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.

FREE Information Session at the Lehigh Valley Real Estate Academy
Date(s): 12/3/2014
Class Time(s): Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Misc.
Whether you use your real estate license to gain the skills you need for a full-time or part-time career, to capitalize on investment opportunities, or to fully understand the finer points of one of the largest financial transactions you’ll ever undertake, NOW is the time to discover what a real estate license can do for you!

The real estate profession has expanded and offers one of the widest career selections in the business world today. Helping people buy and sell homes, office buildings, industrial property and corporation farmland, property management, land development, mortgage banking, urban planning, real estate counseling, appraisal and research are all aspects of a career in real estate.

The rewards of a real estate career are a potential for high earnings, status in the community, autonomy, freedom, helping people, the intellectual challenge and the satisfaction from those accomplishments.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), real estate agent jobs will grow “about 11% between 2012 and 2022” (www.bls.gov).

Be a part of a growing industry -- come to a free information session at the Lehigh Valley Real Estate Acadmy (10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3. Meet our instructors and get your questions answered.

To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/lvar-publicaccess (you may need to create an account).
Pricing:
Member: $0
Non-Member: $0
LVAR Members Register Here
Non-Members Registration Here (You may need to create an account)

Introduction to Commercial Real Estate
1 Broker Credits | 15 CE Credits
Date(s): 12/9/2014 to 12/10/2014
Class Time(s): Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 10 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem
Instructor: Loren Keim
Introduction to the types of commercial properties, the terminology used for each type of property and how each property is classified. This program includes an introduction to the basics of office, retail and shopping centers, industrial and warehouse, senior living, special purpose, hotels and hospitality property, multifamily development, farm and ranch and others.

In this course, students will learn:
  • Property types and terminology
  • Data Collection and Site Analysis
  • Investment Analysis
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Mortgages
  • Prospecting & Presentations for Commercial Clients
  • Providing Service and Marketing Listings
  • Working with Buyers and Tenants
  • The Sale - Negotiating and Due Diligence
Course Materials: Introduction to Listing and Selling Commercial Real Estate by Loren K. Keim.
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)

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 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 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 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 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)