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Current Classes

The Closing Agent is currently offering the following CE Courses.

Contracts 101

Course Description

  1. Requirements for sellers, buyers, and agents under the FR/BAR Contract.
  2. Timelines, document delivery, escrow requirements, and other contractual obligations.
  3. Being best prepared as a Listing or Selling Agent.
  4. Contract considerations regarding escrow disputes.
  5. Provisions within the sales contract relevant to attempting or avoiding contract cancellation.
  6. New contract financing contingency pitfalls and how to resolve them.
  7. Sample addenda.
  8. FARBAR timeline forms.

Types of Agency

Course Description

  1. An overview of the processes involved in taking the role of listing agent, buyer’s agent, or transaction agent.
  2. A review of the commission implications of each type of agency.
  3. A review of agency disclosure requirements.
  4. A review of the fiduciary duties owed to a buyer or seller in each type of agency relationship.
  5. A brief overview of Florida Agency Law.

FIRPTA/1031 Exchanges/Investment Properties

Course Description

  1. Taxation of a seller under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act.
  2. Which persons and properties are subject to FIRPTA withholding?
  3. What are the exceptions to FIRPTA?
  4. 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges.
  5. Timelines, requirements, and considerations for 1031 investing.
  6. A review of tax certificates and tax deed sales.
  7. Homestead exemptions.
  8. Each attendee will receive the publication Section 1031: Tax Deferred Exchanges In A Nutshell.

Title 101: How to Review a Title Commitment

Course Description

  1. Discussion regarding wild mortgages, defective deeds, legal description defects, and vesting errors.
  2. An overview of the effects of judgments and liens on the buying and selling processes.
  3. Information regarding title commitments, payoffs, lispendens, estoppels, municipal lien searches, surveys, and permitting along with the effects each can have on a real estate transaction.
  4. Avoiding earnest money deposit forfeiture: A review of financing contingency clauses and vital dates.
  5. An examination of trust vesting and corporate requirements for both buyers and sellers.

Surveys

Course Description

  1. Information on how to read a survey.
  2. Steps to take when there are encroachments that could affect the sale of the property.
  3. When to object to a survey defect.
  4. Discussion regarding easements of record.
  5. Different types of easements and their implications.
  6. A discussion of different types of legal descriptions.

FR/BAR Addenda

Course Description

  1. Taxation of a seller under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act.
  2. Which persons and properties are subject to FIRPTA withholding?
  3. What are the exceptions to FIRPTA?
  4. 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges.
  5. Timelines, requirements and considerations for 1031 investing.
  6. A review of tax certificates and tax deed sales.
  7. Homestead exemptions.
  8. Each attendee will receive Section 1031: Tax Deferred Exchanges In A Nutshell.

Probate/Trusts/Title Vesting

Course Description

  1. An examination of the different types of probate:
    • Summary Administration
    • Formal Administration
    • Ancillary Administration
  2. A review of handling homestead versus non-homestead property.
  3. Discussion of the cost and time it takes to administer a probate and who is authorized to sign the listing agreement and contract.
  4. The process for approving the sale of property with the Court.
  5. Avoiding probate by strategic titling of real property.

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Testimonials

Building Relationships & Earning Trust

JoAnn Best

Realtor®
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Just wanted to take a quick minute and thank you and your company so much for the monthly CE classes! Because of COVID other options I considered at the Realtor Assn. were all cancelled. It is so great that you have made them available online! I find Barry and Christian much more engaging than any other online course I have taken. Plus the opportunity to ask questions and hear about real situations that we might face makes it even better! Your classes have kept me on track to get my license renewed on time since you make sure the credits for classes are sent to the DBPR in a timely manner. Not only do you do a great job managing transactions - but this "value added" service to realtors is greatly appreciated.

Charlie Orden

Broker/Owner
Remax Town Center
Orlando, Winter Garden

It is not too often that an attorney with the knowledge and experience of Barry Miller would offer his time in such a generous manner. The information presented is a huge resource that I encourage all of my agents to take advantage of.

David Dorman

Realtor®
Century 21

The Closing Agent’s advances in technology and innovation allow us to offer services to our clients that are unmatched by our competition. Barry Miller Law’s legal expertise is invaluable to our clients.

Jennifer King

Realtor®
Kelly Price & Company

We would like to take the time to show you the great level of satisfaction that we have had with your services through our short-sale process. Your level of responsiveness, professionalism and customer oriented attitude was of the highest. You were referred to us by one of your clients and we just want to let you know that you have another source of referral on us.

Jeff Haeger

Realtor®
RE/MAX Town Centre

The Closing Agent helped me on this transaction and they were not even the title company involved. That is going above and beyond!

Elaine Gigicos

Realtor®

After attending our “Hot Properties” event Elaine said “I put it on my calendar right after the last meeting! Looking forward to it and thank you for providing this great format to network and present our listings."

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