RI 409: Business Development - The major difference between a business that starts and a business that lasts is a plan. Attend this course and learn how to guarantee your business has a future by practicing goal setting and business planning. Also pick up insight on practical tasks like choosing and working with an assistant and cultivating a positive professional image. Required module for the Graduate, Realtor Institute designation.
(CE 7 Hours Real Estate Related or PL 7 Hours Elective).
RI 411: Successful Settlement- Managing the Transaction - Avoid the angry, anxious, exhausted looks at and after the closing table. Attend this course for tools for managing the transaction including how to organize and communicate for the best possible closing results. Required module for the Graduate, Realtor Institute designation.
(CE for 7 hours Real Estate Related OR PL 7 Hours Elective)
VAR's Blake Hegeman discusses the perennial favorite topic: what goes down when agents leave or change firms?
Questions answered include:
- What happens if an agent leaves a firm when they have a deal pending?
- Can you still be paid while in transition to another firm?
- Where does the payment come from in those instances?
The good folks at DPOR are working hard to get your license paperwork processed — applications, transfers, and the like.
We’ve already given you some tips on how to speed that process; we’ve got some more info to pass on.
Don’t call DPOR and ask for the status of your license. No one there can give it to you.
Get that? The same people who process applications are answering the phones, so every minute spent explaining “I’m sorry, I can’t provide that information” means one minute fewer actually processing it.
A concern among Realtors® who change firms is the amount of time it takes for their licenses to become active with their new brokerages. Last week, we told you about why some license transfers were taking a little longer than others.
VHDA: The Key to Serving First Time Homebuyers
This newly updated program will provide:
- Two continuing education real estate related or post licensure elective credits.
- Gain the competitive edge - and a heads-up on new or changing programs that could increase your sales.
- Connect with first-time homebuyers - complete the training and join VHDA's new Real Estate Agent Connection program. Benefits include a free listing on vhda.com and timely industry updates.
- Learn to identify your clients' eligibility for VHDA programs.
We will be partnering with some of our local associations around the state to connect with you from ODU in Norfolk.
Please be sure to use the VAR login crendentials (e-mail & password) to register for the VA CRS Chapter Breakfast!
Join the Virginia CRS Chapter at the Bull & Bear Club February 7, at 8:30 a.m. for the Virginia CRS General Membership Breakfast. Start your day off right, by networking with other CRS' in Virginia. You will network with others who have attained the credentials and put the same effort into building their business as you have.
RI 402: Financing Alternatives - Are you a lending expert? You’ll need to be. Attend this course to get up to speed on loan limits, finance options, avoiding common potholes, and tips for navigating the difficult deal. (CE for 7 hours Real Estate Related OR PL 7 Hours Elective Residential Real Estate.)