Zoom and On-demand electives! National, State Exam, Math Prep! Instructor Courses
At your pace. Convenient. Great client support.
Take a look at the courses below--they are all approved for 4 hours of NCREC elective credit.
"This is really a great course, one of the best I have taken in my 42 years of real estate...."--Eugene Brown
Strap on your seat belt! We are going for a ride on the Internet!
The Internet is a robust sources of information, but it can be very challenging to find those resources. Brokers and consumers need to be able to obtain information necessary in order to make appropriate decisions.
We are going to look at free resources ton subjects such as property locational attributes, taxes, environmental and tax matters, lending, material facts, licensing, and more.
"ust completed the course. One of the best EVER!!! Highly recommend!"--Jeff Rupkalvis
Surprisingly interesting! Well, maybe easements aren’t as interesting as what’s on Netflix, but brokers encounter easement issues all the time.
• What are the differences between easements, rights of way, licenses and encroachments?
• What are various uses for easements?
• How are easements created discovered and terminated?
• How do contracts, deeds, and title insurance handle easements?
• What are broker disclosure obligations?
Despite efforts by the NCREC (North Carolina Real Estate Commission) to advise brokers that various stigmas do not create the necessity of consumer disclosure, confusion reigns.
This confusion may be due to the law itself which states that murders, suicides, and illnesses do not have to be disclosed—true—but if asked a direct question by consumers, brokers cannot lie. Moreover, there are many different types of stigmas—not just ones associated with death.
This course provides examples of many different types of stigmas; a review of research on the impact of stigmas on property value; an analysis of various lawsuits regarding stigmatized properties; and a discussion of appropriate disclosure practices and requirements.
Want to know where the contract says that?
This course is a great review of the NCAR 2-T form for beginning brokers, new brokers, or brokers who need a review.
"I enjoyed the course and found it to be knowledgeable and a good use of my time. This is my second course with you and I like the option to complete it at my convenience. Keep up the good work. Also your little jokes are hilarious."--Latisha Williams
"I just completed the course "The Devil is in the Details". I really enjoyed it! Thank you so much and I look forward to taking some of the other courses that you offer. By far, it was one of the better courses that I have taken."--Christina Curry
Brokers handle the most important transactions a consumer can experience: the purchase/sale of a home or other valuable real estate asset. They obtain incredibly valuable and private information, such as the intimate details of clients’ lives and relationships, their financial history, negotiating strategy, and other personal information. What are some of the legal and ethical issues of maintaining privacy now?
"Really found the course "I'll be Watching You: Privacy Issues..." to be outstanding. Great information that we often forget in our busy lives. " --Kathleen Marty
"I ABSOLUTELY LOVED your class and plan on taking more. The way you share information and content kept me engaged and waiting to see what was next! I appreciate your time and teaching."
This course helps brokers separate myths from realities regarding mold, radon and other environmental hazards.
"I just finished your course 'Is Your House Killing You? ' Thank you so much for making CE so fun. I am not currently using my license, as I am staying home with my toddler, but I am grateful for your courses that have allowed me to get my hours and still be a full time mom. You have such a wonderful personality and I have appreciated the chance to learn from you."--Catherine Louise Wilson
This course answers these questions: what ownership rights does my seller have?
How do my buyers' and sellers' relationships affect their title?
How do I know that my buyers are getting the best possible title?
What is title, anyway?
And do my clients need title insurance, really?
" I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to make an awesome class!" --Robin Clark, Keller Williams
Can brokers receive referral fees (or discounts) when they want to purchase/ sell properties outside of NC? What about fee-splitting? Can brokers receive commissions if clients default on contracts? What about paying/receiving out-of-state referrals?
"I will DEFINITELY choose another one of your classes even though it cost a little more. It was worth it. thank you!"--Helen Nagy
"I just finished your course on “ Can I Get a Referral on that” and truly enjoyed every minute." --Jim Autry
I want to let you know that I just completed your online course, "Can I Get a Referral Fee on That? and Other Money Matters,” today. I so enjoyed the course content as well as your teaching style, and I learned a great deal. THANK YOU for delivering such a positive learning experience! "--Ruth Tyson Dobson-Torres
This course deals with the strategic, ethical, and legal challenges of the hot seller's market we are currently experiencing.
Yes, we discuss buyer love letters and escalation clauses, too!
"Nice job! I found the course exceptionally well done: a good review and new material, too."
-- Mark O'Neal, Broker
"Just wanted to say thank you for the course, it is very germane to the situation that we are in in this market! -- "Paul Steurnagel, Realty One Group Affinity
Join Debbie and get answers to these questions:
Are you an agent with secrets?
Does your listed property have a nasty narrative--a suicide? ghost? grave in the back yard? Is there a zoning change in the future? or a hurricane in the property's past? Do you have to disclose that a nuclear facility is a 45-minute drive away?
Do you wonder what you must keep confidential and what you must disclose?
Get the answers in this program.
This course provides four hours of real estate elective credit.
Awarded "Education Program of the Year," this course also meets the National Association of Realtor membership requirement that must be met every three years by NAR members by Dec. 2024.
Remember, not all brokers are REALTORS. Only Realtors are required to take this course, but, of course, anyone may take the course....and probably should! My my course is approved for ANY North Carolina association.
(Not sure whether you need this course? Read here.)
"Your course was OUTSTANDING. " Barry Schline, Winston-Salem
"Good course, I was pleasantly surprised. I was very touched. " Scott Greer
" I’ve worked at tech companies large and small for the past 20 years. This course was as compelling as any of the other ethics courses provided by IBM and the like. Kudos!" --Kevin Knapp, Broker
In addition to receiving a professional textbook with this course, students receive an Excel spreadsheet to help them compute ROI (return on investment).
You will be walked through an ROI analysis of income/rental property on a "kiddie condo" investment; the other for a commercial property. This course focuses on long-term investments (more than one year) rather than on short-term investments.
"I learned more in this class than any other elective I have taken." --Brian Pate, real estate instructor
"I completed the investment class tonight. I enjoyed the class and love the spreadsheet. Thank You!--Julia McKeown
"Just wanted to say this on demand course was awesome and I don't know what I would've done if this option was not offered. The course was very very insightful as I'm a broker but also a very full time investor as well so learning more in depth about the FMRR method as well as getting a free template for Excel to use on my personal time was awesome." --Xie Wiecong
Land and real estate brokers are often motifs and characters in television and movies. You will enjoy this video-rich course which includes clips from Burlesque, It's a Wonderful Life, the Big Short, and more!
Watch Debbie inter-weave her love of movies into this real estate elective.
"I'm really enjoying this course. It is highly entertaining and educational. Having the images played out on-screen makes the concepts really come alive. You've done a terrific job putting all of this together."--April Harrison, Broker
I just completed the "Everything I know About Real Estate..." course. I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of access, the convenience and the interesting content. I plan on using your services in the future for all CE requirements if possible.
Thank you! --Larry Mezzacca
"I really did enjoy the course. I’ve never seen a class that surveys movies that make reference to brokerage and real property legal concepts. Very creative. Thanks!" --Bill Wright
"I just finished this course. It was WONDERFUL! Best elective I've taken in years! Creative, Attention Grabber! Excellent!" --Kay Dover
I really enjoyed your [movie] class. In fact I have a whole new outlook on some of the movies referenced that I plan to go back and watch. Thank you for keeping the class entertaining and enjoyable. I will definitely recommend it and I look forward to taking more of your classes. --Holly Martin
The "Everything I Know about Real Estate, I Learned from the Movies course: "Really, really enjoyed your style of teaching. I was always the kid asking 'why?', because understanding something fully helps it commit to memory - like about fee simple derived from 'fief' through the way the Europeans/Brits approached land ownership (of course inspired by the Romans!) that really helped a few things click for me. And telling it through stories makes it stick! Seriously, well done. I know this wasn't the prompt for this question, but I wasn't sure I'd get a chance to make these comments to you!" --Jeffrey Baker
This award-winning course explores the concept of split estates:
Did you know that your air, surface and mineral rights can be leased, assigned, sold or mortgaged?
What are my mineral rights worth?
What will fracking do to my property?
Are airplanes trespassing into my air space?
Do I own the river that adjoins my property?
"Deborah Long is an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated teacher who truly loves and excels in her craft. You can tell that she speaks from a place of experience and compassion in her approach to students and the material. You will learn much more than real estate during her courses, and it will be fun!" --Glenn Simon
"I like the quality of the courses you offer. I know what to expect and I'm never disappointed." --Elizabeth Price-Piskin, Broker
"I thought this was one of the best courses I have taken online. I enjoyed the mix of articles, videos, and reading. This course flew by and I enjoyed the content. As always I learn something every time I take a course. I learned a lot about ethics in this one."--Brian York
"Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed having Debbie Long as the CE instructor yesterday. She was smart, articulate, professional, well-prepared, and entertaining. For the first time in the 7-8 years that I've been taking CE, I did not spend most of my time either bored or looking at the clock to see when the course would end!" --Susan Woodard
"I never write to an instructor after having CE classes. However, yours is one of the BEST that I have taken in my many years in Real Estate. I look forward to attending many more! Everyone enjoyed it and it was SO INFORMATIVE (as you purposed it to be). Thank you for knowing what we all need no matter the years in the business." --Kay Earp
"The fact that you were so available is terrific. 5 stars. I thought the course and the format were really good. Thank you, Debbie." --Fred Blair, Coldwell Banker Blair & Associates
You weren’t kidding about fast response to email… thank you! --David Allan Brown
"Debbie, I very much enjoyed this class! It was entertaining and exactly what I was hoping for when I signed up for this particular elective. It gave me something to relate real estate to and that was very helpful! The website and navigation of the class was very easy to do at my own pace and jump back in exactly where I left off which was a concern of mine going into this because I had never taken an on-demand class before. I am overall very very happy with this course and will definitely be looking for your classes again next year when it is CE time!
P.S. I even appreciated the "nagging" email reminders! You brought humor to the looming deadline and that was fun! (I didn't find them nagging at all!)" --Shannon Bruton
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