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Who doesn’t want the American dream of owning a home? Your potential clients do, but you have to first reach your own dream to help them. With the market rising and interest rates low, now is the time to begin the licensing process through Allied and get a head start on your future.
- Start the licensing process for Real Estate, Broker, MLO or ALC.
- Flexible online courses allow you to study on your own schedule.
- Affordable tuition rates and interest-free payment plans put Allied’s real estate training into your hands without setting you back.
- This is more than a New Year’s goal - the sooner you begin learning, the sooner you can begin earning.
Plus, you will have the 20-plus years of education experience, national accreditation, superior student and educational support, and exceptional admissions representatives that Allied offers to help you get started. You’ll never be more prepared for a new career than you are now – ask Allied today about how to begin real estate school. Even if you are already studying with Allied, why not refer a friend who would enjoy working in the real estate industry?
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As we have discussed over the past few months, times are good for real estate professionals and those looking to delve into the industry. Foreclosures are dropping, home prices are rising, and the career of a real estate agent was named as “Happiest Job in America
” for 2013. But that’s not the only positive news for current and future real estate agents: you can add value to your real estate business through some additional online learning at Allied. Here’s where to start:
1. Home Inspection
Most homes are required to have a home inspection prior to being sold. As a real estate salesperson, you work with home inspectors to make this happen. But why not become a home inspector yourself? By earning your home inspection license, you would be qualified to both inspect and sell a home, thereby adding value to your offerings as a real estate professional. Learn more about Allied’s Home Inspection Course
2. Appraisal License
In addition to having your real estate license, you could earn an appraisal license to boost your career. As a real estate appraiser, you get to evaluate property, obtain land values from county sources, estimate building costs using building valuation manuals, and prepare written descriptions of the properties to make estimates of their value. Our Appraisal License Package meets all of the AQB education requirements and provides you with a solid background of the home appraisal field.
3. Property Management
Why stop at selling, inspecting, and appraising when you can manage an entire residential or commercial property? Allied’s Property Management Course
prepares you to skillfully manage property. You will learn how to collect rent, arrange repairs, coordinate services for the property, manage accounting, and negotiate with tenants. Plus, you will also receive a one-year membership to the International Real Estate Institute (IREI) when you complete the program!
4. Notary Public
If you are on the lookout for an additional stream of income, look no further than becoming a Notary Public. In case you weren’t aware, Notary Publics evaluate and authenticate documents, including legal documents, divorce papers, wills, business agreements, and property deeds. It’s this latter category that is especially relevant to real estate professionals. The Notary Public Course at Allied is short (only 6 hours), simple, and no-brainer way to boost your career.
5. Real Estate Designations
As we have discussed before, we think real estate designations
are a fantastic way for real estate professionals to truly set themselves apart. At Allied, we offer four career-enhancing designations, including Short Sale Specialist, Contract Forms Specialist, E-Networking Specialist, and Green Specialist. Better serve your real estate clients by earning a distinct designation today!
For more information about Allied’s online real estate courses, please give us a call at (800) 617-3513
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Did you hear? We recently updated our comprehensive Exam Cram DVD! Used in conjunction with Allied Real Estate Schools’ Online Exam Prep Questions, the Exam Cram DVD with Workbook
provides students with the confidence and knowledge that is needed to pass the California state licensing exam with ease.
Allied’s Exam Cram is an industry-leading exam prep product designed to benefit and support the online real estate student in pursuing their salesperson license or broker license. With our 20+ year history in online real estate license training, we think we have a pretty good grasp on what our students are in need of when it comes to their real estate education and future careers. The Exam Cram DVD with Workbook is proof of this.
WHAT IS IT?
Allied's California Real Estate Exam Cram DVD with Workbook tutorial is a review that helps prepare you for the California state licensing exam. It is structured into chapters that contain information and practice questions to reinforce your real estate knowledge. The DVD and Workbook tutorial are designed to be used together. When you take your Exam Cram tutorial, you should follow along in the workbook and take notes as the instructor goes through each topic.
WHAT IS IN IT?
The product includes four DVDs (a total of about 11 hours in length) and a workbook, divided into the following sections:
Getting Started: National
- Chapter 1: Property, Estates, and Ownership
- Chapter 2: Encumbrances and Transfer of Ownership
- Chapter 3: Contracts: The Basics
- Chapter 4: Agency Relationships
- Chapter 5: Real Estate Contracts
- Chapter 6: Disclosures in Real Estate
- Chapter 7: Escrow and Closing
- Chapter 8: Real Estate Finance: Loans
- Chapter 9: Real Estate Finance: Lending Institutions
- Chapter 10: Valuation and Appraisal
- Chapter 11: Land Use, Subdivisions, and Housing
- Chapter 12: Real Estate Brokerage
- Chapter 13: Real Estate Specialization
- MATH: Bonus Section
Getting Started: California
- Includes the same Chapters as National, but applies to CA Real Estate.
GET A BETTER IDEA OF EXAM CRAM WITH THIS VIDEO
For more information about Allied’s online real estate courses
or the Exam Cram DVD, please give us a call at (800) 617-3513
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According to a CNNMoney article
, “sales of bank-owned properties last quarter hit their lowest level since early 2008, according to a new report.”
This is a positive sign that the real estate industry is getting healthier, and it’s an overall benefit to homeowners, local real estate markets, and real estate professionals. Here’s why:
- With fewer foreclosures, home prices will increase.
- Foreclosed homes “sell for about 30 percent less than the average home that is not in distress,” according to Daren Blomquist, VP of RealtyTrac, on WashingtonTimes.com.
- Foreclosed homes can negatively impact the price of non-foreclosed houses within the same neighborhood. Without as many, home prices in the neighborhood will likely rise.
- Homeowners that want to sell have greater control over the price they want to sell at. Home prices are rising and the incentive for short sales is decreasing.
article goes on to explain: “During the height of the foreclosure crisis in early 2009, 45% of all homes sold nationally were foreclosures.” According the RealtyTrac, that number was 21% in the first quarter of 2013, which is down from 25% a year ago.
At Allied, we certainly see this as another reason to start a career in real estate. But, overall, we’re just happy that the market is improving. It’s good for our local communities, businesses, and you. If you did want to hear a bit more about our online real estate program, you can start by checking out our real estate courses online
And, as always, you can always give us a call at (800) 617-3513
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With the rise of home prices
, increase in housing construction
, and the recent announcement that real estate agent is the happiest job for 2013
, the real estate industry has a strong and positive road ahead. Real estate salespeople, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, construction companies, homeowners and home inspectors are benefiting from these positive changes.
To that latter point, in case you didn’t know, we offer home inspection training
. That’s right. At a mere $200 down with budget-friendly, interest-free payments, you can get a career started as a home inspector for a great price.
Plus, for a limited time:
The first 140 students to enroll in Allied’s Professional Home Inspection course or Home Inspection course will receive a complimentary book: the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, 9th Edition!
With the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, you will receive detailed tips on:
- Describing energy use characteristics
- Improving existing energy equipment
- Evaluating energy-efficiency
- Summarizing how much energy is expended
Take advantage of the real estate boom and enroll in Allied’s Home Inspection program today. For more information about our programs in your neck of the woods, go here
. As always, please give us a call if you have any questions or if you’d like to get started, at (800) 617-3513
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Consumer trends often dictate which way the market moves. Sometimes it’s for the worse. Sometimes it’s for the better, which is the case here. According to an LA Times article
, one of the markets being affected is the industrial real estate industry.
“Nestled on the windy plains at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains, once austere stretches of agricultural land have morphed into the country’s most desirable industrial real estate market, and it is growing faster than any other industrial region in the U.S.”
Businesses such as “Amazon.com Inc., Kohl’s Corp., Skechers USA Inc., Mattel Inc., and Stater Bros. Markets” comprise a few of the names that are taking advantage of these wide-open spaces in Southern California. By using these warehouses, large-scale companies can more easily take advantage of Southern California’s “enormous population and teeming seaports,” which allows them to meet the demands of the consumer.
Not only do consumers benefit from the increase in industrial real estate, brokers, agents, and appraisers do as well. After all, where there is real estate, there is an opportunity for you to do business.
“’The Inland Empire is to industrial real estate what downtown Manhattan is to office real estate,’ said Craig Meyer, head of industrial property brokerage in the U.S. for Chicago firm Jones Lang LaSalle. ‘L.A. has been the hottest market in the world for 10 years running.’”
Well, what are you waiting for? If you have your real estate license or broker license already, take advantage of this great opportunity. If you don’t, don’t fret. We have California real estate training
for agents, brokers, and appraisers. Plus, did you hear that real estate agent was listed as the happiest job for 2013
? Learn more at www.realestatelicense.com
, or you can call us at (800) 617-3513
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Career community website Career Bliss just announced
their annual “Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs in America” list. Guess what? Real estate agent
was listed as the number one happiest job in America for 2013! There are quite a few reasons for why this would be, but we’re going to first let the CEO of Career Bliss, Heidi Golledge, say a few words:
Right now, it is a seller’s market so the real estate agent’s cost of advertising and marketing is very low and commissions are high. Happy times.
Ms. Golledge is exactly right. It is indeed a seller’s market. In addition to high commissions and the low cost of real estate marketing, here are a few more reasons why real estate agents are currently happy as clams:
Well, what about you? What is making you a happy real estate agent?
Learn more about Allied Real Estate Schools
online, or give us a call at (800) 617-3513
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Become an Allied Partner and Earn 10% of Every Sale
We are very happy to announce the creation of the Allied Connections Affiliate Program
. This program provides California real estate professionals, as well as California businesses, with a simple way to earn additional income through a seamless, 100% free, and mutually beneficial partnership with Allied.
Allied Schools President George Achenbach had a few things to say on the matter:
Partnerships are a wonderful way to collaborate and create value for both parties involved. The ‘Allied Connections Affiliate Program’ is a great representation of this. By creating this partnership, we are able to support and give back to our graduates, the local economy, and the California real estate industry as a whole.
With the Allied Connections Affiliate Program, real estate professionals and businesses earn:
- 10% commission for every sale that comes from your website
- 90-day opportunity for conversions
- Possibility of monthly pay-outs
For a closer look at the Allied Connections Affiliate Program, check out this video:
Individuals sent to Allied from the website of an affiliate partner receive:
- Convenient, flexible, and 100% online courses
- Top-notch education from a 21-year pioneer of the industry
- Helpful, ongoing student support along the way
In order to receive the commission, affiliate partners will simply need to include a unique link on their website that will be given to them by Allied. They will receive 10% of every sale created by way of that link. Sign-up is free and registration only takes a few minutes.
For more information, visit our website
. Or you can call us at (800) 617-3513
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