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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Many Agents Are Rushing to Take a Class That Will Be Out of Date Jan. 1st

Last week I wrote about Realtors rushing to take the required Code of Ethics class before the end of the year so their Realtor membership is not suspended.  All licensees (not just Realtors) face another important year-end deadline — taking the annual Colorado Real Estate Commission (CREC) update class so that their real estate license isn’t suspended.

It’s a 3-hour class which is taught all year long.  The teachers of this annual class have already been trained on the 2017 class which will be taught starting on January 1st. Those agents who are rushing to take the 2016 class in December are taking a class that will be out-of-date 10 days from now.
At Golden Real Estate, it is company policy that all agents take this annual course as early in the year as possible.  None of us are among those taking the 2016 class this month, because we took it back in February 2016.  We have scheduled the 2017 update class for January 9th in our Golden office. We have limited space to accommodate agents from other brokerages. Call me if you’d like to join us.

I wish all brokerages would encourage their agents to take the course early in the year, so that they are aware as early as possible of what the CREC wants every agent to know for the upcoming year.

It would be great if the CREC would require that the update class be taken in the first quarter, instead of by December 31st.

Published Dec. 22, 2016, in the YourHub section of the Denver Post and in four Jefferson County weekly newspapers.

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