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ARTI Academics Offers First Real Estate Education Licensing App

ARTI Academics goes Mobile!

ARTI Academics offers first real estate education licensing app.

Learning about real estate and obtaining a license just became a whole lot easier with the release of the industry’s first mobile app, according to internal research. Released by education leader, ARTI Academics, the mobile app is now available for download on phones and tablets for Android and Apple devices. It is tailored for the public and real estate students who seek coursework for Utah and Nevada.

In addition to providing the ARTI Academics app and education offerings 100% free, the school provides students with study guides, practice exams, certified coaches and personalized service at no cost.

Regarding this new initiative, Director of Education, Dr. Amanda Wickra, Ed.D said, “Within just over a year since we offered our first course, ARTI has become the fastest growing and highest rated real estate school in Utah. Our continuing education and pre-licensing courses have become the industry standard for high quality content, forward thinking and innovative learning modalities. The ARTI Academics App will further accelerate adoption of our education platform providing additional opportunities for real estate agents to improve their craft and develop new competencies.

Since the school started in 2019, students have completed thousands of continuing education courses. ARTI’s CE offerings include courses focused on marketing, contracts, law, ethics, commercial real estate, luxury, finance and more. New courses continue to be added monthly. Existing real estate agents can complete online state required continuing education coursework in Nevada and Utah through the app.

Prospective real estate agents in Utah can complete all of their 120 hours of pre-licensing education using the mobile app which is integrated with ARTI’s exclusive 100% free online learning platform, which has been approved by the Utah Division of Real Estate. Hundreds have graduated and passed state licensing exams.

Pre-licensing students are assigned their own personal coach who is certified by ARTI Academics to meet the highest standards of excellence and industry experience. Additionally, the certified coach and the director of education communicates regularly with the students to ensure an excellent student-centered learning experience.

Matt Walter, Chief Technology Officer said, “Offering this app is a game changer for real estate professionals and people interested in learning about real estate. Our in-house software and creative teams have done an incredible job taking this from a vision years ago to a first class learning platform.”


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Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

Education Requirements for the States of Nevada and Utah

These are the courses you need to renew your Real Estate license.

As a real estate professional, there are defined amounts of continuing education that must be completed depending the respective state that you’re licensed in. These education requirements are administered by the respective divisions and state laws.

Post licensing/Continuing education, besides being required by law in most states, is extremely important and valuable to licensees. It’s designed to provide an increased knowledge of practices and procedures, specific laws, ethics and professionalism.

The summary of continuing education requirements for the state of Nevada and Utah are listed below.

Nevada Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

Find out what courses are required to renew a Nevada Real Estate License.

HAVE YOU BEEN LICENSED LESS THAN 1 YEAR?
New licensed real estate professionals must complete 30 hours Post-Licensing education within the first year after obtaining their real estate license. The proof of completion must be submitted to the Nevada Real Estate Division. The post-licensing education requirements examine the practical application of the real estate transaction process.

ALL SUBSEQUENT RENEWALS
Nevada Revised Statues and Administrative codes require sales agents who have completed their first year in business and their first renewal, to complete 24 hours of continuing education within the next two years of the renewal cycle. The 24 hours of continuing education consists of Agency, Contracts, Law & Legislation, and Ethics and 12 hours of general credit. 12 hours of instruction must be in a live setting. The renewal cycle is every two years thereafter.

Utah Real Estate Continuing Education Requirements

Find out what courses are required to renew a Utah Real Estate License?

HAVE YOU BEEN LICENSED LESS THAN 2 YEARS?
New licensed real estate professionals are required to take the 12 Hour New Agent Course, 3- Hour Mandatory Residential course, and 3 hours of additional continuing education courses. The additional 3 hours of CE can be core or general credit, depending on the real estate agents’ preference.

ALL SUBSEQUENT RENEWALS
Utah real estate licenses are valid for two years. To renew a license, real estate professionals must complete 18 hours of continuing education (CE) courses. 9 out of the 18 required education hours must be core credit, and 3 of the 9 core education hours must be the division approved, 3-hour mandatory residential course. The remaining 9 hours can be general credit.


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A Unique Online Learning Experience

Our team at ARTI® Academics Real Estate School is dedicated to creating an engaging online learning education experience. We publish interactive real estate courses with specific learning outcomes and provide online support to guide our students to success - all for free. Our learning management system is designed to be user friendly and easy to navigate. There has been a myth that eLearning is for tech-savvy individuals; however, that is not the case—the ARTI academics learning management system is designed to be user friendly for all types of learners regardless of technical skills.

If you're ready to create an account to start your Real Estate School Education with either Continuing Education or Pre-Licensing in the ARTI Academics platform, all you need to do is click 'sign up' to create your account and then select your first course!

At ARTI® Academics, our goal will always be to provide high-quality education with engaging and relevant content. We look forward to connecting with you.


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Nevada 90 Day Renewal Extension- COVID 19 Guidance

The Nevada Real Estate Division has issued temporary licensing guidance in Response to COVID-19.  This authorizes Nevada licensees with renewals between March 15 and May 31 to have a 90 day extension.  See official notification below:

The Nevada Real Estate Division is working to support and respond to the needs and concerns of our Real Estate community. The Division has been monitoring the situation in Nevada through the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) and its page dedicated to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In an abundance of caution, the Division is granting real estate licensees renewing between March 15 and May 31, 2020 a temporary 90-day extension to complete the live-instruction portion of their continuing education requirement. First-time licensees completing post-licensing education with upcoming renewals between March 15 and May 31, 2020 will also be allowed a 90-day extension.

Licensees are still required to renew their licenses by submitting a completed renewal form and paying renewal fees with the Division on or before their regular renewal date. At renewal, licensees will be provided an extension letter by the Division for the remaining education to be completed by live instruction. Licensees will be required to submit certificates of attendance for the remaining live-instruction education within the 90-day extension period.

We understand that this is an active and evolving situation and the Division will provide further guidance as necessary and appropriate. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the Division directly at (702) 486-4033.

For updates on COVID-19, please visit your local health authority’s website, the CDC, or the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health.


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How To Stay Relevant in Real Estate

Change is a natural occurrence in the world of real estate. With the changing markets and financial complexities, real estate markets will continuously fluctuate. Staying relevant is an essential part of having a successful career and it is important that the real estate school have the right training for you.

Here are some suggestions with staying relevant as a real estate professional:

  • Online presence and personal branding
  • Be knowledgeable about current marketing offerings
  • Be selective with marketing materials
  • Ensure you are communicating with clients regularly
  • Be consistent with your actions and collaborations
  • Utilize online platforms such as video marketing and online blogs

Above all, provide the best service possible to your clients. At ARTI® Academics, the real estate continuing education (CE) classes are designed to provide high-quality education with expert instructors in relevant topics for both new and experienced real estate professionals.

We currently offer various courses around residential real estate marketing, real estate market cycles, building and managing teams, and commercial real estate. These courses will ensure that you are well prepared to sell real estate in an ever changing world. View the complete course catalog.


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Do You Offer Real Estate Broker Licensing Courses?

ARTI Academics sole focus is on helping real estate agents be successful (here's an overview on the difference between a Broker and an Agent). We currently do not offer Real Estate Broker licensing courses.  The reason is because there are relatively few Broker's in real estate compared with Agents. In fact, most people each day helping others buy and sell real estate are Real Estate Agents. That being said, we do offer continuing education courses which are available to agents and brokers alike, of course at no cost. Our real estate school courses are designed with you in mind and really tailored to help you succeed in the business. That's why you notice our course offerings so different from other real estate schools in the marketplace.

If you're looking to become a real estate agent, you have come to the right place. You can get started by Creating an Account.


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What Is The Real Estate MLS

One of the rarely discussed topics in Real Estate School is the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS. The MLS is software that Agents and Brokerages can participate in that encourages cooperation between real estate brokerages and outlines how fees will be shared. All other services the MLS provides are secondary to these. In short, when you represent a buyer in a real estate transaction that is listed by another member of the same MLS, there is an written arrangement you will get paid a commission of the amount specified in the listing documentation.

Other Considerations:
In some instances the MLS provides additional resources, such as data on past real estate transactions that can be used for comparative market analyses. It is also not uncommon for them to provide showing services, lockboxes, forms, listing syndication and other integrations. While offered as a service an agent is not required to use the products. Each MLS provides their own offerings as directed by the members.

Service Area:
The MLS is not actually a single entity nationwide, but each geographic region typically has their own. For example, Las Vegas, Nevada has their own MLS and in some instances, a real estate agent may participate and be a member in several, or none at all. Many real estate companies do not participate in an MLS at all, including commercial real estate brokerages and boutique shops.

Fees:
Being a member of a multiple listing service does have a cost. Depending on the area, you should expect the MLS itself to cost between $50 and $200 per month. In some markets, the MLS fees are incorporated into the local board of realtor fees.


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Utah 3 Hour Required Course – Mandatory Residential Course

The Utah Division of Real Estate now requires a new 3 hour Mandatory Residential Real Estate Course in order to renew your license after January 1st, 2020.  This 3 hours is a core class. 9 of the required 18 credit hours must be core, and this counts for 3 of the 9 core classes. This course covers various aspects of the Utah Residential Purchase Contract (REPC). Many schools chose rush the course together within weeks of the Utah Division of Real Estate's training of instructors and providing the outlines, however ARTI® Academics has been busy assembling the best instructors and preparing course material for you that will be engaging, fulfilling, and propel your success for years to come. Rome wasn't built overnight!

Why Is This Course Required?

In a nutshell, real estate agents need to be better trained on handling various real estate situations that arise. While each real estate transaction is unique, there are various aspects that are similar. Our class ensures that you are familiar with key provisions, areas of concern, misconceptions and scenarios around the Real Estate Purchase Contract. We are excited to begin offering this course in 2019 with plenty of time for you to complete prior to your next renewal.

When Can I Take The Mandatory 3 Hour Residential Course?

This course is currently in the construction phase and will be available to you before the end of 2019. This will provide ample time to complete prior to your renewal in 2020.

Will you be offering the 3 Hour Mandatory Property Management and Commercial Versions of this course?

We offer extensive training in the Property Management and Commercial Real Estate (coming soon) sectors.  That being said, it is not currently in our roadmap to provide the 3 hour mandatory classes. The commercial real estate and property management industries are very niche markets. If property management or commercial real estate is your practice, we recommend taking one of our highly sought after courses.

For additional information you can read the Division Newsletter Here:

https://realestate.utah.gov/newsletters/newsletter_q1-2019.pdf

 


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Why is Real Estate continuing education (CE) essential and relevant?

Continuing education allows agents to learn and expand their skill set in addition to meeting licensure requirements. The real estate industry is continuously experiencing changes and evolving;  it is imperative for agents to be up-to-date with new regulations and learn new techniques.  Most states require additional certification for existing licensees every two years. The continuing education classes on ARTI® Academics allows agents to acquire knowledge directly from experts in the field. These collaborative efforts were put together to provide an exceptional educational experience.


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Why are the continuing education courses on ARTI Academics free?

It's FREE, forever, because we intend to provide a phenomenal educational experience, to all agents from various stages of the real estate industry. It's our objective to keep real estate professionals on the cutting edge in the industry. We want everyone to be able to learn about the industry and better serve clients.