MIAMI Association of REALTORS®

                                                                                                     

                

MRETE - Miami Real Estate Technology Expert

Specialized Technology Training Brought to You by Miami REALTORS & the Real Estate Technology Institute

Certification Description

Nothing has changed the real estate industry more than the continuous growth and role of technology and the explosion of Internet being used by both real estate practitioners and consumers.  With today’s consumer having access to more information and tools, their needs and expectations have evolved and they are demanding more knowledge and service from their REALTOR® than ever before.

Due to this, to succeed in today’s real estate industry, a licensee must learn about and be comfortable using the latest technologies available that will help them properly and safely reach, service & communicate with their potential, current, past customers in the most efficient way anywhere in the world and stand out from the competition. 

It is not the intention of this 1-year certification program to turn participants into technology experts; just to make them aware of important resources and develop a better understanding of the tools, rules, regulations, etc. and how to leverage the advantages of using technology to help them excel in today’s real estate world.  This program is perfect to prepare a real estate practitioner who is new to the business or re-educate a seasoned veteran on the fast moving technology side of the business.


Certification Structure

1-Year Certification program consisting of completing 3 MRETE Required & 2 MRETE Elective live instruction courses taught by RETI delivering 11 CE credit hours within a 12-month period.  Each quarter the required & elective courses will be held on 2 consecutive days at MIAMI Dade & Broward  locations, thus giving each applicant multiple chances to fulfill the requirements within the defined time limit.  In each future year, applicant must complete 2 additional MRETE Elective courses to maintain the MRETE Certification status.  Applicant must be in good standing with local, state and national Association.

  • (E) Miami Real Estate Technology Expert (MRETE) - 11 CE

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (9:00 AM) to Thursday, May 18, 2017 (5:00 PM)
    East Broward - DCOTA Office, Dania Beach, Florida

    MRETE Certification is $75 member cost to take all 3 required courses plus 2 electives or you can take the courses individually at $25 member cost.
    The MRETE Certification provides 11 hours of CE and can be fulfilled by attending all 5 courses listed below or combined with future dates.
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    here to learn more about the MRETE Certification.
    Required Courses:

    Wednesday, May 17th

    •The Realtors Essential Technology Toolbox (4 CEU) - 9 am - 1pm
    •Understand the different options for mobile devices so that you can determine the right one for your personal needs.
    •Identify the right apps, software and tools that can help address your needs &/or enhance your customer service.
    •Identify the right tools that will allow you to run your business in the most cost & time efficient manner.

    •Run a Successful Real Estate Website (3 CEU) - 2 pm - 5 pm
    •Understand the important elements that go into make a site user-friendly & lead to good stickiness & lead capture.
    •Learn how to promote the site to drive traffic.
    •Understand the evolution of search engines and how that affects the optimization of your site.

    Thursday, May 18th 

    •Become a Real Estate Social Media Superstar (4 CEU) - 9 am-1pm
    •Understand the growth & importance of Social Media on society, the business world & the real estate industry.
    •Learn the benefits, strengths & weaknesses of each major Social Media site so that they can identify which one(s) are right for their business & the kind of client they are trying to reach.
    •Identify the right tools & develop a time management plan that can be easily implemented.
    •The Growth & Importance of Social Media.

    •Beach Themed Technology & Education Camp (TEC) Event (Electives) - 2 pm - 5 pm

  • (E) The Realtors Essential Technology Toolbox - 4 CE

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
    East Broward - DCOTA Office, Dania Beach, Florida

    This class offers 4 hours of CE.

    Sign-in: 8:30 am

    Class: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Note: This course is part of the MRETE Certification program
    here that includes 11 CE and can be attended by anyone, but is offered at a discounted price to all MRETE candidates who attend all 5 classes on 05/17 and 05/18.

    This class offers 4 hours of CE.

    Are you thinking about buying technology devices, software or apps to improve your real estate business but don't know where to start?

    By attending this course you will get advice from an expert on how to pick the right Mobile Devices, Apps & Internet Service Provider, Office/Contact/Lead Management Software, Digital Cameras, Office Phone Solutions, Anti-Virus and much more that will allow you to run your business in the most cost & time efficient manner.


    Direct Learning Objectives

    • Understand the different options for mobile devices so that you can determine the right one for your personal needs.
    • Identify the right apps, software and tools that can help address your needs &/or enhance your customer service.
    • Identify the right tools that will allow you to run your business in the most cost & time efficient manner.

      Outline
    • Understand today's consumer & how they use technology
    • How Buy the Right Computer, Smart Phone & Internet Service Provider (ISP)
    • Managing the lead notification, follow up & on-going communication process.
    • Online marketing crash course
    • Contact Management, E-Mail Marketing & CRM Systems
    • How better use imagery & video
    • Get rid of the phone company & fax machine - VOIP Phone & E-Faxing Systems
    • Leveraging Cloud & Software as Service Solutions
    • Picking the Right Anti-Virus
    • Online Risk Management & Computer Safety
    • And much more

  • (E) How to Run a Successful Real Estate Website - 3 CE

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
    East Broward - DCOTA Office, Dania Beach, Florida

    Note: This course is part of the MRETE Certification program here that includes 11 CE and can be attended by anyone, but is offered at a discounted price to all MRETE candidates who attend all 5 classes on 05/17 and 05/18.
    This class offers 3 hours of CE.

    Sign-in: 1:30 pm

    Class: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Members: $25 / Onsite: $45

    Note Pricing: MRETE Candidates: included in bundle of 5 classes on  05/17 and 05/18 for only $75.

    Click here here to learn more about and/or sign up for the MRETE Certification program.

    Non-Members: $50 / Onsite $75

    Course Description:

    Most REALTORS have a website, but few actually generate business from it.

    In this session you will learn all the keys to running a successful realty website including what kind of content and tools it needs to have, design factors, how to set it up for good userability, stickiness and lead capture, how to promote and drive traffic and have good search engine optimization.
    Direct Learning Objectives

    - Understand the important elements that go into make a site user-friendly and lead to good stickiness and lead capture

    - Learn how to promote the site to drive traffic

    - Understand the evolution of search engines and how that affects the optimization of your site
    Outline

    - Design and Layout Userability Considerations

    - How to plan, set up and run your real estate website

    - How to set up your website for good lead capture & stickiness

    - How to market and drive traffic to your site free or paid

    - How to optimize it for search engines

    - E-communication and How to respond to & convert online leads

    - And More!

  • (E) Become a Real Estate Social Media Superstar - 4 CE

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
    East Broward - DCOTA Office, Dania Beach, Florida

    Note: This course is part of the MRETE Certification program here that includes 11 CE and can be attended by anyone, but is offered at a discounted price to all MRETE candidates who attend all 5 classes on 05/17 and 05/18.
    This class offers 4 hours of CE.

    Sign-in: 8:30 am

    Class: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Members: $25 / Onsite: $45

    Note Pricing: MRETE Candidates: included in bundle of 5 classes on 05/17 and 05/18 for only $75.

    Click here here to learn more about and/or sign up for the MRETE Certification program.

    Non-Members: $50 / Onsite $75

    Course Description:

    How would you like to generate business from social media in under 15 minutes a day?

    Whether you are new or well versed to the world of social media and looking for a way to take it to the next level, this course teaches you why social media has become a force in business, how you can find and connect with potential clients online, plus a behind the scenes tour of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Active Rain, YouTube, Pinterest and More.
    Direct Learning Objectives

    - Understand the growth & importance of Social Media on society, the business world and the real estate industry.

    - Learn the benefits, strengths and weaknesses of each major Social Media site so that they can identify which one(s) are right for their business and the kind of client they are trying to reach.

    - Identify the right tools and develop a time management plan that can be easily implemented.

    - The Growth and Importance of Social Media.
    Outline

    - How to Get Your Social Media Strategy and Getting Started

    - Overviews of All Major Social Media Networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, ActiveRain, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Blogging) and How to Leverage them for Real Estate

    - Social Media Time Management and Aggregating Tools

    - Integrate Your Social Media Into Everything Else

    - Take Home Action Plan

    - And much, much more

  • (E) Best Apps for Real Estate

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 (2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)
    East Broward - DCOTA Office, Dania Beach, Florida

    Note: This course is part of the MRETE Certification program here that includes 11 CE and can be attended by anyone, but is offered at a discounted price to all MRETE candidates who attend all 5 classes on 05/17 and 05/18.

    Sign-in: 1:30 pm

    Class: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Members: $15 / Onsite: $30

    Note Pricing: MRETE Candidates: included in bundle of 5 classes on  05/17 and 05/18 for only $75.

    Click here to learn more about and/or sign up for the MRETE Certification program.

    Non-Members: $25 / Onsite $50

    Apps allow you to truly leverage the power of your mobile devices & the cloud and these days there’s an App for just about everything. In this session Craig will help you cut through the clutter and show you the best Apps for business, productivity, organization, photos, social media & of course real estate so that you can truly maximize your smart phone &/or tablet for Your real estate business.

    Direct Learning Objectives
    •Identify great apps for business/productivity & organization.
    •Identify the right apps to help you be more mobile in your business
    •Identify the best apps for real estate professionals & your clientele.

    Outline
    •Business, productivity and self-organization apps
    •Mobile/cloud apps
    •Real estate search apps
    •Real estate customer services apps
    •E-Signing & cloud document storage apps
    •And More

     

  • (E) Video 101

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 (3:30 PM to 5:00 PM)
    East Broward - DCOTA Office, Dania Beach, Florida

    Note: This course is part of the MRETE Certification program here that includes 11 CE and can be attended by anyone, but is offered at a discounted price to all MRETE candidates who attend all 5 classes on 05/17 and 05/18.

    Sign-in: 3:00 pm

    Class: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Members: $15 / Onsite: $30

    Note Pricing: MRETE Candidates: included in bundle of 5 classes on  05/17 and 05/18 for only $75.

    Click here here to learn more about and/or sign up for the MRETE Certification program.

    Non-Members: $25 / Onsite $50

    Course Description:

    Understand the changing communication needs of today's consumers and the tools they are using.


Required Courses:

  • The Realtors Essential Technology Toolbox (4 CEU)
  • Run a Successful Real Estate Website (3 CEU)
  • Become a Real Estate Social Media Super Star (4 CEU)


Instructor



Craig Grant

Craig Grant, The Real Estate Tech Guru, is able to explain technology so that the average REALTOR can not only understand, but apply it to improve their business.

Elective Courses:

  • REALTORS® Tech Buying Guide
  • How to Turn Your Real Estate Company into a Tech Profit Center
  • The Real Estate Broker/Owner's Ultimate Technology Toolbox
  • Real Estate Tech Customer Service Tools
  • Contact & Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for Real Estate   - New
  • __ Apps in ___ Minutes
  • How Smart is Your Smart Phone
  • Tablet Training 101
  • Run Your Business on Google (mini)
  • Run a Successful Real Estate Website (mini)
  • Next Generation or The Future of Real Estate Tools - New
  • Cloud, Paperless & Mobile 
  • To the Clouds (Cloud & SAS)
  • Google & the Clouds
  • Going Totally Paperless
  • Be a Realty Mobile Road Warrior
  • To the Clouds (Cloud & SAS)
  • Google & the Clouds
  • Going Totally Paperless
  • Be a Realty Mobile Road Warrior
  • Websites, Marketing & Communication 
  • Run a Successful Realty Website (mini)
  • How REALTORS® Can Dominate the Search Engines
  • Finding Real Estate Consumers Online
  • Your New Real Estate Marketing Plan- New
  • E-mail 101 (basics of email usage and tools)
  • E-mail Marketing 101
  • Video 101
  • New World of Tech Communication Tools - New
  • Working with Today's Hyper Connected Consumer- New
  • Social Media Success in Under 15 Minutes a Day!
  • Facebook For REALTORS®
  • Social Media Hands-On Workshop (2 hours)
  • Tech Legal & Risk Management 
  • Online, E-mail & Social Media Etiquette
  • Tech Risk Management for REALTORS®
  • Data Security & Tech Risk Management for REALTORS® - New
  • RETI's Technology Education Camp One Man Half Day, REBar Camp Styled
  • Themed Learning Events