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

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July Class Calendar

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

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.
July 11th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reunion, 121 Shoreview Drive, Rhome TX 76078

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.
July 12th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom

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.
July 12th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom

Dominate Your Neighborhood Using Realist® Tax
Become an expert on your neighborhood by learning how to efficiently use Realist® Tax, available in your NTREIS Matrix dashboard, to its full potential!
In this class, you’ll learn how to use Realist® Tax to:
– Research listings and off-market property information
– Assess market conditions and trends
– Identify comparable sales
– Market to buyers and sellers
– Create custom exports for spreadsheets and mailing labels
July 19th
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.
July 19th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom

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.
July 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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.
July 25th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Prosper 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.
July 25th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

Creative Financing Pitfalls in a High Interest Market
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.
July 26th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Target Professionals Using LinkedIn
With nearly 700 million members across the world, LinkedIn has changed the way professionals connect with their colleagues and network for business. With one in three professionals active on LinkedIn, you are sure to engage in meaningful business connections and generate leads when you use LinkedIn. Join us to learn how to become a proficient user, how to grow your connections and how to leverage LinkedIn in your real estate business.
July 26th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Preston Legacy

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June Class Calendar

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

Lease Purchase, Just Say No!
This class provides a detailed overview of issues surrounding Lease Purchase Options such as required disclosures, obligations, contracts, financing and enforceability. Being aware of potential complications can prepare a licensee to thwart potential lawsuits.
June 1st
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT A Real Estate Agents 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.
June 5th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Canyon Falls, Northlake TX

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.
June 6th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Preston Legacy Office

Managing Your Time as a Small Business Owner/Real Estate Professional
This course will provide real estate professionals with the information needed to understand the nuances of time management. Agents will learn and understand the nuances that have prevented them from mastering time management, learn why the time blocking technique may not have worked for them and learn to distinguish between tasks, routines and project management.
June 6th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom

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.
June 6th
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Republic Title Preston Frankford 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.
June 7th
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Prestonwood Country Club

Market Yourself like a Pro using RPR
Join us to learn how to use RPR®’s (Realtors Property Resource®) marketing resources to streamline your outreach and share regular market updates on social media channels, as well as, create mailings without missing a beat.
June 13th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy 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.
June 14th
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Prestonwood Country Club

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.
June 15th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Southlake 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.
June 15th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT A Real Estate Agents 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.
June 20th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title North Coit Office

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT A Real Estate Agents 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.
June 21st
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy 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!
June 22nd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Virtual Listing Presentations Using Cloud CMA
Cloud CMA LIVE is designed to give REALTORS® a digital edge during their listing presentation, whether in person or virtually. Present and explain your knowledge of the real estate market clearly with a truly interactive experience and WIN your next listing.
June 27th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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3 Things You Need To Know About Contingent Contracts

Next up in our Three Things video series are Republic Title’s Janet Allen and Sarah Mann discussing the three things you need to know about contracts contingent on the sale of a buyer’s current home.
 
In this informative conversation they discuss when the buyer must receive the proceeds of their sale, what happens when a seller accepts a back-up offer, and some situations that may cause a buyer default. With the market heating up, this information is vital for agents and their clients.
 
For more information and resources, visit republictitle.com
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3 Things You Need To Know About Title Commitment

Looking for the inside scoop on title and real estate? Look no further than our new Three Things video series where we will highlight three things you should know about various title and real estate topics.

First up is Republic Title’s Janet Allen and Matt Visinsky discussing the 3 things you need to know about the Title Commitment. They cover what the title commitment is and the three key parts of the Title Commitment: Schedules A, B and C.

For more information, check out our blog post on the ABC’s of the Title Commitment: https://www.republictitle.com/the-abcs-of-title-commitment/

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May Class Calendar

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

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.
May 3rd
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch will be served from 11:30-12, provided by Chase Crenshaw, Alliance Bank. The 1 hour CE portion of class will begin promptly at Noon.
Republic Title North Coit

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.
May 4th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Limited and Lies – Overcoming Beliefs That Hold You Back
Real Estate Professionals know how to do their job and grow their business. All of them struggle to overcome the limiting beliefs and lies that hold them back from success. This course will help agents pinpoint their biggest limiting belief, understand how they were programmed into their minds and then learn three techniques to counteract or re-program those thoughts.
May 9th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom

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.
May 10th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Preston Legacy

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT A Real Estate Agents 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.
May 10th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Caddo Office Reimagined Lakewood

Build a Better CMA Using Cloud CMA
If you don’t stand out, you don’t stand a chance! Cloud CMA helps you build a better Comparative Market Analysis report that includes interactive presentations that win more listings, provides a lasting impression and builds trust. Join us in this class to learn how to search for comparables in Matrix, review the Buyer Tour/Property/Flyer Tabs, explore the Automatic Reports features, and more.
May 16th
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.
May 17th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Southlake

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT A Real Estate Agents 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.
May 17th
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Republic Title Southlake

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
May 18th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Is This Homestead & Why Do Title Companies Care?
Homestead rights can be very confusing! This class will help licensees understand how the State of Texas views homesteads and what factors influence the title company’s underwriting decisions.
May 23rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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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 April for classes including:

The Intersection of Divorce, Real Property & Mortgage Planning
This class is designed to provide real estate professionals with an understanding of how a divorce involving real estate, spousal support, child support, etc. can affect a real estate closing transaction. We will cover the elements of a divorce and provide a better understanding of successfully working with divorcing clients.
April 5th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Republic Title North Coit

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.
April 6th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Social Media Content Planning 101 
All good social media begins with a plan. Join us to learn how effective content planning and execution will keep you top of mind with your sphere and help you win more business. In this class, you will learn tips for social media content planning, where to find great content resources, and planning tools to help you organize your social media content calendar.
April 6th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Caddo Office Reimagine Lakewood

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.
April 12th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Park Cities

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.
April 13th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Southlake

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT A Real Estate Agents 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 18th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Uptown Conference Center

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 18th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title Castle Hills

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT A Real Estate Agents 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 19th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Preston Frankford

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!
April 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Maximize Productivity with ChatGPT A Real Estate Agents 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 26th
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Republic Title Park Cities

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.
April 26th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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HOA Issues

Republic Title’s Scott Rooker and Shaun Neidigh sat down recently to discuss all things HOA including HOA issues and the HOA Addendum in the TREC 1-4 family contract.

The 1-4 family TREC contract may have an Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association, often referred to as the HOA Addendum. Section A shows who is going to pay for the Subdivision Information and when the information is due to be delivered by the Buyer to the Seller. This section may give an out, or right to terminate the contract to the Buyer. The Subdivision Information is defined as both a current copy of the restrictions for the subdivision and bylaws and rules of the Association, and a resale certificate.

Listen in as Republic Title’s Shaun Neidigh and Scott Rooker discuss:

– What are traps you may fall into regarding HOAs?

– How much time should you allow for delivery of HOA documents?

– How can I help protect buyers and sellers from surprises?

For more informative videos from the Republic Title Legal Team, check out our YouTube channel: Republic Title – YouTube

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Seller Leaseback Issues

A Sellers Temporary Leaseback allows the seller to continue living in the home after closing for a limited time. The Seller leaseback begins when the sale is closed and funded and can last for up to 90 days. During this lease term the Seller is the tenant and the Buyer is now the landlord.
 
Join Republic Title’s Sarah Mann and Shaun Neidigh as they discuss:
– What is a Sellers Leaseback?
– What are the other terms that are negotiated?
– Additional considerations when negotiating a leaseback
 
For more informative videos from the Republic Title Legal Team, check out our YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/RepublicTitle/videos