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Emerging Technology CE Classes

Emerging Technology CE Classes

ARTI academics, Utah and Nevada’s highest rated real estate school, is launching a new initiative to publish continuing education (CE) classes for real estate on emerging technologies. As an online real estate school, we understand that publishing relevant content is critical to advancing our new and established real estate agents. With that being said, what are some of the new tech and tech platform classes? Well, we are publishing classes about Blockchain for real estate, how Bitcoin will impact the real estate transaction process? and the need to understand emerging technologies. Adapting and learning more about new technologies is a critical skill and competency. As a real estate school, we want to deliver content that will help our agents build new skill sets and competencies. Furthermore, we want our agents to utilize the technology platforms that are available to them, such as social media. Social media is an integral part of a business, and social media is a great communication medium for advertising and promoting. We are creating classes about social media and the best practices to advance digital literacy. Stay tuned for new classes, visit our website and review our course catalog. Finally, be sure to create an account with ARTI academics, an online real estate school.

About ARTI® Academics

ARTI® Academics is the Highest-Rated Real Estate School in Utah and Nevada, and is 100% Free.  The school offers both Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education courses in an online video format to enhance your knowledge and build your real estate skills.


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ARTI Academics Hosts Real Estate Economic Forecast

Real Estate Economic Forecast

On January 29th ARTI Academics hosted the Real Estate Economic Forecast. Moderated by Dr. Amanda Wickra, Ed.D., Director of Education at ARTI Academics, and featuring keynote speakers Neil Walter, CFA, and Jon Walter, MBA. The event was live broadcasted over Facebook and Zoom. This free public event, sponsored by ERA Brokers, NAI Excel, and NAI Vegas drew an attendance of approximately 500 people.

Neil Walter and Jon Walter provided insight on key trends that are moving commercial and residential markets in Southern Nevada, Southern Utah, and the Wasatch Front. Analysis of the decisions that move real estate prices suggest that in most cases, real estate prices will continue to increase in the near term. Population growth, lower interest rates, housing shortage, increasing construction costs, and additional economic stimulus are significant drivers of current market conditions. Looking to the future, they recommend watching changes in government policies in response to the pandemic, the migration from urban to rural, and new construction.

ERA Brokers, NAI Excel, and NAI Vegas published their annual research reports. The 2021 Residential Review and 2021 Commercial Real Estate Outlook, are publicly available at www.erabrokers.com, www.naiexcel.com, and www.naivegas.com.

To see the slide deck for the presentation, click here: Real Estate Forecast 2021 01 29 PDF.pdf (dropbox.com)

To watch the rebroadcast of the presentation, click here: https://www.facebook.com/matthewleowalter/videos/10158136418556472/

About ARTI® Academics

ARTI® Academics is the Highest-Rated Real Estate School in Utah and Nevada, and is 100% Free.  The school offers both Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education courses in an online video format to enhance your knowledge and build your real estate skills.


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New Courses In 2021?

What new courses will be offered in 2021?

One of our goals as the education team is to provide valuable and learner-centric education to our agents. To achieve this goal, we are creating new classes and incorporating various learning methodologies. We create our courses with the core principle of connecting theories and concepts to real-world applications.

So what can you expect in 2021? We have worked on several classes with various topics such as luxury real estate, commercial real estate, time management, real estate networking, effective negotiations, working remotely, cybersecurity, and much more. Please visit us at artiacademics.com to learn more and continue to visit our website throughout the year as we are publishing new classes regularly, in fact, we publish more new courses than any real estate school in our service area.


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Resources Available To Students

What Resources Are Available To The Students?

The ARTI Academics team is dedicated to providing valuable resources to our students enrolled in the pre-licensing certificate. As a pre-licensing student, we recognize that you have to learn several concepts, facts, theories, and laws while learning about the real estate complexities. To help with the education journey, we provide the following tools to help you succeed and develop your real estate acumen.

First, the ARTI academics course manual. The course manual is designed with quizzes and concepts from each course. Furthermore, an ARTI Academics certified coach is assigned to assist with any questions as you progress with the pre-licensing certificate. The coach is an industry and subject matter expert. Additionally, we offer real estate licensing test prep. Test prep is a class (both live and virtual) designed to prepare our students for the exam successfully. And, of course, the Director of Education and the education team will be here to guide you every step of the way.

We also provide support and resources for existing real estate agents utilizing Continuing Education services. These include support through the online community, course banking, and additional assistance.

Be assured that ARTI Academics places the highest value on your success and we’re committed to helping you on your real estate journey.


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What Skills Are Needed To Be A Successful Real Estate Agent

Be A Successful Real Estate Agent

Learn what skills are needed to be successful in the real estate industry.

As real estate agents, we must continuously enhance and develop our skill sets. ARTI Academics often gets the question, “what skills do I need to be a successful real estate agent?” There are various sets of skills that will position you to be a successful real estate agent, such as communication, collaboration, time management, marketing, advanced knowledge of market conditions, and adaptability (and a great sense of humor).

Communication

Being able to convey important information to clients, real estate agents, and other individuals in a real estate transaction is critical. As the agent, your relied upon to be level-headed and informed about the sale that you’re working on. The difference between a deal getting done or not getting done may be correlated with how the agent listens to the client and then communicates information between the parties. Individuals who use poor grammar, misguided phrases, and are unresponsive should be cautioned about getting into the real estate business.

Collaboration

Real estate is a team business. You will be working together with various parties, including title officers, lenders, home inspectors, 3rd party intermediaries, attorneys, and more to ensure that the deal goes smoothly. A team mindset is crucial to ensuring the real estate transaction makes it past the closing line.

Time Management

Utilizing good time management is critical to your success. You will be managing multiple tasks at once and there are many items that can take up your time but do not keep you productive. Utilizing time blocking, coming into the office, and building relationships will help you best find what is most important to running and growing your business.

Marketing

You don’t have to have good marketing skills to be an excellent real estate agent, but if you aren’t a marketing expert then you better work with a real estate brokerage that has a marketing team behind them and can deliver for your clients’ needs. If you are an expert marketer, you may be best suited to start a marketing agency instead of a real estate career.

Real Estate Market Analysis

Helping buyers and sellers with pricing recommendations is something you are depended upon to do. This includes understanding and analyzing market data and trends as well as helping clients make decisions that are in their best interest.

Adaptability

Real estate is an ever-evolving industry. It is important that you are open to new ways of doing business and changing your skillset to meet the needs of buyers and sellers.

At ARTI Academics, our team designs classes based on the skills you will need to succeed in the real estate market. We collaborate with industry professionals to learn from their experiences. Additionally, the instructors will provide forward-thinking and diverse insights to help you launch a successful real estate career. Please visit ARTI academics and develop your skill sets by enrolling in our classes or certificates.


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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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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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Real Estate Professionals in 2020

In the world of real estate technology and marketing conditions will continue to dramatically change in 2020 and beyond. Consumers’ desire real estate professionals for their expertise, guidance and counseling with one of the biggest and most meaningful transactions in their life. Once you complete your pre-licensing certificate through ARTI® Academics real estate school and obtain your real estate license, you’ll be ready to go!

As a real estate professional, some of the exciting items to look forward to are:
• Meeting and working with great people
• Utilizing technology and marketing skills.
• Stellar real estate education and training
• Enhanced communication skills
• Learning new win/win negotiating techniques
• Building professional networking relationships

These are just a few of many elements you will experience as a real estate professional. Feel free to reach out to continue to the conversation: support@artiacademics.com


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Introducing Your Certified Real Estate School Coach

Providing the best overall real estate school experience is extremely important to us - and you! We are now introducing your ARTI® Academics Certified Coach.  As a student striving to complete the real estate pre-licensing coursework, you now have a personal real estate coach available at your fingertips. ARTI® Academics has vetted this coach as an expert in the real estate industry.

Their primary purpose as a certified coach is to provide professional skills training and prepare you to be successful in the real estate field and pass the real estate exam. They will be a great resource to utilize through the 120 hours of Pre-Licensing and will be the direct contact to answer questions and help fulfill learning outcomes.

These resources were put in place because our education team at ARTI® Academics wants to ensure we are preparing the next generation of real estate professionals for success. We want to foster conversations and spark new ideas. Real Estate is an evolving field, and our certified coaches have encountered several of the changes over the years. In sharing their experiences will be beneficial for future real estate agents. "We're really excited to provide this addition to our real estate education platform", said Director of Education, Amanda Wickra, Ed.D. "Our certified coaches will bring a combination of significant teaching experience and subject matter expertise. They will help us continue to deliver an exceptional learning experience for our students."


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5 Things You Should Know About Real Estate School

Deciding whether or not to start and complete real estate school can be a difficult question. Before you get started, there are some key things that you should be aware of as you begin your real estate journey.

  1. Real estate school is not easy. For some people, the content and information from a real estate pre-license course may seem simple and straightforward, but it's not that easy. Lots of key definitions and terminology must be added to your internal knowledge base before you will successfully pass the test.  There are also many different real estate specific concepts and core areas of learning that need to be mastered for you to be successful. Some of the information will be specific to the state which you reside in.  For example, what may be required for the State of Utah will be different than the requirements and rules for the State of Nevada.
  2. It will take 120 hours of class time to complete. Deciding to become a real estate agent is a commitment.  Finishing real estate school is the first step.  You will have to focus the equivalent of three 40 hour weeks studying and learning what it takes to help someone with what will likely be the largest transaction of their life. The stakes are high and it is important to know your stuff. Don't think that you will be able to shortcut the prep time and education.
  3. You should finish real estate school within 60 days for the highest level of success. Since your goal is to become a real estate professional, it is important to retain the knowledge you've gained from your education.  This is achieved by completing real estate school within 60 days. When you finish school within that timeline, you're ready for the real estate license exam and as you move into your career you're relying on recent knowledge.  If you started real estate school 8 or 9 months prior, it is difficult to remember everything because you haven't put it into practice.
  4. You can do it all online. Did you know that you can complete real estate school 100% online?  That's right!  While there may be a lot of coursework involved, the online schools in real estate have proven high levels of success.  In fact, ARTI® Academics has the highest overall satisfaction rating of any school in the State of Utah from Google.  In addition, ARTI® Academics consistently ranks at or near the top of the list when it comes to exam pass rates. Part of the success comes from each student having their own dedicated ARTI® Certified Instructor who they can reach out to for answers to questions related to curriculum or the career.
  5.  There is a cost to get into the real estate business. Yes.  A real estate agent is a business owner.  You're in control of your own destiny.  Real Estate School is 100% free at ARTI® Academics, but as you begin your career you will have to plan on investing in your business.  This means being prepared to pay REALTOR® fees, MLS fees, and brokerage costs. These are typically small in comparison to what you will need to spend to market and grow your real estate business after you have your license. Outside of money, the largest cost you will experience is the time and energy needed to be successful.  Most real estate agents don't make it past the first year or two. While real estate school gets you started, you still have to go and compete to win business. We recommend our ARTI® 5 Contact Rule for new agents in real estate.  The ARTI® 5 Contact Rule is: Have 5 Real Estate Conversations Per Day. Put those people in to your Customer Relationship Manager. Follow Up Consistently.

Thank you for reading about the five things you should know about real estate school.  Please provide any comments or feedback below and we look forward to seeing you earn your real estate license with the help of ARTI® Academics.