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Equity Real Estate Academy



Since we're so invested in helping our partners grow, we've established both as a RI & MA Real Estate School.

We hold classes online, it's a great place for real estate agents to come for continuing education, but it's also a way for us to get
to know one another. Classes are taught by Attorney Michael Krone, Senior Vice President and Massachusetts Counsel at
Equity National Title and its Massachusetts affiliate O’Donnell Law Group. Mike has over 35 years of experience in real estate
transactions representing buyers, sellers and lenders and has held a real estate broker license since 1982.
Mike’s vast knowledge and experience of being involved in thousands of real estate transactions allows him to provide real life
experience when discussing legal and practical issues. Mike is a favorite instructor of Realtors in Massachusetts, Rhode Island
and Connecticut. His classes are interesting, fun and never boring.  Check back with us often to see what we've got coming up

RE44R05 - Understanding Title and Title Concerns

Thousands of listings each year are affected by title problems. In this session Mike will discuss issues popping up such as easements, rights of ways, undischarged mortgages and many more. How do these matters really affect title and how are they fixed?  This and many other questions will be answered.  We will also discuss how divorce and death play a role in holding title to real estate as well as the ways to hold title including LLCs and trusts. Join in to learn valuable information that every real estate professional should know.   

Location: VIRTUAL

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

10AM- 12PM

2 Credit MA CEU






RE35C03  - Financing

“How can I finance thee – let me count the ways”  We aren’t Shakespeare but we do know how homes are being financed today. Not all purchase transactions go through lenders with just two types of mortgages – adjustable and fixed. There are thousands of loan products on the market that provide financing for almost every type of real estate transaction. Join us as we discuss all of this and hopefully enlighten even the most experienced among you on where financing stands today.

Location: VIRTUAL

Tuesday Nov 29, 2022

10AM- 12PM

2 Credit MA CEU






RE07R19 - Closing & Settlement (of the Residential Transaction)

E-closings, e-notaries, hybrid closings, bifurcated closings, closings, closings, closings! We have entered a new phase in the closing process that was already on its way here but has clearly been pushed by the pandemic. With the seller’s market starting to wane, new issues arise. Join us for a discussion of what the closing settlement process is all about at this time as well as what it will most likely look like soon. We will also guide you through the mortgage lender’s issues, concerns and requirements as well. Learn what you should be doing and how you should help your clients and the closing attorney to get the transaction finalized.

Location: VIRTUAL

Thursday Dec 8, 2022

10AM- 12PM

2 Credit MA CEU







Approved Classes in RI: 

  Approved Classes in MA:   
National & Regional Economic Trends & The Effect on RI Market 3 credits Offers RE35RC03
The Mortgage Market & Financing Real Estate Today 3 credits Contract Law RE05RC01
The Appraisal Process & Real Estate Valuation 3 credits Closing and Settlement of the Purchase Transaction RE07RC01
Contract Law & RI Residential Real Estate Transactions 3 credits Foreclosures & Short Sales RE28RC07
Intro to Real Estate Title & Title Insurance 3 credits Residential Rental Landlord/Tenant Issues – Part 1 and Part 2 RE98R16, RE99R16
    Residential Mortgage Loan Market & Credit Today RE47R05
    Appraisal Process RE26RC07
    Real Estate Brokerage Professional Ethics (not for NAR credit) RE33RC11
    Chapter 93A Consumer Protection and Business Regulation for Brokers and Salespersons  RE04R08       
    FHA Loans RE75R12
    National Economic Trends & the Real Estate Professional RE34RC03  
    Due Diligence in Seller Representation in Residential Transactions RE97R15 
    Financing RE25RC08
    Zoning & Building Codes RE16RC13
    Brokerage Relationships    RE57R07
    Purchase & Sale Agreements in Residential Transactions RE89R14
    Technology and Real Estate Brokerage RE32RC03
    Understanding Title and Title Concerns RE44R05




We also offer in-office Lunch and Learns! They are much shorter than our CEU classes and not for credit but packed full of great information.  See some of our available ones below. 

Financing Your Commercial Real Estate Investment

Law on Security Deposits (MA)

Agency & Security Deposit Class (MA)

Title Training 

Cyber Crime - what to watch out for

Understanding Title Insurance

First Time Buyer (MA)

Escalating Offers (MA)

Fraud Seminar NE

Glossary of Important Terms

Lender Liability for Cyber Crime

Mandatory Agency Disclosure - backup offers

Marketing to Realtors

Mitigating Risk in Listing and Selling Property

Offers L&L (MA)

Multiple Offers

Pitfalls to Avoid for Realtors

Probate Issues Affecting Purchase Closings (MA)

Seller Agency Discussion (MA)

Reasons Why Retaining Attorney Is Smart Idea

Tenancies Probate Seminar (MA)

The Buyer Broker Checklist

Trouble with Offers (MA)

The Seller Agent Checklist

Vetting Settlement Agents

Things to Watch Out For

Co-op Presentation (MA)

Why Owners Title insurance

Hard Money Lending