Continuing Education Classes

In an effort to assist members with maintaining continuing education credits and achieving certifications, LVAR offers continuing education courses at the Association office at 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem, PA.

Note: LVAR has partnered with Career Webschool to offer ONLINE Continuing Education courses.

Real Estate Sales I
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 1/13/2015, 1/20/2015, 1/27/2015
Class Time(s): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Ernest M. Nemeth
Real Estate Sales covers both basic and advanced techniques in real estate sales, including creating a multi-faceted prospecting system that includes:
  • Spheres of influence, expanded networks, farms, FSBO and expired listings, as well as how to harness unexpected opportunities.
  • Listing and selling skills that include qualifying seller and buyer prospects, offering listing presentations, counseling on price, and meeting seller and buyer challenges.
  • Ensuring sellers and buyers receive proper service and attention.
In this course, students will learn:
  • An Overview of the Real Estate Profession: Laws, Ethics, Agency
  • The Role of the Broker and Salesperson
  • The Transaction Cycle
  • Prospecting Techniques
  • Strategies for Listing and Selling Property
  • Advertising and Marketing
Real Estate Sales is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license, and also fulfills all mandatory continuing education.

Course Materials: Sales and Marketing 101 for Real Estate Professionals by Chris Grover, 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4277-3824-0  |  The Greatest Salesman in the World, ISBN: 0-553-27757-X
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Sales II
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 2/3/2015, 2/10/2015, 2/17/2015
Class Time(s): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Ernest M. Nemeth
Real Estate Sales covers both basic and advanced techniques in real estate sales, including creating a multi-faceted prospecting systems that includes:
  • Spheres of influence, expanded networks, farms, FSBO and expired listings, as well as how to harness unexpected opportunities.
  • Listing and selling skills which include qualifying seller and buyer prospects, offering listing presentations, counseling on price, and meeting seller and buyer challenges.
  • Ensuring sellers and buyers receive proper service and attention.
In this course, students will learn:
  • Buyer and Seller Consultations
  • Selecting and Showing Properties
  • Negotiating the Offer and Terms
  • Financing the Transaction: Loans Programs, Mortgages
  • Removal of Contingencies
  • Closing the Transaction
Real Estate Sales is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker's license, and also fulfills all mandatory continuing education.

Course Materials: Sales and Marketing 101 for Real Estate Professionals by Chris Grover, 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4277-3824-0  |  The Greatest Salesman in the World, ISBN: 0-553-27757-X
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Residential Construction I
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 2/24/2015, 3/3/2015, 3/10/2015
Class Time(s): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Michel Glower
Residential Construction covers the history and trends in housing, in addition to:
  • Construction terminology
  • Zoning and building codes
  • Environmental impact
  • Government regulations
  • Subdivisions and development
  • Architectural design
  • Structural components and functionality
  • Pros and cons of various construction materials and potential issues that may arise
  • Causes and effects of condensation and identifying potential solutions
  • Installation, potential problems, costs and maintenance of various types of roofs
  • Various types of both heating and air conditioning systems as well as life expectancies, efficiencies and replacement costs
  • Various types of electrical services, cable sizes and overload protection
In this course, students will learn:
  • History and Trends in Housing
  • Construction Terminology
  • Construction Laws
  • Subdividing and Development
  • Architecture and Design
Residential Construction is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license, and also fulfills all mandatory continuing education.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Residential Construction II
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 3/17/2015, 3/24/2015, 3/31/2015
Class Time(s): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Michel Glower
Residential Construction covers the history and trends in housing, in addition to:
  • Construction terminology
  • Zoning and building codes
  • Environmental impact
  • Government regulations
  • Subdivisions and development
  • Architectural design
  • Structural components and functionality
  • Pros and cons of various construction materials and potential issues that may arise
  • Causes and effects of condensation and identifying potential solutions
  • Installation, potential problems, costs and maintenance of various types of roofs
  • Various types of both heating and air conditioning systems as well as life expectancies, efficiencies and replacement costs
  • Various types of electrical services, cable sizes and overload protection
In this course, students will learn:
  • Estimating Costs and Bidding Contracts
  • Building Components and Materials
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Construction Process
  • Structural Defects
  • Amenities
  • Financing and Marketing New Construction
Residential Construction is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license, and also fulfills all mandatory continuing education.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Valuation of Residential Property I
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 4/7/2015, 4/14/2015, 4/21/2015
Class Time(s): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Michel Glower
Valuation of Residential Property provides a thorough understanding of:
  • Appraisal process
  • Methods in appraisals and valuation
  • Real property concepts and characteristics
  • Principles of value
  • Data analysis
  • Site description and analysis
  • Legal considerations
  • Highest and best use
  • Improvement analysis
  • Impact of real estate financing
  • Economic principles
  • Real estate markets and analysishree real estate appraisal approaches to value: sales comparison (market data), cost, and income- - along with case studies and practice exercises pertaining to each approach.
In this course, students will learn:
  • Nature and Types of Valuations
  • Characteristics of Real Estate Valuating
  • Physical, Legal and Economic Considerations of Real Estate
  • Market Identification and Market Forces
Real Estate Valuation of Residential Property is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license and also fulfills all mandatory continuing education.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Valuation of Residential Property II
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 4/28/2015, 5/5/2015, 5/12/2015
Class Time(s): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Michel Glower
Valuation of Residential Property provides a thorough understanding of:
  • Appraisal process
  • Methods in appraisals and valuation
  • Real property concepts and characteristics
  • Principles of value
  • Data analysis
  • Site description and analysis
  • Legal considerations
  • Highest and best use
  • Improvement analysis
  • Impact of real estate financing
  • Economic principles
  • Real estate markets and analysishree real estate appraisal approaches to value: sales comparison (market data), cost, and income- - along with case studies and practice exercises pertaining to each approach.
In this course, students will learn:
  • Principles of Real Property Valuation
  • Area and Neighborhood Analysis
  • Site and Building Analysis
  • Approaches to Valuation
Real Estate Valuation of Residential Property is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license and also fulfills all mandatory continuing education.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Investment I
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 5/19/2015, 5/26/2015, 6/2/2015
Class Time(s): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Michel Glower
This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools so that you and your clients can become successful real estate investors. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of investing in real estate. Other topics include developing a business plan, the various forms of ownership, cash flow and net operating income analysis, determining the best investment opportunities, and the tax considerations of investing in real estate.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Investment II
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 6/9/2015, 6/16/2015, 6/23/2015
Class Time(s): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Michel Glower
Learn about the various financing options, leverage pros and cons, how to increase profitability, selecting tenants, constructing and utilizing a lease agreement, tenant and landlord law, and understanding “1031 exchanges."
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Residential Property Management I
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 6/30/2015, 7/7/2015, 7/14/2015
Class Time(s): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem, PA
Instructor: Ernest M. Nemeth
Residential Property Management provides a thorough understanding of the property management profession with practical discussion.

Students will explore:
  • Identifying and qualifying tenants
  • Developing an effective property management system
  • Lease contracts and negotiation
  • Owner and tenant relations
  • Reporting requirements
  • Maintenance, accounting, administrative and legal activities
  • Federal and state laws and regulations regarding civil rights, fair housing, ADA issues and environmental concerns
In this course, students will learn:
  • Role and Responsibilities of a Property Manager
  • Compensation Options and Anti-Trust Considerations
  • Short & Long-Term Goal Planning
  • Business Plans and Agreements
  • Fiscal Management and Fiduciary Responsibility
Real Estate Property Management is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license and also fulfills all mandatory continuing education.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Residential Property Management II
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 7/21/2015, 7/28/2015, 8/4/2015
Class Time(s): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Ernest M. Nemeth
Residential Property Management provides a thorough understanding of the property management profession with practical discussion.

Students will explore:
  • Identifying and qualifying tenants
  • Developing an effective property management system
  • Lease contracts and negotiation
  • Owner and tenant relations
  • Reporting requirements
  • Maintenance, accounting, administrative and legal activities
  • Federal and state laws and regulations regarding civil rights, fair housing, ADA issues and environmental concerns
In this course, students will learn:
  • Preparing and Negotiating Lease Agreements
  • Federal and State Laws
  • Property Maintenance
Real Estate Property Management is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license and also fulfills all mandatory continuing education.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Brokerage and Office Management I
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 8/11/2015, 8/18/2015, 8/25/2015
Class Time(s): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Ernest M. Nemeth
This is one of two courses required by the Pa. Real Estate Commission to qualify for a Broker’s license. It also fulfills all 14 hours of mandatory continuing education.

This course covers all facets of opening and managing a successful real estate brokerage. During this fast paced and informative course, we will explore everything from site selection, form of ownership, developing a business plan, equipment, staffing, technology, record keeping and marketing strategy.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Brokerage and Office Management II
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 9/1/2015, 9/8/2015, 9/15/2015
Class Time(s): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Ernest M. Nemeth
Master techniques and develop ideas for operating a successful brokerage company. Determine leadership style, planning, organization and communication strategies. Develop the best practices of record-keeping, financial systems, policies and procedures. Learn methods of recruiting, training and motivation techniques.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Law I
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 9/22/2015, 9/29/2015, 10/6/2015
Class Time(s): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Ernest M. Nemeth
Real Estate Law is one of two courses required by the Pa. Real Estate Commission to qualify for a Broker's license and also fulfills all 14 hours of mandatory continuing education.

This course will introduce you to principles of law applicable to real estate with emphasis on the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The course is designed to help prepare students to pursue a career in the real estate industry.

Upon completion, the student will have learned to:
  • Define terms used in real estate transactions
  • Prepare various legal documents needed to buy or sell real estate
  • Prepare a checklist of all documents, including a settlement sheet, involved in a real estate closing
  • Prepare the letters and make a list of checks needed to effectuate a closing and to record documents in the Office for the Recording of Deeds
  • Prepare lease arrangements that comply with Pennsylvania law.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Law II
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 10/13/2015, 10/20/2015, 10/27/2015
Class Time(s): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Ernest M. Nemeth
Real Estate Law is one of two courses required by the Pa. Real Estate Commission to qualify for a Broker's license and also fulfills all 14 hours of mandatory continuing education.

This course will introduce you to principles of law applicable to real estate with emphasis on the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The course is designed to help prepare students to pursue a career in the real estate industry.

Upon completion, the student will have learned to:
  • Define terms used in real estate transactions
  • Prepare various legal documents needed to buy or sell real estate
  • Prepare a checklist of all documents, including a settlement sheet, involved in a real estate closing
  • Prepare the letters and make a list of checks needed to effectuate a closing and to record documents in the Office for the Recording of Deeds
  • Prepare lease arrangements that comply with Pennsylvania law.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Finance I
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 11/3/2015, 11/10/2015, 11/17/2015
Class Time(s): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Dan Thierry
Real Estate Finance is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license. It also fulfills 15 hours of continuing education requirements.
 
The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the U.S. mortgage market, the major influences in the mortgage market and how the U.S. financial system ties in to mortgages. Students will learn more about the different types of loan programs, loan pricing, servicing, and various features of residential mortgage loan programs. Closing costs will be reviewed, as well as the different types of mortgage insurance programs.
 
Upon completion, students will have a greater understanding of how to advise their clients, write up offers, and provide some inside knowledge of the workings of the U.S. mortgage market, which will be effective in recognizing the differences between loan programs and lenders.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Real Estate Finance II
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 11/24/2015, 12/1/2015, 12/8/2015
Class Time(s): Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Dan Thierry
Real Estate Finance is one of eight courses developed by the PA Real Estate Commission to fulfill the 6 credit elective requirement to qualify for a Broker’s license. It also fulfills 15 hours of continuing education requirements.
 
The course is designed to provide students with practical knowledge of the mortgage loan process for homebuyers and internally for lenders. The different types of lenders will be discussed along with interest rates, loan pricing and rate locks. Details of credit, income, employment, assets and more will be covered to provide a thorough understanding of how mortgage applications get approved. Different property and occupancy types, and their impact on lending, will be explained. Solutions of common challenges will be discussed by showing that every prospective buyer has a road map to homeownership.
 
Upon completion, students will have a greater understanding of the prequalification process and what it takes to obtain a loan for closing. Also, they will learn some solutions to common approval challenges and which loan programs are the best choice for certain situations.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)