Continuing Education Due by May 31, 2024
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Danielle Barbone
5M ago
View Upcoming Continuing Education (Classroom, Livestream, or Online (Self-Paced) All Pennsylvania real estate licensees – salespersons, associate brokers, and brokers – must renew their licenses every two years. The current renewal period will end on May 31, 2024. In order to renew their licenses, real estate licensees (including brokers and associate brokers) must complete 14 hours of education during the renewal period. This MUST include at least 3 hours of training on the Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management, the remaining elect ..read more
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October is National Fire Prevention Month
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Danielle Barbone
8M ago
October is National Fire Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety and prevention. Here are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe: Check your smoke alarms: Make sure that you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home, including inside and outside of sleeping areas. Test them monthly and replace the batteries at least once a year. Create a fire escape plan: Make sure that everyone in your household knows what to do in case of a fire. Practice your escape plan regularly and have a designated meeting spot a safe distance from your h ..read more
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Financial Planning and Budgeting as a New Real Estate Agent
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Danielle Barbone
9M ago
Congratulations on starting your journey as a real estate agent! As someone who is self-employed and earning a variable income, it’s important to have a solid financial plan in place.  Real estate agents typically incur various expenses when running their business. These expenses can range from marketing and advertising costs, office rent, utilities, and insurance to technology fees, MLS dues, and professional development expenses. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median annual operating expenses for a real estate agent is $4,090, however, this figure can vary ..read more
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Complete Your ABR® or SRS® Certification with the SFR® Elective
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Danielle Barbone
9M ago
Complete Your ABR® or SRS® Certification with the SFR® Elective If you’re only missing an elective to finalize your ABR® or SRS® certification, consider Short Sales and Foreclosures (SFR®). Not only does it fulfill the elective requirement, but it also earns you 7 hours of continuing education credits. SFR course Details: Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales and foreclosures, as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good, but critical, skills to have in today’s market. While short sales and foreclosures are not ..read more
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Interview Questions to Ask a Real Estate Brokerage Office
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Danielle Barbone
9M ago
When interviewing for a real estate position, it’s important to ask the broker some questions to ensure that this is the right fit for you. Here are some questions you can ask: What kind of support and training does your brokerage provide to new agents? This question will help you understand how the brokerage supports new agents and whether they invest in their development. What’s the commission split, and what are the fees that I have to pay? This question will help you understand how much money you’ll make and what expenses you’ll have to cover. How do you help agents generate leads and ..read more
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New! Featured Continuing Education Course: Navigating Housing Styles and Choices
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Danielle Barbone
10M ago
Course Author & Broker, Dan Beirne will be teaching the special offering on October 25th ONLY! Register Early. Limited Space. OCTOBER 25th, 9 AM – 5 PM; Livestream (Zoom) Real estate licensees are greeted with many challenges but the one that is not addressed often is the inventory of home styles and options that are present in the marketplace. Clients and customers expect that agents to impart knowledge regarding the inventory of homes in the marketplace.  After being exposed to housing styles and choices, agents will be able to accelerate their understanding of the choices in the m ..read more
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2024 PA REQUIRED CE COURSE: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management (3.5 Hours)
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Danielle Barbone
10M ago
All real estate licensees (including brokers and associate brokers) must complete 14 hours of education during the renewal period. This MUST include at least 3 hours of training on the PA Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management. The remaining elective hours can be any topic approved by the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission.  It’s not just the broker’s responsibility to be aware of these duties. All licensees must understand the supervision they can expect and deserve. This course will review the broker’s responsibilities and highlight key ..read more
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Celebrating 55 Years of Fair Housing
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Danielle Esbenshade
1y ago
April is recognized as Fair Housing Month in the United States to commemorate the passing of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. This landmark civil rights law prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. In the past, discrimination examples such as minority neighborhoods being located far from quality schools, public transportation, and jobs were damaging. The Act was passed after the death of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Lu ..read more
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Polley Associates Acquires Schlicher-Kratz Institute
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Joe Zlomek
1y ago
The Schlicher-Kratz acquisition brings new opportunities to real estate professionals in PA NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Polley Associates School of Real Estate in Newtown Square, Pa., has acquired the Schlicher-Kratz Institute from Ohio-based Hondros Education Group. The purchase became effective July 1. Polley Associates’ classes for real estate broker and salesperson licensing, real estate appraiser certification, and real estate sales and appraiser continuing education, have helped launch and guide the careers of thousands of successful real estate professionals across Pennsylvania and New Jersey ..read more
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Broker Course: Residential Property Management
Polley Associates School of Real Estate Blog
by Polley Associates
1y ago
“Residential Property Management” is a Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission–developed course useful in obtaining a Pennsylvania real estate broker license. After taking this course, the student will be able to identify quality tenants, as well as those who are poor risks; develop an effective property management system; compare lease contracts and select one that meets the needs of both landlord and customer; compare management contracts and select one that meets the needs of both owner and manager; predict and prevent potential management problems; use and benefit from the Section 8 pro ..read more
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