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Every two years, Agents and Brokers are required to take 18 hours of CE courses, including TREC Legal Update 1 and 2. Sign up before you expire!

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Choose an 18-hour CE program to satisfy your license renewal requirements and click the red "Enroll Now" button to get started.

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Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE)

Champions School of Real Estate Catalog Stay current with the latest technology, trends in the real estate market, and real estate laws with our top-of-the-line Texas real estate MCE courses. Make sure you know how the industry is changing, what you need to do to stay current, and satisfy your MCE requirement today!

MCE Requirements:
  • Licensees must complete 18 hours of CE courses including 4 hours of Legal Update 1 and 4 hours of Legal Update 2.
  • CE must be taken every 2 years after SAE requirements are satisfied.

Effective January 1, 2016: TREC now requires licensees to complete 18-hours of MCE instead of 15. We now offer new 18-hour MCE packages. For more information, please click the button below.

TREC MCE POLICIES - PLEASE READ
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TREC MCE Policies

Online-correspondence courses not completed before the end of the month your license expires will be considered late and the licensee will be subject to late fees and penalties. All MCE class credit will be reported to TREC the next business day after completion.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016 - **PLEASE READ**

Starting in 2016, the Texas Real Estate Commission requires all Real Estate License holders to complete 18 Hours of Continuing Education every two years in order to renew. These 18 hours include the following:

  • Salespersons - Legal (8-Hours) and CE Elective Credit (10-Hours)
  • Brokers - Legal (8-Hours), Broker Responsibility (6-Hours), and CE Elective credit (4-Hours)

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DEFERRAL FEES - **PLEASE READ**

If the Texas Real Estate Commission's records do not show that you have completed your continuing education (CE) at the time you submit your renewal application, you must pay a $200 CE deferral fee, or renew in INACTIVE status. Paying the deferral fee will allow you to continue to be active in real estate activities and give you an additional 60 days from your expiration date to complete your CE.

24 HOUR MCE RULE - **PLEASE READ**

Online students must wait 24 hours after registration before the system will allow you to start the exam. Students will be able to download the textbook and take the homework but they must wait for the 24-hour period to expire before taking the exam.


TREC's New Online Renewal System - All renewals should be done online through the Texas Real Estate Commission's new online registration system. You can register and renew through their "My License" system at any time.
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General Questions Regarding MCE Requirements - To learn more about TREC's MCE requirements and policies, please visit this MCE FAQ on TREC's official website.
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18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence
Online CE Program

All 18-Hours of CE needed for both residential and commerical agents! These classes are available via our Online Correspondence delivery method. (LEARN MORE)
$99    Enroll in the 18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence Online CE Program

18-Hour Strategies for Career Excellence Online 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 Texas Broker Responsibility
Online CE Program

All 18-Hours of CE needed for licensed Real Estate Brokers! These classes are available via our Online Correspondence delivery method. (LEARN MORE)
$99 Enroll in the 18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility Online CE Program

18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility Online CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The perfect package for licensed Real Estate Brokers in Texas! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), Broker Responsibility (6-hours), Technology Update (2-hours), and The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements (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)
  • Broker Responsibility (6-hours)
  • Technology Update (2-hours)
  • The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements (2-hours)

18-Hour Commercial / Farm & Ranch
Online 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 Online Correspondence delivery methods ( LEARN MORE)
$99    Enroll in the 18-Hour Commerical Online CE Program

18-Hour Commerical / Farm & Ranch Online 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)

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 Texas Keeping Current CE Program
Stay up-to-date on the most current practices and regulations in Texas while earning all 18-hours of required CE credit with Real Estate Attorney, Chuck Jacobus! (LEARN MORE)
$119 Enroll in the 18-Hour Texas Keeping Current CE Program

18-Hour Texas Keeping Current CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Stay up-to-date on the most current practices and regulations in Texas real estate today. It includes the newest TREC and TAR contracts along with the latest figures from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, discussions on the latest environmental standards, bankruptcy rules pertaining to Homestead exemptions, and new cases affecting the brokerage industry

Course Topics Include:

  • TREC Legal Update 1 (4-hours)
  • TREC Legal Update 2 (4-hours)
  • Latest TREC and TAR Contracts
  • Environmental Standards
  • Bankruptcy rules pertaining to homestead exemptions
  • New cases affecting the brokerage industry.

18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program
All 18-Hours of CE needed for licensed Real Estate Brokers! 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 Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program

18-Hour Texas Broker Responsibility CE Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Great for both residential and commercial agents! Program includes TREC Legal Update 1 and 2 courses (8-hours), Success Strategies (4-hours), Technology Update (2-hours), The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements (2-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)
  • Broker Responsibility (6-hours)
  • Technology Update (2-hours)
  • The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements (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)
Required MCE Courses - Online Textbook Available

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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Program Electives - Online Textbook Available

COURSE
ENROLL(CHOOSE METHOD)
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10-Hr Farm and Ranch Real Estate

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This 10-Hour MCE real estate course is perfect for the commercial real estate agent and covers all the areas a farm and ranch real estate agent needs to know. Farm and Ranch contracts, mineral rights, reservations in water rights and how they work with the State of Texas are all topics that are covered. Also covered are environmental issues concerning ranch land and what to inquire of the owner of the property.

REAL ESTATE MCE COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Covers the areas a farm and ranch agent needs to know
  • Farm & Ranch contracts
  • Mineral rights
  • Environmental issues concerning ranch land
  • Land and water rights
  • Grasses
  • Contracts that affect country property
  • Reservation I water right and how they work with the State of Texas
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9-Hr Prospering in the Hot Texas Market

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

The real estate market in Texas is changing - fast. In this fast-paced course you will learn how to grow your business through better use of social media tools like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and others. Stay abreast of current market trends including reverse mortgage for purchase, plus an overview of new and revised TREC contract forms. Green building is booming in the residential and commercial marketplace. This course will give you a good overview of green building trends throughout major markets in Texas.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Social media skills
  • Green building update - Commercial and residential
  • New TREC contract changes
  • Reverse mortgage purchases
  • Current market trends
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9-hr Real Estate Game Changers

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course concentrates on unlocking the potential of new technologies in a changing market. You will learn to improve your marketing and business operations using laptops, digital cameras and tablets. Discover how to reconnect with your target market using modern communication and social media tools, and stay abreast of current market trends by analyzing what is most important to your potential customers.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Profiling Today's Home Buyer
  • Defining the Market
  • Technology Impact, tools, and Practices for Brokerage
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9-hr The 3 T's to Success in Today's Marketplace: Tools, Trends and Technology

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course concentrates on strategies for selling properties in a changing market, plus the necessary forms and procedures for selling or listing foreclosures and short sales. Delve into social media—the what, the why, the step-by-step approach and keeping accounts updated. Test your green knowledge, the latest homeowner construction guidelines, commercial requirements, LEED™ Information, and Energy Star™ Information.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Mainstreaming of Green and Other Real Estate Trends
  • Technology: Social Media Marketing
  • Tools for Selling In Today’s Marketplace
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9-hr Real Estate Resources For The Successful Salesperson

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Over the past decade technology has transformed the way real estate agents do business. The traditional methods of doing business are still working tools but today's real estate agent has additional resources that have affected those traditional means of doing business. The purpose of this Texas real estate course is to educate the real estate agent about an informed buyer and seller, the use of technology and the internet, an aging society with the purchase power to invest in properties, legislation that dictates consumer-friendly disclosure and large franchisors who, through mergers and acquisitions, have made the independent real estate broker an endangered species.

TEXAS REAL ESTATE COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Today's Home Buyer
  • Basic Principles of Customer Service
  • Defining the Market
  • Knowing the Generational Buyers
  • The Impact of Technology on Real Estate Brokerage
  • Texas Real Estate Resources
  • TREC Contract Forms, Addenda
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9-hr Prospering with Trends and Strategies

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This fresh new 9-Hour MCE real estate course covers current information on housing trends in construction, design, and interior finishes and keeps the real estate agent up-to-date on any new trends happening in the market. The course covers "Green Building" for both residential and commercial properties. Energy efficient homes and buildings, natural materials that don't harm the environment are things real estate agents need to be thinking about when dealing with the environmentally conscious consumer. Home staging is also touched upon so agents have an understanding of how to prepare the pre-owned or vacant home for showings to gain more money for the owner. Business planning and growing your company through specific systems as well as understanding profit, loss, and figuring out your value as a business entrepreneur are all topics covered in this real estate MCE course.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Current information on housing trends in construction, design, and interior finishes
  • "Green Building" which means for environmentally aware people new construction changes are currently going on with the environment and protecting our resources. Green building for residential and commercial construction are both covered
  • Staging is discussed so agents have an understanding of how to prepare the pre-owned or vacant home for showings to gain more money for the owner
  • Business planning and growing your company thru specific systems
  • Understanding profit, loss, and figuring out your value as a business entrepreneur
  • Identifying mortgage fraud, identity theft precautions, foreclosure, short sales
  • Includes 1031 exchanges - a current trend and tax savings strategy
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9-Hr Risk Reduction Assessment

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This 9-Hour MCE real estate course covers agency related topics, changes in the rules of the TREC updated information from legislation. The course also covers issues that will help with potential liability issues. For the real estate agent who desires a quick check up on what is real estate related in the state of Texas, this real estate continuing education course gives you that update.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Texas Real Estate Contracts
  • Selling to Different Generations
  • Sellers Disclosure Notices and DTPA
  • Easy steps for using the Buyers Representation Agreement
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Program Electives - Shipping/Pickup Required For Textbook

COURSE
ENROLL (CHOOSE METHOD)
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10-Hr Insider's Guide to Commercial Real Estate

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course will help you better understand the ins and outs of the commercial real estate business as well as help you become familiar with the terminology and mathematics behind commercial real estate. In the end you will have a better understanding of how this unique area of real estate works and look at commercial real estate in a whole new way.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Investors and Other Types of Buyers
  • Valuation of Properties
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Leasing, Property Management
  • Development, Land
  • Due Diligence Checklist
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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.

Specialty Classes - Classroom Only

COURSE
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3-Hr TREC Contracts Update
This course features mportant updates to Texas Real Estate Contracts.
Real Estate Class - 3-Hr TREC Contracts Update Live Live


$30
Texas Real Estate Course - 3-Hr TREC Contracts Update Classroom Classroom

$30
Texas Real Estate MCE- Online Textbook Available

COURSE
ENROLL (CHOOSE METHOD)
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8-Hr Strategies for Career Excellence

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course will teach the student how to manage a successful business plan, explain tax deferrals, how to network to gain more business, and how to expand upon brand. The student will learn the difference between social media networking and traditional networking. This objectives of this course is to teach the student how to apply their knowledge and skills in the real estate market the best way possible to assist the buyer or seller in what the need to know.

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4-Hr Success Strategies

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course will teach the student how to manage a successful business plan, explain tax deferrals, how to network to gain more business, and how to expand upon brand. The student will learn the difference between social media and skills in the real estate market the best way possible to assist the buyer or seller in what the need to know.

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2-Hr Technology Update

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This updated course provides the agent with important information regarding the latest in real estate software and hardware. Included also is an update on the latest in digital photography equipment that is essential for the creation of compelling photos for online listings, brochures and virtual tours. The course also includes a preview of some of the up and coming technology that will impact the future of the real estate industry.

In this course, students learn how to be noticed on social media; how to stand out in a world of advertisements and gain clients through the use of social media. Students learn how to add effective social media to their current advertising, how to use the most common social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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2-Hr The New Truth in Lending Closing Requirements

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course will give the student an overview of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau changes effect on October 1, 2015. The student will examine the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms step-by-step. Being familiar with the forms changes is vital to the agent discussions with clients.

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2-Hr Texaplex

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This course delves into the metropolitan areas of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, where nearly 75% of the population lives. Highways form the sides of the triangle, each one averaging 230 miles in length. This course examines the growth in the region and agent should be aware of the changing population and demographics in Texas.

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2-Hr How to Prepare Your Personal Business Plan
Learn to take charge of your business!
2 Hours Real Estate MCE Credit
TREC Course Number - 02-00-027-28299
Texas Real Estate MCE Course - 2-Hr How to Prepare Your Personal Business Plan Online Correspondence Online
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$20
Texas Real Estate MCE Course - 2-Hr How to Prepare Your Personal Business Plan Home-Study Correspondence Home Study
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$20

2-Hr Easy Steps to the Buyers Representation Agreement

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This 2-hour real estate MCE course is all about using and filling out the TAR Buyer Representation form. If you ever wanted to know about Buyers Representation, this real estate MCE course is a good place to start. It covers specific services that a licensee will cover or will perform when working for either the customer or the buyer. This course covers all areas from key words and phrases to scripts used for Buyer Representation.

REAL ESTATE MCE COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Customer level services
  • Buyer level services
  • Key words and phrases
  • Scripts for Buyer Representation
  • Step-by-Step Approach for Buyer's Representation
  • The Residential Buyer/Tenant Representation Agreement
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2-Hr Selling to Different Generations

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

This 2-hour real estate MCE course is a condensed version of our Generational Selling course. It covers Gen x, Gen y, Boomers, Silents and how they buy property differently based on their age. How a real estate agent should market to these different generations is also covered.

REAL ESTATE MCE COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Generational differences
  • Marketing to each generation
  • Housing requirements for each generation
  • Marketing to the immigrant
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2-Hr Sellers Disclosure Notices and DTPA

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

In this 2-hour MCE real estate course the TAR and TREC Seller’s Disclosure Notice is covered and how it relates to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. An explanation of the DTPA is given as well as the words an agent should never say to clients are mentioned as they relate to violations under DTPA.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • The Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • How the Law affects Real Estate Agents
  • What an agent can do to protect themselves
  • Statutory Defence
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1-Hr Personal Performance Management

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

With this informative 1-hour MCE real estate course you will be able to test your performance level and give yourself a check up on goal setting, positive motivation, and personal drive. It is a reminder course of all the performance levels a real estate agent should be aware of daily to be successful and sustain a successful career in real estate.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Building a new you
  • Self check up list
  • Principles of Life Enrichment
  • Attributes of a Professional
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1-Hr Positively Outstanding Service

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Real Estate is a service business as well as a sales career. The normal level of service provided to a client is not going to get you to the top of your game. In this short 1-hour real estate MCE course you will be given suggestions on how to "rise above the norm" in customer service experiences.

REAL ESTATE MCE COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Basic Principles of Customer Service
  • Self Marketing
  • Getting Your Career on Track
  • Customer Service Tips
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