As we have discussed over the past few months, times are good for real estate professionals and those looking to delve into the industry. Foreclosures are dropping, home prices are rising, and the career of a real estate agent was named as “Happiest Job in America” for 2013. But that’s not the only positive news for current and future real estate agents: you can add value to your real estate business through some additional online learning at Allied. Here’s where to start:
1. Home Inspection
Most homes are required to have a home inspection prior to being sold. As a real estate salesperson, you work with home inspectors to make this happen. But why not become a home inspector yourself? By earning your home inspection license, you would be qualified to both inspect and sell a home, thereby adding value to your offerings as a real estate professional. Learn more about Allied’s Home Inspection Course.
2. Appraisal License
In addition to having your real estate license, you could earn an appraisal license to boost your career. As a real estate appraiser, you get to evaluate property, obtain land values from county sources, estimate building costs using building valuation manuals, and prepare written descriptions of the properties to make estimates of their value. Our Appraisal License Package meets all of the AQB education requirements and provides you with a solid background of the home appraisal field.
Why stop at selling, inspecting, and appraising when you can manage an entire residential or commercial property? Allied’s Property Management Course prepares you to skillfully manage property. You will learn how to collect rent, arrange repairs, coordinate services for the property, manage accounting, and negotiate with tenants. Plus, you will also receive a one-year membership to the International Real Estate Institute (IREI) when you complete the program!
4. Notary Public
If you are on the lookout for an additional stream of income, look no further than becoming a Notary Public. In case you weren’t aware, Notary Publics evaluate and authenticate documents, including legal documents, divorce papers, wills, business agreements, and property deeds. It’s this latter category that is especially relevant to real estate professionals. The Notary Public Course at Allied is short (only 6 hours), simple, and no-brainer way to boost your career.
5. Real Estate Designations
As we have discussed before, we think real estate designations are a fantastic way for real estate professionals to truly set themselves apart. At Allied, we offer four career-enhancing designations, including Short Sale Specialist, Contract Forms Specialist, E-Networking Specialist, and Green Specialist. Better serve your real estate clients by earning a distinct designation today!