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.

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 9/9/2014 and 9/10/2014
Class Time(s): Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Adorna Carroll
Are you looking to gain a competitive edge in today's marketplace? Whether you are a new agent or a top producer, this is the course you've been waiting for! For this first time, the Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy is offering the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation course, which will be taught by one of the most sought-after and highly-respected trainers in the real estate industry!

The SRS course will redefine your "normal” and reinvent the way you represent sellers. Learn cutting edge tips and tools that will leave your competition in the dust! This course is an excellent opportunity for real estate professionals to understand how they can effectively demonstrate and communicate their value package, better represent the interests of sellers and avert potential risks and liabilities. This course is designed to provide agents with practical skills, training and resources to build their business.

In this course, students will learn to:
  • Increase listings and grow their business
  • Demonstrate and communicate their value package to seller clients
  • Effectively negotiate and represent their client's best interests
  • Understand and apply the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Understand and comply with state license laws when representing sellers
  • Understand and apply methods, tools and techniques to provide the support and services that sellers want and need
Course Materials: All handouts are included. There is no required text.
Pricing:
Member: $249.00
Non-Member: $299.00
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): 9/16/2014, 9/23/2014, 9/30/2014
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.
 
Course Materials: All handouts are included. There is no required text.
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): 10/14/2014, 10/21/2014, 10/28/2014
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.
 
Course Materials: All handouts are included. There is no required text.
Pricing:
Member: $149.00
Non-Member: $159.00
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)