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Austin Real Estate MCE, SAE and Designation Classes

Champions School of Real Estate Catalog

Champions School of Real Estate makes the classroom environment a rewarding experience for everyone who is looking to increase their knowledge with MCE and designations.

With award winning instructors and the latest industry information, Champions School of Real Estate's classroom courses makes the learning experience enjoyable and rewarding!

GETTING STARTED
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Every two years, Agents and Brokers are required to take 15 hours of MCE courses, including legal and ethics. Sign up before you expire!

Do I need MCE or SAE?
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Browse the calendar to find the MCE, SAE or Designation class/date that you would like to take at the Austin/Round Rock campus. Click the class on the calendar to get started and then select "Puchase Class".
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Attend class and learn how to enhance your effectiveness as a Texas Real Estate Agent.
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18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence
CE Program

All 18-Hours of CE needed for both residential and commerical agents! Classes available via our classroom and home-study correspondence methods across all of our Texas locations. (LEARN MORE)
$119       Enroll in the 18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence CE Program

18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Great for both residential and commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), Strategies for Career Excellence (8-hours), and Texaplex (2-hours) to complete your 18-hour MCE requirements.

**When you choose the Texas CE program you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.**

This package includes the following:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Strategies for Career Excellence (8-hours)
  • Technology Update (2-hours)

18-Hour Commercial / Farm & Ranch CE Program
All 18-Hours of CE needed for licensed Real Estate agents with an interest in Commercial or Farm & Ranch Real Estate! These classes are available via our classroom and home-study correspondence methods across all of our Texas locations. (LEARN MORE)
$119       Enroll in the 18-Hour Commerical CE Program

18-Hour Commerical CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Great for commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), and your choice of Insiders to Commercial Real Estate (10-hours) or Farm and Ranch Real Estate (10-hours).

**When you choose the Texas CE program you are automatically enrolling in both required TREC Legal Update courses.**

This package includes the following:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Insiders to Commercial Real Estate (10-hours) or Farm and Ranch Real Estate (10-hours)

Texas Real Estate 98-Hour SAE Program
All new agents must complete 98 hours of continuing education classes by the end of their second year of being licensed. (LEARN MORE)
$490
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      Enroll in the Texas Real Estate 98-Hour SAE Program

Texas Real Estate 98-Hour SAE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Don't let your real estate license lapse. Within the first two years of gaining your Real Estate Salesperson License, you are required to complete 98-Hours of Salesperson Apprenticeship Education courses. This program includes three 30-hour elective courses and 8-hours of Legal Update credit for only $490 - you'll save $55 and complete your SAE requirement.

Please note that you cannot repeat any courses you have already taken. Call a Champions School of Real Estate Career Counselor at 800-969-2599 to ensure you don't duplicate a course.

Program OUTLINE:

Courses you can choose from in this program include:

  • Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents (1021)
  • Real Estate Marketing (511)
  • Real Estate Law (311)
  • Real Estate Brokerage (711)
  • Real Estate Investments (911)
  • Property Management (811)
  • and more...
Required CE Courses - Textbooks Included in Tuition

COURSE
ENROLL (CHOOSE METHOD)
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4-Hr TREC Legal Update 1

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Legal Update Part 1 covers various topics related to changes in regulations, forms and standards of practice in the real estate industry including; TREC statute and rule updates, legislative changes affecting property management, disclosures and unauthorized practice of law, and an overview of changes to promulgated contract and addenda forms.

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4-Hr TREC Legal Update 2

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Legal Update Part 2 deals with ethics-related topics and those topics considered by TREC to be an important focus for sales agents. Topics include ethics requirements, fair housing and agency laws, DTPA, and various important legislative topics related to ethics, such as CFPB and tax laws.

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6-Hr Broker Responsibility

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This real estate course will address the regulatory aspects of the management, operation and supervision of a real estate brokerage firm in Texas. The course provides an understanding and working knowledge of the law of agency, planning and organization of business entities, requirements for written policies and procedures, records retention and control, advertising, recruitment and training of agents, and the anatomy of a complaint filed with Texas Real Estate Commission TREC).

WHO MUST TAKE THIS COURSE?

Section 535.2 of the TREC Rules requires a broker who sponsors salespersons, a designated broker of a business entity, and a licensee who is a delegated supervisor of one or more licensees (for 6 months or more during the supervisor’s current license period), to complete this 6-hour broker responsibility course to renew a license. Any licensee may take this course, which counts for six hours of MCE elective credit. Additionally, a sponsoring broker may, by policy, require certain licensees and employees to take this course.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Authority, Competency, Training, Selection, and Recruitment
  • Agency
  • Organizational Structure
  • Operational Policies and Procedures
  • Records, Retention and Control Advertising
  • Federal Laws Affecting Real Estate Brokerage
  • Anatomy of a Complaint
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Specialty Course Topics - Classroom Only

COURSE
ENROLL (CHOOSE METHOD)
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Real Estate Marketing: Power House Training

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

The purpose of this dynamic real estate course is to assist new real estate agents in developing skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the Texas real estate industry. New Texas real estate agents who take this real estate course will be better equipped to practice ethically and effectively. The course material addresses current techniques and approaches for a long-term successful career in the Texas real estate industry. This course is approved for 30-hours of credit toward meeting your real estate license requirements and provides step-by-step guidance to starting up and maintaining your Texas real estate business. This real estate course presents cases of the right and wrong way of doing real estate business and practical approaches of developing systems and processes. The real estate standards of practice and code of ethics is emphasized throughout each phase of business. There are multiple-choice quizzes for each session and classroom exercises to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of this real estate course material. This real estate class is available in Classroom and Live Broadcast formats only.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Upon completion of this real estate course students will:

  • Understand their duties to clients and to the completion of each real estate transaction.
  • Understand their role in developing and maintaining their real estate business and the effective use of systems in doing so.
  • Learn methods of building their real estate business and marketing their real estate business.
  • Learn skill-developing dialogues that will help them when working with real estate clients, developing their real estate business and gain confidence.
  • Be able to properly prepare a Listing/Seller's kit and a Buyer's kit as well as create an agent presentation book.
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Texas Real Estate SAE - Online Textbook Available

COURSE
ENROLL (CHOOSE METHOD)
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Residential Inspection for Real Estate Agents

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This easy to understand guide to residential home inspection arms agents with critical inspection information including foundational construction terms and information on issues such as "Stachybotris" or black mold. Additionally students will learn to identify and avoid problem houses and review common questions that come up during real estate inspections. All Champions materials are designed with the student's career success in mind and offer the widest range of course options to meet your scheduling needs.

This course includes tips, caution notes, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Insects and Critters
  • Soil
  • Everything You Really Need to Know About Foundations
  • Residential Construction
  • Roofs and Attics
  • Electricity
  • Fire & Ice (Heating, Fire Places, Chimneys, & Cooling)
  • Plumbing
  • Kitchens, Pools, and Spas
  • Environmental Issues
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Real Estate Marketing

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course is a must for agents who wish to thrive and survive in today's highly competitive real estate market. This course, which includes the Real Estate Sales Handbook, covers all of the areas necessary to present yourself as a professionally prepared agent. This course will introduce and review all aspects of successful real estate marketing techniques for the agent.

This course includes case studies, example forms, quizzes, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and thoroughly understand of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Successful Sales and Listing Qualities
  • Time Management
  • Obtaining the Listing
  • Servicing the Seller
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Finding and Working with the Buyer
  • Financing
  • Negotiating and Closing
  • Expanding Your Services
  • Technology and Real Estate
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Real Estate Brokerage

This course teaches you how to set up your real estate or brokerage office. It offers practical, experienced-based strategies and techniques for managing virtually every aspect of a real estate office. Business planning and development guidelines, recruiting and retaining agents is all part of this comprehensive course. The range of the book Real Estate Office Management, time-tested techniques and authoritative guidance make this course an indispensable resource for real estate brokers, owners and managers.

This course includes homework and an exam, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Dimensions of Management: The 7-S Model
  • Manager as a Leader: Qualities Essential to Success
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Recruiting, Interviewing and Selecting Associates
  • Training for Success
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Retaining and Terminating
  • Financial Systems and Records
  • Strategic Marketing Priorities
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Opening a Real Estate Office

Please Note - This course must be completed within 2 years prior to submitting your broker license application.

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Texas Real Estate SAE - Shipping/Pickup Required For Textbook

COURSE
ENROLL (CHOOSE METHOD)
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Real Estate Investments

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This specialized course teaches the basic principles and strategy of real estate as an investment. Special income tax rules, tools of analysis, comparison screening, discount analysis, computer-aided analysis, and marketing investment properties are all presented in this basic approach to investment.

This course includes tips, caution notes, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Land Use Controls
  • Environmental Constraints
  • Legal Documents
  • Property and Income Taxes
  • Ownership of Real Property
  • Financing Real Estate Investment
  • Business Organizations
  • Tools of Analysis
  • Marketing Investment Property
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

Property Management

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This specialized course is an overview of residential/commercial industrial management. It offers the most current and thorough introduction and overview of the property management profession.

This course includes tips, caution notes, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Professional Property Management
  • Economics and Planning
  • Owner Relations
  • Leases and Lease Negotiations
  • Tenant Relations
  • Maintenance and Construction
  • Federal and State Laws
  • Types of Properties
  • Risk and Environmental Issues
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

Real Estate Marketing: Commercial

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course is an introduction to the specialty of Real Estate Marketing: Commercial. The listing process, using the proper commercial forms and marketing strategies are included. The course introduces concepts critical to successfully working with commercial properties and clients. This course is for the new agent who wants to know about Real Estate Marketing: Commercial as well as the experienced agent who wants new ideas and to brush up on techniques.

This course includes practical advice and creative tips on how to develop effective marketing practices. It also includes homework and an exam, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and test your understanding of the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Understanding the Commercial Marketplace
  • Where to Find Customers and Clients
  • Clauses in Listing Agreements
  • Forms for Successful Commercial Brokerage
  • Dealing with Other Brokers
  • Marketing for Success
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

Real Estate Appraisal: Real Estate Appraisal Fundamentals

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course helps you understand today's ever-changing appraisal marketplace. Using an effective blend of theory and practice, this course explores relevant legislation, key environmental considerations and the increasing role of technology in the industry. This course includes the purpose and functions of an appraiser, the social and economic determinates of value, case studies, the market data approach to value final correlation's and reporting of the appraisal.

This course includes terms, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and thoroughly understand the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • The Appraisal Profession
  • Real Estate and Its Appraisal
  • The Real Estate Marketplace
  • The Appraisal Process
  • Building Construction and Environment
  • Data Collection
  • Site Valuation
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Shipping/Pickup Required

Classes marked with "Shipping/Pickup Required" do not include an online textbook. This means that students must pick up the textbooks from one of our campuses (Located in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio) or have the books shipped to them at the cost of $7 per course.

To choose shipping, be sure to select a shipping method from the appropriate drop down menu when setting up your shopping cart.

Designation Courses - Textbooks Included in Tuition

COURSE
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Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course will teach you how to use the Buyer Representation Agreement without fear of rejection and it will help you understand retainer fees, hourly fees, transaction fees and how to earn them. It will give you confidence in your ability to offer client-level services to your buyers. With this course you will receive the NAR® recognized ABR designation and your name will be listed in the REBAC Relocation Directory that is distributed to over 1,600 corporations.

This course includes case studies, example forms, quizzes, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and thoroughly understand the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Agency Relationships
  • Client and Customer Relationships
  • Buyer Service
  • The Buyer Counseling Session
  • Offers and Negotiations
  • Building Your Buyer Representation Business
  • Tools
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Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

The luxury home market is booming! This course will allow you to join the most elite agents in the country who are now specializing in working with affluent clients and specializing in the luxury home market. Increase your knowledge, and hone your skills when working with upper-tier buyers and sellers by attending this fast paced, exciting class! The goal of the designation is to provide students with the training, tools, and techniques to provide the highest level of service to both luxury buyers and sellers.

This course includes case studies, example forms, quizzes, homework and exams, all designed to enable you to target the most relevant topics and thoroughly understand the materials.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • The Luxury Home Market Trends
  • Specialization and Building a Niche
  • The Luxury Home Buyer - Needs and Desires
  • Marketing to Find Luxury Home Buyers
  • Presenting Your Services to Luxury Home Buyers
  • Qualifying & Showing to Luxury Home Buyers
  • The Luxury Home Seller Needs & Desires
  • Marketing to Find Luxury Home Sellers
  • Presenting Your Services to Luxury Home Sellers
  • Servicing and Marketing the Luxury Home Listing
  • Staging and Showing the Luxury Home Listing
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Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS)

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

In a seller's market, staging can sell a house on the first day it's listed. In a buyer's market, it can sell a house in a matter of days - not months. Staging is an absolute must, for every house, in every price range, in every market. Unlike staging seminars, the Certified Home Marketing Specialist course integrates a broad range of staging topics, giving you a comprehensive knowledge base you can immediately put to work.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Strategic marketing dialog and staging techniques
  • Consultative recommendations
  • Psychology of color and buyer appeal
  • Steps of the staging process
  • Marketing Analysis Price Graph -a graphic CMA
  • Selling "house" and "home" - advertising and photo tips that sell
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New Home Construction (NHC)

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Solid increases in single-family starts, still historically low interest rates, and high buyer demand point to healthy sales of new-home construction. This one-day course provides buyer's representatives with the product knowledge and increased confidence to make new-home construction a win-win transaction for buyer clients.

This one-day course provides buyer's representatives with the product knowledge and increased confidence to make new-home construction a win-win transaction for buyer clients.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The Opportunity for Real Estate Professionals
    • Gain an appreciation for the business of new homes from the perspective of the builder and sales representative
    • Describe the role and responsibilities of the buyer's representative when the buyer client pursues new-home construction
  • New Homes from the Ground Up
    • Explain how new homes are constructed&mdashfrom groundbreaking to walkthroughs, inspections, and closing
    • Describe the characteristics of new homes&mdashfrom custom to spec construction
    • Help clients evaluate pros and cons of purchasing new homes versus existing homes
  • The New-Home Sales Transaction
    • Help clients understand new-home construction sales contracts
    • Guide a client through the process and stages of building from contract to release
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