Mike  Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc)

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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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I would like more courses on Realtor safety.  The last one I attended was one where the instructor was selling things.

Nov 04, 2017 07:48 PM
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Bob Crane
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Ours offers a wide variety of courses ranging from new agent to experienced broker.  Some geared toward sales, some legal, some business, and many other topics.

 

Nov 04, 2017 07:40 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As Oklahoma President I was able to change curriculum so that we could do one hour targeted classes and a lot more about business.

Nov 04, 2017 08:10 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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Congratulations on your position, Mike!

   Legal updates.

   Agency relationships.

   Tech. 

    Compliance with IRS quarterly reporting, etc.

    

   

Nov 04, 2017 08:06 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Congratulations. I'm sure you will do a great job

Nov 04, 2017 08:05 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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The many aspects of contract law, disclosures, multiple offer procedures. Everything to help agents become more knowledgeable about compliance issues. Contracts, laws and disclosures change and there are too many misperceptions out there.

It's up to the individual companies to teach their agents sales and marketing.

Nov 04, 2017 07:56 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Congratulations on being assigned a position on the Virginia Association of Realtors Professional Development Committee. They are lucky to have you! More classes on contracts and addendum's first comes to mind.

Nov 05, 2017 06:14 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I pay no attention whatsoever to any professional development courses that come out of my association or the state association. It's usually not of a practical nature to improving the running of my business after 25 years.

Nov 05, 2017 03:59 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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OH WOW! How lucky Virginia Realtors® are to have you, Mike! Congratulations!

As for education, the thing most missing, based on the transactions I've participated in during the last 4-5 years, is that agents need more training on Contracts - and all supporting documents...desperately.

I agree that safety should also be something that is taught routinely - perhaps even with the mandaroty annual updates to be certain that ALL agents are educated in safety measures. 

And, it seems that ethics is a big issue lately too - at least here in Q&A, we hear a lot of agents across the board that are experiencing issues with agent peers.

Good luck, Mike!

Nov 04, 2017 09:07 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Congratulations, Mike. They are lucky to have you.  Agency, disclosures and contracts are several thinks that immediately come to mind.

Nov 04, 2017 08:34 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations 

Nov 05, 2017 04:04 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I would hope your State Board will offer free online license renewal courses to members as done in California.

Nov 05, 2017 09:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations. Better quality of content and instruction for CE programs is the first suggestion that comes to mind.

Nov 05, 2017 09:40 AM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Congratulations!  I'm not sure what my board could provide that my broker currently doesn't.

Nov 05, 2017 09:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Congratulations Mike!  

I would like to see more mandatory training on contracts and disclosures. Just making the classes available is not enough. 

Nov 05, 2017 08:58 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Should we say congrats?  Not sure if that's in order when assigned a position.

Nov 05, 2017 08:57 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Congratulations and we wish you great success.  I have no idea what Virginia realtors are interested in.  Perhaps, you should poll them.  A

Nov 05, 2017 06:40 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mike Cooper I would like to see the VAR strengthen the rules governing commercial real estate. For example, enforce Article 11 of the COE or go as far as pushing the Board for a separate commercial real estate license. Business brokerage should also be incorporated into the licensing laws.

Probably beating a dead horse. Conrad Koneczny made a big effort to do with at the VAR and it ultimately went nowhere.

Congratulations on your new assignment.

Nov 05, 2017 06:38 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It would be nice if many were more professional and accurate presentations!

Nov 05, 2017 06:29 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Congratulations, Mike Cooper .. you'll be a good leader for all .... 

Nov 05, 2017 06:12 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Let all subjects be presented for value and all voices be heard

Nov 05, 2017 06:08 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Congratulations or condolences whichever will fit the bill

Nov 05, 2017 05:52 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Parked and reading...

 

Nov 05, 2017 05:50 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Congrats! How about business and tax training? So many realtors have zero business skills, and we are all running a business.

Nov 05, 2017 05:30 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Mike.  I think you should look to see what is needed.

Nov 05, 2017 05:03 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Congrats.. I'll ponder.

Are there specific areas that are currently on the planning committee as options?

:-Dave

Nov 05, 2017 04:56 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Congratulations and good for you, Mike.   Not sure it is the same in Virginia as it is in California -- one of the most important roles for state associations is communication -- new laws - hot industry topics - frequently asked quesions by professionals and the public alike.  

Nov 04, 2017 11:46 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Congratulations! All the best at your new job! 

I'm in CA.

Nov 04, 2017 10:04 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Get rid of the lead gen companies that actually make us look bad at times.

Nov 04, 2017 09:14 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I must say our State Association does a good job overall. Our goal at the local level is to bring the classes they have in Nashville at the Realtor Building, virtually to our Association to save travel and time. I believe with the State's help we will have it within the next year.

Nov 04, 2017 09:14 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Congrats, Mike.

Aug 21, 2018 10:05 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Well good for you, not sure what I would suggest.

Nov 09, 2017 04:37 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

REALTOR safety is a good idea, but not to sell products! 

Nov 08, 2017 06:55 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I would love to see more classes for Responsible Brokers / business owners.

Nov 06, 2017 08:03 PM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Great suggestions. Please feel free to keep them coming. 

Nov 05, 2017 06:35 AM