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Jul
15
Mon
GRI 101 – Twin Falls @ Western Magic Valley REALTORS
Jul 15 @ 8:30 am – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

GRI 101 – Taxation and Investment Property;
Tax & Self-Employed

GRI 101 Taxation and Investment includes some of the most relevant issues that Realtors® need to be aware of, including the following:

  1. The latest information regarding the tax deductibility of Real Estate Taxes on a principal residence as well as the changes in the home mortgage and home equity indebtedness interest deductibility rules as a result of recent tax reform (2017).
  2. The latest information regarding the tax changes to the IRC 1031 Exchange
  3. The latest information how the tax changes impact deductions for real estate investment properties.

These issues are important for Realtors® to know because they impact their clients and customers as well as themselves.

In addition, GRI 101 includes strategies regarding the buying, holding, and selling of investment real estate, as well as covering many of the most significant tax deductions that self employed individuals can deduct, including the new 20% Qualified Business Income Deduction that most self-employed individuals can deduct starting in 2019.

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Instructor

Chris Bird

If you are looking for a lively speaker who has timely content on tax issues facing today’s REALTOR, you have come to the right place! Chris makes what is sometimes a boring topic easy to understand and adds in some fun.

Chris Bird has been in the financial business for over 30 years.   He started his career with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.  He also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP).

Chris was a Senior IRS agent for 16 years. He began conducting courses after leaving the IRS and started his own company, Chris Bird Seminars, Inc.  Chris went on to conduct over 125 seminars a year on taxes, wealth building, residential rental property ownership, and tax strategies for the real estate and financial industries nationwide.

Chris was an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois in tax law for over 20 years.  He is a Certified CRS Instructor.  He currently holds his real estate license in Illinois.  Chris has a unique way of making a tough subject (taxes and investments) entertaining and enlightening at the same time.

Sep
12
Thu
GRI 202 – Boise @ Stevens Henager College
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm

GRI 202 – Contract in Real Estate Transactions: Negotiations

This course provides a comprehensive overview of basic contract law and how it impacts the

Real estate licensee. The topics of unauthorized practice of law, types and validity of contracts, and an overview of the elements of a contract are covered in depth. Other areas addressed include the parol evidence rule, legally competent parties, unilateral and bilateral contracts, mutual agreement, assignment/novation, contract breach and misrepresentation. Real estate contract preparation is also included.

It is not enough to know contracts, but you need to work to get the best deals and to make your next transaction less complicated. Learn to identify the elements essential to effective negotiation. This session will provide you with in-depth information and specific ways to identify behavior styles, options, interests, leverage, and communication methods that can make or break a negotiation. Start using new skills to achieve the results you want.

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Instructor

Rick Harris, ABR, CIPS, CRS, ePRO, GRI, SRS, SFR

Rick Harris is a long-time Owner/Broker and Principal at Rick Harris Seminars, a real estate training and strategic facilitation company based in Ashland, Oregon.

He is a dynamic international speaker with a wealth of practical, hands-on real estate experience–nearly thirty years of in-the-trenches work with buyers, sellers and brokers in residential, multi-family and commercial transactions.

His “solution-based” training focuses on the nuts and bolts skills so vital in today’s marketplace — buyer and seller representation, real estate teams, negotiation techniques, risk management, business ethics, leadership and strategic planning.

Rick’s broad experience, lively teaching style and quirky sense of humor ensure his GRI sessions will practical, engaging and FUN!

 

Oct
1
Tue
2019 IR Convention @ Sun Valley Lodge
Oct 1 – Oct 4 all-day

Please join us for “The Magic of Idaho REALTORS®” Convention in Sun Valley this year!

October 1-4, 2019

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

Convention Opportunities

  • Networking On A Bigger Scale
  • Receiving National, State, and Local Updates
  • Attending Significant Meetings
  • Continuing Education
  • Awards & Inaugural Celebration
  • Sharing Inspirational Stories
  • Reminiscing On Your Year With Peers

Education Opportunities:

  • IREC Commission Meeting (3-4 CE Credits)
  • Idaho Water Law and the Snake River Basin Adjudication – E1091 (4 CE Credits)
  • Real Estate Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business – E1170 (3 CE Credits)
  • Negotiations (Submitted to IREC for CE Approval)
  • Professional Standards (4 CE Credits)
  • CRS Tax Strategies (Submitted to IREC for CE Approval)
  • Core 2019 (CE Credits TBD)

Schedule will be available soon

Make your hotel reservations today to receive our average group rates from $160-235 for a Standard King or Double Queen. Other options available, click the link below for full details.

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Nov
21
Thu
GRI 102 – Twin Falls @ Western Magic Valley of REALTORS
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm

GRI 102 – Professional Standards
Ethics; Risk Reduction

Ethical business practice and proactive risk management are the foundation of every successful real estate career. This two-day course includes lively sessions on the National Association of Realtors® Code of Ethics and its enforcement, along with practical training in identifying, managing and avoiding the inherent risks in the real estate business.

The Fork in the Road examines your ethical obligations in every day real estate situations, the practical application of the Code, the mediation and arbitration of disputes between agents and consumers, and the process for enforcing professional standards amongst Realtors®.

Real Estate is Risky Business teaches students how to anticipate and avoid the most common risk factors in real estate transactions—inadequate disclosure, negligence and misrepresentation–using specific techniques to proactively manage their risk and protect their clients’ interests.

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Instructor

Rick Harris, ABR, CIPS, CRS, ePRO, GRI, SRS, SFR

Rick Harris is a long-time Owner/Broker and Principal at Rick Harris Seminars, a real estate training and strategic facilitation company based in Ashland, Oregon.

He is a dynamic international speaker with a wealth of practical, hands-on real estate experience–nearly thirty years of in-the-trenches work with buyers, sellers and brokers in residential, multi-family and commercial transactions.

His “solution-based” training focuses on the nuts and bolts skills so vital in today’s marketplace — buyer and seller representation, real estate teams, negotiation techniques, risk management, business ethics, leadership and strategic planning.

Rick’s broad experience, lively teaching style and quirky sense of humor ensure his GRI sessions will practical, engaging and FUN!