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Upcoming Appraiser CE Courses by Date

Individual courses are below. To view course packages, visit the CE packages page. 

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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours License
Type
Price   Details
Oct 22 – Oct 22 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • #1: Tue, October 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 22, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Oct 25 – Oct 25 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Chaska, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Chaska Community Center
  • 1661 Park Ridge Dr
  • Chaska, MN 55318

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 25, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Oct 29 – Oct 29 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 29, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 05 – Nov 05 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 05, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 05, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 07 – Nov 07 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 07, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 07, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 08 – Nov 08 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Appraiser CE 6
Appraiser CE $89.00  Add to Cart 

Appropriately preparing trainee appraisers is imperative for ensuring the integrity and quality of the industry is upheld.

The recent rebound of the real estate market has been a welcome sight for the appraisal profession. It is the crucial responsibility of supervisory appraisers to train, develop, and mentor these new professionals. This mentor relationship will produce competent, ethical appraisers to enhance public trust. The 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria requires that both supervisory and trainee appraisers be educated regarding the expectations for these roles.

This course meets the national, AQB-required content and outline for supervisory and trainee appraisers. Minnesota has adopted criteria that exceed the minimum AQB requirements, and this course addresses the specific criteria that have been adopted by Minnesota with regard to supervisory appraisers and trainee appraisers. Discussions revolve around the requirements, expectations, and responsibilities of both types of appraisers in order for trainees to gain experience credit. A short history of the profession is followed by the structure of the entities that oversee appraisers, including The Appraisal Foundation, The Appraisal Subcommittee, and state regulatory bodies.

Students will understand the requirements for licensing levels and the use of trainees for Fannie Mae, FHA, and lender assignments. Also addressed are the USPAP requirements that apply to assignments involving more than one appraiser.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • The AQB and its role in the profession
  • 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
  • Minnesota-specific trainee license requirements
  • Minnesota-specific supervisory appraiser requirements
  • Minnesota-specific requirements that exceed AQB minimums
  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser expectations
  • Significant assistance—what it is and how to report it

This course is intended for continuing education credit. If you are enrolling for pre-licensing instead, visit our trainee page.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 08, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, November 08, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 08 – Nov 08 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Appraiser CE 2
Appraiser CE $39.00  Add to Cart 

Discover the things all supervisor and trainee appraisers should consider.

Aside from the AQB requirements and any state rules, there are other considerations in becoming a supervisor or trainee appraiser. For example, the appraiser must decide if the trainee will be an employee in the supervisor’s office, or if the trainee will be an independent contractor. Other practical office and personnel management best practices will be discussed in this course as well. In addition, case studies will be reviewed to aid the supervisor and trainee in understanding these best practices.

Topics include:

  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser skill sets
  • Limiting liability during training
  • Compensating trainees and supervisors
  • Applying the recommendations to case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 08, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 12 – Nov 12 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Marshall, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada - Marshall
  • 1500 E College Dr
  • Marshall, MN 56258

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 12, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 12 – Nov 12 Credible Cost Approach Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Appraiser CE 8
Appraiser CE $118.00  Add to Cart 

This class is designed to dispel the usual excuses as to why the cost approach is seldom completed by some appraisers. It starts by viewing the approach as outlined by the FNMA form. Then it builds on the concept and provides methodology by which the amounts that are usually “guestimates” can become logically calculated estimates. By using these techniques, the approach can provide logical and supported estimates of value for virtually any single family home. This can be very helpful, especially in small markets where sufficient closed sales are often difficult or impossible to find without crossing the expected guidelines regarding distance, style, or other criteria—thus making the market approach less viable.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics include:

  • USPAP implications
  • Interaction between approaches
  • Using the FNMA 1004 report
  • Other site improvements
  • Land value methods
  • Market approach
  • Land residual method
  • Allocation method
  • Extraction method
  • Depreciation calculations age-life
  • Breakdown method
  • Modified age-life method
  • Component cost derivations
  • Aggregated paired sales method
  • Remaining economic life equation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 12, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 13 – Nov 13 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7
Appraiser CE $217.00  Add to Cart 

This is the 7-Hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course, as developed by The Appraisal Foundation. The course focuses on changes to USPAP for 2018-19 and on appraisal issues that affect daily appraisal practice. It is unique in that the Course is developed by The Appraisal Foundation and is revised on a periodic basis to stay current with the latest edition of USPAP.

Course Objectives

  • Present and explain the new revisions to USPAP adopted in 2017 and effective from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019.
  • Present the current changes to USPAP in a variety of scenarios for class discussion.
  • Present scenarios that challenge participants to apply USPAP to situations they encounter in their daily practice.

In addition to lectures, the course includes discussion illustrations that show how USPAP applies in situations that appraisers may encounter in everyday practice. These examples primarily address issues frequently experienced by appraisers as professionals in the appraisal of real property.

This course is designed to assist appraisers in all areas of appraisal practice seeking competency in USPAP, including those subject to state licensing or certification and continuing education requirements imposed by professional organizations, client groups, or employers.

USPAP has been endorsed and adopted by major appraisal organizations in the United States. As required by federal law, USPAP must be used by states in their real property appraiser licensing and certification programs.

This course provides at least 7 hours of instruction in USPAP. There is no accompanying exam for the classroom course; however, some states may require an examination for distance education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 13, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 13, 2019, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 14 – Nov 14 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Mankato, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Country Inn and Suites - Mankato
  • 1900 Premier Dr
  • Mankato, MN 56001

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 14, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Nov 18 – Nov 18 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Appraiser CE 3.75
Appraiser CE $59.00  Add to Cart 

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their places than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintentance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, jajor replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

Here is your guide to 20 home improvements that maximize resale value. You’ll learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, and how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and more.

You’ll get many ideas to help you communicate with clients and customers about value-added improvements.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 18, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 19 – Nov 19 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

Finally, a course that tells you everything you need to know about legitimate value that matters in today's rigorous appraisal world.

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders, and appraisers: prepare to be guided through the covert back alleys of home valuation, looking at products and features through the lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder, AND real estate professional.

You’ll learn the universal language used by appraisers—providing you knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selection to an appropriate offer on a property, or on identifying an appropriate listing price for a property. You’ll acquire an insider’s view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser. Also, you’ll understand the consumer criteria of price, longevity, performance, aesthetics, and resale value for a variety of property elements.

Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes, getting a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. You’ll also learn how to help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the most surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save homeowners the most money in the long run.

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, and what has monetary value in addition to aesthetic value. Learn how to translate otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate to your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction, or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence..

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Dept. of Labor and Industry for 7.5 credit hours of contractor continuing education.  

Topics Include:

  • Appraisal 101—what they do and why it matters to you
  • What the new quality numbers mean to your clients
  • Differentiating characteristics of architectural styles and construction features
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Communicating quality distinctions to clients to improve knowledge and selection
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 19, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 21 – Nov 21 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 21, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 26 – Nov 26 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Bemidji, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn Express - Bemidji
  • 2422 Ridgeway Ave NW
  • Bemidji, MN 56601

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 26, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 26, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 05 – Dec 05 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 05, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, December 05, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 09 – Dec 09 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Appraiser CE 3.75
Appraiser CE $59.00  Add to Cart 

Alternate types of valuations are more common than ever with the appraisal shortage and changes in the regulatory requirements from the federal agencies. Dodd-Frank eliminated BPOs and AVMs as file documentation for residential lending in many loan packages. Discover when alternate valuations are being used, how to complete them, and how to remain compliant with appraisal reporting requirements. Understand how the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) view evaluations under the federal banking guidelines. You will discuss restricted reporting options and view sample report forms.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying alternate valuations
  • Federal agency appraisal and evaluation guidelines
  • USPAP Advisory Opinion 13 relating to evaluations
  • Sample forms and report options
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 09, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 10 – Dec 10 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, December 10, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, December 10, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 30 – Dec 30 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

Congratulations! We have survived the recent economic crisis and many indicators show that the housing market has rebounded and continues to grow. So what has changed in the last ten years in terms of the house and its components? What are homeowners expecting when building or remodeling a property?

This class will help both real estate agents and contractors achieve business success by understanding how the physical house has changed and what their clients are looking for when making housing decisions.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can we avoid obstacles?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 30, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, December 30, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 09 – Jan 09 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Appraiser CE 3.75
Appraiser CE $59.00  Add to Cart 

Here are 20 cost-effective home improvements that add value and enjoyment for every homeowner.

Homeowners are spending more time and money on fixing up their places than ever before. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate that maintentance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, jajor replacements, additions, and outside additions and alterations.

Here is your guide to 20 home improvements that maximize resale value. You’ll learn where the money goes in a typical remodeling job, and how much is spent on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, plumbing, HVAC, roofing and more.

You’ll get many ideas to help you communicate with clients and customers about value-added improvements.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3.75 hours of appraisal continuing education.

Topics include:

  • Trends in remodeling spending
  • Setting spending priorities
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Avoiding hidden mechanical costs
  • Roofing and siding
  • Window upgrades that save energy
  • Environmental concerns
  • Cost vs. value analysis
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 09, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 10 – Jan 10 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

Finally, a course that tells you everything you need to know about legitimate value that matters in today's rigorous appraisal world.

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders, and appraisers: prepare to be guided through the covert back alleys of home valuation, looking at products and features through the lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder, AND real estate professional.

You’ll learn the universal language used by appraisers—providing you knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selection to an appropriate offer on a property, or on identifying an appropriate listing price for a property. You’ll acquire an insider’s view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser. Also, you’ll understand the consumer criteria of price, longevity, performance, aesthetics, and resale value for a variety of property elements.

Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes, getting a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. You’ll also learn how to help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the most surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save homeowners the most money in the long run.

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, and what has monetary value in addition to aesthetic value. Learn how to translate otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate to your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction, or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence..

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Dept. of Labor and Industry for 7.5 credit hours of contractor continuing education.  

Topics Include:

  • Appraisal 101—what they do and why it matters to you
  • What the new quality numbers mean to your clients
  • Differentiating characteristics of architectural styles and construction features
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Communicating quality distinctions to clients to improve knowledge and selection
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 10, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 10, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 14 – Jan 14 Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 14, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 14, 2020, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Whaley
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 28 – Feb 28 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Appraiser CE 7.5
Appraiser CE $108.00  Add to Cart 

Congratulations! We have survived the recent economic crisis and many indicators show that the housing market has rebounded and continues to grow. So what has changed in the last ten years in terms of the house and its components? What are homeowners expecting when building or remodeling a property?

This class will help both real estate agents and contractors achieve business success by understanding how the physical house has changed and what their clients are looking for when making housing decisions.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of appraisal continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuing education.

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can we avoid obstacles?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 28, 2020, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 28, 2020, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.