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South Dakota Real Estate SchoolCompleting your continuing education by the November 30th deadline has never been easier. We have compiled the best courses for South Dakota Real Estate agents to help you not only renew your license but to learn the latest in real estate market trends so you can be successful.

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24 Hours
This complete package includes all 24 hours of CE required for Broker active license renewals.

Courses included in this package:
  • Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business (3 required hours)
  • Going Green: The Environmental Movement in Real Estate (3 required hours)
  • Title and Escrow: Two Families, One Transaction (3 required hours)
  • Uncle Sam has Homes for Sale: Listing and Selling HUD Homes (3 required hours)
  • Basics of Real Estate Taxation (4 elective hours)
  • Foundations of Real Estate Finance (4 elective hours)
  • From Contract to Keys: The Mortgage Process (4 elective hours)

*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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24 Hours
This complete package includes all 24 hours of CE required for Broker active license renewals. The courses in this package feature an emphasis on building and growing your business.

Courses included in this package:
  • Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business (3 required hours)
  • Online Risk Management (3 required hours)
  • Sign Here: Contract Law on E-Signatures (3 required hours)
  • Diversity: Your Kaleidoscope of Clients (3 required hours)
  • Did You Serve? Identifying Homebuying Advantages for Veterans (3 elective hours)
  • Hot Market Strategies (3 elective hours)
  • Roadmap to Success - Business Planning for Real Estate Professionals (3 elective hours)
  • Today's MLS: New Paradigms: Better Results (3 elective hours)

*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.
Purchase $199


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24 Hours
This complete 24-hour package is perfect for agents seeking courses focused on commercial education.

Courses included in this package:
  • Advocating for Short Sale Clients (3 required hours)
  • Anatomy of Commercial Building (3 elective hours)
  • Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate (3 elective hours
  • Commercial Landlord Representation (3 required hours)
  • Determining Value of Commercial Real Estate (3 elective hours)
  • Online Risk Management (3 required hours)
  • Commercial Ethics (3 required hours)
  • The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate (3 elective hours)

*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.
Purchase $199


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24 Hours
SD 24.0 hours Renewal Package contains:
  • 3.0 hours Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • 4.0 hours Property Management
  • 3.0 hours Floods and other Natural Hazards
  • 4.0 hours Valuation, Marketing, and Listings
  • 3.0 hours Contracts and Leasing
  • 3.0 hours Doing The Right Thing - The Code
  • 4.0 hours Good Guys/Bad Guys - Who's Who in Mortgage Fraud

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12 Hours
SD 12.0 hours Required Subject only package contains:
  • 3.0 hours Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • 3.0 hours Building Green
  • 3.0 hours Floods and other Natural Hazards
  • 3.0 hours Doing The Right Thing - The Code

Purchase $110


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12 Hours
This package includes 12 elective hours of CE required for broker active license renewals.

Courses included in this package:
  • Basics of Real Estate Taxation (4 Elective hours)
  • Foundations of Real Estate Finance (4 Elective hours)
  • From Contract to Keys: The Mortgage Process (4 Elective hours)

Purchase $99


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12 Hours
This 12 hour electives package includes the latest and most comprehensive information available for agents focused on commercial real estate.

Courses included in this package:
  • Anatomy of Comercial Building (3 elective hours)
  • Client Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate (3 elective hours)
  • Determining Value of Commercial Properties (3 elective hours)
  • The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate (3 elective hours)

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South Dakota Mandatory Course- Click Course Title To View More
3 Hours
Tactics that work with motivated, excited sellers don't always translate well when working with short sale sellers and short sale buyers. Toss lender approvals, junior lien holders, and inflexible timelines into the mix, and you end up with a whole new ball game.

In a short sale transaction, the motivation for each party is different than the standard transaction, and as the professional in the scene, you need to adjust accordingly. This course speaks to your interaction with short sale sellers, and how you can help them through a tough process while diligently advocating on their behalf. We cover how to figure out an appropriate listing price, negotiate with the lender's representative, sort through debt settlement terminology, and carry the deal through to closing. We also look at the process from a buyer's agent perspective. Additional cautions, considerations, and fraud prevention tactics are required when advocating on behalf of these deal-seeking buyers.
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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.

Highlights of this course 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
Purchase $35


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3 Hours
A solid ethical foundation is an essential part of any good business practice. That’s why the National Association of REALTORS® asks its members to follow its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Updated regularly, this Code was first adopted in 1913 and consists of 17 Articles along with supporting Standards of Practice.

The Code of Ethics: Good For Your Clients and Your Business course reviews each Article, highlighting pertinent changes, and offers important takeaway points you can apply to your day-to-day business dealings to ensure you’re always ethical in your business practices.

Ethics principles are a standard component of continuing education. In addition, this course fulfills the ethics training mandated by the National Association of REALTORS® for its members.

Course Highlights
  • A review of recent revisions and additions to the Code of Ethics
  • Tips for applying the Code’s principles and guidelines to your practice
  • A discussion on the benefits of mediation
  • Activities and examples to illustrate the practical application of the new information and frame it in everyday context

*This course meets the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Training Requirement. You will need to confirm with your local REALTOR association if they will accept it.
Purchase $29


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3 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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3 Hours
The trend to “go green” now extends beyond weekly recycling efforts and the latest Hybrid cars. In fact, the effects of this movement are becoming increasingly visible in the real estate market. This means that it is crucial for you, as an industry professional, to have a thorough understanding of green home qualifications, eco-friendly remodeling possibilities, and energy-efficient technologies.

This course provides you with the information you need to successfully guide your more eco-minded clients. Whether you’re helping a buyer find a newly constructed green home or advising a seller on green remodeling efforts to improve a listing, you’ll be able to provide your clients with support they need.

Course highlights include:
  • An overview of green footprints, sustainability, and the environmental effects of energy-efficient homes
  • Information on green renovation options, such as the use of renewable flooring, tubular skylights, xeriscaping, and more
  • Videos and Internet resources that provide details on programs, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH), and ENERGY STAR®
  • Details about green property requirements, as outlined by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Statistics on the cost-saving benefits of green remodeling efforts and energy-efficient technology and appliances
  • Tips for inexpensive, yet effective green makeovers that make homes more appealing to eco-conscious buyers
Purchase $29


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3 Hours
Infinite prospecting and advertising opportunities are available to real estate professionals through social media, blogging, property listing website, and email resources. Whether you’re an experienced Internet-savvy professional or have yet to create a Facebook profile, this course will help you gain an understanding of the legal, regulatory, ethical, and professional issues that should shape your online content and conduct.

This exciting new course features:
  • Resources to help you in developing your online presence through personal websites, blogs, social media profiles, email campaigns, etc.
  • Tech tips from Amy Chorew that will assist you in protecting your online image
  • Details on reducing legal, ethical, regulatory, and practical risk you face through your online real estate activities
  • Checklists with website best practices and email etiquette tips that can be used in your online marketing activities
  • A handout with tips on avoiding E&O insurance claims stemming from your online real estate activities
Purchase $29


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3 Hours
Electronic transactions and e-signatures can give you the competitive edge you need to attract new business, better serve existing clients, and improve your bottom line.

This course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how national and international laws define an electronic signature, how e-signature technology is currently being used by real estate professionals, and how you can use it in your day-to-day transactions. Additionally, this course looks at the use of e-mail to conduct negotiations and at several real-life case studies currently affecting how you do business.

Course highlights include:
  • A look at what it takes to make an e-mail a legally binding agreement, including a discussion of the “mirror image” rule
  • Tips for ensuring that your e-mail communications remain blunder free
  • A discussion of the pros and cons of e-mail disclaimers and how much protection they really provide users
  • A look at how e-signatures are becoming more and more commonplace in the real estate industry, with institutions like the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and mortgage giants like Freddie Mac accepting e-signatures and the National Association of REALTORS® partnering with DocuSign, an e-signature provider
  • A detailed discussion of several national and international e-signature laws, including the Electronic
  • Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and EU Directive 1999/93/EC
  • A review of several precedent-setting case studies and their influence on the use of electronic negotiations in the real estate industry
  • An examination of the financial and practical benefits of using e-signature technology
  • Tips for selecting an e-signature technology that fits your needs as a busy real estate agent
  • A description of the crucial security features and authentication methods to look for in an e-signature software
  • Tips for successfully integrating e-signature technology into your day-to-day business transactions
Purchase $29


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3 Hours
In a race, you don't finish unless you cross the finish line. A real estate transaction can be similar. All the hard work, the showings, the negotiations, the contracts, and the communications are all part of the race. The final step, finish line, comes at the closing. The signing of all the documents and transferring of ownership from one person to another comes at the finish line.

Course highlights include:
  • Details that will help you protect ownership rights and understand liens, encumbrances, and title insurance
  • A list of the four basic rights of owning and possessing property and explanations of how these rights impact property owners
  • Characteristics of a valid deed, and descriptions of grant deeds, warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, tax deeds, gift deeds, and deeds in lieu of foreclosure
  • Items included on a full title report, an ownership and encumbrance property report, a legal and vesting report, and a land title report
  • Details about items covered by the lender's title insurance policy and those covered by the borrower's policy
  • An explanation of the contents of the HUD-1 Settlement Statement
Purchase $29


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3 Hours
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) acquires thousands of homes every year through foreclosure on properties that had Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgages. This course explains the processes and procedures involved in listing and selling HUD homes, including how the properties are awarded to individual brokers for listing, how brokers and agents are compensated for these sales, and how they are listed and marketed.

Course Highlights
  • Overview of increased commission opportunities
  • Explanation of FHA financing, and the FHA foreclosure process
  • A summary of the roles created through HUD's Management and Marketing III program, and details regarding the duties associated with each role
  • A description of the documents involved in the sale of a HUD home
  • Rules outlining the advertisement of HUD homes
  • Details about the HUD home bidding process
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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.

Meets 3hrs of Mandatory Topics
Purchase $39


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3 Hours
This course describes agency relationships and the inherent conflicts of interest of each, followed by coverage of dual agency, agency policy and procedures for implementing, documenting and changing agency policy.

Meets 3hrs of Mandatory Topics
Purchase $39


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3 Hours
This course covers the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practices established by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Articles of the Code are supplemented with a definition of terms, examples of ethical and unethical practices, scenarios, and decision making exercises. Violations and sanctions are also addressed. THIS COURSE MEETS 3 of the MANDATORY 12 HOURS OF ETHICS.
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4 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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4 Hours
The financing of a home is as integral to real estate transactions as finding the home itself, and it is beneficial for you to have a clear understanding of the entire financing process. This course will help you to gain a better understanding of the changes the mortgage market has experienced over the years.

Highlights of this course include:
  • Details outlining the history and purpose of real estate financing
  • Explanation of the roles and regulations of FNMA, GNMA, FHLMC, FHA, and VA
  • Video outlining the rise and fall of the mortgage market and global economy
  • Information about HAFA and Making Home Affordable
  • Statistics from the Center for Responsible Lending and the Federal Reserve
  • Affordability Worksheet, to assist clients in calculating their maximum affordable purchase price
  • Homebuyer Do's and Don'ts flier with tips for your clients
  • Instructions on calculating LTV, front-end and back-end ratios, and monthly mortgage payments
  • Details and qualification requirements for several popular financing options
Purchase $39


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4 Hours
From the time your buyers sign their purchase agreements, to the time they finally get the keys to their new home, the mortgage process can be filled with anxiety, frustration, and uncertainty. Through your understanding of the process, you will be able to provide your clients with a road map through the maze.

Highlights of this course include:
  • Video outlining the mortgage process
  • Tips on helping your clients avoid predatory lending
  • Updated statistics from the Center for Responsible Lending
  • Current lender disclosure requirements
  • 2010 updates to 1003 loan application
  • Homebuyer Do's and Don'ts flier that agents can pass on to their clients
  • Tips on compiling and managing your short list of reputable lenders
  • Current loan documentation rules
  • Details regarding closing and closing documents
Purchase $39


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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.

Highlights of this course 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
Purchase $35


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3 Hours
The Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate provides a solid foundation for your understanding of commercial real estate. The course covers the need-to-know information on a broad range of commercial topics.

If you're an experienced residential licensee, a few of the fundamentals of commercial real estate will be familiar to you—the importance of location, for example. In many other regards, commercial differs sharply from residential real estate. You'll be working with executives, investors, and business owners in commercial real estate, individuals whose focus is squarely on the bottom line.

Equipped with the information and advice found in this course, you'll be well-prepared to grasp the more complex aspects of commercial real estate as you gain more experience in the industry.

Course highlights include:
  • Definitions of key terms and concepts that apply to commercial real estate.
  • A detailed explanation of how to identify and meet the various needs of your commercial real estate clients.
  • An analysis of the main differences between commercial and residential real estate sales.
  • An overview of the most common valuation methods for real estate and businesses.
  • Tips on gathering the demographic and location-related details that clients need to make well-informed decisions.
Purchase $35


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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
Purchase $35


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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
Purchase $32


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6 Hours
All of the various forms of residential real estate financing; including conventional, FHA, VA Loans, loan assumptions, purchase money mortgages, alternative financing are explained in this course. Also covers legislation relating to financing.
Purchase $59


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6 Hours
Presents methods and principles for pricing property. Covers pricing compared to appraisal, basic concepts of pricing property, principles of value, approaches to pricing property, and application of the market data and replacement cost methods.
Purchase $59


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6 Hours
Course covers types of tax benefits for homeowners and how to calculate the taxes that will impact the purchase of a home.
Purchase $59


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