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Salesperson Pre-licensing Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Miranda Group | Intro and Overview

    • Course Introduction - Course Purpose - up to 6 months to complete!

    • Resources | Contact info.

    • What to expect in this course

    • Course Completion Requirements - 6 months to complete!

    • Practice exams - don't waste your money on 3rd party exams!

    • Your online course "book"

    • How to use your "text book".

    • PSI Exam

    • PSI online - Exam Application Packet overview

    • CORI | Licensing requirements | Taking exam

    • CORI | Licensing requirements | Taking exam - etc.

    • Preparation | Taking the exam

    • When is a Real Estate License needed?

    • Types of Licenses

    • Salesperson License & Brokers License

  • 2

    Chapter 1

    • L.1 - Land | Real Estate | Real Property

    • L.2 & 3 - Ownership of Land

    • L.4 - Zoning Laws / Types of Property

    • L.5a - Rights with Land

    • L.5b - Water Rights

    • L.6 - Concept(s) of Real Estate

    • L.6b - Severance - Real Estate vs Personal Property

    • L.7 - Attachments

    • L.8 - Fixture

    • L.9 - Fixtures (continued)

    • L.10 - Trade fixture

    • L.11 - Chattel | Personal Property

    • L.12 - Emblements

    • L.13 - Real Property

    • L.14 - Bundle of rights | Privilege's

    • L.15 - Eminent Domain

    • L.16 - Lease | Mortgage Ownership | Limitations | Restrictions & Access

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 1

  • 3

    Chapter 2

    • L.1 - Alienation | Transfer of title

    • L.2 - Deed

    • L.3-4 - Transfer by will

    • L.5 - Wills

    • L.6 - Heirs

    • L.7 - Accession / Accretion / Reliction

    • L.7 b - Visual reference - Accession / Accretion / Reliction / Alluvion (Alluvium) / Avulsion / Erosion

    • L.8 - Non-voluntary Transfers | Eminent Domain | Escheat

    • L.9 - Adverse Possession | 20 years in MA

    • L.10 - Registered Land | Recorded Land

    • L.11 - Grantee | Grantor

    • L.12 - Deeds | Sheriff | Bargain

    • L.13 - Deeds | General Warranty | Mass vs other States

    • L.14 - Deeds | Special Warranty

    • L.15 - Deed | who's the owner? Do a Deed

    • L.16 - Essential Elements of a Valid Deed

    • L.17.a - Types of Land Descriptions |

    • L.17.b - Types of Land Descriptions | Metes and Bounds

    • L.17.c - Types of Land Descriptions | Rectangular Survey System

    • L.18 - Recording a Deed

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 2

    • Questions and Answers Ch2

  • 4

    Chapter 3

    • L.1.2.3.4. - Brokerage | Concepts of Agency | General vs Special Agency | Principal - Agency Relationships

    • L.5 - Respondent Superior | Responsibility | Liability of Principal & Agent relationship

    • L.6 - Duties of Fiduciary | Reasonable care

    • L.7 - Broker Duty to Third Party Customers

    • L.8 - Types of Agency Relationships

    • L.9 - Disclosed Dual Agency

    • L.10 - Agency Disclosure Form | Consumer relationship disclosure form

    • L.11 - Broker vs Salesperson Agency Relationship

    • L.12 - Listing agreement | Commission | Net Listing

    • L.13 - Termination of Listings

    • L.14 - Earning a Commission

    • L.15a - Commission Earned | Sherman Act | Price Fixing | Fees

    • L.15b - Antitrust | Sherman Act | Price Fixing | Fees

    • L.15c - Antitrust | Price Fixing

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 3

    • Agent experience - Keila | Boardwalk Properties

    • Questions and Answers ch3

  • 5

    Chapter 4

    • L.1 - Estates in land

    • L.2 - Freehold Interest | Fee Simple | Defeasible

    • L.3 - Taxation | Escheat | Eminent Domain | Government / Police Power

    • L.4 - Freehold Life Estates

    • L.5 - Freehold Estates | Homestead

    • L.6 - Easements

    • L.7 - Encumbrances

    • L.8 - Appurtenances

    • L.9 - Types of Easements

    • L.10 - Easement in Gross

    • L.11 - Party Wall

    • L.12 - Creation of Easements

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 4

    • Questions and Answers ch4

  • 6

    Chapter 5

    • Agent experience - Nick | Jacob Realty

    • L.1 - Forms of Ownership

    • L.2 - Basic Forms of Ownership | Severalty | Concurrent Ownership

    • L.3 - Concurrent Ownership

    • L.4 - Joint Tenancy

    • L.5 - Tenants in Common

    • L.6 - Tenants by the Entirety

    • L.7 - Practice Questions | Form of Ownership

    • L.8 - Business Ownership

    • L.9 - Business Ownership & Trust

    • L.10 - Condominiums

    • L.11 - Condominium & Ownership

    • L.12 - Condo Conversations

    • L.13 - Cooperatives

    • L.14 - Time Sharing

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 5

    • Questions and Answers ch5

  • 7

    Chapter 6

    • L.1 - Liens and Encumbrances

    • L.2 - Encumbrances

    • L.3 - Liens

    • L.4 - Voluntary vs Involuntary

    • L.5 - General Liens vs Special Liens

    • L.6 - Lien Holders

    • L.7 - Private Creditors

    • L.8 - Municipal Liens

    • L.9 - Municipal Taxation | Abatement | Appellate bureau

    • L.10 - Government Liens

    • L.11 - Lien Priority

    • L.12 - Discharge of liens

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 6

    • Questions and Answers ch6

  • 8

    Chapter 7

    • L.1 - Contracts

    • L.2 - Contracts Defined

    • L.3 - Essentials of a valid Contract

    • L.4 - Federal Electronic Signature Act (FSA) | Uniformed Electronic Transaction Act

    • L.5 - Legal Status of Contracts | Void contracts | Blue laws | Commercial vs. Residential

    • L.6 - Voidable Contract vs Unenforceable

    • L.7 - Types of Contracts

    • L.8 - Bilateral vs Unilateral

    • L.9 - Executory vs Executed

    • L.10 - Grounds for Rescission

    • L.11 - Nonperformance of Contracts

    • L.12 - Default

    • L.13 - Buyer's Remedies for Default

    • L.14 - Seller's Remedies for Default

    • L.15.16 - Sales Contract & Miscellaneous Terminology

    • L.17 - Other Forms of Contracts

    • L.18 - Termination of Offers

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 7

    • Agent experience - Arek | Nextgen Realty

    • Questions and Answers ch7

  • 9

    Chapter 8

    • L.1 - Mortgages | Foreclosure

    • L.2 - What is a mortgage?

    • L.3 - Key Words to remember

    • L.4 - Obligations of Mortgagor

    • L.5 - Rights of Mortgagor

    • L.6 - Rights of Mortgagee

    • L.7 - Special Clauses in Mortgages

    • L.8-9 - Types of Foreclosures

    • L.10 - Types of Mortgages

    • L.11 - Other Types of Mortgages

    • L.12 - Other Types of Security Documents

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 8

    • Questions and Answers ch8

  • 10

    Chapter 9

    • L1. - Financing

    • L.2 - Steps in Financing Process

    • L.3 - Sources of Financing Funds

    • L.4 - Secondary Mortgage Market

    • L.5 - Types of Financing

    • L.6 - Conventional Loan Terms

    • L.7 - Private Mortgage Insurance

    • L.8 - FHA Loans

    • L.9 - FHA Loan Requirements

    • L.10 - Other FHA Requirements

    • L.11 - VA Loan Program

    • L.12 - VA Loan Requirements

    • L.13 - Types of Repayment Plans

    • L.14 - Creative Financing / Bridge loan

    • L.15 - Truth in Lending Laws / RESPA

    • L.16 - Truth in Lending Laws / RESPA

    • L.17-18 - Truth in Lending Laws / RESPA

    • L.19 - Sample TIL Disclosure Statement

    • L.20.21 - TIL Right of Rescission / Exceptions to the Rights of Rescission

    • L.22.23 - TIL Advertising Requirements / Disclosures

    • L.24.25 - TILA-Real Estate Settlement Procedures Final Rule

    • L.26 - Equal Credit Opportunity Act

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 9

    • Questions and Answers ch9

  • 11

    Chapter 10

    • L.1 - Leases and Tenancy

    • L.2 - The Lease

    • L.3 - Fair Housing | Discrimination | Harassment

    • L.4 - Landlord Interest | Tenant Interest

    • L.5 - Types of Leasehold Estates

    • L.6 - License

    • L.7 - Types of Leases

    • L.8 - Lease Math Problem

    • L.9 - Essentials of a Valid lease

    • L.10 - 99 Year Lease

    • L.10.b - International 99 year lease - Real World application & effect

    • L.10.c - 99 year lease in Massachusetts example

    • L.11 - Expressed Leased Covenants

    • L.12 - Expressed Leased Covenants | Right of refusal | Rents | Fees

    • L.13 - MA State Sanitary Code

    • L.14 - Apartment Rental Notice | Fee

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 10

    • Questions and Answers ch10

  • 12

    Chapter 11

    • L.1 - Consumer Laws & Disclosure

    • L.2 - What must be disclosed

    • L.3 - Failure to Disclose

    • L.4 - Consumer Protection Law | 93a | Triple damages

    • L.5 - 93A Effect on Real Estate Licensees | Seller Statement

    • L.6 - Is a Home Inspection Mandatory?

    • L.7 - Home Inspection Law

    • L.8 - Law | Paint Law | 1978

    • L.9 - What is Radon

    • L.9b - Radon | Real World application

    • L.10a - Asbestos

    • L.10b - Asbestos

    • L.11a - Underground Storage Tanks - Real world

    • L.11b - Underground Storage Tanks - News coverage New Jersey

    • L.11c - Superfund | CERCLA

    • L.11d - Superfund - Real world | New Hampshire and Massachusetts

    • L.12a - Septic System process

    • L.12b - Title 5 | Septic System

    • L.13 - Stigmatized Properties

    • L.14 - Do-Not-Call Registry

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 11

    • Questions and Answers ch11

  • 13

    Chapter 12

    • L.1. - Federal Fair Housing Laws | 1866

    • L.2.3. - Fair Housing

    • L.4.5. - Jones v. Mayer 1968 | Civil Rights Act of 1968

    • L.6.7.8.9. - Housing & Community Act of 1974 | 1988 Amendment | Prohibited Practices

    • L.10 - Other Prohibited Practices | Blockbusting | Steering

    • L.11 - Prohibited Practices & Redlining

    • Redlining - Adam ruins everything | Disturbing History of the Suburbs

    • Housing Segregation and Redlining in America - edited | NPR

    • L.12.13.14. - Federal Exemptions | on Owner Occupied Single & Multi-families

    • L.15 - Organizations Exempted - Federal

    • L.16 - Handicap Discrimination - Federal

    • L.17 - Persons Not Handicapped - Federal

    • L.18 - Major Points of Law - Federal

    • L.19.20 - Reasonable Modifications - Federal

    • L.21 - Design and Construction | Handicap requirements | ADA - Federal

    • L.22 - Adults With Children Under 18 | 55 plus communities - Federal

    • L.23 - Federal Enforcements - Federal

    • L.24 - Fair Housing Laws - MA

    • L.25 - Protected Class One - MA

    • L.26 - Exemptions to Class One - MA

    • L.27 - Protected Class Two - MA

    • L.28 - Protected Class Three - MA

    • L.29 - Prohibited Practice Class Three - MA

    • L.30 - Exemptions to Class Three - MA

    • L.31 - Exemptions to Class Three - MA

    • L.32 - Enforcement - MA Fair Housing | MCAD

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 12

    • Questions and Answers ch12

  • 14

    Chapter 13

    • L.1 - Introduction - land use controls

    • L.2 - Public Control of Private Land

    • L.3 - Zoning Laws

    • L.4 - Master Plan

    • L.5 - Major Zoning Classifications

    • L.6 - Land Use Restrictions

    • L.7 - Non-Conforming Uses

    • L.8 - Enforcement of Zoning Laws

    • L.9 - Disclosure

    • L.10 - Building Codes

    • L.11 - Land Subdivision Control

    • L.12 - Environmental Control Laws

    • L.13 - MA Wetlands Protection Act

    • L.14 - MA Protection Act - Why Protect

    • L.15-16 - MA Protection Act - Water Control | Regulation Control

    • L.17 - MA Protection Act - Regulations

    • L.18 - MA Rivers Protection Act

    • L.19 - Interstate Land Sales

    • L.20 - MA Out-of-State Land Sales

    • L.21 - Public Use of Land - Rent Control

    • L.22 - Private Land Use Controls

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 13

    • Questions and Answers ch13

  • 15

    Chapter 14

    • L.1-2 - MA License Law Purpose of Licensing

    • L.3 - Board of Registration

    • L.4 - Duties & Powers of Board

    • L.5 - Hearing Process

    • L.6 - Fine for Prohibited Practice

    • L.7 - Exception to Hearing Process

    • L.8 - Who Needs to be Licensed

    • L.9 - Fine for Acting Without a License

    • L.10 - Exceptions to Licensure

    • L.11.12 - Broker vs. Salesperson

    • L.13 - Qualifications for Salesperson's License

    • L.14 - Qualifications for Broker's License

    • L.15 - Persons Exempt from Some Requirements

    • L.16 - Prohibited Practice | Conduct

    • L.17 - Other Prohibited Conduct

    • L.18 - Blockbusting and Other Conduct

    • L.19 - Out-of-State Registration Act

    • L.20 - Blind Advertising

    • L.21 - Other Misconduct

    • Agent experience - Sarah | Douglas Paul Real Estate

  • 16

    Chapter 15

    • L.1-2 - Appraisal Introduction | What is a Real Estate Appraisal

    • L.3 - Steps in the Appraisal Process

    • L.4 - What is Value

    • L.5 - Types of Value

    • L.6 - What is Market Value

    • L.7 - Value - Cost and Price

    • L.8 - Four Elements of Value

    • L.9 - Four Great Forces

    • L.10 - Economic Principles & Value

    • L.11 - Three Approaches to Value

    • L.12-15 - Sales Comparison Approach | Market Data Sources | Adjustments

    • L.16 - Appraisal vs CMA BPO

    • L.17-18 - Cost Approach | Steps

    • L.19-20 - Replacement vs Reproduction

    • L.21-22 - Estimating Replacement Cost | Square Foot Method

    • L.23 - Depreciation

    • L.24-25 - Estimating Depreciation | Formula for Age-Life Method

    • Income Capitalization Approach

    • Using the Gross Income Rent Multiplier | Income approach

    • GRM (Gross Rent Multiplier) Formula

    • GIM ( Gross income Multiplier) Formula

    • Appraisal Of Lease Interests

    • Capitalization Rate

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 15

    • Questions and Answers ch15

  • 17

    Chapter 16

    • L.1 - Introduction taxes

    • L.2 - Federal Reductions

    • L.3 - Tax Advantage of Owning vs. Renting

    • L.4-5 - Ordinary Income vs. Capital Gain

    • L.6 - Capital Improvements

    • L.7 - Federal Tax Exclusion

    • L.8 - Installment Sales

    • L.9-10 - Taxes on Investment Property

    • L.11 - Appreciation / Depreciation Calculation

    • L.12 - Tax on Rental Income

    • L.13-14 - Determining Deductible for Depreciation

    • L.15-17 - 1031 Property Exchange | Tax Based on Holding Period

    • L.18 - Business Use of a Home

    • L.19 - Second Home Rental Expenses

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 16

    • Questions and Answers ch16

  • 18

    Chapter 17

    • Real Estate Transaction Overview

    • L.1 - Introduction - closing and settlement

    • L.2 - Salesperson's Role in the Closing

    • L.3 - Preliminaries to the Closing

    • L.4 - What Agent Should Determine

    • L.5 - Who Attends Closing

    • L.6 - What Occurs at the Closing

    • L.7 - Documents at Closing

    • L.8 - Hazard Insurance vs. Flood Insurance

    • L.9 - Closing Settlement Problem

    • L.10 - RESPA of 1974 | kick backs

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 17

    • Questions and Answers ch17

  • 19

    Chapter 18

    • L.1 - Introduction property management

    • L.2 - Property Manager Goals

    • L.3 - Types of Managers

    • L.4 - Property Manager Functions

    • L.5 - Insurance Information

    • L.6 - Management Contract

    • L.7 - Management Fees

    • L.8 - License Requirements

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 18

    • Questions and Answers ch18

  • 20

    Chapter 19

    • L.1 - Introduction investment

    • L.2 - Objectives of Owning Investment Property

    • L.3 - Tax Shelter

    • L.4 - Appreciation Preserves Capital

    • L.5a - Advantage of Leverage

    • L.5b - Advantage of Leverage

    • L.6 - Disadvantages of Real Estate Investments

    • L.7 - Profit | Cash Flow | Debt | Taxes

    • Review - Terms to remember | Chapter 19

    • Questions and Answers ch19

  • 21

    Chapter 20

    • L.1 - Math Introduction

    • L.2a - Measuring Shapes

    • L.2b - Measuring Shapes

    • L.2c - Measuring Shapes

    • L.2d - Measuring Shapes

    • L.2e - Measuring Shapes

    • L.3 - Math Sample I

    • L.4 - Math Sample II

    • L.5 - Commission Problems

    • L.6 - Commission & Tax Stamp Problem

    • L.6b - Commission & Profit Problem

    • L.7 - Math Sample III

    • L.8 - Math Sample IV

    • L.10 - Math Sample | Like kind | Exchanges | 1031

    • L.11 - Math Sample | Acre

  • 22

    Things I wish I knew! Topics refresh, real conversation, and forms.

    • Intro - Things I wish I knew!

    • A. Relationship disclosure review - real talk

    • B. Relationship disclosure review - real talk

    • A. 93a - Consumer protection review - real talk

    • B. 30 days Letter - Consumer protection review - real talk

    • C. Lead case - disclosures - real talk

    • D. Environmental - disclosures - real talk

    • E. Zoning - disclosures - real talk

    • F. Vicarious liability - disclosures - real talk

    • G. Sex offenders - disclosures - real talk

    • H. Prior Inspections - disclosures - real talk

  • 23

    General topics Refresh - Video

    • Agency - part 1

    • Agency - part 2

    • Relationship of broker and sales associate

    • Independent contractor vs. employee

    • Types of listing agreements

    • Listing agreement provisions

    • Agency relationships

    • Fiduciary responsibilities

    • Buyer representation

    • Real Property and the Law

    • Estates in Land

    • Public records - Marketable title

    • Quiet title

    • Metes-and-bounds method

    • Nonconforming use

    • Encroachments

    • Forms of Co-Ownership

    • Condominium ownership

    • Rescission

    • Classifications of fixtures

    • Fair Housing Act

    • Americans with Disabilities Act

    • Steering

    • Redlining

    • Blockbusting

    • OR vs EE

    • Antitrust

    • Contract Law

    • Sales contracts

    • Disclosures

    • Contingencies

    • Discharge of Contracts

    • Housing Affordability

    • Legislation - part 1

    • Legislation - part 2

    • Financing documents - part 1

    • Financing documents - part 2

    • Conventional loans

    • Hazardous substances

    • Hazardous substances - part 2

    • Hazardous substances - part 3

    • Hazardous substances - part 4

    • Hazardous substances - part 5

    • Conducting the Closing

    • Lease Agreements

    • Maintaining the property

    • Supply and demand

    • The Three Approaches to Value

    • Math Concepts

    • Prorations - part 1

    • Prorations - part 2

    • Prorations - part 3

  • 24

    Wrap up

    • Congrats! Half way there!

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