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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 free and the on-line classes are always available and you get your credit certificate the instant you finish.

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I Wish They Knew - Maine State Housing Authority
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
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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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
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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

Every profession has its tools. In real estate today, some of the most important and useful are based in technology. Technology can increase communication and effectiveness in service to clients and customers. As with all things in our profession, regulations are here to guide our practice. This course is a broad overview of effective use of technology in complying with license law.

Instructors: Geoff MacLean and Kristen Wheatley
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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Understanding Land Surveying and Flood Zones -Online
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

Join Professional Land Surveyor and Certified Floodplain Manager, Jim Nadeau, for an educational program that provides an in-depth analysis of Mortgage Loan Inspections and Boundary Surveys: two important land survey products that can influence a variety of real estate transactions.

The second portion of the program gives an introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and its widespread impact on risk assessment, insurance rates, real estate value, community requirements, and permitting and design decisions.

With the NFIP increasing fiscal instability, advances in mapping technology, and policy reform, many changes are underway and will continue in the future, so it is important to be well-informed.

Instructor: Jim Nadeau
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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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.

ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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

Licensees regularly meet consumers and licensees who have had a bad experience with a fellow licensee. What can we do to raise the bar on our real estate practice? Join MAR Professional Standards Committee chair Geoff MacLean and veteran broker 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 12/31/2020.

Instructors: Geoff MacLean and Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
NH Real Estate: 3 CEUs
Online Course
$39.95

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
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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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: James D Nadeau and Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

Legal Issues in Real Estate
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

Licensees are held responsible for complying with ever-changing rules and regulations. Join MAR Legal Counsel, as well as owner of Central Maine Title, Linda Gifford, and veteran broker Ed Getty in a lively discussion of the current license law, rules and regulations.

Instructors: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS and Attorney Linda Gifford
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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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
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

Core Course for Designated Brokers 3
Convenient Online Learning, Available 24/7!

This is a three-part program briefly covering the revised statutes of the Real Estate Brokerage Act followed by a review of the responsibilities of the designated broker and in-depth coverage of select issued identified by the Commission. Designated Brokers will understand that they must create policies and procedures to effectively supervise the activities of the company and everyone affiliated with it. THIS IS THE REQUIRED CORE COURSE FOR DESIGNATED BROKER LICENSE ACTIVATIONS AND RENEWALS ON AND AFTER 04/01/19. Brokers and Associate Brokers are encouraged to take this course as well as Designated Brokers.

Instructors: Geoff MacLean and Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

Core Course for Brokers & Associate Brokers 3
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: Geoff MacLean and Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
ONLINE, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
Online Course
$39.95

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To LLC or Not to LLC
Husson University Westbrook Campus

What are the different options for business entity structuring and how do the goals considered affect the choice for a certain entity type? How is control maintained, what type of flexibility is there, how can you best minimize income taxes and estate taxes, and how can you best protect yourself from liability and protection from creditors. There are many options to consider and all of this will be discussed by Attorney's Jim Hopkinson and Rick Abbondanza.

Instructor: Jim Hopkinson
9/4/19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
SOLD OUT
FREE
Free!! Compliments of University Credit Union, Derek Hebert.

Let's Be Safe Out There
Jeff's Catering, Brewer, ME

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 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
9/10/19, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
REGISTRATION IS THROUGH THE GREATER BANGOR ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. Click MORE INFO for registration details.

Let's Be Safe Out There
The Portland Country Club

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 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
9/18/19, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
REGISTRATION IS THROUGH THE GREATER PORTLAND BOARD OF REALTORS. Click MORE INFO for registration details.

Information Security Today
Husson University Westbrook Campus

This power point presentation and interactive lecture style class will educate you about the different ways that digital scammers are trying to get your sensitive information, will familiarize you with their tactics, and will teach you how to spot and avoid email and internet fraud as it targets the real estate industry. Class participants will by the end of this course be able to present an advanced understanding of phishing techniques with specific emphasis on spoofing and wire fraud as it pertains to the real estate industry. Participants will be able to identify areas of email considered suspect and utilize safe techniques for determining the legitimacy of emails received. Participants will develop and retain a better understanding of information privacy when dealing with the management and digital transmission of sensitive/confidential data. Participants will be able to identify various forms of malware, how each type spreads through a work environment and will understand how harmful software is transmitted. Finally, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of internal and external security as it pertains to their field of business.

Instructor: Michael Wilford, CCNA, MCSE, A+, NET+, SEC+, CJIS
9/24/19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
SOLD OUT
FREE
Free!! Compliments of Red Door Title!

Core Course for Brokers & Associate Brokers - 3
PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco, ME

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?

Instructor: Ed Getty,GRI,CRS
9/25/19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
FREE
Free!! Compliments of PeoplesChoice Credit Union!

The Truth Behind The Title
UMaine Augusta - BANGOR Campus

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
9/25/19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
FREE
Free! Compliments of Derek Hebert of University Credit Union and Cumberland Title!

Core Course for Designated Brokers 3
Husson University Westbrook Campus

This is a three-part program briefly covering the revised statutes of the Real Estate Brokerage Act followed by a review of the responsibilities of the designated broker and in-depth coverage of select issued identified by the Commission. Designated Brokers will understand that they must create policies and procedures to effectively supervise the activities of the company and everyone affiliated with it. THIS IS THE REQUIRED CORE COURSE FOR DESIGNATED BROKER LICENSE ACTIVATIONS AND RENEWALS ON AND AFTER 04/01/19. Brokers and Associate Brokers are encouraged to take this course as well as Designated Brokers.

Instructor: Geoff MacLean
10/16/19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
$25.00
Payable by credit card at checkout.

Information Security Today
Husson University Westbrook Campus

This power point presentation and interactive lecture style class will educate you about the different ways that digital scammers are trying to get your sensitive information, will familiarize you with their tactics, and will teach you how to spot and avoid email and internet fraud as it targets the real estate industry. Class participants will by the end of this course be able to present an advanced understanding of phishing techniques with specific emphasis on spoofing and wire fraud as it pertains to the real estate industry. Participants will be able to identify areas of email considered suspect and utilize safe techniques for determining the legitimacy of emails received. Participants will develop and retain a better understanding of information privacy when dealing with the management and digital transmission of sensitive/confidential data. Participants will be able to identify various forms of malware, how each type spreads through a work environment and will understand how harmful software is transmitted. Finally, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of internal and external security as it pertains to their field of business.

Instructor: Michael Wilford, CCNA, MCSE, A+, NET+, SEC+, CJIS
10/30/19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
SOLD OUT
FREE
Free!! Compliments of Red Door Title!

Core Course for Brokers & Associate Brokers - 3
PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco, ME

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?

Instructor: Geoff MacLean
11/14/19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maine Real Estate: 3 clock hours
FREE
Free!! Compliments of PeoplesChoice Credit Union!