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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

Listing 101: The Nuts & Bolts - 2 Hrs CE - July 17th, 2024

Listing 101: The Nuts & Bolts - 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 initial training and understanding in listing presentation creation. Agents learn to create and deliver listing presentations that increases client confidence, aids in the decision-making process and builds a relationship that benefits all parties. Class teaches both the generic structure of listings, their relation to the MLS, and the application of that structure to the presentations specific to residential real estate transactions.

Date

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$20.00 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider - #001

Course - #45360


The Market's Stories - Part One & Part Two - July 18th, 2024

Market Stories - Part One & Part 2 - 2 Hours of CE Credit


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


Overview:

It’s hard to explain the mortgage markets and discuss interest rates when we are unclear on what affects the mortgage market and where mortgage rates come from. This 2-hour CE class will teach you the factors that make up mortgage interest rates and the key reports that move the market. 

This class will also help you to understand and illustrate the main supply and demand factors that impact home prices. We will discuss the demographic trends impacting home prices as well as countering common objections and concerns about our housing market.

Class Discussion:

  • Where do mortgage interest rates come from?
  • Find out why mortgage interest rates move with the bond market
  • The “BIG 3” reports that move mortgage rates
  • The rate movements during times of recession vs. inflation
  • Learn what the outlook is for mortgage interest rates moving forward
  • The 3 key factors that impact house prices: Supply, Demand, and Affordability
  • Discover resources on consumer confidence and local investor activity
  • Today’s first-time homebuyer
  • How to answer the “housing bubble” question
  • Define housing affordability
  • To tell the story of where we’re going, you must know where we’ve been
Date

Thursday, July 18th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$20 per person

Instructor

Matt Posey

Additional Information

Provider: #10155 - CMPS Institute
Course:
#45928 & 45929


Understanding the Nature of a Farm and Ranch Contract - 4 Hrs CE - Friday July 19th, 2024

Understanding the Nature of a Farm and Ranch Contract - 4 Hrs of CE - LIVE, In-Person


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, July 19th, 2024

Time

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$35.00 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider - #0001

Course - #45411


Mastering the Buyer Agreement - 2 Hrs CE - July 24th, 2024

Mastering the Buyer Representation Agreement - 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

Course description Goal for this class is to talk about why buyer agreement didn’t get signed and the challenges when working with buyers. Course will use the IABS and explain the benefits of buyer representation. License holder will gain understanding the buyer agreement and some useful buyer tips when dealing with a prospective client.

Date

Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$20.00 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider - #001

Course - #44036


Austin Title Agent ONE - July 25th, 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, July 25th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

FREE

Instructor

Roxanne Ford, SVP Business Development


Marketing with Remine: Mastering Farm Lists – Non-CE - Online - July 25th, 2024

Marketing with Remine: Mastering Farm Lists – Non-CE - Online


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


COURSE DESCRIPTION
This class is for real estate professionals eager to enhance their marketing strategies and client engagement. This session focuses on leveraging the powerful features of Remine to create and manage effective farm lists. Learn to target specific neighborhoods or demographics with tailored marketing campaigns. By the end of this class, participants will be proficient in using Remine to segment markets, analyze property data, and generate targeted leads that can transform their marketing efforts.

Date

Thursday, July 25th, 2024

Time

11:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

No Cost

Instructor

Candace Gallagher


Tax Reduction Strategies for the Real Estate Professional - July 26th, 2024

Tax-Reduction Strategies for the Real Estate Professional: Non CE

Limited Spaces Available - Registration will close the day before the class

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


Date

Friday, July 26th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:30pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

FREE

Instructor

Maine Shafer, JD


The Forms You Need to Know/ (TXR updates) - 2 Hrs CE - July 31st, 2024

The Forms You Need to Know/ (TXR updates) - 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 reviews the most widely used Texas Realtors forms needed to conduct real estate transactions. It will also cover how to handle updates and changes to contract forms, along with other related documents and addenda. The intent of tis course is to provide insight on the importance of using correct form(s) to ensure a successful transaction for the agent and client.

Date

Wednesday, July 31st, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$20.00 per person

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider - #001

Course - #46627


TREC Legal Update I Class - August 7th, 2024

TREC Legal Update I: 4 Hours of CE Credit 


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to pay for this course.

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.

Legal Update I is a four hour non-elective TREC approved course that all Texas real estate license holders must take for every renewal cycle.

Date

Wednesday, August 7th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 2:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$35

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider: #0001 - Texas Realtors
Course: #47600


TREC Legal Update II Class - August 14th, 2024

TREC Legal Update II: 4 Hours of CE Credit


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for the course.

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.

Legal Update II is a four hour non-elective TREC approved course that all Texas real estate license holders must take for every renewal cycle.

Date

Wednesday, August 14th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 2:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$35

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider# 0001 - Texas Realtors
Course# 47601


CSI - Overview of Appraisal Concepts - August 28th, 2024

CSI - Overview of Appraisal Concepts - 2 Hrs of CE


After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to pay for this course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION 
This course was designed to walk-through the three approaches to value. The cost approach or summation approach, the sales comparison approach, and income approach. It is crucial for a license holder to understand when each of these concepts are used and how they effect value. Moreover, this course will address when and how to properly use the Appraisal Addendum and overview the appraisal conditions in the Third-Party Financing Addendum.

Date

Wednesday, August 28th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

$20

Instructor

Stephen Etzel

Additional Information

Provider: #0001 - Texas Realtors
Course: # 47037


Austin Title Agent ONE - August 29th, 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, August 29th, 2024

Time

10:00am - 11:00am

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

FREE

Instructor

Roxanne Ford, SVP Business Development


Marketing with Remine: Mastering Farm Lists – Non-CE - Online - August 29th, 2024

Marketing with Remine: Mastering Farm Lists – Non-CE - Online


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


COURSE DESCRIPTION
This class is for real estate professionals eager to enhance their marketing strategies and client engagement. This session focuses on leveraging the powerful features of Remine to create and manage effective farm lists. Learn to target specific neighborhoods or demographics with tailored marketing campaigns. By the end of this class, participants will be proficient in using Remine to segment markets, analyze property data, and generate targeted leads that can transform their marketing efforts.

Date

Thursday, August 29th, 2024

Time

11:00am - 12:00pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

No Cost

Instructor

Candace Gallagher