Training Opportunities – November 2017

Coldwell Banker Bain is dedicated to strengthening the knowledge & expertise of their real estate brokers in the Northwest.  Being a member of the firm includes FREE training & education classes (including CE credit) provided exclusively to all members.

If you are a CBBain licensed broker looking for classes to renew your license or need to brush up on your marketing or tech skills -- check out the info below!

Note:  We add courses on a regular basis, see Eventbrite for updates.  Also, please be aware that some events include clock-hours and others do not.



Live Classes for NORTH Region:

Live Classes for SOUTH Region:

Webinars with Coldwell Banker National: 

    



Additional Continuing Education Opportunities:

Below is more information about upcoming real estate clock hours if you need to get clock hours.  NOTE:  some of these classes will cost money and are not affiliated with Coldwell Banker Bain.

The Battle to end all Battles!

Coldwell Banker Bain offers an extensive course catalog for broker education, and without a doubt our brokers favorite class is the “Battle of the Brokers”. We offer this course as either a 4-hour or a 7-hour continuing education course and it is always informative, entertaining and educational. During this course, our panel of experts discuss and debate the purchase and sale agreement, addenda and supporting documents required for real estate transactions. Our panelist will often play devil’s advocate which makes for a very lively discussion but in the end, our moderator brings the discussion back around to best practices to ensure that our brokers are well informed when representing clients.

Our past course was expertly hosted by our panel moderator, Bob Call. Our panelist included Principal Managing Brokers, Barbara Hindle, Capitol Hill, Michelle Van Tassell, Edmonds, Richard Fulton, Kirkland, Michael Winkler, Issaquah and our attorney, Mark D. Schedler, of Williams Kastner.  And the panelists change, rotating Managing Brokers by region.

If you have not attended this course yet, we highly recommend you do. Check our event calendar for 2018 and get registered.

Here is what our broker Steve Burman had to say about this class.

Just a quick note to say what an excellent session you facilitated today. You and the panel did a great job. These are one of the best things we do as a company in my opinion. This one was particularly good. I’ve been with Bain for 18 years, and I always learn plenty at these events. They should be mandatory for ALL of our Brokers.

Relevant News Links 10/20/17

John M. Deely has compiled a list of relevant real estate news articles from the past week.  To view the full compilation(s), for CLICK HERE & CLICK HERE.  And below is a link to the most recent pick of the week!


Internet scammers are now infiltrating housing market on closing day…
Take a look at how some digital schemers have been able to target real estate agents, title companies and homebuyers with fraudulent emails in an attempt to divert down payment money to other accounts.
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2017/10/19/internet-scammers-are-now-infiltrating-housing-market-on-closing-day-heres-how-they-do-it.html

Internet scammers are now infiltrating housing market on closing day. Here’s how they do it from CNBC.

Relevant News Links 10/5/17

John M. Deely has compiled a list of relevant real estate news articles from the past week.  To view the full compilation, CLICK HERE.  And below is a link to the most recent pick of the week!


A new way to buy a home—with no money of your own
Mortgage lender CMG Financial launched HomeFundMe, a crowdfunding website for prospective homeowners.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/05/a‐new‐way‐to‐buy‐a‐home‐crowdfunding‐the‐down‐payment.html

Crowdfunding your way into home ownership. Here’s how from CNBC.

Relevant News links 9/29/17

John M. Deely has compiled a list of relevant real estate news articles from the past week.  To view the full compilation, CLICK HERE.  And below is a link to the most recent pick of the week!

 


 

Baby Boomers resist selling homes, helping to keep prices high and inventory low: Zillow’s Gudell
For generations, after the kids grew up and moved out, many parents put the big family house up for sale. According to one market watcher, that doesn’t appear to be happening nearly as often nowadays.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/23/baby‐boomers‐resist‐selling‐homes‐helping‐keep‐prices‐high‐and-inventory‐low.html

Boomers not moving from CNBC.