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Minnesota Salesperson Live Class Calendar

Live Class Calendar
Date(s) Class City &
State
Class
Type
Credit Hours Price   Details
Sep 25 – Sep 26 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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, September 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, September 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)
  • #3: Thu, September 26, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #4: Thu, September 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Kanera
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 01 – Oct 01 Identity Theft: Protecting Your Clients and Your Business Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • How business information is hijacked
  • Red flags and appropriate actions
  • How easy it is to get and misuse your business information
  • Data breach prevention
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 01, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 11 – Oct 11 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase  Call Customer Support to Purchase

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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 11, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 15 – Oct 15 2019 Tax Update Class (7.5-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed by congress and signed into law in late December 2017, is the most significant piece of tax reform since the 1980s. This course will show how this legislation has changed both personal and business tax rates. Plus, learn how the new law has caused drastic changes to estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and alternative minimum taxes.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 15, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 16 – Oct 16 Tax Write-Offs for the Self-Employed Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

Don’t miss this opportunity to maximize your financial bottom line! Get the latest facts from tax expert, Chris Bird, regarding the tax write-offs available to the self-employed.

Self-employed individuals are entitled to many tax deductions, so it’s important to stay abreast of the ever-changing federal and state tax codes. Our resident tax professional, Chris Bird, created this class to give independent business owners an understanding of the effective tax write-offs they may be missing.

Being self-employed can be a taxing issue. Starting with the federal tax system, you need to understand how to maximize your deductions. That starts with good recordkeeping. This course goes over specific business deductions, including: automobile use and expenses; travel, meals, and entertainment; home office expenses; employing family members; telephone expenses; and advertising expenses. Financial planning is also key to reducing your taxable income, through retirement plan contributions and health savings account strategies, for example.

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

Topics:

  • Choosing the right structure of your business
  • Common red flags—what will prompt an IRS audit?
  • How to get the most from your deductions
  • Recordkeeping necessary to take those deductions
  • Income and expenses of self-employment
  • Financial planning, including HSAs, 529 plans, and IRAs
  • IRS audit priorities
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, October 16, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 16 – Oct 16 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 16 – Oct 16 Water: How it Affects Property Live Online Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Online Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Learn how the most powerful force of nature impacts property.

This course will the show the challenges facing our finite amount of water and outline how to optimize the applicable scenarios to a client base.
The need to protect and manage our finite water will be expressed, and the reliance on clean water and the impact and importance to the real estate industry and clients will be detailed. The fact that local impact translates to global impact will also be delineated.

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


Topics Include:

  • Water in and on the land impacting real estate
  • Who owns the water and associated costs and problems
  • Informing and protecting your client
  • Avoiding liability related to radon in real estate transactions
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Online
  • #1: Wed, October 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Richard Gallegos
Oct 17 – Oct 17 2019 Tax Update Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed by congress and signed into law in late December 2017, is the most significant piece of tax reform since the 1980s. This course will show how this legislation has changed both personal and business tax rates. Plus, learn how the new law has caused drastic changes to estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and alternative minimum taxes.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 17, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Thu, October 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Bird
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 21 – Oct 21 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • #1: Mon, October 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Oct 21 – Oct 21 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • #1: Mon, October 21, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Oct 22 – Oct 22 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Rochester, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • #1: Tue, October 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 22, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Oct 23 – Oct 23 Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

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

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 1: Wisconsin Listing Contracts. It delves into the statutes and regulations that pertain to disclosure obligations and real estate reports, appropriate marketing and advertising, and commissions. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education, including 1 hour of credit for Agency continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 23 – Oct 23 Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

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

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase. Topics include inspection and testing, financing and appraisal contingencies, and closing of buyer’s property and secondary offer contingencies. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 24 – Oct 24 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Chaska, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Chaska Community Center
  • 1661 Park Ridge Dr
  • Chaska, MN 55318

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Oct 24 – Oct 24 Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

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

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 3: Wisconsin New Developments. Topics include Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Complaint and Discipline Process, Wisconsin Real Estate Statutes and Administrative Code, and Wisconsin Approved Forms. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 24 – Oct 24 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Chaska, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Chaska Community Center
  • 1661 Park Ridge Dr
  • Chaska, MN 55318

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 24, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Oct 24 – Oct 24 Course 4: Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

Ethics and consumer protection laws are constantly changing…stay in the know to stay out of trouble.

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

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 4: Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection. It examines the statutes and regulations that pertain to general licensee duties, including the duty to disclose material facts, fair housing laws and protected classes, assistance animals, specific responsibilities and ethical standards, and discipline of licensees. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, October 24, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 25 – Oct 25 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Chaska, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Chaska Community Center
  • 1661 Park Ridge Dr
  • Chaska, MN 55318

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Fri, October 25, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Oct 25 – Oct 25 Course 5: Wisconsin Real Estate Law and Practice (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

From liens to cooperative agreement, learn what you need to know about real estate law and practice.

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

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 5: Wisconsin Real Estate Law and Practice. The course delves into liens on real property for unpaid commissions, as well as aspects of liens such as perfection and satisfaction, fraud, misrepresentation, unethical practices, and referral fees and cooperative agreements. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 25, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 25 – Oct 25 Course 6: Wisconsin Real Estate Transactions (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$65.00  Add to Cart 

Transactions can make or break you…learn everything you need to be successful.

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

This live course fulfills the requirements of Wisconsin’s 2019–2020 Continuing Education Curriculum for Course 6: Wisconsin Real Estate Transactions. This course explores agency agreements, approved forms and when to use them, the many and varied contingencies on a contract to sell or purchase, the duties of independent practice and independent contractors, as well as the skills and forms involved in offer and counteroffer. The final exam contains 15 multiple-choice items.

Key Benefits:

  • Approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce for 3.75 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Approved by the State of Wisconsin: Department of Regulation and Licensing for 3 hours of real estate continuing education
  • Ideal for dually approved Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate licensees
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, October 25, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 28 – Oct 28 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 28 – Oct 28 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, October 28, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 29 – Oct 29 Buying Within Your Budget Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

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

Learn how to budget correctly to make sound purchasing decisions.

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • The psychology of spending
  • Budgeting with a purpose
  • Decreasing your debt
  • Credit card management
  • Improving credit scores
  • Avoiding financial pitfalls
  • Managing a budget for the self employed
  • Purchasing a home within your budget
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Oct 29 – Oct 29 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Detroit Lakes, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn - Detroit Lakes
  • 1155 Highway 10 E
  • Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, October 29, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, October 29, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 04 – Nov 04 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 04, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 04 – Nov 04 Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (Includes Lead, No Energy) Class (8-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$249.00  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.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 8 hours of real estate continuing education.
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 8 hours for contractor continuing education.
EPA accreditation to DF Institute, LLC dba Kaplan Real Estate Education for the purpose of certification under section 402 of TSCA for the renovator - refresher discipline.

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 04, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Mon, November 04, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 04 – Nov 04 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 04, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 05 – Nov 05 Certified Renovator Refresher Training Course (4-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 4
$189.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Topics include:

  • RRP rules and procedures
  • Lead and cleaning verification

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 05, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 05 – Nov 05 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Hinckley, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Grand Casino - Hinckley
  • 777 Lady Luck Dr
  • Hinckley, MN 55037

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 05, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 05, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 05 – Nov 05 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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 05, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 06 – Nov 06 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 06, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 06 – Nov 06 To Fall and Rise Again: Life After Financial Crisis Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Taking inventory of your finances
  • What to do when there isn’t enough money
  • What can I keep and what must I give up
  • Making the hard decisions
  • Establishing critical timelines
  • Building a comprehensive budget
  • Contingency plans for the future
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

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

Taught By:
  • Todd Rooker
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 06 – Nov 07 Real Estate Accelerator — 2-Day Training Course (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$399.00  Add to Cart 

The Fast Track to Real Estate Agent Success! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taught By:
  • Tom Hetland
  • Julie Olson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 06 – Nov 07 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
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Instructor TBD
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 06 – Nov 06 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 06, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 07 – Nov 07 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Saint Cloud, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
  • 100 4th Ave S
  • Saint Cloud, MN 56301

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 07, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 07, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 08 – Nov 08 Minnesota Supervisor/Trainee Appraiser Course (6-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 6
$89.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • The AQB and its role in the profession
  • 2015 AQB Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria
  • Minnesota-specific trainee license requirements
  • Minnesota-specific supervisory appraiser requirements
  • Minnesota-specific requirements that exceed AQB minimums
  • Trainee and supervisory appraiser expectations
  • Significant assistance—what it is and how to report it
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 08, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)
  • #2: Fri, November 08, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 08 – Nov 08 Applications and Case Studies for Supervisor and Trainee Appraisers Class (2-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 2
$39.00  Add to Cart 

Discover the things all supervisor and trainee appraisers should consider.

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Fri, November 08, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Zoe Liston
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 11 – Nov 11 A Day in the Life of an Identity Thief Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Prevent identity theft by thinking like a criminal.

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Identity theft suspects and victims
  • Types of identity theft
  • How they gain personal information
  • The damage identity thieves can do
  • Tactics to avoid identity theft
  • What to do when identity theft occurs
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 11 – Nov 11 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Marshall, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada - Marshall
  • 1500 E College Dr
  • Marshall, MN 56258

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 11 – Nov 11 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Marshall, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada - Marshall
  • 1500 E College Dr
  • Marshall, MN 56258

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 11, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 11 – Nov 11 The Secure Property Class (3.75-Credit Hours) St. Paul, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Structural features and design
  • Lighting and alarms
  • Computer integration
  • “Special needs” occupants
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - St. Paul
  • 1295 Bandana Blvd N
  • Ste 245
  • East Entrance
  • St. Paul, MN 55108

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

Taught By:
  • Stefan Salmonson
Notes:
Please park in the free parking ramp across from the East entrance. Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 12 – Nov 12 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Marshall, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Ramada - Marshall
  • 1500 E College Dr
  • Marshall, MN 56258

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 12, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 12 – Nov 12 Credible Cost Approach Class (8-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 8
$118.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 12, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 13 – Nov 13 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Mankato, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Country Inn and Suites - Mankato
  • 1900 Premier Dr
  • Mankato, MN 56001

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 13, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Nov 13 – Nov 13 2018-2019 National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Update Course (7-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7
$217.00  Add to Cart 

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

Course Objectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 13, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Wed, November 13, 2019, 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Ron Schilling
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 13 – Nov 13 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Mankato, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Country Inn and Suites - Mankato
  • 1900 Premier Dr
  • Mankato, MN 56001

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 13, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Nov 14 – Nov 14 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Mankato, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Country Inn and Suites - Mankato
  • 1900 Premier Dr
  • Mankato, MN 56001

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 14, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Nov 18 – Nov 18 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 18, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Chris Winter
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 18 – Nov 18 The Twenty Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

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

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

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

Topics include:

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 18, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 19 – Nov 19 Good, Better, Best: When Quality, Price, and Value All Matter Class (7.5-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 19, 2019, 1:15 PM - 5:00 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Dan Norby
Notes:
Please plan ahead and allow for extra drive time due to road construction or weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 20 – Nov 20 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 20, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 20 – Nov 20 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, November 20, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 21 – Nov 21 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Duluth, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • The Inn on Lake Superior
  • 350 Canal Park Dr
  • Duluth, MN 55802

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, November 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, November 21, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 25 – Nov 25 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Bemidji, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn Express - Bemidji
  • 2422 Ridgeway Ave NW
  • Bemidji, MN 56601

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 25, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 25 – Nov 25 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Bemidji, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn Express - Bemidji
  • 2422 Ridgeway Ave NW
  • Bemidji, MN 56601

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, November 25, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Nov 26 – Nov 26 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Bemidji, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Holiday Inn Express - Bemidji
  • 2422 Ridgeway Ave NW
  • Bemidji, MN 56601

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Tue, November 26, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Tue, November 26, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Aimee Hanson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to weather conditions or road construction. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 04 – Dec 04 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 04, 2019, 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 04 – Dec 04 2019 Fall Education Tour - Navigating Minefields: Preventing Real Estate Disaster (3.75-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

No two transactions are the same; therefore, licensees need extensive knowledge to troubleshoot any circumstance encountered.

Nothing can match the dynamic discussions you’ll find in our Live Classroom setting. Interact with your peers, get your questions answered directly, and let our experienced instructors guide you to success!

In this class, you’ll see how some of the most common issues are also the most time-consuming and carry the greatest risk for your client and yourself. You’ll have an opportunity for lively discussion as you are guided through the obstacles, dilemmas, and hurdles that you are likely to encounter in your real estate transactions. By identifying the potential minefields and possible remedies in various situations, you’ll be prepared to guide your clients to a smooth and memorable real estate experience.

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

Key Benefits

  • Discusses issues from the perspective of the buyer and the seller
  • Allows for ample discussion—you’ll get to hear interesting problems others have faced and how those issues were resolved, as well as share your experiences with others
  • Addresses topics that can only come from experience in dealing with people—the more you know about what other professionals have faced, the better prepared you can be when you’re in a similar situation
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Wed, December 04, 2019, 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 05 – Dec 05 2019 Fall Education Tour - Constructing Fact from Fiction: New Construction Today (7.5-Credit Hours) Maple Grove, MN Day
Salesperson 7.5
$108.00  Add to Cart 

A keen understanding of new construction and the ability to educate your clients has never been more important!

In this course, you’ll learn about the opportunities, costs, features, advantages, and challenges of new construction today. Whether you have a buyer determined to build or investigating building versus buying an existing home, this course will equip you to answer and advise your clients with confidence. Learn what’s changed in the last few years as new construction has made a comeback: land prices have increased steadily and building materials have sky-rocketed, while labor shortage is at an all-time high.

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce for 7.5 hours of real estate continuingeducation. This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for 7.5 hours for contractor continuing education.

Learn the answers to these questions:

  • What factors do you need to assess before you consider building?
  • What are the options for building? Type of structure, square footage, location, technology enhancements, and more!
  • How much will upgrades cost versus what clients see in model homes? Including assessing builder grade versus desired upgrades—the potential range may determine feasibility of build
  • What are change orders?
  • What are the soft costs that may be hidden?
  • How do building codes affect the cost of new construction?
  • What is the difference in financing a new versus existing home for your client?
  • How do you explain lot and homestead tax to your client?
  • What does a new construction contract look like?
  • How are commissions paid for representation on new construction and to whom?
  • What are the options for affordable housing with new construction?
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Maple Grove Community Center
  • 12951 Weaver Lake Rd
  • Maple Grove, MN 55369

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Thu, December 05, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM (local)
  • #2: Thu, December 05, 2019, 12:45 PM - 4:30 PM (local)

Taught By:
  • Jerry Anderson
Notes:
Please allow for extra drive time due to road construction and weather conditions. Late arrivals will not receive credit.
Dec 09 – Dec 09 2019 Fall Education Tour - 7/1/19—6/30/20 SALESPERSON & BROKER REQUIRED MODULE: Agency, Fair Housing, & Energy Efficiency (3.75-Credit Hours) Eagan, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

Receive your 2019-2020 Required Module credit!

As a licensee, you are expected to understand numerous laws and regulations on top of having an awareness of unique issues in your market. This course will enhance your real estate knowledge and professionalism in the critical matters of Agency, Fair Housing, and Energy.

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

Key Benefits:

  • Understand the history and foundation of agency law and Minnesota license laws regarding agency relationships in a real estate transaction
  • Learn key facts about federal fair housing law and the Minnesota Human Rights Act
  • Understand how issues of energy efficiency relate to the Minnesota market
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s annual requirement for salespeople to take a required module, as well as the broker 1-hour requirement
  • Satisfy Minnesota’s requirement for 1 hour of agency and 1 hour of fair housing continuing education
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Eagan Community Center
  • 1501 Central Pkwy
  • Eagan, MN 55121

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 09, 2019, 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 09 – Dec 09 Alternate Valuation Methods: How To Be In-CREDIBLE! Class (3.75-Credit Hours) Bloomington, MN Day
Salesperson 3.75
$59.00  Add to Cart 

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

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

Topics Include:

  • Identifying alternate valuations
  • Federal agency appraisal and evaluation guidelines
  • USPAP Advisory Opinion 13 relating to evaluations
  • Sample forms and report options
Location Details: Session Details:
  • Kaplan Professional Schools - Bloomington
  • 2051 Killebrew Dr
  • Ste 110
  • Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Get Directions
  • #1: Mon, December 09, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (local)

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