Post-Licensing Renewal Course

For Florida Real Estate Sales Associates

Requirements

Students taking this course must be licensed real estate agents looking to renew their license for first time, this course could be taken after the license was issued for first time and prior to its expiration date.

Description

This course will not only be useful towards your license renewal, but it will also improve your business skills because it includes training in business plans, searching for listings, pricing properties, time management, listing presentations, listing contracts, working with home buyers, sales contracts, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, residential mortgages, residential financing, closing transactions, investment properties and property management.

This post-licensing course has been approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) and DBPR, and it is following all requirements for first-license renewal. The course includes two practice exams that will help you prepare for the end-of-course exam, which has 100 multiple-choice questions of which you must answer at least 75 correctly to pass the course, in case you fail your final exam you will have a second attempt opportunity. Upon passing your exam, the DBPR will be notified electronically, and you will be able to complete the steps to renew your license. Do not forget to pay the renewal fees to the DBPR if you have not already paid them.

Verify our course licenses here: CRS14654

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome!

  • 2

    1: Business Plan

    • ​Objectives

    • 1.1. Why write a plan

    • 1.2. Parts of a Business Plan

    • 1.3 Cover Page

    • 1.4. Table of contents

    • 1.5. Executive Summary

    • 1.6. The Company

    • 1.7. Products / Services

    • 1.8. Market Analysis

    • 1.9. Marketing Strategies

    • 1.10. Management Team

    • 1.11. Financial Plan

    • 1.11.1. Break Even Analysis

    • 111.2. Sources and Uses of Funds

    • 1.11.3. Balance Sheet

    • 1.11.4. Profit and Loss Statement

    • 1.11.5. Cash Flow Statement

    • 1.12. Supporting Documents

    • 1.13. Business plan software

    • Business Plan Video

    • Summary

    • Quiz Session 1

  • 3

    2. Searching for Listings

    • Objectives

    • Overview

    • ​Prospecting for Listings

    • 2. 1. Sphere of Influence

    • 2.2. Expired Listings

    • 2.3. Farming

    • 2.4. For Sale by Owner FSBO

    • 2.5. Canvassing

    • Do no Call Registry

    • Florida do not call

    • Changes to the Do Not Call Law

    • Penalties for Breaking the Law

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 2

    • Quiz Session 2

  • 4

    3: The Right Price for the Residential Property

    • Objectives

    • Introduction

    • 3.1. Opinion of Value

    • 3.2. Principles of Value

    • 3.3. Comparative Market Analysis CMA

    • 3.4. Analysis of Value

    • 3.5. CMA using comparable sales and listings without making adjustments

    • 3.6. Computer Generated CMAs

    • 3.7. Case Study

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 3

    • Quiz Session 3

  • 5

    4: Listing Presentation and Time Management

    • 4.1 Listing Presentation

    • Introduction

    • 4.1.1. Generating trust and empathy

    • 4.1.2. Explain the pricing process

    • 4.1.3. Calculating the seller's net Proceeds

    • 4.1.4. Advantages of hiring an agent

    • 4.1.5. Asking for the Listing

    • 4.2. Time Management

    • 4.2.1. Process of Effective Time Management

    • 4.2.2. To Do List

    • 4.2.3. To Do List Hints for Real Estate Agents

    • 4.2.4. Handling Paperwork

    • 4.2.5. Using Calendars

    • 4.2.6. Obstacles to effective time management

    • 4.2.7. Overcoming obstacles

    • 4.2.8. Delegation

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms

    • Quiz Session 4.1.

    • Quiz Session 4.2.

  • 6

    5: Residential Listing Contracts

    • Objectives

    • Overview

    • 5.1. Open Listings

    • 5.2. Exclusive Agency Listing

    • 5.3. Exclusive Right-of-Sale Listing

    • 5.3.1 Exclusive Right-of-Sale Listing (PDF Sample)

    • 5.4. Parts of the “Exclusive Right of Sale” Contract

    • 5.5. Explaining the contract to the seller

    • 5.6. Marketing the Property

    • 5.7. Preparation of the House

    • 5.8. Service

    • 5.9. Case Study

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 5

    • Quiz Chapter 5

  • 7

    6. Working with Buyers

    • ​Objectives

    • ​Introduction

    • 6.1. Calls Originated by Advertising

    • 6.2. Calls Originated by Signs Posted in the House Yard

    • 6.3. Previous Customers

    • 6.4. Friends and Family

    • 6.5. Visitors to an Open House

    • 6.6. Prospecting

    • 6.7. Attendees to a Buyer’s Seminar

    • 6.8. Farm

    • 6.9. Qualifying the Buyer

    • 6.10. Process Description

    • 6.11. Financial Qualification

    • 6.12. Preparing the Customer to Buy

    • 6.13. Contract between Brokerage and Buyer

    • 6.14. Showing Property

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 6

    • Quiz Session 6

  • 8

    7: Residential Sales Contract and Offer

    • Objectives

    • Overview

    • 7.1. Contract

    • ​ 7.2. Statute of Frauds

    • 7.3. Sales Contract

    • 7.4. Online Contract Formats

    • 7.5. Printed Formats

    • 7.6. Responsibility

    • 7.7. Time Is of the Essence

    • 7.8. Gathering Information

    • 7.9. FAR Residential Sale and Purchase Contract (PDF Sample)

    • 7.10. Completing the Contract

    • 7.11. Options Contract

    • 7.12. Helping the Buyer Decide

    • 7.13. Presenting the Offer

    • 7.14. Seller Response

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms

    • Quiz Chapter 7

  • 9

    8: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    • Objectives

    • Overview

    • 8.1. Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

    • 8.2. Fair Credit Reporting Act

    • 8.3. Credit Score

    • 8.4. Truth in Lending Act

    • 8.5. Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act

    • 8.5.1. Loan Estimate

    • 8.5.1. Loan Estimate (PDF Form)

    • 8.5.1 Loan Estimate Case Study

    • 8.5.1. Loan Estimate Case Study Solution PDF

    • 8.5.2. Closing Disclosure

    • 8.5.2. Closing Disclosure PDF Form

    • 8.5.2. Closing Disclosure PDF Example

    • 8.6. Homeowners Protection Act.

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 8

    • Quiz Session 8

  • 10

    9: Residential Mortgage Alternatives

    • Objectives

    • Introduction

    • 9.1. Search for Mortgage Loans

    • 9.2. Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

    • 9.3. Truth in Lending Act

    • 9.4. Regulation Z

    • 9.5. PITI Payment

    • 9.6. Fixed Rate Mortgages

    • 9.7. Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)

    • 9.8. FHA Adjustable Rate Mortgage

    • 9.9. Bonus Money for First-time Homebuyers

    • 9.10. Mortgage Insurance

    • 9.11. Case Study

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 9

    • Quiz Session 9

  • 11

    10: Residential Financing

    • Objectives

    • 10.1. Getting Financing

    • 10.2. The Mortgage Market

    • 10.3. Mortgage Fraud

    • 10.4. Types of Fraud

    • 10.5. Signs of Fraud

    • 10.6. Loan Modification

    • 10.7. Appraisal Law

    • 10.8. Qualifying the Borrower

    • 10.9. Title

    • 10.10. Title Insurance

    • 10.11. Survey

    • 10.12. Defect or Cloud on Title

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 10

    • Quiz Session 10

  • 12

    11: Closing the Transaction

    • Objectives

    • Introduction

    • 11.1. How to Avoid Problems at Closing

    • 11.2. Sales Information Sheet

    • 11.3. Pre-closing Activities

    • 11. 4. Closing Disclosure

    • 11.5. Documentary Stamp Taxes and Intangible Taxes

    • 11.6. Closing Disclosure Forms PDF

    • 11.6.1. Closing Disclosure PDF Example

    • 11.7. At the Closing Table

    • 11.8. Duties after Closing

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 11

    • Quiz Session 11

  • 13

    12: Investment Properties

    • Objectives

    • ​Introduction

    • 12.1. General Business Economy

    • 12.2. The Real Estate Economy

    • 12.3. Real Estate Market in Florida

    • 12.4. Real Estate Investments

    • 12.5. Types of Investment

    • 12.6. Market Analysis

    • 12.7. Financial Analysis

    • 12.8. Property Management

    • 12.9. Types of Residential Properties

    • 12.10. Management Contracts

    • 12.11. Property Maintenance

    • 12.12. Advertising the Property

    • 12.13. Leasing contract

    • 12.14. Landlord and Tenant Act

    • 12.15. Operating Financial Reports

    • 12.16. Licensing Requirements in Florida

    • Summary

    • Definition of Key Terms Session 12

    • Quiz Session 12

  • 14

    13: Property Management

    • Objectives

    • Overview

    • 13.1 Taking over the property

    • 13.2 Getting the Rental Property Ready

    • 13.3 Selecting Your Tenants

    • 13.4 Moving in Tenants

    • 13.4 Moving in tenants (moving in and out check list) PDF

    • 13.5 Collecting the Rent

    • 13.6 keeping Good Tenants

    • 13.7 Dealing with Problem Tenants

    • 13.8 Tenants Moving Out

    • 13.9 Maintaining the Property

    • 13.10. Keeping Things Safe

    • 13.11. Insurance

    • 13.12. Rental Taxes

    • 13.13. Financial Management

    • 13.13.1. Budgeting

    • 13.13.2. Bookkeeping

    • 13.13.3. Cash Flow

    • 13.13.4. Profit and Loss (P&L) Statement

    • 13.13.5. Accounting Software

    • 13.14. Security Deposits and Rental Contracts

    • 13.14. Security Deposits and Rental Contracts (Cont)

    • 13.14. Security Deposits and Rental Contracts (Cont)

    • 13.14. Security Deposits and Rental Contracts (Cont)

    • 13.14.2.3. Residential Single Family Home Contract PDF Forms

    • 13.14.2.3 Residential Multifamily Rental Contract PDF Form

    • Quiz Session 13

  • 15

    Practice Exams

    • Practice Exam 1

    • Practice Exam 2

  • 16

    End of Course Exam

    • End of Course Exam

Reviews

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5 star

Rebecka Massanova

easy to use and get through the course on my schedule.

easy to use and get through the course on my schedule.

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Jack Leigh Levin

Excellent course, the way it's laid out and structured is exemplary in it's field, also had occasion to speak with their IT department who were most helpful.

Excellent course, the way it's laid out and structured is exemplary in it's field, also had occasion to speak with their IT department who were most helpful.

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Great Course

DUNNEY PEREZ

Very simple format. Great prep for the test. Highly recommend.

Very simple format. Great prep for the test. Highly recommend.

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Daniel Beiler

This course was an invaluable tool in my continued education. Everything was laid out in a very easy to understand way. I would recommend this course to anyo...

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This course was an invaluable tool in my continued education. Everything was laid out in a very easy to understand way. I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking.. I will definitely be utilizing USA RE Academy for all my future courses! Dan

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excellent!

catherine doyle

a really good clear representation of what is needed to pass the 45 hour exam. I was a reluctant student at first but Mr. Lopez helped me through it.

a really good clear representation of what is needed to pass the 45 hour exam. I was a reluctant student at first but Mr. Lopez helped me through it.

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