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The 5 Best Real Estate Fonts for Successful Branding in 2020

The 5 Best Real Estate Fonts for Successful Branding in 2020

One of the most important steps a real estate professional can take for having a successful, lasting real estate career is establishing and maintaining their brand and image. A brand consists of three elements that help make a lasting impression on current and potential customers.

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Tips for Passing the Colorado Real Estate Exam

Tips for Passing the Colorado Real Estate Exam

In this post, we aim to provide you with the skills and information to pass the state (Colorado) portion of the real estate exam on your first try.

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3 Tips for Taking Better Real Estate Listing Photos

3 Tips for Taking Better Real Estate Listing Photos

First impressions are everything, and in the digital age that we live in, you only have a few seconds to capture a viewer’s attention. In this How-To, we'll teach you a few fundamental principles to help you start taking better real estate listing photos.

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Important Community Association Manager (CAM) Update

Important Community Association Manager (CAM) Update

The CAM licensing program will end at the Division of Real Estate (Division) on June 30, 2019, and the Division will no longer have any jurisdiction over community association managers and related management companies. 

VanEd will offer the CAM courses through the month of June for those who are interested.  Read more about the veto and the executive order the Governor issued which creates a stakeholder workgroup who is charged with making future licensing recommendations.

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Colorado Division of Real Estate Advisory: New Forms

Colorado Division of Real Estate Advisory: New Forms

On May 10, 2019, the Colorado Real Estate Commission (Commission) adopted a change to the Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate (CBS) forms, and also adopted a new Closing Instructions form. These forms are effective immediately.  VanEd will be including this information into our coursework in the coming few weeks. 

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Colorado Community Association Manager Program Legislation

Colorado Community Association Manager Program Legislation

Colorado’s community association manager licensure program update, HB 1212, has been passed by the Legislature, and the Governor has 30 days to sign or veto the bill before it becomes law. This bill revives prior licensure legislation until September 1, 2020, and creates a stakeholder process to gather information from owners and managers and make recommendations to the director regarding community management, such as the complaint process and credentialing. 

Of note for currently licensed CAMs is the continuiation of licensing which will require the completion of continuing education and renewal with the Division of Real Estate.

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TREC Hosting a Live Overview of Online Tools for Licensees

TREC Hosting a Live Overview of Online Tools for Licensees

Join online Live April 25th as TREC talks about all the recently launched tools which have launched on the TREC website.  These tools and resources are now available, making life a little easier for Texas license holders and applicants. 

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Oklahoma Real Estate Commission Updates Background Process

Oklahoma Real Estate Commission Updates Background Process

If you are an Oklahoma Real Estate License student and have not already submitted your fingerprints to the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission, please be advised, beginning April 5, 2019, all original applicants must utilize the IdentoGO electronic fingerprinting services by Idemia.  

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3 Keys to Success for Real Estate Agents in 2020

3 Keys to Success for Real Estate Agents in 2020

For real estate agents, the three keys to maintaining long-term success are developing a robust online presence, having an organized, daily routine, and growing throughout your professional career.

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Licensee Buy-Out Addendum Reinstated

The following important Real Estate Broker Advisory was issued by the Colorado Division of Real Estate after the February 4th meeting of the Colorado Real Estate Commission:

Licensee Buy-Out Addendum to Contract to Buy & Sell Real Estate Form reinstated and effective February 5, 2019.

More information and the notice is available in this post.  

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