Education classes, workshops, seminars and conferences

Michelle Castle

Michelle Castle is a dynamic communicator who has achieved tremendous success in building a business based on relationships.  One of the top mortgage loan originators in the country, Michelle knows what it takes to become successful and she’s willing to share her secrets with you!

Real Estate training classes, coaching, and mentoring programs are based on Michelle’s real-life experiences which come from being involved in thousands of real estate transactions.

If you want to stay ahead of the curve, check out this list of real estate education courses offered online or in-person, plus workshops, seminars, and conferences.

As a Texas Real Estate Provider, all of the continuing education courses offered by Michelle have been approved by TREC. Oklahoma CE Credit is available on some courses. No matter how long you have been in business, these courses are designed to help you take your career to the next level!

As a Realtor with 25 years of experience, I can honestly say that Michelle’s classes are always spot-on with current information and great ideas for continued success in the real estate business. Providing new educational opportunities in the Realtor community is one of her passions. I’m never disappointed with her wealth of knowledge! ” Norman Gordon, Paragon-Realtors

Let’s Connect

Success is a balancing act. I want to empower you to be all you can be – love your work, but you want to love your wholistic life as well. Let’s connect, collaborate, share, encourage and inspire each other.


Upcoming Educational Events

Agent Business Strategy Workshop

This Agents Business Strategy Workshop will help you develop a business strategy for 2023 that will focus on putting goals into actions. Bring your phone and laptop. We have work to do!

The workshop is free and will last 2 hours. We will meet in the training room at Chapin Title in Sherman on December 7th from 9 am – 11 am.

Register

December 7th 9 am – 11 am

Success Series Spring 2023

Dates to be announced soon!

Classes are 10 am – 11 am in person at GTAR or by ZOOM

Education Course Catalog

Michelle Rene Castle

TREC Provider #10344

OREC Provider #199312

Explore loan programs designed specifically for affordability including low down payment requirements, low monthly payments, grants, and down payment assistance programs. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #38713

Business planning is essential because business owners need to understand how their actions affect their business. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #41710

Define your ideal business – how many days do you want to work, hours per day, and where do you want your business to come from.  Let’s talk about database and time management. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #43236

Putting it all together – you can have a business that balances work, play, family, friendship, and faith while achieve your financial goals.  Let’s start with the Wheel of Life. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #43237

Buy downs can be such a smart move for buyers and sellers.  In this class we’ll go over how temporary & permanent buy downs work TREC Course #44198 OK Course $199106

What do you do when your client wants to buy or sell a home with Solar Panels?  This class will help you understand how solar panels are obtained and financed and what questions to ask about transfer of ownership. Course #53154

Learn about the cost and fees associated with a real estate transaction.  Topics covered will include loan estimates, contributions, concessions, allowable fees, and cash to close.  1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #43212

This class will help you learn how to use content marketing to break through the clutter in today’s noisy world to attract new clients. TREC Course #43213 OKRE Course #43212

Less can be more!  You don’t have to work more hours; you need to spend the hours you work more efficiently.  All it takes is a goal, a plan, and commitment. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #41711

This class will cover the steps you take to create a comprehensive business plan that will help you achieve your real estate goals. So join us and start planning for a successful future 1 Hour Continuing Education Class TREC Course #41711 OREC Course #19108

People want to do business with people they know, like, and trust so let’s explore tools and techniques for building relationships that last for life. Course #43213

Here are some tips and best practices for following up on leads and increasing your conversion ratio using a variety of channels of communication. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #41944

Recent changes to Facebook have made social media marketing more challenging, but it is worth the effort!  Learn how to utilize this powerhouse tool for engaging with new customers, customer retention, and marketing listings. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #43214

Prepare for negotiations with strategic thinking.  Learn how a collaborative approach will help you negotiate like a pro. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #40959

Instagram can be a powerful tool for agents to use for engaging with new customers, customer retention, and marketing listings.  Learn how to use Reels, Stories, and Video to grow your business. Course #43215

From Application to Contract – Learn about the home loan process as the lender moves your buyer from application through pre-approval. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #41024

Steps to Closing – Learn about the home loan process as the lender moves the buyer through processing, underwriting, and closing. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #41027

Learn what information is needed to determine if a mobile home or manufactured home will qualify for a mortgage loan.  Find out where to get the information and what to look for. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #41700

Learn how to track your leads and keep yourself accountable for the activities that grow your business. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #42231

Find out the difference between Prequal vs Preapproval and what the lender needs to issue a final approval. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #43198

A step by step review of the worksheets, loan analysis and loan estimate to better understand the Closing Disclosure. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class TREC Course #43135 OREC #199110

Understanding the behavioral differences for different personality types will help you communicate more effectively with everyone around you as well as buyers and sellers. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class #42267

The better you understand the mortgage basics, the easier it will be for you to help your clients through the lending process. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #42267

Gain a better understanding of what the title commitment contains and the important things to look for in each of the schedules. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #42563

Explore the benefits of a VA loan.  It’s time to separate myth from fact and learn how VA Credit qualification differs from other lending programs.  1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #41939

Video continues to be one of the most effective elements in a digital marketing strategy.  We will look at topics that tend to get the most views, Examples, Recording, Editing, posting, and an Action Plan Course #43214

Learn what issues are common in the lending process, how you can identify potential problems and how to avoid pitfalls. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course #41713

Learn how to build a personal brand that stands out from the rest and gives you an edge in today’s competitive marketplace. 1 Hour Continuing Education Class Course TREC 44196 OREC #199111

Non Credit Courses

great for office meetings!

Social Media

  • Google My Business for Real Estate
  • Instagram for Real Estate
  • Reviews – How to ask for Reviews & How to Respond
  • Social Media Trends
  • Staying Connected Virtually

Business Planning

  • 7 Habits of Successful Real Estate Agents
  • Business Planning – Looking Back to Move Forward
  • Let’s Strategic-Business Planning for Realtors
  • Homebot – a dynamic financial dashboard for home buyers and sellers

Financing

  • Financing for Self Employed Buyers – Alternative Documentation
  • Homebuying Process
  • How Credit Scoring Works
  • Introduction to USDA
  • Know the Loan Process (Part 1 & Part 2 Pending CE Approval)
  • Making Home Ownership Possible
  • Mortgage Terms
  • Mortgage 101
  • Realtor Renovation Loan Class
  • Renovation Loans
  • The Millennial Marketplace
  • Understanding and Improving Credit Scores
  • USDA – Rural Development Programs
  • Virtual Lending
  • Wait Times
  • What Can a USDA or VA Loan Do for Buyers?
  • What is a VA loan?
  • What is a Renovation Loan?

Home buyer Seminar Presentations

  • Dos and Don’ts of Homebuying
  • How to win as a first-time homebuyer