Maximize your career potential! Adding a designation provides you with more than a real estate license; it provides increased value to your career. Take the steps to create your niche in today’s competitive real estate market. Your specialized knowledge will set you apart, so why wait?
Sellers have the ability to determine the condition of the home when it goes on the market. By improving the condition of the home and its visual appeal, potential buyers are more likely to form a positive impression of the home that will lead to an offer.
Home staging is the act of enhancing the visual appeal of a home that is on the market to help improve the sale. The home staging industry has grown rapidly over the past few years as more, and more people have become aware of the benefits of staging a home prior to listing it for sale. A staged home will sell approximately 90% faster than a similar home that has not been staged.
What You’ll Receive:
The Importance of Home Staging module will help you understand the overall importance of home staging and the benefits that can be gained from staging a home. Focus on making changes and upgrades that will make the home more appealing to buyers. Learn the staging decisions that are designed to result in spaces that will appeal to potential buyers as they walk through the home.
Many seniors have demonstrated a preference for remaining in their homes and communities. However, many may be challenged because most homes are not designed and equipped for decreasing mobility and other impediments to aging-in-place. Given the recent recession, many older adults may have diminished or depleted the savings that they were planning to use for retirement, and this exacerbates the problem of finding financing for retrofitting their homes.
Others may want a second home near children and grandchildren, near favorite activities, or in climates more favorable during certain times of the year. Many seniors think they cannot buy the properties they want because they do not have a steady income that is sufficient to make mortgage payments or adequate available savings. For these seniors, a reverse purchase mortgage may be an excellent tool for them to purchase the homes they desire, without qualification requirements and with no payments for life—all without having to pay for the homes in cash.
What You’ll Receive (3 online lessons):
There are currently more than 44 million seniors in the U.S. – many of whom own their homes. Not all seniors need or want a reverse mortgage, but that still leaves a potential audience of thousands of seniors who could benefit from a reverse mortgage. The Reverse Mortgage Specialist module will help you understand the overall importance of reverse mortgages and the various benefits that can be gained from them.
Now’s the time to get your Loan Signing Specialist designation. Why? With the easing of lending restrictions, and the real estate market starting to heat up, it is the perfect time to position yourself to PROFIT! Whether someone is buying a home or refinancing their existing mortgage, a Loan Signing Agent is needed to walk the client through the paperwork. This is where Allied’s Loan Signing Specialist designation comes in! You will learn the ins-and-outs of loan documents, how to protect yourself (and the client) from fraud, as well as gain the confidence to maneuver through a set of loan documents with ease. As real estate activity increases, so will the demand for Loan Signing Specialists!
Add to your top line and overall profitability by earning $100 to $200 on average per signing! It’s an ideal complement to an existing real estate or notary career and opens the door to even more potential!
What You’ll Receive
If you are already a California Notary Public, or are thinking of becoming one, you should add the Loan Signing Specialist to the other notarial services you offer.
Once you get set up, your clients—lenders, escrow agents, title companies, and mortgage notary signing agencies—will ask you to notarize various types of real estate or mortgage documents. That is why individuals who perform such services are often called Notary Signing Agents or Loan signing Specialists.
However, in order to perform adequately as a Loan Signing Specialist, you need to become familiar with the specific types of documents used in real estate and loan transactions. This module teaches you the terminology used in real estate transactions and helps you identify different types of loan documents and their function.
Do you find yourself with buyers that are interested in purchasing short sale properties? That’s where Allied can help! With this designation, you will learn the ins and outs about completing the right forms and being short sale compliant.
Allied’s Short Sale Specialist designation focuses on the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA). HAFA has established the short sale and deed in lieu of foreclosure (DIL) as alternatives for borrowers to avoid foreclosure. Be informed – learn about the policies, procedures, and forms that are designed to simplify and streamline the use of short sales and deed in lieu of foreclosures.
About the Designation
As a licensed real estate salesperson, the use of forms and contracts is paramount in your career! This paperwork is what makes a sale binding and how a home buyer becomes a homeowner or a seller sells a house. Not all sales are the same – it is essential that you know exactly which form or contract is needed in which instance. That’s where Allied can help!
Allied’s California Real Estate Contract Forms Specialist designation helps you understand which forms to use when obtaining a listing or writing up an offer. With your client base comprised of buyers and/or sellers, you must quickly know how to fill out and explain the paperwork used in every circumstance, including listing contracts, sales contracts, agency disclosures, and other disclosure forms. Make sure you’re prepared!
About the Designation
From online social networks to blogs and beyond, today’s networking opportunities have greatly expanded. So when it comes to your real estate career, which networking technologies will be most beneficial to your career? Allied can help.
Busy real estate professionals often do not have time to understand the latest and greatest forms of technology. However, this designation will provide you with the knowledge needed to integrate technology into your working lives efficiently and successfully. The purpose of this designation is to show that a moderate modification, such as adding a blog to your Web site, may help you to grow, prosper and continue to carry on in a real estate field that continues to change.
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What You Will Learn
As the amount of people who are becoming more “green conscious” grows, it is important for those in the real estate industry to become knowledgeable about green homes and products. In order to list and show a property effectively, you must know its green attributes and amenities. Allied can help you learn what to look for!
Allied’s Green Specialist designation is designed to help you gain better insight into what makes a building product green. Many homebuyers are going green and their main motivating factors are: reducing energy costs, maintaining family health, and protecting the environment. As a real estate salesperson, you can be prepared to meet these green home-buying needs. Set yourself apart with an awareness of what constitutes a green home. As a Green Specialist, you’ll be prepared!
As an FHA Loan Specialist you have the potential to close more transactions. The FHA loan program has helped people become homeowners since 1934, by insuring the loans, so lenders can offer potential homeowners better deals with low down payments, low closing costs and easy credit qualifying for single-family homes and condominiums. This standard FHA loan is considered a traditional loan product. However, few people are aware of the amazing variety of non-traditional home loan programs that are available as well.
Having knowledge of the variety of FHA loan programs could help you close more transactions simply because your home buyers may qualify for an FHA loan that will finance the purchase. This course is not intended to make you a loan originator, just help you close more deals.
Talk with an Allied Representative today.