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McKissock Online Courses Get High Marks From Students! McKissock takes pride in it's online courses and it shows! Our 27 currently available Minnesota Real Estate Continuing Education courses have received 69,176 reviews for a rating of 4.43 out of 5.
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  • 7/1/13-6/30/14 Broker Only Required Module – Broker Supervisory Obligations

    (440 Ratings)
    1.00
    $9.95

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    This course is approved for 1 hour. Course Category: 2013/2014 Broker/General ModuleMN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Minnesota Agency Law and Fair Housing

    (859 Ratings)
    2.00
    $15.95

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    This course is designed to fulfill the Agency Law and Fair Housing requirement for real estate professionals in Minnesota. The course will focus on the rules and laws regarding agency relationships.

    Fulfills mandatory requirements: 1 hour of Agency Law and 1 hour of Fair Housing. The Pulse system design can only reflect how the course was taken; as a 2 hour course, it will reflect 2 hours for both categories. MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved.

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  • 7/1/2012 - 6/30/13 Required Module - Contracts and Minnesota Distressed Properties

    (68 Ratings)
    7.50
    $59.95

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    This course fulfills the 2012-2013 mandatory requirement.

    This course is approved for 7.5 hours. Course Category: 2012/2013 Broker/General Module. MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. This course can be repeated in a separate renewal period to receive general or elective CE credit.

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  • 7/1/13-6/30/14 Required Module – Risk Management

    (854 Ratings)
    7.50
    $59.95

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    Today’s complex real estate transactions are full of challenges and expose licensees to a number of high areas of risk. This course is designed to explore agency issues, disclosure requirements, negotiation issues, cancellation concerns, contracts and contingencies and will provide guidance on reducing risk liability exposure.

    This course is approved for 7.5 hours. Course Category: 2013/2014 Broker/General Module. MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved. This course can be repeated in a separate renewal period to receive general or elective CE credit.

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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1

    (7196 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible and contains audio/video components throughout. If you've ever thought about increasing your business by working with investor clients this course is for you! Whether the property is a small rental house or a big shopping center, there are specific skillsets, terminology and experience required to give these types of clients the reasonable skill and care that is to be expected of a real estate agent. Your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM will guide you through the process of evaluating an investment property. You will learn how to use an Investment Property Worksheet to calculate the cash flow, income tax savings, depreciation and rate of return for a rental property. In addition the instructor will coach you through a real world case study that involves assisting an investor who is interested in purchasing an investment property. The process will be simple and fun! The worksheet and information presented in this course will serve you throughout your entire real estate career.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 2

    (1278 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible and contains audio and video components throughout. Master the skills necessary to work successfully with real estate investors in this entertaining and enlightening course. You will build upon the basic knowledge you gained in How to Work with Real Estate Investors - Part 1. (Please note: It's not a requirement to have taken Part 1 first. This is a stand-alone course.) You'll laugh and learn as your instructor, Tom Lundstedt, CCIM, enthusiastically leads you through real world, rental property examples. When you've completed this course, you'll be able to comfortably "talk the talk" with your investor clients about such items as: cash flow, NOI, depreciation, rate of return, cap rate, cash on cash and much more. You'll be able to put to use five different methods to determine a rental property's value. This course will increase your confidence when working with investor clients and open your eyes to many new opportunities.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself During a Showing

    (6949 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    2.50
    $20.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. As a real estate agent, you are placed in a position of special trust. Your clients expect you to deliver the best skill and care as a part of your fiduciary duties. You counsel your clients on strategy, help them complete mounds of paperwork, and sometimes even advise them on home staging. With all of this going on, it's easy to forget about your clients' personal safety or the safety of their belongings. Your clients are counting on YOU to know the common risks associated with a real estate transaction and the best practices for minimizing those risks. This course is designed to highlight some of those things that you will want to consider while representing your client.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • A Day in the Life of a Buyer Agent

    (8233 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $25.95

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    The purchase of a property is often the single largest and most important purchase a person will make in their lifetime. With the proper care, and an eye toward professional conduct, the process of buying property can be tremendously beneficial for both buyer and you. Understanding the complexities of the buyer/licensee relationship will allow you to communicate effectively with your customer or client and provide you with the tools you need to make a successful sale. 

    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • National Marketing, Negotiations and Closing the Sale

    (3053 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course will focus on those tools necessary to successfully market, negotiate, and close the sale of a property. Participants will examine the components of a Competitive Market Analysis, as well as the factors that can cause the value and listing price of a property to be different. Students will also discuss the process of a transaction from offer to contract to closing, with special emphasis on the negotiation from initial offer to contract. In addition, students will also look at some of the issues that can arise between contract and closing, and what steps to take if the transaction comes apart at closing.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Basics of Green Building for Real Estate

    (3387 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    There are hundreds of controversial ideas being asserted by environmentalists, politicians, and other stakeholders about the subject of “green building;” therefore, it’s important that, as a real estate agent, you have a place at the table and possess working knowledge of the principles of green building.  You will have access to in-depth information on the principles and give an overview of recent activity across the United States regarding the green building movement and the ways in which consumers are responding to this relatively new market segment.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Liens, Taxes and Foreclosures

    (6782 Ratings)
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    3.00
    $25.95

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    Liens, taxes, and foreclosures are perhaps three of the most important components of the real estate market. This course will provide you with a comprehensive study of all aspects of liens, titles, and foreclosures, addressing all types of liens and their classifications. Your instructor will also discuss taxes and their importance in the real estate industry, in addition to foreclosures and how to delay and dispute them.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Common Mistakes Every Agent Should Avoid

    (1240 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    In the fast-paced world of real estate, many licensees get so caught up in their daily events that they forget to put a business plan in place, do their homework on their neighborhood, use the necessary forms, or take advantage of marketing opportunities. Making these mistakes and identifying their solutions is a valuable part of the learning process, and will better prepare you as a practicing licensee. Your instructor will guide you through the common mistakes made in the real estate industry and provide you with tips on how to avoid real estate pitfalls, whether you are a newbie or a seasoned, top-producing agent.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • The Power of Exchange: Discover the Value of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

    (5369 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    Did you know that 1031 tax deferred exchanges are currently on the rise nationwide? Though the downturn in the real estate market resulted in a significant drop-off, the market is now recovering and the demand for 1031 exchanges is stronger than ever. As a real estate agent, knowing the fundamentals of 1031 tax deferred exchanges will allow you to infiltrate this burgeoning market. Your instructor will cover both the IRS rules and guidelines on 1031 exchanges and will provide valuable information that will allow you to enhance your professional expertise in assisting investor clients who are seeking to benefit from capital gains tax deferral.



    This course contains audio and video.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know About FHA

    (3173 Ratings)
    4.00
    $35.95

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    FHA has insured more than 34 million properties since its inception, making it the largest insurer of mortgages in the world. Understanding the FHA’s requirements and protocols will equip you with the tools you need to provide satisfactory lending services for your clients. Your instructor will give you an in-depth look at FHA mortgage lending policies and familiarize you with the current regulations and how they apply to residential lending for various property types.


    This course is iPad compatible.



    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Preparing a Listing Agreement: An In-Depth Look

    (1151 Ratings)
    4.00
    $35.95

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    The difference between a good listing agreement and a lousy one has everything to do with your knowledge and preparation of the document. Being well-prepared and knowing how to distinguish between certain categories of agreements will not only yield a good listing agreement, it will give you confidence with a wide range of clients. Your instructor will provide you an in-depth look at the intricacies of listing agreements and will explore some case studies to help you better understand listing agreements as they are used throughout a real estate career.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Short Sales

    (5092 Ratings)
    2.50
    $20.95

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    The struggling economy has forced everyone in real estate to rethink their strategies and create viable financing options in order to assist homeowners. The majority of these options are managed between the bank and homeowner, but it is the short sale that you, as a real estate professional, can use in order to facilitate a home sale and perhaps help improve a struggling market. Your instructor will help you to understand the fundamentals of short sales and will provide you with insight into the ways you can work with banks and homeowners to mitigate losses while working in a declining market.

    This course is iPad compatible. 

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Simple Questions, Big Consequences: How to Avoid Fair Housing Violations as a Property Manager

    (829 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    As a practicing or potential property manager, you should familiarize yourself with fair housing laws in order to avoid possible liabilities or violations. These violations can often be expensive and can damage your reputation with clientele. Your instructor will cover the fair housing laws in the United States as pertaining to property management and will provide you with a detailed look at scenarios where you could find yourself in violation of fair housing laws. In addition, your instructor will also offer useful examples and suggestions for you to incorporate into your practice in an attempt to avoid fair housing claims.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Danger in Plain Sight: Understanding Lead Paint for Property Managers

    (694 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    Lead is a hazard that, as a practicing real estate professional, you will face at some point in your career. With all of the negative side effects of lead, it’s important for you to recognize the dangers that lead-based products pose in the properties you manage. Your instructor will provide you with basic knowledge of lead-based paint, which is required for residential property management, and will cover such topics as lead-based paint issues, an overview of the pre-2010 EPA rules and requirements, and the FTC Red Flag Rule for property managers.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • A New Look at Contract Law

    (510 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    The real estate contract is perhaps one of the least understood documents in the real estate market, and yet it is the contract that is used most often. For your clients, the purchase of a home is generally the most expensive and life-changing decision they will make. Therefore, whether you are new to the real estate market or an established expert, it is important that you understand the fundamentals of contract law in order to protect both your and your clients’ interests. Your instructor will provide you with a unique look at contracts, from the history to the evolution, from definitions to types, and from Purchase and Sale to Loan Assumption Addendum. 

    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Niche Marketing: Narrow Your Focus

    (3855 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    Many real estate agents operate in a certain specialty or "niche," and perhaps with a little thought, many more would take the time to discover the benefits of carving out a niche for themselves. When agents market themselves as experts in a certain aspects of the industry, it not only helps the agent, but the client/customer as well. Customers need to know who the most knowledgeable, experienced professional in the area is. If there is an agent who specializes in the topic the customer needs assistance with, it is good for the industry if that customer is made aware of that agent. Becoming the go-to person in a particular area of real estate can set you apart from your colleagues and be a very lucrative strategy. Your instructor will help you identify a niche that you may want to specialize in and coach you on how to market yourself as an expert in that niche.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Mortgages, Loans, and Laws - How They Help Your Client

    (1221 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    In today’s real estate market, the average buyer rarely has the wealth to purchase property without some form of financing. Typically, that financing is in the form of a mortgage. As a real estate agent, being knowledgeable about how real estate financing works will allow you to effectively advise potential clients on mortgage and loan options. Your instructor will provide you with an introductory explanation of real estate financing options, the financing process, and the laws and regulations that govern real estate financing transactions. 

    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Pocket Listings: Is this Trend for You?

    (2474 Ratings)
    2.00
    $15.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course will cover the what, why, and how of "pocket listings" (also known as "exclusive listings"). It will demonstrate how a pocket listing works in real life situations through case studies drawn from current real estate data. It will examine the legal issues involved in pocket listings, including the nature of contracts for pocket listings. In particular, it will cover the potential pitfalls of oral contracts. It will examine fair housing laws at the federal and state levels and how pocket listings may sometimes violate those laws. In the second part of the course, advantages and disadvantages of pocket listings for Sellers, Buyers, and real estate agents will be analyzed and evaluated in greater detail.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Craigslist Marketing: How to Effectively Use Craigslist and Avoid Scams

    (401 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    Did you know that Craigslist has over 1.5 million new postings EVERY DAY and over 40 million unique visitors per month? This high-traffic website has become one of the most innovative marketing tools for practicing real estate professionals, and has been promoted as a great resource for marketing listings and endorsing brokers. While there are a number of rewards to using Craigslist as a marketing tool, there are pitfalls and challenges to making it work for your practice. Your instructor will provide you with in-depth information on the ins and outs of Craigslist marketing and the website’s numerous benefits and dangers.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Demystifying Appraisals

    (673 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    Many people in the real estate industry often are tremendously confused when it comes to determining the appraiser’s role in a real estate transaction. For real estate professionals, appraisers are often seen as a roadblock because their opinion on the value of the property often determines whether or not a deal is closed. Your instructor will clear up some of the confusion that surrounds real estate appraisal by demonstrating how to work collaboratively with appraisers and by providing you with information on the steps you can take when you feel as though the assessment that the appraiser has made was flawed.

    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • The Ins and Outs of Property Management

    (1588 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $25.95

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    From disgruntled tenants to property damage, it’s certain that a property manager will take on a number of different challenges. Being knowledgeable about these issues will allow you to complete your daily duties as effectively as possible. Your instructor will guide you through the general topics that affect property managers by providing you with in-depth information on issues relating to property owners, tenant-centric topics, and the potential pitfalls when running a property management business.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • A Property Manager's War Chest of Tools for Conflict Resolution

    (1186 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    Have you ever heard the adage, “The best way to resolve conflicts is to avoid them”? In the real estate market, property management can present a number of conflicts, some of which are unavoidable. Your instructor will provide you with a “war chest” of the tools you need to be able to address conflict both inside and outside a property management company, and he will guide you through the process of dealing with clients and negotiating agreements. Additionally, in an effort to avoid conflicts that are based on cultural mistakes, your instructor will utilize conflict resolution strategies.


    This course is iPad compatible.

    MN requires seat time equivalent to the hours for which the course is approved

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  • Commercial Real Estate: From the Beginning

    (621 Ratings)
    4.00
    $35.95

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    The world of commercial investment real estate is large, varied, and rewarding. Though it can be a worthwhile path to pursue, there is additional knowledge and skill necessary if you want to expand your reach into this market segment. Your instructor will provide you with an overview of the different types of commercial properties and some of the calculations used in basic financial analysis. In addition, your instructor will introduce you to the valuation process and will teach you how to list and market a commercial property.  


    This course is iPad compatible.



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