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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:

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.
March 1st
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Republic Title North Coit

Tax Planning Program Specifically for Real Estate Agents
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with special guests from Greenlight Tax Group. They’ve designed a tax planning program specifically for REALTORS®. 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.
March 2nd
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Republic Title Park Cities

Property Tax 100
Join us as Glenn Goodrich and Jim Goodrich, with PropertyTax.io answer questions about winning the property tax protests in 2021. How will COVID-19 affect the process? What are the deadlines? Which areas will see the largest increase? These questions and more will be addressed in this timely class.
March 7th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Maximizing Your Open House
Holding an open house is a great way to showcase a new listing and attract prospective clients. In this course, agents will learn how to maximize their open house opportunity and learn how to promote the property, generate leads and practice good safety while on the job.
March 8th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zoom

Tax Tips Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know
This class will cover issues to help REALTORS® with their personal taxes, with removing Federal Tax Liens when closing sales, and with IRS problems they or their client may have. Some of the topics discussed in this one-hour class include: Tips on Keeping Records & Recommended Forms to File, Tax Deductions You Should be Taking, How to Make Estimated Taxes Work with your Cash Flow, Tax Areas of Special Interest to REALTORS®, and How to Use the Home Office Deduction.
March 14th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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 22nd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

TREC Legal Update I
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 23rd
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Republic Title Uptown

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.
APPROVED TREC CONTRACT-RELATED COURSE
March 23rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Caddo Office Reimagined McKinney

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.
APPROVED TREC CONTRACT-RELATED COURSE
March 23rd
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Preston Frankford

Proactive Business Practices I Mastering “Blue Ocean” Activities
Most Small Business Owners (SBO)/ Real Estate Professionals utilize reactionary business practices. They are utilizing marketing techniques and practices that were unique and forward thinking 6 months ago. They react to market shifts as they happen rather than implement business practices that will keep them ahead of economic shifts. The idea of “blue ocean” is to make sure you have positioned your marketing, your business practices and your business strategies with proactive tools vs. reactionary responses. Agents will evaluate their businesses and business styles. They will create a plan to implement and “catch wind” that will allow them to be seen, heard and felt in their communities. They will “sail into blue ocean” vs. “swimming in red seas”.
March 28th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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.
March 28th
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Republic Title Uptown

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.
March 29th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Southlake

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Marketing & Business Planning for the Real Estate Agent

We are excited to present a new Marketing and Business Planning Special Class Series with guest instructors Amy House and Darian Rausch!

Join us for FIVE opportunities to elevate your real estate business in the areas of time management, business planning, building referrals, open house maximization, and optimizing your business strategies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity as we enter the Spring selling season!

All classes will take place on ZOOM. Space is limited.

Managing Your Time as a Small Business Owner/Real Estate Professional –
The goal of this course is to provide real estate professionals with the information needed to understand the nuances of time management. Most Small Business Owners (SBO)/ Real Estate Professionals must use their time effectively and efficiently in order to accomplish tasks successfully. Agents will learn and understand the nuances that have prevented them from mastering time management. They will learn and understand the difference between tasks, routines and project management. Agents will be given an opportunity to use a proven template to plan their time, tasks, routines and projects for the next 30 days.

Date, Time & Location:
Tuesday, February 7th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ZOOM
Instructor: Amy House, M.Ed., Instructor and Business Coach, CEO of Growin’ Out Loud Darlin’
CE Information: Course Number: 43976
TREC Provider: Success Shareholders #10601
$20 for 2 TREC CE Hours (no charge for no CE credit)

Writing Your Real Estate Business Plan –
This is an introductory course in business planning for the real estate professional. This course covers five areas of business planning: Financial, Database Management, Lead Generation, Time Management and Goal Setting. There will be a focus on how to build and maintain a referral-based business. Students will walk away with a plan and strategy to take their business to the next level.

Date, Time & Location:
Wednesday, February 8th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ZOOM
Instructor: Darian Rausch, Broker at Urban to Suburban Realty
CE Information: Course Number: 43796 
TREC Provider Number: 10601
$20 for 2 TREC CE Hours (no charge for no CE credit)

Building a Referral Based Real Estate Business –
This course will teach real estate professionals how to build a solid referral business by building trust with customers, clients, and fellow agents. Join us as Darian Rausch with Success Shareholders teaches agents how to use their relationships to generate more leads, and transition from passively accepting occasional referrals to a proactive referral mindset. Participants will walk away with practical and applicable information they can immediately begin implementing in their business model.

Date, Time & Location:
Wednesday, February 22nd
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ZOOM
Instructor: Darian Rausch, Broker at Urban to Suburban Realty
CE Information: Course Number: 43783
TREC Provider Number: 10601
$20 for 2 TREC CE Hours (no charge for no CE credit)

Maximizing Your Open House –
Holding an open house is a great way to showcase a new listing and attract prospective clients. In this course, agents will learn how to maximize their open house opportunity and learn how to promote the property, generate leads and practice good safety while on the job.

Date, Time & Location:
Wednesday, March 8th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ZOOM
Instructor: Darian Rausch, Broker at Urban to Suburban Realty
CE Information: Course Number: 43791
TREC Provider Number: 10601
$20 for 2 TREC CE Hours (no charge for no CE credit)

Proactive Business Practices –
Mastering “Blue Ocean” Activities
Most Small Business Owners (SBO)/ Real Estate Professionals utilize reactionary business practices. They are utilizing marketing techniques and practices that were unique and forward thinking 6 months ago. They react to market shifts as they happen rather than implement business practices that will keep them ahead of economic shifts. The idea of “blue ocean” is to make sure you have positioned your marketing, your business practices and your business strategies with proactive tools vs. reactionary responses. Agents will evaluate their businesses and business styles. They will create a plan to implement and “catch wind” that will allow them to be seen, heard and felt in their communities. They will “sail into blue ocean” vs. “swimming in red seas”.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 28th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
ZOOM
Instructor: Amy House, M.Ed., Instructor and Business Coach, CEO of Growin’ Out Loud Darlin’
CE Information: Course Number: 43939
TREC Provider: Success Shareholders #10601
$15 for 1 TREC CE Hour (no charge for no CE credit)

Remember, space is limited so register today!
Residential Education | REPUBLIC TITLE

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Meet Our Residential Underwriting and Legal Team

As an industry leader and authority on the local real estate market, you can count on Republic Title’s highly trained teams and in-house attorneys to ensure your transaction closes quickly, with fast turnaround on title searches and underwriting decisions.

We are proud to highlight our Residential Underwriting and Legal team who are available to answer your questions and be a resource for you in working towards a smooth closing. Be on the lookout in the coming days to learn more about our incredible team of attorneys and how they are committed to helping you get to the closing table!

Matt Visinsky is Senior Vice President/Senior Residential Counsel at Republic Title. Matt has been with Republic Title for nearly 25 years. With experience as both an Escrow Officer and Branch Manager, Matt brings a unique perspective to his role. Matt’s attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the real estate transaction make him an invaluable member of our legal team. In his free time, Matt is an avid sports photographer and his work has been published in ESPN’s The Magazine, Sports Illustrated and GQ.

Wade Bogdon is Assistant Vice President/Residential Counsel and has been with Republic Title for over 8 years. Wade has an extensive knowledge in title rules and procedures which allows him to give excellent service to our customers. Wade is quick to respond to questions and is able to clearly communicate rules and requirements. In his free time, Wade enjoys watching Dallas sporting teams, cooking and restoring and researching historic homes.

With over 52  years in the title business, Jay has worked with developers, lenders, real estate agents and attorneys, gaining him a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in the industry. Jay is known throughout the real estate community for giving back both within our industry and being incredibly active in the community. With a background as a Branch Manager, Jay has a reputation for his incredible customer service which has built many great lasting relationships over his time with Republic Title. In his free time, Jay enjoys spending time with his family as well as traveling, biking and hiking.

 

Steve Holley is a solution-oriented underwriting counsel who has the ability to make everyone comfortable in the transaction which allows our closing teams the ability to close and insure transactions seamlessly. With 30 years of title industry experience, Steve knows title laws and procedures like the back of his hand. Steve is a highly effective communicator with a plethora of knowledge and is one of our highly sought after real estate class instructors. A proud SMU alumnus, Steve is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his free time with his family and at the ranch.  

Scott is someone that you can count on to handle any complex issues that may arise with your transaction. With extensive knowledge of TREC contracts and procedures, Scott is a sought after teacher who uses his law experience to effectively communicate with our customers. Known for his sense of humor, you’re sure to hear one of Scott’s famous jokes if you have the privilege of taking one of his classes! Scott is an avid golfer, Texas Rangers fan, and coffee connoisseur.

Sarah Mann has 13 years working in the title insurance industry with experience both in the closing room and resolving title issues. In her 10 years with Republic Title, Sarah has served in many roles including Escrow Officer, Branch Manager and Residential Counsel. Sarah is known for her personal attention to each real estate transaction and getting deals to the closing table. Her experience in the closing room enhances the service she can provide to every customer. We are extremely grateful for Sarah’s experience, wisdom and heart for our clients!

 

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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 February for classes including:

Managing Your Time As A Small Business Owner/Real Estate Professional
The goal of this course is to provide real estate professionals with the information needed to understand the nuances of time management. Most Small Business Owners (SBO)/ Real Estate Professionals must use their time effectively and efficiently in order to accomplish tasks successfully. Agents will learn and understand the nuances that have prevented them from mastering time management. They will learn by the time blocking technique may not have worked for them. They will learn and understand the difference between tasks, routines and project management. Agents will be given an opportunity to use a proven template to plan their time, tasks, routines and projects for the next 30 days.
February 7th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
February 8th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Writing Your Real Estate Business Plan
This is an introductory course in business planning for the real estate professional. This course covers five areas of business planning: Financial, Database Management, Lead Generation, Time Management and Goal Setting. There will be a focus on how to build and maintain a referral-based business. Students will walk away with plan and strategy to take their business to the next level.
February 8th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.
February 9th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Tax Planning Program Specifically For Real Estate Agents
Join us along with special guests from Greenlight Tax Group. They’ve designed a tax planning program specifically for REALTORS®. 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.
February 16th
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Uptown 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.
February 21st
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom

Building A Referral Based Real Estate Business
This course will teach real estate professionals how to build a solid referral business by building trust with customers, clients, and fellow agents. Join us as Darian Rausch with Success Shareholders teaches agents how use their relationships to generate more leads, and transition from passively accepting occasional referrals to a proactive referral mindset. Participants will walk away with practical and applicable information they can immediately begin implementing in their business model.
February 22nd
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.
February 23rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
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.
February 23rd
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Caddo Office Reimagined McKinney

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What You Need to Know About The 2023 TREC Contract Changes

In November 2022, the Texas Real Estate Commission adopted form revisions recommended by the Texas Real Estate Broker-Lawyer Committee that will become mandatory on February 1, 2023. Read on for the key takeaways as well as several different resources to help you navigate the upcoming changes.

  1. On November 7, 2022 the Texas Real Estate Commission adopted form revisions recommended by the Texas Real Estate Broker-Lawyer Committee. When are the forms effective? TREC says “The Notice to Prospective Buyer form is a voluntary use form and may be used once posted on the agency’s website. All remaining contract forms, once posted on the agency website, will be available for voluntary use until February 1, 2023, when their use becomes mandatory.” 
  2. The following forms have been updated/changed:
    Purchase Contracts –
    • One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale)
    • New Home Contract (Incomplete Construction)
    • New Home Contract (Completed Construction)
    • Farm and Ranch Contract
    • Residential Condominium Contract (Resale)
    Addendum & Amendments –
    • Seller Financing Addendum
    • Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association (HOA Addendum)
    • Amendment (Contract Amendment)
    • Third Party Financing Addendum
    • Addendum for Reservation of Oil, Gas and Other Minerals (Oil & Gas/Mineral Rights Addendum
    • Addendum Regarding Residential Leases (Lease Back Addendum)
    • Addendum Regarding Fixture Leases
    • Loan Assumption Addendum
    • Notice to Prospective Buyer
  3. The forms listed above are available on the TREC website and zipForms now and will replace the old versions of the forms. https://www.trec.texas.gov/article/revised-forms-available-voluntary-use-mandatory-use-begins-february-1-2023

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHANGES

WHICH FORM & SECTION?
Paragraph 3 of the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale)
WHAT’S CHANGED?
The Contract was changed to define the Cash portion of the Sales Price as follows: The term “Cash portion of the Sales Price” does not include proceeds from borrowing of any kind or selling other real property except as disclosed in this contract.
The Buyer should disclose if they are obtaining any financing or selling a property to obtain the cash portion of the Sales Price. Additionally, the Third Party Financing Addendum is updated to add “Other Financing” to accommodate alternative or hard money lenders.

WHICH FORM & SECTION?
Paragraph 7F of the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale)
WHAT’S CHANGED?
This paragraph is revised to require that the Seller: (i) provide the Buyer with copies of documentation related to repairs that shows both the scope of work and payment for the work completed; and (ii) transfer, at Seller’s expense, any transferable warranties related to those repairs at closing.
Also note, paragraph 9B(3) is amended to add that at closing, the Seller and Buyer shall execute and deliver any documents required for the transfer of any warranties, which could include additional warranties not covered under paragraph 7F.

WHICH FORM & SECTION?
Paragraph C of the Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association (HOA Addendum)
WHAT’S CHANGED?
Paragraph C is amended to clarify that regular periodic maintenance fees, assessments or dues (including prepaid items) are prorated under Paragraph 13 of the contract and are not subject to Paragraph C of the Addendum.

Want to learn more? Join one of our three upcoming Contract Forms Update classes which will cover the 2023 changes.

January 11th with Steve Holley, Senior Vice President/Residential Counsel

January 20th with Matthew Visinsky, Senior Vice President/Senior Residential Counsel

January 26th with Charles Kramer, Independent Legal Counsel, Hunter & Kramer PC

Register now at www.republictitle.com/residential-education

Supplemental information to accompany Contract Forms Update classes can be found here: Contract Forms Update

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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:

Contract Forms Update
Join us for an overview of the latest TREC contract changes which become mandatory February 1, 2023.
January 5th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Simplifying Goals for Overachievement
Most business and personal development trainers have overused goal-setting. Small Business Owners/ Real Estate Professionals either give cursory effort to setting goals or they overwhelm themselves with detail and prevent their own success. Goal-setting has become an obstacle rather than a help to many. This course will help the agents identify their best “timeline” for achievement, identify the issues within traditional goal-setting techniques that have become obstacles and look at 2 different techniques for truly setting goals that are not only achievable but exceed-able.
January 10th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Tax Planning Program Specifically for Real Estate Agents
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with special guests from Greenlight Tax Group. They’ve designed a tax planning program specifically for REALTORS®. 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.
January 11th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Republic Title Park Cities

Contract Forms Update
Join us for an overview of the latest TREC contract changes which become mandatory February 1, 2023
January 11th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom

Contract Forms Update
Join us, in-person, for an overview of the latest TREC contract changes which become mandatory February 1, 2023.
January 17th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Caddo Office Suites – McKinney

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 19th
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.
January 19th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Zoom

Contract Forms Update
Join us for an overview of the latest TREC contract changes which become mandatory February 1, 2023
January 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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.
January 24th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
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.
January 24th
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Caddo Office Reimagined – McKinney

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
January 25th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Tax Planning Program Specifically For Real Estate Agents
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with special guests from Greenlight Tax Group. They’ve designed a tax planning program specifically for REALTORS®. 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.
January 25th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Republic Title Park Cities

Contract Forms Update
Join us for an overview of the latest TREC contract changes which become mandatory February 1, 2023
January 26th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom

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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:

Tax Planning Program Specifically for Real Estate Agents
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with special guests from Greenlight Tax Group. They’ve designed a tax planning program specifically for REALTORS®. 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.
November 2nd
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Park Cities

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.
November 3rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Park Cities

TREC Legal Update
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.
November 8th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Republic Title Uptown

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.
November 15th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Tax Planning Program Specifically For Real Estate Agents
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with special guests from Greenlight Tax Group. They’ve designed a tax planning program specifically for REALTORS®. 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.
November 15th
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Uptown

Traps and Pitfalls for Licensees
This class draws attention to the issues most likely to cause problems for licensees in a real estate transaction including real estate fraud, missing effective date in the contract, ‘practicing law’ and more.
November 17th
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
November 30th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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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:

The Real Deal – Bring It All Together: Title & Resources
In this class, you’ll discover the tools and resources that will make you a valuable resource to your clients.  Learn about some of the best marketing resources available to real estate agents for marketing your personal brand and your business.
October 4th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

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.
October 5th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

**SOLD OUT**   Tax Planning Program Specifically For Real Estate Agents
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with special guests from Greenlight Tax Group.  They’ve designed a tax planning program specifically for REALTORS. 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.
October 5th
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Park Cities

Up and Away with Cloud CMA
Join us for a condensed view of the products within Cloud CMA in the NTREIS Matrix MLS System including generating personalized buyer/seller reports.
October 6th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

TREC Legal Update
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 11th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Republic Title Uptown

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.
October 12th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

Matrix MLS-Advanced
Agents will be shown advanced features available in the NTREIS Matrix MLS System including reverse prospecting, custom displays, market reports, speed bar, mapping/layers, statistics, exports, etc.
October 18th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zoom

Boost Your Business With Remine
Join us for an overview of Remine; a powerful map-based search tool accessible through the NTREIS portal. This class will demonstrate Remine’s intuitive platform that reimagines the MLS and helps to solve and analyze some of the biggest challenges real estate agents face today.
October 19th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Park Cities

Capture More Clients
Agents will be shown the various tools and landing pages available in the NTREIS MLS system that could be used to attract more business and help generate leads from buyers and sellers.
October 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Prosper

**SOLD OUT**   Tax Planning Program Specifically For Real Estate Agents
Join us for a Lunch and Learn with special guests from Greenlight Tax Group.  They’ve designed a tax planning program specifically for REALTORS. 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.
October 21st
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Park Cities

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.
October 27th
11:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Southlake

To see a current list of available classes and to register, please visit www.republictitle.com/residential-education.

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Republic Title works diligently to offer consistent, responsive, knowledgeable service when closing your transactions. In addition to our experienced Branch Managers and Escrow Officers, we have a dynamic team of Attorneys and Underwriters available to answer your questions and be a resource for you in working towards a smooth closing.

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(214) 890-2129
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Senior Vice President /
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(214) 556-0407
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(817) 873-7904
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(214) 505-9624
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Wade Bogdon

Assistant Vice President / Residential Counsel
(214) 556-0330
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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:

The Real Deal – Mastering the TREC One to Four Family Residential Contract
This class will cover the basics of the Contracts and Addenda you’ll need to submit each time you write an offer. We will walk through the TREC 1-4 Family Contract and learn about the parts that can make or break your offer so that you can be prepared to write the strongest contracts possible for your clients.
September 6th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom (This class is offered for informational purposes only, TREC CE is not available.)

Back-up, Contingent and 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. APPROVED TREC CONTRACT-RELATED COURSE
September 8th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

The Real Deal – Getting to Know Lender Products
September 13th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom (This class is offered for informational purposes only, TREC CE is not available.)

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.
September 14th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Park Cities

Is This Homestead and 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.
September 15th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom

The Real Deal – Mastering Your MLS Dashboard
In this class we’ll explore the NTREIS MLS Dashboard and you’ll learn about all the vital tools that can help grow your business and some basic tips on how to get started.
September 20th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom (This class is offered for informational purposes only, TREC CE is not available.)

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.

In person only. NOTE: This class will be taught hands-on. If you would like to follow along during class, please bring your own laptop* (*smart phones and iPads will not work).
September 22nd
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Republic Title Southlake

Taxation and the Real Estate Agent
This class will cover issues to help REALTORS® with their personal taxes, with removing Federal Tax Liens when closing sales, and with IRS problem they or their client may have. Some of the topics discussed in this one-hour class include: Tips on Keeping Records & Recommended Forms to File, Tax Deductions You Should be Taking, How to Make Estimated Taxes Work with your Cash Flow, Tax Areas of Special Interest to REALTORS®, and How to Use the Home Office Deduction.
September 22nd
Lunch – 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Republic Title Preston Frankford 

Mapping Tools in Matrix
One of the strongest tools available to NTREIS MLS Subscribers is the mapping tool in Matrix, but are you using it to its fullest ability? In this class, licensees will explore all the map tool functions in Matrix so you can create powerful searches for your clients who want to live in specific neighborhoods, near points of interest or certain distances to where they work.
September 23rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom 

Appraisals 201 – Perfecting the CMA Process – Presented by Supreme Lending
Take the guesswork out of the CMA process by learning how to make adjustments from an appraiser’s point of view. This one hour class will be presented by Sean Bone of Supreme Lending.
September 27th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Republic Title Southlake

The Real Deal – zipForm and Digital Signatures
In this class we’ll take a look at the technology tools that enable 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.
September 27th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom (This class is offered for informational purposes only, TREC CE is not available.)

To see a current list of available classes and to register, please visit www.republictitle.com/residential-education.