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ABR® / Accredited Buyer's Representative Designation Course

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 189.00

Member | Standard Registration: 199.00

Non Member | Standard Registation: 209.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 199.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 02/28/2024-02/29/2024

Instructor: Carmen Blanchard-Stitt

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

02/28/2024

Wed

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

02/28/2024

Wed

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

02/29/2024

Thu

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

02/29/2024

Thu

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Class Description

ABR(R)Accredited Buyer's Representatives (ABR®) stand for the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. What's their key to success? They know that you can't count on the market, you have to count on your skills. ABR® education provides the expertise you need for an edge in serving today's home buyers.

The overall goals of the 2-day ABR® Designation course are to educate and prepare buyer's reps to provide the kind of service and fidelity to buyers that sellers have always enjoyed, and to offer methods for building your buyer representation business. You will examine the evolution of buyer representation, agency, relationships, building and maintaining a buyer representation business, office policy, disclosure and informed consent, conflicts of interest, reducing liability, and negotiating. Together this information creates a comprehensive guide to help you become an effective, efficient, and profitable buyer's representative.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

This course qualifies for the GAR Scholarship!

Instructor Bio

Carmen Blanchard-Stitt

Carmen obtained her Real Estate Salesperson's License in December 2014, Associate Broker's License in April 2018, and a Prelicense Instructor License in August 2020. Carmen is experienced in all realms of the Real Estate Business and has assisted client's in purchasing and selling vacant land, lakefront, residential, commercial, investment properties, as well as Property Management for Commercial and Residential Investment properties. As a child, Carmen began training in the Martial Arts and obtained a Master 5th degree Black Belt in the Chuck Norris System. Carmen began teaching martial arts as a teenager and eventually owned her own studio. In addition, Carmen provided Early Intervention services to children age birth to 3 years old with developmental delays. Carmen has developed a customized tutoring programming to assist students in better understanding Real Estate topics in preparation for their State License Examination, as well as managing her full time Real Estate business. Carmen holds the Military Relocation Professional Certification, REALTORS Commitment to Excellence Endorsement, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification, e-Pro Certification, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Real Estate Negotiation Expert and Seller Representative Specialist Designations from the National Association of Realtors. In 2021, the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association recognized Carmen with their “Rising Star� award.

Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification Course - Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance Registration: 89.00

Non Member | Advanced Registration: 99.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 03/06/2024-03/06/2024

Instructor: Carmen Blanchard-Stitt

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/06/2024

Wed

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Description
In the one-day Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA course, learn how to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments, guide sellers and buyers through the details of comparative marketing analyses (CMAs) and the underlying pricing principles that inform them, and interact effectively with appraisers.
Instructor Bio

Carmen Blanchard-Stitt

Carmen obtained her Real Estate Salesperson's License in December 2014, Associate Broker's License in April 2018, and a Prelicense Instructor License in August 2020. Carmen is experienced in all realms of the Real Estate Business and has assisted client's in purchasing and selling vacant land, lakefront, residential, commercial, investment properties, as well as Property Management for Commercial and Residential Investment properties. As a child, Carmen began training in the Martial Arts and obtained a Master 5th degree Black Belt in the Chuck Norris System. Carmen began teaching martial arts as a teenager and eventually owned her own studio. In addition, Carmen provided Early Intervention services to children age birth to 3 years old with developmental delays. Carmen has developed a customized tutoring programming to assist students in better understanding Real Estate topics in preparation for their State License Examination, as well as managing her full time Real Estate business. Carmen holds the Military Relocation Professional Certification, REALTORS Commitment to Excellence Endorsement, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification, e-Pro Certification, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Real Estate Negotiation Expert and Seller Representative Specialist Designations from the National Association of Realtors. In 2021, the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association recognized Carmen with their “Rising Star� award.

No One Looks Good in Stripes! - GA License Law & the Community Association

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 03/07/2024-03/07/2024

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/07/2024

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

You will learn the differences and similarities among the different types of real estate licenses offered by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. We will explore how a person can provide Community Association Management Services while being exempt from the License Law. You will understand to whom a real estate licensee owes a duty and what happens if a conflict arises between the licensee's broker and client. You also will learn about the international trade organization called Community Associations Institute and how the organization can help you gain professional knowledge and training.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, a partner with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Community Association Manager | 24 Hour CE Series

Class Time: Daytime

Advanced Registration: 325.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 03/07/2024-03/12/2024

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/07/2024

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

03/07/2024

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

03/08/2024

Fri

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

03/08/2024

Fri

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

03/11/2024

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

03/11/2024

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

03/12/2024

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

03/12/2024

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

Not only does this course provide 24 Hours of CE towards your real estate license, but it provides important information for anyone who lives or is involved with a Community Association. Learn the principles of agency & brokerage as well as a detailed analysis of maintenance, budgeting, rule enforcement and much more.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.

A Textbook is REQUIRED for this class. PLEASE come by the CAPITUS office to pick them up during regular business hours or CALL us to make arrangements to have them shipped.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, a partner with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Back to Basics - General Real Estate Principles Applied to Community Associations

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 03/07/2024-03/07/2024

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/07/2024

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

You will learn basic real estate principles of Georgia law. We will address different forms of property ownership, different ways to convey property, and how to draft legal descriptions.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, a partner with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Do Covenants Protect or Restrict? The Good, Bad and Ugly about Mandatory Community Associations

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 03/08/2024-03/08/2024

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/08/2024

Fri

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

You will learn and understand the different legal structures of communities in Georgia, including communities with no covenants, communities with covenants and voluntary associations, and mandatory membership subdivisions and condominiums. You will learn what legal documents are necessary to create each type of community and examine the relationship between the corporation, the community members and the covenants. We also will discuss what must be done to terminate a community association and a corporation.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, a partner with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Because I Said So: Roles of Declarant-Appointed, Owner-Elected Boards & CAM

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 03/08/2024-03/08/2024

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/08/2024

Fri

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

You will learn about the transition process and turnover from the declarant-appointed board to the owner-elected board of directors as described in Georgia law. You will be able to identify how the declarant is treated after turnover and what special rights or obligations the declarant retains after no longer appointing and removing the board members. You will compare and contrast the roles of the board members, the officers, the community manager and other employees or independent contractors.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, a partner with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

The Adams Family Reunion & Scrapbook: CAM Board & Owner Meetings and CAM Paperwork

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 03/11/2024-03/11/2024

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/11/2024

Mon

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

You will create forms (notices, proxies, agendas and other meeting documents) to use in your practice. You will learn quorum and voting requirements and parliamentary procedures for board and owner meetings. You also will be introduced to the numerous books and records a corporation is required to keep pursuant to Georgia law and will learn which items corporate members are permitted to inspect and copy and procedures under the law for membership inspection of records.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, a partner with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? CAM Finances - Copy

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 03/11/2024-03/11/2024

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/11/2024

Mon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

You will learn to create operating and capital reserve budgets, how to evaluate a debtor for potential collections and what to expect when litigating a collection matter. You also will learn how the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act may regulate their actions.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, a partner with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Extreme Home Makeover: Enforcing Use Restrictions & Architectural Controls in CAM

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 03/12/2024-03/12/2024

Instructor: Jamie Lyons

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

03/12/2024

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

You will review different types of enforcement mechanisms permitted by community association covenants and common defenses usually raised against these enforcement procedures. Additionally, you will learn about federal laws regulating enforcement issues in community associations, such as the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the Fair Housing Act.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Jamie Lyons, Esq.

Jamie Lyons, a partner with Lazega & Johanson, is a veteran Community Association Attorney. Licensed in 1994 as an instructor of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, Jamie has taught the Community Association Management pre-licensing course since its inception in 1996 and has received awards for her excellent programs. Jamie also regularly teaches for the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and her law firm’s school about timely topics in the community association and real estate industries.

Advocating for Short Sale Clients

Cost: $25.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Tactics that work with motivated, excited sellers don't always translate well when working with short sale sellers and short sale buyers. Toss lender approvals, junior lien holders, and inflexible timelines into the mix, and you end up with a whole new ball game. In a short sale transaction, the motivation for each party is different than the standard transaction, and as the professional in the scene, you need to adjust accordingly. This course speaks to your interaction with short sale sellers, and how you can help them through a tough process while diligently advocating on their behalf. We cover how to figure out an appropriate listing price, negotiate with the lender's representative, sort through debt settlement terminology, and carry the deal through to closing. We also look at the process from a buyer's agent perspective. Additional cautions, considerations, and fraud prevention tactics are required when advocating on behalf of these deal-seeking buyers.

Breaking Barriers - Fair Housing

Cost: $25.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

As a real estate professional, part of your responsibilities is breaking through barriers and assisting your clients in locating the property that best meets their needs and desires.  This course brings a fresh perspective to this not new topic of Fair Housing.  The course authors draw upon the perspective of the real estate licensee in an effort to help agents in best serving their client’s needs while navigating themselves away from potential legal trouble.  The course reviews fundamentals such as the evolution of the legislation including clear definitions of the actual types of discrimination that exist.  The course continues by providing agents with tools for identifying the signs of trouble and tips for avoiding the potential pitfalls.

Commercial Land I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Overview of the land acquisition process, the players, property descriptions and discussion of the most common offer forms for the sale and purchase of raw land.

Commercial Land II

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Discussion of land development issues including zoning, variances, permitting, environmental concerns and the practical usage of sales comparison data.

Commercial Leasing I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Detailed explanations of types and structures of commercial leases, including office and retail retail leases and practical examples and definitions of quoted rates and other leasing terminology.

Commercial Leasing II

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Discussion and explanation of various clauses common in different commercial leases and their practical application. Clauses include subordination, assignment, CPI and other escalators.

Commercial Real Estate I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Overview of types of commercial real estate, specialization in the industry, economic issues and trends and laws pertinent to the practice of commercial real estate.

Commercial Real Estate II

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Discussion of listings used in commercial real estate, buyer agency, suggestions for obtaining and marketing commercial real estate in addition to discussions of practical applications.

Commercial Real Estate Terms I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Review and explanation of various terms and definitions used in commercial real estate practice described in a practical nature.

Development of Residential Subdivsions

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

The process of developing a new residential subdivision project is covered from a practical perspective. Topics include negotiating the purchase contract, rezoning, permitting, actual development of the land and ethical considerations in selling lots. The financial aspects of planning for a successful project using a Cash Flow model, various types of funding are also discussed.