CHAPTER 93-A 


The student will learn the history of Consumer Protection laws and the creation of Chapter 93-A. Also the procedure for compliance with 93A demand letters and how to avoid the overwhelming triple damage liability associated with 93A. The real estate agent is accountable to 93A regulations every business day. This is a must see class. 


21-E BROWNFIELDS 


The student will learn Federal EPA Environmental Laws such as Clean Air-water, endangered species, etc. They will become familiar with the serious liabilities associated with contaminated property also the clean up procedures and understanding of the Brownfield’s Act. They will learn what is involved in removing oil tanks and what agents should disclose relative to contaminated property. The liability for title owners is forever cradle to grave. Since real estate agents sell real estate they should become familiar with the intense strict liability associated with polluted property. This class is a real eye opener. 


WETLANDS 


The student will lean the history of wetlands protection, the laws, regulations and the liabilities. They will learn to understand terms like buffer zone, vernal pool, oligio, Messo Eutro, also procedures for building in and near wetlands including lake water quality, issues such as mill foil, succi readings, etc. This class is chock full of power point photos of all types of wetlands. Don’t sell properties near wetlands, lakes, rivers without attending this class. 


OWNERS & MANAGERS 


Student will learn the details of owning a real estate firm from vicarious liability, criminal investigations, EEOC Guidelines, Sexual Harassment statement, required independent contractor contracts and much more. Before you open your own office you truly need to attend this class. 


APPRAISAL 


The student will learn what goes on behind the scenes at an appraisal firm, the requirements to become a licensed and certified appraiser, who the appraiser is really working for. They will learn the difference between the cost, market and income approach, how to deal with falling prices and much more. 


CONDO/CO-OP & TIMESHARES 


Great class. Student will learn the various types of Condo’s – garden style, townhouse, duplex, commercial, and industrial, residential. How a Condo is created what is common area, the Master deed, unit deed, declaration of trust, bylaws, rules and regulations, annual budgets, assessment issues, insurance issues, taxes, etc, etc. etc.. They will also learn about Co-ops and time share ownership, Condo conversion, due diligence, fiduciary duties, etc… Pets, owner occupied rules, etc. etc. etc… 


LEAD PAINT 


The students will learn how to fill out the lead paint disclosure forms. Also be taught the basics of the new RRP laws. The history of lead. The fines for not complying with the disclosure laws. The difference between deleaded and lead compliant house. This is a serious topic- over one million children are lead poisoned in the United States. The fines for realtor non compliance can be $11,000 per violation. This is a must see class. 


FINANCING 


The student will learn the newest updates relative to the ever changing financing issues. FHA, VA, conventional, credit check and credit score, condo financing, underwriting, mortgage banker vs. mortgage lender. Prequalifications vs pre-approvals, state financing programs, etc. All agents should attend this class. 


SMART GROWTH


The student will learn about the new smart growth movement throughout the country, They will learn what the smart growth tool kit is and how to use it to help them sell and list houses and sub division developments. They will learn how the green movement is becoming evenly involved in the developments and renovations now and in the future. This class explains many of the smart growth principles utilized by developers, real estate agents and town planning departments. Some of those principles are TIFs, DIFs, low impact development, smart parking, smart energy, agricultural preservation, ADUs, etc, etc. This is a very interesting class, The knowledge you learn from this class will very useful in your real estate career.


RESIDENTIAL RENTAL, LANDLORD/TENANT ISSUES


This a fantastic class and should be a required class for all agents who are landlords, property managers, or sell any investment property including a 2 unit house. The student will learn what is required from a landlord and/or an agent renting apartments. You will learn how to screen tenants, what can and can not be asked. What to do about the lead paint laws, fair housing laws, radon, mold, asbestos, disclosure responsibilities, etc.

You will learn the difference between tenants at will vs. lease. How to evict, about required forms such as lead paint, statement of condition, fee disclosure, etc. 


ADA: (AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT 


The students will learn the right of individuals with disabilities. Who is protected, what property is covered, who is responsible to make the modifications. The liabilities for not complying with the regulations. This is an important class for commercial and residential agents. 


ENVIRONMENTAL 


The student will learn about the liability and health effects associated with lead paint, radon, asbestos, electro magnetic waves, wetlands, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, water quality testing, well water systems, remediation costs, oil tank laws, etc. etc. This is a must see class.


OFFERS


This class will help the student better understand the seriousness of the offer to purchase. The offer class is more interesting than you might think. The offer is the key to and legally binding contract and in the eyes of the law a real binding contract. The wording in the offer needs to be very carefully considered before presenting the offer to the seller. A few wrong words or omissions can hold the buyers legally responsible for the purchase of a house they may truly no longer want. The real estate agents find themselves involved in a legal battle between the buyer, seller. The contingency’s such as septic, insect, mold, financing, home inspection etc. need to be carefully thought out before presenting offers.


DUE DILIGENCE


The students will learn what is meant by the term due diligence. What is expected of them according to the rules, regulations and practices? what are the agents responsibility’s for their buyers and sellers, what is a WISP plan, the problems associated with the agent having the home inspection report, what should the buyers and sellers do for themselves, should the agents check the deeds, verify ownership, check for liens, what is registered property, how to check to see if a condo is FHA approved, do agents have to disclose ghosts, suicides and murders and much more. You will love this class.



RE19RC12: Fair Housing 
RE63RC10: Environmental
RE20R13: Lead Paint - Residential Sales and Rentals 
RE21RC01: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
RE22RC13: Title V 
RE23RC12: The Wetlands Protection Act 
RE24C01: 21-E
RE25RC08: Financing
RE28RC12: Foreclosures 
RE33RC11: RE Brokerage Professional Ethics for Residential & Commercial RE Brokerage 
RE35RC03: Offers
RE36R05: Conducting Open Houses
RE31C01: Commercial Leasing
RE39C05: Commonly Used Forms: Mandatory / Optional
RE41R05: Real Estate Advertising Compliance and the Law
RE42R05: Property Management
RE46R05: Residential New Construction
RE57R07: Brokerage Relationships
RE59R09: Smart Growth /Smart Energy

Massachusetts Real Estate Classes


RE01R06: Seller Agency
RE02R06: Buyer Agency
RE03RC08: Real Estate Laws and Regulations for Owners and Managers
RE04RC12: M.G.L. c. 93A, Consumer Protection & Business Regulation 
RE05RC12: Contract Law 
RE07R13: Closing and Settlement 
RE08RC12: Massachusetts Real Estate License Law and Regulations
RE98R16:Residential Rental, Landlord/Tenant Issues
RE10RC07: General Real Estate Laws, Regulations and Practices
RE11RC07: Antitrust
RE12R07: Condominiums, Cooperatives and Timeshares
RE14R07: Architecture
RE15R07: Selling Historical Homes
RE16RC13: Zoning & Building Codes 
RE62RC10: CMA Classes

New Hampshire Real Estate Classes


E006  Selling Historic Homes
E007  Architecture
E044  Federal Wetlands
E618  Superfunds
E046  Zoning & Building Codes
E047  Septic Systems
E045  Fair Housing
E048  Landlord/Tenant issues
E064  Agency
E1258  Commercial leasing
E065  Real Estate License Law

E066
E892
E252
E918
E860
E1204
E0356
E1355
E1354
E1412

Lead Paint
Real Estate Financing
Appraisal Process
Residential New Construction
Propery Management
Foreclosures
Smart Growth/Smart Energy
Contract Law
Americans W/ Disabilities
Environmental
REALESTATE AGENTS PRELICENSE


This course will prepare the student for the real estate salesperson & brokers exam.

Click here for more details.

RRP - RENOVATION, REPAIR, AND PAINTING CERTIFICATION CLASSES 


We provide the EPA-Hud and MASS-DOS RRP certification course. This course is a state and federal requirement and manditory of all contractors in the United States. Painters, Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Renovators, etc.

Federal law will require contractors that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools, built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

You will receive an RRP certificate at the completion of the 8 hour one day course.

Click here for more details.

REAL ESTATE CONTINUING EDUCATION IN MA & NH 


This course will provide students with the necessary continuation education required under the MA & NH Real Estate and Continuing Education Law.

We provide reliable continuing education both live and online. Live classes allow the student to personally interact and network with the instructors and students. Online classes provide flexability to obtain your credits at your convenience. Many students combine both live and internet classes. 

Click here for more details.

HOME INSPECTOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES 


We provide continuing education classes for MA & NH home inspectors. The student will learn a variety of topics from HVAC, Environmental, Plumbing, Radon, Lead Paint, Construction, Electrical, Structural, Laws, Regulations, etc.

Click here for more details. 
            

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

 
Massachusetts law now requires continuing education credits for all licensed construction supervisors from unrestricted, restricted, masons, roofers, window and door installers, insulation, wood stove installers, siding.

Click here for more details.

Courses

ARCHITECTURE 


The student will learn the various house styles from 1620 to 2008. They will be able to identify the difference between Post Medieval, Georgian, Federal, Greek revival, Victorians, and Moderns. They will learn why Greek revival is called Greek revival as well as the origin of all the many various house styles. This class is fully packed with power point photos and diagrams of hundred of details and styles. 


SELLING HISTORIC HOMES 


The students will learn the history, rules, laws, regulations relative to historic preservation acts. They will gain a better understanding of typical insect damage found in old houses as well as other problems relative to environmental, such as asbestos, vermiculite, old slate, old knob & tubing wires. The presentation is fully packed with power point photos and diagrams. They will also lean how to avoid the liabilities of saying the wrong thing and being held accountable to misrepresentations. 


BUYER AGENCY 


The student will lean how long agency developed and what is their legal liabilities as an agent. They will learn the history of agency. They will also learn the history of agency disclosure, the requirements and procedures for disclosing agency relationships along with the required time frames for disclosure of duel agency. They will learn about Chapter 93-A- home inspection and lead paint disclosures, etc..


CONTRACT LAW 


The student will learn the rules of contract construction and understand the differences between an oral and written contract. Executated and executory contracts, how to properly use boiler plate contracts. The meaning of time is of the essence and statute of frauds. This class is taught for the real estate agent and encompasses real life scenarios that agents deal with daily. 


TITLE V-SEPTIC 


The student will learn the history of title V laws. The current rules and regulations and required inspections. They will learn what to do when a system fails. Also, the procedures for installing septic’s from deep hole and perk tests to engineered plan approval. Also, the life expectancies of septic systems and cost related to repair and replacement. Words like Tight Tank, Envirosystem Infiltrator, Fast System, Baffles, and D boxes will be understood. This class is full of power point photos showing all aspect of a septic system installation. You’ll love this class even if it is a crappy subject. 


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 


The student will learn the seriousness of managing property, the liabilities and responsibilities. The difference between a special agent and a general agent. Who needs to be licensed to be a property manager? The different types of leases, net leases, gross, percentage, index, triple net, ground lease, etc... Who should do the sori & cori check. Fair housing issues, section 8. How to spot a meth house, etc., etc… This is a real eye opener for all agents whether you do property management or not. 


GENERAL REAL ESTATE AND REGS 


This class is a overview of real estate laws, rules and regulations. We will discuss agency laws and disclosure requirements, apartment rental disclosure forms, sex offender registry, consumer protection laws, anti-trust laws, escrow rules, rental regulations and security deposit laws, license requirements for salesperson vs broker, etc..

This is a real eye opener. You won’t believe what you forgot from the day you originally passed your real estate test.


CMAs


The student will learn the difference between a CMA, appraisal and BPO .. The class covers the various approaches of appraisal, income approach, market approach, cots approach. The student will better understand the importance of considering highest and best use. They will understand the laws that govern CMAs and appraisals as well as the responsibilities and liabilities of providing CMAs.  


COMMONLY USED FORMS


This class is very important for anyone in the real estate business. The student will learn how to use and properly fill out the state and federally required mandatory forms such as the consumer relationship disclosure form, dual agency and designated agency consent form,  dual agency and designated notices, home inspection fact sheet, lead paint property transfer, tenant, and short term vacation rental forms. If the agent does not comply with the mandatory form laws the fines can be huge. Lead paint form violations can be $11,000 per mistake as well as civil liability. Also violating these laws can also be violations of consumer protection laws chapter 93A.


ZONING & BUILDING CODES 


The student will learn the history of zoning and building code as well as the difference between health department and building departments. They will learn many building codes that may prevent the agent from incorrectly listing property and becoming liable. They will learn what is a legal living room, bedroom, the difference between a Cellar and a Basement also the truth about radon, asbestos, lead, UFFI, carbon monoxide, etc… This class is full of power point photos of code and zoning violations. A Real Eye Opener. 


RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION


The student will learn what defines a subdivision, who needs a license to build, who obtains building permits, how to properly list and represent new construction, builders warranties and much more. This class will show power point pictures of the entire building process from excavation, foundation frame, sheetrock, cabinets, floors, roof, etc., etc. etc… If you sell new houses this is a must attend class. 


ANTI-TRUST 


The student will learn the history of Anti-Trust laws from the 1800’s to today.. They will be taught what not to say and how to stay out of serious trouble with the law. They will learn about boycotting, price fixing, tying. They will also learn how easy it is to be liable under Anti-trust law and how to avoid serious penalties. 


FAIR-HOUSING 


The student will learn the history of Fair Housing from 1800’s to today. They will be able to use this training to avoid serious liability. The student will learn what can and can not be said, who the protected classes are and how a discriminated person can utilize the HUD system. They will also learn how at no cost a client can sue the agent and seller for discrimination. They will learn about insurance coverage’s and how to best avoid Federal and State Liabilities. This is a must attend class.



HIGH PERFORMANCE GREEN HOMES 


High Performance Green homes is a must see class for all real-estate agents and contractors. This 2 hour credit class is packed with very interesting information about Green and high performance houses and buildings. The students will learn the difference between energy star and LEED design buildings. Students will learn what the term GREEN actually means. This class will teach the meaning of sustainability, they will learn about the different levels of LEED certified, silver, gold and platinum certifications as well as the requirements needed to maintain certification. How certification points are calculated, what is A HERS inspector and when are they needed. What is the green building council, information about energy efficient mortgages, climate change, tax credits, solar heat and much more. You will truly enjoy this class.


REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING COMPLIANCE AND THE LAW


The students will learn who is responsible for the advertising. what are the federal and state laws as well as the codes of ethics that govern advertising, how to avoid trouble with fair housing laws, what is actually considered advertising, example newspapers, print media, electronic media, billboards, direct mail, phone calls etc. They will learn about sellers talk and puffing, How to promote out of state developments, how to properly use the do not call list as well as the rules on faxing and emailing and Regulation Z. They will learn HUDS point of view relative to exemptions in fair housing advertising and much more.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS