Southern Choice Real Estate Academy has partnered with RECampus to bring you great Continuing Education that you can do at your own time and at your own pace. Each course will fulfill the 4-hour Elective requirement for the NC Real Estate Commission's yearly requirements. Click on a course below to register.
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There isn't a Final Exam for CE; however, students must receive a score of 90% to the quizzes and exams presented at the end of each unit.
The course does not have to be done in one sitting.
You may log in and out as many times as needed.
You MUST complete the course within 30 days - or June 10th, whichever comes first. It cannot be extended if it expires.
Southern Choice will report your credits to the NC RE Commission and will email your completion certificate to you.
"OnDemand" or "Video" courses have videos in the course.
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QBanks - Click button and complete registration. Available for 180 days.
Pre-Licensing Students, choose "Complete QBank" (National & State) - $79
State-only Students - choose "State Qbank" - $59
Buyer Representation in Real Estate v5.1 - NEW FOR 2020
This title offers a great introduction for buyer agents with a focus on the legal and technical aspects, such as due diligence and fiduciary duties. The online course includes brand-new interactive exercises and 180-unit exam questions. Course covers Foundations of Buyer Representation, Buyer Representation Agreements, and Presenting Buyer Representation to the Customer.
Liars, Cheaters & Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophes (OnDemand Video Course) - NEW FOR 2020
Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!
Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when a clear understanding of real estate laws, statutes, and rulings is loosely interpreted or vaguely interpreted.
This course illuminates the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will learn to identify what constitutes negligence, and when it is the “F-word”, fraud. You’ll sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business. Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real life real estate, in today’s world, and help you avoid risky and costly business mistakes.
Top Ten Legal Issues for Licensees
Failing to disclose a property defect
Breach of duty
Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
Misleading statements equals deception
Breach of Contract claims
Failing to recommend inspections
Negligence – When it an action innocent; when it’s not
Solving the Down Payment Dilemma (Online Video Course) - NEW FOR 2021
Every generation of consumers faces unique challenges and problems in the buying and selling of homes. For today’s home purchasers, one of the biggest hurdles is the amount of time it takes to accumulate enough money for a down payment. While finding cash for a down payment has always been a hurdle for some, the number of prospective home purchasers, and the number of issues they have to deal with to save for a down payment, is impacting the market to an extent not previously seen. To provide information and solutions to consumers, real estate professionals can develop new tools and techniques that will prepare the consumer to take advantage of the marketplace.
Twenty Cost-Effective Home Improvements 2019 (Online Video Course) - NEW FOR 2020
Discover the most valuable improvements homeowners can make to increase the value of their homes. This course uses the latest national data to calculate the 20 home upgrades that provide the greatest return on investment. Including internal improvements—like kitchen remodels, outdoor improvements— like deck additions, and energy-saving improvements—like window replacements, this course explores the home improvement process from all angles to reach some surprising conclusions about cost and value. With an extended discussion of financing and environmental factors, this course will allow clients to make wise choices that positively impact the resale value of their homes.
Water: How It Affects Property (Online Video Course) - NEW FOR 2021
This four-hour course teaches students how to accurately answer questions and guide clients in making appropriate decisions concerning buying, selling, and assessing the impact water has on property. The course also covers issues that arise regarding storm water run-off, ponds, wetlands and streams, the real estate value of safe drinking water from private and municipal well sources, who owns water assets, and who is responsible for associated costs.
CONTENTS: Unit 1: Water, Water, Everywhere or Not? ● Unit 2: Water in and on the Land Impacting Real Estate ● Unit 3: Who Owns the Water Green Homes and your Client
All Under One Roof (OnDemand Video Course) v1.0
How do agents and contractors meet the changing needs of today's clients? This course will expand your student's vision of the "new norms" that are becoming widely visible and impacting the motivation of buyers and sellers.
Students will learn how the changing demographics and economics of recent years have influenced desirability for some types of homes over others. They will also learn about an emerging market of multiple generations living under one roof, which will help them specialize in this different type of buyer. This course embraces the complexity of the client's situation and helps students create new solutions for today's most complicated buyers and sellers.
This course is delivered in our new OnDemand video lecture format. Filled with videos that show real-life examples and scenarios that students are likely to encounter in their career, this OnDemand course engages, enlightens, and entertains.
Everyday Ethics in Real Estate v2.1
The fifth in a series of ethics courses, this title reflects the latest information from the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS(R) (NAR). This title meets NAR's requirements for new members to complete ethics training and continuing members to complete Ethics training.
Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Sales v5.0
This continuing education elective provides a comprehensive introduction to the potentially lucrative field of commercial real estate. In this course you will learn how to realize the investment opportunity for various categories of commercial property, including office, retail, industrial, and multi-unit residential. You will also explore the financial and tax elements involved in commercial real estate. This elective features learning objectives and key terms and case studies to reinforce key concepts. From identifying property types and investment opportunities to developing a practical marketing plan, this course brings commercial real estate into focus for you!
Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model (OnDemand Video Course)
This course examines the factors driving today's real estate market. This course will take you beyond the newspaper headlines to illustrate how the former driving factors of real estate no longer apply, as millennial buyers outpace baby boomers (previously the largest real estate buyer group). You will learn how millennials - today's largest real estate market - buy, sell, rent, strategize, and communicate. Learn how you can better serve this new leading population of clients.
This course will challenge past approaches to working with clients and illustrate successful approaches to working with today's buyers and sellers. Get insight into how to educate yourself about millennials' specific preferences and how builders and the real estate industry are responding to them.
You will explore essential expectations and patterns so you can refine and re-tool and your knowledge and practices, as well as your branding and image to reflect an understanding of the new real estate model. This course focuses on increasing your ability to work effectively and productively with millennials to achieve their real estate goals, as well as yours!
Property Management and Managing Risk v5.0
This popular title provides an up-to-date introduction to property management with a practical focus on how to comply with regulations and avoid liability. The features include "Liability Alerts" that offer suggestions for avoiding liability from both owners and tenants, as well as case studies, key terms, learning objectives, review questions, and review questions with answer rationales.
Red Flags: Property Inspection Guide v5.0
Recent legislation has directed you with the responsibility of inspecting properties for "red flags" – especially an extreme issue such as asbestos or mold. Brokers and agents who understand and comply with their state's disclosure laws stand a better chance of avoiding legal liability or a sale falling through.
Limit your personal risk by being better informed of what to look for and how to correctly respond to the finding.
What Are They and What Causes Them?
Observing Red Flags Outside of the House
Observing Red Flags Inside of the House
Red Flags Associated with Environmental Hazards and Hazardous Materials
The Tiny House: Is It a Phase or Craze? (OnDemand Video Course) v1.0
Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces.
This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.
Understanding 1031 Tax-Free Exchanges v3.0
The exchange of certain types of property may defer the recognition of capital gains or losses due upon sale, and hence defer any capital gains taxes otherwise due. This CE course explores the history, evolution, rules, and forms of the strategy used to defer tax liability until a later date; it includes real‐life calculation examples. Loaded with real‐life examples and calculations, the course is perfect for both salespersons and brokers. Agents will learn the vocabulary and application of tax‐free exchanges so they are better able to answer client questions.