city patterns and growth, markets for various property types, governmental impacts, newest tax laws, zoning, and anticipating change.

Highlights of this edition include:
• Streamlined topics and combined chapters for easier comprehension
• Added discussion on important topics such as supply and demand, inflation, and business cycles
• Updated regulations to reflect the newest tax law changes, especially on capital gains rates
• Restructured chapter on anticipating change to look at short-term and long-term outlooks

Real Estate Finance, 7th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781285181370

$181.95

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Completely updated and edited to be more readable, Real Estate Finance 7th Edition lays the groundwork for an introductory course on real estate finance. Based on sound economic and financial principles, this book promotes a greater understanding of how real estate financial markets work. Divided into four Parts, this book addresses issues related to residential and commercial real estate finance

With the ever-changing landscape of real estate finance, this book applies the theoretical aspects of financial economics to explain how the financial institutions and markets evolved to their present state.

Topic updates include:

New chapter on federal regulation of financial institutions related to the mortgage market.
New topics on Regulation Z and the Dodd-Frank Act
Updated historical data to reflect the recent past
Revised REIT requirements
Updated to include more recent data on sources of funds, especially CMBS

Author: Terrence M. Clauretie and G. Stacy Sirmans

Copyright:2014

Mega-Producer Results in Commercial Real Estate: A Blueprint for Success

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629802039

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Have you been thinking of starting a career in commercial real estate? Making the switch? Wondering how to get started?

Then this is the book for you. It contains a working blueprint for successfully entering or transitioning into commercial real estate and making it work. Bob Herd provides advice, direction, and mentoring from real estate professionals who have made the move. Conversations with veteran commercial brokers also give keen insights from industry authorities.

Highlights of the second edition include a new chapter on teams and whether or not they are a good fit for you, expanded information on how to acquire new clients and increase your sales, additional information on how to convert assets to the cash needed to see you through the startup period, and a new section on setting a monthly budget for prospecting commercial property owners, to name a few.

For those using this in the class setting, every chapter now has 10 quiz questions to reinforce what you’ve learned and supplements for instructors adopting this for the classroom.

Author: Robert L. Herd, CRB, CRS, GRI 

Copyright: 2019

5 Minutes to Jumpstarting Your Real Estate Career

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800226

$40.95

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This practical guide provides quick tips for pulling the rip cord and skydiving into real estate success! Author John D. Mayfield shows agents his tried-and-true ways to blaze their way into real estate sales or to revive a lackluster sales record. He explains how to clarify and develop your personal brand, productively expand your sphere of influence, add enlightening detail to sales presentations, use online marketing to enhance your reputation, and give open houses that generate more business. From apps that can revolutionize the way you do business to effective prospecting techniques, this book will provide the tools necessary for achieving success as a real estate professional.

Author: John D. Mayfield

Copyright: 2015

Real Estate Marketing & Sales Essentials: Steps for Success, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800097

$42.95

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Written by a real estate expert and training authority, this book provides the key steps for success for new and experienced agents who want to thrive, not just survive, in a dynamic industry. Real Estate Marketing and Sales Essentials is packed with insider tips, advice, and hands-on instruction on converting knowledge into sales. The book walks readers through the major daily activities, including prospecting, listing procedures, follow-up, social networking, referrals, technology, negotiation, financing, and more.  

Author: Dan Hamilton

Copyright: 2015

Real Estate Principles, 12th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781285420981

$137.95

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For decades this popular principles book has laid a solid foundation for thousands of new real estate professionals starting a rewarding career in the real estate industry. Known for his clear presentation and engaging style, Charles J. Jacobus brings together all the pieces of real estate, giving students the fundamentals they need for success. This best-selling principles book has been updated to reflect numerous changes in modern real estate practice. Particular attention has been given to new regulations in the mortgage industry, while still reinforcing the core concepts that have been the cornerstone of American real estate ownership. 

Author: Charles Jacobus

Copyright: 2014

Real Estate National Licensing Exam Prep

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781111427139

$46.95

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This thorough real estate guide covers the critical subject areas that sales and broker candidates must know to pass the national licensing exam. Topics include all the basics from real property characteristics and property ownership to operating a brokerage. Real Estate National Licensing Exam Prep includes content outlines for each of the test providers (AMP, PearsonVue, PSI, and state providers), general study tips, and 1,000 exam-style questions. Marcia Spada's step-by-step approach helps students gain confidence and master test-taking strategies.

Author: Spada, Marcia Darvin

Copyright: 2012

Real Estate Investment, 7 Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324784688

$88.95

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This comprehensive real estate investment guide helps industry professionals use risk analysis to determine a property’s productivity. The authors use a concise and practical hands-on approach to explain the factors involved in making wise investments. Applicable tax laws and regulations are also discussed, as well as investment-related legal documents. The text is supplemented by a student version of ARGUS® software, student exercises, and discussion questions.

Author: Wiedemer, John P. – Houston Community College - Emeritus Goeters, Joseph E. – Houston Community College Graham, J. Edward – University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Copyright: 2011

Real Estate, 13th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324143799

$174.95

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Designed to provide a clear understanding of real estate decisions, this book covers the fundamentals of the property ownership cycle. Each section focuses on a component of the decision-making process, such as value analysis, market dynamics, finance, federal taxes, and property development. Basic valuation concepts provide a frame of reference. Each chapter includes sample questions and exercises for exam preparation. 

Author: Shilling, James D. – DePaul University

Copyright: 2002

Real Estate Finance, 9th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324181425

$64.95

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This new edition reflects current principles and practices of real estate finance, in light of the financial crisis and mortgage meltdown that began in 2008. Covering both residential and commercial real estate finance, the text includes specialized mortgage lending procedures and the latest federal laws and regulations. The guide is supplemented by ARGUS software exercises with computer-based analysis and technology integration.

Author: Wiedemer, John P. – Houston Community College – Emeritus & J Keith Baker, North Lake College

Copyright: 2012

Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments with CD, 3rd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781133108825

$193.95

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Streamlined and completely updated with expanded coverage of corporate and international real estate investment, this upper-level real estate text presents the essential concepts, principles, and tools necessary to analyze income-producing commercial real estate from an investment perspective. This new edition continues to integrate relevant aspects of urban and financial economics to provide users with a fundamental analytical understanding and application of real estate investments—now using a student version of ARGUS(R) software on CD included with the book.

ARGUS(R) software is a Windows-based program used extensively in the real estate investment industry to solve complex investment and valuation problems. Also included on the CD is a student version of Crystal Ball(R), professional-grade software used to perform risk analysis on commercial investments. Author Piet Eichholtz contributes a chapter that explores international real estate investments, both opportunistically and structurally, by outlining elements for developing and implementing real estate investments successfully abroad. Jim Clayton from the University of Cincinnati thoroughly revised and updated the finance coverage and end-of-chapter questions throughout.

Author: Geltner/Miller/Clayton/Eichhotlz

Copyright: 2014

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Mega-Producer Results In Commercial Real Estate

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324314090

$30.95

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Packed with real-world stories and insider advice, this easy-to-read book explores the practices of high-producing commercial agents. Veteran commercial brokers share their success tips, and help you implement them. The text includes a discussion of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) curriculum, which is the core knowledge expected of commercial investment real estate practitioners.

Author: Herd, Bob – CRB, CRS, ePRO, GRI

Copyright: 2008

Learning Real Estate Finance

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324143638

$52.95

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This textbook teaches the beginning real estate student the skills and knowledge necessary for success in real estate. The authors' primary emphasis is residential finance, featuring solid coverage of the essential tools of finance, including time value of money. Clauretie and Sirmans also cover commercial real estate financing.

Author: Clauretie/Sirmans

Copyright: 2002

How to List & Sell Real Estate – 30th Anniversary Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780538798297

$41.95

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This 30th Anniversary Edition delivers Danielle Kennedy’s proven formula for building a successful real estate career and handling every turn of a changing market. Danielle explains how to benefit from tried-and-true basics while launching creative marketing strategies and new technology tools; drive social networking strategies to win and close more business; increase profits in challenging markets through multiple niches; and build a powerful brand with high-tech, high-touch marketing tools.

Author: Danielle Kennedy and Warren Jamison

Copyright: 2011

Effective Real Estate Sales And Marketing, 3rd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324222890

$52.95

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The formula for effective real estate sales has three essential elements—planning, marketing, and closing. Truly successful real estate professionals understand this 3-stage framework and apply the marketing mix that works most effectively for them to achieve success.

Technology is built into every element of this proven 3-stage framework because this is the new frontier for achieving profitable real estate selling. While you’ll find Effective Real Estate Sales and Marketing, 3e provides a solid overview of the relationship between marketing and sales, new agents as well as sales veterans will appreciate the extensive coverage of proven marketing techniques and effective technology applications.

Author: Rosenauer, Johnnie – San Antonio College Mayfield, John D. – ABR®, ABRM, GRI, e-PRO®, CRB

Copyright: 2007

Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780324305487

$193.95

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The well-known author team of Geltner and Miller bring you a new edition of this authoritative resource on commercial real estate analysis and investment. Streamlined and completely updated with expanded coverage of corporate and international real estate investment, this upper-level real estate text presents the essential concepts, principles, and tools necessary to analyze commercial real estate (income-producing) from an investment perspective. Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments, 2nd Edition bridges the gap between mainstream finance and the cutting edge of professional real estate practice, in order to address the implications of their key differences. This new edition continues to integrate relevant aspects of urban and financial economics to provide users with a fundamental analytical understanding and application of real estate investments—now using a student version of ARGUS® software on CD-ROM included with the book. ARGUS software is a Windows-based program used extensively in the real estate investment industry to solve complex investment and valuation problems. Also included on the CD is a student version of Crystal Ball®, professional-grade software used to perform risk analysis on commercial investments. Contributing author Piet Eichholtz from the University of Maasstricht contributes a chapter that explores international real estate investments, both opportunistically and structurally, by outlining elements for developing and implementing real estate investments successfully abroad. Jim Clayton from the University of Cincinnati thoroughly revised and updated the finance coverage and end-of-chapter questions throughout. In this edition Geltner and Miller enhance their unmatched pedagogy by adding discussion of the real options application to real estate development and streamlining the discussion of data returns.

Author: David M. Geltner, Norman G. Miller, Jim Clayton, & Piet Eichholtz

Copyright: 2007

5 Minutes to MORE Great Real Estate Letters, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781111428181

$40.95

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This follow-up to 5 Minutes to A Great Real Estate Letter gives real estate agents even more targeted and strategic marketing campaigns to drive business and close more sales. John Mayfield expands on many essential topics, such as prospecting and client-closing, and adds a wide range of fresh, contemporary business letters and niche correspondence. 

Author: Mayfield, John – ABR®, ABRM, GRI, e-PRO®, CRB

Copyright: 2012

Real Estate Brokerage: A Guide to Success, 2nd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629809557

$74.95

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The concepts in this book are for the startup real estate brokerage, the midsized brokerage, and the buyout of an existing brokerage.  This book is beneficial for the real estate license holder, the associate broker who is contemplating owning or managing a real estate brokerage, and the veteran broker who is looking to invest.  It discusses ethical and legal business practices, analyzing the market and competition, managing risk, recruitment and growth opportunities.  This book is organized around the two main functions of a real estate broker: recruiting new and experienced salespeople and retaining great talent. New to this second edition includes more detailed planning brokerage operations, case studies involving ethics, characteristics of a buyer’s and seller’s market as it relates to the real estate industry, and a focus on business insurance and risk analysis.

Author: Dan Hamilton

Copyright: 2018

Ethics for the Real Estate Professional, 4th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629802022

$16.95

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This fourth edition has been revised significantly to address the state of the industry since the mortgage crisis.The chapters have been fully updated with new psychological and business models for resolving ethical dilemmas, shows how the code of ethics shapes business practices, and gives more contemporary examples and case studies on applied ethics.

Author: Deborah H. Long, DREI, Ed.D.

Copyright: 2018

Real Estate Principles, 13th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629809939

$149.95

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Today’s real estate consumers are very unique. They grew up with technology and their speedy access to information drives consumer habits. The role of the real estate professional has progressed because of technology, as well as increased governmental regulations. With the evolution of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and continued emphasis on consumer protection, real estate professionals work in a changing and exciting world.

This principles book was written to help today’s students become tomorrow’s professionals. It lays the foundation of the market giving readers the tools on which to base a successful career.

Updates include:

-N ew topics of Title Insurance, Wind Energy, Identify Theft, and Real Estate Investment Trusts.

- Updated discussions of current FHA coverage, mortgage insurance, construction regulations, TILA, mortgage loan origination, creative financing, RESPA regulations, and capital gains topics.

- Study guide available separately for further practice in test-taking and reinforcement of learning objectives with quizzes, answers, and rationale for further explanation.

- Instructor resources for adopting schools include chapter outlines, teaching tips and a bank of test questions for classroom assessment.

Author: Charles J. Jacobus 

Copyright: 2018

Real Estate Law, 3rd Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801360

$93.95

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Real Estate Law, 3rd Edition provides a well-written, detailed exploration of how real estate and the law interact. The material discussed is pertinent to all the daily agency activities the reader may encounter. This edition has been updated to include new RESPA and CFPB rules, new theories involving agency concepts, revised federal tax laws, arbitration and mediation concepts, electronically transmitted contracts and registration systems, and new tax issues in home ownership and sales.

Author: Charles J. Jacobus 

Copyright: 2016

Qualifying the Buyer Under New Regulations

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801568

$12.99

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Qualifying the Buyer Under New Regulations addresses the fundamental role of real estate agents in the mortgage lending process. With so many changes affecting the ability of potential homebuyers to obtain loans, it is imperative for real estate agents to understand the complexities of today’s market. The book discusses how to qualify buyers, as well as the pitfalls to avoid in that process. The qualified mortgage (QM) and ability to repay (ATR) rules are also covered, with an in-depth look at how they affect real estate transactions.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016


Tax Implications of Home Sales

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801544

$12.99

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Real estate professionals can increase their value to their customers by learning the tax implications on home sales in the U.S. Discover strategies every real estate agent can use, including how to identify the sources of active, portfolio, and passive income. Discover how long- and short-term capital gains and losses are treated. Learn how depreciation affects taxable income, cost basis, and taxation of capital gains. You will also look at the ownership and use requirements for claiming a section 121 exclusion of gain, how to calculate taxable home sales gains, and more. This is a great resource in helping agents better understand tax implications and assist their clients.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Starting a Successful Brokerage

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801520

$12.99

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Ready to start your own brokerage business? Starting a Successful Brokerage is packed with essential information to help you get started and succeed! Learn about developing a business plan, setting up your company’s management team, marketing, advertising, and identify the costs involved in running a company. Starting a brokerage is a huge challenge . . . and there are great rewards for those who do it right! Learn the vital skills, strategies, and steps for getting your company off to a great start.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Property Pricing and Residential Real Estate

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801513

$12.99

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When a property is priced properly, it is easier for real estate agents to show and sell it. This book explores in-depth the appraisal process versus the Competitive Market Analysis approach to determining value for a given property. Practical applications of different pricing methods are summarized, along with real world examples and illustrations of pricing residential properties and income-producing properties.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Green Real Estate

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801537

$12.99

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This book is designed to improve real estate licensees’ knowledge of green energy, green housing, and the types of green certification available for buildings, systems, and licensees, so that licensees may better serve clients who are interested in green living or building. The housing market is becoming increasingly greener, due in part to regulatory demand, and in part to consumer demand. Readers will understand the techniques used in green building, the benefits of green building for energy efficiency, resource conservation and marketability; the types of green certification available and how they apply to systems, housing, and licensees; and how to appropriately refer green contractors and other vendors. This serves as a must-have guide for gaining an overall understanding of the green housing movement, and how licensees may best serve clients interested in green real estate. 

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Minimizing Risk with Effective Practices

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629801551

$12.99

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In today’s real estate environment, knowing how to avoid legal problems is essential. This must-have book provides an overview of how to minimize your liability. You’ll learn about the importance of establishing agency policies, developing effective marketing and advertising practices, effective anti-discrimination practices, plus how to reduce your risk by maintaining proper records.

Author: OnCourse Learning

Copyright: 2016

Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession, 12th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629802176

$81.95

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Thousands of professionals like you have built their career on the foundation this popular principles book provides you – unlocking the key to your success in real estate. In this book you will learn about real estate brokerage, financing, contracts, closing, investment, fair housing, licensing, and rights and interests.

Author: Charles J. Jacobus 

Copyright: 2018

Real Estate Finance, 10th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9781629800202

$61.95

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Real Estate Finance, 10th Edition details contemporary residential and commercial real estate finance, explaining how these financial markets work. The 10th edition has been updated to reflect current principles and practices of modern real estate finance resulting from the recent financial crisis, mortgage meltdown, and prolonged road to recovery. This text provides coverage of specialized mortgage lending procedures including: sources of mortgage money, constraints on those sources, loan qualifications, and laws and regulations that guide practices today. The easy-to-read narrative format provides an accessible introduction for the novice student, as well as an invaluable overview for experienced professionals.

Features:

- Lists useful web addresses as resources for additional learning in each chapter
- Includes revisions that have occurred in the secondary mortgage market for mortgage-backed securities to enhance understanding of the two main government-sponsored agencies
- Discusses the lingering effects of Wall Street Reform and the Consumer Protection Act
- Covers the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule

Author: J. Keith Baker & John P. Wiedemer

Copyright: 2016

Basic Real Estate Appraisal, 9th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | New License

SKU | 9781629800189

$78.95

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Written by instructors for instructors, Basic Real Estate Appraisal covers the fundamentals of the appraisal business, making concepts accessible for aspiring real estate appraisers. It also helps real estate salespeople, brokers, consumers, investors, and all others seeking a better understanding of the role of appraisers in today’s real estate market. This ninth edition reflects the major changes in appraising and appraisal regulations in recent years, including changes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) in the 2014–2015 Edition, as well as those approved for the 2016–2017 Edition. This edition also addresses the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD) and the Market Conditions Addendum used in single-family residential appraisals for lending purposes.

Author: Richard H. Betts and James A. Glickman

Copyright: 2015

Essentials of Real Estate Economics, 6th Edition

Format | Physical

Category | Textbook

SKU | 9780538739696

$70.95

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This direct and practical textbook presents the current economic factors that cause real estate values to change. No formal background in economics   is required for real estate sales and broker candidates to gain a solid understanding of fundamental economic and finance principles by reading   Essentials of Real Estate Economics.

 Author: Dennis J. McKenzie, Richard M. Betts, and Carol M. Jensen

 Copyright: 2011

Illinois Real Estate License Requirements

Learn about the Illinois education requirements for real estate licensing and renewal in your state.

Licensing Board/Commission: IDFPR Division of Real Estate (DRE)

Illinois Real Estate Education Requirements:

  • Illinois real estate salesperson license: N/A
  • Illinois real estate broker license: 90 hours, which includes the 75-hour Broker Pre-license Topics course and the 15-hour Interactive Broker Pre-license Applied Real Estate Principles course
  • Illinois also requires 39 hours of post-license education for brokers, which includes one 15-hour classroom/distance education learning course and one 15-hour interactive course.

Illinois State Reciprocity:

Real estate commissions and boards across the country are adopting policies for a real estate agent in one state to more easily become licensed in another state.

Currently Illinois has reciprocity with the following states under the Real Estate License Act of 2000: Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Occupational and Professional Licensing Division, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Georgia Real Estate Commission, Indiana Real Estate Commission (Broker reciprocity only), Iowa Real Estate Commission, Nebraska Real Estate Commission, South Dakota Real Estate Commission and Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.

To qualify for an Illinois Real Estate Broker license under Category D, applicants must:  

  1. Be at least 21 years old
  2. Hold an active broker’s license, or equivalent by examination in a state that has a reciprocal agreement with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Illinois Real Estate Continuing Education (CE) and License Renewal Requirements:

  • Real estate brokers in Illinois must renew their real estate licenses by April 30 of even-numbered years
  • Managing brokers in Illinois must renew their real estate licenses by April 30 of odd-numbered years 
  • Illinois continuing education requirements: 12 hours of real estate CE classes -- 6 hours of electives and 6 hours of core courses
  • Brokers renewing for the first time are required to take 30 hours of continuing education classes 

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