Washington Broker (Residential Core) (30 Hrs)

Why it's for you:
  • Courses in this package are designed to meet Washington CE requirements.
  • Take courses online at your own pace!
  • NAR EthicsThis course was designed to meet the NAR and ethics requirements in Washington.
  • Accessible Narrated Audio with Adjustable Speeds
What's included:
Mandatory Hours: 3 hrs
Elective Hours: 28 hrs

Total Hours: 31 hrs
Narrating Audio for Coursework:

Learn how you want - listen to all of your course materials with our narrating audio learning option. With this new learning option, learn how, when, and where you want to stay compliant in Washington.

  • Current Issues in Washington Commercial Core: In this course, you will learn about income, capital gains, 1031-tax deferred exchange, updated cannabis property usage allowances, and green zoning regulations proposals that can affect your clients as buyers, sellers, tenants, or landlords. Also covered are agency relationship opportunities and risks for licensees and their employing designated brokers, such as related to the handling of client funds, advertising, disclosures. Various ways to analyze commercial property values while comparing with other nearby, similar properties will also be included. Other consumer complaint risks will be covered as they relate to engaging in unfair competition or alleged anti-monopoly business practices.
  • New Washington Real Estate Fair Housing: The Washington Fair Housing course provides a thorough review of the Fair Housing Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination, including the historical context that led to these laws, the actions and categories specifically protected by these laws, and the role of brokers and managing brokers in preventing discriminatory acts.
  • May the Code Be With You: This course covers the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, ethical practices, and decision-making in real estate. This course may be approvable for REALTORS® interested in fulfilling NAR's Code of Ethics requirement. To find out, check with your local REALTORS® association.
  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Clients: This course covers safety protocols that real estate professionals can employ in the field. You'll explore tips for protecting yourself and your clients, identify safety tips for getting a client's home ready to sell, and learn how to conduct safe showings.
  • Real Estate Investing: Beyond the Basics: This course helps you to take your real estate business to the next level with knowledge of real estate investing. Topics covered in this course include how to use an investment property worksheet, determining property's investment value, passive loss rules, and how to maximize tax-savings benefits of depreciation.
  • Taking the Distress Out of Distressed Properties: Learn from industry experts who have worked closely with distressed property transactions. Though foreclosures and short sale properties aren't as prevalent as they were following the housing bubble burst, there are still homeowners considering short sales as a way to avoid foreclosure. There are also lenders interested in reducing their inventory of foreclosed properties. In this course, learn how to expand your business while serving the needs of sellers, buyers, and lenders.
  • Going Green: Elements of an Eco-friendly Home: Nearly 40% of home buyers consider energy efficient features to be "very important." This course will help you guide homebuyers in their search with insights on how to reduce their environmental footprint, costs of sustainable homes, and pros and cons of eco-friendly materials and homes.
  • Educating Homebuyers: This course provides the tools, techniques, and insights needed to guide buyers through the homebuying process. Help buyers find homes in the current market, prepare finances, negotiate, and more.
  • Finding Your Focus: Niche Marketing for Real Estate: Here you will explore real estate specialties suited for your interests, market and skill to transform your real estate business. Other course highlights include strategic development of your specialty, exploration of real estate niches and opportunities, and marketing considerations.