Real Estate Agent Training "*" indicates required fields Unique IDDC Ranch offers helpful online education to assist owners, real estate agents and new buyers. To begin, select one of the options below.* I am a licensed Realtor or real estate agent and wish to renew my DC Ranch All Gate Access Pass. I am a licensed Realtor or real estate agent and wish to apply for a DC Ranch All Gate Access Pass. I am a licensed Realtor or real estate agent interested in learning more about conducting business in DC Ranch. I am an owner selling my home and would like more information. I am a buyer interested in learning more about the community. Click here to be taken to the Home Resale Form.Click here to learn more about the community.Realtors and agents who complete an in-person DC Ranch Real Estate Training course or a virtual DC Ranch Real Estate refresher course qualify to apply for all gate access or to renew all gate access. Access is granted for one year from date of pick up. Please complete this brief online course to ensure that you are informed about the things that make DC Ranch such a special place to call home.Begin QuizName* First Last Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Upload a copy of your Real Estate LicenseMax. file size: 50 MB.Upload a copy of your Driver's LicenseMax. file size: 50 MB.Question 1DC Ranch is comprised of four unique villages panoramically set in the Sonoran Desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains encompassing 4,400 acres with 2,800 home sites and 7,000 full time and seasonal residents. The four villages are (pick one):* Country Club, Desert Parks, Desert Camp and Ironwood. Country Club, Desert Parks, Desert Camp and Sera Brisa. Country Club, Desert Camp, Silverleaf and Desert Parks. DC Ranch GovernanceThe DC Ranch brand is unique with a governance structure unlike most master planned communities. There are three entities that oversee the community. Ranch Association is responsible for upholding the community standards for conduct, homes and landscape, maintenance of common areas and security. The Community Council maintains the two community centers, the path and trail system and engages residents through numerous programs, activities and events. The Covenant Commission oversees the community’s design and architecture and regulates all new construction. Let’s look at a couple of common scenarios and choose the correct governance entity that would apply.Question 2Your buyer wants to add a spa feature to the existing pool before agreeing to the purchase. This is considered an exterior modification and would:* Require prior approval from the Covenant Commission. Require prior approval from Ranch Association. Require no approval because spa features are common in DC Ranch. Question 3Your seller thinks that they should paint their home before listing it on the market. They like the color they have and just want to freshen it up. This is considered an exterior modification and:* Requires a Paint Modification Form and fee submitted to the Covenant Commission. Requires a Paint Modification Form and fee submitted to the Ranch Association. A Paint Modification Form is highly recommended when painting a home even if it is to match the existing color, however no fee is required. Question 4Your buyer likes the property but wants to add a room addition of more than 100 square feet. This is considered an exterior modification, and:* Requires prior approval from Ranch Association. Requires prior approval from Community Council. Requires prior approval from the Covenant Commission. Question 5Your buyer just wants to add more granite to the front yard as it seems a little sparse. This is considered an exterior modification, and:* Is not always permitted as many areas of DC Ranch use “desert pavement” in lieu of granite. Is permitted without prior approval because granite is commonly found in desert landscaping. Is always permitted, as long as the modification process is followed. Question 6A property for sale in DC Ranch features a large patio, perfect for nighttime gatherings. The buyer envisions party string lights all around hanging from nearby trees. You tell the buyer:* Party string lights are not allowed in any circumstance. Great idea, love it! These types of festive lights are only permitted in private or semi-private landscape zones and are approved on a case-by-case basis. Question 7DC Ranch is the perfect community for those that enjoy connectivity to nature and friends and neighbors through its extensive 33-mile path and trail system. Which statement is true?* The paths and trails are for all DC Ranch residents, except those renting in the apartment complexes. The paths and trails are all private and exclusively for DC Ranch residents. The pathway system is both private and public and connects with Scottsdale’s Gateway Trailhead. Question 8DC Ranch is a premier luxury North Scottsdale community with upscale apartment living to multi-million dollar grand estates. It also offers commercial centers and a corporate center. The names of the three commercial centers are:* Market Street at DC Ranch, Desert Camp Center and The Homestead Center Market Street at DC Ranch, DC Ranch Crossing and Canyon Village Market Street at DC Ranch, The Village Health Club and Spa and The Homestead Center Question 9DC Ranch offers round-the-clock security services including community patrols, snake removal, open garage alerts, medical first responder assistance and more. The community contracts its security to a third party that employs a security manager who oversees a 41 person staff. There are five manned gates, 18 unmanned gates and two non-gated neighborhoods (Pioneer and The Village at Market Street). Presently, Ranch Association operates how many community patrols?* Three, two vehicular patrols and golf cart patrol for the path and trail system. Five vehicular patrols, one for each village and a roving golf cart patrol for use on the paths and trails. Four vehicular patrols, one for each DC Ranch village. Question 10DC Ranch is home to three prestigious golf and fitness clubs: The Country Club at DC Ranch, The Silverleaf Club, and The Village Health Club and Spa. Membership is available for additional fees. Which of the following is true?* All three clubs are operated by private entities, separate from DC Ranch, and are open to both residents and non-residents of the community. The Country Club and the Silverleaf Club are operated by the DC Ranch Community Council, The Village Health Club is operated by a private entity. The Country Club at DC Ranch is only for residents of the Country Club Village and Silverleaf Club is for Silverleaf residents only. The Village Health Club and Spa is open to the public. Question 11In addition to the private golf and social clubs available, DC Ranch operates two community centers - Desert Camp and The Homestead - which are included in resident monthly assessment fees. Which is a service or amenity that is not offered at Desert Camp Community Center?* Adventure playground Lighted tennis, basketball and pickleball courts Ramadas and built-in BBQs Spa services Outdoor heated recreational and tot pools Fitness room Question 12Which is a service not offered at The Homestead Community Center?* The Homestead Playhouse community theatre Commercial kitchen Basketball courts Putting green Adventure playground Oasis splash pad feature Question 13Part of the unique governance structure of DC Ranch allows for Neighborhood Voting Members (NVMs) who are elected to represent residents in the neighborhoods in which they live. There are 44 NVM positions within DC Ranch. Which is the main duty of an NVM?* Decide the amount of the monthly assessment fees Set the fees paid at closing for resales Elect the Ranch Association Board of Directors Question 14Your new clients just closed on their beautiful DC Ranch home and they want gate access to start moving in. What should you tell them?* Call The Ranch Offices to verify that a copy of your warranty deed has been received or to receive instructions on where to email this closing document. You will have to wait until DC Ranch receives your warranty deed and check in the mail. Once you’ve left the title office, just head to the appropriate gate and you’ll get right in. Question 15DC Ranch is home to 10 sub-associations. These neighborhoods have two monthly assessments, one for the Ranch Master Association and one for the sub-association paid to the third-party property management company. Your prospective buyer wants to make an exterior modification. Which option is true?* Approval is only needed from the sub-association as their rules may be more restrictive than the Ranch Master CC&Rs and Design Guidelines. Approval is only required from Ranch Association as the master association always prevails over the sub-association. Approval is needed from both Ranch Association and the sub-association governing entities. Question 16You are about to close a sale and the prospective buyer wants to do a short-term rental. The property is in a sub-association. You call the property manager and they permit 30-day rentals. You also check with the Ranch Association and find a longer-term length is required. What do you tell your client?* Even though sub-association rules may differ, Ranch Association’s rental restrictions prevail. The shorter-term rental would be allowed as long as the master association is informed. The unit to be rented is in a sub-association, so sub-association rules apply. Question 17You are assisting with a six-month lease in DC Ranch. The tenant is very excited to use the swimming pool and fitness center at Desert Camp. What is the first step you must ensure is completed to allow the renters access to the amenities?* Complete and submit the DC Ranch Tenant Registration Form. Let the renters know that once they move in, they can start using the amenities. Complete the AAR Tenant Lease Agreement. Question 18You have just listed a property for sale in DC Ranch. After completing your listing agreement forms, what are the next best steps to a successful sale?* Complete and submit the DC Ranch Home Resale and Listing Form. Call the gatehouse and tell them the property is for sale. Send a copy of your listing agreement to DC Ranch. Question 19You secured a listing, now you want to schedule an Open House. What are the hours and days that they are permitted in DC Ranch and what is your first step in scheduling one?* Open houses are permitted by appointment only. Complete and submit an Open House Application. Open houses are permitted weekends only between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Complete and submit an Open House Application. Open houses are permitted daily between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Complete and submit an Open House Application. Question 20DC Ranch provides advertising platforms for Realtors and real estate agents. What are those platforms and what are the associated costs?* Ranch News through Republic Media (costs vary) or DCRanch.com at $360 per year. Sponsorship of DC Ranch signature community events (costs vary) For Sale and Open House signs only. No fee. Question 21In 1999 a group of residents crafted the Community Values. Since then, these values have permeated the programs and services offered at DC Ranch. Which one of these is not a Community Value?* Sense of Community Environmental Stewardship Family Healthy Lifestyles Diversity and Inclusiveness Lifelong Learning Artistic and Cultural Opportunities Relationship with the Larger Community None of the above - they are all Community Values Question 22DC Ranch residents have unlimited access to a variety of print and electronic communication platforms designed to share timely and relevant information. These include the extensive website (DCRanch.com) and the monthly newspaper called:* Ranch Readers Ranch Roundup Ranch News Ranchland News Question 23What comprehensive initiative does DC Ranch offer to educate and enlighten residents about the history, amenities, and opportunities that lie within the community?* The Pup Pledge Program The Spotlight Speaker’s Series Program The New Resident Welcome Program The DC Ranch Leadership Academy Question 24Family and neighbors can create lasting memories at DC Ranch’s special community celebrations of DC Ranch Day, Eggstravaganza and Spooky Carnival. These annual activities help create warm bonds of friendship as the community comes together to celebrate the season and enjoy each other’s company. Additionally, DC Ranch offers approximately how many different programs and events annually?* 10 50 100 Question 25What is the value of having a set of Community Standards like those in DC Ranch?* Community standards protect home values by establishing requirements for home, landscape and conduct designed to keep the community beautiful and to provide neighbors with the expectation that these standards are in place, and are enforced. Community Standards provide owners and renters in all neighborhoods, including sub-associations, with the benchmarks that their property and actions should reflect. Community Standards enable residents to enjoy not only the beauty of their property but the neighboring properties as well. Community Standards ensure that DC Ranch remains as beautiful and enjoyable today as it was the first time you experienced it. All of the above. 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