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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Online Brand Optimization for Realtors Class - Non CE

Online Brand Optimization for Realtors Class with Scott Vancea - Non CE

When: Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Instructor: Scott Vancea
Cost: No Charge

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scuCvrTIvHtVIGfeuCKcIMXyu4yqioH69


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

This class is based on the NAR stat that 87% of Real Estate sellers and buyers will Google an agent BEFORE they decide to work with them. This begs the questions, what do prospects see when they Google you? How do you stack up when they Google your competition? 


The class will be focused on three main elements: 

1. Google My Business Optimization

2. Online Reviews

3. Business Citation Syndication


These are considered foundational to any businesses ability to compete in online search and win at the hyper-local level and beyond.

Based in the Los Angeles area, Scott Vancea has worked in Real Estate technology for over a decade. His resume includes leading sales and strategic partnerships for Real Estate tech firms and being an independent technology consultant for major brands and teams; focused primarily on Residential Real Estate Data Analytics and Online Reputation Management.In early 2019 Scott joined the team at First.IO to lead Strategic Partnerships and helped shepherd that company to a positive acquisition by Remax LLC this past December.Since then Scott has been consulting on Online Brand Optimization and teaches Realtors how to improve their online visibility and build brand equity.



Bridge MLS Presents BoxBrownie.com a Property Marketing Platform

BoxBrownie.com Overview with Peter Schravemade - Non CE

When: Friday, July 17th, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Instructor: Peter Schravemade
Cost: No Charge

Register in advance for this meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/webina...

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

* BoxBrownie is the premier app for virtual staging, virtual renovations, 3D floorpans and photo enhancements.

* Learn the 5 essential elements of property marketing.

* How to take your marketing from amateur to unforgettable, easily, fast and on a budget.

* What is the number one tool that an agent should have in the listing tool kit right now?

Find out all this and more in our session


What Realtors Need to Know about Wills and Trusts

What Realtors Need to Know about Wills and Trusts - 1 Hour CE

When: Friday, July 24th, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Instructor: Melissa Donovan
Cost: No Charge

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsdeqsqjgvEtSBU6nQx2PAWiuK9CaLu8Hc

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

This Fast Moving and Fun class will cover:

  • How Estate Plans affects the Sale, Management and Leasing of real estate.
  • What is the Difference between a Will and a Living Trust?
  • Why Do So Many Clients Have Living Trusts?
  • How Does a Power of Attorney Work and Does it Always Work?
  • What Happens If Your Client becomes Mentally Incapacitated?
  • What New Texas Residents Need to Know!

Course #34282 / Provider #10088/ The Wiewel Law Firm


AustinTitleAgent ONE - Non CE

Austin Title Agent ONE Zoom Webinar with Roxanne Ford - Non CE

When: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Instructor: Roxanne Ford
Cost: No Charge

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrfu2upzsvGtJdxD29UelBeAClm3fHdoKX

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

In this class we will explore all the new features and possibilities of Austin Title Agent ONE.  

This program comes pre-loaded with calculations and closing costs for Real Estate Professionals. It allows them to easily andquickly generate buyer estimates and seller net sheets from their mobile  devices using twelve real estate specific calculators.

In addition to the closing cost features, you will also be blown away  by the marketing options designed to help you not only sell your properties but market yourself and your services.You will learn to use this program to  develop a social media strategy and encourage users to visit your website.

The new update also includes improvements to the app's speed and  reliability that will allow you to answer questions quickly and easily.  

When it comes to Real Estate, it's all in ONE!   


Zonability for Residential Agents - Get to Know Your Property Potential!

Zonability for Residential Agents - Get to Know Your Property Potential!

When: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Instructor: Leigh Budlong
Cost: No Charge

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdOCurT4uGdUPbGnASGiT9uY3874TvCr6

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

Overview & Learning Objectives:

Have you been wondering how CodeNEXT might impact Austin’s residential real estate market?

Zonability founder, Leigh Budlong, is going to be holding a 30 minute talk about such questions and provide a basic overview of land-use/zoning with a pragmatic approach as to how to use such insights in your residential business.


Mortgage & Real Estate Taxation - 3 Hrs CE

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

When: Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Instructor: Matthew Posey
Cost: $30

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85969277874?pwd=MXhKRS83Rm5QOFh5MEF2a2ROLzNGdz09

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