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15 Hours
This package includes all 15 required hours for the 2015-2016 year.
  • 7/1/15-6/30/16 Salesperson & Broker Required Module: Fair Housing, Agency Law, & Legal Update* (3.75 Mandatory Hours)
  • Hot Market Strategies (3 Elective Hours)
  • Roadmap to Success - Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals (3 Elective Hours)
  • Residential Property Management Essentials (4 Elective Hours)
  • Selling to Your Sphere of Influence (1.5 Elective Hours)
*This class meets the Agency and Fair Housing Minnesota CE requirements. This Module also satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module requirement.
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15 Hours
This package includes all 15 required hours for the 2015-2016 year.
  • 7/1/15-6/30/16 Salesperson & Broker Required Module: Fair Housing, Agency Law, & Legal Update* (3.75 Mandatory Hours)
  • Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business** (3 Elective Hours)
  • Did You Serve? Identifying Homebuying Advantages for Veterans (2.5 Elective Hours)
  • Diversity: Your Kaleidoscope of Clients (1.5 Elective Hours)
  • From Contract to Keys: The Mortgage Process (4.5 Elective Hours)
*This class meets the Agency and Fair Housing Minnesota CE requirements. This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.

**This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training (formerly known as NAR QUADRENNIAL) Requirement . You will need to confirm with your local REALTOR association if they will accept it.
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12 Hours
Knowledge of the commercial market is essential in today’s real estate environment. This 15 hour electives package meets all requirements for Commercial-only salespersons and brokers.

Courses included in this package:
  • Anatomy of Commercial Building (3 Elective Hours)
  • Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate (3 Elective Hours)
  • Commercial Landlord Representation (3 Elective Hours)
  • Determining Value of Commercial Properties (3 Elective Hours)
  • Investment Strategies in Commercial Real Estate (3 Elective hours)
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Minnesota Required Course- Click Course Title To View More
3.75 Required Hours
The Minnesota Department of Commerce provides updated course content for continuing education to cover topics affecting real estate professionals in Minnesota. All real estate brokers and salespersons must complete specific module training courses that cover topics in real estate that are significant and of current interest in the real estate market and profession.

This 3.75-hour course, Module #2, reviews financing issues, earnest money, and trust accounts, and meets Minnesota’s mandatory requirement for CE.

Course highlights include:
  • An overview of the rules for earnest money and trust accounts with which brokers must comply
  • The Mortgage Acts and Practices Rule, its purpose, the items regulated, required disclosure and the penalties for noncompliance
  • Predatory lending, how to recognize it, and consumer tips to avoid scams
  • The purpose, history and function of the Contract for Deed
  • The Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act (RESPA), with details on referral fees and issues surrounding affiliated business arrangements
  • Dodd-Frank legislation and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Board
  • Qualified mortgages and loan limits
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3.75 Hours
The Minnesota Department of Commerce provides updated course content for continuing education to cover topics affecting real estate professionals in Minnesota. All real estate brokers and salespersons must complete specific module training courses that cover topics in real estate that are significant and of current interest in the real estate market and profession.

This 3.75-hour course, Module #1, reviews disclosure laws, and meets Minnesota’s mandatory requirement for CE.

Course highlights include:
  • Real estate disclosure requirements per Minnesota statute
  • Property disclosures, property types, material facts, and agency law
  • Seller disclosure requirements—“As-Is” versus the Waiver
  • Special disclosure items, such as predatory offender, airport zoning, and other special disclosures and how to handle them
  • Environmental disclosure issues, such as animals, asbestos, hazardous waste, mold, soil problems and wetlands
  • Disclosure rules related to manufactured homes and Common Interest Communities
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3.75 Hours
The 2015/2016 Module Satisfies ALL of the following: 1-Hour Fair Housing, 1-Hour Agency Law, and the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement

This course will provide real estate licensees with knowledge of Agency relationships and duties in Minnesota. Information will also be shared on RESPA, marketing services agreements and the new loan estimate form. Common Interest Ownership properties statutes will be covered, highlighting different types of properties, disclosure obligations, and rights. Additionally, fair housing laws and resources will be covered. (This class meets the Agency and Fair Housing Minnesota CE requirements. This Module Also Satisfies the 1-Hour Broker Module Requirement.)
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1 Required Hour
This online interactive course meets the Minnesota requirement for one-hour of Fair Housing needed by all renewing real estate licensees.

The principles of Fair Housing within your real estate business are crucial to running a fair and honest business. The fair treatment of all who are involved in a real estate transaction is established by Federal and state Fair Housing laws. As part of your real estate continuing education, this course will discuss the protections provided by the Fair Housing Act, other Federal laws pertaining to the fair and equal treatment of protected classes and by state and local laws governing Fair Housing.
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1 Required Hour
The business of real estate hinges on the concept of agency, where designated real estate professionals represent the needs of the buyer and/or the seller. This representation assists in sale of real property between a seller and a buyer. This course will walk you through those rights and responsibilities as a seller’s agent, a buyer’s agent, dual agent, subagent, and facilitator. You will also learn the proper disclosures required for each type of agency.

This course provides licensees with the 1 hour of require Agency Law needed to renew an active license.
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4.5 Hours
It is widely known that government exists due to the taxation of you and your client's income and property. Your clients should be aware that tax consequences occur as a result of each real estate transaction. Although as a real estate professional you should not provide tax or legal advice, you can identify the potential income and other tax affects for your sellers and buyers, and advise them to seek appropriate legal and tax counsel.

Course highlights include:
  • Details outlining in-home office deduction requirements, and an explanation of how to calculate these deductions
  • A clear definition of qualified residences
  • Details about loans that commonly qualify for interest deductions
  • Instructions on calculating an adjusted basis, a capital gain/loss, a net selling price, and a gain or loss on the sale of assets
  • An overview of commercial real estate 1031 Like-Kind Exchange requirements
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1.5 Hours
The real estate market reflects the diverse population that is present in the United States today with individuals of different races, ethnicities, lifestyles, and cultures. The interests and goals of individuals within diverse populations influence their decision making process within the purchase of real estate. It is critical that the successful real estate professional understands and adapts to others’ lifestyles.

Course highlights include:
  • Resources that will help you identify the diversity of the population living in your area
  • Numerous examples of characteristics and beliefs that can be present in a diverse population
  • Statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® relating to diversity
  • A summary of requirements outlined in various fair housing laws and details about federally protected classes
  • Suggestions that will help you in your efforts working with a diverse group of clients
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1.5 Hours
While most real estate agents agree referrals are fundamental to success, the majority of agents are still beating the streets in hopes of attracting business from strangers. The Sphere of Influence approach to building your real estate business is based on nurturing relationships within your circle of friends, family, past clients, neighbors and acquaintances. This course helps you turn your acquaintances into your biggest advocates through respectful, non-intrusive methods.

Course highlights include:
  • Tips to ensure you are presenting a professional, enthusiastic image to your Sphere of Influence contacts
  • Suggestions on planning and implementing an ongoing SOI strategy
  • Strategies on building and maintaining a contact database
  • Ideas you can use in writing effective reconnection letters
  • Things to keep in mind when pursuing and accepting referrals from family and friends

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3 Hours
When licensees represent clients in a commercial transaction, whether marketing the building or assisting in the purchase, knowledge of the building’s structure and systems is vital. A building is comprised of its architectural features and its MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) systems. In this course you’ll learn about:

Highlights of this course include:
  • A foundational understanding of … foundations! Includes footings and how they work with foundations to form a system, design concerns of foundations including soil conditions, water tables and live and dead loads
  • Design considerations for roofs, walls, windows and doors
  • An overview of HVAC types and considerations, including cost, efficiency and varying tenant needs
  • A look at electrical, lighting, controls and fire and security alarms, and how they differ by building use and tenant need
  • How external conditions can impact building design, occupancy and parking, including zoning and code location, topography, environmental factors
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3 Hours
Real estate licensees who represent commercial clients, whether as buyers or sellers of commercial properties, must understand the process of valuing commercial properties. To best serve their commercial real estate clients, they need a solid understanding of how commercial properties are valued, how appraisers work, and how that important final number is determined.

Many of the tools and methodologies used by commercial appraisers can also be used by licensees to help their clients determine value when buying, selling or comparing commercial real estate. While a valuation prepared by a real estate licensee will never take the place of a formal appraisal, it is important for licensees to understand the definitions of value used by appraisers, the methodologies used, the three approaches to value, and how value of commercial properties is determined. It is also important for licensees to be able to read and extract information from a professional appraisal report.

Highlights of this course include:
  • Definitions of commonly used commercial appraisal terms
  • An in-depth look at the process of data collection, analysis and three approaches to value (cost, income and sales comparison) for commercial property valuation
  • Faculty expert, Bill James, a 40-year veteran of commercial appraisal, takes students step-by-step through a real-life appraisal report, which includes the process of data collection, approaches to value, analysis and value determination
  • More than two dozen handouts used in a real-life commercial appraisal, with a detailed explanation of each
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3 Hours
Commercial real estate investors have two goals: generate cash flow and produce higher returns. However, unlike other investment types, investing in commercial property is not simply a matter of buying at one price and selling for more. Commercial real estate must be considered in terms of the risks and rewards of the type of commercial property, income during the investment period, the investor’s own situation, and how value and return are impacted by the economic, market, tax, and legal conditions (particularly zoning) for the market niche.

This course presents an overview of the factors impacting value and investment potential of commercial properties, gives licensees a solid understanding of the financial aspects of commercial real estate investment, and better prepares them to provide professional guidance to their commercial real estate clients when evaluating investment properties for purchase or sale.

Highlights of this course include:
  • The six main categories of commercial properties, and their specific challenges and opportunities for investors.
  • A definition of transit-oriented communities, and why they are a growing type of mixed-use development.
  • How zoning, building codes, title issues and the Americans with Disabilities Act impact commercial property development and investment potential.
  • How licensees can use financial analysis and individual investor profiles to assist clients in analyzing commercial properties for purchase and sale.
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3 Hours
Landlord representatives usually referred to as “leasing agents” or “leasing brokers,” serve a key role in commercial real estate: getting tenants for their clients’ buildings. Accomplishing that goal is a lengthy, multi-step process that includes positioning the product in the marketplace, identifying suitable prospects, creating and executing marketing plans, negotiating the deal, and managing all of the steps associated with the leasing process. Landlord reps must have their fingers on the pulse of their market. A thorough knowledge of tenant demographics, occupancy rates, leasing rates, and industry trends is essential. Beyond technical expertise, however, they must also be adept at relationship building, and must know how to coalesce the varying needs of tenants, landlords and leasing brokers into workable, win-win-win deals.

This course provides an overview of commercial leasing, the players involved in commercial leasing, their roles and goals.

Course highlights include:
  • An analysis of the commercial real estate market as it stands today
  • A description of the in-house and external landlord reps, and why landlords choose to work with landlord reps
  • A survey of a panel of six landlord representatives who have a combined total of nearly 200 years of experience in commercial real estate
  • A look at additional training, accreditation and associations for commercial real estate professionals
  • A comparison of different types of commercial leases
  • An overview of the tenant build-out process
  • A timeline with activities for landlord reps from hire to full execution of a commercial leasing listing contract

Ed Riggins, Senior Vice President with Cresa Atlanta, assisted in the development of Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate, serving as the course's subject matter expert. Ed is a Life Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, and he's among less than 1% of practitioners nationally to hold both the SIOR and CCIM designations. www.edriggins.com
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3 Hours
Client advocacy filters into every aspect of your real estate business, starting with the method you use to pursue new clients through your follow-up call after you have executed a transaction. This course takes the concept of advocacy and applies it to everyday actions in commercial real estate. Numerous examples populate the course, including strategies to employ when pursuing new business, opportunities to educate your clients, and effective discussion points to help your clients see when an expert is needed. Good service means being an effective advocate, and this course will help polish those advocating skills.

Course highlights include:
  • Real life examples of complicated transactions and the key actions that made them successful
  • Evaluation of how specialization expands your core competencies resulting in a more stable and successful business strategy
  • A deep look at your client interactions with specific advice on how to improve the results

Ed Riggins, Senior Vice President with Cresa Atlanta, assisted in the development of Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate, serving as the course's subject matter expert. Ed is a Life Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, and he's among less than 1% of practitioners nationally to hold both the SIOR and CCIM designations. www.edriggins.com
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3 Hours
This new course is a rich, yet user-friendly high-lite overview of the most important issues with regard to the environment. It covers the concerns of consumers, the latest on radon, radon testing, lead and lead-paint, electro-magnetic fields, mold and asbestos, and what it means to you, your customers and your work.

The course contains eight units:
  1. Introduction
  2. Consumer Concerns
  3. Specific Concerns in the Environment
  4. Radon Testing and Public Awareness
  5. Introduction to Environmental Lead and Lead Based Paint Concerns
  6. Asbestos and Mold
  7. Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF's): What You Need to Know
  8. Environmental Issues: In Conclusion
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6 Hours
This course covers the steps in the cost approach to valuation, including methods for estimating cost and estimating depreciation. Students will apply what they learn using numerous examples.
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6 Hours
This course covers the steps in the income approach to valuation, including estimating income and expenses and estimating capitalization rates. Both direct capitalization and yield capitalization are discussed. Students will apply what they learn using numerous examples.
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3 Hours
ADA legislation affects the business of every real estate agent. Find out what the laws cover and how it pertains to you, while refreshing your knowledge of the Federal Fair Housing Laws.
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