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Opportunity is Everywhere All The Time, If You Can't Find it, Create IT!

With unemployment rates reaching record levels across the U.S., it’s difficult to feel optimistic about job security and financial freedom. If you are afraid of losing your job (or were already let go), don’t worry, I know how you feel. 
 
Opportunities are found everywhere.  Taking advantage of those opportunities means having a get-er-done mindset.  Go after them.  There is frequently little need to contemplate too much over the small opportunities. Besides, deciding to take advantage of a small opportunity builds our resilience to failure and adversity.  The worst thing we can do is to make no decision at all.
 
In the smallest and most innocuous things in life, opportunity awaits.  If you can’t find it, create it.

To strengthen your ability to recognize opportunity, consider these suggestions:

  • Read books, articles, and papers on the subject. Often, searching the archives of online journals, magazines, and...

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Five Reasons Why Teachers Would Make Good Real Estate Salespeople

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The real estate industry is not for everyone.  Here at The Manfred School we prefer to guide potential students towards a career that will be realistic for them.  We like to be very clear that it takes special characteristics to succeed in real estate.  Prospective agents should either already have these skills or at least be willing to work to have them.  For some, real estate would be completely outside of their comfort zone.  However, we would argue that teachers have natural real estate salesperson potential and here’s why:

Real Estate Agents Should be Social

Real Estate is a communication and interaction centered profession.  As a Real Estate Salesperson, it will be very helpful if you are confident and assertive in social situations.  Social interactions such as cold calling, community engagement and follow up meetings with clients will be crucial in establishing and maintaining client relationships.  Having long term strong...

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Ever Consider Becoming a Real Estate Appraiser?

What is a Real Estate appraiser assistant and where could it lead? Real estate appraiser assistants provide support to the individuals in their company assessing the values of property. Typical tasks performed by the appraiser assistant include entering data into their company's computer system, doing research on properties and sometimes helping manage relationships with clients. They also need to understand how to process and file reports and appraisals, as well as perform various clerical duties as required. The real estate appraiser assistant is in charge of keeping track of various data points such as workflow, contracts and statistics used by their company. Additionally, these assistants may be required to answer phones for their office.

The appraiser assistant usually works with a real estate appraiser or a team of appraisers, and they typically report to an office manager. These assistants generally work in an office setting; some travel may be possible depending on the...

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Regret Letting Your Real Estate License Expire? We Have Your Back!

Life Happens! You Let Your Real Estate License Expire:

If you have let your Real Estate license expire, you are not alone! The Manfred School has been a source of education and guidance for many people who have allowed their license to expire over the years.
There are so many different reasons why licenses expire. There are even more reasons to get back in the game, especially now! We understand, life happens! That is why we are dedicated to equipping you with the correct information and the right education to make your comeback!

Why Is This a Great Time to Renew Your License?

Despite the corona-virus crisis, the headlines in the news continue to point to a healthy and thriving real estate market. There will always be people looking to buy and sell homes. One way to ensure a steady income and flourishing career is to become an expert in an industry that will never fade away. Real Estate is not just a fad. It is here to stay and in some ways is getting even stronger given the current...

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Ever Consider Being a Real Estate Appraiser?

What is a Real Estate appraiser assistant and where could it lead? Real estate appraiser assistants provide support to the individuals in their company assessing the values of property. Typical tasks performed by the appraiser assistant include entering data into their company's computer system, doing research on properties and sometimes helping manage relationships with clients. They also need to understand how to process and file reports and appraisals, as well as perform various clerical duties as required. The real estate appraiser assistant is in charge of keeping track of various data points such as workflow, contracts and statistics used by their company. Additionally, these assistants may be required to answer phones for their office.

The appraiser assistant usually works with a real estate appraiser or a team of appraisers, and they typically report to an office manager. These assistants generally work in an office setting; some travel may be possible depending on the...

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Are You a Manfred Member? Why Not?

How do you know what you know? What is the litmus test? It’s the ability to take what you learn and teach it to someone else, who then teaches it to another person. As real estate professionals we need to keep in mind is that we are in fact teachers for the consumer/client, your knowledge base is a key to your success.

Here a Manfred we learn success from success, our courses, online and classroom are specifically designed by real estate professionals who are considered experts in the topics they teach and are activity listing and selling in today’s market. They recognize the balance of technical skills along with compassion, critical thinking and effective communication skills.

Our Manfred Mission is to provide our students the tools and support they need to excel in their career goals. We provide them with real value and go above and beyond all the others. We are the only real estate school that doesn’t benefit from your failure, our primary goal for our students...

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What Does it Take to Become a Real Estate Broker?

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Some agents in the Real Estate industry take continuing education to meet a state minimum requirement and then there are those who better equip themselves for change, have recognized in their own businesses that because of the lack of educational advancements in the real estate industry, there is significant room for career advancements so choose to go above and beyond to advance their own careers by attending every classroom opportunity. Opportunities to grow are all around you, all it takes is your willingness to take the first step! Ready 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO! Thanks to The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

Many students inquire on a regular basis on what it takes to become a real estate Broker in New York State. Chances are if you are interested in becoming a Real Estate Broker, you already have previous real estate education. Having completed such education is a prerequisite in this process to upgrade your license. Manfred would like to take the time now to give you...

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NYS Real Estate State Exams are Back

State Exams are Back!  What Does this Mean for Our Students and How Do We Plan to Help you PASS?

Corona-virus Halted State Exams

The Manfred School is honored to be an institution relied upon by many prospective real estate salespeople across New York State.  We felt an enormous responsibility to continue to bring educational opportunities to our community especially during the challenging recent months.  During hard times, it is important to hold onto our dreams and goals. We quickly responded to safety concerns and guidelines by restructuring our licensing and continuing education courses into webinars.  We were there to answer questions and guide our students.  However, there was one important factor that was out of our control. The Department of State halted testing and we did not know when it would resume.  After following up with phone calls and emails on a weekly basis, we are happy to announce that they have decided to continue...

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Get a Jump Start on Your MLO Continuing Education Today!

The mortgage industry continues to change annually. There are increased requirements for protecting the consumer, complying with time requirements, and increased disclosures. A seasoned MLO has witnesses these many changes and has likely come to expect new regulations and requirements flowing from the regulatory agencies on a regular basis. Experienced MLOs have learned to be well-prepared MLOs to confidently abide by new regulations and guidelines.

Staying complaint with updated and new mortgage laws is essential to remaining a well-prepared MLO. As processes become more streamlined, regulated, and protective of consumer safety, it is up to the mortgage loan originator to prepare for these changes and confidently adapt when they are implemented. Mortgage loan originators should set lifetime career goals to become highly skilled and accomplished in the mortgage field.

The most important aspect of the MLOs performance is to protect the consumer from any type of harm that could occur...

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The 15-year Real Estate Broker Continuing Education Exemption Expires July 2021

Real Estate Salesperson and Brokers: All NYS licensees are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education, including at least 3 hours of instruction pertaining to fair housing and/or discrimination, 1 hour of instruction pertaining to Law of Agency, two hours if it is your first licensing cycle. within the two-year period immediately preceding a renewal. 

NEW LAW AS OF JULY 1, 2021:

A new law regarding continuing education for real estate salespersons and brokers was recently adopted. Below is a summary of the major changes.

  • The amendment changes the course requirements for renewal. Specifically, new mandatory hours of education now include: "at least 2.5 hours of instruction pertaining to ethical business practices, at least 1 hour of instruction pertaining to recent legal matters governing the practice of real estate brokers and salespersons in New York which may include statutes, laws, regulations, rules, codes, department of state...
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