Keeping Your License Active

Per North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) Rules, all licensed brokers (both provisional and non-provisional) must take a minimum of eight (8) hours of continuing education (CE) each license year to maintain their license on Active status.

For all licensees, four (4) hours of that continuing education must be in the yearly "Update" course - Brokers-in-Charge (BICs) must take the "Broker In Charge Update", everyone else must take the "General Update".

For the additional four (4) hours of CE, all licensees may choose an elective of their preference so long as they do not repeat courses.

Upcoming Continuing Education Classes

Course: It Moves! Adjusting to dramatic shifts in a rapidly evolving market...an All-Star Panel Discussion to benefit Leslie's Week Panel2022
Date: 07/07/2022 - 07/07/2022
Time: 10:00 AM EST - 11:30 AM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $50.00
Open Seats: 14
 
 

Course: General Update - Online 5923
Date: 07/28/2022 - 07/28/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 23
 
 

Course: Broker-in-Charge Update - Online 5823
Date: 08/18/2022 - 08/18/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 24
 
 

Course: General Update - Online 5923
Date: 08/25/2022 - 08/25/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 10:30 PM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 25
 
 

Course: General Update - Online 5923
Date: 09/29/2022 - 09/29/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 25
 
 

Course: Broker-in-Charge Update - Online 5823
Date: 10/20/2022 - 10/20/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 25
 
 

Course: General Update - Online 5923
Date: 10/27/2022 - 10/27/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 25
 
 

Course: General Update - Online 5923
Date: 11/22/2022 - 11/22/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Days: Tue
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 24
 
 

Course: Broker-in-Charge Update - Online 5823
Date: 12/15/2022 - 12/15/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 25
 
 

Course: General Update - Online 5923
Date: 12/22/2022 - 12/22/2022
Time: 9:30 AM EST - 1:30 PM EST
Days: Thu
Location: Online
Instructor:
Travis Everette
(subject to change)

Price: $55.00
Open Seats: 25
 
 

Course Descriptions

It's About to Hit the Fan - Competency Issues for Brokers to Avoid a Blindsided Consumer - Online
You thought you had the perfect listing until the inspection reports came in. Problems arise during the settlement process that can cost your Seller money because of lower priced offers and extended marketing time. Blindsiding a buyer with what sounds like a catastrophic defect may kill the deal, and everyone loses. Discover simple, cost-effective techniques to help present a property in its best possible light to the buying public by encouraging the Seller to take corrective and cost-effective measures to protect the environment and preserve the function, safety and security of the property.

The No Drama Transaction - Working with Buyers - Online
Sometimes it seems like an unattainable dream – the path to experiencing a successful, no drama property closing. Designing and following consistently a systematic process in working with Buyers can make the dream a reality. It begins with working knowledge of the inventory, mastering the minor details of coordinating and facilitating the transaction from beginning to end and developing an intensive and thorough interview process which will establish a productive and effective relationship. Investing the time to review the process step by step and establish working processes that are based on communication, trust, and utilizing negotiation techniques will help you achieve seamless closings, time after time.

The No Drama Transaction - Working with Buyers- In-Person: Kernersville, NC
Sometimes it seems like an unattainable dream – the path to experiencing a successful, no drama property closing. Designing and following consistently a systematic process in working with Buyers can make the dream a reality. It begins with working knowledge of the inventory, mastering the minor details of coordinating and facilitating the transaction from beginning to end and developing an intensive and thorough interview process which will establish a productive and effective relationship. Investing the time to review the process step by step and establish working processes that are based on communication, trust, and utilizing negotiation techniques will help you achieve seamless closings, time after time.

IMPORTANT

This course is not online and is taught in person in Kernersville, NC


The Seller Centric Experience - Steps for a Comprehensive Listing Process - Online
Sellers want their real estate Licensee to be professional and trustworthy and to keep the Seller’s interests at the center of any decision making during the transaction. Learn how to design an effective Seller Listing process that includes focused interviewing, transaction management, property showing that reflects today’s marketplace requirements and contract interpretation for the benefit of the Sellers. Ultimately it is about engaging in a system you can design that is comprehensive yet customized. You have the chance to exceed expectations today to ensure a highly reputable business and long-term career. Engage in this highly interactive session and design your listing approach with confidence.

When No One is Watching - The Code of Ethics Beyond Enforcement - Online
The National Association of REALTORS® developed the NAR Code of Ethics in 1913 because it realized that real estate licensees handle the largest financial transaction a typical consumer will ever participate in. The guidelines for ethical behavior are practical and easy to implement, yet still seem to be ignored on a routine basis. This leads us to the basic question of “what type of real estate professional do you want to be?” This 4-hour program is dedicated to exploring real life case studies and helping brokers align their business processes to adhere to a Code of Conduct that benefits not only the real estate professional but protects the public at large.

It Moves! Adjusting to dramatic shifts in a rapidly evolving market...an All-Star Panel Discussion to benefit Leslie's Week
Join us Thursday July 7 for this one time opportunity! The market is shifting...we all know it...we all see it. Are you shifting as well? Join this 90 minute panel of subject matter and market experts as they discuss key strategies that you can use to take advantage of the changes around you. Panelists feature: Travis Everette, DREI--Director, Trav Talks Real Estate Martha Newport--Owner, Martha Newport Real Estate Group at Keller Williams United Chanel Hart D'Aprix--Owner, Hart and Olive Real Estate Group Adam Grossman--Owner, Grossman Group Realty Matt Davies--Owner and Author, Three Wise Teachers The registration fee of $50 above is merely a suggested donation. All proceeds will be donated to Leslie's Week. Anyone who wishes to join the class for a lower amount may feel free to email info@travtalks.com. Also, anyone who wishes to make a further donation to Leslie's Week may similarly email info@travtalks.com. No Continuing Education Credit will be granted by NCREC for this course. Leslie's Week offers a vacation away from cancer for those families who have been given a terminal diagnosis for their wife, mother, sister, aunt, or daughter. Matt Davies's wife Sarah passed away in December of 2020 due to this horrific illness so this is a cause that is very close to home for our panel. Often missed in the process of a cancer diagnosis and fight is the importance of making memories. Matt's family attended a Leslie's Week vacation before Sarah's death and it allowed their children to spend time with their mom but also spend time with others going through the same. It allowed Matt to begin to cope with the world he would face without Sarah while in the presence of those who knew exactly what they were all dealing with. The hotel, the theme park, and the vacation were all amazing but the connections made with other families facing the same future made all the difference for Matt, Sarah, and their children. To learn more about Leslie's Week: https://youtu.be/bTxeZKFf1zE To make an additional donation: https://gofund.me/1a3e3f10

Red Flag Property Inspections - Online
This course is designed to break down the residential inspections process so that every licensee can understand the systems and issues that come up every day. Learn the art of disclosing those all-important material facts!
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Buyer's Representation - Online
This course provides an in-depth discussion of the buyers perspective in a residential real estate transaction. Students will learn real-world solutions to the most common issues when dealing with buyers.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

And the Commission Says... - Online
This 4-hour CE elective course is based upon 81 articles published by the N.C. Real Estate Commission (NCREC) in their newsletter, Real Estate Bulletin, from 1970 to the late 1990s. This course is designed as an interactive group exercise and allows each licensee to judge for themselves just how much they do or do not know about the requirements imposed by the NCREC. This course begins with a "Knowledge Quiz", but the book incudes each article, in full, as appearing in the Bulletin. If you are like most licensees who take this elective course you will discover that you do not know as much about the NCREC's position on various positions as perhaps you initially thought.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Real Estate Taxes - Online
In clear and simple language, this text demystifies tax laws and their impact on anyone owning real estate. Students will receive a thorough background on basic tax issues, calculations, and formulas in order to gain the knowledge and practice necessary to better assist clients on tax-related questions and issues. Updates include recent tax law changes and a discussion of tax issues regarding cancellation of debt, foreclosure, and repossession. Real-life examples and case studies with discussion questions offer a context for the material covered.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Real Estate Finance Today - Online
In a time of financial restructuring and a rapidly developing regulatory environment, this course offers an invaluable resource for real estate professionals practicing in several different fields. From the restructuring of government organizations like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to updated private policies regulating loan limits and flood insurance, this updated course examines the current financial environment.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Property Management and Managing Risk - Online
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, answer keys, and a glossary.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Contract Maze - Online
This 4-hour CE elective course is designed to navigate the intricate details and elusive question of "When does an offer become a contract?" A seemingly simple question. However, many lawsuits have arisen from sellers and buyers not agreeing on this point. This course addresses electronic signature legislation, fax and email communications, multiple, back-up and contingent offers, and much, much more.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

If You Were the Judge - Online
This 4-hour CE elective course is designed to assist real estate licensees in better understanding the legal ramifications of real property contract law as determined by the courts of our land. This course reviews 156 actual real estate lawsuits from around the country.? The subject matter includes such issues as Oral Contracts, The Mailbox Rule, Earnest Money Deposits, Specific Performance, Misrepresentation, Compensation Issues, Financing Issues, "As Is" Transactions, Inspection Issues, Contractors, Property Management Issues, Property Insurance Issues, Fair Housing Issues, Use of Police Power, Option Contracts, Bankruptcy Issues
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Realtor Code of Ethics - Online
The Good of All... The Realtor Code of Ethics is a real estate elective course designed to address the REALTOR Code of Ethics, including the role of the Grievance and Professional Standards Committees, procuring cause, arbitration and mediation. Learn about the new NAR "pocket listings" policy as well. The course will feature interactive discussion of how ethics are both central to the job of any licensee AND can help brokers be more productive in the profession.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Understanding 1031 Tax-Free Exchanges - Online
This continuing education title explores the history, evolution, rules, and forms of the strategy used to defer tax liability until a later date. Loaded with real-life examples and calculations, this text allows agents to learn the vocabulary and application of tax-free exchanges so they are better able to answer client questions. A recent review of content ensures students will receive the most up-to-date material.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Sustainable Housing and Building Green - Online
Sustainable Housing and Building Green: What Agents Should Know takes the mystery out of green and sustainable building concepts for commercial and residential real estate licensees. The text differentiates between government initiatives and nonprofit, private associations and explains how each impacts green building and maintenance practices. Licensees looking to serve the expanding market of consumers interested in high performance building practices will find practical information on products, designations, and certifications such as LEED and Green Globes. Also included are government and nonprofit building practices, as well as new green products on the market.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Foreclosures, Shortsales, REO's and Auctions - Online
This course delves into the world of distressed property. Nothing could be more timely in today's market! Instruction will focus on the methods, rules, and pitfalls that a licensee might encounter when dealing with these very complicated transactions.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

And the Court Said... - Online
This class is a great risk management learning system for real estate brokers as this course allows brokers to learn from the trials of fellow N.C. brokers. This course incorporates a lot of discussion and thinking, as well as negotiations with fellow classmates to determine what each [of you] think the N.C. court said. Each case in this course is based upon a recent N.C. Court of Appeals decision involving a real estate transaction.
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Agency: Art or Agony? - Online
This elective course is designed to cause brokers to "stop...and...think" about his/her actions or inactions when working with buyers and sellers or landlords and tenants, especially when acting as a dual agent. Specifically, since the creation of the NCREC's agency disclosure rule of 1995, it appears many NC brokers "think" that in order to work with a buyer they must represent that buyer. Where, in reality, there are many instances where brokers should represent the seller only... or the buyer only. This course reviews the various agency laws and rules, and then participants evaluate actual NC cases wherein brokers served as a dual agent, including in one case where the listing agent was also a buyer agent and was also the seller!
This course will be taught live online via a webinar style meeting. Students will be required to have a stable high speed internet connection, a device capable of accessing the webinar, and a webcam/microphone for student interaction.

Bring Your Pocket License to Class

You'll need your card on the first day of class. If you do not have this card, you can reprint it by logging into your NCREC broker or BIC online account and selecting "Print Duplicate Pocket Card" from the main account menu.

NCREC Login for Brokers
NCREC Login for BICs

 

If you can't remember which classes you've already taken, you can find that information when you log in to your NCREC account.

Attendance and Grading

The school follows the North Carolina Real Estate Commission's policy that all students must attend a minimum of 90% of the scheduled class instruction time for any course. Attendance will be taken at every class session and any student who misses more than 10% of the scheduled class meeting time will not be eligible to pass the course. This does not mean that students are expected or encouraged to miss any class time. All students are expected to be in every class session and will be solely responsible for the material missed during any absence.

Each of the pre-licensing courses offered by the school has a mandatory course work, quizzes, and open book examinations. Students will be eligible to sit for the examination if they have met the above attendance requirements and they have completed all in-class and homework assignments over the duration of the course. The final grade of the course is based on a combination of these factors.

Once any course offered by the school is successfully completed, the student will receive a course completion certificate and their status will be updated with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission so that they may apply to sit for the state licensing examination.

Current Specials

Continuing Education - $100 for 8 hours in the same day when you preregister online or over the phone before the day of class!

Broker Post-Licensing - $229 for each course or $599 for all three! (To receive the discounted price, the full amount of $599 must be paid when registering for the first Post-Licensing class.)

Military Discount - We are proud to support our troops and offer a 25% discount to all active Military members or Veterans! The discount will apply to full tuition price rather than to any advertised specials. Please call us at (919) 301-8764 for details.

The Military discount, if applicable, is extended from the Pan School of Real Estate and applies to tuition at the Pan School of Real Estate only. Any reporting fees or other costs associated with the NC Real Estate Commission are not discounted.