This class will revisit the history and creation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection law known as 93A, which allows consumers to take action against deceptive or unfair business practices. Students will learn the proper procedure for complying with demand letters and how to avoid the overwhelming triple damage liability associated with 93A. Real estate agents are held accountable to 93A regulations every day—make sure you are aware of the rules!
Learn about the Massachusetts cleanup law known as Chapter 21E and the Brownfields Act that governs the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield properties. Students will become familiar with what these contaminated properties have in common and understand the serious liabilities associated with brownfield polluted property disclosures. This eye-opening class also details federal EPA environmental laws such as Clean Air and Clean Water acts and endangered species rules.
Regulations, laws and liabilities associated with the Wetlands Protection Act are covered in this course. Students will learn the history of wetlands protection and come to understand terms like ‘buffer zone,’ ‘vernal pool,’ ‘oligio,’ and ‘Messo Eutro.’ This class will describe proper procedures for building on or near wetlands and detail issues such as milfoil and Secchi readings. Don’t sell properties near wetlands, lakes or rivers without taking this class!
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines are covered in detail during this class. Students will understand what goes into owning a real estate firm, from vicarious liability and criminal investigations to sexual harassment protocols. Before opening your own office, be sure to attend this class.
This course takes students behind the scenes of an appraisal firm and highlights the requirements necessary to become a licensed and certified appraiser. Learn the difference between the cost, market and income approach and how to deal with falling market prices.
Various types of condos—garden style, townhouse, duplex, commercial, industrial and residential—are discussed during this course. Students will learn how a condo’s common area is designated and what is involved with the master and unit deeds and other rules and regulations governing tenants. Annual budgets, assessment and tax issues are also covered. Students will also learn about co-ops and time share ownership, condo conversion, due diligence and owner-occupied rules.
All things lead are discussed in this must-attend class. Students will learn how to fill out lead paint disclosure forms and find out the difference between a deleaded and lead compliant home. Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) laws—and the penalties for non-compliance—will be covered in detail. This is a serious topic: More than 300,000 children under age 5 suffer lead poisoning each year in the U.S. and the fines for realtor non-compliance can amount to $11,000 per violation.
Stay up-to-date on the latest updates in the ever-changing financial landscape. This class covers the particulars of FHA, VA and conventional loans, credit checks and credit scores, condo financing, state financing programs and underwriting. All real estate agents should attend this class.
A green movement is sweeping the country and this class covers how a smart growth toolkit can help list and sell houses and subdivision developments. The smart growth principles utilized by developers, real estate agents and town planning departments are discussed in detail, including TIFs, DIFs, smart parking and more.
A must for all landlords and property managers and anyone who sells investment properties, this class illustrates what is required from a landlord and/or an agent renting apartments. The course covers how to screen tenants, what can and cannot be asked of tenants, lead paint and fair housing laws and much more. Students will also learn how to evict and how to distinguish between tenants at will or those bound to a lease.
Commercial and residential real estate agents shouldn’t miss this class that covers the rights of individuals with disabilities. Students learn who is protected, what property is covered and who is responsible to make modifications. The liabilities for non-compliance are also detailed.
Liabilities and the health risks associated with lead paint, radon and asbestos are covered in our Environmental class. Students will learn the most effective way to monitor for carbon monoxide and water quality and will become experts in remediation costs and oil tank laws.
Students will better understand the seriousness of the offer after completing this class. An offer is a legally-binding contract and all wording needs to be carefully chosen. A few wrong words or omissions can hold buyers legally responsible for the purchase of a home they may no longer want, leaving agents involved in a legal battle between buyer and seller. Contingencies including septic, insect, mold testing and home inspections, along with financing, need to be carefully thought out before presenting an offer. This class will provide the best way to make sure an offer is conveyed correctly.
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 agent’s responsibilities to their buyers and sellers? A WISP plan and how buyers and sellers can advocate for themselves is also discussed. The instructor will go over how to check deeds, verify ownership and check for liens. Also, do agents have to disclose ghosts, suicides or murders? This class will answer those questions and much more!
RE19RC12: Fair Housing
RE20R13: Lead Paint - Residential Sales and Rentals
RE21RC01: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
RE22RC13: Title V
RE23RC12: The Wetlands Protection Act
RE33RC11: RE Brokerage Professional Ethics for Residential & Commercial RE Brokerage
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
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
RE10RC07: General Real Estate Laws, Regulations and Practices
RE12R07: Condominiums, Cooperatives and Timeshares
RE15R07: Selling Historical Homes
RE16RC13: Zoning & Building Codes
RE62RC10: CMA Classes
RE98R16 Landlord/Tenant Residential Rental Agency Part 1
RE99R16 Landlord/Tenant Residential Rental Agency Part 2
E006 Selling Historic Homes
E044 Federal Wetlands
E046 Zoning & Building Codes
E047 Septic Systems
E045 Fair Housing
E2197 Landlord/Tenant Residential Rental Agency Part 1
E2198 Landlord/Tenant Residential Rental Agency Part 2
E1258 Commercial leasing
E065 Real Estate License Law
Real Estate Financing
Residential New Construction
Smart Growth/Smart Energy
Americans W/ Disabilities
This course will prepare the student for the real estate salesperson and/or brokers exam.
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We provide the EPA-Hud and MASS-DOS RRP certification course. This course is a state and federal requirement and mandatory for all contractors in the U.S., including Painters, Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Renovators.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This class covers the various house styles from 1620s to 2008. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the differences between and learn the origins of Post-Medieval, Georgian, Federal, Greek revival, Victorian and Modern homes. Hundreds of home details and styles are jam-packed into this must-see course.
The history, rules and regulations of home preservation acts are covered in detail. Students will gain a better understanding of problems and damage found in old homes—think asbestos, vermiculite and old slate—and learn how to avoid liabilities of misrepresentation.
History and specifics of agency and disclosures are detailed in this course. Our instructor outlines the requirements and time frames for disclosure of dual agency. Students will also learn about Chapter 93A, home inspections and lead paint disclosures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.