Arthur Gary – REEA Spotlight Member!

Congratulations to Arthur Gary, today’s Spotlight Member on the REEA homepage!

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Students of Arthur Gary School Support Animal Refuge League!

GIANT thanks to all the students at Arthur Gary School of Real Estate! With your help we have donated $450.00 to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland! We are sponsoring a cat condo and a dog kennel for a year with your donations.

Shelli-Jo Pelletier and Jesse Mitchell take the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate donations to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

Office staff Shelli-Jo Pelletier and Jesse Mitchell take the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate donations to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland!

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REEA Spotlight Member

The October 15, 2014, Spotlight Member of the Real Estate Educator’s Association (REEA) website is Arthur R. Gary! See their front page announcement here, where Arthur’s photo and profile will be featured for the day.

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Mr. Boomsma, Walter, or Professor Boomsma?

Written by Walter Boomsma, instructor. See his blog.

Husson UniversityWhen I sub at school, the kids are required to call me Mr. Boomsma. Most comply, although it’s not at all unusual for the kindergarteners to call me “Mrs. Boomsma.” The idea of a man teaching kindergarten is still a bit alien to most five-year olds.

You won’t have to call me “Professor Boomsma” but thanks to a collaboration between the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate and Husson University’s Center for Family Business, I’ll soon be teaching a Sales Agent Course at Husson that makes it possible for students to receive 3 hours of credit for a Business elective, PL 201 Real Estate Law, Paralegal elective or Open elective through Portfolio Assessment.

The course begins on May 27th, so you’ll need to act fast! You’ll find more information available on the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate website or by calling the school at 856-1712. To inquire about Portfolio Assessment to obtain credit for the course, please contact Marie Hansen, Dean of the College of Business, hansenm@husson.edu.

The course begins on Tuesday evening, May 27th from 6 PM until 9:30 PM, then meets for three weekends–Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM until 5 PM. The final exam takes place on Tuesday, June 17 from 6 PM until 9:30 PM. Students are required to attend at least 90% of the scheduled class hours and achieve a passing course grade of at least 75%  in order to qualify to take the required state exam prior to licensing.

The Sales Agent Course starting on May 27th is the regular/normal/usual course and should be taken by anyone interested in becoming licensed. It is not just for those seeking college credit. This is the usual course with an added option for college credit from Husson.

REEA Spotlight Member

The December 26, 2013 Spotlight Member of the Real Estate Educator’s Association (REEA) website is Arthur R. Gary! See their front page announcement here, where Arthur’s photo and profile will be featured for the day.

Delayed Start for Broker Course

Written by Walter Boomsma, instructor. See his blog.MH900439339

The Broker class scheduled to start on September 11 has been delayed and will now begin on October 9th… It’s a Wednesday class that will qualify you for a broker’s license. In other words, you do not have to  want to be a designated broker to benefit from this course! In addition to going into far greater detail on familiar topics; this course adds some topics not covered in other qualifying education courses such as sales agent and associate broker.

One very important one is “negotiation” — you’ll see the value and benefits of using principled negotiation over positional bargaining. And the topic of “ethics” will certainly make you think. You’ll also benefit from exploring some basic training techniques and consider the role of policy in building your business as an individual as well as a company.

But wait, there’s more! How about “risk management” strategies? Are they ways to minimize your exposure to complaints and law suits?

If you’ve held a broker’s license for a while, you might also consider re-taking the course as a refresher and to see how much things have changed since you were licensed. As a reward for doing so, you’ll receive 18 hours of continuing education credit! (You’ll still need to take the current core course to meet the full CE requirements.)

You can register for the course by calling  207 856-1712 or visiting the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate website.

Lead-Edu Training

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Lead-Edu is one of the leading authorities in New England on Lead-Paint Safety, Lead-Poisoning Prevention, Education & Training.  They are certified nationwide to offer the combined EPA/HUD Lead-Safety RRP Training required for all renovators, contractors, painters and landlords working on pre-1978 housing or child occupied facilities.

Lead-Edu also offers weekend and evening RRP certification trainings (see below), making your RRP certification training easier than ever to fit into any schedule.  Click here for training schedule.

EPA/HUD Certified Lead Paint Safety RRP Training
Lead-Edu is a New Hampshire based, EPA/HUD certified training company offering courses nationwide for anyone requiring the RRP (renovate, repair & paint) certification as well as many other construction and building related services including:* Risk Assessment/Lead Inspection
* Dust Wipe Technicians
* Lead Paint Testing
* Containment Design
* Work Scope Development
* Training Non-Certified RRP WorkersDo you need the RRP certification?

If you are working for compensation on a residential or child occupied facility, built before 1978 then YES, you are now required by law to have the RRP certification.  The EPA also requires you to be Firm Certified. You can download your firm certification applications below:

This includes landlords, renovation contractors, window replacement workers, property maintenance workers, painters, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, siding contractors and anyone else that may be disturbing lead paint in a child occupied facility and/or pre-1978 building.The current fine for working without this certification is $37,500 per violation. Check out this short video to find out more:

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