Continuing Education

Pioneer is committed to providing a wide variety of foundational-based continuing education courses that not only meet TREC requirements, but also covers relevant, hot-topic issues to keep  real estate agents in tune with changes in the industry.  We enjoy offering topics that are unique and fun, while also providing valuable information to increase your success in your real estate career.

Our current continuing education courses include the following:

Legal Update I

Required by the Texas Real Estate Commission, this 4-hour continuing education course has been updated to cover the latest topics affecting real estate licensees. It provides current legal issues pertinent to Texas real estate practice. Topics include: TREC statute and rule update, leasing, property management, sales transactions, promulgated contract and addendum forms, and hot topics.  Cost for this course is $35.

Legal Update II

Required by the Texas Real Estate Commission, this 4-hour continuing education course has been updated to cover the latest topics affecting real estate licensees. It provides an in-depth review to confirm understanding and foster proper administration of many hot topic concerns such as use of unlicensed assistants in real estate transactions, how to handle multiple offers, rebate issues, broker or agent acting as principal, and much more.  Cost for this course is $35.

Environmental Issues In Your Real Estate Practice (6 hrs.)

This course uses clear language and real-world examples to explain the potential environmental hazards that agents need to know. The discussion includes evaluating properties, due diligence, and avoiding legal liability.  Cost for this course is $42.

 

Identity Theft:  Protecting Your Clients and Your Business (4 hrs.) 

Customers entrust their real estate agents with a wide variety of personal information. If it falls into the wrong person’s hands, the damage to the customer’s life and the agent’s reputation could be extreme. In this course, you will learn how to respond if your personal information, or a clients’ information, is compromised. Updated case studies and recent news stories illustrate the methods thieves use to steal identities. You will also learn what “red flags” to watch for and how to prepare for a potential data breach. There’s never been more opportunity for identity thieves to strike, and this course will provide the information needed to reduce the chances of becoming a victim and to handle a breach event if it occurs.  Cost for this course is $28.

 

Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe (4 hrs.) 

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 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 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, discuss how the situation could have been handled appropriately, and learn how to resolve the conflict legally and within the scope of the law. Prepare for real-life real estate and avoid risky business mistakes in this essential course.  Cost for this course is $28.

 

Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model (4 hrs.) 

Strategies and tips for working with Millennials.  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!  Cost for this course is $28.

 

Twenty Cost-Effective Home Improvements Online Video Course (4 hrs.)

Discover the most valuable improvements homeowners can make to increase the value of their homes. This online video course employs 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 you to advise your clients on how to make wise choices that positively impact the resale value of their homes.

Key Benefits:

  • Learn how to add value to a home and increase revenue.
  • Explore which improvements your clients should complete before listing a property.
  • Increase your commission by helping your clients to add value.

 

To register for any of these continuing education courses please go to https://portal.recampus.com/re/Pioneer/portal/welcome