Live and Online MCE Classes

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TREC Providership: #0173

Live Classes


Proven Business Tax Strategies For the Real Estate Professional – Non CE Credit

(Breakfast will be provided)

When: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am (Please arrive by 9:30am to register)
Location: Austin Title Stonebridge Plaza II
9600 North MoPac Expwy.,Ste #225/Austin, TX 78759

Instructor: Thomas Rich
Cost: No Charge

Give Yourself A Raise in 2017!
As a self-employed real estate professional, you know it’s not how much money you make that matters, but how much money you keep! Especially now, with the higher tax rates.
Fear not! This is not some dry tax prep snooze-fest. It’s an entertaining, fast paced power packed free session with practical strategies you can start using now to build your business and keep more of your income.

You might have a great bookkeeper or CPA handling your taxes, but that person is not involved in the day-to-day decisions of your business that can mean the difference between keeping-or losing-literally thousands of dollars over the course of the year.

It’s not about working harder-you’re already working plenty hard
but working smarter. Learn things like…
* Your Elite Self-Employed Status and Benefits
* IRS Myths – BUSTED!
* Vehicle Deductions Maximized
* Home Office Updates and Rules
* Entertainment Strategies
* Medical Insurance Cost -The Tax Truths & Strategies
* Avoid time-consuming (potentially catastrophic!) IRS audits
* Optimize Efficiency & Deductibility in your business!

Bottom line…when you are self-employed, everyday is tax day!

Register for Tax Strategies Here!


FHA Reverse Mortgage for Purchase Transactions – 3 Hours of CE Credit
Provider #0669
Course #26684

(Breakfast will be provided)

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (Please arrive by 9:00am to register)
Location: Austin Title Stonebridge Plaza II
9600 North MoPac Expwy.,Ste #225/Austin, TX 78759

Instructor: David Cook
Cost: $18 Cash or Check

Any homebuyer 62 years of age or older could benefit from using an FHA-insured reverse mortgage to purchase a home. Buyers with a moderate income and net worth will be able to use a reverse mortgage to purchase a home for which they would not otherwise qualify to buy. And, they will never have a requirement to make monthly payments as long as they live in the home as their primary residence (must pay taxes and insurance when do and maintain the home in good repair). Actual closed transactions will show Realtors how they will be able to increase listings and sales after attending this class.

1. Demographics as proof that Austin area is favorite among retiring seniors.
2. Increase buying power of your cash buyers with 50% or less cash down payment.
3. Convert seniors who are renting to buyers.
4. List the seniors current home plus represent them as Buyer’s Agent on purchase of home for retirement.
5. Discussion of scenarios as well as actual closed transactions using a reverse mortgage.

Register for FHA Reverse Mortgages Here!


Understanding Zero Down and Government Assistance Programs for Homebuyers – Non CE Credit

(Breakfast will be provided)

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Austin Title Stonebridge Plaza II
9600 North MoPac Expwy.,Ste #225/Austin, TX 78759

Instructor: Jonathan Richards
Cost: No Charge

Class description:
How many times have you talked to a prospective client and they have told you that they have good credit and income but don’t have the money for a down payment? What if I told you there are programs that help home buyers with the down payment and in some cases help with closing cost as well? Come let us show you the programs that are available and what we offer to help your clients realize the dream of homeownership.

Topics Include:
* How to qualify your buyers for DPA
* Bond/Grant Programs for Down Payment Assistance including TSAHC, SETH and many more.
* VA 100% financing and USDA 100% financing

Register for Understanding 0 Down Here!


Realist 2.0 – 2 Hours CE Credit
Provider #0127
Course #28919

(Breakfast will be provided)

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am (Please arrive by 9:00am to register)
Location: Austin Title Stonebridge Plaza II
9600 North MoPac Expwy.,Ste #225/Austin, TX 78759

Instructor: Jack Sellers, ABoR Trainer
Cost: No Charge

Class description:
Realist Tax is a powerful tool that combines public records and MLS data in one reporting system. This class will increase your comfort level in utilizing the Realist search tools as well as reviewing Realist reports. You will also learn how to create farming searches, print mailing labels, and export data in this class.

Register for Realist 2.0 Here!


Online MCE Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

These courses allow you to fulfill your MCE hours via your home computer on your own time. Please note that these courses are for MCE credit only. They are not for SAE credit. If you are unsure as to what type of renewal hours are required for your license, please refer to your renewal notice from TREC or call TREC prior to starting your course(s). Once you complete the course(s) online, simply take the final exam online and fax the TREC Reporting Form to Austin Title Company and we will notify TREC for you. The Texas Real Estate Commission has approved these mandatory continuing education (MCE) courses for existing Texas Real Estate agents. For information on the requirements for taking MCE courses, please call TREC at (800) 250-8732 or visit their website at www.trec.state.tx.us

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Online Courses Offered Credit Hrs Course # Cost

Check it Out: Home Inspection in RE Practice
Understand the importance of property inspections and how to advise your clients about the inspection process. Also, learn how to prepare a home for inspection and how to limit your liability during the inspection process. 3 hrs/0 legal hrs 03-00-037-28611 $25

Green Home Construction
This course covers aspects of “green home” construction and sustainable design, including lot shopping, site work and landscaping, and building material choices. It also addresses safety considerations and waste management. 6 hrs/0 legal hrs 06-00-067-29873 $45

Green Home Features
What makes a green home green? Gain insight into the different features included in green design. Highlights include water and energy efficiency, appliances, methods of controlling heat loss, how to conserve energy in a home, lighting, and renewable energy. 3 hrs/0 legal hrs 03-00-027-28300 $25

Pricing Property to Sell
Presents methods and principles for pricing property. Covers pricing compared to appraisal, basic concepts of pricing property, principles of value, approaches to pricing property and application of the market data and replacement cost methods. 6 hrs/0 legal hrs 06-00-067-28831 $45

Principles of Commercial Real Estate
A high-level view of commercial real estate, this elective course examines various types of commercial real estate including retail space, storage facilities, and office space. Additional highlights include land development, site selection, industrial real estate brokerage and how both local and regional labor markets can have an effect on commercial real estate. 3 hrs/0 legal hrs 03-00-027-28303 $25

MCE Packages Available


Renewal Package 1 15 hrs/6 legal hrs $95
This renewal package consists of the following topics: TREC Ethics MCE(3), TREC Legal Update MCE(3), Commercial Sales and Exchanges(6), and Principles of Commercial Real Estate(3)
Renewal Package 3 15 hrs/6 legal hrs $95
This renewal package consists of the following topics: TREC Ethics MCE(3), TREC Legal Update MCE(3), Tax Advantages of Home Ownership(6), and Check it Out: Home Inspection in Real Estate Practice(3)
Renewal Package 4 15 hrs/6 legal hrs $95
This renewal package consists of the following topics: TREC Ethics MCE(3), TREC Legal Update MCE(3), Green Construction (6 hrs), Green Home (3 hrs)

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