On-Demand Continuing Education Course Offerings
Cox Education offers many types of Continuing Education classes for real estate professionals. Here are the offerings available for Colorado CE training. Some classes are offered in different formats from live in-person classes to on-demand.
2023 Annual Commission Update
Every year the Division of Real Estate releases the required Annual Commission Update (ACU) course with topics the Division believes are important for brokers to know. The 2023 Annual Commission Update course is now available for real estate brokers. This 4-hour mandatory course is necessary in order to maintain your license status. This course can be taken anytime during the 2023 calendar year, however, it is recommended that you take it as early in the year as possible, since it covers important brokerage compliance and general practice issues, as well as rule, contract, and legislative changes.
2023 Redline Contracts and Forms
Every year the Division of Real Estate releases new forms and changes to the existing Commission approved forms. This class is an in-depth look at the changes and new forms effective January 1, 2023, including:
- Major revisions and additions to the Seller's Property Disclosure.
- Updates to the Exclusive Right to Buy and Exclusive Right to Sell that you need to understand, along with the Tenant and Landlord Listing Contracts.
- Changes to the Brokerage Duties Addendum to Property Management Agreement as well as the Brokerage Duties Disclosure to Seller-non-CREC listing.
- New Lease Assignment.
This class was created by Brie Aljets, member of the Commissions Forms Committee with the help of Damian Cox, Esq. Don't just learn what changed, learn why the changes were made, what risks are associated with the changes and how to explain the new forms and provisions to your clients.
Building a Compliant Team
Are you a successful real estate broker with more work than you can handle? It may be time to consider building your own real estate team. It takes a strong leader with a sense of purpose and clarity of vision to build a winning team of brokers and support staff. A successful team that delivers results consistently takes time and patience to develop.
Hiring mistakes can be costly. The wrong candidate can literally ruin your business and your reputation. If you’re seriously considering taking the next step to recruit and build a top real estate team, this course will help you prepare.
Colorado Mountain Contracts
Selling real estate in the mountain communities of Colorado is not always as straightforward as it would seem nor similar to residential or commercial sales within urban and suburban areas. As a seller there are some nuances one should be aware of. This course will dive into some of the topics to consider when dealing with buyers and sellers in the mountain and ski areas. The primary focus will be on certain sections within the standard Contract to Buy & Sell Residential. Oftentimes details get overlooked when considering these types of sales and it's important to know this information so your client is protected. If you're looking to sharpen your skills on Colorado mountain contracts this class is for you. It is created for new and veteran agents alike.
Contract to Buy and Sell - Line by Line
The Contract to Buy and Sell is the single most important contract in a real estate brokers business. When a broker prepares the contract, they are essentially practicing law. Understanding what the contract provisions say, knowing how to prepare the contract and being able to explain the contract to clients is critical.
This streamlined course reviews the Contract to Buy and Sell line by line for a step-by-step tutorial on properly completing the Colorado approved Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate.
Corresponding Forms to the CREC Contracts
Perhaps you're comfortable with the Contract to Buy & Sell; but do you feel confident in knowing which forms to use during the course of your transactions? Brokers are required to use provided forms to protect consumers. This course covers the rules related to the forms developed by the Colorado Real Estate Commission. Upon completion of this class, participants will understand the most commonly used forms and be able to ensure your files are compliant with DORA.
This course provides students with the comprehension of the different forms that correspond with the Contract to Buy and Sell. Brokers will gain the necessary knowledge of the importance of each of these forms and how they are to be completed. In understanding CREC Contracts brokers are better prepared to deal with any questions buyers or sellers may have, in addition to knowing the rules and requirements.
Environmental due diligence in commercial and industrial real estate transactions involves the assessment of known, potential, and contingent environmental liabilities and obligations associated with a parcel of property to be acquired. Several types of environmental and natural resources issues can impact commercial and industrial real estate transactions. The purpose of this course is to explain the types of environmental and natural resources that can impact commecial and industrial real estate transactions.
This real estate training course will focus on:
- Phase I and Phase II environmental studies
- Contamination on the property and hazardous materials incorporated into or affecting the building.
- Water bodies, wildlife and mineral resources on or beneath the property.
- Water supply to the property.
Ethics & Social Media
Good realtors are used to thinking about the Code of Ethics. Beyond the ethical guidance it provides, it is also a professional obligation. But what about the application of the Code of Ethics as it relates to social media? While the Code is typically very clear, it's application to social media can be ambiguous.
Between “private” accounts, character limits, and inexperience applying the code to online behavior, it is easy to forget the Code of Ethics or overlook some of its provisions. This could result in an ethics hearing or even a lawsuit.
This course provides students with the understanding of ethics and social media when it comes to real estate. It provides an overview of what to do and not to do to avoid finding yourself in trouble over an easily preventable situation.
Ins and Outs of the Listing Contracts
Listing agreements are employment contracts between the sellers and buyers of real estate and the real estate brokerage firm they hire. This course is an in-depth review of the Seller Listing Contract and the Buyer Listing Contract covering everything from brokerage relationships, to compensation to how a listing contract is terminated. Come learn things you didn't even know existed in these important forms.
This class is also available in:
- Ins and Outs of the Buyer Listing Contract - 2 hours CE
- Ins and Outs of the Seller Listing Contract - 2 hours CE
In a world of increasing home prices, manufactured homes have become an affordable housing choice for many people. However, manufactured homes are not real estate. As such, these transactions are very different and can be very confusing and high risk. In 2020, the Colorado Real Estate Commission's forms committee approved manufactured home forms for use by real estate brokers. This course is a detailed analysis of these forms that goes through all the contracts line-by-line and analyzes why manufactured homes can be such dangerous transactions. If you have any interest in listing or selling a manufactured home, or are supervising those transactions, this class is a MUST.
Mineral Rights and Mining Claims
Mineral ownership grants the right to use the surface estate to the extent reasonably necessary for the exploration, development, and production of the minerals under the property with or without ownership of the surface of the land or the need for consent from the surface owner. In the absence of the mineral activity, the inclusion or exclusion of minerals is typically considered a non-issue, given little or no thought. Many who own land are even unaware of their mineral ownership status because severed mineral ownership is difficult to identify. Recent increases in mineral exploration and production activities have sparked a growing interest in mineral rights ownership, especially where oil and gas operations are being conducted in the vicinity. Mining claims are becoming an area of greater interest in Colorado for purposes of real estate development given the high demand for properties and dwindling inventory, especially in the Front Range area. The complicated title issues related to mining claims and patents present significant challenges to potential buyers and sellers of these properties.
This course provides a starting point through a basic introduction to mineral rights, including mining claims, mining claim patents, severed minerals and oil and gas leases. By taking this course brokers will understand the complexity of mineral rights and properties involving severed oil and gas and mining claims in Colorado, and why clients need to retain a lawyer to navigate these complexities.
Office Policy Manuals
In this class attendees will learn how to put together the DORA required Office Policy Manual. The curriculum delves into the areas that are required to be included in the Office Policy Manual. Each area of business is addressed and discussed on how to establish real estate businesses to be fully compliant.
This course applies directly to Managing Brokers as the Policies and Procedures manual is required for all brokerages. It will educate the attendee on all areas required to be in the Office Policy Manual.
Property Management Agreement Clauses
A Property Management Agreement is a contract between a property owner and the property manager. A Property Management Agreement states in writing the understanding and expectations of the owner and the property manager. It should delineate the roles, responsibilities and tasks of both the owner and the property manager. Essentially, everything the owner and property manager expect of each other should be covered in writing through the Property Management Agreement.
The Property Management Agreement Clauses course provides an overview of several different clauses real estate brokers should consider when having their attorney draft their property management agreements as well as other legal issues. For instance: What happens if a Property Management Agreement is incomplete? What is an indemnification clause and why is it important? Should a property manager have an Owner Handbook? What does managing short term rentals involve? Should you include a non-disparagement clause? What happens if you sell your property management business?
This class is approved for Employing Broker credit.
Reverse Mortgage Loans
It is important to keep up with the current trends in real estate and finance, but it is just as important to learn how to use these tools to enrich your clients’ experience when working with you. This course teaches the requirements and benefits of a reverse mortgage, what to expect and when one might be appropriate for your clients. Upon completion of this course participants will understand how to properly explain to your clients how a reverse mortgage loan works as well as how to use one when purchasing a home.
The Business of Short Sales and Foreclosures
Short Sales vs. Foreclosures: What's the Difference? A short sale is a voluntary process. When the homeowner sells the property for an amount that is far less than what is owed on the mortgage, it is called a short sale. A foreclosure, on the other hand, is involuntary. In this case, the mortgage holder (the lender or the bank) takes legal action to seize the home after the borrower fails to make a specific number of monthly payments. In a foreclosure, the lender takes ownership of the mortgaged property and sells it to recover the amount owed to them on the mortgage.
This course provides students with a deep understanding and knowledge about Short Sales, Foreclosure, and their impact on real estate clients. Participants will gain the necessary knowledge to improve supervision of brokers working with distressed homeowners by understanding the process of short sales and foreclosures.
The Residential Lease
This class will take a close look at the residential property management lease. Not only the must have’s and the should have’s but clauses and inclusion that Rob has gathered from property managers around the state. Rob will go into detail why even clauses not enforceable in court might be a good thing to include in your residential lease. This interactive class, yes, even on Zoom will allow you to either make sure your lease is covering the vital parts of the lease plus setting tenant expectations or if it’s possibly time to have your lease updated.