Thursday, March 31, 2011

Virginia Beach Real Estate Education Licensing, CE, PL, and Seminars


April Xtreme Agent Training Licensing, PL, CE, and Seminars

New Agent Licensing
Millennium School of Real Estate's Schedule offers our students new and exciting options to help you obtain your license and plan your new career!

Our next Day class starts April 4th, 2011 ( 4 weeks). Our next Evening class starts on Monday April 18th, 2011 (6 weeks).

Call 436-4336 or text Mia at 761-6611!


Paperless Office - How to work

with DocuSign Management



Kenny Letner is the Nationally Certified Trainer



April 19, 2011

Tuesday, 9am - 12:00pm



This Seminar will cover:

- E-Signatures

- E-Records

- How to get Organized

- Programs that work w/Cloud Technology

- How to use & set up programs

3 hours of CE, PLE, or Broker Management Credits

Click here to RSVP

Cost: $20.00

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new class



How can Gmail make your life easier?



April 21, 2011

Thursday, 9am - 11:00am



- have your own domain email address

- pop your email through one portal

- syncs with Outlook

- sync with your cell phone

- allows you to be virtual

Cost: No Charge Bring Your Laptop!

Call to RSVP - class too new, not on website

757-436-4336, or text 761-6611 for your RSVP

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Broker Classes - Classroom



Broker Law - April 4 - April 27, 2011

Monday & Wednesdays



Find out why our classes continue to grow! This course is about the structure of Law and how it relates to our everyday decisions in real estate. Although Law may be boring to some, you have to check this course out...we have mock mediation and arbitration panels...come join the fun and get the experience of a lifetime!



Real estate agents interested in receiving their broker's license must meet the following requirements:

•• Actively engaged as full time real estate agent for 36 consecutive months (you may start taking your courses during this same 36 months).
•• Successfully completed four 45 hour courses in subjects such as brokerage, real estate law, real estate finance and real estate appraisal or other related approved subjects.
•• Pass the PSI exam to become a broker.
•These classes are countable forever so long as you can prove you have completed the course.
Cost: $299.00 - No extra charge for textbook. Best Value in town.

Click to here to RSVP

Don't wait, call today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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PSI Cram for Brokers & Pre-Licensees

April 12, 2011, starts at 9:00am

If you, or you know someone who is having a hard time passing the Broker's PSI exam or the Salesperson's PSI exam... please recommend them to this course. We have an outstanding success rate!



This is not a mandatory class and receives no credit, however, this is the class to help give you the basics to pass the brokers PSI. The class goes over the basic National and State real estate definitions and laws that will appear on the PSI. The brokers PSI is very similar to the salesman's PSI and this will give you the review on information you already knew, but don't use daily and have long since forgotten.



Cost: $79, if you have not taken all four broker's classes with Millennium.

Click here to RSVP



Book is sold separate: $40.00

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How to Sell & Buy HUD Homes



April 26, 2011

Seats fill Quickly - Please RSVP soon



Tuesday, 9am - 12:30pm



A service provided to our real estate community.

Presented by: Susan Jenkins, w/Native American Group Realty

Cost: No Charge

Call to RSVP - date not on website

757-436-4336 or text 761-6611 for your RSVP - we need your name and email address.

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Online Education



Post License (PL)

New Agent

•30 Hr Mandatory & Elective PL
•15 Hr Mandatory PL
•15 Hr Elective PL
Continuing Education (CE)

•8 Hr Elective
•8 Hr Mandatory
•16 Hr Mandatory & Elective
•8 Hr Broker Management (for brokers only)
Individual CE Courses

Electives

•3 Hr Real Estate Finance
•3 Hr Technology
•2 Hr Business Planning
Mandatory

•3 Hr Ethics & Standards of Conduct
•2 Hr Fair Housing
•1 Hr Legal Updates & Emerging Trends
•2 Hr Real Estate Contracts
•1 Hr Agency Law
Principles of Real Estate is also offered online.


















Please visit our website often for new dates and times of classes offered throughout the year!



4176 S. Plaza Trail, Suite 217 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757-436-4336

www.WeTrainProfessionals.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chesapeake Home Sellers and FSBOs it's time to Declutter and Stage!

If you are ready to sell this Spring or Summer it is time to start thinking about de-cluttering and staging. Since it is time to Spring clean anyway why not start now!. Here is good info for you passed on by THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Via Patricia Kennedy (Evers & Company Realtors):

You really think buyers will use their imaginations when they see your cluttered or unstaged house?

Well, some might. In fact, there are some buyers who actually seek out these diamonds in the rough. They are usually shrewd professionals looking for something to buy cheap, then fix up, stage, then resell for top dollar.

But your buyers who are looking for their Dream House are in a whole other category. While their agents may be able to spot a great home that, with a little elbow grease or great decor could be fabulous, many buyers looking for the place they are going to live and plant rose bushes and have a great life - well, they usually need a little bit of help.

They are looking for something that is staged to sell.

Buyers often select homes the way we select our mates. It's pheromones. They feel an actual physical attraction to the home they choose. And like people, it's easier for a house to become the object of one's affections if it shows well.

This post was actually inspired by a showing I had last week. Some things about the house were terrific. Some were not.

It was most certainly not cluttered. In fact, it was totally empty.

The rooms were large and sun-filled. It had a living room with a pretty fireplace mantel. There was a huge family room addition with cathedral ceilings, a large screened in porch, and a nicely landscaped fenced back yard.

But there were two negatives. The kitchen was re-done in the early 1980's, when white formica countertops were the rage. And even though it was huge and quite well laid out, my buyer had a hard time imagining what she'd do with it. And the place was completely unstaged, making it hard to appreciate the vast spaces or imagine how to use all the room. It was an overwhelming expanse of beautiful hardwood floors.

Then yesterday we looked at a place inhabited by a seller who was reasonably tidy with pretty nice taste in furnishings. But it looked lived in. It was still very much the seller's house. It also could have used some emptying out, a coat of fresh paint, and a hardwood floor refinish. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't quite there.

The point is, these buyers just couldn't get her arms around either place. They didn't call out to, "BUY!!!! ME!!!!!"

I'll give them credit. They are making the attempt - something a lot of buyers just don't do anymore.

And if it's hard to fall in love with an empty house that is spotless, or a lived-in home that falls short of zen, one that is cluttered with housitosis is even harder to sell - at least to buyers looking for a home to live in.

As I write this, I look around my own house, which I'm planning to put on the market in the near-ish future. And it's going to take a huge amount of work to get it ready for prime time - so much that I'd be mortified to post the "before" pictures. But it will be worth the effort to live like a compulsive zen minimalist neatnic for a while. When I sell, my home will certainly be staged to sell!

Perhaps I should begin now! Time to empty that kitty litter box!

Buyers are becoming spoiled by all of the great stagers out there!






"I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true success always requires the help and support of others. Please send me your referrals."

Visit my website today, The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea "Dee Dee" Jones djoneshomes@gmail.com

Associate Broker Wainwright Real Estate Virginia Beach, VA

Certified Real Estate Instructor Millennium School Of Real Estate

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chesapeake Real Estate FHA Buyers and Refi's beware of 2011 loan changes


FHA Changing Monthly MIP rates...effects Purchases and refis...Again

I keep telling my loan officers, don't nobody bring me no bad news!!!!!! then I get this info today!

Provided from Brandon J. Blalock, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer McLean Mortgage Virginia Beach, VA

Here we go again! The last increase took us from 0.55% to 0.90% (annually) on a 30 year fixed with 3.5% down. This next increase is an across the board 0.25% increase, so this will take us from 0.90% to 1.15% on a 30 year fixed.

What does this mean in terms of your monthly payment?
For each $100,000 borrowed on an FHA loan, your monthly payment will increase by $20.83.
Why is this increasing?
The word is that the FHA reserve fund continues to head in the wrong direction and they will continue to make these types of course corrections until they stop the bleeding.

How can I avoid this increase?
There is still time to avoid the increase. You will need to obtain an FHA case number on or before April 17, 2010. That means that you will need to determine which property you are purchasing prior to that to avoid the increase -

or if you are refinancing, you will need to start the process and have your lender order a case number before this date.

If you need more info on how to qualify before the change, give me a call!

Call me if you know someone who needs to buy, sell, or rent!

Buyers: FREE Access to Home Listings, FREE 2-10 1yr Home Warranty plan, FREE Home Buying Consultation, FREE Transaction Coordination, FREE Buyers Representation Services, FREE Tours of Homes. Buyers receive and Sellers offer 1 MONTH FREE Cox Bundle Package. Sellers: Save up to 1% in commissions!

Contact me Today,
Deandrea "Dee Dee" Jones
Associate Broker
Wainwright Real Estate
ph:757-831-8294
fx: 866-721-3135
www.DJonesRealEstate.com
blog: DJonesRealEstateBlog.info

If you are in Hampton Roads, Southern Virginia Cities: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Williamsburg, York County. Join the Group, http://activerain.com/groups/hamptonroads

"I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true success always requires the help and support of others. Please send me your referrals."

Visit my website today, The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea "Dee Dee" Jones djoneshomes@gmail.com

Associate Broker Wainwright Real Estate Virginia Beach, VA

Certified Real Estate Instructor Millennium School Of Real Estate

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Williamsburg, VA Events Free Busch Garden passes to 5 and under


Register Today for a FREE preschool pass to Busch Gardens good for kids 5 and under. go to http://Buschgardens.com/va to register and then click on special offers.

Print your voucher online and to redeem your voucher for your free ticket you will need to bring the voucher and a certified copy of your child's birth certificate to the front gate ticket window and you will be given a pass good to September 5th, 2011.

Pass is good at Busch Gardens Williamsburg only.

Park is promoting the new Sesame Street themed play land called the Forest of Fun. Filled with characters from Sesame Street and kids sized activities to entertain little people.

Don't miss out on your free ticket!!! This info provided by Dee Dee Jones The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady http://DjonesRealEstate.com Wainwright Real Estate Virginia Beach, VA.