Sessions are 2-4 hours; time flexible
How’s That Working Out For You? Hot Issues in Real Estate Is your smart home or office also culturally sensitive? Do you have a seller client recording every showing with their trusty nanny cam? Are the property videos that you’ve been taking with your drone going viral? There have been a lot of changes in real estate recently and this class looks at Trista’s Favorite Five: Website and application compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Federal Aviation Administration’s new rules on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, audio and video recordings of property showings, the impact of the Fair Housing Act on new technology and how state law decriminalization of marijuana and the Federal government enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act impacts real estate. WATCH THE TRAILER
Go Forth & Sin No More: the Code of Ethics Designed to meet the NAR Code of Ethics training requirements this course is Ethics as only Trista can teach it. Examining how the NAR Code of Ethics intersects with state and federal law, this course provides a new perspective on the Code and risk management in the practice of real estate. Providing adequate time for class participation and discussion this course asks “what would you do?” and applies the answers to current case studies and examples. May be offered with Pro Standards Training.
Get Your Geek On: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You Today’s consumers and practitioners expect relevant information to be provided to them with a click of button or a swipe of their finger. As the practice of real estate becomes a more digital experience, it’s important that practitioners understand and manage the risks. Think only huge companies are at risk of a data breach? Think again. Security experts estimate that 70% of data breaches occur in companies with fewer than 100 employees. Cloud computing and cloud storage, e-mail communication, mobile devices and social media can all make your real estate business more efficient, but they also can create havoc if not used and protected properly. This course will also address the increased potential for real estate professionals to run afoul of intellectual property laws and how every practitioner can develop risk reduction techniques regardless of tech savvy. WATCH THE TRAILER
I Don’t Give a Twit . . . Social Media Risk Management Are you in danger of being “dooced”? 90% of homebuyers used the internet in their home search, making the internet and social media an important part of your real estate practice. It is important to understand how the entities regulating the real estate industry view social media. This course examines potential violations of advertising rules, RESPA, the Fair Housing Act, intellectual property laws and anti-trust. Providing practitioners with the tools necessary to create and implement risk reduction techniques in their practices.
Let Me Tell You About the Man Cave: The Fair Housing Act for the Modern Real Estate Agent The Fair Housing Act might not have changed in the last decade, but real estate agents and consumers have. This course looks at recent technological developments in the real estate industry and their interplay with the Fair Housing Act as well as recent cases involving real estate professionals.
“The feedback was overwhelming – they all LOVED Trista and her class!! It was absolutely wonderful to have such a fresh approach to Fair Housing–her delivery is on point and her engagement with the class was amazing!! Many said we want more CE like that … Best Fair Housing class I have ever attended.” – Agatha Aquilia, Director of Real Estate Development, Sibcy Cline Companies
11 Ways to Lose Your License While a creative agent can find more than 11 ways to get in serious trouble, this course looks at the most frequent violations of the law regulating the real estate industry. A few of the topics include: avoiding the unauthorized practice of law when guiding a client through a complicated transaction, identifying risk management techniques to decrease potential conflicts of interest and a review of how social media and changing markets are changing the way licensees practice. This course requires extensive state customization.
Put an Attorney out of Business Does anyone ever plan on becoming a felon? Failing to create a plan for your real estate practice can land you in big trouble. RESPA, Fair Housing and Anti-Trust are topics most real estate licensees have heard before, but never like this! Trista breathes new life into these subjects by providing current case studies of violations and working with attendees to develop risk management techniques that can be immediately implemented. Alternate title: No One Looks Good in Horizontal Stripes: How to Avoid a Jailhouse Fashion Statement
Smart Phones, Smart Policies: Social Media Risk Management for Brokers While you read this sentence, 22 new accounts will be opened on Twitter. Of the 100 billion friendships that have been created on Facebook, how many are between your clients and your agents? Did one of your virtual tours add to the hour of video that is uploaded to YouTube every second? The statistics relating to social media are truly staggering. A well written policies and procedures manual will address the use of social media by the agents in your office and will serve as a guide to agents when they create an on-line presence.
IN 60 MINUTES OR LESS . . . MINI SESSIONS
It’s 2 a.m., Do You Know What your Data is Doing? According to a 2018 survey, more than a third of US companies suffered a data breach in the previous 12 months and over 70% of those companies have no idea how the breach happened. How do you protect the confidential information your clients trust you with? Whether it’s an external threat or an internal problem, this class identifies the issue and helps you find a solution.
Smart AND Sensitive? You, Technology & the Law Is your smart home culturally sensitive? Does your website allow everyone to ‘see’ the latest properties for sale? Technology has changed the way a consumer experiences home buying and selling. If technology is used correctly, everyone benefits; if technology isn’t used correctly, a portion of the population can be neglected. Find out how the application of the ADA and the Fair Housing Act to advertising, websites, apps and smart home technology will impact your business.
Intellectual Property . . . It’s Not Just for Nerds Anymore Regardless of your tech savvy, discover what violations are becoming increasingly common and develop risk reduction techniques to protect yourself and your interests.
Up in Smoke? Marijuana & Real Estate With over half of all states decriminalizing marijuana the cannabis industry (and its real estate needs) are growing–leaving agents and clients in a risky position. This course examines the potential pitfalls and associated risk reduction techniques for real estate agents. WATCH THE TRAILER • MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
Life’s Not Fair, but Digital Advertising Must Be Social media websites and digital advertising mediums make target marketing a particular demographic easier than ever before. Find out when target marketing becomes “stating a preference” under the Fair Housing Act and what risk reduction techniques you need to enact.
Listen to This! Website Accessibility in Real Estate Not all websites are the same and some lack the tools to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Discover how your website stacks up against the ADA and what recommendations from the Worldwide Web Consortium you should implement.
Who Let the Dogs Out? Reasonable Accommodations and the Fair Housing Act An “emotional support peacock”? Learn what are reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act and what guidance HUD offers real estate agents and property managers who are addressing these issues.
Everything Old is New Again: Fair Housing, Anti-Trust & the Data Deluge In 2018 over 5 billion records were exposed through data breaches. If you’ve been the victim of a data breach, you know how damaging even one record being exposed can be. This course examines the real estate professional’s role in protecting their client’s data and respecting the data leveraged by social and digital media.
I’ve Got my Eye on You! Surveillance and Real Estate A quick Amazon search or Best Buy browse will reveal dozens of various cameras and recording devices that are easily hidden from sight that allow sellers to record activity in their home when it’s for sale. Whether the device is there for the sellers peace of mind, or to provide the seller with an advantage at the negotiation table, agents need to have a plan in place to handle the “nanny cam conundrum.” With nearly 80% of all web traffic being video driven, the use of drones to capture amazing footage of a property is on the rise. This course addresses the question: What are the rules that apply to drone usage and what should agents know about them?