Vermont Continuing Education Course: 2018-2020 Mandatory Course

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Vermont CE:2018-2020 Mandatory Course

2018-2020 Mandatory Course

4.0 Total hours
0.0 Elective hours
4.0 Mandatory hours

In an ever-evolving industry, it’s crucial that you stay up to date on the laws and rules impacting real estate practice so you can best serve consumers and avoid non-compliance-related issues that could impact your license.

This four-hour mandatory course provides you with a detailed overview of multiple topics. For example, do you need a back-to-basics refresher on buyer and seller representation? Do you recall everything you need to know about time of sale considerations, including the required disclosures?  With the state’s protective stance toward land use and property rights, do you understand the highlights related to stormwater, zoning, and the Vermont Shoreland Protection Act? You’ll learn that and more—including professional practice-related topics, case studies, and legislative updates to help you keep your skills sharp.

Course highlights include:

  • The requirements for brokerage service agreements
  • A review of designated agency firms vs. non-designated agency firms
  • Handling conflicts of interest
  • Managing multiple offers
  • An analysis of the duty to provide the mandatory consumer disclosure
  • A look at the lead-based paint disclosure
  • A discussion of Act 250, including the background and its applicability
  • An overview of subdivisions and jurisdictional triggers
  • A look at permits, the 10 Criteria, and district commissions
  • A review of zoning and municipal land use regulation, including bylaws, variances, penalties and enforcement
  • An overview of administrative rule changes affecting allowed business models
  • A review of advertising rules, including sign usage
  • Requirements for permits related to stormwater and shoreland development
  • What constitutes violations in terms of zoning requirements
  • The legal way to advertise, including signs
  • A broad review of material fact disclosure and property defects
  • Activities and examples to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context