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Minnesota Salesperson Live Class Calendar

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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Aug 15 – Aug 15 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

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

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Aug 16 – Aug 16 Appraising Distinctive Residential Properties Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Problem identification and solving
  • USPAP rules
  • Client and user considerations
  • Challenges in appraising distinctive properties
  • Case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, August 16, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, August 16, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rollin Nordell
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.
Aug 17 – Aug 17 Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Mold is everywhere; why does it affect one house and not the next? The exact same question can be asked of radon!

Attending this full-day course will give you a sound insight into why mold and radon occur in some houses and not in others. You will also learn what steps to take to overcome what appears to be a major problem at minimal cost.

Whatever your view on mold or radon, you will come away from this class with a more balanced view of the issues and understand how to achieve physical control of these two concerns.

Brightwood's instructors are fully qualified to teach these subjects with skill and humor. Mold and Radon: Cause & Effect is an interesting way to cover these two subjects in a manner that will excite, educate, and entertain you.

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

Topics Include:

  • MN Energy Hour
  • What are mold and radon
  • How to control mold and radon
  • How code addresses the problem
  • Cost-effective solutions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, August 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, August 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Aug 20 – Aug 20 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, August 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Aug 20 – Aug 20 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Identifying alternate valuations
  • Federal agency appraisal and evaluation guidelines
  • USPAP Advisory Opinion 13 relating to evaluations
  • Sample forms and report options
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 22 – Aug 22 Making Adjustments in an Appreciating Market: 12 Proven Strategies Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Identifying when an adjustment is required
  • How to properly determine an adjustment amount
  • To what degree must an adjustment be applied
  • Using appraiser judgment and experience
  • Types of transactional adjustments
  • Types of property adjustments
  • Units of comparison
  • Elements of comparison
  • Strategies applied to both residential and commercial appraising
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, August 22, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, August 22, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 24 – Aug 24 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, August 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, August 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 24 – Aug 24 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser skill sets
  • Limiting liability during training
  • Compensating trainees and supervisors
  • Applying the recommendations to case studies
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, August 24, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 27 – Aug 27 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$217.00  Add to Cart 

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

Course Objectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, August 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, August 27, 2018, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jeneene Rydberg
Aug 28 – Aug 28 Credible Cost Approach Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Broker 8
Salesperson 8
$118.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, August 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, August 28, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Aug 29 – Aug 29 Introduction to Commercial Appraising Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$118.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Sources for commercial sales
  • Research techniques
  • Complex highest and best use analyses
  • Cap rate derivation
  • Narrative report formats
  • Real-life case studies and examples
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

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

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Sep 06 – Sep 06 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood Career Institute for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for contractor continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, September 06, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Sep 06 – Sep 06 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, September 06, 2018, 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.
Sep 19 – Sep 20 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$229.00  Add to Cart 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 19, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, September 20, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, September 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Sep 20 – Sep 20 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

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

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Sep 25 – Sep 26 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Breezy Point, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$217.00  Add to Cart 

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

Course Objectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Breezy Point Resort
  • 9252 Breezy Point Dr
  • Breezy Point, MN 56472

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, September 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
This class runs 9/26 11am - 4:30pm and 9/26 8am - 10am.
Oct 03 – Oct 03 Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:

  • Agency
  • Listing Contracts
  • Duty to Cooperate
  • Protected Buyers (WB Listing Contract)
  • Amendment
  • Licensee as a Seller
  • Delivery
  • As-Is Listing
  • Marketing and Advertising

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 03, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 03 – Oct 03 Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 03, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 04 – Oct 04 Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 04 – Oct 04 Course 4: Ethics and Best Practices (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

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

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 05 – Oct 05 New Construction (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 05, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 05 – Oct 05 Wisconsin Investment Property and Property Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 05, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 15 – Oct 15 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

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

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 07 – Nov 07 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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. Brightwood offers this EPA-approved 4-hour refresher course that will add an additional 5 years to your Certified Renovator status. This new course satisfies all the refresher requirements and includes a hands-on training session on testing for lead and cleaning verification. At the end of this course, you will receive an EPA certification showing your successful completion of the course, including photo ID. Remember that the EPA is finding and fining uncertified contractors for not being certified or for not following the RRP rules and procedures. The fines are up to $37,500 per occurrence per day. Don’t take a chance—take this fast-paced hands-on course and renew your EPA lead-safe certification.

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

EPA accreditation to Virginia College, LLC DBA Brightwood Career Institute for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 4 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 4 hours for contractor continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 07, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Nov 07 – Nov 08 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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 - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 07, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 07, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, November 08, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, November 08, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Thomas Hetland
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 07 – Nov 07 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

  • Minnesota contractor registration program
  • Universal design
  • Eight energy-related sales opportunities
  • Energy hour on an energy-conscious remodel
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 07, 2018, 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.
Nov 12 – Nov 12 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 12 – Nov 12 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 12, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 14 – Nov 14 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Nov 14 – Nov 15 Minnesota to Wisconsin Real Estate License Course (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$229.00  Add to Cart 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, November 15, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, November 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 14 – Nov 14 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

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

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 30 – Nov 30 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn the universal language used by appraisers that contractors and real estate agents can translate to knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selections to appropriate offers on property or identifying an appropriate listing price for selling a property. You’ll acquire an insider’s view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser.

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

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

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 03 – Dec 03 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 03, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
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 03 – Dec 03 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 03, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 05 – Dec 05 Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:

  • Agency
  • Listing Contracts
  • Duty to Cooperate
  • Protected Buyers (WB Listing Contract)
  • Amendment
  • Licensee as a Seller
  • Delivery
  • As-Is Listing
  • Marketing and Advertising

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 05, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 05 – Dec 05 Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 05, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 06 – Dec 06 Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 06, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 06 – Dec 06 Course 4: Ethics and Best Practices (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 06, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 New Construction (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, December 07, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 Wisconsin Investment Property and Property Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, December 07, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 14 – Dec 14 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics Include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, December 14, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, December 14, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 17 – Dec 17 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, December 17, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 19 – Dec 19 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

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

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 11 – Jan 11 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 16 – Jan 16 Relocation Essentials: Grow and Serve More Clients Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Corporations around the world still relocate thousands of their employees each year, despite the global move toward a more virtual work environment. In this course, you will learn how to become the world’s leading company A-listed relocation expert.

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of relocation. You’ll learn about the players and the processes involved and how relocation listing transactions differ when a corporation purchases the property. You will also learn how to identify and negotiate common problems involving home sale timing, temporary housing, corporate benefit programs, tax implications and more!

If you want to open up a new business opportunity, skillfully representing relocation clients, increase your knowledge now. This course is an essential element to your business plan.

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

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3/75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Critical partners: roles and responsibilities
  • Process: Unique to relocation
  • Addressing obstacles and resolving problems unique to relocations
  • Cultivation of preferred networks to help generate more income
  • Income and tax related considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 16, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 24 – Jan 24 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

In this course, you will learn the universal language used by appraisers that contractors and real estate agents can translate to knowledge that pays when advising clients on everything from product selections to appropriate offers on property or identifying an appropriate listing price for selling a property. You’ll acquire an insider’s view of how value is defined and assigned by the appraiser.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 24, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 29 – Jan 29 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

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

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 29, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 29 – Jan 29 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 29, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 07 – Feb 07 The Weird, Wild, and Wonderful World of Real Estate Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics Include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 07, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 07, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 11 – Feb 11 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

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

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 11 – Feb 11 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 11, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 13 – Feb 14 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$399.00  Add to Cart 

The Fast Track to Real Estate Agent Success! 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 13, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 13, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, February 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, February 14, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Thomas Hetland
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 15 – Feb 15 Relocation Essentials: Grow and Serve More Clients Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Corporations around the world still relocate thousands of their employees each year, despite the global move toward a more virtual work environment. In this course, you will learn how to become the world’s leading company A-listed relocation expert.

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of relocation. You’ll learn about the players and the processes involved and how relocation listing transactions differ when a corporation purchases the property. You will also learn how to identify and negotiate common problems involving home sale timing, temporary housing, corporate benefit programs, tax implications and more!

If you want to open up a new business opportunity, skillfully representing relocation clients, increase your knowledge now. This course is an essential element to your business plan.

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

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3/75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Critical partners: roles and responsibilities
  • Process: Unique to relocation
  • Addressing obstacles and resolving problems unique to relocations
  • Cultivation of preferred networks to help generate more income
  • Income and tax related considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 15, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
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.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
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.
Feb 23 – Feb 23 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 27 – Feb 27 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 27, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 13 – Mar 13 Game Changers: The New Forces in Real Estate Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. Buckle up.

This course answers today’s compelling questions about what is happening in the real estate industry, including how you need to respond to remain relevant. Rapidly changing market conditions require real estate agents to be current and adaptable. Adjusting your business practices, with precise accuracy and timing, employing the right tools and approach to provide the highest quality service and representation to your clients is essential.

Learn about how the new players and options in the real estate world are impacting clients. While property information used to be proprietary only to real estate licensees, it is now available to everyone, just one click away. Join us for the exciting and informative course to learn more about the many forces impacting you, your clients, and the real estate industry today.

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

Topics Include:

  • What’s changing and who is causing it?
  • Where is the impact most significant?
  • Recognizing client expectations
  • What’s needed to effectively satisfy today’s clients
  • Trending real estate tools
  • Defining and providing service beyond expectations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, March 13, 2019, 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.
Mar 14 – Mar 14 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 14, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
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.
Mar 14 – Mar 14 Relocation Essentials: Grow and Serve More Clients Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Corporations around the world still relocate thousands of their employees each year, despite the global move toward a more virtual work environment. In this course, you will learn how to become the world’s leading company A-listed relocation expert.

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of relocation. You’ll learn about the players and the processes involved and how relocation listing transactions differ when a corporation purchases the property. You will also learn how to identify and negotiate common problems involving home sale timing, temporary housing, corporate benefit programs, tax implications and more!

If you want to open up a new business opportunity, skillfully representing relocation clients, increase your knowledge now. This course is an essential element to your business plan.

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

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 3/75 hours for contractor continuing education.

Topics Include:

  • Critical partners: roles and responsibilities
  • Process: Unique to relocation
  • Addressing obstacles and resolving problems unique to relocations
  • Cultivation of preferred networks to help generate more income
  • Income and tax related considerations
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 14, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Anne Lee
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.
Mar 23 – Mar 23 The Tiny House: Is it a Phase or Craze? Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

What’s all the hype about?

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, March 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 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.
Mar 23 – Mar 23 7/1/18-6/30/19 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE Risk Management (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Today’s complex electronic real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, advertising, negotiation issues, and will provide guidance on reducing data security risk liability exposure. (This module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, March 23, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 28 – Mar 28 Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, March 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Mar 29 – Mar 29 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, March 29, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, March 29, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
May 01 – May 02 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, May 01, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, May 01, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, May 02, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, May 02, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Thomas Hetland
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Aug 21 – Aug 22 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 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, August 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, August 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, August 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, August 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Thomas Hetland
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 06 – Nov 07 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 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:
  • Brightwood Career Institute - St Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 06, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 06, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, November 07, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, November 07, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

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