4th of July
Happy 4th of July holiday. Have fun and stay safe. Our offices will be closed on Wednesday the 4th and Thursday the 5th. We’ll reopen with regular hours on July 6. As always, even when our office is closed, our website LarsonEd.com is always available for course registrations and FAQs. Speaking of our website…….
We’ve made some really exciting changes to the LarsonEd.com website. As we continue to see a rise in mobile web usage (tablets and smartphones), we decided to redesign the site to take into account the integration between the mobile and desktop user. Meaning we’ve added more graphics, more easy to click buttons and less text. To give you some insight into the mobile growth we’ve seen, in the last 60 days, 20% of our users were on a mobile device. For the same period last year, it was only 7%. We expect this rapid growth to continue for some time as web users continue to transition from traditional desktop devices to iPads, Nooks, Kindles and smartphones. Also, a huge shout-out is in order for the team at Internet Services Group (ISGFL.com) for helping to make this happen. They took my vision for the website changes and made it a reality. I can’t thank them enough for all the hard work and effort. Visit the revamped site when you get a chance, but here’s a screenshot to get an idea.
We’ve also added something to the website called “Larson REsources“. As a new or seasoned Real Estate or CAM professional in SW Florida you rely upon many trade professionals and experts in the field. It can be difficult to know where to turn or who to trust in a moment of need. That is why we created Larson REsources — a one-stop-shop to find local business that will provide you with excellent service for all your real estate business related needs. We’ve partnered with local business owner, Jason Evers, of Quality Service Pros to give you even greater access to professionals in the area. Quality Service Pros checks local businesses for current licenses, insurance, quality, ratings and customer feedback to be sure you’re dealing with the best. You can find everything from accountants and attorneys to plumbers, window washers, landscapers and web designers. Check it out at www.LarsonEd.com/resources
License Renewal Time
It’s that time of year again when we start getting more phone calls and registrations for Continuing Education. ALL Community Association Managers (CAM) and many Real Estate Licensees need to complete Continuing Education courses and renew by September 30, 2012. Remember that if you’re, a Real Estate Licensee and do not complete your post-licensing requirement (45 Hours for Sales Associates and 60 Hours for Brokers) by your renewal deadline, your license will go NULL & VOID, meaning you won’t have a real estate license anymore. The only CAM licensees who are EXEMPT from CE are those who received their license AFTER October 1, 2010. All others need to do 20 Hours of CE. Also, Mortgage Loan Originators (MLO) need to do 8 Hours of CE by December 31, 2012. We have classes beginning this September. Click one of the links down below to learn more about ALL of our Continuing Education courses and the license renewal requirements.