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Real Estate Investing Made Clear

Illinois Career Enhancement 4 Hours Online Course

4 GRI Elective credit hours. To add CRS credit, see below for details.

Become more comfortable with investment terminology, strategies, and technicalities for increased success when working with real estate investor clients.
$49.00
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Included Standard:

Includes Video Printable Certificate GRI credit

Optional Add-Ons:

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Elective Designation Renewal Credit

Includes Video

Video segments highlight important points

Printable Certificate

Download and print your own certificate.

GRI Credit

Course credits count towards your Graduate of REALTOR Institute GRI designation.

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Elective Designation Renewal Credit
Optional Add-On

Licensees who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation can purchase this course with 4 hours of elective CRS Credit towards renewing their CRS designation.

You'll laugh and learn as your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM, enthusiastically leads you through real world, rental property examples. When you've completed this course, you'll be able to comfortably "talk the talk" with your investor clients about such items as: cash flow, NOI, depreciation, rate of return, income tax savings and much more. This course will increase your confidence when working with investor clients and open your eyes to many new opportunities.

Hours: 4 GRI credit hours (Not available for CE)

Summary

Price: $49.00 (USD)
Credit Hours: 4

This is a non-credit course. Not for license renewals.

Category: Real Estate > Professional Development > Illinois
Purpose: 4 GRI Elective credit hours. To add CRS credit, see below for details.
Features: online video, printable certificate, GRI credit

Courses Provided By:

Illinois REALTORS®
522 S. Fifth Street,
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 529-2600

Real Estate Investing Made Clear

Credit Hours Provided: 4

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This is a non-credit course. Not for license renewals.

Licensees who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation can purchase this course for 4 hours of elective CRS Credit towards renewing their CRS designation.

Licensees have the option to select this credit at checkout for an additional $20.

For additional information about CRS, please visit www.crs.com.

You’ll laugh and learn as your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM, enthusiastically leads you through real world, rental property examples. When you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to comfortably “talk the talk” with your investor clients about such items as: cash flow, NOI, depreciation, rate of return, income tax savings and much more. This course will increase your confidence when working with investor clients and open your eyes to many new opportunities.

The modules covered in this course are:

  1. Money Machine
  2. Four Financial Benefits
  3. Investment Property Worksheet
  4. Income and Expenses
  5. Cash Flow Before Tax
  6. Principal Reduction and Tax Savings
  7. Income Tax Savings: Depreciation
  8. Income Tax Savings: Calculation
  9. Appreciation and Rates of Return
  10. Case Study 1

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • recognize that investment real estate requires a different set of skills than residential real estate.
  • list the four financial benefits of owning investment real estate.
  • explain the role of depreciation in creating income tax savings.
  • explain the importance of financing in determining the success of a real estate investment.
  • calculate and explain the significance of the operating expense ratio.
  • calculate the property's net operating income.
  • explain how principal reduction is taxable.
  • identify the four depreciable categories.
  • calculate an investment property's taxable income.
  • explain that appreciation should be considered an added benefit.
  • use the Investment Property Worksheet to analyze an investment property before the purchase or listing.

Course Content

Each module will begin with an informational video lecture from the course instructor, Tom Lundstedt, followed by interactive activities to expand upon the module's subject. At the end of each module is a short quiz to help remember the important points you should now be better familiar with.

After completing all of the modules and a feedback survey, a certificate for 4 hours of credit towards earning your GRI designation can be printed for your records. 

Licensees who have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation can purchase this course for 4 hours of elective CRS Credit towards renewing their CRS designation.

Licensees have the option to select this credit at checkout for an additional $20.

For additional information about CRS, please visit www.crs.com.

This course will remain available to students for 45 days after enrollment.