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April Class Calendar

Republic Title is pleased to offer a variety of continuing education classes for our customers. Join us in March for classes including:

Advanced zipForm® Tips and Tools
Would you like to maximize efficiency within your zipForm® transaction? Join us to learn all of the newest tips and tools to elevate your transactions and streamline workflows. Advanced technology meets practical simplicity in this advanced demonstration.
April 2nd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

TREC Legal Update II
Material mandated by TREC: Legal Update II covers a host of topics that TREC has deemed critical for all licensees to be familiar with, including fiduciary and ethical duties of the agent, guidance on dealing with water and mineral rights, and important updates to tax laws and rules.
April 3rd
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Lakes at Castle Hills

What To Expect From A Home Inspection
1. What an inspector does and does not inspect
2. Common defects or safety issues found in the home
3. How to prepare your clients for the home inspection
4. Limitations for a home inspection
5. Optional services that are offered
April 4th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title North Dallas Office

TREC Legal Update II
Material mandated by TREC: Legal Update II covers a host of topics that TREC has deemed critical for all licensees to be familiar with, including fiduciary and ethical duties of the agent, guidance on dealing with water and mineral rights, and important updates to tax laws and rules.
April 9th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Republic Title Uptown Office

Instagram Reels for Real Estate Agents
If you’re looking to connect with more buyers and sellers while growing your brand, then Instagram Reels could be for you. Reels is a powerful way to cast a larger net to grow your followers and to showcase your listings to a wider audience. In this course you will learn the quick and easy steps to create a reel and given examples of content ideas so you can get started today.
April 9th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy

Survey Issues
Join us for this class intended to help licensees understand surveys and the applicable paragraphs in the TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract and prepare them for any potential survey issues that may arise.
April 10th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
622 Carroll Drive, Garland 75041

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT: A Real Estate Agent’s Guide
Teaching real estate agents to use ChatGPT can improve their overall effectiveness and efficiency in serving clients. Come to this class to learn the many ways ChatGPT can help you create better listing descriptions, social media posts, scripts for videos & blogs, ad copy and so much more.
April 10th
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Republic Title Southlake Office

Escape Hatches for Buyers
APPROVED TREC CONTRACT COURSE
In this class licensees will become familiar with specific conditions & contingencies within the contract and related addenda that, if not adhered to, could result in a Buyer’s valid termination of the contract.
April 11th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

DFW Stats and Trends at your Fingertips
Successful agents know their local markets. Whether used in a casual meeting, a listing presentation or on social media, knowing how to produce market reports is essential. Join us to learn how to generate current and relevant monthly/annual stats using all the tools available to you through NTREIS.
April 16th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Top Ten Contract Addenda
APPROVED TREC CONTRACT COURSE.
Join us to review 10 of the most commonly utilized TREC contract addenda including Third Party Financing Addendum, Addendum for Backup Contract and more.
April 17th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco Office

Survey Issues
Join us for this class intended to help licensees understand surveys and the applicable paragraphs in the TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract and prepare them for any potential survey issues that may arise.
April 23rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

Death, Divorce & Real Estate
Join us to learn important laws surrounding death and divorce such as separation, homestead issues, community property and probate.
April 24th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

What to Expect from a Home Inspection
1. What an inspector does and does not inspect
2. Common defects or safety issues found in the home
3. How to prepare your clients for the home inspection
4. Limitations for a home inspection
5. Optional services that are offered
April 24th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Lakewood Office

New Forms Editor-zipForm®
The new forms editor in zipForm® introduces several intelligent and intuitive features, giving agents and brokers everything they need to prepare and send forms faster than ever. With a new and improved workspace, you can autofill forms, fill out multiple forms at once, mark up documents, add personalized clauses and quickly add signers and property information.
April 24th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Southlake Office

Hit the Road with MLS Touch App
Deals are made on the road. MLS Touch is the most advanced Mobile MLS app for agents! Come to this class to learn how to use this tool like a pro from the first time you log in. Seamless integration with Matrix, OneHome Portal, Realist Tax and more. Set up your own branded app to share with clients and on social media.
April 25th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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March Class Calendar

Republic Title is pleased to offer a variety of continuing education classes for our customers. Join us in March for classes including:

Cybersecurity Basics for Brokers & Agents
This class will help licensees understand the importance of being ‘cyber- vigilant’ in addition to learning steps to take in order to protect themselves and their clients from cyber-attacks.
March 5th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Step Up Your Instagram Game
In today’s real estate market, Instagram marketing is essential to showcasing who you are and connecting with your sphere. Are you ready to take your Instagram to the next level? Join us in this class for a complete guide to Instagram including ways to enhance your bio, tools for creating great content, how to target and attract buyers and sellers, and much more!
March 5th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

Survey Issues
Join us for this class intended to help licensees understand surveys and the applicable paragraphs in the TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract and prepare them for any potential survey issues that may arise.
March 6th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco Office

Definitions & Rules of the Forward 1031 Exchange
In this class, you will learn how the general workings of a 1031 Exchange can be very beneficial to agents who work with investors. This class will help you recognize potential situations that may warrant or justify a 1031 Exchange for your client.
March 7th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

Incredible Canva Tips and Tricks
Boost your listings and properties easily and efficiently using Canva’s beautiful real estate templates. Join us to learn new tips and tricks to make designing even easier and make marketing one of your new favorite tasks!
March 12th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

New Forms Editor – zipForm®
The new forms editor in zipForm® introduces several intelligent and intuitive features, giving agents and brokers everything they need to prepare and send forms faster than ever. With a new and improved workspace, you can autofill forms, fill out multiple forms at once, mark up documents, add personalized clauses and quickly add signers and property information.
March 14th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title North Dallas Office

TREC Legal Update I
Material mandated by TREC: Legal Update I covers various topics related to changes in regulations, forms, and standards of practice in the real estate industry including: TREC statute and rule updates, an overview of changes to and best practices for promulgated contract and addenda forms, and updated information on fair housing and property management laws and regulations.
March 19th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Republic Title Uptown Office

It’s All Foreign to Me
This class will cover many areas of a transaction involving a non-US citizen including Foreign Investors Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), Foreign Wills, Mexican Matricula Consular and Foreign Acknowledgments.
March 19th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

Mortgage Tools for Buyers and Buyers Agents

Tools Discussed:
(1) Real Estate Report Card: Shows potential clients the health of their local market using metrics like home inventory, affordability index and appreciation
(2) Buy vs Rent Comparison: Allow you to compare your estimated monthly payment for renting, or buying but also includes additional analytics. Estimate of the homes future value ass well as the possible tax savings you could realize when buying a home
(3) Investment Property Analyzer: Cash flow estimate year 1 through 10, cash on cash return, overall Expected ROI
(4) Cost of waiting analysis: Estimate the cost of waiting to purchase

Guest Instructor: Kyle Wilcox | Business Development Manager, ITrustLendingTeam
*No CE provided – for informational purposes only*
March 19th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco Office

New Forms Editor-zipForm
The new forms editor in zipForm® introduces several intelligent and intuitive features, giving agents and brokers everything they need to prepare and send forms faster than ever. With a new and improved workspace, you can autofill forms, fill out multiple forms at once, mark up documents, add personalized clauses and quickly add signers and property information.
March 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lakewood Country Club

Top Ten Contract Addenda
Join us to review 10 of the most commonly utilized TREC contract addenda including Third Party Financing Addendum, Addendum for Backup Contract and more. APPROVED TREC CONTRACT COURSE.
March 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

DocuSign Dynamics
Unleash the full potential of a paperless workflow with DocuSign®. Our engaging, hands-on class dives right into the heart of DocuSign®, empowering you to sign and send documents effortlessly from any corner of the globe.
March 21st
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

The State of Insurance in Texas

Insurance market conditions are drastically changing in Texas. This course will explore contributing factors, the effect on the real estate process and solutions to best help your clients.

Guest Instructor: Todd Campbell with Farmers Insurance
*No CE provided – for informational purposes only*
March 21st
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title North Dallas

TREC Legal Update I
Material mandated by TREC: Legal Update I covers various topics related to changes in regulations, forms, and standards of practice in the real estate industry including: TREC statute and rule updates, an overview of changes to and best practices for promulgated contract and addenda forms, and updated information on fair housing and property management laws and regulations.
March 27th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Lakes at Castle Hills

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February Class Calendar

Republic Title is pleased to offer a variety of continuing education classes for our customers. Join us in January for classes including:

RPR Mobile Rapid Rundown
Whether you’re scanning the MLS for the freshest listings, digging up off-market gems, or dishing out rapid-fire answers on property histories, valuations, and neighborhood schooling, RPR® Mobile has your back. This course is your ticket to mastering RPR’s® mobile application in the real-world hustle of property dealing.
February 6th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT
Teaching real estate agents to use ChatGPT can improve their overall effectiveness and efficiency in serving clients. Come to this class to learn the many ways ChatGPT can help you create better listing descriptions, social media posts, scripts for videos & blogs, ad copy and so much more.
February 7th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Southlake Office

Death, Divorce & Real Estate
Join us to learn important laws surrounding death and divorce such as separation, homestead issues, community property and probate.
February 7th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco Office

Home Surveillance – Legal Issues
Join us for this class which focuses on the specifics of home surveillance and potential legal issues that arise from unlawful recordings of video or audio or both when an agent is showing a house or listing a house.
February 13th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Top Ten Contract Addenda
Join us to review 10 of the most commonly utilized TREC contract addenda including Third Party Financing Addendum, Addendum for Backup Contract and more. APPROVED TREC CONTRACT COURSE
February 13th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

What to Expect from a Home Inspection
1. What an inspector does and does not inspect
2. Common defects or safety issues found in the home
3. How to prepare your clients for the home inspection
4. Limitations for a home inspection
5. Optional services that are offered
February 14th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Uptown Office

The Prospecting Game
If we are not prospecting we are dying and having a traceable, systematic approach to it will help organize and elevate your business. In this class, Shaun Neidigh, VP/Business Development will discuss an 8-week, step by step program and best practices that will surely elevate you to new heights in your business.
February 15th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Prosper Office

Backup, Contingent & Multiple Offers
APPROVED TREC CONTRACT COURSE
This class will prepare licensees to handle the unique aspects of backup, contingent and multiple offer transactions by reviewing pertinent TREC addenda along with critical dates and deadlines.
February 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Instagram Reels for Real Estate Agents
If you’re looking to connect with more buyers and sellers while growing your brand, then Instagram Reels could be for you. Reels is a powerful way to cast a larger net to grow your followers and to showcase your listings to a wider audience. In this course you will learn the quick and easy steps to create a reel and given examples of content ideas so you can get started today.
February 21st
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco Office

Free Tools to Supercharge Your Marketing
Check out our curated list of the real estate marketing resources you can start using today to supercharge all your marketing efforts, without emptying your bank account.
February 22nd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

8 Ways to Elevate Your Business with Video
Video is changing the game in the world of real estate and if you are not careful you will be left behind. Having a simple yet effective video campaign to engage your sphere and reach new targets allows you as a realtor to concentrate on more revenue-producing activity. In this class with Shaun Neidigh, VP/Business Development we will explore 8 ways/topics that will add value to you and your business for the coming year.
February 22nd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Prosper

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT
Teaching real estate agents to use ChatGPT can improve their overall effectiveness and efficiency in serving clients. Come to this class to learn the many ways ChatGPT can help you create better listing descriptions, social media posts, scripts for videos & blogs, ad copy and so much more.
February 27th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

Escape Hatches for Buyers
APPROVED TREC CONTRACT COURSE
In this class licensees will become familiar with specific conditions & contingencies within the contract and related addenda that, if not adhered to, could result in a Buyer’s valid termination of the contract.
February 28th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Uptown Office

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Tips From Republic Title for Understanding and Preventing Wire Fraud

Real estate transactions are significant financial undertakings, making them attractive targets for fraudsters. That’s why the Title Underwriting and Legal team at Republic Title is looking to protect its customers with these tips and consumer information.

Among the various types of fraud, wire fraud has become increasingly common in real estate transactions in recent years. While exact statistics can be hard to come by due to underreporting, the FBI reported in 2020 that victims lost over $200 million to real estate wire fraud alone. This significant sum underscores the scale of the problem.

How Wire Fraud Occurs

Wire fraud in real estate transactions often involves criminals attempting to manipulate the financial aspects of the transaction. Here’s how it typically happens:

1. Impersonation: Fraudsters may impersonate legitimate parties involved in the transaction, such as real estate agents, title company representatives, or even the buyers and sellers themselves. They send convincing emails or text messages that appear to be from these trusted sources.

2. False Wire Instructions: Once they’ve gained trust, the criminals send false wire instructions, either requesting a change in account details or directing the victim to wire funds to a fraudulent account. These instructions often contain convincing details about the transaction.

3. Urgency and Pressure: Scammers often use tactics that create a sense of urgency and pressure victims to act quickly, leaving them with little time to question the authenticity of the requests.

4. Lack of Verification: Victims may not independently verify the instructions due to the perception that they are dealing with trusted parties, relying solely on email or other electronic communication for confirmation.

Preventing Wire Fraud

Preventing wire fraud in real estate transactions requires vigilance and adherence to best practices:

1. Independent Verification: Always verify wire transfer instructions independently, ideally through a phone call using a previously provided phone number. Avoid relying solely on email communication or text messages, as it can be compromised. 

2. Secure Communication: Use secure and encrypted communication channels when sharing sensitive financial information. This ensures that your conversations remain confidential and protected from eavesdropping.

3. Education and Awareness: Stay informed about common wire fraud tactics and red flags. Look out for unusual or unexpected changes in wire instructions and urgent requests for funds. Encourage all parties involved in the transaction to do the same.

What to do if You Are The Victim

If you discover that funds have been transferred to a fraudulent account, contact your bank or the money transfer company immediately. Ask the bank or money transfer company to attempt a wire recall. Contact your local FBI, State Attorney General’s office, and the FTC to report the fraud. File a complaint, regardless of the dollar amount, with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov. Part of the mission of ic3 is to provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the FBI concerning suspected criminal activity. Information is analyzed and used for investigative and intelligence law enforcement purposes and for public awareness. 

Wire fraud is a significant threat in real estate transactions due to the potential for substantial financial losses. Understanding how it occurs and implementing preventive measures is crucial to safeguarding your investments. By adopting independent verification, secure communication, education, and confirmation of contacts, you can reduce the risk of falling victim to wire fraud. Additionally, the Republic Title Underwriting and Legal team is available to answer your questions and be a resource for you in working towards a smooth closing. Republic Title’s team includes Matt Visinsky, Wade Bogdon, Jay Turner, Steve Holley, Scott Rooker, and Sarah Mann. 

Source: Candysdirt.com – Tips From Republic Title for Understanding and Preventing Wire Fraud – CandysDirt.com

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January Class Calendar

Republic Title is pleased to offer a variety of continuing education classes for our customers. Join us in January for classes including:

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT
Teaching real estate agents to use ChatGPT can improve their overall effectiveness and efficiency in serving clients. Come to this class to learn the many ways ChatGPT can help you create better listing descriptions, social media posts, scripts for videos & blogs, ad copy and so much more.
January 9th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Escape Hatches for Buyers
In this class licensees will become familiar with specific conditions & contingencies within the contract and related addenda that, if not adhered to, could result in a Buyer’s valid termination of the contract.
January 10th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Selling Out of An Estate
Join us to learn the requirements for selling real estate if title is held by an estate or there has been a death of a seller.
January 17th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Elevate Your Marketing Magic using RPR
Are you ready to transform your real estate marketing game and captivate your audience like never before? In this cutting-edge course, we reveal the true power of RPR®’s (REALTORS PROPERTY RESOURCE ®) marketing resources and AI-driven features that lie beneath the surface. Discover how to harness market trends and data insights to craft captivating social media videos and graphics that command attention.
January 18th
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Republic Title Southlake Office

Escape Hatches for Buyers
In this class licensees will become familiar with specific conditions & contingencies within the contract and related addenda that, if not adhered to, could result in a Buyer’s valid termination of the contract.
January 23rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

A Realtor’s Circus: Preparing for the Greatest 2024 on Earth
Realtors, are you struggling to stay organized, be creative, and find consistent success in this circus known as real estate? If so, then step right up and get your ticket to a fun, whimsical, and wild circus adventure with Lisa Johnson Juden as your master ringleader. With 23 years of experience as a Realtor, Lisa shares with you her secrets to fostering creativity, igniting inspiration, and reaching your greatest goals in today’s real estate marketplace.
January 23rd
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco Office

Title Commitment 101
This class focuses on understanding the groundwork done in creating the Title Commitment, what agents should look for and what questions to ask. We will provide licensees with a basic understanding of crucial documents and the role they play enabling them to detect potential problems.
January 24th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Uptown Office

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT
Teaching real estate agents to use ChatGPT can improve their overall effectiveness and efficiency in serving clients. Come to this class to learn the many ways ChatGPT can help you create better listing descriptions, social media posts, scripts for videos & blogs, ad copy and so much more.
January 24th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco Office

Unlocking High Performance: The Playbook to Navigating Tough Times and Transition
By the end of your time with Anthony, you will learn how to develop a winning mindset, implement habits that create higher standards, and set goals that motivate and challenge you to reach your definition of high performance.
January 31st
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Frisco Office

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November Class Calendar

Republic Title is pleased to offer a variety of continuing education classes for our customers. Join us in November for classes including:

TREC Legal Update II
Legal Update II covers a host of topics that TREC has deemed critical for all licensees to be familiar with, including fiduciary and ethical duties of the agent, guidance on dealing with water and mineral rights, and important updates to tax laws and rules.
November 1st
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Republic Title Uptown

DFW Stats and Trends at Your Fingertips
Successful agents know their local markets. Whether used in a casual meeting, a listing presentation or on social media, knowing how to produce market reports is essential. Join us to learn how to generate current and relevant monthly/annual stats using all the tools available to you through NTREIS.
November 1st
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco

Death, Divorce & Real Estate
Join us to learn important laws surrounding death and divorce such as separation, homestead issues, community property and probate.
November 2nd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy

Economic Update
Join Republic Title and Prime Lending for an Economic Forecast where we will discuss how mortgage rates are set and where they are going, how the Fed’s actions affect mortgage rates, the National/Texas/Dallas County Real Estate Market and Economic Trends.
Instructor: Dawn Robinson | SVP Lone Star Regional Manager
*No CE provided, for informational purposes only*
Breakfast will be provided
November 2nd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Park Cities

Escape Hatches for Buyers
In this class licensees will become familiar with specific conditions & contingencies within the contract and related addenda that, if not adhered to, could result in a Buyer’s valid termination of the contract.
November 2nd
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1129 Melrose, Richardson

New Forms Editor-zipForm®
The new forms editor in zipForm® introduces several intelligent and intuitive features, giving agents and brokers everything they need to prepare and send forms faster than ever. With a new and improved workspace, you can autofill forms, fill out multiple forms at once, mark up documents, add personalized clauses and quickly add signers and property information.
November 7th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Developing Your Referral Playbook
Developing a business based on referrals is not just important, but mandatory for a successful career in real estate. Shaun Neidigh, VP/Business Development walks you through a seven-part guide designed to ignite ideas and help you build a solid foundation of best practices and habits for generating business referrals.
November 7th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Prosper

Selling Out of An Estate
Join us to learn the requirements for selling real estate if title is held by an estate or there has been a death of a seller.
November 7th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Lakes at Castle Hills

Survey Issues
Join us for this class intended to help licensees understand surveys and the applicable paragraphs in the TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract and prepare them for any potential survey issues that may arise.
November 7th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title Plano-Allen

Hit the Road with the MLS-Touch App
Deals are made on the road. MLS Touch is the most advanced Mobile MLS app for agents! Come to this class to learn how to use this tool like a pro from the first time you log in. Seamless integration with Matrix, OneHome Portal, Realist Tax and more. Set up your own branded app to share with clients and on social media.
November 8th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Uptown

Survey Issues
Join us for this class intended to help licensees understand surveys and the applicable paragraphs in the TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract and prepare them for any potential survey issues that may arise.
November 8th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Digital Dealmaking Using zipForm®
Explore the extensive features of this platform, which allows real estate professionals to create digital transaction files accurately, input contract details, attach necessary documents, and smoothly manage electronic signatures from every stakeholder involved in a property transaction. All these functionalities pertain to Lone Wolf Transactions, zipForm Edition (formerly known as zipForm® Plus).
November 14th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Preston Legacy

Backup, Contingent & Multiple Offers
This class will prepare licensees to handle the unique aspects of backup, contingent and multiple offer transactions by reviewing pertinent TREC addenda along with critical dates and deadlines.
November 14th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Survey Issues
Join us for this class intended to help licensees understand surveys and the applicable paragraphs in the TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract and prepare them for any potential survey issues that may arise.
November 15th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
4521 Aubrey Pkwy, Aubrey

Elevate Your Marketing Magic Using RPR
Are you ready to transform your real estate marketing game and captivate your audience like never before? In this cutting-edge course, we reveal the true power of RPR®’s (REALTORS PROPERTY RESOURCE ®) marketing resources and AI-driven features that lie beneath the surface. Discover how to harness market trends and data insights to craft captivating social media videos and graphics that command attention.
November 16th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom

Free Tools to Supercharge Your Marketing
Check out our curated list of the real estate marketing resources you can start using today to supercharge all your marketing efforts, without emptying your bank account.
November 29th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Prosper (Lunch will be provided)

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October Class Calendar

Republic Title is pleased to offer a variety of continuing education classes for our customers. Join us in October for classes including:

Death, Divorce & Real Estate
Join us to learn important laws surrounding death and divorce such as separation, homestead issues, community property and probate.
October 3rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
White Rock North

You Are The Brand
The 5 step blueprint to attract more clients, make more money, and stand out in the crowd!
October 4th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco

Selling Out of An Estate
Join us to learn the requirements for selling real estate if title is held by an estate or there has been a death of a seller.
October 5th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy

Top Ten Contract Addenda
Join us to review 10 of the most commonly utilized TREC contract addenda including Third Party Financing Addendum, Addendum for Backup Contract and more. APPROVED TREC CONTRACT COURSE
October 11th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Seller Boost Program
Let’s Make Homes Affordable Again!
Help Sellers move their listings quicker all the while helping Buyers afford the home of their Dreams in a proven, cost-effective, systematic process.
October 11th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Prosper

Minerals 101
Join us for an overview of what minerals are, what rights & ownerships and uses & restrictions are associated with them, and their impact on title. Understanding these things is crucial to the success of these types of real estate transactions and could help prevent potential lawsuits.
October 17th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Digital Delivery with DocuSign
DocuSign® makes it easy to streamline your business and go paperless. This hands-on class covers the basics of DocuSign®, showing you how to easily sign and send documents from anywhere.
October 17th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Preston Legacy

Survey Issues
Join us for this class intended to help licensees understand surveys and the applicable paragraphs in the TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract and prepare them for any potential survey issues that may arise.
October 17th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco

TREC Legal Update 1
Material mandated by TREC: Legal Update I covers various topics related to changes in regulations, forms, and standards of practice in the real estate industry including: TREC statute and rule updates, an overview of changes to and best practices for promulgated contract and addenda forms, and updated information on fair housing and property management laws and regulations.
October 19th
9:30 am – 1:30 pm (Lunch provided)
Republic Title Uptown 

Texas Intestacy
Are you ready to dive into the intriguing world of real estate inheritance and unravel the mysteries of intestacy and testate? “Tales From the Crypt” is an engaging and enlightening class designed to explore the captivating stories of property distribution when someone passes away without a will (intestacy) and when they leave a valid will (testate). This course will equip you with essential knowledge to navigate the intricacies of intestacy and testate scenarios.
October 23rd
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Lunch provided)
Republic Title Prosper

Online Contracts via zipForm
Join us to learn the basics of using Lone Wolf Transactions, zipForm® Edition (formerly zipForm® Plus). zipForm® enables real estate agents to quickly and efficiently create digital transaction files, complete and fill in contract details, attach documents and even get them electronically signed by buyers, sellers and other parties involved in a real estate transaction.
October 26th
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Republic Title North Dallas

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September Class Calendar

Republic Title is pleased to offer a variety of continuing education classes for our customers. Join us in September for classes including:

TREC 1-4 Family
Learn about the TREC 1-4 Family Residential Contract (Resale) and other pertinent addenda.
September 6th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Preston Legacy

Matrix MLS Advanced
Learn advanced features available in the NTREIS Matrix MLS System including reverse prospecting, custom displays,
market reports, speed bar, mapping/layers, statistics, exports, etc.
September 7th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom

Instagram Reels for Real Estate Agents
If you’re looking to connect with more buyers and sellers while growing your brand, then Instagram Reels could be for you. Reels is a powerful way to cast a larger net to grow your followers and to showcase your listings to a wider audience. In this course you will learn the quick and easy steps to create a reel and given examples of content ideas so you can get started today.
September 13th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Prosper

Escape Hatches for Buyers
In this class licensees will become familiar with specific conditions & contingencies within the contract and related addenda that, if not adhered to, could result in a Buyer’s valid termination of the contract.
September 14th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Tax Planning for Real Estate Agents
Join us for a Tax Planning Course with Deepwater Accounting Solutions Group. They will share strategies to help you minimize your tax liability and keep more of what you make year after year. Please register in advance, as seats are limited.
September 19th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Park Cities

Death, Divorce & Real Estate
Join us to learn important laws surrounding death and divorce such as separation, homestead issues, community property and probate.
September 19th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title Frisco Office

Step Up Your Instagram Game
In today’s real estate market, Instagram marketing is essential to showcasing who you are and connecting with your sphere. Are you ready to take your Instagram to the next level? Join us in this class for a complete guide to Instagram including ways to enhance your bio, tools for creating great content, how to target and attract buyers and sellers, and much more!
September 21st
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title North Dallas Office

Instagram Reels for Real Estate Agents
If you’re looking to connect with more buyers and sellers while growing your brand, then Instagram Reels could be for you. Reels is a powerful way to cast a larger net to grow your followers and to showcase your listings to a wider audience. In this course you will learn the quick and easy steps to create a reel and given examples of content ideas so you can get started today.
September 21st
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Republic Title North Dallas Office

An Introduction to Special Districts in Dallas
Real estate agents are pivotal in property transactions, making their grasp of zoning district implications vital for success. This class dives into the core significance of zoning regulations, equipping agents with the insights needed to excel within ever-evolving real estate landscapes.
September 26th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Incredible Canva Tips and Tricks
Boost your listings and properties easily and efficiently using Canva’s beautiful real estate templates. Join us to learn new tips and tricks to make designing even easier and make marketing one of your new favorite tasks!
September 27th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

Incredible Canva Tips and Tricks
Boost your listings and properties easily and efficiently using Canva’s beautiful real estate templates. Join us to learn new tips and tricks to make designing even easier and make marketing one of your new favorite tasks!
September 28th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Prosper Office

Meet-the-Teacher

Meet the [Republic Title] Teacher with Annette Carvalho-Jordan

In celebration of Back to School season, we want to take this opportunity to highlight Republic Title’s teacher/trainer Annette Carvalho-Jordan. Annette has been teaching for over 25 years and is known as an industry expert in real estate, social media, marketing trends, and new technology to help real estate agents with their business. Join us as we “Meet the Teacher” with Annette and learn more about her favorite classes, funniest moment teaching, and her favorite tech tools.  

  1. What classes do you find the most helpful/beneficial for agents?  Considering the extensive list of classes we offer, the most beneficial would really depend on the expertise level of the agent and their specific needs.  However, some universally beneficial topics might include:  1) Mastering the MLS.  Republic Title offers everything from Basic to Advanced Matrix classes, and we dive even deeper with additional classes on the MLS Dashboard including Stats and Lead Generation.  2) zipForm/DocuSign/Authentisign.  Facilitating digital transactions is essential, however these tools continue to change and evolve. Agents must know these tools inside and out to have the confidence needed to push through deals effectively and efficiently. 3) Social Media and other trending Tech like ChatGPT.  In today’s digital era and with AI having a stronger presence now more than ever, staying up to date is critical. Our classes help agents leverage various social media and trending tech to market their services, engage with potential clients, and stay updated with industry trends.
  2. What are the benefits of taking Republic Title education classes?  I think it boils down to 3 important things:  1) Expert Guidance: Our classes are led by industry veterans who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in real estate and understand how it applies to the day-to-day tasks of a real estate professional; 2) Practical Application: The courses we offer at Republic Title are designed to be hands-on and practical. We understand that the best way to learn is by doing, so our classes give agents the opportunity to practice their skills in real-world scenarios; 3) Stay Ahead of the Curve: The real estate industry is constantly evolving, especially with advancements in technology. Our classes help agents stay updated with the latest tools, trends, and best practices in the industry.
  3. What are the three classes you think every agent should take at least once?  I truly believe that all our classes offer unique benefits and insights. Each course has been carefully designed and materials updated/revised to reflect the most recent developments to meet the evolving needs of real estate professionals. I recommend that every agent explore the full range of classes we offer (whether that be a tech class, or an attorney led class) at least once to truly maximize their potential in this dynamic industry.
  4. Any funny or interesting stories from one of your classes?  In one of my classes, I was teaching the use of mapping through one of the CMA tools. I was showing the mapping feature and I accidentally entered the coordinates for a location halfway across the world instead of a local property. The whole class had a good laugh (including me) when we ended up with our subject property being in Hawaii and our comps being in Texas!  It turned into a great teaching moment of the importance of double-checking all your input. 
  5. How long have you been with Republic Title and what led you to being in the education team?  I have been with Republic Title for 9 years (10 years in February 2024).  My journey towards the education team was driven by my passion for both the real estate industry and teaching for over 25 years.  I realized that technology plays a significant role in the real estate industry, and I wanted to leverage that in my career and help others. Joining the education team at Republic Title allowed me to do exactly that. Now, I can share my knowledge, learn from others, and contribute to the professional growth of real estate agents in North Texas.
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August Class Calendar

Republic Title is pleased to offer a variety of continuing education classes for our customers. Join us in August for classes including:

It’s All Foreign to Me
This class will cover many areas of a transaction involving a non-US citizen including Foreign Investors Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), Foreign Wills, Mexican Matricula Consular and Foreign Acknowledgments.
August 8th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Matrix MLS – Auto Emails, Contacts, Client Portals
Join us for an in-depth overview of setting up automatic emails based on your client’s custom search, manage emails/contacts as well as client portals in the Matrix MLS System.
August 10th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom

DFW Stats and Trends at Your Fingertips
Successful agents know their local markets. Whether used in a casual meeting, a listing presentation or on social media, knowing how to produce market reports is essential. Join us to learn how to generate current and relevant monthly/annual stats using all the tools available to you through NTREIS.
August 15th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Home Surveillance-Legal Issues
Join us for this class which focuses on the specifics of home surveillance and potential legal issues that arise from unlawful recordings of video or audio or both when an agent is showing a house or listing a house.
August 17th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Death, Divorce & Real State
Join us to learn important laws surrounding death and divorce such as separation, homestead issues, community property and probate.
August 17th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Prosper Office

Incredible Canva Tips and Tricks
Boost your listings and properties easily and efficiently using Canva’s beautiful real estate templates. Join us to learn new tips and tricks to make designing even easier and make marketing one of your new favorite tasks!
August 17th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Castle Hills Office

Attract New Clients Using MLS Tools
Join us and discover a number of ways to use the tools provided by the MLS to help with consumer interest which can likely turn into sales and full-fledged customers.
August 17th
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Republic Title Castle Hills Office

Creative Financing Pitfalls in a High Interest Rate Market
All licensees must be prepared to handle aspects of special types of financing. This class focuses on the specifics of alternative types of financing such as Seller Financing, Loan Assumption, and Lease to Own and discusses types of financing to avoid.
August 24th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom