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Reverse Mortgage – Lunch and Learn at Northpoint Mortgage
Thursday, April 12th from 11-1pm
THIS CLASS IS AT: Mansell Overlook, 500 Colonial Center PKWY, 1st Floor Conference Room, Roswell GA 30076

Come join us for a FREE Lunch & Learn! Blake Hauger, local reverse mortgage expert, will outline how your senior clients will benefit under the FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). Feel free to invite your clients who are 62 and older, fellow agents, friends, and family to dispel the common misconceptions of this product and learn why the HECM is becoming increasingly popular. You will leave with helpful tools enabling you to increase your listings and reach more buyers while answering your questions in an open format. Seating is LIMITED! Reserve your ticket today!

FMLS Realist 201: Mining Property Data for Greater Insight into the RE Market
Wednesday, April 25th from 10-1: 15pm

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for the unusual circumstances that occur in a real estate professional's day-to-day business. Today's agent must be proficient in the software tools used to obtain the information required by clients. During this course, students will delve deeper into Realist and learn how to:
• Create and save custom searches to retrieve specific information and create mailing labels
• Use the Realist map draw tools to refine a search geographically
• Customize the results grid to better organize large amounts of data
• Search for homes in Foreclosure
• Use mapping tools to obtain market data and ownership information
• Export Realist data to spreadsheet software for further manipulation

FREE 3 HR CE CLASS: Home Inspection "Deal Killers”
Thursday, April 26th from 10-1:15pm
Register Here for Free
Factors such as mold, polybutylene, and LP siding can stop a deal cold, but are they really that bad? What options are available? Learn to separate the truths from the myths.
  • How to identify common issues
  • How to address your client’s concerns
  • Understanding repair and remediation options and their costs
  • Writing an inspection addendum that will protect you and your client
Lunch provided by Champia Home Inspectors

    Thursday, May 10th from 10- 1:15pm

    This course provides a detailed review of Georgia Real Estate License Law and Rules. Join us as we discuss the rules and laws that govern and guide our profession.

    Lunch provided by Beazer Homes and their preferred lender, Northpoint Mortgage

    Lunch and Learn With Home Partners Of America
    May 15th, from 12-2:00pm

    Come to both sessions or just one session but Register Here For Free.

    Increase Your Sales Commission Now! Turn future rental commission into current sales commission with Home Partners of America's Lease with Right to Purchase program. This program provides responsible households a clear and transparent path to home ownership. Home Partners buys the home, you earn a commission and the resident leases the home.

    Part 1 from 12-1pm will be an introduction to the program and how it works for agents and buyer/tenants.

    Part 2 from 1-2pm will be an advanced review marketing strategies that the nation's top agents are using to market their listings; utilizing Home Partners listing presentations; marketing with relocation agencies, property management companies and more.

    Lunch Provided by Home Partners of America

    FREE 3HR CE: New Construction Home Inspections and Walk-Thru

    Thursday, May 17th from 10:00 am - 1:15 pm

    Seating Limited...Register Here for Free

    Class will be held at Alstead by John Wieland 3005 Madison Way, Roswell GA 30076
    Taught by Champia Home Inspections and Hosted by John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods and True North Academy

    A new house doesn’t necessarily mean a good house. Learn how to identify lemons before it’s too late. This class will include an overview of the home building industry and practices in Atlanta, What do cities and counties really enforce and what do they miss, how to evaluate a new home under construction and best practices for protecting your client and yourself.During this class the first part will be a slide-show presentation, then break for lunch to tour the model home and then the second part will be walking through a pre-drywall home and viewing items looked at during an inspection.

    • Part 1 of the class will be a slide show presentation
    • Followed by a short break for lunch and to preview the model home
    • Part 2 will be a walk-thru a pre-drywall home to view what is looked at during a new construction home inspection. Lunch Sponsored by Alstead.

    FREE 3HR CE CLASS: Win-Win STRATEGIES for Negotiations
    Tuesday, May 22nd from 10 -1:15pm
    Win-Win Strategies for Negotiations focuses on attitude and "learned” word-usage for negotiations, guided by GREC Rules and License Law. Taught by the True North Academy.

    • Students will learn the power of the 'question' rather than 'command';
    • Students will learn to exclude and get agreements;
    • Students will learn the importance of 'presentation planning';
    • Students will learn to examine their 'word choices' to develop rapport;
    • Students will learn basic client 'strengths & weaknesses';
    • Students will learn to 'focus' on maintaining a good reputation for future sales and referrals

    Real Estate Salespersons' Pre-License Classes:
    June 4th-August 15th Monday & Wednesdays (no classes the week of July 4th)
    Only $395
    Daytime: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Evening 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Click Here To Register

    Georgia Salesperson License
    To qualify for a Salesperson real estate license in Georgia, you must:
    • Be at least 18 years old.
    • Be a resident of the State of Georgia, unless seeking a nonresident license.
    • Be a high school graduate or holder of a certification of equivalency
    • Obtain a criminal history report from the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation)
    • Complete a 75 hour Salesperson Pre-license course, attending all the sessions
    • Passing the school exam
    • Pass a state real estate examination
    [Final decisions regarding licensure are the responsibility of the Georgia Real Estate Commission. For additional information, visit the website of the Georgia Real Estate Commission.]

    For details on taking and scheduling the STATE EXAM, read the 'Candidate Handbook‘ at [click on 'candidates' in the top menu; in the pull downs, choose--1.Real Estate; 2. Georgia Examination Program; 3. Salespersons; click on ‘View Candidate Handbook’].

    Contact Aimee Masi for more information 678-367-2100 Minimum 12 students,

    True North Real Estate Academy, is approved by GREC as Real Estate School #7746, license expiring 12/31/2019. These classroom offerings are approved for 3 hrs. of CE by the GREC. There are no prerequisites for these classes. Certification of completion will be provided only if the student attends all hours of instruction. The school will not allow anyone to recruit students to become a new affiliate for any brokerage firm on the school premises during a class or two hours immediately before or after a class meets. The school or instructor will promptly report any violation of this rule to the school director/coordinator or the GREC. A student will not receive any CE credit for taking a course if they have taken the same course within the previous twelve months.