Spring Meeting and Alabama CREI March 2017

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Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands

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What do you do when addressing people from other countries?  Carlos Romeros will teach you just that on September 18, 2015.  Join us for the last Instructor CE before Renewal.  Register now!  Press the donate button.

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Last Chance for Instructor CE in 2015

Come join us for the last Instructor CE for 2015.

There are three educational sessions:
Three Educational Sessions!
 International Real Estate-Assisting the International Multicultural Consumer
 Avoiding Death by PowerPoint
 Beyond Bullets

The cost is listed below.
$49 _____AREEA Member $75_______ Non-AREEA Member*

*Register and join AREEA and save!

The location is the Real Estate Commission Training Room.
1201 Carmichael Way, Second Floor
Montgomery, AL 36106

AREEA Meeting on Thursday afternoon starting at 2:00 pm
CE on Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration on Friday is open at 8:30. Don’t be late!

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2014 Fall AREEA Conference – NEWS!

Our Fall 2014 Conference and class is now SET.

WHEN: October 16th (afternoon) and October 17th (full day 6hr class).

LOCATION:  Alabama Real Estate Commission office, Montgomery, AL

You should have received the following from the AREC:

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AREEA Fall Meeting and Class

  • The Alabama Real Estate Educators Association (AREEA) will be meeting at the Commission building in Montgomery on Thursday, October 16.
  • An agenda has not been prepared and the time of the meeting has not been announced. However, it is scheduled to take place in the afternoon hours of October 16.
  • A room block has been reserved at the Drury Inn & Suites located at 1124 Eastern Boulevard. This is at Exit 6 of I-85, not far from the Commission building. Call 334-273-1101 for reservations or use the following link:

Drury Hotel Reservation

  • An instructor training with Len Elder will be offered on Friday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (more details:  CLICK HERE)
  • Registration for the instructor training is available with the Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education. Call 334-844-5100 for registration or use the following link:

Instructor Training Registration

***LAST DAY FOR EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT:  October 3rd, 2014 ***

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I do not have any other details at present but STRONGLY suggest you get registered ASAP.

More info soon!

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Build Referral Business for your Real Estate School

Most of your business should come from referrals. Most real estate agents know this to be true, but several fail to practice it. In the education arena, how many of you keep in contact with past students like Realtors keep in touch with past clients? Is this something we need strive for?

How do you get in this habit? First, you set SMART goals. Make your referral goals Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Once you set your goals, lay out your referral business plan.

How will you keep in contact with past students? Mail? Email? Facebook? Twitter? Select your mode of communication and create a plan to use it effectively and efficiently. You never want too much contact but then again you do not want to be forgotten. You also can use a combination of techniques such as Facebook and snail mail or email and snail mail. You can create any combination you like.

Next, determine what you want to share and how often you want to share it. You want to share real estate information, new classes that you have created and a little personal information. How often will you communicate? One a month? Once a quarter?  Tell them how often they are going to hear from you and stick with it.

Build your training business like Realtors build their real estate business. Keep up with the changes in real estate, technology and education. Once people figure out you keep current, they will flock to your classes!

Enjoy this CE season.

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The Offer to Purchase and Home Inspections

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My Educational Career!

One day, about a year and a half ago, I decided I didn’t have quite enough to do.  So, I decided to become a Real Estate Instructor.  If you would have asked me 7 years ago to stand up in front of people and share my knowledge, I would have laughed out loud.  However, through my years involved in many leadership capacities with Women’s Council of REALTORS ® I developed a desire to teach.

In an effort to grow my office I decided to become certified to teach Pre-License and Post-license.  I also added another layer and became certified to teach a REBAC course, e-PRO.   As I worked my way through the process I met several wonderful instructors who encouraged me to join the Alabama Chapter of Real Estate Educators Association.  I’m a joiner so I thought, Why not?  What I have discovered from joining AREEA is, there is a fulfillment of “What’s in it for me”!

Every AREEA conference I have attended offered a new layer of knowledge to make me a better instructor.  The ‘seasoned’ instructors have also made me feel very welcome and eager to offer their help.  If you are out there contemplating a career in education, or if you are an educator but not a member, do yourself and your students a favor, join AREEA!! 

Becky Ellis REALTOR®, GRI, e_PRO

Managing Broker 

RealtySouth Trussville

@RealtorBecky

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