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An introductory course in commercial investment real estate will be offered on a scholarship basis to minority real estate professionals in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area April 10-11 through CCIM Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors and a leader in commercial investment real estate education. The course, Introduction to Commercial Investment Real Estate, is part of the organization’s Cultural Diversity Education Program. Candidates accepted will be admitted to the course free of charge, but will be required to pay a $30 application fee. Those who pass the course can apply for 8 hours of continuing education credit toward the Virginia broker/sales license renewal. The course will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. both days at the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Herndon Center, 520 Huntmar Park Drive, Herndon, 703-207-3228. It will be taught by Byron Smith, CCIM, president of Metropolitan Realty Group of Vienna.
Individuals interested in the Cultural Diversity Education Program can contact Colleen Loeffler, CCIM Institute Director of Special Programs, for an application at 312-321-4537 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.ccim.com/education/cultural_diveristy/cdep.html.
Comstock Homes Next Home Store, at 1980 Isaac Newton Square in Reston, offers free classes to educate the home buyer. To RSVP or for information, contact Audra Backaitis at 571-203-0065 or ABackaitis@ ComstockHomebuilding.com. English classes: First Time Home Buying, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 26; and Understanding Money and Credit, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 28. Spanish classes: Entendiendo Dinero y Credito, 2-4 en la tarde domingo, 29 abril; Comprando casa por primera vez, 7-9 por la noche jueves, 12 abril; Hogar Dulce Hogar, 10 en la mañana hasta mediodía sabado, 21 abril.
Mark S. Wilson of Long & Foster Realtors has completed the e-PRO course to become one of a few real estate professionals to earn the certification offered by the National Association of Realtors. The e-PRO certification course is an educational program designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale of a home.
The e-PRO certification course is presented online and certifies real estate agents and brokers as Internet professionals. Wilson’s office is located in the Reston, Home Depot Shopping center. Visit www.mswilson.com.
Weichert Realtors will offer free career seminars in Reston. Call to confirm reservations: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at 1760 Reston Parkway, #111, Reston. Call Bev Feitshans at 703-264-0000.