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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TREC Providership: #0173

Due to COVID we are not currently offering Live Classes, but keep scrolling down for a list of our Online Classes

Online Classes

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).

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Legal 1 Class

Legal 1  - 4 Hours of CE Credit


When: Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
Time: 
9:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Stephen Etzel/Cost $35

Register in advance for this webinar

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.



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.


 4 HOURS OF CE CREDIT / COST $35 / Course number 37796 / Texas Realtors Provider# 0001


Realtors Property Resource - June 2nd, 2022

REALTORS® Property Resource®

When: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time: 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Instructor: Jack Sellers


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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class provides the real estate licensee with real estate market research and valuation tools that consumers can access online. The class covers how REALTORS® Property Resource® (RPR) tools help real estate buyers and sellers make informed decisions, as well as learn the pros and cons of automated valuation models (AVM), and how they obtain and calculate data. This class will educate real estate licensees on how to leverage their specific expertise in RPR tools to benefit clients and customers before, during, and after the real estate transaction.


Legal 2 Class

Legal 2  - 4 Hours of CE Credit

When: Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Time: 9
:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Stephen Etzel/Cost $35

Register in advance for this webinar

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

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.

 4 HOURS OF CE CREDIT / COST $35 / Course number 42040 / Texas Realtors Provider# 0001


Tax Reduction Strategies - June 9th, 2022

Tax-Reduction Strategies

Non CE


When: Thursday, June 9th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 12:30am

Instructor: Kelly Clark
Cost: No Charge


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

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


About your Instructor:  Kelly Clark is a business consultant and training specialist with a proven background in education and business management. Having been personally selected and trained by W. Murray Bradford, she has worked closely with Bradford and Company, Inc., since 2000, as both instructor and Operations Manager. With a proven record as a speaker, Kelly is a recognized professional with over 3000 nationally taught sessions on tax strategies for the self-employed.



Mortgage & Real Estate Taxation - June 16th, 2022

Mortgage & Real Estate Taxation : 3 Hours of CE Credit Webinar with Matthew Posey 

When: Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Matthew Posey
Cost: $30

Register in advance for this meeting:

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

Overview & Learning Objectives:

In this course, we’ll discuss real life examples of how you can help your clients evaluate their real estate options in a way that’s fully compliant with federal tax laws and regulations. Here are three stats that point to the importance of why a real estate agent should be familiar with tax concepts:

  • According to the National Association of Realtors, cash buyers currently represent approx. 30% of all home purchases. Yet, many of these buyers are unaware of the tax consequences of doing so.
  • On the other end of the spectrum, 27% of first-time homebuyers use gift funds to help with their down payment. Further, the New York Federal Reserve Board recently concluded in a study that a homebuyer’s down payment strategy can improve housing affordability by a whopping 40%.
  • According to the National Association of Realtors, investors currently represent approx. 20% of all homebuyers. Many of these investors wonder about the benefits of converting their investment or vacation homes into primary homes, and vice versa.

Learning objectives:

• How the mortgage interest deduction works on primary homes and vacation homes, and how this impacts the client’s mortgage and real estate strategy

• How to make better use of the primary residence exclusion to the capital gains tax

• How the 3.8% investment tax works, who needs to pay it and when it needs to be paid

• How the capital gains tax works when people convert their primary home into a rental property and vice versa

• How rental income, depreciation, capital gains, and capital losses are taxed on investment properties

• How the gift tax works, who needs to pay it and when it needs to be paid

• How to make better use of the annual and lifetime exclusions to the gift tax when clients use gift money for a down payment

• How to avoid paying gift taxes on a private loan between family members

• How tax basis works and why it matters

Course provided by CMPS Institute / License #10155 / TREC #36294


Austin Title Agent ONE - June 23rd, 2022

Austin Title Agent ONE Update

Non CE


When: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Instructor: Roxanne Ford
Cost: No Charge


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


45 Combined Outs in the 1-4 Family Contract and Addenda, What?

45 Combined Outs in the 1-4 Family Contract and Addenda, What? - 2 Hours of CE Credit

When: Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Time: 1
:00pm - 3:00pm
Instructor: Stephen Etzel/Cost $20

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

After completing this course, real estate agents will have an overall understanding of the 1-4 family contract and addenda outs for the buyer. They will be able to identify each buyer out located within the paragraphs and define and explain individually.


 2 HOURS OF CE CREDIT / COST $20 / Course number 41626 / Texas Realtors Provider# 0001