Writing a Stronger Offer
(for Buyers with Financing)
Not knowing your mortgage facts. It's kind of hurting your business as a Buyer's agent. Let's be honest. The 30 hour Real Estate Finance class did not teach you how mortgages really work. It doesn't teach you what questions to ask the Loan Officer, how to prep your buyer to move quickly when under contract, and how to structure a purchase offer to win against a cash offer.
If you're helping buyers and struggling to get them under contract, then this course is for you. Understanding how a mortgage works isn't just something Loan Officers need to know. Agents need to know the basics, need to know what questions to ask and when to ask them. This course is for Professional Development purposes, and CE credits will be posted to TREC if students pay for the course.
About Your Instructor
My name is Ben Strube. I run a Texas mortgage company, Mortgage On A Mission. I've been a retail banker at Chase Bank, and I've trained junior Loan Officers on everything from preparing Pre-Approval letters, reviewing underwriting guidelines, reviewing Title Commitment letters, and finding the best wholesale lender for the home buyer's needs. I bring my experience with a wide variety of loan origination, processing, and underwriting activities as the instructor of this course. I work with agents with 10 years of experience, and brand new agents. I've heard your questions. And I made this course to answer them. TREC has reviewed our curriculum and approved it for 7 hours of CE credits (TREC school #10529, course #41910). CE credits are awarded when students pay for the course.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I start my CE class with Mortgage On A Mission and I don’t like it? Can I request a refund?
Yes, we provide a full refund when you make the request within 7 days of purchase of our 7 hour CE and when you have not yet fully completed Unit 1. You may review Unit 1 prior to purchasing our course. After you purchase our class, if you change your mind, just email us within 7 days, and be sure to not fully complete Unit 1, and we will refund your purchase. If you have purchased the 18 hour CE, which includes our 7 hour class, our refund will be for the full amount you paid, minus $70.
I want to finish my CE as quickly as possible. What should I know about TREC requirements?
TREC requires that you complete no more than 12 hours of CE per day, meaning that to renew your license, you’ll need to take at least 2 days to complete 18 hours of CE. We recommend starting your CE by taking our 7-hour course, and taking either 1 or 2 days to complete this course. Next, take 1 or 2 days to take your Legal I, Legal II, and Contracts courses (which you can do for FREE, with our voucher for use with The CE Shop).
When will my CE credit be posted to TREC to show that I’ve completed my hours?
TREC requires that CE providers post CE credits within 10 days of course completion. For this reason, we recommend completing all of your CE at least 2 weeks prior to your license expiration date. Our policy is to post CE credits weekly, normally on Tuesday or Wednesday at noon. In all cases, we will post your CE credit within 10 calendar days of course completion. While we offer you access to courses from The CE Shop, we are not responsible for posting their CE credits to TREC. The CE Shop has their own Terms and Conditions, which you can review here.
I still have questions about my CE and license renewal. Where can I go to learn more?
You should first visit TREC’s website that discusses license renewal, available here. Next, login to your account with TREC to review the steps to renew your license. After you complete your CE, you can confirm that your CE credit has posted by searching for your license number on the TREC website.
I want to buy all 18 hours of CE from you. When will I receive my voucher to redeem with The CE Shop so that my cost with them is $0 for Legal I, Legal II, and Contracts?
After you pay for our 18 hour CE package, go ahead and complete Unit 1 of our 7-hour CE class. After you complete Unit 1, we will email you a unique Promo Code that you will use at The CE Shop. This code will change the price from $107 to $0 for Legal I, Legal II, and Contract Competence in Texas (courses #37796, #37797, and #40002). We’ve negotiated better pricing on your behalf, and the cost of these classes from The CE Shop is included in our 18-hour CE course bundle.