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The Real Estate Learning Group - 2013

Since the spring of 2012, Jim Nadeau has been giving his "Understanding Land Surveying and Flood Zones" presentation regularly with The Real Estate Learning Group (TRELG), at Husson University in South Portland, Maine. It is a three hour course that is offered for Maine Real Estate continuing education credits, but others are welcome to attend. Sponsorship opportunities are available for these courses. If you would like to sponsor or co-sponsor one of these classes, your business will be promoted through our course advertisements on Facebook, in our monthly newsletter that reaches roughly 2,000 recipients, and on the TRELG course registration web page. Please contact us to learn more.

As with Jim's other presentations, the goal is to educate Realtors, mortgage professionals, and others, about issues that they may face very often but have little formal education on. Flood zone mapping and determinations, flood insurance, and challenging flood determinations have a great impact on real estate transactions. Another important topic covered is the differences between mortgage loan inspections and boundary surveys. Learn more about it by attending Jim's class. If you are interested, like our Facebook page to receive updates on course schedules.

Below are some comments from anonymous student evaluations.

It's a part of our business that is not discussed a lot. Very good course!

This is a second time for me. I picked up new info and understood the complexity much better.

The discussion of FEMA maps and flood insurance info, and detailed discussion of flood zones were very informative.

Understanding the blending of old and new maps and how it effects insurance and closing existing insurance to new buyer.

Learning the difference between FEMA forms and flood determination forms, and the legitimate uses of mortgage loan inspections.

Jim's knowledge in all areas seems extensive. His ability to tie them together is extraordinary.

Very clear responses to all questions; made others experience a learning opportunity for whole class.

Jim is very good at explaining a difficult to understand topic.

Excellent course and very relevant!

Examples presented from viewpoint of agent with problems we're very likely to encounter.

Jim's knowledge of surveying is most useful to aid seller or buyer.