2019 Destination CE

2017-18 Continuing Education Course Descriptions

Course 1: Wisconsin Listings Contracts

Course 1 focuses on the new WB-1 Residential Listing Contract Exclusive Right to Sell. Agency choices, including new language to describe the choices, will be reviewed. Updated delivery methods will be covered, including email as a form of delivery and how to add email to contracts where it does not already exist. Students will learn about the revised commission section in the new listing and additional ways in which a buyer can become a protected buyer. This course further reviews "as-is" sales and what they mean for the licensee and seller and also examines disclosures requirements when a licensee is also the seller. Topics also include cooperation with other licensee use of amendments, and marketing and advertising. 

Course 2: Wisconsin Offers to Purchase

Course 2 reviews the use of the WB-11 Residential Offer to Purchase and also discusses using the financing, closing of the buyer‚Äôs property and secondary offer contingencies. Course 2 also covers ‚Äúas-is‚ÄĚ sales and what they mean for the buyer and the licensee, and the course further examines pre- and post-closing occupancy agreements. Additionally, Course 2 provides instruction on fees that can affect the transaction such as the transfer fee, homeowner‚Äôs association fees and condominium fees. Further, this course reviews closing documents after TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) and examines the disclosure requirements when the buyer is a licensee. Other topics covered in this course include safety, scams and the insurability of a property.¬†

Course 3: Ethics and Best Practices

 Course 3 updates licensees with the most recent changes and developments in real estate law, practices and procedures. Course 3 examines changes to Wisconsin statutes, administrative code provisions and case law. The course further provides instruction on revised forms including state forms and WRA forms. Also, this course covers pending and proposed legislative and regulatory changes, forms revisions and other potential changes to licensing regulations. 

Course 4:  New Construction

Course 4 gives licensees an overview of the new construction process from negotiating the purchase to curing construction issues. This elective considers the role licensees play in negotiating the purchase of new construction for buyers, and it also provides instruction on public and private land use controls such as zoning and architectural approval boards that influence and control new construction. Elective A reviews the use of approved forms and which forms licensees should and should not be using through the new construction process. Furthermore, this elective explores the financial side of new construction including construction loans and lien law. Topics also include occupancy permits, inspections, basic construction information, insurance and the role of the title company. 


*2017-18 CE courses are approved for three Minnesota real estate CE and Wisconsin assessor CE. 

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