Mattye Smith

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Something that THEY, the hosts who sold you the class, should have revealed before advertising the class.

Jul 02, 2018 04:53 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Oh my gosh, that is horrible, Mattye! Our instructor credentials are regulated so that, thankfully, can never happen here...or shouldn't. 

Jul 02, 2018 07:58 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The process in Oregon is very regulated and we never have these issues. If the class is advertised for CE, we get them.

Jul 02, 2018 04:51 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I don't have a clue Mattye. 

Jul 02, 2018 04:51 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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If the class was at and supported by your Association, why did they not do their due diligence regarding the instructor?

Jul 02, 2018 04:38 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Have your attorney send a bill to your Association for the time that you wasted on this bogus class.

Jul 02, 2018 09:19 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Check with your board, and the department of real estate in Texas.  We have lots of Texas members, Patricia Feager , Dorie Dillard Lisa Von Domek  just to name a few.  They are all very knowledgeable, A

Jul 02, 2018 04:54 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I am sorry this is happening to you. I've never been to Texas. Yet. Hopefully someone who knows will respond .

Jul 02, 2018 09:20 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

What a bummer.

Jul 02, 2018 07:41 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Talk to the governing licensing division for your state

Jul 02, 2018 06:38 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your unfortunate experience.

Jul 02, 2018 06:04 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Is that your real name or stage name?

Jul 02, 2018 05:38 PM
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

The process for regulating continuing education and being certified as an instructor is very regulated for the State of TX. The fact that the class was stopped and you were informed is a good thing. If you have more questions, you should consult with your Broker or the Officers of CCAR and get more information. This is not a question for ActiveRain. 

Jul 03, 2018 04:40 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Ouch!  Check the TREC website to see if they have a list of approved educators.  I believe California has something like that.

Jul 02, 2018 10:32 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Don't know about Texas but in TN the classes are posted with their CE on the commission's website. I know that was discouraging to learn those classes were not CE.

Jul 02, 2018 08:50 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Sounds like someone did not do their due diligence ...

Jul 02, 2018 07:03 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Whoever sponsored the class SHOULD have verified that.  I am not a fan of SHOULD yet it does apply in some cases, as in this one.  

The best way to verify is to ask. Get written confirmation of the certification and then verify/validate that with the source. 

Jul 03, 2018 07:11 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Check with your real estate commission to verify they are authorized to teach the class for credit

Jul 03, 2018 06:25 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Oh wow... hopefully one of the AR members from Texas can help you out.

Jul 03, 2018 05:42 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Jul 03, 2018 05:17 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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That sucks. Guess you would need to contact TREC in advance

Jul 03, 2018 04:43 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Hope you didn't pay? In IL they must be licensed same as agents which you can check online at any time.

Jul 03, 2018 04:41 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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First you can check the TREC website look up their real estate license number, if they are an instructor they will also have an instructor number.  Also you could call the TREC education department (512 936 3120) and see which courses that instructor is approved to teach. 

Jul 03, 2018 04:19 AM
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
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What a shock that must have been!  We already have our licenses but we do check on our state's website when recommending a RE class to those who ask.  

Jul 08, 2018 10:30 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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No, I don't.

Jul 06, 2018 06:42 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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that's dreadful.  I'm an instructor and I take my pocket card and include a copy of it in my classes with their material.

Jul 05, 2018 08:24 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jul 03, 2018 08:26 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know, but I would guess there is.

Jul 03, 2018 06:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Mattye Smith - something online?

Jul 02, 2018 09:43 PM