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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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What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know in 2020 and Beyond

Significant changes have taken place in the real estate market which has impacted how real estate is being transacted. Every real estate professional including the Real Estate Salesperson, Broker, Real Estate Appraiser, Mortgage Loan Originator and Home Inspector needs to know these present and future trends, being open to changing and adjusting to their market as well as giving them the tools to look beyond 2020 for additional signs of real estate trends.

Identifying the players in the real estate market is very important in any market, especially in Florida and other major cities in the Northeast including Pennsyvania, New York. Once you have that figured out, understanding and recognizing the right market indicators to avoid or to monetize is the next tool for your toolbox.

Many seasoned Real Estate professionals recognize this market, opportuity is everywhere, their are no-longer barriers or State lines that can stop your business from expanding with technology and newly...

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Decluttering and Depersonalizing: Preparing a Home for Sale

The key objectives when staging a home for sale are to make the property look spacious and to emphasize the feel of flow from room to room. That’s what most homebuyers are looking for these days -- plenty of room to stretch out and make the space their own.

A good rule of thumb is to clear out at least 30 percent of your home’s contents before showing it to prospective buyers. That means getting rid of oversized furniture and making sure loose papers and personal items are thrown out or organized and carefully stored away. The more “stuff” buyers have to maneuver around, the more skeptical they’ll be when it comes to seeing your property as clean, well-organized and a likely candidate for purchase.

Storage space

When reviewing a home, buyers often look for plenty of storage space in the basement, garage, crawl space and closets. If they see storage square footage taken up with personal items, they’re more likely to regard your home as inadequate...

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How the Vehicle You Drive Impacts the Curb Appeal of Your Real Estate Business

As an agent, you know how crucial an appealing exterior is to leave a lasting impression on a potential buyer. The same idea can be applied to your business. Ignoring your business’s curb appeal, or how you present yourself and your services, can drastically affect the impression you leave on your clients. One of the most significant contributors to an attractive curb appeal for your business is the vehicle you drive. Read on to understand how the vehicle you drive can influence your success as a real estate agent.

Why is the vehicle you drive so important?

Taking all factors into account, the vehicle you drive is one of the most important. Why? As a real estate agent, your vehicle is essentially an extension of your office. Not only is it one of the first places you begin to build rapport with clients in, it’s also one of the areas where you have the most critical conversations in. In a review-centric culture, it’s important that agents deliver an exceptional...

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Qualities To Watch Out For When Hiring A Real Estate Professional

Successful real estate professionals possess a crucial mix of qualities that seemingly have little to do with each other. What drives a salesperson (self-motivation, goal setting) and a marketing professional (creativity, a love of language and imagery) are often disparate; these talents often divide people into disparate professions, but a visionary real estate agent must possess all these skills and a passion for ethical business. If you are looking to boost sales and add an enigmatic member of your team, is there a way to assess a candidate’s probability of success by simply looking at a resume and asking the right questions at an interview?

Presentation matters

You can tell a lot about a candidate by looking at the information provided in their CV. These days, a good CV should list one’s skills, experience, and achievements. Be vigilant of vague assertions of achievements and look for specifics. For instance, if a candidate states that they improved the sales figures...

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