COMPLETE Michigan Real Estate Continuing Education Package #1


18 credit hours | Online HD Video Courses | No Tests | Includes 6 hours of Legal Updates

  • 4 Hour Real Estate Contracts
  • 4 Hour Drones in Real Estate
  • 4 Hour Cultural Intelligence and Real Estate
  • 2 Hour Property Management
  • 2 Hour Environmental Issues
  • 2 Hour Water Rights
  • 0 Credit – 1.5 Hour Social Media Marketing Course – $39 Value Free!


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4-Hour Real Estate Contracts Course Description – Instructor: Timothy Sinclair

This class will explore contracts and forms related to real estate transactions. Special emphasis is placed on the required elements of a binding contract, agency relationships, disclosure requirements, addenda/contingencies, and closings. All the elements of a real estate transaction must be accurate, and properly executed for the contract to be binding. It is important for real estate professionals to have a working understanding of the contractual transaction in order to best serve their clients.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of basics of contract law and the elements of a contract
  • Be better equipped to serve buyers and sellers through an understanding of agency law
  • Examine purchase agreements, addendums, and aspects of financing
  • Have a working knowledge of necessary requirements to better serve your clients

Real Estate Contracts 

Lesson 1 Elements of a Binding Contract (29 minutes)

Types of Contracts
Essential Elements

Lesson 2 Elements of a Binding Contract cont. (17 minutes)

Plain Language
Performance and Discharge

Lesson 3 Representation Contracts Agreements (26 minutes)

Agency Relationships
Fiduciary Duties

Lesson 4 Representation Contracts Agreements cont. (21 minutes)

Listing Contracts
Required Items and Other Provisions

Lesson 5 Disclosure Issues (20 minutes)

Seller’s Property Disclosure
Material Facts

Lesson 6 Purchase Agreements (23 minutes)

Required Elements of a Purchase Agreement

Lesson 7 Counter Offers and Addenda (20 minutes)

Financing Addenda
Conventional Mortgage
FHA Mortgage
DVA Mortgage
Land Contracts

Lesson 8 Closing Costs (20 minutes)

Seller Contributions
Common Interest Community
Contingency Addenda

Lesson 9 Roundtable Discussions (30 minutes)

Supplemental Cases

4-Hour Drones in Real Estate Course Description – Instructor:  Greg MacMaster

Drones are the new tool companies are raving about for their marketing and personal use. There are many potential uses for drones in the real estate industry, but there are rules and regulations set in place that currently don’t allow them. So why should you care? Because you need to stay up to date with technology and ahead of the competition. This course is designed to familiarize business owners with the practical use of drone technology. The following topics will be discussed:

►Types of UAV/Drone Technology

 Federal Rules and Regulations associated with UAVs

► Cost of Drones (Pros and Cons)

► Drones in your Industry (overview)

► Acquiring Images

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Become knowledgeable about available technology and proper use of drones.
  • Learn the basics of aerial survey and mapping.
  • Explain the FAA application process for an FAA 333 Exemption.
  • Learn the benefits of UAV application in marketing and advertising.


Overview (20 Minutes)

1. Introduction
2. Types
3. Overhead Imagery

Types of Drones (25 Minutes)

1. Large Platform
2. Most Popular
3. First Person View
4. Considerations

Federal Rules and Regulations (15 Minutes)

1. Drone Act
2. FAA 333 Exemption
3. Minimum Requirements
4. FAA Recommendations

Costs (20 Minutes)

1. More FAA Recommendations
2. How Drones can Help
3. Realistic Costs of Drones

Industry Uses (20 Minutes)

1. Agriculture
2. Utility
3. GIS
4.  Construction
5. Excavation
6. Pros and Cons

Surveying and Mapping (25 Minutes)

1. New Technology
2. Real Estate
3. Architects
4. Construction
5. Surveying
6. Placement of Materials
7. Site Access

Measuring and Scanning (15 Minutes)

1. Measuring Stockpiles
2. Roof Inspections
3. Thermal/Infra-red

Marketing and Advertising (15 Minutes)

1. Real Estate
2. Resort and Hotel
3. Banners
4. Brand Awareness

Security (25 Minutes)

1. FCC Rules on Jamming
2. Airport and Port Security
3. Event Protection
4. Prisons
5. Infrastructure
6. Heat/Thermal/Infra-Red

Acquiring Imagery (40 Minutes)

1. Locations
2. Still vs. Video
3. Hazards
4. Lighting
5. Shadows and Color
6. Buyers

4-Hour Cultural Intelligence and Real Estate – Instructor:  Lola Audu


Course Description

Real Estate professionals across the United States increasingly operate within multi-cultural business environments which are strikingly diverse. The course is designed to equip licensees with an understanding of how to increase their Cultural Intelligence and leverage the unique benefits which can be obtained through being culturally proficient.

Students will also gain understanding of the role of Fair Housing and how awareness of the laws and REALTOR Code of Ethic are beneficial to enhancing Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and providing an exceptional level of service to people from a variety of backgrounds. This course will explore highlights of recent cases in the real estate and lending industries as they relate to Fair Housing.


What is Culture?

Why is an Understanding of Culture important for Real Estate professionals?

1. Multicultural Real Estate Market in the United States
2. Demographic and Economic Data

Defining Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

Culture as a Benefit and Culture as a Liability

Examining Different Types of Cultural Players – How to Avoid Mistakes Real Estate Professionals Make when Dealing with People who come form a Different Background or Culture

The Issue of Cultural Dissonance for Real Estate Professionals

1. Awareness of Cultural Heritage
2. Understanding Social, Economic, Political & Value Differences
3. Creating an atmosphere of Respect & Dignity
4. Definition of an Immigrant/International Transaction
5. Examples of Cultural Dissonance & Impact on Real Estate Transactions

a. Second Generation Immigrants – Culture, Language & Interpretation
b. Refugee Populations

Ethnocentricity & its Role in Cultural Development & Awareness

Benefits of developing a higher index of Cultural Intelligence

Hidden Bias and its effect on ‘Good People’

The Role of Unconscious Bias & Perception of People

Fair Housing – Protected Classes

2. Fair Housing and the Use of Human Models
3. ‘Dear Seller Letters’
4. Online Advertising & Fair Housing
5. Ethnicity vs. National Origin
6. Race & Color vs. National Origin
7. Mortgage Lending – Steering, High cost mortgages & the CFPB

The ‘Dissimilarity Index’

1. What is it?
2. How it impacts community, population growth & economy, and health

Institutionalized Cultural Discrimination in the United States

1. Jim Crow Laws – Discussion on the imbedding of racism w/in culture
2. Exploring Implicit Bias – IAT Test (Resource)

Benefits of CQ for Real Estate Professionals

1. Academic Study of Real Estate Professionals – International Real Estate

a. exploring the enhanced capacity of the Culturally Intelligent REALTOR
b. Multi-cultural Associations – NAR (Resources)

Global Awareness & how Cultural Intelligence can inform this process


Brief History of Fair Housing

The Nature of the Invisible Culture and its relationship to prejudice

Is water a civil right?

1. Case of Kennedy vs the City of Zainesville, Ohio
2. City of Flint – Lead drinking water crisis

Politics and Fair Housing

Social Media and Fair Housing

Disparate Impact – Issues around housing

1. Disparate Impact and Lending
2. How Disparate Impact affects community, population, economic growth, and health

Fair Housing and Sexual Harassment

Fair Housing and National Origin

Fair Housing and Familial Status

Fair Housing and Disability

Fair Housing, Gender & Gender Orientation

2-Hour Property Management Course Description – Instructor:  Gwyn Besner

Property management can be, and often is a legitimate part of a real estate business. Many brokerages find that incorporating property management into the business can bolster revenue during a down market. Laws that govern property management are, however, different from those that govern how to operate a real estate brokerage. This course will outline some of the most important aspects to keep in mind when considering expanding your business.

Gwyn Besner of The Acme Institute, is a respected and well known educator in Real Estate.  She leads this top quality online video course that walks you through the basic principles Property Management.


Property Management

Learning Objective: Understand rules and processes involved in real estate property management.

1. Leasehold Estates
2. Types of Leases
3. State Laws
4. Truth in Renting
5. Landlord/Tenant Relationship
6. Summary Procedures Act
7. Case Law
8. Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act

2-Hour Environmental Issues Course Description – Instructor:  Gwyn Besner

Human activity has been impacting the environment for thousands of years. Industrial, chemical, and energy related waste materials have had an exponential effect on the environment. It has only been in the last 50 years or so that environmental laws have been enacted to protect public health, safety and welfare, as well as preserving natural resources.  These and other issues have made environmental law more and more prevalent in real estate transactions and litigation, as opposing groups seek to contain and remediate costs associated with contaminated sites and similar issues.

Traditional renovation work can create significant dust-lead hazards if lead-based paint is disturbed. Contaminated dust generated by traditional renovation work can cause lead poisoning in children, pregnant women, healthy adults, and even pets. Practical changes in work practices can minimize and contain dust. The use of lead-safe work practices makes the job safer and reduces liability exposure. This course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification. You must complete an EPA accredited course for Certified Renovator Status.




1. Industrial Revolution
2. Energy Consumption
3. Synthetics
4. Environmental Revolution
6. Environmental Site Assessment

Substances and Environmental Risk

Lesson 1

a. Introduction
b. Lead
c. Mold

Lesson 2

a. Radon
b. Asbestos
c. Vermiculite
d. Petroleum Based Contaminants
e. Underground Storage Tanks

Lesson 3

a. Farm Products
b. Heavy Metals
c. Formaldehyde
d. PCBs and PBBs

Brownfield Remediation TC

1. Examples

Federal and State Laws 

3. Toxic Substance Control Act
4. Clean Air and Water Acts
5. Safe Drinking Water Act
7. Stigma and Value


Lead Paint Concerns

1.  Definition
2.  Health Risks
3.  Exposure Pathways
4.  Clearance Standards


1.  Firm Certification
2.  Individual Certification
3.  Standards
4. HUD Lead Safe Housing Rules

Before Beginning Work

1.  Educate Owners and Residents
2.  Determining Lead Paint Presence

Containing Dust 

1.  What is Containment?
2.  Interior Containment
3.  Exterior Containment

During the Work

1.  Prohibited Practices
2.  Specialized Tools
3.  Personal Protection Equipment
4.  Controlling the Dust

Cleaning and Checking Your Work

1.  Effective Cleanup
2.  Interior Requirements
3.  Exterior Requirements


1.  On-the-job Records
2.  Non-Certified Worker Training
3.  Sample Reporting


2-Hour Water Rights Course Description – Instructor:  Gwyn Besner

With the increased demand for water frontage and access to water, its value has increased dramatically, which in turn has led to many efforts to buy up water frontage and develop it for specific projects. That goal is often at odds with the desire of the local governments and the DEQ to preserve natural areas and to protect the public’s access to the state’s water resources. These and other issues have made water law and riparian rights more and more prevalent in real estate transactions and litigation as opposing groups seek to use or redefine riparian rights, ownership of waterfront property, access to water, flowage rights along rivers and streams, and similar issues.


Riparian Rights

1. Ownership
2. Types
3. Regulation and Scope
4. Public Access

Rights of Property Owners Along a Road

1. Dedicated access
2. Division of Submerged Land
3. Easements

Inland Lakes and Streams

1. Public Road Ends
2. Use of Navigable Waters
3. Dams and Flowage Rights
4. Selling Waterfront Property

Great Lakes, Oceans and Seas

1.  Keyhole or Funneling
2.  High Water Marks
3.  Glass vs. Goekel
4.  Beach Grooming

Judicial System

1. State
2. Federal

Ground Water and Septage

1. Lake Levels
2. Groundwater
3. Septic Systems

Questions and Answers


Social Media Marketing for Real Estate

Course Description

Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and real estate. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.

Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to [email protected] Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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