Real Estate Designations

Designations


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?

Benefits of Professional Real Estate Designations

  • Increase your earning potential
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Differentiate yourself from the competition
  • Get more referral business
  • Benefit clients with your expertise

Upon successful completion, you will receive instructions from Allied detailing how to download and use your designation.

Choose one or more designation to enhance your career!


TRANSACTION COORDINATOR

Transaction Coordinator
  • Price - $38
  • Available Nationally

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A transaction coordinator (TC) helps real estate agents close more deals by taking over the day-to-day responsibilities of monitoring the real estate transaction process. This frees up sales agents to get new listings and solicit offers. This designation is designed for unlicensed or licensed people who want to work as a real estate transaction coordinator. It presents current regulations and best practices in successful real estate transactions. It describes the information, paperwork, and contractual items that are needed to complete the final broker file of the real estate transaction.

What You’ll Receive

  • PDF Format
  • 1 Module
  • Real Estate Transaction Coordinator, online module
  • Online Final – 25 multiple-choice questions

About the Designation

People who take this desination will:

  • Find important information in the purchase agreement form
  • Identify what paperwork is required from each party
  • Recognize which disclosures are required
  • Identify the role escrow plays in the transaction
  • Learn how to set-up timelines for contractual obligations and contingency removals
  • Discover how escrow and the lending process work together to close the transaction
  • Understand how to complete the documentation required in order to submit a completed file

Since transaction coordinators oversee all aspects of buyer and seller transactions from the executed purchase agreement to closing, they must have good organizational and “people” skills. Helping get a real estate transaction closed benefits the buyers and sellers as well as the sales agents.


CONTRACT FORMS SPECIALIST

Contract Forms Specialist
  • Price - $38
  • Available in California Only

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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!

What You’ll Receive

  • PDF Format
  • 1 Module
  • Completing Buyer and Seller Forms, online module
  • Online Final – 25 multiple-choice questions, non-proctored

About the Designation

  • Read three case studies that focus on specific real estate transactions. Each case study will consist of completed examples of the forms used for each transaction.
  • Learn how to identify the different types of real estate contracts and forms and determine which contract or form to use based on the case studies.
  • Find out how to properly and effectively complete today’s real estate contracts and forms in your career.


VA SPECIALIST

  • Price - $38
  • Available Nationally

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Let VA loan programs help you close more transactions. As you probably know, the VA loan programs have helped people become homeowners since the 1930s, by guaranteeing the loans, so lenders can offer potential homeowners a better deal. Almost everyone knows something about the ‘standard’ VA loan that offers no down payments, low closing costs, and lenient qualifying for 1-4 owner-occupied homes and condominiums. This standard VA loan is a traditional loan product. However, fewer people are aware of the amazing variety of non-traditional home loan programs that are available. A nontraditional mortgage product is any mortgage product other than a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage

Having knowledge of the variety of VA loan programs may help you close more transactions simply because your home buyers may qualify for a VA loan that will finance the purchase. This course is not intended to make you a loan originator, just help you close more deals.

What You’ll Receive

  • 100% Online
  • 1 Module
  • Nontraditional VA Mortgage Programs, online module
  • Online Final – 25 multiple-choice questions, non-proctored

About the Designation

A few programs that VA offers includes:

  • Energy Efficient Home Loans
  • Manufactured Housing and Mobile Homes
  • Graduated Payment Mortgages
  • Growing Equity Mortgages
  • Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans


FHA SPECIALIST

FHA Specialist
  • Price - $38
  • Available Nationally

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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. A non-traditional mortgage product is any mortgage product other than a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

What You’ll Receive
  • PDF Format
  • 1 Module
  • FHA Specialist, online module
  • Online Final – 25 multiple-choice questions, non-proctored

About the Designation

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 designation is not intended to make you a loan originator, just help you close more deals.

>Some of the products that will be reviewed in the following module include:

  • First-Time Homebuyers for 1-4 Unit Properties
  • Fixer-Uppers and Energy Efficient Home Loans
  • Manufactured Housing and Mobile Homes
  • Graduated Payment Mortgages
  • Growing Equity Mortgages
  • Loan Programs for Indian Reservations and Hawaiian Lands


HOME STAGING SPECIALIST

Home Staging Specialist
  • Price - $38
  • Available Nationally

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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:

  • 100% Online Course
  • 1 Module
  • Importance of Home Staging, online module
  • Online Final - 25 multiple-choice questions, non-proctored

About the Designation

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.


REVERSE MORTGAGE SPECIALIST

Reverse Mortgage Specialist
  • Price - $38
  • Available Nationally

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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:

  • 100% Online Course
  • 3 Lessons (Features and Types of Reverse Mortgages; Overview of the HECM Program, Reverse Mortgage Scenarios)
  • Reverse Mortgage, online PDF
  • Online Final - 25 multiple-choice questions, non-proctored

About the Designation

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.


LOAN SIGNING SPECIALIST

Loan Signing Specialist
  • Price - $38
  • Available in California Only

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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

  • 100% Online
  • 1 Module
  • Loan Signing Specialist, online module
  • Online Final – 25 multiple-choice questions, non-proctored

About the Designation

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.


E-NETWORKING SPECIALIST

E-NETWORKING SPECIALIST

  • Price - $38
  • Available Nationally

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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.

Real estate is a constantly evolving business. It is sometimes difficult to determine which technologies real estate professionals should embrace. 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.

What You’ll Receive

  • PDF Format
  • 1 Module
  • Technology Tools and Applications for Today’s Real Estate Professional, online module
  • 1 Online Final – 25 multiple-choice questions, non-proctored

What You Will Learn

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.

This eNetworking Specialist designation will focus on real estate technology, social media, Web 2.0, podcasting, blogging, maximizing commissions, and maintaining momentum in any market condition. The purpose of this designation is to show that a moderate modification may help you grow, prosper, and continue to carry on in a real estate field that continues to change.


GREEN SPECIALIST

GREEN SPECIALIST
  • Price - $38
  • Available Nationally

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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. The Green Specialist module is designed to help you gain better insight about what makes a building product green.

Allied’s Green Specialist designation is designed to help you gain better insight into what makes a building product green. 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!

What You’ll Receive

  • PDF Format
  • 1 Module
  • Green Specialist, online module
  • Online Final – 25 multiple-choice questions, non-proctored

About the Designation

You will learn that the motivating factors for green homes are reducing energy costs, family health, and environmental concerns. So, how “green” is a green home? Depending on a person’s perspective, a product may be both “green” and “not green.” There are different levels of awareness among homeowners and homebuyers. Therefore, it is important to understand what your clients and customers mean when they say they are interested in a “green” home. You will learn about green ratings and the professional associations and government agencies that play significant roles in the standardization of green guidelines. In order to be an effective green specialist, you need to learn about the energy programs, rebates, and incentives. This Green Specialist module has been specifically created to help you understand the entire green industry from what materials are required in the construction of a green building to the rules and regulations that must be observed.

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