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Minnesota Salesperson Live Class Calendar

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Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Nov 17 – Nov 17 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$89.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

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

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 20 – Nov 20 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 20, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 20 – Nov 20 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00
Only 3 Seats Remaining
 Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 20, 2017, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 21 – Nov 21 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$89.00
Only 8 Seats Remaining
 Add to Cart 

2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

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

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 29 – Nov 29 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

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

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 29 – Nov 29 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Topics Include:

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Timothy Broms
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 29 – Nov 29 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) North Mankato, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

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

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 29 – Nov 29 Real Estate: How to Leave A Legacy Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Real estate is a perfect tool for creating a legacy.

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

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

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

Topics include

  • Why real estate is a good choice in legacy planning
  • Legal concerns
  • Transfer alternatives
  • Co-tenancy agreements, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and trusts
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

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

2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

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

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

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

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western - Mankato
  • 1111 Range St
  • North Mankato, MN 56003

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

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 04 – Dec 04 Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 04, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Nathan Nelson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 04 – Dec 04 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 04, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

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

2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 06, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 06 – Dec 06 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

  • Top ten legal issues for licensees
  • Failing to disclose a property defect
  • Breach of duty
  • Representing clients in unfamiliar territory
  • Misleading statements equals deception
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Failing to recommend inspections
  • Negligence—when is an action innocent and when is it not?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

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

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

2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

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

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

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

Topics include:

  • How has new construction changed?
  • How has the remodeling industry changed?
  • What are other living styles that people are embracing?
  • What housing components are considered “old” and what are considered “new”?
  • What are the latest technical offerings in housing?
  • How are occupant health and well-being being addressed?
  • What are other considerations and how can obstacles be avoided?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

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

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
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 Kaplan AEC Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
You must provide a copy of your initial individual 8hr certification certificate (w/photo) before class to obtain EPA credit. Due to EPA rules, we cannot let you into class for EPA credit without your certificate. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 07 – Dec 07 Accessibility, Certifications, and Energy Improvements Class (3-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 07, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 11 – Dec 11 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

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

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 11 – Dec 11 2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority
DAY 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 11 – Dec 11 2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

2017 Fall Education Tour - Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe—3.75 credits—DAY 1

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

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

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 12 – Dec 12 2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$89.00
Only 8 Seats Remaining
 Add to Cart 

2017 Fall Education Tour - Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want—7.5 Credits—DAY 2

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

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

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 15 – Dec 15 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$199.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Robert Bankers
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 15 – Dec 15 Unsellable to Sold: Can Every House be a Dream Home? Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what it takes to get an unpopular home sold!

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

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Assess Client’s Specific Requirements
  • Buyers/Listers Demographics
  • Buyers/Listers Home Ownership
  • Assessing and Developing a Strategy
  • Appraising and Valuing Improvements
  • Energy Matters
  • New Scenarios in Today’s Market
  • Financing Improvements
  • Risk Management
  • Listing Unsellable Inventory
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

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

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 20 – Dec 20 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 20, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, December 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
  • Timothy Whaley
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 20 – Dec 20 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Steve Pedersen
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 20 – Dec 20 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 20, 2017, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 04 – Jan 04 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 04, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 04, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Arthur Alvarez
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 08 – Jan 08 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 08, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 08, 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.
Jan 08 – Jan 08 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 08, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 08, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 10 – Jan 10 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Fergus Falls, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western - Bigwood Event Center
  • 925 Western Ave
  • Fergus Falls, MN 56537

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 10, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 10 – Jan 11 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, January 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, January 11, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
  • 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.
Jan 10 – Jan 10 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Roanne Richardson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 10 – Jan 10 Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves: Averting Client Catastrophe Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 10, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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 11 – Jan 11 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Alexandria, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn - Alexandria
  • 5637 State Highway 29 S
  • Alexandria, MN 56308

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 11, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 11, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 11 – Jan 11 Unsellable to Sold: Can Every House be a Dream Home? Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$98.00  Add to Cart 

Learn what it takes to get an unpopular home sold!

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

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Assess Client’s Specific Requirements
  • Buyers/Listers Demographics
  • Buyers/Listers Home Ownership
  • Assessing and Developing a Strategy
  • Appraising and Valuing Improvements
  • Energy Matters
  • New Scenarios in Today’s Market
  • Financing Improvements
  • Risk Management
  • Listing Unsellable Inventory
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 11, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, January 11, 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.
Jan 12 – Jan 12 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

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

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 12 – Jan 12 Minnesota to Wisconsin 6-Hour Broker Licensing Requirement Class St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 6
$129.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Are you one of the many Minnesota real estate licensees who has considered obtaining a Wisconsin real estate license but doesn’t want to deal with the hassle? Well, we have good news…the Wisconsin licensing process is a snap for Minnesota licensees!

Regulations in Wisconsin allow currently licensed Minnesota brokers and salespersons to obtain a Wisconsin license of the same level by attending approved education and passing the Wisconsin Real Estate Licensing Exam. To obtain a salesperson or broker license by endorsement (for applicants who are currently licensed or have a license that expired no more than two years ago):

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

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

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

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

BONUS! Also Approved for 6 Hours of Minnesota Continuing Education
If you currently hold a Minnesota salesperson or broker license, you’ll be happy to know that you can complete this 6-hour broker course and fulfill 6 hours of Minnesota continuing education at the same time.

Topics Include:

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
  • 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.
Jan 16 – Jan 16 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 16, 2018, 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 16 – Jan 16 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 16, 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.
Jan 17 – Jan 18 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, January 18, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, January 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Julie Olson
  • Thomas Hetland
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 17 – Jan 17 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Owatonna, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn and Suites Owatonna
  • 2365 NW 43rd St
  • Owatonna, MN 55060

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

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 17 – Jan 17 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

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

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 19 – Jan 19 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 20 – Jan 20 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, January 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Sat, January 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 23 – Jan 23 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 24 – Jan 24 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Thief River Falls, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Quality Inn - Thief River Falls
  • 1060 Highway 32 S
  • Thief River Falls, MN 56701

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 24 – Jan 24 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 25 – Jan 25 Minnesota Landlord Tenant Act: Protecting Yourself and Your Client Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Nathan Nelson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 25 – Jan 25 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, January 25, 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.
Jan 26 – Jan 26 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 26 – Jan 26 Tour d' Real Estate: What Homeowners Want (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, January 26, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, January 26, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 29 – Jan 29 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 29, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Arthur Alvarez
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 29 – Jan 29 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Worthington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Worthington Event Center
  • 1477 Prairie Dr
  • Worthington, MN 56187

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, January 29, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, January 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 30 – Jan 30 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Mankato, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, January 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, January 30, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Jan 31 – Jan 31 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 

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

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders and appraisers...our expert instructor takes you from the glitzy showroom to covert back alleys of valuing products and features of homes with the focal lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder AND real estate professional in mind.

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

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, what has monetary value and what has aesthetic value alone. The instructor translates otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate with your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence, evident in your next client conversation.

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

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

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

Topics Include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, January 31, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, January 31, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Rolfe Kurtyka
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 01 – Feb 01 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 01, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 01, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 05 – Feb 05 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Baxter, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
  • 6967 Lake Forest Rd
  • Baxter, MN 56401

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 05, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 05, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 06 – Feb 06 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bemidji, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 06, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 06, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 06 – Feb 06 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 06, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 06, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 07, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 07, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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 08 – Feb 08 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Winona, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Riverport Inn and Express Suites
  • 900 Bruski Dr
  • Winona, MN 55987

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 08, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 08, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 09 – Feb 09 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 09, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 09, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 10 – Feb 10 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 10, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 10 – Feb 10 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Weekend
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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Sat, February 10, 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.
Feb 12 – Feb 12 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 12, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 12 – Feb 12 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 12, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 12 – Feb 12 Mediate-Arbitrate-Litigate: An Informed Decision Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Sellers Property Disclosure Statement
  • Inspection
  • Case Study
  • Lawsuits
  • Title Insurance
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 12, 2018, 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 12 – Feb 12 Understanding Association Ownership (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Topics Include:

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 12, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Broms
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 13 – Feb 13 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 15 – Feb 15 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 15, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Arthur Alvarez
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 Financing Update: What You Need to Know Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

Stay current on the latest changes in real estate financing!

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

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

Topics include:

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Gerald Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 15 – Feb 15 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Thomas Hetland
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 17 – Feb 17 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Weekend
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

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

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 19 – Feb 19 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kahler Apache Hotel
  • 1517 16th St SW
  • Rochester, MN 55902

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Timothy Whaley
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 20 – Feb 20 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 20, 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.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Walker, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Chase on the Lake
  • 502 Cleveland Blvd
  • Walker, MN 56484

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 21 – Feb 21 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:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, February 21, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, February 21, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 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 22 – Feb 22 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Grand Rapids, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

Location Details: Session Details:
  • Timberlake Lodge
  • 144 SE 17th St
  • Grand Rapids, MN 55744

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, February 22, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, February 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 23 – Feb 23 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, February 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, February 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • David Johnson
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 26 – Feb 26 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, February 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, February 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ronald Schilling
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 26 – Feb 26 7/1/17-6/30/18 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing & Special Entities Authority Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$49.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Lynne Mattson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 27 – Feb 27 Minnesota Residential Contractor/Remodeler Update: Competitive Advantage—Knowledge is Power (Includes Energy) Class (7-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$98.00  Add to Cart 

The focus of this course is current, relevant industry topics and data to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of the construction industry. You’ll learn how competitive advantage is gained through successful use and application of knowledge—the knowledge that is the power behind your successful contracting business.

Join us for this thought-provoking learning experience. It’s not a lecture—it’s a discussion about important topics that impact your business and clients.

Topics include:

  • Energy: Solar Water Heaters and Small Wind Turbines
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF)
  • Wetland and Waterfront Building
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Building Code Exceptions
  • Project Breakdown: One Chunk at a Time
  • Upgrading Homes to Sell or Rent
  • In the News

Approved for Building Officials and Contractors

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.0 hours of real estate continuing education.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 27, 2018, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Feb 27 – Feb 27 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 

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

Calling all real estate agents, contractors, builders and appraisers...our expert instructor takes you from the glitzy showroom to covert back alleys of valuing products and features of homes with the focal lens of an appraiser, contractor/builder AND real estate professional in mind.

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

Learn about the real differences in construction quality, what has monetary value and what has aesthetic value alone. The instructor translates otherwise confusing terms and definitions into useful information you can communicate with your clients. Whether your interest is in existing property, new construction or proposed renovations, you’ll pick up essential information to increase your professional competence, evident in your next client conversation.

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

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

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

Topics Include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, February 27, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, February 27, 2018, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

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