Wisconsin Continuing Education Course: Course 4 - Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection

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Wisconsin CE:Course 4 - Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection

Course 4 - Wisconsin Real Estate Ethics and Consumer Protection

3.0 Total hours
0.0 Elective hours
3.0 Mandatory hours

The need to ethically serve your clients and customers is a requirement that’s so essential that it’s been woven into the very fabric of the Wisconsin Administrative Code and Wisconsin Statutes. But not every situation is clear-cut.

What if your seller client “forgets” about the fact he repainted the bedroom ceiling to cover up water stains and doesn’t disclose the information? What if you’ve got a bad cold when you walk through your new seller client’s home and don’t notice the slight-but-ever-so-distinct mildew smell in the basement? What if your client with an emotional service animal falls in love with a unit in a no-pets building? What if you’re working from your home office and notice that your computer’s been hacked—who do you call? (Hint: It’s not the ghostbusters!)

These are just some of the situations you could find yourself facing on any given day. This three-hour course helps you untangle the ethical ambiguities and provides you with a comprehensive review of property disclosure requirements, misrepresentation missteps, fair housing guidelines, and security protection measures.

Course highlights include:

  • Disclosure responsibilities related to material adverse facts and material facts
  • Property defects and the role of the home inspector, seller, buyer, and licensee
  • Third-party inspections and investigations
  • Avoiding misrepresentation in marketing materials
  • Differences between service animals and emotional support animals
  • State and federal laws regarding reasonable accommodations and modifications
  • Guidelines for creating a comprehensive data security policy
  • Interactive activities and scenarios to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context