Orientation

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Receiving Continuing Education (CE) Credits after you have successfully completed this course, you will receive three continuing education credit hours on your real estate license renewal transcript. To receive credit for the course, you must achieve 80 percent or better on each of the chapter quizzes and the final exam. If you do not pass a quiz or the exam, you will be given another quiz with new questions.

Course Completion Time

A Student has one year to complete any course from the date the student first started the course. After one year, the student’s privileges to access that course shall expire. Once you complete your course and have been certified, you will no longer have access to that course.

Certificate of Completion

Issued Immediately Online: upon completion of each course.

9 CREDIT HOURS PER DAY (MAX)

The Arizona Department of Real Estate will not allow a student to take more than 3 courses per day (9 hours of credit). Therefore, a student who completes 3 courses in a calendar day will not have access to their other courses until 12:00 a.m., which starts the next calendar day. You can only work on one course at a time, therefore, once you start a course, you must complete that course before you have access to your other courses.

Upon the successful completion of any course

You will receive a Certificate under your name, exactly as it appears when you first created your student account. Your certificate will be available to you immediately after passing your final exam by clicking a link. It is the student’s responsibility to then print the certificate from your computer. We do not fax or mail certificates to students.

Replacement Certificates

If you need a replacement certificate at a later date, duplicate certificates are also available online. In your student account, accessible to you with your username and password, you can access your course history and get class names and dates of completion.

There is no charge to create a Student Account. This gives you the ability to order courses from us. However, once you order courses, there shall be no refunds of monies paid. All sales of classes are final. Dodd’s School Of Real Estate will refund any fees for courses if the course is discontinued by the school, preventing the student from completing the course.

About the Instructor

Shane Dodd

Shane is an Active Designated Broker and is dedicated and committed to helping you succeed as a Realtor in today’s marketplace. He has been developing and instructing professional and business development courses since 2007. Shane and his staff regularly update these courses to help ensure students are receiving the latest in training and development.  We sincerely hope that you enjoy your training experience as you go through this course. If you have questions about course content, would like to provide feedback to help improve the course, or experience any technical difficulty while in the course, you are welcome to contact us by clicking the “Help”.

Linda Tummolo

Linda is an active Associate Broker and is also dedicated and committed to helping you succeed as a Realtor® in today’s market. Linda has been a mentor since 2007. Held a position as Managing Broker and has been developing and teaching new agents to be able to navigate their journey from the beginning to their first successful transaction and all the aspects in between from lead generating, searching, negotiating, accounting and the closing. Teaching has always been her passion.

The Orientation part of this course is not part of the ADRE Continuing Education Requirement. This section is for informational purposes only regarding this website and information on the instructors.

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148173128Real Estate Disclosure

Disclosure refers to providing buyers information known to the seller or broker/agent concerning the condition or other aspects of real property that may affect the property’s value or its desirability.  There are laws regarding the information that must be disclosed, even if a buyer does not ask for specific information. Statistics show that more than one out of six real estate professionals will be at the brunt of a lawsuit within their career. One of the biggest contributors to this outcome is the direct result of sellers and selling agents underestimating the significance of the non-disclosed information that may adversely affect the value of real estate. And once the lawsuit has been filed, sellers, selling agents, buyer agents, inspectors, and builders are all at risk.

Quick Quiz

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Statistics show that more than “” out of “” real estate professionals will be at the brunt of a lawsuit within their career.

Seller’s Disclosure

Sellers commonly cause future trouble for themselves and their agents by mistakenly believing that property flaws need not be mentioned. Real estate agents should ask sellers to identify flaws that they are aware of regarding their property. When you represent sellers, you should also identify any repairs or remodel that the seller may have done to maintain or upgrade the property. Before the actual transaction, agents should also identify changes in the area in which the property is located. For instance, a zoning change to connecting properties from agricultural to commercial or anticipated changes to city roadways used to access the property.

NOTE: Buyers have rights under most terms of Purchase and Sale agreements to anticipate full disclosure from sellers and real estate professionals involved in the transaction process. In some cases, when questioning sellers about the condition of their property, it is not likely that simply asking questions will sufficiently jog their memory. For this reason, it may be beneficial to tour the property with them while asking questions about the property’s condition and any damage that may have occurred, including the history of repairs performed to fix any damages. You should also question sellers to find out if the repairs eliminated the problems. This may also involve drawing attention to anything that you notice, even if it is just a small fixable problem or repair. Remember your buyer may not be a handyman. 

For instance, if you note a crack that has been filled in the foundation or indications of previous water intrusion on a wall or ceiling (e.g., warped ceiling texture of swollen crown or baseboard molding), you should ask questions about how long the problems existed before they were corrected, what was done to eliminate them, and if the repairs corrected the problem.
Another important method for identifying this information is to remind sellers that those who have property for sale are obligated to identify issues that are not within “reasonable observation” of buyers.

Quick Quiz

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You should ask questions about how “” the problems existed before they were corrected, what was done to eliminate them, and if the “” corrected the problem.

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