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