All course dates in Nevada between September 1 2017 and August 31 2018 will use these CORE topics.
NOTE: Much of the new course content has been used in previous sessions (2009 to present). Our objective was to substantially change the content but not reinvent the wheel in its entirety. In summary, though these are new course numbers, the content is not that much different than previous sessions wherein it shouldn’t take long to master the curriculum to present to students.
A timed content outline has been provided but you are welcome to pick sections within the material to concentrate on. The summaries below contain some of my thoughts on curriculum presentation. Add to this how you see fit but these are my quick hitters as to how I would present the course topics. I am a big advocate of throwing in YouTube videos when pertinent to the topic.
*Agent Duties and Disclosures – I would spend some time summarizing the way Agency can be formed, specifically implied agency that arises by deduction or inference from circumstance. I would then move into who can actually represent a client in Nevada and how ONLY brokers can represent a client wherein Broker Salespersons and Salespersons are merely agents of the broker and thus they have no clients. Use examples and broker retention of clients. After establishing agency I would move into the discussion of the waiver and examples thereof. Discuss the new disclosure guide. Discuss the new duties owed and recent changes 2 page / back to 1 page and the like. The case studies are great for this round of courses. I would review these and discuss each one.
*Listing Contracts Used in Nevada – Review all of the flow charts and discuss order of operation when taking a listing. Review the CMA and discuss aspects of how the value is projected / formulated when listing. Review the duties owed again. Though it is discussed in Agency don’t assume that everyone knows the 1 page vs 2 page and the new one. I have enclosed the RSAR listing contract and the GLVAR listing contract for review. I would compare the two and look at the differences between the Northern and Southern parts of the state. Review the several other forms associated with listings. Discuss the waiver and how important this has become. The case studies are great for this round of courses. I would review these and discuss each one depending on time allocation after the review of the contracts.
*Ethical Standards of a Real Estate Licensee – This is very much a repeat of previous versions wherein we will be reviewing the current (2017) NAR code of ethics. I would review and select specific articles within to discuss and concepts of what is ethics and ethical. How the populous, not the individual conceptualizes ethics. I love using specific YouTube videos for ethics ideas and my favorite is the game of ethics by Alan Watts: https://youtu.be/xPaQ-TpvaLE
Select a couple laws within the scope of Nevada law to discuss and how they could relate to practice. The case studies are great for this round of courses. I would review these and discuss each one depending on time allocation or time left.
*Nevada Legal Update 7 – This is a fun one as the 2017 legislative session was extremely light which implies the economy is good. History shows evidence that if the economic factors are good, few legislation is introduced. The economy is bad, politics think they can make a difference. I would open this seminar with discussing the legislative site www.Leg.state.nv.us and how you can review passed bills within the sessions tab in the upper right. The search tabs are great as any Nevada law can be reviewed (Real Estate related or not) Each of the bills that pertain to real estate related activity have been enclosed and the summary points of discussion are listed before each bill. After the bills, I have enclosed a ton of information bulletins wherein each one can be discussed. The case studies are great for this round of courses. I would review these and discuss each one depending on time allocation or time left.