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Polley Associates School of Real Estate is proud to be one of the most respected Real Estate schools in Pennsylvania! Over 90% of our business is driven by word-of-mouth referrals from Real Estate Brokers, Sales Agents, Mortgage Loan Originators, Home Inspectors, and Appraisers. With our 23 campus locations, convenient online and virtual classroom delivery options, and pre-licensing and continuing education courses, we have served countless students since we opened our doors in 1971! We are equipped to help anyone who is seeking an exceptional Real Estate education regardless of schedule or location. You can do it, we can help!

Upcoming Courses

  • Investment Analysis Refresher (7 Hrs) Full Days
    Mar 8 – Mar 8
    Fr 9am-5pm

    Investment Analysis Refresher provides a look into the specialized area of working with small investor clients. This course will review investor goals and explore methods to uncover the investor goals of your clients, as well as review different income sources for investor properties to help licensees educate investor clients on what properties will fit different goals.

    Analyzing the financial aspect of any investment property is essential, and this course will review basic formulas used to arrive at market price for sale or rent, projected or actual cash flow, as well as review return on investment and cash-on-cash return, all of which are essential facts for an investor to be armed with in order to make the best decision on property needs.

    Lastly, we will review some risk management factors in regard to working with investor clients to help protect everyone involved from legal issues arising as a result from an investment property transaction.

  • PA Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management (3.5 Hours) Mornings
    Mar 15 – Mar 15
    Fr 9am-1pm

    It’s a broker’s duty to provide adequate and reasonable supervision to licensees. State laws vary, but in all states, brokers are required to supervise the people who work for them. This extremely specific requirement makes the broker responsible for the actions of salespeople who work for her. This responsibility extends to violations of the state licensing laws, fair housing laws, and illegal or fraudulent activities.

    Pennsylvania requires adequate and reasonable supervision of course. But what is adequate and reasonable supervision? What duties does the broker have?

    It’s not only essential for the broker to be aware of these responsibilities. All licensees need to understand and have a reasonable expectation as to the supervision they can and should expect and deserve. This course will review the broker’s responsibilities, highlighting key aspects of licensing law and rules/regulations.

  • Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism (NAR Ethics) (3.5 Hours) Afternoons
    Mar 15 – Mar 15
    Fr 1pm-5pm

    This course addresses the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and ethical practices and decision-making for real estate professionals. It may qualify for REALTORS® who wish to fulfill the biennial Code of Ethics requirement from the National Association of REALTORS®. (Check with your local association.)

  • General Module (7 Hours) Saturdays
    Mar 16 – Mar 16
    Sa 9am-5pm

    The General Module provides licensees with a review of duties, zoning issues, real estate environmental concerns, client representation and agency, the agreement of sale and related addenda, clauses, title reports and closing costs. Most importantly, it makes it all easily understood by licensees, who can make it easily understood to others.

  • Residential Module (7 Hours) Saturdays
    Mar 23 – Mar 23
    Sa 9am-5pm

    The Residential Module offers agents ways to handle almost anything they're likely to encounter in residential sales. It delves into the uniform construction code and zoning, land development, real estate environmental issues, home inspections and home warranties, mortgage information, fair housing, and agreements of sale.

  • Navigating Housing Styles and Choices (7 Hours) Full Days
    Apr 2 – Apr 2
    Tu 9am-5pm

    Real estate licensees are greeted with many challenges but the one that is not addressed often is the inventory of home styles and options that are present in the marketplace. Clients and customers expect that agents to impart knowledge regarding the inventory of homes in the marketplace.

    Each style has its own benefits and drawbacks, and what is a benefit to one consumer might be a drawback to another. By obtaining the knowledge about home inventory styles and features, licensees can give consult to the consumer, allowing the consumer to make a better-informed decision.

    Before beginning to understand the implications of all of these choices and options an agent should learn to identify each home by style and type. They can begin to identify inventory that match with the consumer’s wants and needs. For most licensees this is all learned by experience. This course is designed to introduce licensees to the many options and labels, choices, and possibilities in the marketplace. This knowledge will make them better fiduciaries to clients.

    After being exposed to housing styles and choices, agents will be able to accelerate their understanding of the choices in the marketplace, trends and opportunities available to their customers and clients.

  • PA Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management (3.5 Hours) Mornings
    Apr 9 – Apr 9
    Tu 9am-1pm

    It’s a broker’s duty to provide adequate and reasonable supervision to licensees. State laws vary, but in all states, brokers are required to supervise the people who work for them. This extremely specific requirement makes the broker responsible for the actions of salespeople who work for her. This responsibility extends to violations of the state licensing laws, fair housing laws, and illegal or fraudulent activities.

    Pennsylvania requires adequate and reasonable supervision of course. But what is adequate and reasonable supervision? What duties does the broker have?

    It’s not only essential for the broker to be aware of these responsibilities. All licensees need to understand and have a reasonable expectation as to the supervision they can and should expect and deserve. This course will review the broker’s responsibilities, highlighting key aspects of licensing law and rules/regulations.

  • Developing Digital Tools (3.5 Hours) Afternoons
    Apr 9 – Apr 9
    Tu 1pm-5pm

    As technology evolves, so too do clients, customers, and the nature of the real estate business. Real estate licensees must be more than just aware of advances in technology that affect client servicing and customer outcomes. They must work to increase digital proficiency and stay vigilant of changing mediums, all while staying legally compliant and respecting fiduciary duties.

    The introduction of artificial intelligence brings with it new ways to navigate marketing on behalf of consumers. Ensuring licensees are up-to-date on these trends means the ability to best utilize the world of digital marketing on behalf of clients. Social media is constantly in a pendulum of popularity, and proficiency isn’t about the licensee – it’s about the consumers. Knowing the laws, complying with disclosures, and staying beneficial to not only your clients, but all consumers of real estate services.

  • Real Estate Practice (45 Hours) Evenings
    Apr 9 – May 16
    Tu,Th 6pm-9:45pm

    Practice:

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Ethics and Anti-Discrimination Laws
    • Agency
    • Representing Sellers
    • Representing Buyers
    • Financing Principles
    • Qualifying for a Mortgage Loan
    • Valuation of Property
    • Settling the Real Estate Transaction
    • Pennsylvania Specific Laws, Licensure, and General Practices, including the Licensing & Registration Act and Rules and Regulations of the PA State Real Estate Commission

    Accompanying reading and math assignments should be completed with every class attended. This course does require a final exam.

    Note: It is recommended that you register for your course at least one week in advance.

    Want to receive your classroom materials in advance? Once you've paid in full, call Polley Associates at (610) 353-6776 to arrange pick-up at our Newtown Square PA location ONLY. We also can ship materials to you for an additional shipping and handling fee.

  • PA Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management (3.5 Hours) Saturdays
    Apr 13 – Apr 13
    Sa 9am-1pm

    It’s a broker’s duty to provide adequate and reasonable supervision to licensees. State laws vary, but in all states, brokers are required to supervise the people who work for them. This extremely specific requirement makes the broker responsible for the actions of salespeople who work for her. This responsibility extends to violations of the state licensing laws, fair housing laws, and illegal or fraudulent activities.

    Pennsylvania requires adequate and reasonable supervision of course. But what is adequate and reasonable supervision? What duties does the broker have?

    It’s not only essential for the broker to be aware of these responsibilities. All licensees need to understand and have a reasonable expectation as to the supervision they can and should expect and deserve. This course will review the broker’s responsibilities, highlighting key aspects of licensing law and rules/regulations.

  • Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism (NAR Ethics) (3.5 Hours) Saturdays
    Apr 13 – Apr 13
    Sa 1pm-5pm

    This course addresses the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and ethical practices and decision-making for real estate professionals. It may qualify for REALTORS® who wish to fulfill the biennial Code of Ethics requirement from the National Association of REALTORS®. (Check with your local association.)

  • Real Estate Fundamentals (30 Hours) Mornings
    Apr 16 – May 9
    Tu,Th 9am-12:45pm

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Land, Real Estate, and Property
    • Forms of Property Ownership
    • Real estate ownership
    • Private Limitations on Property Rights
    • Government Interests in Real Property
    • Environmental Issues Affecting Real Property
    • Voluntary and Involuntary Alienation of Property
    • Leasing and Property Management
    • Investing in Real Property

    Accompanying reading and math assignments should be completed with every class attended. This course does require a final exam.

    Note: It is recommended that you register for your course at least one week in advance.

    Want to receive your classroom materials in advance? Once you've paid in full, call Polley Associates at (610) 353-6776 to arrange pick-up at our Newtown Square PA location ONLY. We also can ship materials to you for an additional shipping and handling fee.

  • Distress & Blight & Stigma, Oh My! (7 Hours) Full Days
    Apr 17 – Apr 17
    We 9am-5pm

    This continuing education course presents definitions, characteristics, and legal issues that pertain to homes that are distressed, blighted, or stigmatized.

    The course will review procedures of short sales and foreclosures, looking at legalities, as well as focusing on how licensees can best represent their clients who are facing foreclosure or considering a short sale. We will then explore the history of blight within society to better understand the socioeconomic factors that play into the concept of blight removal and urban renewal. Act 135 of 2008 gave Pennsylvania the ability to take conservatorship of property that is blighted, and we will look at the aspects of that law, discussing the benefits and negatives of the act.

    Some of the stigmatized issues we will look at are homes that have been affected by events or location at or near the property. Stigma is not legal bound to be disclosed in Pennsylvania, so these can present a tough situation for licensees when working with clients: what do we need to disclose, what can we not disclose, and how can we best serve our clients when their property is affected by these factors?

    For all of the topics, this course will look at concerns surrounding environmental factors, legal factors, disclosure concerns, and marketing strategies to benefit clients while still protecting consumers.

    These properties often come with a unique set of concerns, but armed with the right tools, real estate professionals can work with clients and consumers to address blighted, distressed, and stigmatized properties in appropriate, legal, and beneficial ways.

  • PA Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management (3.5 Hours) Mornings
    Apr 24 – Apr 24
    We 9am-1pm

    It’s a broker’s duty to provide adequate and reasonable supervision to licensees. State laws vary, but in all states, brokers are required to supervise the people who work for them. This extremely specific requirement makes the broker responsible for the actions of salespeople who work for her. This responsibility extends to violations of the state licensing laws, fair housing laws, and illegal or fraudulent activities.

    Pennsylvania requires adequate and reasonable supervision of course. But what is adequate and reasonable supervision? What duties does the broker have?

    It’s not only essential for the broker to be aware of these responsibilities. All licensees need to understand and have a reasonable expectation as to the supervision they can and should expect and deserve. This course will review the broker’s responsibilities, highlighting key aspects of licensing law and rules/regulations.

  • Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism (NAR Ethics) (3.5 Hours) Afternoons
    Apr 24 – Apr 24
    We 1pm-5pm

    This course addresses the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and ethical practices and decision-making for real estate professionals. It may qualify for REALTORS® who wish to fulfill the biennial Code of Ethics requirement from the National Association of REALTORS®. (Check with your local association.)

  • Mastering the Oil Heat Conversation - Selling Oil Heat Listings (3.5 Hours) Mornings
    May 1 – May 1
    We 9am-1pm

    Licensees are out there on the front lines fielding tough questions about escalating prices, the impact global unrest has on supply, and what the future holds for the oil-heated homeowner.

    Real talk, up-to-date conversational discussion on what measures the oil heat industry already has in place to bring prices back down to sustainable low-normal levels will be covered, and students will walk away from this course seeing oil heat in a brand-new light, all while being better able to communicate how “yesterday’s” oil is transitioning into the revolutionary renewable fuel of the future.

    Armed with this knowledge, licensee’s will be better able to tackle the issue of listing and selling an oil-heated property.

  • CE: Client Servicing in a Tough Market (3.5 Hrs) Afternoons
    May 1 – May 1
    We 1pm-5pm

    Tough markets require a new skill set for agents in order to ensure ability to continue high-level client service. Whether the market is a “buyers market,” “sellers market,” or “dry market,” clients need to be able to depend on their agent to have skills to navigate as many foreseeable markets that can arise. The challenges that are presented during the times of a tough market are greatly different than those of a booming market, and clients rely on their agents to know the challenges (and be able to surmount them!).

  • Commercial Module (7 Hours) Full Days
    May 3 – May 3
    Fr 9am-5pm
    • One of two required seven hour modules for PA real estate licensees completing continuing education for the first time
    • Veteran licensees are eligible to take this class for elective credit.

    The purpose of this course is to provide licensed standard salespersons with a high level of knowledge and understanding regarding key areas of real estate practice. Content areas introduced in pre-license coursework will be further developed, amplified and reinforced. Material presented will enable the salesperson to “bridge” from their basic licensing experience to a high level or real world professional practice.

    The seven-hour commercial module develops key areas in which a salesperson engaging in brokerage and/or management of commercial properties would be expected to be proficient.

    Course Objectives:

    From Real Estate Commission Outlines:

    At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Develop professional business strategies that will both maximize professional development and ensure that the consumer is protected in accordance with current law.
    • Identify the most common areas of legal and/or disciplinary actions involving licensees providing services to consumers.
    • Explain (without practicing law) key elements and essentials of various contracts and other documents utilized by licensees in various transactions.
    • Recognize and be familiar with current legal issues affecting real estate practice (environmental, land use, etc.).
  • PA Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management (3.5 Hours) Mornings
    May 6 – May 6
    Mo 9am-1pm

    It’s a broker’s duty to provide adequate and reasonable supervision to licensees. State laws vary, but in all states, brokers are required to supervise the people who work for them. This extremely specific requirement makes the broker responsible for the actions of salespeople who work for her. This responsibility extends to violations of the state licensing laws, fair housing laws, and illegal or fraudulent activities.

    Pennsylvania requires adequate and reasonable supervision of course. But what is adequate and reasonable supervision? What duties does the broker have?

    It’s not only essential for the broker to be aware of these responsibilities. All licensees need to understand and have a reasonable expectation as to the supervision they can and should expect and deserve. This course will review the broker’s responsibilities, highlighting key aspects of licensing law and rules/regulations.

  • Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism (NAR Ethics) (3.5 Hours) Afternoons
    May 6 – May 6
    Mo 1pm-5pm

    This course addresses the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and ethical practices and decision-making for real estate professionals. It may qualify for REALTORS® who wish to fulfill the biennial Code of Ethics requirement from the National Association of REALTORS®. (Check with your local association.)

  • General Module (7 Hours) Full Days
    May 10 – May 10
    Fr 9am-5pm

    The General Module provides licensees with a review of duties, zoning issues, real estate environmental concerns, client representation and agency, the agreement of sale and related addenda, clauses, title reports and closing costs. Most importantly, it makes it all easily understood by licensees, who can make it easily understood to others.

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (15 Hours) s
    May 14 – May 15
    Tu,We 9am-4:30pm

    ABR designees learn how to win more clients by offering their specialized skills to represent buyers. They also get access to several tools to improve their productivity, automate or reduce their workload, and handle more buyer clients.

    Goals for the ABR course are to 1) Prepare real estate professionals to thoroughly represent buyer-clients in real estate transactions and provide the quality of service and degree of fidelity to buyers that sellers have customarily enjoyed; 2) Offer ideas and methods for building a buyer-representation business; and 3) Develop a self-customized tool for conducting a buyer counseling session.

    This is a two-day, 15-hour course. It is Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission authorized for 1 credit towards broker's license requirements. Depending on Commission requirements issued during any renewal cycle it has the potential to fulfill up to 14 hours of mandatory continuing education for salesperson's or broker's license renewal.

    During the 2018-2020 renewal cycle, when all licensees are required to take a 3-1/2-hour Commission-mandated course, the ABR course will yield 10-1/2 hours of continuing education.

  • PA Required Topic: Broker Supervisory Duties, Policies & Risk Management (3.5 Hours) Mornings
    May 16 – May 16
    Th 9am-1pm

    It’s a broker’s duty to provide adequate and reasonable supervision to licensees. State laws vary, but in all states, brokers are required to supervise the people who work for them. This extremely specific requirement makes the broker responsible for the actions of salespeople who work for her. This responsibility extends to violations of the state licensing laws, fair housing laws, and illegal or fraudulent activities.

    Pennsylvania requires adequate and reasonable supervision of course. But what is adequate and reasonable supervision? What duties does the broker have?

    It’s not only essential for the broker to be aware of these responsibilities. All licensees need to understand and have a reasonable expectation as to the supervision they can and should expect and deserve. This course will review the broker’s responsibilities, highlighting key aspects of licensing law and rules/regulations.

  • Ethics, Your Promise Of Professionalism (NAR Ethics) (3.5 Hours) Afternoons
    May 16 – May 16
    Th 1pm-5pm

    This course addresses the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and ethical practices and decision-making for real estate professionals. It may qualify for REALTORS® who wish to fulfill the biennial Code of Ethics requirement from the National Association of REALTORS®. (Check with your local association.)

  • Real Estate Practice (45 Hours) Full Days
    Jun 4 – Jun 27
    Tu,Th 9am-4:30pm

    Practice:

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Ethics and Anti-Discrimination Laws
    • Agency
    • Representing Sellers
    • Representing Buyers
    • Financing Principles
    • Qualifying for a Mortgage Loan
    • Valuation of Property
    • Settling the Real Estate Transaction
    • Pennsylvania Specific Laws, Licensure, and General Practices, including the Licensing & Registration Act and Rules and Regulations of the PA State Real Estate Commission

    Accompanying reading and math assignments should be completed with every class attended. This course does require a final exam.

    Note: It is recommended that you register for your course at least one week in advance.

    Want to receive your classroom materials in advance? Once you've paid in full, call Polley Associates at (610) 353-6776 to arrange pick-up at our Newtown Square PA location ONLY. We also can ship materials to you for an additional shipping and handling fee.

  • Real Estate Fundamentals (30 Hours) Evenings
    Jun 4 – Jun 27
    Tu,Th 6pm-9:45pm

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Land, Real Estate, and Property
    • Forms of Property Ownership
    • Real estate ownership
    • Private Limitations on Property Rights
    • Government Interests in Real Property
    • Environmental Issues Affecting Real Property
    • Voluntary and Involuntary Alienation of Property
    • Leasing and Property Management
    • Investing in Real Property

    Accompanying reading and math assignments should be completed with every class attended. This course does require a final exam.

    Note: It is recommended that you register for your course at least one week in advance.

    Want to receive your classroom materials in advance? Once you've paid in full, call Polley Associates at (610) 353-6776 to arrange pick-up at our Newtown Square PA location ONLY. We also can ship materials to you for an additional shipping and handling fee.

  • Real Estate Practice (45 Hours) Evenings
    Jul 16 – Aug 22
    Tu,Th 6pm-9:45pm

    Practice:

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Ethics and Anti-Discrimination Laws
    • Agency
    • Representing Sellers
    • Representing Buyers
    • Financing Principles
    • Qualifying for a Mortgage Loan
    • Valuation of Property
    • Settling the Real Estate Transaction
    • Pennsylvania Specific Laws, Licensure, and General Practices, including the Licensing & Registration Act and Rules and Regulations of the PA State Real Estate Commission

    Accompanying reading and math assignments should be completed with every class attended. This course does require a final exam.

    Note: It is recommended that you register for your course at least one week in advance.

    Want to receive your classroom materials in advance? Once you've paid in full, call Polley Associates at (610) 353-6776 to arrange pick-up at our Newtown Square PA location ONLY. We also can ship materials to you for an additional shipping and handling fee.

  • Real Estate Fundamentals (30 Hours) Mornings
    Jul 23 – Aug 15
    Tu,Th 9am-12:45pm

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Land, Real Estate, and Property
    • Forms of Property Ownership
    • Real estate ownership
    • Private Limitations on Property Rights
    • Government Interests in Real Property
    • Environmental Issues Affecting Real Property
    • Voluntary and Involuntary Alienation of Property
    • Leasing and Property Management
    • Investing in Real Property

    Accompanying reading and math assignments should be completed with every class attended. This course does require a final exam.

    Note: It is recommended that you register for your course at least one week in advance.

    Want to receive your classroom materials in advance? Once you've paid in full, call Polley Associates at (610) 353-6776 to arrange pick-up at our Newtown Square PA location ONLY. We also can ship materials to you for an additional shipping and handling fee.

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At Polley Associates School of Real Estate, our number one focus is your successful career in the Real Estate industry. We feel that we provide an unparalleled Real Estate education and our students agree! Here is what they have to say!

I just completed the Real Estate Fundamentals via Livestream. I feel I am ready for the next section. Andrew is an excellent instructor with a lot of experience.

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February 12, 2022

Amazing experience! A month ago, I knew nothing about Real Estate. Kathleen represents my ideal instructor. Sharp, fun, methodical, relatable, accessible. I did hear amazing things about her on the... read more

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January 16, 2022

Just finished class with instructor Andrew Lasner and he was great. He offers a very interactive class which really helped me to absorb the information. He was open to any... read more

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