Grace Swersey, Settlements in VA,MD,DC (New World Title and Escrow)

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

We had a day of continuing education a few months ago, and most of the classes were taught by local title attorneys.  They took really dry stuff and made it fun and interesting.  So whatever you are presenting, make it fun and interesting and you'll be a hit.

Oct 05, 2016 12:45 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Can't think of any... usually when a vendor gets involved in teaching a class it becomes a subterfuge for selling a product.

Oct 05, 2016 09:01 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina Hollander  nailed this one!

Oct 05, 2016 10:15 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The Realtor Safety clsses area very good and agents need them.

Oct 05, 2016 01:27 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm a GA real estate instructor and we have approved topics and each class for CE hours must be state approved.   If you are just giving information at a sales meeting and not really conducting a class that's another thing entirely.

Oct 05, 2016 12:46 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We have one coming up from our MLS rep to go over several new changes. Offer value so agents will be glad they attended.

Oct 06, 2016 06:29 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

If you give it they will come - you can't please all people all the time.

IMO, give a class, ask for feedback, rinse and repeat until you get the formula

Oct 06, 2016 01:15 AM
LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

I love the MLS vendor classes. Anyone can learn their MLS through time, but I love digging deeper and learning the cool tricks that save me time and make it easier for me.

Oct 05, 2016 10:39 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

ditto to what Pat Kennedy said....

Oct 05, 2016 10:04 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Pitfall avoidance tips

Oct 05, 2016 09:56 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The others have given good advice.

Oct 05, 2016 09:38 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Get CE approval for your classes.

Oct 05, 2016 09:12 PM
Toronto, ON

I have not tracked such metrics.

Oct 05, 2016 08:50 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Grace Swersey - when TRID was in full force 'coming' I attended a few good classes from our lender.

Oct 05, 2016 04:03 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Take a local survey to see what they want/need to learn.  Then, as others have said, they have to be fun to be memorable.  Our top instructor here makes learning fun and the classes enjoyable, while others seem to be 'dreaded!'

Oct 05, 2016 02:19 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

marketing hacks

Oct 05, 2016 01:05 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

A class on Real Estate phone apps would probably be a big hit.

Oct 10, 2016 08:45 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I would say classes that prevent being sued, legal issues or risk management seem to get the most attendance.  Of course new contract releases do as well.

Oct 07, 2016 05:43 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Any of the hot topics, and things to improve our business.

Oct 07, 2016 06:25 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No matter what the subject is, if you give something of value, it will be appreciated.

Oct 06, 2016 03:34 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There was one on 1031 tax deferred exchanges that was real good.  I tried to put on a class last month where all the title companies came in and talked about their apps.  Didn't have enough registrations by the cut-off time... and got 10 the day of.

Oct 06, 2016 03:18 AM
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

What are you qualified to teach? Does it include credits for their licensing?

Oct 06, 2016 01:37 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

None come to mind right off the bat.

Oct 06, 2016 12:06 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Grace Swersey Anything related to your product line, but don't sell your product. It will turn off your attendees.

Oct 05, 2016 11:41 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Just did probate which was fascinating. Buyer prep is popular too

Oct 05, 2016 11:30 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Usually a vendor conducts an infomercial in lieu of quality content!

Oct 05, 2016 10:58 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

No matter the content, it is how it is presented. It has to be fun and interactive 

Oct 05, 2016 10:49 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hot topic issues of what is happening in the industry.   It needs to be presented in a succinct matter.  A little humor goes a long way in keeping the attention of the audience.


Oct 05, 2016 10:42 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Bring food, agents don't care about the course.

Oct 05, 2016 10:32 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

How their service /product affects/is used in real estate (why it's needed)

Oct 05, 2016 10:21 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dont see many vendor classes, but have attended some good ones hosted by some of the companies that make high end GPS and Mensuration equipment.

Oct 05, 2016 10:16 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I don't know.

The need to ask regarding your purpose is overbearing.

Are you simply filling time and space or do you embrace a passion, a fire, a transformational story that will empower others in the walk of life?

If the response is 'Time and space' a good standby is to address where agents waste the most money. They waste the most many by repeatedly 're-introducing' themselves to their target demographic.

In this context, every agent will be a buyer of the message.

Better, Faster, Easier, Cheaper are what people will actually buy and use. New is not.


Oct 05, 2016 09:33 PM