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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Apr 19 – Apr 19 Introduction to Real Estate Investments Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 19, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, April 19, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
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.
Apr 19 – Apr 19 Buying Within Your Budget Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 19, 2018, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
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.
Apr 20 – Apr 20 A Day in the Life of an Identity Thief Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, April 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
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.
Apr 20 – Apr 20 The Secure Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, April 20, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
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.
Apr 26 – Apr 26 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 26, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
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.
Apr 26 – Apr 26 Millennials: Challenging the Traditional Real Estate Model Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, April 26, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
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.
Apr 27 – Apr 27 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, April 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Broms
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.
Apr 28 – Apr 28 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, April 28, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
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.
Apr 28 – Apr 28 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, April 28, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Apr 30 – Apr 30 2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities. You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing. An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 30, 2018, 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.
Apr 30 – Apr 30 2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe (3.75-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, April 30, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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.
May 01 – May 01 2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

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

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

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

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 01, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 01, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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.
May 03 – May 03 CSI Minnesota: Credit Score Investigation Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 03, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, May 03, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
May 04 – May 04 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$217.00  Add to Cart 

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

Course Objectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 04, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 04, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 04 – May 04 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 04, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 04, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
May 04 – May 04 Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 04, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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.
May 04 – May 04 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 04, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Broms
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.
May 07 – May 07 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00
Only 7 Seats Remaining
 Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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: Mon, May 07, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
May 07 – May 07 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, May 07, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, May 07, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
May 07 – May 07 Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Save money and time and limit your exposure by learning the law.

If your tenants know more about the law than you do, you are already in trouble. In Minne¬sota, nearly every aspect of the landlord-tenant relationship is covered by a law or regulation, from screening potential tenants to handling evictions. In today’s litigious society, failing to know the law is unaccept-able. Fines are attached to nearly every part of the process, making one misstep expensive. Repeated mistakes could mean your property will lose money. With the right information, you can stay legal and profitable.

This course provides a fresh review of the Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act. You’ll start with the steps before leasing, looking at background checks, security deposits, and more. You will cover various types of leases and dis¬closures, like inspections and foreclosure, as well as laws that govern leasing. You will also learn the impact of the new domestic violence law on landlords. Attend this course and learn to avoid the little known penalties that eat away at your profits.

Topics:

  • Leasing and renting
  • Obligations and covenants
  • Inspection reports and code violations
  • Utilities and evictions
  • Tenant remedies actions
  • Residential tenant actions

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: Mon, May 07, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Nathan Nelson
May 08 – May 08 2018 Tax Update Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, passed by congress and signed into law in late December 2017, is the most major piece of tax reform since the 1980s. This course will show how this legislation has changed both personal and business income tax rates, deductions, credits, and exemptions.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 08, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 08, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 09 – May 09 2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities. You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing. An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 09, 2018, 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.
May 09 – May 09 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, May 09, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
May 09 – May 10 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 09, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, May 09, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, May 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, May 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
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.
May 09 – May 09 2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe (3.75-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 09, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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.
May 09 – May 09 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, May 09, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
May 10 – May 10 2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

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

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

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

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, May 10, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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.
May 10 – May 10 2018 Tax Update Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, passed by congress and signed into law in late December 2017, is the most major piece of tax reform since the 1980s. This course will show how this legislation has changed both personal and business income tax rates, deductions, credits, and exemptions.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, May 10, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 11 – May 11 Minnesota to Wisconsin 6-Hour Broker Licensing Requirement Class St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 6
$129.00  Add to Cart 

This class fulfills the board-approved brokers 6-hour education program required to obtain a Wisconsin real estate broker license by endorsement (19 hours are required overall—6 broker hours and 13 salesperson hours; the 13-hour salesperson course must be completed in addition to the 6-hour broker course). You qualify for this class if you have held a broker license in another state for at least 2 of the last 4 years. Minnesota students who complete this class also will receive 6 hours of Minnesota CE.

You can complete your board-approved brokers 6-hour education program AND get 6 hours of Minnesota continuing education credit.

Are you one of the many Minnesota real estate licensees who has considered obtaining a Wisconsin real estate license but doesn’t want 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 are currently licensed or have a license that expired no more than two years ago):

  • 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 also approved by the board.
  • Pass the salesperson exam. Brokers must complete the salesperson exam AND the broker exam.
  • Submit an application.

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

Experienced Wisconsin Instructors Cover the Laws
Your experienced instructors will cover all of the topics required by the Wisconsin Real Estate Examiner’s Board and included in the exam.

Your Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a completion certificate showing 6 credit hours of Wisconsin broker licensing education. You will also need to complete the 13-hour salesperson course.

BONUS! Also Approved for 6 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 this 6-hour broker course and fulfill 6 hours of Minnesota continuing education at the same time.

Topics Include:

  • Licensure and Supervision of Employees
  • Broker-Only Contracts and Contract Issues
  • Agency Relationships
  • Disclosure
  • Trust Accounts
  • Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Notifications
  • Wisconsin Fair Housing Law

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 11, 2018, 1:15 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
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.
May 11 – May 11 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: Fri, May 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 11, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
May 11 – May 11 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
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.
May 11 – May 11 Buying Within Your Budget Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 11, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
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.
May 14 – May 14 Find the New Cheese: Introduction to Non-Lender Appraising Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, May 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron 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.
May 14 – May 14 Judge and Jury: What Would you Do? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, May 14, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron 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.
May 14 – May 14 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, May 14, 2018, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • John Rudeen
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.
May 15 – May 15 How to Measure Real Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Learn the language and techniques of how to accurately classify and measure residential property from a pro!

Real estate licensees, appraisers, assessors, builders, and contractors have specific methods used to measure and describe residential real property. In this engaging course, we’ll clarify the standards and pinpoint common mistakes made in measuring property. You’ll also learn the proper terminology and definitions that agents, appraisers, and lenders use concerning a property. Learn to talk the same talk while more accurately representing the home, as well as enhancing the value you bring to your client with this knowledge.

It begins with the proper way to measure a house—where to start and what to include. You will learn the distinctions between above-grade and below-grade floor areas and other often misunderstood and miscalculated areas. The challenges of calculating attics, lofts, and low ceilings will be addressed, as well as caclulations and regulations for condominiums, townhomes, rowhouses, and commercial or industrial buildings. You’ll also learn how to deal with detached rooms, sunrooms, and other “hard to classify and measure” rooms. The course will also explain the industry standards for qualifying room counts, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

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

Topics include:

  • Property measurement language and definitions
  • Geometry for big kids: size, shape, formulas, and math
  • Nuances of styles and designs
  • What to measure and how to measure it
  • The best tools for the job, in the field and the office
  • How to measure unusual structures, commercial buildings, and industrial spaces
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 15, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 15 – May 15 The Most Important Apps and Tech Items You Need Today Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how to make technology work for you in this informative class…beneficial for any appraisal or real estate professional. From online basics to the most cutting-edge applications, this course offers tech tips for nearly every stage of the appraisal process. Topics include blog basics, accounting software, cloud storage, and apps for pulling comps. It also discusses recordkeeping technology, the advantages of going paperless, and specific apps for improving photography. Covering the latest innovations with an eye to established practices, this course offers a valuable education for the tech-adverse, as well as the most digitally inclined.

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

Topics Include:

  • Principles of Real Estate Appraisal
  • Marketing and Blog Basics
  • Spreadsheets and Accounting Software
  • Management Software and Cloud Storage
  • MLS Software and Other Apps for Pulling Comps
  • Tech Items For use in the Field
  • Going Paperless
  • More Apps for Completing an Apprasal
  • Open-Source Apps
  • Apps for Photographs
  • Digital Recordkeeping
  • Passwords
  • Workstations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 15, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 15 – May 15 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 15, 2018, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 16 – May 17 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 16, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, May 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, May 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, May 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Thomas Hetland
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.
May 16 – May 16 Identity Theft: Protecting Your Clients and Your Business (3.75 - Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 16, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
May 16 – May 16 2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities. You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing. An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 16, 2018, 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.
May 16 – May 16 2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe (3.75-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 16, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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.
May 16 – May 16 Managing Safe and Sound Rental Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 16, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
May 16 – May 16 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 16, 2018, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Tim Broms
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.
May 17 – May 17 To Fall and Rise Again: Life After Financial Crisis Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

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: Thu, May 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, May 17, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
May 17 – May 17 2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

2018 Spring Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

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

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

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

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, May 17, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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.
May 17 – May 17 Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 17, 2018, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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.
May 18 – May 18 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 new 4-Hour EPA Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course in order to maintain your Certified Renovator status. Kaplan 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.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 18, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
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.
May 18 – May 18 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 18, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stieg Strand
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.
May 18 – May 18 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 18, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 18, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
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.
May 18 – May 18 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
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.
May 18 – May 18 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 18, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
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.
May 19 – May 19 Financing Update: The Must Know Programs & Details to Close More Deals Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
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 regulations.

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

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, May 19, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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.
May 19 – May 19 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, May 19, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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.
May 21 – May 21 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: Mon, May 21, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, May 21, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 22 – May 22 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 22, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron 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.
May 22 – May 22 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron 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.
May 24 – May 24 The Secure Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
May 24 – May 24 A Day in the Life of an Identity Thief Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 24, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
May 25 – May 25 Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Save money and time and limit your exposure by learning the law.

If your tenants know more about the law than you do, you are already in trouble. In Minne¬sota, nearly every aspect of the landlord-tenant relationship is covered by a law or regulation, from screening potential tenants to handling evictions. In today’s litigious society, failing to know the law is unaccept-able. Fines are attached to nearly every part of the process, making one misstep expensive. Repeated mistakes could mean your property will lose money. With the right information, you can stay legal and profitable.

This course provides a fresh review of the Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act. You’ll start with the steps before leasing, looking at background checks, security deposits, and more. You will cover various types of leases and dis¬closures, like inspections and foreclosure, as well as laws that govern leasing. You will also learn the impact of the new domestic violence law on landlords. Attend this course and learn to avoid the little known penalties that eat away at your profits.

Topics:

  • Leasing and renting
  • Obligations and covenants
  • Inspection reports and code violations
  • Utilities and evictions
  • Tenant remedies actions
  • Residential tenant actions

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 25, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Nathan Nelson
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.
May 25 – May 25 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 25, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, May 25, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
May 25 – May 25 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, May 25, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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.
May 29 – May 29 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: Tue, May 29, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
May 29 – May 29 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$217.00  Add to Cart 

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

Course Objectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 29, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, May 29, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron 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.
May 29 – May 29 Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons in Wisconsin must satisfy continuing education requirements during each licensing period: December 15 of even-numbered years to December 14 of even-numbered years. As one of six approved courses, this course fulfills 3 hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

This course is approved for Agency Law credit.

Topics Include:

  • Agency
  • Listing Contracts
  • Duty to Cooperate
  • Protected Buyers (WB Listing Contract)
  • Amendment
  • Licensee as a Seller
  • Delivery
  • As-Is Listing
  • Marketing and Advertising
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, May 29, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 29 – May 29 Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons in Wisconsin must satisfy continuing education requirements during each licensing period: December 15 of even-numbered years to December 14 of even-numbered years. As one of six approved courses, this course fulfills 3 hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

Topics Include:

  • As-Is Transactions
  • Pre/Post-Closing Occupancy
  • Fees Related to Transfer
  • Closing Documents For Seller And For Buyer
  • Secondary Offers
  • Closing of the Buyer’s Property Contingency
  • Financing the Transaction
  • Disclosure of Relationship with Buyer
  • Insurability
  • “Fake Buyers”/Scams
  • Safety of Licensees and Consumers
  • Licensee as Buyer

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 29, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 29 – May 29 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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 29, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stieg Strand
May 30 – May 30 Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons in Wisconsin must satisfy continuing education requirements during each licensing period: December 15 of even-numbered years to December 14 of even-numbered years. As one of six approved courses, this course fulfills 3 hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

Topics Include:

  • Wisconsin forms revisions
  • Wisconsins laws/code/Attorney General opinions
  • Wisconsin cases
  • Proposed changes to Wisconsin rules, statutes, forms

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 30, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 30 – May 30 Course 4: Ethics and Best Practices (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Licensed real estate brokers and salespersons in Wisconsin must satisfy continuing education requirements during each licensing period: December 15 of odd-numbered years to December 14 of even-numbered years. As one of six approved courses, this course fulfills 3 hours of the required 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium.

This course is approved for Fair Housing credit.

Topics Include:

  • Maintain and improve standards of practice
  • Competency, fairness, and integrity
  • Protecting clients’ interests
  • Honesty with all parties
  • Cooperating with other agents to advance client interests
  • Timely communication
  • Equal services to all clients and customers
  • Fair housing
  • REALTOR® Code of Ethics Preamble and Golden Rule
  • Complaint process at the Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Code of Ethics Article 17—REALTORs® disputes to arbitration
  • REALTOR® professional standards enforcement process

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 30, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 31 – May 31 New Construction (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

New Construction provides continuing education credit for both Minnesota and Wisconsin licensees. The course meets the Wisconsin state-required outline for this elective title by reviewing pertinent Wisconsin forms and statutes related to new construction.

The course begins with WB-13 Vacant Land Offer to Purchase form, specifically the proposed use contingency, perc testing per Wisconsin statute, and architectural approval boards. Next, the instructor covers Wisconsin laws pertaining to land use planning, zoning, and deed restrictions. The important line items in the WB-3 Vacant Land Listing form are covered, as well as Wisconsin laws pertaining to occupancy permits, inspections, and building codes. Then, the instructor moves into a discussion about building contracts, approved forms, and basic construction information, including roofing, siding, wells, septic, and surveys. The instructor will cover important aspects of Wisconsin’s contractor licensing law, as well as Wisconsin builder warranty information. The course concludes with Wisconsin lien law, construction loans, the role of the title company, insurance, and right to cure.

Topics Include:

  • WB-13 Vacant land offer to purchase
  • Proposed use contingency
  • Perc testing Wis. Stat. 145.20, Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 383-SPS 391)
  • Architectural approval boards
  • Land use planning and zoning
  • Deed restrictions
  • WB-3 Vacant land listing
  • Occupancy permits
  • Inspections
  • Building codes (Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 320-325)
  • Building contracts and approved forms (WB Offers to Purchase)
  • Basic construction info (roof, siding, wells, septic, surveys etc.)
  • Contractor licensing law (Wis. Stat. § 101.654, Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.31)
  • Builder warranty (WB Offers to Purchase, Wis. Stat. § 706.10(7))
  • Lien law (Wis. Stat. Chapter 779)
  • Construction loans
  • Role of the title company
  • Insurance
  • Builders have right to cure

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 31, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 31 – May 31 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

This year’s 3.75 hour course introduces us to real estate transactions involving special entities.  You’ll discover the laws, requirements, and practices that affect licensees and clients in transactions with a special entity. You will learn vocabulary and real estate transaction basics involving;

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships for those lacking capacity
  • Divorces
  • Corporate entities

This course will deepen your understanding of agency law and fair housing.  An overview of the history and foundation of Minnesota agency law will strengthen your knowledge of agency relationships in a real estate transactions.  You’ll gain perspective by learning the history of federal Fair Housing law, from Lincoln’s bellwether Civil Rights Act of 1866 through today’s regulations and prohibitions under the federal Fair Housing Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. After attending this class, you will:

  • Know what the law requires in real estate transactions involving special entities
  • Recognize issues related to these specialcircumstances and what to do when they arise
  • Understand the legal duties and obligations regarding agency relationships in real estate transactions
  • Relate the history of fair housing in America to today’s housing issues
  • Identify prohibited acts under Fair Housing law and Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers in today’s complex real estate transactions

NOTE: In addition to satisfying the annual Salesperson & Broker Required Module, completion of this course will satisfy ALL of the following requirements: 1-hour Fair Housing, 1-hour Agency Law, and the 1-hour Broker Module Requirement.

This is the required module effective July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 31, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
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.
May 31 – May 31 Financing Update: The Must Know Programs & Details to Close More Deals Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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 regulations.

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

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, May 31, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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.
May 31 – May 31 Wisconsin Investment Property and Property Management (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$55.00  Add to Cart 

Wisconsin Investment Property and Property Management provides continuing education credits for both Minnesota and Wisconsin licensees. The course meets the Wisconsin state-required outline for this elective title by reviewing pertinent Wisconsin forms and statutes related to investment property and property management.

The course begins with an overview of selling and leasing rental property, including pricing strategy and IRC 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. Next, important sections of the WB-36 Buyer Agency Tenant Representation Agreement and the WB 37 Residential Listing Contract—Exclusive Right to Rent are reviewed. The unit on buying rental property covers real estate investment concepts including income, tax benefits, principal reduction, and appreciation. Wisconsin requirements for trust accounts and leases are covered next, including a sample Wisconsin Residential Lease form. The instructor will walk through how to value investment property. Then, Wisconsin regulations regarding registration, permitting, and lead-based paint disclosure will be covered. The course concludes with Wisconsin eviction procedures, requirements for disposal of abandoned property, and Wisconsin state law preemption of local ordinance.

Topics Include:

  • Selling rental property
  • Leasing rental property
  • Tenant representation agreement
  • Listings for lease or rental (WB 37Residential Listing Contract – Exclusive Right to Rent)
  • Buying rental property
  • Trust accounts (Wis. Admin. Code Ch. REEB 18)
  • Leases (Wis. Admin. Code Ch. REEB 16)
  • Valuing investment property
  • Registration and permitting
  • Lead based paint disclosure obligations (42 USC 4852d)
  • Eviction procedure (Wis. Stat. Chapter 704, Wis. Stat. Chapter 799, Wis. Admin. Code § ATCP 134)
  • Disposal of abandoned property (Wis. Stat. § 704.05)
  • State law preemption of local ordinance

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 31, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jun 01 – Jun 01 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: Fri, June 01, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
Jun 01 – Jun 01 Buying Within Your Budget Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 01, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
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 01 – Jun 01 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 01, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, June 01, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron 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.
Jun 01 – Jun 01 Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Protect your client and safeguard your real estate business and career!

Can you name three of the top ten legal issues real estate professionals face today? This course enlightens you to all top ten issues, plus helps you navigate through the murky waters that can prevail when real estate laws, statutes, and rulings are loosely or vaguely interpreted.

You will learn about the issues that create problems in real estate transactions, and you’ll be able to identify what constitutes negligence and when it is fraud. Sharpen your understanding of what happens when a client makes a Breach of Contract claim, and learn how to avoid misleading statements that can have disastrous ramifications for you, your client, and your business.

Your expert instructor will lead you through case studies to identify critical issues, determine what happened, how a situation could have been handled appropriately, and how to resolve legally and within the scope of the law. This engaging course will prepare you for real estate in the real world and help you avoid costly mistakes.

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

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, June 01, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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 04 – Jun 05 Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach Classroom Course (15-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 15
$349.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

This 2-day course is your opportunity to review the principles and applications of the cost approach and its relationship to residential site valuation.

This course includes step-by-step applications of the cost approach. It begins with a detailed inspection of the property. You’ll learn how to inspect the improvements and analyze the condition. You’ll learn how to inspect the site and perform a market analysis. And you’ll learn exactly how to measure the improvements and compute area. Through case studies and examples you’ll practice estimating physical deterioration, functional obsolescence and economic obsolescence. You’ll also learn how to reconcile the estimates of depreciation.

The principles covered in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use will be applied to show you how to perform a market analysis and arrive at a highest and best use conclusion. You’ll also look at alternative residential site valuation principles. The primary focus is the application of the sales comparison approach to estimate residential site value. You’ll learn the most common elements and units of comparison. You’ll also learn how to apply allocation and market extraction techniques. Finally, you’ll learn how to reconcile all of this information to arrive at your reconciled opinion of site value.

Topics:

  • Residential applications of the cost approach
  • Alternative methods to estimate building costs
  • How to find and apply cost data
  • Physical, functional and external depreciation
  • How to measure depreciation
  • How to perform market extraction
  • How to apply the breakdown method of depreciation
  • The principles of site valuation
  • How to identify site characteristics
  • How to analyze the market and determine highest and best use
  • Case studies and examples
  • Federally mandated one hour final exam must be passed for course credit

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, June 04, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, June 04, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Tue, June 05, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #4: Tue, June 05, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron 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.
Jun 05 – Jun 05 Financing Update: The Must Know Programs & Details to Close More Deals Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Evening
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 regulations.

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

Topics include:

  • FNMA HomeReady program
  • Asset assist programs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Determining PITI
  • Credit scoring
  • Steps for a successful closing
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, June 05, 2018, 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
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.