Education

Austin Title’s Vision is to provide value-added services to the Real Estate Community. We are committed to providing the best education, resources, and technology.

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Our list of educational classes is only part of the service we provide. Ask about our title services, real estate statistics, technology programs, and other resources for agents and home owners. Our online courses allow you to fulfill your CE hours via your home computer. Please note, our courses can be for either CE credit or Non-CE credit. We do not offer classes for SAE credit. If you are unsure as to what type of renewal hours are required for your license renewal, please refer to your renewal notice from TREC or contact TREC prior to starting your course(s).

School Policy Manual

Death, Will, Probate and Trusts in Texas - 2 Hrs CE - February 28th, 2024

Death, Will, Probate and Trusts in Texas - 2 Hrs of CE


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for the course as well as how to join the Zoom meeting.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course was designed to assist license holders to understand the basic concepts of wills, the probate process, and trusts. By outlining the several types of wills, what is probated and what is not, property definition and deeds and how a trust operates.

Date

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$20.00 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider - #0001

Course - #42926


TCAD 101 for Real Estate Professionals - March 6th, 2024

TCAD 101 for Real Estate Professionals - 1 Hour Non-CE

Join Leana Mann, Interim Chief Appraiser from Travis Central Appraisal District for a look at the most important issues title companies, lenders, and real estate agents face in helping their clients navigate the property tax system.

Topics Include:
• Basics of the property tax system
• How market values and property taxes are calculated • An overview of exemptions
• An overview of the protest process
• Preparing clients to handle “surprises” they may face in their first year of ownership
• Common misconceptions of the property tax system

Date

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Time

1pm-2pm

Location

Austin Title Education Center

9600 N. Mopac Expy, Suite 100, Building II

Austin, TX 78759

Cost

Free

Instructor

Leana Mann, Interim Chief Appraiser for TCAD


Broker Responsibility - March 8th, 2024 - Live, In Person with Stephen Etzel

Broker Responsibility - 6 Hours of CE Credit

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this course is to address the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

Section 535.2 of the TREC Rules requires a broker who sponsors salespersons, a designated broker of a business entity, and a licensee who is a delegated supervisor of one or more licensees to complete this 6-hour broker responsibility course to renew a license. Any licensee may take this course. Additionally, a sponsoring broker may, by policy, require certain licensees and employees to take this course.

Date

Friday, March 8th, 2024

Time

9am-3pm

Location

Austin Title Education Center

9600 N. Mopac Expy, Suite 100, Building II

Austin, TX 78759

Cost

$55 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider #0001

Course #44547


Introduction to Realtors Property Resource (RPR) - 2 Hrs CE - March 13th, 2024

Introduction to Realtors Property Resource (RPR) - 2 Hrs of CE


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for the course as well as how to join the Zoom meeting.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides the real estate professional with real estate market research and valuation tools that consumers can access online and the pros and cons of automated valuation models. The course covers how Realtors Property Resource™ tools help real estate buyers and sellers make informed decisions, as well as how REALTORS® can combine their specific expertise in RPR tools to benefit clients and customers before, during, and after the real estate transaction.

Date

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$20.00 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider - #0001

Course - #43026


Understanding the Nature of a Farm and Ranch Contract - 4 Hrs CE - March 15th, 2024

Understanding the Nature of a Farm and Ranch Contract - 4 Hrs of CE


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for the course as well as how to join the Zoom meeting.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide the real estate professional with an in-depth overview of a farm and ranch contract. Covering tangible and non-tangible assets associated with the property and how the contract is to represent assets rights of buyers and sellers in the transaction.

Date

Friday, March 15th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 2:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$35.00 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider - #0001

Course - #45411


Tax Stories: Part One & Part Two - March 21st, 2024

Tax Stories: Part One & Part Two

It’s rare that our industry discusses the tax advantages or tax exposures that our clients will have when buying, holding or selling real estate. This 2-hour CE course will cover simple income tax details we should know for our clients….and us as homeowners!

Class Discussion Points:

  • Defining the mortgage interest deduction and how it works
  • Understand the definition of a qualified residence under the IRS tax code
  • Discover the tax differences in a primary residence, second home, and investment properties
  • Giftor vs. giftee. Who gets taxed and when?
  • Learn how to explain acquisition indebtedness and how it affects your tax liability
  • Using an estate planning tool of the lifetime exclusion when giving a sizeable gift
  • How to calculate the tax basis on a property
  • When Capital Gains Tax affects the homeowner
  • Capital Gains rate varies for different tax brackets
  • What are your options around paying Capital Gains
  • Principal Residence exclusion
  • Taxes when you change the way you hold the property: Primary to investment…..Investment to primary
  • 1031 rules and timelines
Date

March 21st, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$20 per person

Instructor

Matt Posey

Additional Information

Provider#: 10155

Course#: 41160 & 41200


Austin Title Agent ONE - March 28th, 2024

Austin Title Agent ONE Update: Non CE


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the Zoom meeting.


Date

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

FREE

Instructor

Roxanne Ford, SVP Business Development


TREC Legal Update I - March 29th, 2024

TREC Legal Update I - 4 Hours of CE Credit - Live, In Person


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Did you know that as a license holder you have legal requirements and regulations for engaging in the real estate business? Perhaps you also belong to a trade association connected to the real estate business that has a code of conduct and you see that as a requirement for engaging in the business. There is more to your requirements than a trade associa­tion expectations. It is every license holder’s responsibility to know and operate under the current laws applicable to their license. The course covers the requirements Texas law places upon all license holders regard­ing ethical conduct when facilitating a real estate transaction.


Date

Friday, March 29th, 2024

Time

10am-2pm

Location

Austin Title Education Center

9600 N. Mopac Expy, Suite 100, Building II

Austin, TX 78759

Cost

$35 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider #0001

Course #47600


Austin Title Agent ONE - April 18th, 2024

Austin Title Agent ONE Update: Non CE


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the Zoom meeting.


Date

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

FREE

Instructor

Roxanne Ford, SVP Business Development