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McKissock Online Courses Get High Marks From Students! McKissock takes pride in it's online courses and it shows! Our 28 currently available Minnesota Real Estate Continuing Education courses have received 71,208 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

    (429 Ratings)
    Minnesota real estate new course.
    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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  • 7/1/2012 - 6/30/13 Required Module - Contracts and Minnesota Distressed Properties

    (88 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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  • Minnesota Agency Law and Fair Housing

    (879 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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  • 7/1/13-6/30/14 Required Module – Risk Management

    (846 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

    (5972 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

    (831 Ratings)
    Minnesota real estate new course.
    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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  • Listing Agreements

    (4712 Ratings)
    2.00
    $15.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. The listing agreement and the attached addenda is the contract between the brokerage and the seller. There are many important terms and conditions stated within this contract such as the commission rate, the length or duration of the listing, the consequences of a breach by the seller, the terms under which dual agency is handled, seller’s disclosures, cancellation of a listing, ownership of a listing, and other terms which are of extreme importance. We will explore the many intricacies of this agreement as well as some case studies to help you better understand listing agreements as they are used throughout your real estate career.

    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

    (3877 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.  Your instructor, Bob Fleck, will provide you with 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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  • National Marketing, Negotiations and Closing the Sale

    (2814 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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  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself During a Showing

    (6429 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

    (7762 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. Your instructor, Bob Fleck, will give you intimate knowledge of agency and fiduciary relationships, explore the process of selecting properties for purchase, and guide you through the procedure of constructing an offer. 


    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

    (7654 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    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. Your instructor, Richard McKissock, 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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  • The Power of Exchange: Discover the Value of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges

    (4954 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, Kennen Cohen, 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

    (3698 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, Alan Simmons, 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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  • Common Mistakes Every Agent Should Avoid

    (895 Ratings)
    Minnesota real estate new course.
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course serves as a guide for agents to learn about common mistakes made in the real estate industry and how to avoid falling into the pitfalls, whether a newbie, or a seasoned, top producing agent. 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, and take advantage of marketing opportunities. This course will cover all of that and more.

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

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  • Short Sales

    (5565 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, Richard McKissock, 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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  • Preparing a Listing Agreement: An In-Depth Look

    (1075 Ratings)
    4.00
    $35.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course provides an in-depth look at listing agreements. The listing agreement and the attached addenda is the contract between the brokerage and the seller. There are many important terms and conditions stated within this contract that the course covers, such as the commission rate, the length or duration of the listing, the consequences of a breach by the seller, the terms under which dual agency is handled, seller’s disclosures, cancellation of a listing, ownership of a listing, and other terms which are of extreme importance. In this course, you will explore the many intricacies of this agreement as well as some case studies to help you better understand listing agreements as they are used throughout a real estate career.

    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

    (770 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course covers the fair housing laws in the United States as pertaining to property management. The course begins with historical overview of prejudice and fair housing laws in the United States in order to give the student an appropriate understanding of the true intent of the current laws. The course continues with a detailed look at scenarios where a property manager could find themselves in violation of fair housing laws. The course finishes with useful examples and suggestions for the property manager to institute into their practice in an attempt to avoid fair housing claims.

    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

    (646 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course covers the basic knowledge of lead-based paint which is required for residential property management. This course begins with a general explanation of lead-based paint issues. It proceeds with an overview of the pre 2010 EPA requirements concerning lead-based paint in residential rentals. It also outlines the new EPA rule enacted in April 2010. The course concludes by switching gears and discussing the FTC Red Flag Rule for property managers.

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

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  • Niche Marketing: Narrow Your Focus

    (3533 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. 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. This real estate continuing education course is designed to help agents identify a niche that they may want to specialize in and to be able to market themselves as an expert so that all customers are receiving the best care possible by an experienced expert in the real estate industry.

    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

    (982 Ratings)
    Minnesota real estate new course.
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. The course is designed to provide an introductory explanation of real estate financing options, the financing process, and the laws and regulations that govern real estate financing transactions. Upon completion, students will understand how real estate financing works and will be better suited to advise home buyers about real estate financing.

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

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  • A New Look at Contract Law

    (382 Ratings)
    Minnesota real estate new course.
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course provides a unique look at contracts, from the history to the evolution, from definitions to types, and from Purchase and Sale to Loan Assumption Addendum.

    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?

    (2393 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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  • Demystifying Appraisals

    (482 Ratings)
    Minnesota real estate new course.
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Perhaps the most frustrating and misunderstood aspect of the real estate transaction for an agent is the appraisal. Appraisers are often seen as a roadblock in the process of closing a deal because so much depends on their opinion of value. This course is designed to clear up some of the confusion that surrounds the real estate appraisal by showing agents how to better work with appraisers and the steps that can be taken when the agent feels that the appraisal is flawed.

    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

    (1526 Ratings)
    Top 5 Most Popular
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course covers general topics that affect property managers. The course is divided into three sections, the first section deals with issues relating to owners. The middle section covers tenant-centric topics. While the third and last section covers topics relating to running a property management business.

    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

    (309 Ratings)
    Minnesota real estate new course.
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. Craigslist can be a powerful marketing tool for any real estate agent, but if proper precautions are not taken, the agent AND the client could easily become victims of a scam. This course is designed to help agents navigate through the world of Craigslist and enjoy all the benefits while avoiding the dangers.

    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

    (1169 Ratings)
    3.00
    $25.95

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    This course is iPad compatible. This course examines the different tools a property manager need to use to be able to address conflict both inside the property management company, dealing with clients and customers, and negotiating outside disagreements. This course uses conflict resolution to give a base understanding of different cultures in an effort to avoid conflicts that are based on cultural mistakes. The course also gives an example of an inter-office conflict resolution program.

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

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  • Commercial Real Estate: From the Beginning

    (536 Ratings)
    Minnesota real estate new course.
    4.00
    $35.95

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    This course is iPad compatible.  Commercial real estate can be an interesting and lucrative path in the real estate profession, but it’s not for everyone. There is additional knowledge and skillset necessary for those who would like to expand their reach in the industry by going into commercial real estate. This course starts off with a basic overview of the different types of commercial properties and some of the calculations used in basic financial analysis. It builds into introducing the valuation process and return on investment before going into how to list and market a commercial property.

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

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