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Broker CE Live Course Calendar

Broker CE Live Course Calendar

Minnesota Broker Live Class Calendar

Live Class Calendar
Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
May 25 – May 25 The Tax Impact of Residential Real Estate Investments Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Learn about taxes and real estate investments.

Taxes are important to us all. This is particularly true for buyers and sellers of residential rental real estate. In this course, you will explore the widespread financial effect a purchase or sale of such properties will have on the investor. You will also learn the essential details that equip you to make financially savvy decisions and guide your clients in their investment endeavors.

You’ll get up to date on the specific tax rules that apply to these real estate transactions. You will also understand under what circumstances the Internal Revenue Service has been aggressively auditing owners of real estate investment properties, and how the IRS has been successful in denying deductions due to the two most common errors made by investors.

Our industry expert uses extensive experience, examples, and case studies to prepare you and your clients for success in the real estate investment world. Join us to gain relevant, indispensable knowledge regarding residential real estate investments today.

Topics include:

  • What is considered rental income?
  • Allowable rental expenses
  • Cost recovery/depreciation
  • Determining value of rental properties
  • Determining the tax due on sale of rental properties
  • Passive loss rules
  • Real estate professional rule

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 25 – May 25 Tax Aspects of Homeownership Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Learn how taxes can benefit from homeownership

Homeownership has long been described as “living the dream,” though the U.S. Census Bureau reports just under 65% of the population are fulfilling that specific dream. Over the past decade, and especially during the housing crisis of the mid-2000s, many people lost that dream. Given today’s lower interest rates and more affordable home pricing in many markets, many of these people are reentering the marketplace in search of homeownership. The benefits of privacy and personalizing a property have always been a motivator for owning a home, as have tax considerations.

You’ll learn exactly who benefits from the tax aspects of homeownership and by how much due to standard deduction, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and other tax issues. Become an indispensable resource for your clients by providing them with critical tax information to make the right housing purchase.  

Topics include:

  • The financial advantages of homeownership
  • Deductible expenses
  • Nondeductible expenses and common errors
  • Essential real estate tax information, including special rules that apply
  • Points paid when purchasing a residence
  • Mortgage insurance premiums
  • Keeping track of basis and adjusted basis
  • Exclusions of gain when sold

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 25, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 26 – May 26 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$187.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Learn the changes for the 2016-2017 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2016-2017 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2016-2017 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 26, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 26, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 26 – May 26 Tax Write-Offs for the Self-Employed Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Learn how you can take advantage of tax write-offs for the self-employed.

Self-employed individuals are entitled to many tax deductions; stay abreast with the ever-changing federal and state tax codes. Our resident tax professional created this class to give the independent business owner an understanding of the effective tax write-offs they may be missing.

Starting with the federal tax system, you’ll review record keeping requirements and estimated tax requirements. Learn specific business deductions, including automobile use and expenses; travel, meals, and entertainment; home office expense; depreciation and first-year write-offs. Understand retirement plan contributions and strategies to make the most of them. Also discussed are marginal tax rate versus effective tax rate, the theory of before and after-tax income, plus issues related to independent contractor status and entity choices.

Topics include:

  • IRS audit priorities
  • Auto, travel, meals, and other deductions
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Income and estimated tax payments
  • Entity type and depreciation deductions

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 26, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 26, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 30 – May 30 To Fall and Rise Again: Life After Financial Crisis Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

When there’s nowhere to go but up, here’s how you do it.

Turmoil in the financial markets and depressed real estate values has had a dramatic impact on everyone’s financial picture. The result is that countless Americans and their families are facing complex real estate and financial challenges.

This course will give you tips to analyze and solve today’s problems, while also building a strong financial future. Timing is everything when considering your options: bankruptcy, foreclosure, short sale, loan modification, debt settlement, and credit counseling. When it seems like there isn’t enough money, learn about what options are still available and best fit your situation. Learn how building and managing a workable budget puts you back on the stable track.

Topics Include:

  • Taking inventory of your finances
  • What to do when there isn’t enough money
  • What can I keep and what must I give up
  • Making the hard decisions
  • Establishing critical timelines
  • Building a comprehensive budget
  • Contingency plans for the future

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 30, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 30, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 30 – May 30 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

Learn the ins and outs of Common Interest Communities, one of the fasting growing forms of ownership in Minnesota and across the country.

This half-day course describes various forms of CICs, including condominiums, townhomes, cooperatives, mixed use, and conversions. It identifies the characteristics of the leading buyers (both Millennials and Baby Boomers), as well as ways to assess the CICs financial security. Including a sample balance sheet and budget, and a discussion of how the real estate market’s unprecedented fluctuations effect associations, this course covers all the essentials, from financing to marketing to management. Enroll Today!

Topics Include:

  • Common Interest Communities and How They Operate
  • Marketing in a CIC to Get Your Client Top Dollar
  • Is the Association Financially Sound?
  • What’s important in a Resale Disclosure?

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 30, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Broms
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 30 – May 30 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

What’s all the hype about?

Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces. 

This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

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

Topics include:

  • Emerging Values Increase Demand for Tiny Houses
  • Real Estate Solutions Addressing New Needs of Clients
  • Momentum of Demand
  • Concerns and Obstacles
  • What A Tiny House Is and Is Not
  • Basic Structural Elements
  • Valuation and Financing the Tiny House
  • Explosive Markets of Tiny House Communities across the U.S.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 30, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 31 – May 31 7/1/16-6/30/17 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Residential Contracts Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! 2016-2017 Required Module: Residential Contracts

In this year’s required course, you will examine contracts and forms essential to Minnesota real estate transactions. Your instructor, an industry expert, will emphasize the contract issues that arise so agents and brokers alike will be better equipped to serve both buyers and sellers, while learning the essential elements that are legally required in today’s real estate contracts.

You will review various contracts, addendums, agreements, and forms specifically focused on illuminating the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will also learn how to avoid contractual perils and pitfalls that could otherwise consume time, energy, money, and increase risk. This course will prepare you to pass an exam, given in class, and provide you with the knowledge to navigate today’s complex real estate transactions.

NOTE: This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.
This is the required module effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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

Topics Include:

  • Elements of a Binding Contract
  • Representation Contracts and Facilitator Services Agreements
  • Disclosure Issues
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Counteroffer Addendum
  • Financing Addenda
  • Seller Contributions
  • Condominium Townhouse CIC Addendum
  • Contingency Addendum Sale of Buyer’s Property
  • Inspection Contingency
  • As-Is Addendum
  • Cancellation of a Purchase Agreement
  • One Time Showing Contract
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 31, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stieg Strand
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 31 – May 31 Financing Update: What You Need to Know Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Stay current on the latest changes in real estate financing!

Understanding today’s mortgage and financing options is critical for real estate professionals. This course guides you through the complex choices in mortgage financing. Learn how to thrive in this business by understanding the current industry trends, laws, and requirements.

This course will bring you up to date and give you the information your clients are requesting. Learn about new loan programs and mortgage regula¬tions, including the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Understand credit scoring, learn how PITI is determined, and get a handle on the steps you should take for a successful closing. This course covers it all and will prepare you for today’s financing marketplace.

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (TRID)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 31, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 01 – Jun 01 Introduction to Real Estate Investments Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Income-producing real estate is a time-tested investment. Agents who understand the fundamentals can earn commissions helping investors while building their own investment property portfolio. This course provides a step-by-step introduction to understanding the fundamentals of investment real estate, including markets, timing, leverage, cash flows, tax benefits, principal reduction, and appreciation. A hands-on case study analysis of a 4-unit apartment building provides students an opportunity to use new skills to determine the after-tax return on investment.

By the end of the class, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Performance measures, including cap rate, cash on cash, and ROI
  • The real estate cycle
  • How real estate impacts your cash flow and net worth
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Tax benefits
  • Principle reduction
  • Appreciation
  • Cost recovery (depreciation)
  • Capital gain tax at sale
  • Calculating sale proceeds
  • 1031 Exchanges

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 01, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, June 01, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 02 – Jun 02 Managing Safe and Sound Rental Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to protect yourself, your tenants, and the property.

Increasingly, agents find the responsibilities of property management thrust upon them. As accidental landlords, they may lack the knowledge, tools, and resources to safeguard the property, the owner’s investment, the tenants, and themselves.

This course will teach the novice or experienced property manager to handle safety and security issues in rental property. You’ll learn how to request quality background checks and minimize risk via the rental agreement. The course reviews prickly issues related to property access by the owner/ manager. Learn to recognize possible illegal activity. While many landlords address the property’s security concerns, they may overlook their personal safety. A few simple precautions will help ensure you don’t get caught off guard. Fast-paced and compelling, this course will provide you with the tools necessary to protect the property, tenants, and yourself.

Topics Include:

  • Rental agreements and background checks
  • Recognizing the red flags
  • Monitoring the property
  • Access rights
  • Risk management tools

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 02, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 02 – Jun 02 All Under One Roof Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

What is driving clients’ needs in today’s market?

How do agents and contractors meet those changing needs? This class will expand your vision of the new norms that are becoming widely visible and impacting the motivation of buyers and sellers as well as the configuration of property in the real estate market.

You’ll learn how the changing demographics and economics of recent years have influenced desirability for some types of homes over others. You’ll also see what new types of properties are emerging to meet these multi-generational buyer challenges. This course will help you understand the changes and communicate with these buyers and sellers with specialized needs that few agents know how to adequately respond to. You’ll also gain understanding of fair housing areas that warrant attention. This class embraces the complexity of the client’s situation and helps you create new solutions for today’s most complicated buyers and sellers.

Topics Include:

  • Demographics and the aging population
  • Multigenerational homes
  • Elderly housing and medical considerations
  • Features of the 2020 Smart Home
  • Adapting current homes to meet new needs
  • Energy hour
  • Fair housing

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 02, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, June 02, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 02 – Jun 02 Identity Theft: Protecting Your Clients and Your Business (3.75 - Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

The odds of experiencing business identity theft are ever-increasing. The risks your business faces are bigger yet.

From a criminal’s perspective, it is significantly more cost-effective to steal business identities than individual identities. Learn how not to let your clients or your business fall victim! One step beyond A Day in the Life of an Identify Thief, learn how business ID theft spells potential disaster for your livelihood and your clients’. Learn how to respond if your clients’ information or yours is compromised. Plus, learn how to spot and address the warning signs.

True stories reveal the methods thieves use and what red flags suggest. Learn how to protect your business from a potential data-breach disaster. There’s never been more opportunity for identity thieves to strike your business. You’ll get the tools and information you need to diminish the havoc of business ID theft.

 Topices Include:

  • How business information is hijacked
  • Red flags and appropriate actions
  • How easy it is to get and misuse your business information
  • Data breach prevention

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 02, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 05 – Jun 05 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$187.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2016-2017 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2016-2017 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2016-2017 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 05, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, June 05, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 05 – Jun 05 Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model (3.75 Credits)

This course examines the factors driving today’s real estate market, beyond the newspaper headlines. Facts, trends, and hard data illustrate how the foremost factors for Baby Boomers no longer apply. You will learn how Millennials, today’s largest real estate client group, prefer to buy, sell, rent, strategize, and communicate with you. After this course, you will have a better understanding of how to represent these clients.

This course will challenge your approach to working with today’s buyers and sellers, and educate you about their specific preferences, including how builders and the real estate industry are responding to Millennials. Essential client expectations and patterns are explored, so you can re-tool your skill set of knowledge and practices, as well as reposition your branding and image to reflect an understanding of the new model. This course prepares you to work effectively and productively with Millennials, resulting in helping them achieve their real estate goals. Join us for this compelling look into the future of real estate.

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

Topics include:

  • Traditional versus Millennial real estate model
  • Defining the market
  • Wants, needs, and deal breakers
  • Motivation
  • The affected real estate market and model
  • Effective strategies for working with Millennials
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 05, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 05 – Jun 05 7/1/16-6/30/17 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Residential Contracts Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! 2016-2017 Required Module: Residential Contracts

In this year’s required course, you will examine contracts and forms essential to Minnesota real estate transactions. Your instructor, an industry expert, will emphasize the contract issues that arise so agents and brokers alike will be better equipped to serve both buyers and sellers, while learning the essential elements that are legally required in today’s real estate contracts.

You will review various contracts, addendums, agreements, and forms specifically focused on illuminating the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will also learn how to avoid contractual perils and pitfalls that could otherwise consume time, energy, money, and increase risk. This course will prepare you to pass an exam, given in class, and provide you with the knowledge to navigate today’s complex real estate transactions.

NOTE: This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.
This is the required module effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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

Topics Include:

  • Elements of a Binding Contract
  • Representation Contracts and Facilitator Services Agreements
  • Disclosure Issues
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Counteroffer Addendum
  • Financing Addenda
  • Seller Contributions
  • Condominium Townhouse CIC Addendum
  • Contingency Addendum Sale of Buyer’s Property
  • Inspection Contingency
  • As-Is Addendum
  • Cancellation of a Purchase Agreement
  • One Time Showing Contract
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 05, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 06 – Jun 06 Tax Write-Offs for the Self-Employed Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how you can take advantage of tax write-offs for the self-employed.

Self-employed individuals are entitled to many tax deductions; stay abreast with the ever-changing federal and state tax codes. Our resident tax professional created this class to give the independent business owner an understanding of the effective tax write-offs they may be missing.

Starting with the federal tax system, you’ll review record keeping requirements and estimated tax requirements. Learn specific business deductions, including automobile use and expenses; travel, meals, and entertainment; home office expense; depreciation and first-year write-offs. Understand retirement plan contributions and strategies to make the most of them. Also discussed are marginal tax rate versus effective tax rate, the theory of before and after-tax income, plus issues related to independent contractor status and entity choices.

Topics include:

  • IRS audit priorities
  • Auto, travel, meals, and other deductions
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Income and estimated tax payments
  • Entity type and depreciation deductions

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 06, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, June 06, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 06 – Jun 06 Appraising Distinctive Residential Properties Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Most appraisers have faced a difficult or distinctive residential property appraisal at some point in their careers.

These appraisal problems can take many twists and turns and create numerous challenges in reaching an opinion of value. In this course, we will look at some of the areas that provide these challenges and discuss the different directions available to the appraiser to problem solve. This class looks at how to use all three appraisal methods to assist in developing adjustments and explores how techniques used in one method can support a conclusion in a different method. Students will discuss distinctive property assignments and various solutions that may be available to determine value.

Topics Include:

  • Problem identification and solving
  • USPAP rules
  • Client and user considerations
  • Challenges in appraising distinctive properties
  • Case studies

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 06, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, June 06, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 07 – Jun 07 Unsellable to Sold: Can Every House be a Dream Home? Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what it takes to get an unpopular home sold!

Listing agents—are you tired of trying to sell a property that only needs a little work or various upgrades or improvements to make it a winner?

Buyer reps—are you tired of showing multiple homes to a potential buyer where each home is great, except for one or two factors that eliminates the property and causes you to drive to an endless number of properties to find the perfect fit for your client?

This course will help you guide your clients through the process of seeing not only what a property is, but what it has the potential to become.  You will start by helping your clients define exactly what they are seeking.  You’ll learn how to ask questions about both present needs and potential future requirements.  You’ll also learn about the shifting demographics of our maturing population and how to effectively communicate with multiple generations.

Learn about the opportunities to modify a home to make it saleable by tweaks, modifications, or major remodels.  You will learn about the costs associated with improvements and the Return on Investment (ROI) for a variety of house projects.  You will help your clients be able to visualize a property beyond what they can envision themselves.  Case studies will help you gain a new understanding of how properties changed to become clients’ dream homes!

Topics Include:

  • Assess Client’s Specific Requirements
  • Buyers/Listers Demographics
  • Buyers/Listers Home Ownership
  • Assessing and Developing a Strategy
  • Appraising and Valuing Improvements
  • Energy Matters
  • New Scenarios in Today’s Market
  • Financing Improvements
  • Risk Management
  • Listing Unsellable Inventory

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 07, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, June 07, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 07 – Jun 07 Tax Aspects of Homeownership Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how taxes can benefit from homeownership

Homeownership has long been described as “living the dream,” though the U.S. Census Bureau reports just under 65% of the population are fulfilling that specific dream. Over the past decade, and especially during the housing crisis of the mid-2000s, many people lost that dream. Given today’s lower interest rates and more affordable home pricing in many markets, many of these people are reentering the marketplace in search of homeownership. The benefits of privacy and personalizing a property have always been a motivator for owning a home, as have tax considerations.

You’ll learn exactly who benefits from the tax aspects of homeownership and by how much due to standard deduction, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, and other tax issues. Become an indispensable resource for your clients by providing them with critical tax information to make the right housing purchase.  

Topics include:

  • The financial advantages of homeownership
  • Deductible expenses
  • Nondeductible expenses and common errors
  • Essential real estate tax information, including special rules that apply
  • Points paid when purchasing a residence
  • Mortgage insurance premiums
  • Keeping track of basis and adjusted basis
  • Exclusions of gain when sold

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 07, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 07 – Jun 07 The Tax Impact of Residential Real Estate Investments Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Learn about taxes and real estate investments.

Taxes are important to us all. This is particularly true for buyers and sellers of residential rental real estate. In this course, you will explore the widespread financial effect a purchase or sale of such properties will have on the investor. You will also learn the essential details that equip you to make financially savvy decisions and guide your clients in their investment endeavors.

You’ll get up to date on the specific tax rules that apply to these real estate transactions. You will also understand under what circumstances the Internal Revenue Service has been aggressively auditing owners of real estate investment properties, and how the IRS has been successful in denying deductions due to the two most common errors made by investors.

Our industry expert uses extensive experience, examples, and case studies to prepare you and your clients for success in the real estate investment world. Join us to gain relevant, indispensable knowledge regarding residential real estate investments today.

Topics include:

  • What is considered rental income?
  • Allowable rental expenses
  • Cost recovery/depreciation
  • Determining value of rental properties
  • Determining the tax due on sale of rental properties
  • Passive loss rules
  • Real estate professional rule

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 07, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 08 – Jun 08 2017 Tax Update Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
Eligible CFP® CE Hours 8
$98.00  Add to Cart 

With new players in Washington, it will be more important than before to be up-to-date on what is changing and what is being proposed for business and personal taxes in 2017. Chris Bird’s 2017 Tax Update course is the place to learn how you and your clients will be affected. Those who attend this course will have access to one of the nation’s leading tax experts and get the expert opinion on what to expect and what the implications will be. Be ahead of the crowd on strategies and get the best out of the new law.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 08, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, June 08, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 09 – Jun 09 Mediate-Arbitrate-Litigate: An Informed Decision Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Ever wonder the difference between mediation, arbitration, and litigation and when each is best suited for the situation?

In this class, you will learn the features, advantages, benefits, and limitations of each of these three dispute resolution types in order to help you educate your clients concerning their choices at critical and often tense decision making junctures.

Each of the three dispute resolution types are examined and explained in simple yet comprehensive terms to enable your understanding and increase your confidence in communicating the specifics clearly to your clients when they need it most. Learn the difference between binding and non-binding arbitration, the defining elements and consequences of both, as well as the potential for an arbitration appeal.  Many situations and questions, such as: “Should a single arbitrator be selected or a panel?” are considered for each of the dispute resolution options.

You will also examine what your specific role is in each type of resolution, including what is NOT your role and when consulting an attorney is vital. You’ll learn what happens when one dispute resolution method fails and what choices remain.  You may be surprised to learn where each of these resolutions takes place and how that can influence the accuracy and outcome of the decision. Real life situations illustrate each dispute resolution option to help you gain relevant and applicable knowledge to use in future situations, limit you chances of being sued, and prepare you for the real estate world of today.

Topics Include:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Sellers Property Disclosure Statement
  • Inspection
  • Case Study
  • Lawsuits
  • Title Insurance

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 09, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Jun 09 – Jun 09 Introduction to Commercial Appraising Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, residential appraisers get a look into the world of the non-residential appraising.

The processes, data sources, appraiser peer actions, and reporting in commercial appraising is very different from residential appraisers. This course will provide the residential appraiser a look into these differences, including analyzing leases, the engagement process, highest and best use, capitalization rate derivation, and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act that impact the appraisal of commercial properties.

Topics Include:

  • Sources for commercial sales
  • Research techniques
  • Complex highest and best use analyses
  • Cap rate derivation
  • Narrative report formats
  • Real-life case studies and examples

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 09, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, June 09, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 09 – Jun 09 Buying Within Your Budget Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Ben Franklin had it right: "A penny saved is a penny earned." 

Learn how to budget correctly to make sound purchasing decisions.

The numbers are startling: 43% of American households spend more than they earn each year. Learning how to budget is essential to getting out of debt and making the best decision when buying a home. Instructor Todd Rooker will teach you methods to help you and your clients decrease debt, improve credit, and save more of your hard-earned money.

Big changes come from small steps. In this course, you’ll learn how to create a plan and follow through with it to achieve financial freedom. Many people want to save more, but don’t know where to start or lack restraint to stop spending. Budgeting correctly will help you make effective and smart decisions when making any purchase, including home buying. Learn how to live on what you earn, to the penny!

Topics Include:

  • The psychology of spending
  • Budgeting with a purpose
  • Decreasing your debt
  • Credit card management
  • Improving credit scores
  • Avoiding financial pitfalls
  • Managing a budget for the self employed
  • Purchasing a home within your budget

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 09, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 10 – Jun 10 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  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 maintenance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major 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 real estate 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
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, June 10, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 10 – Jun 10 7/1/16-6/30/17 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Residential Contracts Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! 2016-2017 Required Module: Residential Contracts

In this year’s required course, you will examine contracts and forms essential to Minnesota real estate transactions. Your instructor, an industry expert, will emphasize the contract issues that arise so agents and brokers alike will be better equipped to serve both buyers and sellers, while learning the essential elements that are legally required in today’s real estate contracts.

You will review various contracts, addendums, agreements, and forms specifically focused on illuminating the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will also learn how to avoid contractual perils and pitfalls that could otherwise consume time, energy, money, and increase risk. This course will prepare you to pass an exam, given in class, and provide you with the knowledge to navigate today’s complex real estate transactions.

NOTE: This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.
This is the required module effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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

Topics Include:

  • Elements of a Binding Contract
  • Representation Contracts and Facilitator Services Agreements
  • Disclosure Issues
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Counteroffer Addendum
  • Financing Addenda
  • Seller Contributions
  • Condominium Townhouse CIC Addendum
  • Contingency Addendum Sale of Buyer’s Property
  • Inspection Contingency
  • As-Is Addendum
  • Cancellation of a Purchase Agreement
  • One Time Showing Contract
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, June 10, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 12 – Jun 12 Strategic Default and the Path Back Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Increasingly, agents are encountering individuals and families who are financially secure in most areas, but find themselves severely “under water” on their home. While there are many options available, many are considering strategic default.

Todd Rooker will help attendees gain an understanding of the facts, process and ramification of strategic default as well as the effects of mortgage default on current and future credit and loan acquisition, retirement and other assets, and future insurability of a client. This course addresses the difficult decision to default, and provides the details and vital information to equip you to help your clients get on the path back to home ownership and credit viability.

Students will also gain an understanding of the steps to take in order to rebuild creditworthiness and help clients position themselves as attractive loan candidates after a default.

Topics Include:

  • Impact on retirement and other assets
  • Impact on future insurability
  • Impact on future loan acquisition
  • Moral and ethical dilemma issues

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 12, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, June 12, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 12 – Jun 12 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces. 

This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

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

Topics include:

  • Emerging Values Increase Demand for Tiny Houses
  • Real Estate Solutions Addressing New Needs of Clients
  • Momentum of Demand
  • Concerns and Obstacles
  • What A Tiny House Is and Is Not
  • Basic Structural Elements
  • Valuation and Financing the Tiny House
  • Explosive Markets of Tiny House Communities across the U.S.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 12, 2017, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 13 – Jun 13 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  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...our expert instructor takes you from the glitzy showroom to covert back alleys of valuing products and features of homes with the focal lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder AND real estate professional in mind.

You'll learn the universal language used by appraisers that contractors and real estate agents can translate to knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selections to appropriate offers on property or identifying an appropriate listing price for selling 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 for a variety of property elements. Learn what does and does not have monetary value in an appraiser’s eyes with a snapshot of the essential tools and assessment methods used to establish the ultimate value of a property. Also, learn where value lies from a cost approach so you can help your clients identify poor quality in spite of acceptable appearance. Find out what the six surprising low-cost, high-value materials are, what type of siding lasts the longest, and which foundation type will save you the most money in the long run.

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, what has monetary value and what has aesthetic value alone. The instructor translates otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate with 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, evident in your next client conversation.

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

This course has been approved for real estate, appraisal, and contractor continuing education for 7.5 hours of continuing education credit. Includes one hour mandatory energy for contractors.

Topics Include:

  • Appraisal 101 - what they do and why it matters to you
  • What the new quality numbers mean to your clients
  • Differentiating characteristics
  • Products and materials that create value
  • Architectural styles and features
  • 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, June 13, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, June 13, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 13 – Jun 13 7/1/16-6/30/17 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Residential Contracts Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! 2016-2017 Required Module: Residential Contracts

In this year’s required course, you will examine contracts and forms essential to Minnesota real estate transactions. Your instructor, an industry expert, will emphasize the contract issues that arise so agents and brokers alike will be better equipped to serve both buyers and sellers, while learning the essential elements that are legally required in today’s real estate contracts.

You will review various contracts, addendums, agreements, and forms specifically focused on illuminating the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will also learn how to avoid contractual perils and pitfalls that could otherwise consume time, energy, money, and increase risk. This course will prepare you to pass an exam, given in class, and provide you with the knowledge to navigate today’s complex real estate transactions.

NOTE: This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.
This is the required module effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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

Topics Include:

  • Elements of a Binding Contract
  • Representation Contracts and Facilitator Services Agreements
  • Disclosure Issues
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Counteroffer Addendum
  • Financing Addenda
  • Seller Contributions
  • Condominium Townhouse CIC Addendum
  • Contingency Addendum Sale of Buyer’s Property
  • Inspection Contingency
  • As-Is Addendum
  • Cancellation of a Purchase Agreement
  • One Time Showing Contract
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 13, 2017, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Lynne Mattson
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.
Jun 14 – Jun 14 7/1/16-6/30/17 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Residential Contracts Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! 2016-2017 Required Module: Residential Contracts

In this year’s required course, you will examine contracts and forms essential to Minnesota real estate transactions. Your instructor, an industry expert, will emphasize the contract issues that arise so agents and brokers alike will be better equipped to serve both buyers and sellers, while learning the essential elements that are legally required in today’s real estate contracts.

You will review various contracts, addendums, agreements, and forms specifically focused on illuminating the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will also learn how to avoid contractual perils and pitfalls that could otherwise consume time, energy, money, and increase risk. This course will prepare you to pass an exam, given in class, and provide you with the knowledge to navigate today’s complex real estate transactions.

NOTE: This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.
This is the required module effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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

Topics Include:

  • Elements of a Binding Contract
  • Representation Contracts and Facilitator Services Agreements
  • Disclosure Issues
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Counteroffer Addendum
  • Financing Addenda
  • Seller Contributions
  • Condominium Townhouse CIC Addendum
  • Contingency Addendum Sale of Buyer’s Property
  • Inspection Contingency
  • As-Is Addendum
  • Cancellation of a Purchase Agreement
  • One Time Showing Contract
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 14, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stieg Strand
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 14 – Jun 14 Financing Update: What You Need to Know Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Stay current on the latest changes in real estate financing!

Understanding today’s mortgage and financing options is critical for real estate professionals. This course guides you through the complex choices in mortgage financing. Learn how to thrive in this business by understanding the current industry trends, laws, and requirements.

This course will bring you up to date and give you the information your clients are requesting. Learn about new loan programs and mortgage regula¬tions, including the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Understand credit scoring, learn how PITI is determined, and get a handle on the steps you should take for a successful closing. This course covers it all and will prepare you for today’s financing marketplace.

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule (TRID)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 14, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 15 – Jun 15 Appraisal Inspection: It's Black and White and Shades of Gray Class St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Find clarity in a haze of misconceptions and false expectations regarding appraisal inspection.

“If you don’t have all the facts correct, you can’t apply judgment.”  G.N. Bloedow.

The appraiser’s ability to gather facts essential to the property has a direct coorelation to the integrity of valuation results. To complicate matters, appraisers, real estate agents, and clients all have  misconceptions and false expectations of the appraiser's role and responsibilities during the appraisal inspection.

This class sets the record straight and details the inspection from many points in the process, such as preparing for the inspection, neighborhood observations, expectations while at the property, comparable observations, and so much more. In this course, the instructor clearly articulates what an appraiser does and doesn't do during the inspection of a property when developing an appraisal. Together, the instructor and students will sort through how assignment conditions affect the appraiser’s inspection. Through instructor-led discussions, case studies, videos, and pictures, the students will leave this course with a complete understanding of real estate appraisal inspections.

Topics include:

  • The appraisal inspection process: preparation, discovery, and comparable observations
  • Understanding appraiser obligations and client expectations
  • Five common measuring mistakes
  • Legal access: a crucial consideration during the inspection
  • Identifying a property’s use during inspection
  • Understanding appraisal conditioning during the inspection
  • Inspection misconceptions clarified

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 15, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, June 15, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 15 – Jun 15 How Land is Developed Today Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Have you ever been curious about how land is developed, who is part of the process, and how it all comes together?

This course explains it all, including how the planned use of land has evolved over time and the course of action that a land developer must take today. You’ll learn about the importance of a comp plan that each city develops, understand the types of zoning, and learn how to best approach the city planner and planning commission and ultimately secure the city council’s approval. Our experienced instructor has decades of real life stories and implemented plans that will help illustrate the fascinating and complex land development process of today.

You’ll learn about the differences and similarities of development done in urban, suburban, and agricultural settings. Today, more than ever before, land developers must be thoughtful and practical about the needs of the future users of their projects—find out how this consideration can sink or swim a project. You’ll also learn about the essential steps of a successful planning process, and how to assess the financial feasibility of a potential project. This course unravels the mystery around land development and provides you with indispensable expert information whether you are merely curious or seriously considering land development in your real estate future.

Topics Include:

  • The history of the land development process
  • The players and their roles
  • The planning process
  • Profitability and reasons for developing land
  • Class Discussion

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 15, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • James Boo
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 16 – Jun 16 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00
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According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square-feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square-feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices. Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight-hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, June 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 16 – Jun 16 iPad - The Hottest Little Helper in the Business Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Attention all real estate agents!

For those who are interested in learning the essential uses of an iPad® in today’s technology-driven world, this class is for you! Learn how to facilitate more effective communication and create a competitive edge for your clients. Learn how this tool can optimize your mobile capabilities and position you as a premier agent who embraces the newest technology to enhance each client’s transaction.

The many uses of an iPad® will be illustrated as you learn how apps can help you work more efficiently and facilitate the steps of a real estate transaction. Whether you are communicating with clients or agents, presenting information to your clients, scheduling showings, positioning your seller’s property, or creating visual or text marketing, this course will help you navigate the endless possibilities of the iPad®.

Through demonstration your instructor will guide you through apps that will aid in property searches, finance options, navigation, listing properties, and so much more. Stop wondering—join us and learn the value an iPad® can create for you and your clients!

Topics Include:

  • Optimizing your mobile capabilities
  • Understanding app capabilities
  • Using apps to facilitate business
  • Expediting communication and transactions

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 16, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • JEFFREY SHUMAN
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 19 – Jun 19 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the ins and outs of Common Interest Communities, one of the fasting growing forms of ownership in Minnesota and across the country.

This half-day course describes various forms of CICs, including condominiums, townhomes, cooperatives, mixed use, and conversions. It identifies the characteristics of the leading buyers (both Millennials and Baby Boomers), as well as ways to assess the CICs financial security. Including a sample balance sheet and budget, and a discussion of how the real estate market’s unprecedented fluctuations effect associations, this course covers all the essentials, from financing to marketing to management. Enroll Today!

Topics Include:

  • Common Interest Communities and How They Operate
  • Marketing in a CIC to Get Your Client Top Dollar
  • Is the Association Financially Sound?
  • What’s important in a Resale Disclosure?

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 19, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Broms
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 19 – Jun 19 7/1/16-6/30/17 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Residential Contracts Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! 2016-2017 Required Module: Residential Contracts

In this year’s required course, you will examine contracts and forms essential to Minnesota real estate transactions. Your instructor, an industry expert, will emphasize the contract issues that arise so agents and brokers alike will be better equipped to serve both buyers and sellers, while learning the essential elements that are legally required in today’s real estate contracts.

You will review various contracts, addendums, agreements, and forms specifically focused on illuminating the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will also learn how to avoid contractual perils and pitfalls that could otherwise consume time, energy, money, and increase risk. This course will prepare you to pass an exam, given in class, and provide you with the knowledge to navigate today’s complex real estate transactions.

NOTE: This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.
This is the required module effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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

Topics Include:

  • Elements of a Binding Contract
  • Representation Contracts and Facilitator Services Agreements
  • Disclosure Issues
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Counteroffer Addendum
  • Financing Addenda
  • Seller Contributions
  • Condominium Townhouse CIC Addendum
  • Contingency Addendum Sale of Buyer’s Property
  • Inspection Contingency
  • As-Is Addendum
  • Cancellation of a Purchase Agreement
  • One Time Showing Contract
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 19, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Lynne Mattson
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 20 – Jun 20 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces. 

This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

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

Topics include:

  • Emerging Values Increase Demand for Tiny Houses
  • Real Estate Solutions Addressing New Needs of Clients
  • Momentum of Demand
  • Concerns and Obstacles
  • What A Tiny House Is and Is Not
  • Basic Structural Elements
  • Valuation and Financing the Tiny House
  • Explosive Markets of Tiny House Communities across the U.S.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 20, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 21 – Jun 21 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all everyone who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 21 – Jun 21 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Join us for a journey through some of the weird, wild, and wonderful real estate trends in the industry today. We will examine your clients’ interests reflected in emerging trends, including design and product selection. You will see some non-traditional shelters and learn about a variety of the unusual products used as building materials, including recycled and reused products, and the potential and surprising hazards associated with them.

Next, you will take a walk on the wild side, exploring some new trends in living arrangements and how Mother Nature can affect real estate. This course teaches you how to recognize potential dangers, as well as what to do if a property has sustained damage from forces such as wind, water, and pest infestation. You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate market and your clients’ preferences. Finally, you will learn about some wonderful new alternatives that will help you work with today’s clients like never before!

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

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelters in the market today
  • Unusual building products and potential hazards
  • Unique recycled and reused products
  • Wild factors affecting real estate
  • Wonderful energy efficiency advancements
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Air and water quality to improve occupant’s health
  • Creative solutions to satisfy your clients’ requests and needs
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, June 21, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 21 – Jun 21 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, June 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 22 – Jun 22 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$187.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2016-2017 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2016-2017 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2016-2017 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 22, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, June 22, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 22 – Jun 22 Real Estate: How to Leave A Legacy Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Real estate is a perfect tool for creating a legacy.

In this course, you will learn why so many families transfer not only wealth, but also history and meaningful connections to the next generation with the deed to real property. You’ll learn how to create legacy with real estate, some of the special and legal considerations you should know, and also how to design a self-funding mechanism for improvements, repairs, taxes, insurance, and management of the property. 

Our industry expert will also share with you the current estate and gift tax exemptions and valuable annual gift tax exclusion information. You’ll learn about the options for transferring real estate to the next generation, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. You’ll also learn about advanced methods of transfer and the transfer on death deed (TODD). Join us to acquire the essentials you need  to make the best real estate decisions that will live on for years to come.

Topics include

  • Why real estate is a good choice in legacy planning
  • Legal concerns
  • Transfer alternatives
  • Co-tenancy agreements, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and trusts

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 22, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Thomas Fafinski
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 23 – Jun 23 Regression Analysis: Proving Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Statistical methodology has rapidly become an appraiser’s primary tool to support market analysis, adjustments, and valuation opinions!

This course provides a basic understanding of a statistical method known as regression analysis. Regression modeling is a tool used to interpret consumer motivations, develop adjustments for the sales comparison approach, and reconcile the value of a property. This extra support for analyses and adjustments will aid appraisers in creating well-supported reports. The author of this course is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser with over 20 years of experience. Students will be presented with straightforward and clear examples, illustrations, and case studies to help students understand the content of the course and translate it into their day-to-day appraisal practice.
It is recommended that students bring an HP12C calculator to class.

Topics:

  • Regression analysis: what is it?
  • Using regression analysis in the market analysis process
  • Hand-in-hand analysis: quantitative and qualitative
  • Using regression analysis to identify and support adjustments
  • Valuation opinions supported through regression analysis

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

Also approved for 7.5 hours of Appraiser CE.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 23, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, June 23, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 26 – Jun 26 CSI Minnesota: Credit Score Investigation Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Discover why some people recover quickly from major financial problems while others struggle to get back on their feet.

You’ll learn how a credit rating may be the single biggest factor in determining mortgage rates, insurance rates for home, car, and health policies, along with the rates paid on credit cards.

Popular instructor and credit guru Todd Rooker will teach you how to help clients with damaged credit. You will learn trade-secret strategies that can influence and improve anyone’s credit score. You will also learn how to help clients develop a “good credit” budget and manage income.

With millions of mortgages defaulting this year and continued unstable real estate values, you’ll examine the credit effects of short sales, foreclosure, and lease option contracts. Learn how understanding credit and credit repair equips you with a crucial skill to share with your clients.

  • How credit scores affect everything
  • What influences a bad credit score
  • How to build a “good credit” budget
  • Strategies for long-term credit repair
  • How to recover from bankruptcy

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 26, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, June 26, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 27 – Jun 27 The Secure Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Learn new security tools and techniques to increase property values and insurability for homes or commercial property.

Stefan Salmonson will guide you through advances in technology that make sophisticated security tools and strategies once deployed only in large companies within the reach of nearly every home or business. Get first-hand knowledge of security components for both residential and commercial buildings. Electronic locking systems, for example, can replace the traditional deadbolt and key. The dramatic price drop of sophisticated lighting offers new alternatives for illuminating grounds and interiors.

Learn about the next generation of cameras, hard drives, and remote monitoring devices that can provide multiple levels of affordable security, enhance property values, optimize value-added features of homes for resale, provide insurability, and reduce insurance premiums. Learn proactive steps to take before the criminal comes.

Topics Include:

  • Structural features and design
  • Lighting and alarms
  • Computer integration
  • “Special needs” occupants

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 27, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 27 – Jun 27 Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Take the guesswork out of the adjustment process by following these simple but proven sales comparison approach strategies. The sales comparison approach to value is essential to the real estate appraisal process, yet it has often been a source of uncertainty for many appraisers. The adjustment calculation process leads many appraisers to just throw their hands up in frustration. Trying to prove, or even offer support for, an adjustment can be a daunting task. And for the readers of the report, it can be even more frustrating because there may not be enough information available to understand how the appraisers arrived at their adjustment conclusion.

We all understand that the premise associated with the sales comparison approach is that an appraiser can establish market value through a study of the subject property and other competing properties. Then the appraiser makes allowances for differences between the subject property and the comparable properties. These allowances will be applied in the form of adjustments. Therefore, the formation of adjustments is essential to the accuracy of the sales comparison approach. Furthermore, the explanation of how the adjustment was realized is essential information that allows the reader to fully understand the logic and not be misled.

This course will unlock the mystery behind making adjustments and give you a fundamental understanding of how to make adjustments for the sales comparison approach to value.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying when an adjustment is required
  • How to properly determine an adjustment amount
  • To what degree must an adjustment be applied
  • Using appraiser judgment and experience
  • Types of transactional adjustments
  • Types of property adjustments
  • Units of comparison
  • Elements of comparison
  • Strategies applied to both residential and commercial appraising

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 27, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, June 27, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 27 – Jun 27 A Day in the Life of an Identity Thief Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Prevent identity theft by thinking like a criminal.

Customers entrust their real estate and insurance agents with a wide variety of personal information. If it falls into the wrong person’s hands, the damage to the customer’s life and the agent’s reputation could be extreme. In this course you will learn the methods thieves use to steal identities and how to use that knowledge to limit your exposure. From the nuts and bolts of identity theft, to tips to avoid phishing scams and other ways to safeguard information, discover how a few simple steps can help you avoid being a part of an identity theft.

In this course, you’ll be introduced to real-life identity thieves and learn how they acquired the personal information they did. You’ll be put in the position of a victim and find out how it feels to have your identity stolen, and the repercussions it can have. From the wired world of the Internet to phone bills and confidential contracts, there’s never been more opportunity for identity thieves to work their horrific magic. This course will provide the tools that, when used properly, can significantly reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

Topics Include:

  • Identity theft suspects and victims
  • Types of identity theft
  • How they gain personal information
  • The damage identity thieves can do
  • Tactics to avoid identity theft
  • What to do when identity theft occurs

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 27, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 29 – Jun 29 7/1/16-6/30/17 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Residential Contracts Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

NEW! 2016-2017 Required Module: Residential Contracts

In this year’s required course, you will examine contracts and forms essential to Minnesota real estate transactions. Your instructor, an industry expert, will emphasize the contract issues that arise so agents and brokers alike will be better equipped to serve both buyers and sellers, while learning the essential elements that are legally required in today’s real estate contracts.

You will review various contracts, addendums, agreements, and forms specifically focused on illuminating the issues that create problems in real estate transactions. You will also learn how to avoid contractual perils and pitfalls that could otherwise consume time, energy, money, and increase risk. This course will prepare you to pass an exam, given in class, and provide you with the knowledge to navigate today’s complex real estate transactions.

NOTE: This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.
This is the required module effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

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

Topics Include:

  • Elements of a Binding Contract
  • Representation Contracts and Facilitator Services Agreements
  • Disclosure Issues
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Counteroffer Addendum
  • Financing Addenda
  • Seller Contributions
  • Condominium Townhouse CIC Addendum
  • Contingency Addendum Sale of Buyer’s Property
  • Inspection Contingency
  • As-Is Addendum
  • Cancellation of a Purchase Agreement
  • One Time Showing Contract
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 29, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 29 – Jun 29 Agent Beware Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

With a growing number of violent incidents across the country, this course prepares agents to be responsive in a variety of environments they encounter while working with buyers, sellers, and other real estate professionals. As an agent, you’ll increase your awareness, identify warning signs, and prepare a plan in advance of facing a potentially dangerous situation, keeping you and your clients out of harm’s way. 

In this course, agents learn how to recognize unsafe habits and routines, identify vulnerable situations, manage potential and real risks encountered, and appropriately and effectively communicate with clients to increase safety for all. Whether you and a client are entering a vacant home, preparing for an open house, or interfacing with other professionals such as contractors, home inspectors, or those posing as such, this course provides essential safety precautions, warning signs, and contingency plans for managing a risky or dangerous situation. You will learn valuable specifics that will help the buyer, the seller, and you navigate more safely through any situation.

Corporate security and risk management executive, Carol Martinson, shares her vast experience, knowledge, and practical applications of simple and essential strategies to create and sustain an immediately safer environment for everyone involved.

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

Topics Include:

  • Debunking the myths
  • Reading warning signs
  • Keeping buyers and sellers alert and safe
  • Meeting clients in routine and non-routine situations
  • Open house strategies
  • Agent tool kit and plan of action
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, June 29, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • carol martinson
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 05 – Jul 05 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$187.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2016-2017 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2016-2017 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2016-2017 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, July 05, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, July 05, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 06 – Jul 06 Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Take the guesswork out of the adjustment process by following these simple but proven sales comparison approach strategies. The sales comparison approach to value is essential to the real estate appraisal process, yet it has often been a source of uncertainty for many appraisers. The adjustment calculation process leads many appraisers to just throw their hands up in frustration. Trying to prove, or even offer support for, an adjustment can be a daunting task. And for the readers of the report, it can be even more frustrating because there may not be enough information available to understand how the appraisers arrived at their adjustment conclusion.

We all understand that the premise associated with the sales comparison approach is that an appraiser can establish market value through a study of the subject property and other competing properties. Then the appraiser makes allowances for differences between the subject property and the comparable properties. These allowances will be applied in the form of adjustments. Therefore, the formation of adjustments is essential to the accuracy of the sales comparison approach. Furthermore, the explanation of how the adjustment was realized is essential information that allows the reader to fully understand the logic and not be misled.

This course will unlock the mystery behind making adjustments and give you a fundamental understanding of how to make adjustments for the sales comparison approach to value.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying when an adjustment is required
  • How to properly determine an adjustment amount
  • To what degree must an adjustment be applied
  • Using appraiser judgment and experience
  • Types of transactional adjustments
  • Types of property adjustments
  • Units of comparison
  • Elements of comparison
  • Strategies applied to both residential and commercial appraising

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, July 06, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, July 06, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 07 – Jul 07 Introduction to Commercial Appraising Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, residential appraisers get a look into the world of the non-residential appraising.

The processes, data sources, appraiser peer actions, and reporting in commercial appraising is very different from residential appraisers. This course will provide the residential appraiser a look into these differences, including analyzing leases, the engagement process, highest and best use, capitalization rate derivation, and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act that impact the appraisal of commercial properties.

Topics Include:

  • Sources for commercial sales
  • Research techniques
  • Complex highest and best use analyses
  • Cap rate derivation
  • Narrative report formats
  • Real-life case studies and examples

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, July 07, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, July 07, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 10 – Jul 10 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces. 

This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

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

Topics include:

  • Emerging Values Increase Demand for Tiny Houses
  • Real Estate Solutions Addressing New Needs of Clients
  • Momentum of Demand
  • Concerns and Obstacles
  • What A Tiny House Is and Is Not
  • Basic Structural Elements
  • Valuation and Financing the Tiny House
  • Explosive Markets of Tiny House Communities across the U.S.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, July 10, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 10 – Jul 10 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  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 maintenance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major 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 real estate 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, July 10, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 11 – Jul 11 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square-feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square-feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices. Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight-hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, July 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, July 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 11 – Jul 11 Appraising Distinctive Residential Properties Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Most appraisers have faced a difficult or distinctive residential property appraisal at some point in their careers.

These appraisal problems can take many twists and turns and create numerous challenges in reaching an opinion of value. In this course, we will look at some of the areas that provide these challenges and discuss the different directions available to the appraiser to problem solve. This class looks at how to use all three appraisal methods to assist in developing adjustments and explores how techniques used in one method can support a conclusion in a different method. Students will discuss distinctive property assignments and various solutions that may be available to determine value.

Topics Include:

  • Problem identification and solving
  • USPAP rules
  • Client and user considerations
  • Challenges in appraising distinctive properties
  • Case studies

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, July 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, July 11, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 12 – Jul 13 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$229.00  Add to Cart 

This class satisfies Wisconsin’s 13-hour education requirement to obtain a real estate salesperson license by endorsement. You qualify for this class if: A) you currently hold an active license in a state other than Wisconsin; or B) your license held in another state expired no more than two years ago. Minnesota students who complete this class also will receive 7.5 hours of Minnesota CE.


Now, in just two days you can complete your Wisconsin pre-licensing education requirements AND get 7.5 hours of Minnesota continuing education.
Are you one of the many Minnesota real estate licensees who have considered obtaining your Wisconsin real estate license, but haven’t wanted to deal with the hassle? Well, we have good news: The Wisconsin licensing process is a snap for Minnesota licensees!

Regulations in Wisconsin allow currently licensed Minnesota brokers and salespersons to obtain a Wisconsin license of the same level by attending approved education and passing the Wisconsin Real Estate Licensing Exam. To obtain a salesperson or broker license by endorsement (for applicants who have been licensed in another state within the past two years):

  • Salespersons AND brokers must complete a board-approved 13-hour pre-license education program for salespersons. (Brokers must complete an additional six hours of education.)
  • Pass the salesperson exam. (Brokers must complete the salesperson exam AND the broker exam.)
  • Submit an application.

Complete Your Wisconsin Salesperson Education Requirements in Just Two Days
That’s right—just two days. Prepared, scheduled, and presented to meet the needs of busy Minnesota real estate professionals who want to obtain a Wisconsin license, this two-day program will teach you exactly how to comply with Wisconsin laws... and it will prepare you for success on test day.

Experienced Wisconsin Instructors Cover the Laws
Your instructors are experienced Wisconsin trainers. They cover all of the topics required by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing and included in the exam.

Your Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a completion certificate showing 13 credit hours of Wisconsin Salesperson licensing education. Individuals seeking a broker license will need to complete an additional 6 hours of education.

BONUS! Also Approved for 7.5 Hours of Minnesota Continuing Education
If you currently hold a Minnesota salesperson or broker license, you’ll be happy to know that you can complete the hours to obtain a Wisconsin license and fulfill 7.5 hours of Minnesota continuing education requirement at the same time.

Topics Include:

  • Wisconsin Licensing Legislation and Rules
  • Agency
  • Ownership and Transfer of Property
  • Land Use Controls and Regulations
  • Valuing and Financing Property; Calculations
  • Disclosures
  • Contract Law and Approved Forms
  • Business Ethics
  • Fair Housing
  • Federal Antitrust Law
  • Trust Accounts, Responsibilities, and Leasing

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, July 12, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, July 12, 2017, 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, July 13, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, July 13, 2017, 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 17 – Jul 17 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all everyone who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, July 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 17 – Jul 17 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, July 17, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 18 – Jul 18 Judge and Jury: What Would you Do? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Appraisers have recently taken a lot of heat for the downfall of the real estate market. Much of the blame is unfounded, but some complaints are valid and could have been avoided if only the appraiser had followed some very simple steps.

This course will outline the most common complaints filed against appraisers and detail the very simple steps appraisers should follow to avoid finding themselves in hot water with state or other regulatory bodies. Students will learn how to avoid errors in the appraisal process and what supportive material must be retained in workfiles to be compliant for state or other investigations.

Review topics from investigations are included to highlight common issues in the investigation process. These review topics are analyzed to determine what the appraiser could have done to avoid discrepencies and what the proper procedures are. This is followed by a class discussion on what appraiser peers would do in similar situations. A brief review of the new national complaint hotline will also be discussed.

Note: The author of this course is an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor and a Certified Residential Appraiser in Colorado. She is also an approved work product reviewer for the State of Colorado. As a work product reviewer, confidentiality is required under USPAP as a peer reviewer and state confidentiality. Examples and case studies provided in the text have been modified to ensure confidentiality but maintained to provide students with a look into the process. Several appraisers who were under investigation were surveyed about the process. They agreed to respond, knowing their responses would remain anonymous. These appraisers are willing to share their experiences to help other appraisers avoid similar fates.

Topics include:

  • Complaints about appraisers and who files them
  • How the investigation process works
  • Complaint statistics
  • The most serious USPAP violations
  • Common areas found to be noncompliant
  • Case studies

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, July 18, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 18 – Jul 18 Find the New Cheese: Introduction to Non-Lender Appraising Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Many appraisers are expanding their client base—wouldn’t you like to be one of them?

With the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and Appraisal Management Companies controlling much of the residential appraisal side of the industry, many appraisers are expanding their client base. This course will introduce the appraiser to clients other than lenders and AMCs, as well as explain the nuances of completing these appraisals. Other clients include homeowners, real estate agents, lawyers, accountants, tax consultants, and small investors. Learn how things differ in the development and reporting process for non-lending clients, including reporting, engagement, payments, and terms of payment.

Topics include:

  • Divorce appraisals
  • Estate appraisals
  • Property tax appeal appraisals
  • IRS appraisals
  • Case studies

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, July 18, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 20 – Jul 21 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$399.00  Add to Cart 

The Fast Track to Real Estate Agent Success! 

Real Estate Accelerator is a two-day intensive boot camp that will bridge the gap between earning a license and developing a robust book of business.

This course is designed to arm you with business building skills and critical operating activities utilized by the nation's most successful real estate agents. You will leave this course prepared to implement the following tools immediately in your practice of real estate: 

  • Business Plan
    • Writing SMART goals
    • Develop an actionable lead generation strategy
    • Understand a successful P&L statement and money management plan
    • Formulate a budget that accounts for taxes and insurance
  • Marketing Plan
    • Develop a unique value proposition
    • Create an effective online persona
    • Learn to strategically use search engine marketing, Zillow/Trulia, and Realtor.com
    • Understand the value of a solid personal brand and logo
    • Determine and implement appropriate marketing strategies that align with your personality type, market, and budget
  • Develop an Economic Plan
    • Set your financial goals
    • Calculate total lead generation and closing activities required to support your financial goals
    • Determine your work and vacation schedule
  • 6-month CRM subscription to IXACT Contact and the skill to build your database and launch activities
  • Sales Skills Best Practices checklist
  • 6 weeks of access to KnowledgeDNA Goal Tracker
  • 4 weeks of continued coaching and accountability to ensure your success

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, July 20, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, July 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Fri, July 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Fri, July 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tom Hetland
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance.
Jul 21 – Jul 21 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$187.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2016-2017 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2016-2017 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2016-2017 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, July 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, July 21, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 22 – Jul 22 Regression Analysis: Proving Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Statistical methodology has rapidly become an appraiser’s primary tool to support market analysis, adjustments, and valuation opinions!

This course provides a basic understanding of a statistical method known as regression analysis. Regression modeling is a tool used to interpret consumer motivations, develop adjustments for the sales comparison approach, and reconcile the value of a property. This extra support for analyses and adjustments will aid appraisers in creating well-supported reports. The author of this course is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser with over 20 years of experience. Students will be presented with straightforward and clear examples, illustrations, and case studies to help students understand the content of the course and translate it into their day-to-day appraisal practice.
It is recommended that students bring an HP12C calculator to class.

Topics:

  • Regression analysis: what is it?
  • Using regression analysis in the market analysis process
  • Hand-in-hand analysis: quantitative and qualitative
  • Using regression analysis to identify and support adjustments
  • Valuation opinions supported through regression analysis

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

Also approved for 7.5 hours of Appraiser CE.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, July 22, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, July 22, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 24 – Jul 25 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course (15-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 15
$379.00  Add to Cart 

Focused on familiarizing students with how to find and use information from the USPAP document.

This course is intended for those who are new to the appraisal profession with minimal knowledge of the appraisal process. The new 2016-2017 edition focuses on the requirements for ethical behavior and competent performance by appraisers. The course emphasizes the appraiser’s roles and responsibilities with specific emphasis impartiality. To facilitate a dynamic learning experience, the course uses lecture, illustrations and interactive case studies. In addition, review exercises are included at the end of each unit to prepare students for the final exam. Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP that includes USPAP Advisory Opinions and USPAP Frequently Asked Questions. Students must bring both books to each day of class. A passing grade on the final exam is required to receive the certificate of completion.

Topics Include: 

  • Introduction to The Appraisal Foundation, appraisal licensing, and USPAP
  • The appraisal process
  • The PREAMBLE and when USPAP applies
  • USPAP Rules: Ethics, Record Keeping, Competency, Scope of Work, and Jurisdictional Exception
  • USPAP Standards
  • Statements on Appraisal Standards
  • Advisory Opinions
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upcoming changes to appraiser qualifications

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 15 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, July 24, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, July 24, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, July 25, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, July 25, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 26 – Jul 26 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Join us for a journey through some of the weird, wild, and wonderful real estate trends in the industry today. We will examine your clients’ interests reflected in emerging trends, including design and product selection. You will see some non-traditional shelters and learn about a variety of the unusual products used as building materials, including recycled and reused products, and the potential and surprising hazards associated with them.

Next, you will take a walk on the wild side, exploring some new trends in living arrangements and how Mother Nature can affect real estate. This course teaches you how to recognize potential dangers, as well as what to do if a property has sustained damage from forces such as wind, water, and pest infestation. You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate market and your clients’ preferences. Finally, you will learn about some wonderful new alternatives that will help you work with today’s clients like never before!

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

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelters in the market today
  • Unusual building products and potential hazards
  • Unique recycled and reused products
  • Wild factors affecting real estate
  • Wonderful energy efficiency advancements
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Air and water quality to improve occupant’s health
  • Creative solutions to satisfy your clients’ requests and needs
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, July 26, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, July 26, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jul 31 – Jul 31 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$187.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2016-2017 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2016-2017 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2016-2017 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, July 31, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, July 31, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 03 – Aug 03 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  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 maintenance and repairs make up about 30 percent of the expenditures. The other 70 percent is spent for alterations, major 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 real estate 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
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, August 03, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 03 – Aug 03 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

Witness this emerging market segment as you learn about the new world of tiny house living. In The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze?, you’ll learn the origin of the tiny house, different types of tiny houses, the structural elements, costs and considerations, valuation of property, and when a tiny house is considered real property. We’ll also identify financing options specific to the tiny house and introduce you to tiny house communities developing across the country. The tiny house is a reflection of expressed values by a growing number of buyers today: simple living in natural surroundings and smaller more-efficient living spaces. 

This course will reveal a client group whose needs may be unclear, until now. This course will prepare you to be knowledgeable of the construction and informed about market needs as well as provide you with options to discuss with your clients who are seeking this type of real estate.

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

Topics include:

  • Emerging Values Increase Demand for Tiny Houses
  • Real Estate Solutions Addressing New Needs of Clients
  • Momentum of Demand
  • Concerns and Obstacles
  • What A Tiny House Is and Is Not
  • Basic Structural Elements
  • Valuation and Financing the Tiny House
  • Explosive Markets of Tiny House Communities across the U.S.
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, August 03, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 04 – Aug 04 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 6
$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.

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 has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 6 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, August 04, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, August 04, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 04 – Aug 04 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 2
$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

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 2 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, August 04, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 07 – Aug 07 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square-feet of lead based paint on an exterior wall; or disturbs an area greater than 6 square-feet of interior paint per room needs to be trained in lead safe work practices. Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program gives you all the information, training and forms you need to comply with this new federal requirement. This hands-on course will walk you through job set up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods for jobsite clean-up and verification.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory eight-hour EPA training requirement, and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for contractor continuing education.

Upon successful course completion you will be able to ensure overall compliance with the EPA RR&P Program, including:

  • Using an EPA acceptable test kit to determine the presence of lead based paint
  • Provide on the job training for workers regarding lead safe practices
  • Establish work area containment fields
  • Direct work being performed on site
  • Perform project cleaning verification
  • Prepare required documentation

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under Section 402(c) of TSCA for the renovator - initial course discipline.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, August 07, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, August 07, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 09 – Aug 09 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$187.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2016-2017 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2016-2017 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2016-2017 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, August 09, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, August 09, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 11 – Aug 11 Appraisal Inspection: It's Black and White and Shades of Gray Class Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Find clarity in a haze of misconceptions and false expectations regarding appraisal inspection.

“If you don’t have all the facts correct, you can’t apply judgment.”  G.N. Bloedow.

The appraiser’s ability to gather facts essential to the property has a direct coorelation to the integrity of valuation results. To complicate matters, appraisers, real estate agents, and clients all have  misconceptions and false expectations of the appraiser's role and responsibilities during the appraisal inspection.

This class sets the record straight and details the inspection from many points in the process, such as preparing for the inspection, neighborhood observations, expectations while at the property, comparable observations, and so much more. In this course, the instructor clearly articulates what an appraiser does and doesn't do during the inspection of a property when developing an appraisal. Together, the instructor and students will sort through how assignment conditions affect the appraiser’s inspection. Through instructor-led discussions, case studies, videos, and pictures, the students will leave this course with a complete understanding of real estate appraisal inspections.

Topics include:

  • The appraisal inspection process: preparation, discovery, and comparable observations
  • Understanding appraiser obligations and client expectations
  • Five common measuring mistakes
  • Legal access: a crucial consideration during the inspection
  • Identifying a property’s use during inspection
  • Understanding appraisal conditioning during the inspection
  • Inspection misconceptions clarified

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, August 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, August 11, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 12 – Aug 12 Introduction to Commercial Appraising Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, residential appraisers get a look into the world of the non-residential appraising.

The processes, data sources, appraiser peer actions, and reporting in commercial appraising is very different from residential appraisers. This course will provide the residential appraiser a look into these differences, including analyzing leases, the engagement process, highest and best use, capitalization rate derivation, and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act that impact the appraisal of commercial properties.

Topics Include:

  • Sources for commercial sales
  • Research techniques
  • Complex highest and best use analyses
  • Cap rate derivation
  • Narrative report formats
  • Real-life case studies and examples

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, August 12, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, August 12, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 14 – Aug 14 Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Take the guesswork out of the adjustment process by following these simple but proven sales comparison approach strategies. The sales comparison approach to value is essential to the real estate appraisal process, yet it has often been a source of uncertainty for many appraisers. The adjustment calculation process leads many appraisers to just throw their hands up in frustration. Trying to prove, or even offer support for, an adjustment can be a daunting task. And for the readers of the report, it can be even more frustrating because there may not be enough information available to understand how the appraisers arrived at their adjustment conclusion.

We all understand that the premise associated with the sales comparison approach is that an appraiser can establish market value through a study of the subject property and other competing properties. Then the appraiser makes allowances for differences between the subject property and the comparable properties. These allowances will be applied in the form of adjustments. Therefore, the formation of adjustments is essential to the accuracy of the sales comparison approach. Furthermore, the explanation of how the adjustment was realized is essential information that allows the reader to fully understand the logic and not be misled.

This course will unlock the mystery behind making adjustments and give you a fundamental understanding of how to make adjustments for the sales comparison approach to value.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying when an adjustment is required
  • How to properly determine an adjustment amount
  • To what degree must an adjustment be applied
  • Using appraiser judgment and experience
  • Types of transactional adjustments
  • Types of property adjustments
  • Units of comparison
  • Elements of comparison
  • Strategies applied to both residential and commercial appraising

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, August 14, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, August 14, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 15 – Aug 15 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Join us for a journey through some of the weird, wild, and wonderful real estate trends in the industry today. We will examine your clients’ interests reflected in emerging trends, including design and product selection. You will see some non-traditional shelters and learn about a variety of the unusual products used as building materials, including recycled and reused products, and the potential and surprising hazards associated with them.

Next, you will take a walk on the wild side, exploring some new trends in living arrangements and how Mother Nature can affect real estate. This course teaches you how to recognize potential dangers, as well as what to do if a property has sustained damage from forces such as wind, water, and pest infestation. You will leave this class with an understanding of how weird and wild industry trends affect the real estate market and your clients’ preferences. Finally, you will learn about some wonderful new alternatives that will help you work with today’s clients like never before!

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

Topics Include:

  • Weird shelters in the market today
  • Unusual building products and potential hazards
  • Unique recycled and reused products
  • Wild factors affecting real estate
  • Wonderful energy efficiency advancements
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Air and water quality to improve occupant’s health
  • Creative solutions to satisfy your clients’ requests and needs
  • How real estate professionals can help clients with special considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, August 15, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, August 15, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 18 – Aug 18 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss your EPA lead-safe certification renewal and lose your EPA Certified Renovator status. Secure your seat and enroll today!

Attention all everyone who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

EPA accreditation to Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

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  • #1: Fri, August 18, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 18 – Aug 18 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3
$39.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn more about Minnesota making the contractor registration program permanent, as well as the details of this program. You’ll also explore universal design and how contractors can achieve new certifications, which are part of this rapidly growing market. In addition, you will review eight energy-related sales opportunities and receive an hour of energy focusing on an energy-conscious remodel.

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 3 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

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  • #1: Fri, August 18, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 21 – Aug 21 Regression Analysis: Proving Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Statistical methodology has rapidly become an appraiser’s primary tool to support market analysis, adjustments, and valuation opinions!

This course provides a basic understanding of a statistical method known as regression analysis. Regression modeling is a tool used to interpret consumer motivations, develop adjustments for the sales comparison approach, and reconcile the value of a property. This extra support for analyses and adjustments will aid appraisers in creating well-supported reports. The author of this course is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser with over 20 years of experience. Students will be presented with straightforward and clear examples, illustrations, and case studies to help students understand the content of the course and translate it into their day-to-day appraisal practice.
It is recommended that students bring an HP12C calculator to class.

Topics:

  • Regression analysis: what is it?
  • Using regression analysis in the market analysis process
  • Hand-in-hand analysis: quantitative and qualitative
  • Using regression analysis to identify and support adjustments
  • Valuation opinions supported through regression analysis

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

Also approved for 7.5 hours of Appraiser CE.

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

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  • #1: Mon, August 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, August 21, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 22 – Aug 22 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$187.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the changes for the 2016-2017 USPAP and the issues that affect daily appraisal practice.

During the morning session, we will discuss why and how USPAP changes are made. Also, we will discuss the impact of the 2016-2017 USPAP changes. The afternoon session will focus on the most common USPAP problems and issues. We will also base discussions around different appraisal myths and facts.

Each student will be issued a USPAP workbook and a full copy of the 2016-2017 edition of USPAP. This course fulfils the continuing education requirement that licensed and certified appraisers must complete a 7-hour update course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Standards every two years.

Topics Include:

  • Why and how USPAP changes are made
  • Rationale for and impact of the 2016-2017 changes
  • Most common USPAP problems and issues
  • Advisory opinions
  • Appraisal myth and facts

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

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

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  • #1: Tue, August 22, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, August 22, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Hwy 51/Snelling Ave. will be one lane in each direction between Como Ave. and Hwy 36. Please plan ahead or select an alternate route. Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 30 – Aug 30 Appraising Distinctive Residential Properties Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

Most appraisers have faced a difficult or distinctive residential property appraisal at some point in their careers.

These appraisal problems can take many twists and turns and create numerous challenges in reaching an opinion of value. In this course, we will look at some of the areas that provide these challenges and discuss the different directions available to the appraiser to problem solve. This class looks at how to use all three appraisal methods to assist in developing adjustments and explores how techniques used in one method can support a conclusion in a different method. Students will discuss distinctive property assignments and various solutions that may be available to determine value.

Topics Include:

  • Problem identification and solving
  • USPAP rules
  • Client and user considerations
  • Challenges in appraising distinctive properties
  • Case studies

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

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

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  • #1: Wed, August 30, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, August 30, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
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.
Sep 11 – Sep 12 Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies Class (15-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 15
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This course is designed to elevate the appraiser's knowledge of challenging residential appraisal assignments and to develop the expertise to recognize and address those situations at the Certified Residential level.

Topic areas focus on complex properties that include valuing unique and high-end residential dwellings. This course addresses these challenges through studies including cost development, vocational considerations, functional obsolescence, and data identification/qualification issues.

An HP12C calculator, or its equivalent, is recommended for this class.  Students should be familiar with and bring to class their own financial calculator.  Instructors will teach under the assumption that all students have the necessary knowledge to use their financial calculator.

Topics:

  • Recognizing challenging assignments
  • Competency
  • Concepts and principles of the challenging assignment
  • Value conclusions, reconciling, and reporting
  • Case study:  Over improved Residential Property
  • Case study:  Ownership of a Physical Segment of a Common Property
  • Case study:  Adjusting for Market Conditions and Location
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

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  • #1: Mon, September 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, September 11, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, September 12, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, September 12, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.