3P's of Professionalism: Principles, Practices & Pitfalls


The South Carolina Real Estate Commission created the course—3 P’s of Professionalism: Principles, Practices & Pitfalls—to improve licensees’ ability to serve clients and the general public. The course reviews licensing law issues, the basic principles governing offer and acceptance, and the essential elements of a contract.  It then explores the statute of frauds, agency relationships, and using the  Disclosure of Brokerage Relationships form. Licensees will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of for-profit business structures and how to create an effective business plan for a real estate team.

This course meets the mandatory CE core requirement for the 2018-2020 renewal cycle.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • describe the basic principles of offers and the various pitfalls that may arise
  • list the essential elements of a real estate contract and the different contract types
  • define and give examples of the terms “time is of the essence,” “statute of frauds,” and “statute of limitations”
  • recognize how contracts can be discharged or terminated
  • understand how transaction brokerage is practiced in South Carolina
  • describe how to selectively recruit and hire the best candidates for a successful team

Designed For

South Carolina real estate professionals at all levels of their career.

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