Class MenuCE instruction offered under Texas Real Estate Commission Provider #0403.
Stories, algorithms, hashtags, and “link in bio” are terms common to Instagram. If you are already using Instagram for your real estate business and want to take your skills to the next level-this class is for you! Learn the major differences between Stories vs. regular posts, and how to maximize Stories for lead generation. Uncover the key strategies for using hashtags and how to zero in on the most lucrative hashtags for your business. Frustrated that you can’t link to your listings or your website in your Instagram posts? This course will show you how to include a link for each post and drive more traffic to your website or landing page. Instagram hacks abound and provide efficiencies to change your entire Instagram experience. Tune in for a jam-packed hour of advanced techniques to change your entire Instagram game.
One of the most frequently asked questions of real estate agents is, “How’s the market?” If you have ever struggled to respond to that question this course was made for you. There are several free resources available to you as a REALTORincluding Matrix stats, hotsheets, Texas A&M Real Estate Center, Texas REALTORS Market Viewer, plus Texas National Title’s Five Year Trends and MLS Stats. This course will cover each of these programs and how to quickly extract data from them. We will explore data on list price versus sold price, months of inventory, sold volume, new listings, the difference between median and average, finding data by MLS area and zip code, and much more. Finally, we will show you screen clipping tools so you can easily share your market stat knowledge via social media, email, or text. You will be a powerhouse of information after this course and provide articulate answers to any questions about the real estate market.
Remine is a new tool offered through Matrix MLS. Similar to Realist in offering tax data but with additional farming tools for mailouts also. This action-packed course will provide you with the instructions for search, advanced search, carts, exporting data, and creating mailers. This free tool offers limited amounts of owner contact info including phone numbers and emails that have been pre-screened against the Do Not Call List.
A recent survey by Hubspot showed that video is helpful in purchasing decisions 90% of the time. Now is the time for you to utilize the power of video for your promoting your listings and ranking well with Google. This course will cover video program apps, video set up and tools, types of video content, easy ways to edit video, and how to maximize YouTube keywords and descriptions for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Video doesn’t have to be complicated or scary if you know the right tools to use.
Most agents know that social media must be part of their marketing strategy, but most need help to execute on it. This course provides specific tools for creating and posting great content on your social media networks. We will discuss the benefits of a text only post versus photos and videos and how to audit all of your previous posts to build a turn-key success system. Learn how often to post, when to post, and the ideal number of hashtags for each network to amplify your engagement. This course provides our most requested item - a pre-built content calendar of repeatable and ready to implement ideas. Finally, we share the secrets to creating share worthy and engaging content with attention grabbing hooks and persuasive words. If you’ve ever felt lost about what to post on your social media, you are strongly encouraged attend this class and learn the necessary tools for navigating to social media success.
There’s a saying about Texas weather that if you don’t like it you can wait a minute and it will change. This adage applies to our daily lives today more than ever. We are in a shifting market and time of great change so how will you adapt your real estate business to this climate?
This course will provide 15 practical, implementable, and free/low cost ideas to keep your business running and create new opportunities. Learn about harnessing online tools for video, email, handwritten notes, and text messages. Discover how to set up your home office for success, reinforce your stability with your sphere, find the best market data, create a free website complete with IDX MLS Search, and put your business on Google. Most importantly, we will show you how to have continuity in your social media with a sensitive and altered tone along with a focus of contribution to your audience. Your business can prosper during uncertainty if you have a plan and implement the right processes. Let us show you how.
Covers ethics requirements, Fair Housing laws, agency laws, Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), tax laws, and other hot topics including HOAs and the CFPB.
This course is designed to outline and explain the basics leading up to a real estate closing and how to streamline the process. We’ll cover concepts like understanding the title commitment: what should a realtor review? Explaining title insurance to clients: do or don’t? Understanding surveys and survey coverage: what should a realtor review? We’ll also talk about ways to avoid risk when listing properties, closing process pitfalls, and wire fraud warnings.
This course is designed to outline and clarify the important things in a contract that are easy to miss or misunderstand. We will discuss pitfalls for realtors and ways that real estate agents can avoid creating risk or loss for themselves and their clients.
Covers TREC statutes and rules updates; property management; buyers, landlords, tenants, & sellers; contracts and forms; and the unauthorized practice of law.