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AREA e-Learning - Real Estate Online Academy

AREA has compiled numerous resources to better serve our students. The following are useful and valuable resources to assist in your real estate success. Links are grouped in categories.


Business - Featured Link
  • AMAZON.com - Save money for your business and personally. You can order just about anything online from Amazon at prices generally less than in-store retail fees. Free shipping is often available as well as consumer ratings and reviews about the product.
Company Set-up Back to Top
  • Business License - How and where to apply.
  • Business Plan - Learn how to write an effective Business Plan by who else - Donald Trump!
  • E & O Insurance - You should investigate and compare several companies as this is an important aspect of your business set-up for the best solution for your particular needs. One resource is Liability Insurance Administrators
  • IRS to obtain an EIN Number.
  • SBA - Small Business Administration - Programs and Services to help you start, grow and succeed.
General Operation in Georgia Back to Top
  • Atlanta Commercial Market- Keep up with commercial leasing in the Metro Atlanta area with FREE access to the Bowers Digest from Richard Bowers & Company.
  • Georgia.gov - The state government resource site to assist individuals in starting and operating a business.
  • Georgia Secretary of State - Choose from an article entitled "Which Legal Entity is Right for You", or you can find corporate officers or registerd agents by using the search corporations link. You also have access to the filing procedures for corporations and LLC's. Want to register a trademark and service mark with the Secretary of State? There are also a number of FAQ's regarding business entities
  • First Stop Business Information Center - To promote small business, several government resources can be found on the GA Secretary of State website or can be obtained by calling 404-656-7061. The Business Guide contains information about licenses and permits and what you need before getting started. 
  • Maps - Aero Surveys of Georgia has an excellent series of map books covering the metro Atlanta area. The appraiser data base is organized by this mapping system. Sales agent data base mapping using the FMLS/MLS mapping system which has to be purchased from FMLS/MLS.
  • Maps of Georgia Counties - County selection map providing additional factual details by US census bureau.
Financial Back to Top
  • Credit card service - Want to be able to take charge or cash cards? This company has great service, no application fee, low rates and provides quick approvals.
  • Credit Report Information - Assist your client in learning more about their credit and how it affects their ability to obtain a loan.
Marketing Back to Top
  • Do Not Call List - Obtain a list of numbers on the "do not call" list before conducting any telemarketing.
  • Email Marketing - Got Corporation provides Campaigner, an email marketing program.
  • LogoBee - Logo design and corporate identity. LogoBee created the logo for America's Real Estate Academy. Our experience is that they are professional, creative, prompt, and a real value.
  • Photo Story - FREE program from Microsoft - create slideshows from digital photos with special effects, sound, captions, & more!
Research Back to Top
Search Engines Back to Top
Software Back to Top
  • a la mode, Inc. - Major appraisal software vendor, servicing over an estimated 50% of appraisers nationwide with the WinTOTAL software package.
  • Computer Classes on-line and FREE! - Hewlett Packard (HP) has some great on-line offerings and there is no charge. Learn Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe products, MySql, PHP, and many more.
  • Mail2Web - FREE - Check your e-mail from any computer anywhere in the world - no need to register!
  • Mailwasher - This incredible program let's you screen email at the server BEFORE the email gets downloaded to your computer. It is the most effective way to control unwanted e-mail.  This is a "must have" program.  Its inexpensive, effective, and easy to use.
  • OpenOffice -  FREE suite of software products including a word processor, spread sheet, presentation software, and more.
  • Webstripper - FREE program for capturing web pages for viewing off-line.
Website Design Resources Back to Top
  • DNS Forwarding Services - FREE service that will allow you to name your computer and access it from anywhere even with a dynamic IP address - dyndns.
  • DNS service- FREE domain name service - allows you to host websites from home or office.
  • DNS updating - FREE program to update your DNS on the DNS forwarding services shown above.
  • Domain Name Registration - Register with AREA for the best price on domain name registration. AREA uses GoDaddy for domain name registration. Provides ease of use, value, and total control of your domain.
  • Search Engine Submission optimization
    Google Analytics - enhance your site and improve return on investment.
    Google Webmaster Tools - provides you with detailed reports about your pages' visibility on Google.
    Mike's Marketing Tools - search engine submission, link popularity, and more. 

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