I'll Be Watching You: Privacy Issues for Real Estate Professionals (002)
Privacy has become a significant issue in American life. Technology has made it possible for others to obtain, legally and illegal, highly private information. Real estate agents face significant risk since they regularly receive highly...
Secret Agent: Confidentiality and Disclosure (003)
Are you an agent with secrets? Does your listed property have a nasty narrative--a suicide? ghost? grave in the back yard? Is there a zoning change in the future? or a hurricane in the property's past? Do you have disclose that a nuclear facility...
Tiny Houses, ADUs, and Other Pint-Size Living Spaces (1933)
Tiny homes have been around North American for a long time, but it was the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent recession that sparked renewed interest in tiny houses as an affordable housing solution. The economic downturn, combined with the...
30 Websites that Brokers (and Consumers) Should Know (or Know Better)
This is an approved NCREC elective. As an amateur genealogist, I love going down “rabbit holes” and looking for answers. Ever since the Internet arrived in our home around 1999, I have been honing my skills to find great resources for my...
Can I Get a Referral Fee on That? and Other Money Matters
I receive a lot of email and phone inquiries from brokers asking about how they can legally receive referral fees (or rebates or discounts) when they want to purchase or sell properties in markets outside their jurisdiction. Brokers also ask,...
Do You Want to Hear Something Really Scary? Stigmatized Properties
Despite efforts by the NCREC (North Carolina Real Estate Commission) to advise brokers that various stigmas do not create the necessity of consumer disclosure, confusion reigns. This confusion may be due to the law itself which states that...
Easements: Right Up Your Alley…and Other Unexpected Places
Like many of my courses, this course on easements was suggested and inspired by one of my students. As I looked into the possibility of writing such a course, my first thoughts were “Will my students be interested in this subject?” and “How...
Everything I Know about Real Estate, I Learned from the Movies (and TV)
Land and real estate brokers are often motifs and characters in television and movies. You will enjoy this video-rich course which includes clips from Burlesque, It's a Wonderful Life, Raisin in the Son, Money Pit, and more! Watch Debbie...
For Your Own Good: The Realtor Code of Ethics (Version 2023-24)
Awarded "Education Program of the Year," this course meets the National Association of Realtor membership requirement that must be met every three years by NAR members by Dec. 2024. This course also provides four hours of real estate elective...
From Heaven to Hell: Air, Surface, & Subsurface Rights
In NC, it's assumed that when you own property, you have all the air, surface, and subsurface rights associated with your lot. But that's not always true. Real estate ownership can be split and sold, leased, assigned and purchased. Sometimes air...