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Rio Grande Valley Education & Training Courses
Capital Title is here to help you with your educational needs and staying up-to-date with industry standards.Below are a list of courses that we have available. Click on a course below to learn more.
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How to Beat Zillow
So we all know that the online real estate market is largely dominated by huge names like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin….etc. It can seem a bit daunting to start marketing against these giants. In this class you will learn how to stop our leads from being taken by these giants and get the tools to start your own local real estate empire.
Residential TREC Contracts 101
This course provides an understanding of the provisions and intent of the TREC promulgated contracts and addendums. Ensuring the agents can effectively use the contracts and addendums for their clients.
Understanding Your Survey and T47
The survey seminar contains material covering the specifics of a land title survey. It goes through the steps involved in producing the survey: we discuss who needs a survey and what to look for on the survey. Learn how to complete a T47 affidavit and how to answer the questions on the contract regarding the survey and standard printed exceptions. Get a detailed description of a T19 and T19.1 endorsement to your policy.
In this workshop we will address the major reasons that contracts fall through and prescribe solutions to help increase the probability of a smooth transaction. Learn how to ask the right questions to detect
title deflects in advance. RED FLAGS to look for. This class will also explain all of the various legal instruments that are used during the closing process.
How to Review Your Title Commitment
This class will provide you with a detailed explanation of what is a Title Commitment and how to read Schedules A, B and C. We will cover how to read tax certificate and go over the different type of exemptions that will be listed on the subject property. You will learn how to ask questions on a listing appointment to identify what potential lien, judgements and other curative issues that can appear on a Title Commitment.
Top 20 Marketing Ideas
This session we will review 20 proven strategies for finding more clients without breaking the bank by buying leads, billboards or doing an expensive direct mail campaign. We will give 20 ideas to help you build your pipeline NOW!
Closing Statement for Your Real Estate Transactions
This class will provide you with the necessary knowledge needed to create estimated closing costs for your buyers and sellers. You will learn how to read a HUD, Closing Disclosure Form and an ALTA Settlement Statement. A detailed explanation of all closing cost will be explained, and you will learn what questions to ask during the closing process.
The Social Network Machine
The use of social media has become commonplace in today’s real estate industry. This course shows licensees how to best leverage the most popular social media platforms to generate more leads. By the end of this course, licensees will have a better understanding of how to properly create and build their social media presence.
Growing Your Farm Area – Instant Inventory
During this presentation you will learn how to create a solid foundation and marketing plan for working a geographic farm area. You will receive exciting marketing ideas and programs to help you become the local marketing expert.
Branding You and Your Business
During this workshop we will learn how to create and leverage a great personal brand which will drive your sales. A brand is an impression – What are you customer’s saying about you?
Getting Your Listing Sold in 60 Days
Stuck with Listings you can’t move? This information-packed workshop is designed to get listings sold and put money in your pocket. You will learn strategies to market your listings to a broader audience. Find out how to create rational expectations for sellers. Uncover the simple secrets that prevent buyers from visiting your listings. Learn the 3 P’s for getting your listing sold.
Working with Generational Differences
This course is designed to explain what the different generations may be looking for in a home purchase, how to communicate and sell to each generation.
Legal Update II
Course content mandated by TREC. Ethics/ Fair Housing/Agency Laws.
Navigating the TREC Residential Contract 30+ Exit Strategies
A white glove approach to navigating the finer details of the TREC 1-4 Family Contract and related Addenda. We will discuss various provisions, many of which lead to one or more of the 30+ ways for a party to exit the contract.
Keep Clients for Life
In this class you will learn techniques for easy, fun and inexpensive ways to stay connected with previous and prospective clients.
Take Your Negotiations to the Next Level
Negotiation skills are often minimized or overlooked completely in training and coaching programs for real estate professionals. Yet negotiating is a dominant facet of a successful practitioner’s business. In this class learn a few negotiation strategies that can put your far ahead of most of your competition and can help navigate those times when you’re up against an unmotivated seller, a savvy buyer or a headstrong contractor.
Converting FSBO to a Listing
Homeowner’s who choose to sell their properties without the help of a real estate professional are missing out. Learn tips that will help you get appointments with a For Sale By Owner and demonstrate your expertise while avoiding a hard sell.
Legal Update I
Course content mandated by TREC. Statutory Changes/Rules/ Forms.
Effective Strategies for Open Houses
Hosting an open house is one of the most cost-effective strategies an agent can use to expand their network and find additional buyers and sellers if it is done correctly. This workshop gives your ideas on how to schedule, plan and effectively market a successful open house. We will give you ideas on how to provide your listings with property on their homes and how to work estimated figures for your clients.
What the F.I.R.P.T.A?!?
In this class we will discuss the IRS Code and Paragraph 20 in the TREC Contracts that addresses remittances, non-foreign certifications, etc. When a Seller’s tax status is qualified as a “Foreign Person”. Additionally, we discuss ways to address FIRPTA while avoiding certain liability in any discriminatory practices or through tax advice.
What Would You Do? Part 1
Real-life situations at the closing table presented and discussion on how it was initially handled and what might be a better course of action.
Understanding the Farm and Ranch Contract
In this class we will explore the TREC Farm and Ranch Contract. We will discuss when/why to use the Farm and Ranch contract as well as highlight the specific features of this contract form vs others.
Remine: The Game Changer
Learn this unique data sourcing tool that makes it easy to identify target market areas, focus on specific prospect groups, and much more.
A Realtor’s Guide to Digital Media Marketing
Learn how to use Canva, Breakthrough Broker and other free graphic design tool that has tons of easy-to-use features and functionality allowing you to create a variety of engaging content.
Introduction to Matrix
Covers a basic overview of the Matrix MLS program.
Learn tips and tricks, covering all facets of the program that will make using the Matrix MLS system a fast and more user friendly.
Real Estate in the Palm of Your Hand
Learn how to create, email and modify closing cost estimates and net sheets using the CapApp One platform.
Video Marketing for Real Estate
Learn the different types of videos, what to use for content, equipment, the parts of a video, how to maximize key words within your video and tags, and advertising compliance.
Facebook Marketing and Advertising
Covers a basic understanding of social media marketing and advertising on Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook for Your Business
Learn the differences between personal and business profiles, do’s and don’ts of content creation and managing your business page settings.
Agent’s Guide to Completing the TREC 1-4 Family Contract
Covers each provision in the TREC 1-4 Family Contract.
A Deed is a Deed, Right?
Learn about the many types of deeds and their different provisions for passing title and other forms of conveyance.
How and When to Use Affidavits of Heirship & Power of Attorney
Details closing issues involving affidavits of heirship and powers of attorney.
Who, What, When, & Where of Marital Property & Divorce?
Details how divorce can affect the closing transaction.
What Do I Do Now? Wills, Probate & Guardianships
Covers the basics of handling property affected by wills, probates, and guardianships.