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Education: Blitz Week – 2024

SPAAR - 02/19/2024

Call it a BLITZ!  Call it a RALLY!  Call it an EXTRAVAGANZA!  Whatever you call it, there are five days of continuing education courses scheduled at SPAAR to help you call it DONE!

Mark your calendars, the Blitz is Back! April 29 through May 3, 2024...
Looking for an opportunity to get all 15 hours of license education done in 2 days? Each day offers 7.5 hours of CE approved classes to help meet your MN Real Estate License education requirements before the June deadline.

Choose from five scheduled days to fit your needs:

  • If you need 7.5 hours and it needs to include the required module... choose April 29th, May 1st, or May 3rd.
  • If you need 7.5 hours of anything and no required module... choose April 30th or May 2nd.
  • If you need all 15 hours... choose two days that fit your needs and schedule!

Class Schedule Options:

$40/day for SPAAR Members or $75/day for non-members
*Lunch is catered each day; You are free to bring your own lunch or leave for lunch to meet any dietary restrictions.

 

7.5 hr CE Blitz - April 29, 2024
8:30 AM --- 23/24 Required Module: Fair Housing, Agency Law, & Legal Update (3.75 CE)
12:15 PM --- Lunch provided by SPAAR
1:00 PM --- The Basics of Digital Marketing & Advertising in Real Estate (3.75 CE)

Register for April 29, 2024

7.5 hr CE Blitz - April 30, 2024
8:30 AM --- The New NORML: Marijuana and Real Estate (3.75 CE) - provided by MN Realty School
12:15 PM --- Lunch provided by SPAAR
1:00 PM --- Seller & Licensee Disclosure Requirements (3.75 CE) - provided by SPAAR

Register for April 30, 2024

7.5 hr CE Blitz - May 1, 2024
8:30 AM --- NAR Code of Ethics (3.75 CE) - provided by MN Realty School
12:15 PM --- Lunch provided by SPAAR
1:00 PM --- 23/24 Required Module: Fair Housing, Agency Law, & Legal Update (3.75 CE) - provided by MN Realty School

Register for May 1, 2024

7.5 hr CE Blitz - May 2, 2024
8:30 AM --- How Big Is It? (3.75 CE)
12:15 PM --- Lunch provided by SPAAR
1:00 PM --- Forms & Contracts (3.75 CE)

Register for May 2, 2024

7.5 hr CE Blitz - May 3, 2024
8:30 AM --- 23/24 Required Module: Fair Housing, Agency Law, & Legal Update (3.75 CE) - provided by MN Realty School
12:15 PM --- Lunch provided by SPAAR
1:00 PM --- NAR Code of Ethics (3.75 CE) - provided by MN Realty School

Register for May 3, 2024

 

Class Descriptions

23/24 Required Module: Fair Housing, Agency Law, & Legal Update (3.75 hours)
April 29th course provided by SPAAR; Instructor: John Anderson
May 1st & 3rd courses provided by MN Realty School.

  • This Module Satisfies the 1-Hour Fair Housing, 1-hour MN 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.

Code of Ethics (3.75 hours)
Course provided by MN Realty School

  • This 3.75-hour class will expose the attendees to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics establishes the foundation on how REALTORS® are to operate as professionals in the Real Estate Industry. The 17 Articles of the Code of Ethics defines a higher standard of professionalism and behavior in three categories: Duties to Customers and Clients, Duties to the Public, and Duties to other REALTORS®. Members agree to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the Standards of Practice for each of the 17 Articles and are subject to be sanctioned if found to be in violation of any article.

How Big Is It? (3.75 hours)
Course provided by SPAAR; Instructor: Zoe Liston

  • Join instructor, Zoe Liston, for an in-depth instruction on why real estate agents need to measure homes and how to do it. This class covers different floor plans, all the tools needed to do the job, and the definitions you need to understand. Discussion of things that can trip you up like overhangs, bay windows, decorative features, etc. This is a very practical class that will give you expertise on measuring.

Forms & Contracts (3.75 hours)
Course provided by SPAAR; Instructor: Tricia Hase

  • Students will increase their knowledge of forms pertaining to listing homes for sale, purchase agreements, some forms that are used often & some forms that are not used often. We will also discuss new forms for 2023 and best-use practices with a deeper dive into explaining the forms so everyone has a better understanding of the form & presentation to sellers and buyers.

Seller & Licensee Disclosure Requirements: (3.75 hours)
Course provided by SPAAR; Instructor: John Anderson

  • This course will provide in depth details on numerous real estate licensee disclosure requirements, including the proper disclosures required by sellers. Students will review the liability sellers can incur for non-compliance, special disclosure forms, and general considerations.

The Basics of Digital Marketing & Advertising in Real Estate (3.75 hours)
Course provided by SPAAR; Instructor: Luke Fleck

  • This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the dynamic landscape of digital marketing and advertising within the real estate industry. Participants will have acquired the basic knowledge and practical skills needed to implement digital marketing and advertising strategies in the real estate industry to better assist and educate consumers.

The New NORML: Marijuana and Real Estate (3.75 hours)
Course provided by MN Realty School

  • By attending this 3.75-hour course, real estate licensees will learn about the new laws in Minnesota surrounding the legalization of marijuana and the impact it may have on real property. Landlords of property will need to be aware of the ability to allow or restrain tenants from smoking, vaping any kind of products. With the legalization of marijuana, a tenant might assume they can grow and use marijuana in the rental unit and that may be at odds with other tenants and/or the owners. Showing a property and stumbling across a “pot farm” in the past has caused police calls and complaints. Today, there may be a legal reason why the house is being used a “grow-house”. Agents will need to understand the laws impacting this marijuana and explain to consumers in a correct, understandable manner.

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