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Project Management Suite
with Tony Swaim, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
Real Estate Sales Agent
with Kim Coit, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education
The Center for Real Estate Studies is offering the opportunity to participate in their online SALES AGENT'S COURSE. Students who pass the course with a grade of 75% or better are eligible to take the Maine Real Estate Licensing Exam. Students who pass the state exam may join a licensed Maine Real Estate Agency and obtain a Maine Real Estate Sales Agent license. The course is also useful for students who are considering buying or selling real estate to understand the process. And, because the course covers real property valuation and real estate finance, it helps investor students understand the forces that create value and why ownership of real estate is key to wealth accumulation. This entire course is offered online. This online course is asynchronous which means students may start and finish at any time; there are no set class hours. Students have a live instructor whom they may contact with questions and the instructor holds office hours monthly. Participation is optional. The Maine Real Estate Commission requires that the course be completed within one calendar year from the date of registration. Access to this course requires the student have a computer and internet connection. Office hours are conducted over Zoom. Students must register with Adult Education which will forward your registration to the Center's website. The registration fee includes all materials and fees. A hard copy of the text is available for an additional $25. CALL TO REGISTER, payment is by check or cash only.
Real Estate Sales Agent
with The Center for Real Estate Studies of Maine, Bangor Adult & Community Education
The Center for Real Estate Studies is offering the opportunity to participate in their online SALES AGENT’S COURSE. Students who pass the course with a grade of 75% or better are eligible to take the Maine Real Estate Licensing Exam. Students who pass the state exam may join a licensed Maine Real Estate Agency and obtain a Maine Real Estate Sales Agent license. The course is also useful for students who are considering buying or selling real estate to understand the process. And, because the course covers real property valuation and real estate finance, it helps investor students understand the forces that create value and why ownership of real estate is key to wealth accumulation.
Real Estate Sales Agent Course
This 55-hour remote learning real estate agent course, approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission, is a prerequisite to taking the Pearson VUE state licensing exam. Based on the book, Introduction to a Successful Career in Maine Real Estate, by Charles “Kim” Coit, its content includes material that is basic to the practice of real estate in Maine. Concepts covered:
- How the business is organized and regulated by the Maine Real Estate Commission
- Licensing laws and agency relationships
- Fiduciary duties of a licensee with an agency agreement with a buyer or seller
- Private property rights with attention to the public and private limits that may exist on those rights.
- Required disclosures licensees must make to make to buyers and sellers
- Basics of contracts and how to complete agreements for real estate transactionsIntroduction to real estate financing and overview of different loan products available
- Closings and closing costs
- Tax considerations of property ownership
- Miscellaneous federal laws including Fair Housing and Americans with Disabilities.
The material is presented in manageable modules. Students read the text and then answer short questions based on the text. The questions are designed to help students focus on key points and reinforce learning. The course has four quizzes. Students take the quiz and with a passing grade of 75, move on to the next topics in the course. Students may retake quizzes until they secure a passing grade. The final course grade is the grade attained on the final exam. Students may retake the final exam as well. Students have 1 year to complete the course.
Upon passing this course AND completing a course evaluation required by the Maine Real Estate Commission, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate is your ticket of admission to the Pearson VUE state licensing exam. Students have one year from the course completion to take the Pearson VUE test. We recommend taking the test as soon after completing the real estate agent course as possible.
When students pass the Pearson VUE exam, they affiliate with an agency. The Designated Broker of the Agency and the student sign the application for a license and send the application to the commission for processing.
Students are welcome to call or email the real estate course instructor at any time during the course with questions.
- Introduction to a Successful Career in Maine Real Estate textbook
- Maine Real Estate Commission License Law Reference Book
REAL ESTATE SALES AGENT COURSE INTRODUCTION TO THE ELEMENTS OF REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE -ONLINE
with Bob Joslyn, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education
Topics covered include: industry overview/organization, Maine Real Estate Commission, agency relationships, product knowledge, property valuation, the appraisal process, financing the transaction, contracts, closings, and federal and state laws. Fee includes textbook PDF (hard copy available from Center for Real Estate for an additional fee), one year of access to the course, instructor feedback after the three quizzes and the final exam, and twice monthly Q&A drop-in sessions via Zoom. A certificate of completion is awarded with a grade of 75% or above, required for the state licensing exam ($85 fee), which must be taken within one year of satisfactory course completion. When you affiliate with a real estate agency and apply for your license, there is a $100 fee, along with a $21 criminal records check fee (some companies may offer to pay this fee when you affiliate with them). Required: Attendees must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to get a license, but a diploma is not required to take this class.
Time Varies: Course is “At Your Own Pace” but must be completed within one year.
Bob Joslyn has been a licensed real estate broker in ME since 1988 and a solo agent at Keller Williams Realty for the past eight years. He has enjoyed helping many buyers and sellers make informed real estate decisions. Bob has been an instructor at Husson University for more than 20 years, teaching numerous business courses
with Ed2Go, Massabesic Adult and Community Education
As one of today's most in demand jobs, the salary for a restaurant manager is over $50,000 on average. To become a successful restaurant manager, you must acquire the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to execute all elements of a restaurant business. This course will impart the theory behind the food and beverage production and management, HR management and basic accounting practices for the restaurant industry. You will also learn how to market a restaurant to key customer groups and how to sustain a profitable restaurant while adhering to all legal requirements.