Category Archives: Education

We have several real estate classes scheduled for 2018!

2018 CLASS SCHEDULE
Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, Orange and Lake Counties

SOUTHWEST ORLANDO -7601 Conroy Windermere Road Orlando 32835
March 21st to April 23th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam: April 26th Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

 
CLERMONT – 1390 Hancock Road Clermont 34711 Weekend Class
Saturday March 24th 9 AM – 5PM
Saturday March 31st and Sunday April 1st 9 AM – 5PM
Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th 9 AM – 5PM
Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th 9 AM – 5PM
Saturday April 21st Review and Final Test 9 AM – 5PM

 
KISSIMMEE-1950 E. Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy. Kissimmee 34744 Weekend
Saturday March 31st 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday April 28th Review and Final Exam 9AM to 5 PM

 
LONGWOOD—1445 SR 434 Suite 200—Longwood, FL. 32750_ __
April 2nd to May 3rd Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam May 7th Monday 6 PM to 9 PM

 
DELAND 1961 S. WOODLAND BLVD. 32720___2 WEEK DAY CLASS
2 WEEK DAY CLASS
April 18th to April 27th Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Review and Class Exam: April 30th Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

 
OVIEDO – 2100 Alafaya Trail Oviedo 32765___________________ ____
May 9 to June 13th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam June 18th Monday 6PM to 9PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

 
CLERMONT – 1390 Hancock Road Clermont 34711_________________
May 9 to June 13th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam June 18th Monday 6PM to 9PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

 
WEKIVA – 317 Wekiva Springs Road – Longwood, FL. 32779___________
2 WEEK DAY CLASS
May 16 to May 25th Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Review and Class Exam: May 29th Tuesday 9 AM to 5 PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

 
LONGWOOD—1445 SR 434 Suite 200—Longwood, FL. 32750_ __
May 21st to June 15th Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam June 28th Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

 
KISSIMMEE-1950 E. Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy. Kissimmee 34744_______
May 23rd to June 27th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam: July 2nd Monday 6 PM to 9 PM
NO CLASS MEMORIAL DAY

 
DELAND 1961 S. WOODLAND BLVD. 32720___2 WEEK DAY CLASS
2 WEEK DAY CLASS
June 13th to June 22nd Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Review and Class Exam: June 25th Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

 
CLERMONT – 1390 Hancock Road Clermont 34711 2 WEEK DAY CLASS
June 20th to June 29th Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri. 6 PM to 10 PM
Review and Class Exam: July 2nd Monday 9 AM to 5 PM
2 WEEK DAY CLASS

 
DELAND 1961 S. WOODLAND BLVD. 32720_______________________
July 9th to August 9th Mon, Tues, & Thurs 6PM to 10PM
Class Exam: August 13th Monday 6PM to 9PM

 
SOUTHWEST ORLANDO -7601 Conroy Windermere Road Orlando 32835
July 11th to August 6th Mon, Wed, & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM
Class Exam: August 9th Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

 
WEKIVA – 317 Wekiva Springs Road – Longwood, FL. 32779___________
2 WEEK DAY CLASS
July 25 to August 3rd Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Review and Class Exam: August 6th Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

 
PORT ORANGE – 808 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange 32127_______________
September 10th- October 11th Mon, Tues. & Thurs 6 PM to 10 PM

This morning’s training is on pricing listings.

This morning  I will be meeting with newer and inexperienced agents to discuss the methods they can use to help a seller determine the correct list price for their home.

We will be looking at several methods including a comparable market analysis, tax value vs real value, sold prices per square foot and marketing positioning research.

I am confident that our agents will leave the meeting with a better understanding of this portion of the listing process, which should help them secure and successfully sell their future listings.

Contact me to be part of our highly successful team in the Kissimmee Watson Realty!

A real estate career offers unlimited income potential and flexibility

Real estate career

I am delighted you are interested in a career in real estate. A real estate career offers unlimited income potential and flexibility. Our agents are provided the tools, training and education that help them achieve the successes they desire.

Your first step to an exciting career in real estate is to attend a Florida approved pre-license course. We offer classes throughout Central Florida including schools that are held in DeLand, Kissimmee, Orlando, Longwood, Clermont and Championsgate.

Our courses are often held in the evening and are priced to meet most budgets.

If you would like information on the next Florida real estate school pre-licensing course near you or additional information about an exciting career in real estate, please call at 407-304-0255.

Kissimmee real estate school starts May 10th

Are you interested in receiving your Florida real estate license?  Do you want to sell real estate as a career in the Osceola are?  If so, you may want to sign up for our next real estate class.

The Kissimmee school starts on May 10th and is held from 6 pm-10 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with the final exam to be held on June 19th.

Email me; gstaker@watsonrealtycorp.com,  and I will forward you a registration form to complete.  Cost: $245.00

 

If you are new in the business, we will write the offer for you!

watsoncares1Many new real estate agents are hesitant at the beginning of their careers simply because they do not understand the paperwork they are required to assist a buyer with, when purchasing a home.

Ellen and I offer an extensive initial training program for our new agents, however, when an agent gets started quickly, sometimes they need help before they receive their initial training.

We are there to help.

We are happy to write the offer for our newer agents.  With our use of transaction desk, we are ale to shadow the new agent’s profile and complete the offer for them and their buyer.  All they would need to get the following from the buyer; purchase price, escrow deposit amount, closing date, type of financing or will they be paying cash, do they want a home warranty. Any other terms or conditions that are important to them that are not already on the contract.

We never want our agents to miss a sale simply because they are new.

If you are a new agent and want to be part of a team that is there to support you, give us a call!

A question about withdrawn listings.

Q: I have a buyer I am working with and they asked me about a property that they saw on realtor.com.  I looked it up on the MLS and it was withdrawn 30 days ago after being on the market for over 440 days.  My buyers are interested in the house.  Since it was withdrawn and not expired can I still attempt to contact the owners or should I contact the agent that had the listing?

A:  In my opinion, you should contact the listing agent first.  It could still be under listing contract.  Just because it shows as withdrawn in the MLS does not necessarily mean that the listing contract between the real estate company and seller has expired or is no longer valid.

 

 

Kissimmee Watson School of Real Estate is now offering the state required 45 hr. post licensing class

Cost:$150

Are you newly licensed?  We are offering the required 45 hour post licensing class tht you need to complete.

KISSIMMEE-1950 E. Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy.  Kissimmee 34744

Friday, January 8th 5 PM – 10 PM        Saturday, January 9th  9 AM – 6 PM,  Sunday, January 10th  9 AM -6 PM
AND
Friday, January 15th 5 PM – 10 PM     Saturday, January 16th  9 AM – 6 PM,  Sunday, January 17th  9 AM -6 PM

Review and State Exam will be given in class on
Sunday January 17th  9 AM to 6 PM

Contact me to reserve a seat!

Kissimmee real estate school starts September 9th

Are you interested in a real estate sales career?  We are offering a pre-licensing course to be held in our Watson Realty Corp. Kissimmee office on September 9th, 2015.

The class will run from September 9th to October 12th.  This will be a night class with hours of 6pm to 10pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  The cost to attend is $245, which includes textbook, class materials and final exam.

To reserve a seat, please email me for a registration package.

gstaker@watsonrealtycorp.com

Real Estate Agent Training: TouchCMA

We will be offering in office introduction and training on the TouchCMA seller and buyer presentation tool.  TouchCMA allows our agents to perform live and in-depth market analysis for their clients, quickly and accurately.

This training will be held in our office and is open to area agents interested in learning more about our Company and this program.  This presentation will be on August 13, 2015 from 10am – noon.  Our office location is 1950 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.  Kissimmee 34744.  Call me if you would like more information on Watson Realty Corp. and/or to register for this training.

(8-13-2013) Great to see so many attending this mornings class!

touchcma training

 

What options does the FARBAR purchase contract provide when dealing with inspection report repairs?

What are the options does the FARBAR purchase contract provide when dealing with inspection report repairs?

Page 5, section 12 of the FARBAR AS IS contract deals  with the property inspection.  This clause, in my opinion, allows the buyer to terminate the contract or accept the condition of the property.

In many transaction , real estate agents want to offer a 3rd option, that of negotiating these repairs.  While it is the right of buyer and seller to mutually agree to amend a contract, I would strongly suggest that the agents involved should not be in a hurry to do so.

FloridaRealtors.org legal section has addressed this issue and the answer to a similar question included this suggestion; “Since the as-is aspect of the contract is a central theme referenced throughout, we recommend that parties wanting to make the contract more like a formal inspection and repair contract hire a lawyer to draft the amendment. ”  You can reference the question and answer regarding this here.

That is a pretty strong recommendation to hire a lawyer to draft the amendment.  Unless the agents involved are lawyers, it would be in their best interest to not prepare an amendment with the purpose of negotiating repairs under an AS IS contract.  This will help reduce risk management issues.