Credit Hours: 27
This OnDemand video course package contains 27 hours of elective CE courses to apply toward your 30-hour requirement.
These courses are delivered in our stunning OnDemand video lecture format. With Kaplan’s OnDemand video lectures, you have the ability to access professional instruction anytime and anywhere you have an Internet connection! Filled with studio and “onsite” video learning objectives, these OnDemand courses engage, enlighten, and entertain!
Houses: From the Ground Up (8 Credit Hours, OnDemand)— Our dynamic instructors take you from the classroom right into the structural workings of a house. This highly visual instruction helps you gain the answers to the questions about the product you sell. From the foundation to the rooftop you will explore everything in-between.You’ve spent hours studying finance, negotiation, and law. Now is your chance to learn the basics about how your product is built—from the ground up.
Houses: Why Bad Things Happen to Good Houses (6 Credit Hours, OnDemand)—Kaplan will take you on a building physics adventure explaining in easy to understand terms how houses work and more importantly why perfectly good houses sometimes go bad. You will learn the critical role new construction materials play in reduced building tolerances and why that creates huge problems. Find out, for example, what types of insulation materials are effective and what are not. Older homes will be explored as well. You’ll learn the many advantages and pitfalls of replacement windows and new energy efficient siding products along with air quality and cleansing technologies. Helpful tips will enable you to communicate more intelligently and effectively with increasingly sophisticated homeowners.
Introduction to Real Estate Investments (6 Credit Hours, OnDemand)—Investors are discovering that tax, cash flow, principal reduction and appreciation benefits of single-and multi-family properties outweigh other investment opportunities, including the wildly vacillating stock market. This course can open the door for you to the lucrative investment real estate market. If you are unfamiliar with selling residential real estate as an investment, you’ll get a step-by-step understanding of the fundamentals you’ll need to get started.
Buying Within Your Budget (4 Credit Hours, OnDemand)—Big changes come from small steps. In this course, you’ll learn how to create a plan and follow through with it to achieve financial freedom. Many people want to save more, but don’t know where to start or lack restraint to stop spending. Just because your clients qualify for a certain loan amount doesn’t mean they can afford it. Clients that understand how to budget correctly can make effective and smart decisions when making any purchase, including home buying. Learn how to live on what you earn - to the penny!
How to Measure Real Property (3 Credit Hours, OnDemand)— Real estate licensees, appraisers, assessors, builders and contractors have specific methods used to measure and describe residential real property. In this engaging course, we’ll clarify the standards and pinpoint common mistakes made in measuring property. You’ll also learn the proper terminology and definitions that even the playing field between agents, appraisers and lenders who use this value-laden information for many of the decisions made concerning a property. Learn to talk the same talk while more accurately representing the home, as well as enhancing the value you bring to your client with this knowledge.