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Minnesota Broker Live Class Calendar

Live Class Calendar
Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Sep 22 – Sep 22 Minnesota to Wisconsin 6-Hour Broker Licensing Requirement Class St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 6
$129.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, September 22, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, September 22, 2017, 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.
Sep 27 – Sep 28 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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.

169735

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, September 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, September 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Tom Hetland
Oct 07 – Oct 08 2016-2017 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course (15-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Broker 15
$379.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Topics Include: 

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, October 07, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, October 07, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Sun, October 08, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #4: Sun, October 08, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Brett Hall
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.
Oct 11 – Oct 11 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (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.
Oct 11 – Oct 11 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 11, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 12 – Oct 12 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 12, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 12 – Oct 12 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 12, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, October 12, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 12 – Oct 12 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3
$39.00  Add to Cart 

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

Topics include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 12, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Oct 16 – Oct 16 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (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.
Oct 16 – Oct 16 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 16, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 17 – Oct 17 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 17, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 18 – Oct 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 18, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Oct 18 – Oct 18 Financing Update: What You Need to Know 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 regula¬tions, including the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule. Understand credit scoring, learn how PITI is determined, and get a handle on the steps you should take for a successful closing. This course covers it all and will prepare you for today’s financing marketplace.

Topics include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 18, 2017, 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.
Oct 23 – Oct 23 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Alexandria, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Holiday Inn - Alexandria
  • 5637 State Highway 29 S
  • Alexandria, MN 56308

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 23 – Oct 23 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Alexandria, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Holiday Inn - Alexandria
  • 5637 State Highway 29 S
  • Alexandria, MN 56308

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 23, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 24 – Oct 24 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 24 – Oct 24 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Alexandria, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Holiday Inn - Alexandria
  • 5637 State Highway 29 S
  • Alexandria, MN 56308

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 24, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 25 – Oct 25 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 6
$89.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 25, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, October 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 25 – Oct 25 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Discover the things all supervisor and trainee appraisers should consider.

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

Topics include:

  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser skill sets
  • Limiting liability during training
  • Compensating trainees and supervisors
  • Applying the recommendations to case studies

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 25, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 26 – Oct 26 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (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.
Oct 26 – Oct 26 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 26, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 27 – Oct 27 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 27, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 01 – Nov 01 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Baxter, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • 6967 Lake Forest Rd
  • Baxter, MN 56401

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 01, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 01 – Nov 02 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$399.00  Add to Cart 

The Fast Track to Real Estate Agent Success! 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 01, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 01, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, November 02, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, November 02, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Tom Hetland
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance.
Nov 01 – Nov 01 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Baxter, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • 6967 Lake Forest Rd
  • Baxter, MN 56401

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 01, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 02 – Nov 02 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Baxter, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • 6967 Lake Forest Rd
  • Baxter, MN 56401

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 02, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 02, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 08 – Nov 08 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Hutchinson, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Days Inn - Hutchinson
  • 1000 Highway 7 W
  • Hutchinson, MN 55350

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 08, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 08 – Nov 09 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$229.00  Add to Cart 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 08, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 08, 2017, 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, November 09, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, November 09, 2017, 1:15 PM - 4:00 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.
Nov 08 – Nov 08 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Hutchinson, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Days Inn - Hutchinson
  • 1000 Highway 7 W
  • Hutchinson, MN 55350

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 08, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 09 – Nov 09 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Hutchinson, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Days Inn - Hutchinson
  • 1000 Highway 7 W
  • Hutchinson, MN 55350

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 09, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 09, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 09 – Nov 09 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 09, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 09 – Nov 09 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: Thu, November 09, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 10 – Nov 10 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 4
$159.00  Add to Cart 

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

Attention all everyone who became an EPA Certified Renovator in year 2010 or earlier. That certification will expire after 5 years. You must complete this 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 10, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 10 – Nov 10 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 10, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, November 10, 2017, 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.
Nov 10 – Nov 10 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 3
$39.00  Add to Cart 

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

Topics include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 10, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 13 – Nov 13 Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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 - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 13, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • James Young
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Nov 13 – Nov 13 Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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 - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 13, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Travis Peltier
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Nov 14 – Nov 14 Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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 - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • James Young
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Nov 14 – Nov 14 Course 4: Ethics and Best Practices (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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 - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Travis Peltier
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Nov 15 – Nov 15 New Construction (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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 - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • James Young
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Nov 15 – Nov 15 Wisconsin Investment Property and Property Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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 - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Travis Peltier
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Please notify us if you are not able to attend.
Nov 16 – Nov 16 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 16 – Nov 16 2017 Fall 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 

2017 Fall 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: Thu, November 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 16 – Nov 16 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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: Thu, November 16, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 17 – Nov 17 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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: Fri, November 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Fri, November 17, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 20 – Nov 20 2017 Fall 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 

2017 Fall 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: Mon, November 20, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 20 – Nov 20 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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: Mon, November 20, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 21 – Nov 21 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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: Tue, November 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 21, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 27 – Nov 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Timothy 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.
Nov 29 – Nov 29 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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 - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 29 – Nov 29 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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 - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 29, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 29 – Nov 29 Real Estate: How to Leave A Legacy Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, 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 - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Thomas Fafinski
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 30 – Nov 30 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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 - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 30, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 30, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 04 – Dec 04 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 04, 2017, 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.
Dec 04 – Dec 04 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 04, 2017, 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.
Dec 06 – Dec 06 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 06, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (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.
Dec 06 – Dec 06 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Broker 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 06, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Broker 7.5
$89.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall 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:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 07, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, December 07, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 07, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Broker 3
$39.00  Add to Cart 

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

Topics include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 07, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
Dec 11 – Dec 11 2017 Fall 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 

2017 Fall 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, December 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (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.