Introduction to Mandates & Commissions Course

Introduction to Mandates & Commissions Course

Introduction to Mandates & Commissions Online Course

This 10-day course will enhance your knowledge giving you confidence in knowing that your commission is secure when you are listing a property.  You will be able to use the skills provided to professionally conclude a mandate wherein both you and your client understand how commission is earned and when it is paid.

Introduction to Mandates and Commissions

This short online course highlights not only mandate types but the services that the property practitioner must offer to his client to ensure a successful mandate. The mandate is the very start of the property transaction and it must set the pace for the way forward.  In this skill-enhancing course we cover:

  • Open Mandate
  • Sole Mandate
  • Exclusive Sole Mandate
  • Commissions
  • Client Services

It is a waste of the property practitioners time to conclude a mandate with a seller or landlord unless he or she is confident that the transaction will result in a sale or rental, and that the practitioner will be paid for the work he has performed, timeously.

Many practitioners do not understand the simplicity of this initial task in the property chain.  They spend a vast amount of time beating about the bush and not concluding a clear mandate.  A client must have full confidence in his appointed practitioner and this can only be achieved with professional communication.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing Introduction to Mandates and Commissions course, click the “Take this Course” button and get started!

Introduction to Trust Accounts & Fidelity Fund Course

Introduction to Trust Account & Fidelity Fund Online Course

Introduction to Trust Account & Fidelity Fund Online Course

This short 10-day course will take you through the basic understanding of what is required of the Property Practitioner by the Regulatory Authority when applying to become a real estate property practitioner and how to manage trust funds.

Our skill-enhancing online course carefully explains legislated requirements, so that any Property Practitioner entering the industry will be able to easily understand what the compliance factors surrounding both fidelity fund certificates and trust accounts.

The fidelity fund is insurance protecting the public against any misconduct he or she may encounter when concluding a property transaction with a real estate property practitioner. For this reason, it is regulated that all property practitioners must hold a valid current fidelity fund certificate, failing which they will not be allowed to trade.

Trust accounts are legislated by the Act, and all real estate firms must hold at least one trust account and adhere to the regulations surrounding trust accounts.  Non-compliance can result in a penalty and/or a jail sentence.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing Introduction to Trust Account & Fidelity Fund Online Course click “Take this Course” and get started on your real estate journey!

Introduction to Property Law Course

Property Law in South Africa

Introduction to Property Law Online Course

This 10-day course will take you through the basic understanding of what is required of the Property Practitioner in the field, and what knowledge he must have so that he can confidently guide both his buyers and sellers through the legalities of purchasing a property.

Introduction to Property Law

This short online course is carefully explained so that any Property Practitioner entering the industry will be able to easily grasp the content and apply it to his daily interaction with his clients. It covers the following topics:

  • Immovable property
  • Title Deeds
  • Servitudes
  • Real Rights
  • Ownerships
  • Transfer

It further goes on to incorporate the usages of vacant land, freehold houses, sectional title apartments, group housing schemes, share block and retirement schemes as well as warehouses, retail and office parks.

There are many aspects of property law that a property practitioner must be aware of, such as permanent fixtures, expropriation, prescription, real rights, insolvency, taxes and so forth.  All of these and more form part of the valuable information in this course.

To buy this 10-day skill-enhancing course, an Introduction to Property Law, please click the “Take this Course” button and get started on your real estate journey!

FIC Compliance Course

FIC Compliance Course

The FIC Act lists estate agents –as defined in the Estate Agency Affairs Act, 1976 (Act 112 of 1976) – as accountable institutions and requires them to be fully compliant with the FIC Act. Why are Property Practitioners listed in the Act as accountable institutions?

The property sector has been identified as being at risk of being abused by money launderers. This sector has been used to hide funds and as a vehicle to help criminals introduce their proceeds into the financial system.

The property space has the potential for criminals to put into practice all three aspects of typical money laundering activity: placement, laying and integration. Furthermore, they can clean or hide large amounts of money in a single transaction. The purchase of a dwelling, plot or building for a large sum of money, for example, may not raise too many alarm bells. For these reasons, estate agents can become easy targets for criminals wanting to use them to launder their illicit funds. Given that estate agents are familiar with their industry, their clients’ behaviour and their habits, these industry experts are also best suited to identify when certain behaviour is suspicious or unusual.

Central to being listed under Schedule 1 of the FIC Act as accountable institutions, estate agents are required to fulfil seven obligations to achieve compliance with the FIC Act.

FIC Compliance Course

Why was FICA amended? – The pressure to strengthen the Act came about following the infamous Fidentia Pyramid Scheme, one of South Africa’s biggest financial scandals to date. Fraudster J Arthur Brown was able to defraud 47 000 widows and orphans of their savings, amounting to more than R500 million. This showed that the legislation we had clearly wasn’t enough.

The biggest factor that led to the amendment was South Africa’s membership in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the international regulatory body dedicated to fighting money-laundering. Prior years saw South Africa fall short of the requirements for membership, which meant we were under threat of being kicked out. And without membership, our local banks would have been unable to meaningfully participate in the global banking community.

All entities classified as “accountable institutions” in terms of Fica must comply, which includes the latest amendments.

Click the “Take this Course” button below for this 30-day FIC Compliance course and ensure that you and your agency remain compliant with FIC.

Property Management Course

SSETA US: 15057 | 15056 | 15336 | 15069

Property Management Course

Are you the next Property Management Mogul – Do you want to:

  • Be the leader in maintaining and controlling the use of asset and investment resources?
  • Negotiate and manage resources for facilities management?
  • Evaluate the viability and performance of a real estate portfolio and
  • Manage the marketing and leasing of commercial, industrial and business properties?

If this is your requirement then you must take this course!  It is designed to ensure that you will understand how to achieve all the above techniques and above all it will help you to strategise and prepare yourself for success in these fields.  The course supplies you with templates and valuable training material.

Once found competent, you will be issued with a PropAcademy Certificate of Completion. A property practitioner who has been certificated against or exempt from NQF Level 4 will receive 22 SAQA credits which can be used towards another full qualification such as the NQF Level 5 Real Estate.

Property Management: 22 Credits

Property management short course has been developed to provide higher-level training for property practitioners, brokers and facility managers.  The goal is to provide higher-level, more targeted training, focused on some of the electives that enable performance in key business areas.

Facility and portfolio managers are often restricted to the administration and maintenance management of an investment and are not privy to the exciting dynamics of negotiation in managing a full investment portfolio, selling businesses, selling and leasing commercial and industrial opportunities.  This course will show you how to manage the full spectrum.

If you want to advance your career in real estate, click the “Take this Course” button below and start your 12-week Property Management course today!

Property Valuation Course

Valuation : SSETA US: 15078 : 15085 : 15075

Property Valuation Course

If you want to be able to estimate property valuations and determine the highest and best use of a property, then this 12-week soft skills course is for you!  It is ideal if you are wanting to excel in property listings, both commercial and residential and should be taken by all Principal Property Practitioners so that they can guide their intern estate agents on how to prepare a valuation estimate, analyse the market and be able to determine property values.

Success in real estate depends largely on the number of sole mandates that you as a property practitioner attain, from single dwellings to retail and new developments.  This course will enable you to produce a professional estimated valuation report for an investor, giving him unbiased “highest & best use” of the property, and securing his confidence and trust in your ability to take his investment from base level and achieve his required return.

We provide you with learning material as well as videos, face-to-face events and inter-active webinars.

Property Valuation: 24 Credits

A property practitioner who has been certificated against or exempt from NQF Level 4 will receive 24 SAQA credits which they can use towards another full qualification such as the NQF Level 5 Real Estate.  Those that do not have this certification will receive a PropAcademy Certificate of Completion.

The goal is to provide higher level, more targeted training, focused on some of the electives that enable performance in key business areas to all property practitioners.

This course aims to enable participants to develop working knowledge of the core elements, tools and processes of commercial and residential real estate valuation applicable to retail, office, and special trading properties, as well as development land.  It includes resource material, learning material and short videos for each of the four tasks.

The content of this course covers the following:

  • Perform valuations of income-producing properties
  • Perform valuations of agricultural properties used for extensive farming
  • Perform valuations of vacant land

The outcome will ensure that the applicant can:

  • Identify and collect information about income-producing properties and
  • Analyse the market on different types of properties and
  • Determine the values of different types of properties.

Task 1:

Identification of properties, classification of agricultural land, identification and classification of vacant land, general valuation concepts, the scope of a valuation assignment, legislation income, vacant and agricultural, town planning schemes, case law, guides and structural plans, preparing for site inspection and feasibility study.

Task 2:

Economic analysis, property potential, basis for valuation, market analysis, cultural and regional variances.

Task 3:

Valuation approach, valuation methods, the basis for valuation, application of direct comparison method, capitalization method and discounted cash flow method.

Task 4:

Perform valuations of income-producing properties, agricultural properties and vacant land.

If you want to advance your career in real estate, click the “Take this Course” button below and start your 12-week Property Valuation course today!