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Maine Real Estate Continuing Education

New classes are always being scheduled.  We guarantee more classes than you’ll need and they are always topics you want; always taught by experts in their field.  Check our web site frequently for these offerings as they often fill up within days of being announced!

The live classes are always in high demand and free whenever we are able to secure a sponsor and the on-line classes are always available and you get your credit certificate the instant you finish.  We also offer livestream CE classes through Zoom.  The convenience of staying at home, but still that feeling of live interaction!

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I Wish They Knew - Maine State Housing
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

MaineHousing...real opportunity has replaced the ho hum! Learn how to best meet a first-time home buyer's financing needs and increase your business with MaineHousing's First Home Loan Program. Help more buyers benefit from the generous downpayment/closing cost assistance grant AND attractive below market interest rates MaineHousing offers. You will discover that most Maine residents are income eligible for the program and that Maine's deserving veterans actually receive an additional interest rate discount. Financing is available for manufactured homes, and for home repair and improvement costs included in the first mortgage at closing. Take a close look at the First Home Loan program, gain the expertise to help more first time buyers and earn 3 credit hours toward your license renewal.

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Lisa Lavigne
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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Understanding Credit Reporting
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

This course will provide Real Estate Professionals with an overview of the role that one's credit history plays in getting financing in today's lending market. Those in the Real Estate Profession with an understanding of how credit scores are computed, and how they impact financing for their clients will put them in a better position in aiding buyers to become better prepared to obtain the best financing available when they decide to buy a home.

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Don Cohen
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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I Wish They Knew - Inspections
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

Welcome to "I Wish I Knew - Inspections", an online course featuring Gary Daigneault and Mike Michaud being interviewed by Ed Getty. Together, they have inspected thousands of properties and have a thorough understanding of the issues present in buildings today.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Identify construction issues in today's buildings
Communicate what an inspection will and will not accomplish
Create appropriate expectations with your clients when they engage an inspector

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Michael Michaud
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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Buyer Agency - The Real Deal
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

From the outside, buyer agency looks deceptively simple and easy. After all, how hard can it be to drive a nice car to show nice houses to nice people? In this course a top performing licensee reveals the duties, obligations, and processes she uses to satisfy her clients.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Describe the duties you as a buyer agent have to your clients
Work through common situations that come up in many transactions
Address the needs of your buyers in effective ways
Live comfortably within the rules and regulations that govern your obligations to your clients and to customers

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Susan Russell
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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Code of Ethics Online
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

Have you ever had an issue with a fellow licensee? Do you know a consumer who questioned the ethics of a licensee? Join REALTOR Professional Standards Committee chair Geoff MacLean and veteran REALTOR Ed Getty in a lively discussion of adherence to a code of ethics in addition to the minimum standards of the license law.

Fulfills the REALTORS Ethics requirement due by 12/31/2021.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE CORE COURSE.

Instructors: Geoff MacLean and Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
ME 3 clock hours
NH 3 clock hours
$20.00

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Environmental Issues for Real Estate
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

Greetings and welcome to the Exceed CE Environmental Issues for Real Estate course.
Understanding environmental issues and knowing the disclosures that are required to be made by sellers and their agents to buyers, landlords, tenants, and lenders are important to real estate professionals who practice in residential and investment real estate. Consumers are concerned with health and safety issues. Correct information from real estate agents is demanded by the public.
Much of the information in this course is provided by the federal government and has been obtained through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and various websites linked to www.epa.gov.
Your instructor for this course is Gene Trowbridge, Esq. CCIM.

ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

Dual Agency: Can I, Should I?
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

Welcome to Dual Agency: Can I, Should I? an online course featuring Geoff MacLean and Ed Getty. Geoff and Ed each have 30 + years of experience and numerous interesting stories that inform the important points they present in this video based discussion of licensees relationships with consumers from first contact to in-depth identification of issues surrounding disclosed dual agency.

Instructors: Geoff MacLean and Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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I Wish They Knew - Short Sales
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

In today's real estate market it is still possible that you will represent seller clients who are behind on their mortgage payments. Or perhaps you will represent a buyer client who is interested in purchasing a property that is marching toward foreclosure.

We seriously considered calling this course "Patience is a Virtue".... and you will see why by the time you finish this course! Join Kim Fowler as she shares her real world expert advice on how to get to the closing table with either your seller or buyer client.

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Kim Fowler
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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I Wish They Knew - Finance - Part 2
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

There are so many things that real estate licensees often only learn in the "school of hard knocks." So we interviewed subject matter experts in various key areas to accelerate your learning and make the experience a positive one rather than a bruising one. We often add new topics to the "I Wish They Knew.." series so keep looking for new courses!

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Shawn Casey
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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I Wish They Knew -Survey
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

Welcome to "I Wish I Knew - Surveys", an online course featuring Jim Nadeau of Nadeau Land Surveys in a 2 person video interview with our partner Ed Getty.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Differentiate between a boundary survey and a Mortgage Loan Inspection Plan
Discuss issues with floodplains and flood insurance
Describe the use of subdivision plats

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and James D Nadeau
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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I Wish They Knew - Finance
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

There are so many things that real estate licensees often only learn in the "school of hard knocks." So we interviewed subject matter experts in various key areas to accelerate your learning and make the experience a positive one rather than a bruising one. We often add new topics to the "I Wish They Knew.." series so keep looking for new courses!

This course focuses on the topic of finance. Join us for Ed Getty's interview of mortgage loan officer Shawn Casey.


Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Shawn Casey
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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Intro to Commercial Real Estate
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

There are major differences between residential and commercial real estate brokerage. This course highlights some of the major ones to make a more successful transaction for the licensees, clients, and customers. We interviewed Justin Lamontagne, a subject matter expert in various key areas of commercial real estate, to accelerate your learning and make the experience a positive one rather than a bruising one.

Instructor: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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Core Course for Brokers and Associate Brokers - 4 Communication
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

The single most important element of a smooth real estate transaction is EFFECTIVE communication. Not that long ago, licensees worked mainly from an office and most often communicated with consumers face to face, by telephone or through the United State Postal Service. Offers were mailed out or faxed for initials and signatures and it could take days to get a fully executed contract. Technology advances have changed the way business is done. Offers can be emailed, electronically signed and returned in a matter of minutes. A potential down side of this faster-paced transaction is a lack of thorough communication. Transactions involve numerous people, any of which may drop the ball and forget to pass along a message, submit a document or set up an appointment. When everyone involved in a transaction keeps in contact with each other chances are there will be a clearer understanding of that transaction and proper expectations. A common thread found in the investigation of Real Estate Commission complaints is INEFFECTIVE communication. Whether it be about appointed agency, disclosed dual agency, performance/service, earnest money disputes, incomplete property information or other brokerage issues, communication is often a factor when an issue arises.

Instructors: Geoff MacLean and Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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Relationship Disclosure - A Clear Understanding
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

A basic element of a successful real estate transaction is communication. It is imperative that the consumer and licensee understand their relationship and the services that will be part of that relationship. The Real Estate Brokerage Relationships Form is a tool (required in most cases) to assist licensees and consumers in a discussion and ultimate understanding of the customer or client relationship. In addition, this program will cover advertising rules. Methods of advertising have changed with technological advance but the rules still apply. Are you in compliance?

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Geoff MacLean
ME 3 clock hours
$20.00

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Core Course for Designated Brokers 4 Communication
Clarion Hotel Education Center 1230 Congress Street Portland

The Real Estate Brokerage License Act sets forth designated brokers' responsibility to supervise everyone affiliated with a company in order to protect and promote the interests of its clients with absolute fidelity. This includes supervising affiliated licensees, employees and employees of affiliated licensees - EVERYONE (32 MRSA 13179). A fundamental aspect of supervision is communication. This includes communication between the designated broker, affiliated licensees, employees, clients and customers, lenders, title companies, inspectors, appraisers - everyone involved in a transaction. Good communication is the path to setting clear expectations which leads to a well-run company and satisfied clients and customers.

Instructor: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
6/24/21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ME 3 clock hours
$25.00
This is a live in-person class at the TRELG Education Center at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland.

This is the current core course for Designated Brokers, but it is also valid for 3 credit hours (non-Core) for Brokers and Associate Brokers.

The Truth Behind The Title
Ramada Inn, Saco

Just what does a title company do? And why should licensees care? Let Matthew J. McDonald, attorney and owner of Cumberland Title Services, guide you through the basics of title insurance. This 3 clock hour credit course will provide just what you need to know to successfully guide your home-buying clients through the closing process. After completion of this class, licensees will have a broader understanding of the role and function of a title company in a real estate transaction. Attendees will be able to: *Recognize the tools that a title company uses, such as deeds and MLIs *Calculate tax pro rations *Recognize what circumstances can stop a closing *Describe solutions for various title issues.

Instructor: Matthew McDonald
6/28/21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ME 3 clock hours
FREE
Free!!! Brought to you by Mortgage Network!

The Ramada – Saco requires masks in the common areas of the hotel… bathrooms, lobby areas. In the classroom masks are not required other than the CDC recommendation regarding non-vaccinated people.


Fair Housing in Maine
Clarion Hotel Education Center 1230 Congress Street Portland

Are you providing equal professional service to all prospective clients and customers? Have you developed advertising and business practices that welcome everyone and exclude no one? Join Tyra Mitchell to discuss how to take a positive approach to fair housing practices that follow both the legal requirements of the law and the spirit of the Fair Housing Declaration.

Instructor: Tyra Mitchell
7/28/21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ME 3 clock hours
$25.00

Let's Be Safe Out There
Clarion Hotel Education Center 1230 Congress Street Portland

Situational awareness may be the new "it" term, but many do not understand what it means or how we need to use it. Being aware of one's situation and identifying potential threats and dangerous circumstances should be something we all implement as a mindset to use in the everyday life of a real estate licensee. This seminar, presented by Randee McDonald, will discuss how to use the most powerful weapon available - our brain - to avoid defensive situations. We will also touch on the use of pepper spray, personal alarms, and flashlights when the need arises.

Instructor: Randee McDonald
9/23/21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ME 3 clock hours
$25.00
This is a live in-person class at the Renaissance Room of the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland.