- 3 Hour Code Law Safety Required course
- 3 Hour Code of Ethics
- 3 Hour Lead Paint Awareness
- 3 Hour Intro to Property Management and the Accidental Commercial Agent
- 2 Hour Legal Descriptions
- 2 Hour Civil Rights and Fair Housing
- 2 Hour Environmental Issues
- Free Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
MI CODE LAW SAFETY
3HR CE Renewal Course
This three-hour course is a review of the most recent code, law and safety changes in the Michigan construction industry. The first hour focuses on the 2015 Michigan Residential Code book and the latest changes. Next, the fundamental principles of contract law and the elements of a construction contract are explained. Finally, the last hour reviews OSHA regulations and the safety codes surrounding silica safety. This course satisfies the State of Michigan renewal requirement for residential builders and maintenance and alteration contractors.
- 2015 Michigan Code Book Basics
- MI Code Changes
- Chapters 1-11
- Skilled Trades Regulation Act
- Residential Contract Elements
- Optional Elements
- Damages Claims
- Michigan Labor Laws
- Employee Misclassification
- Introduction to Silica
- PEL Limits
- Employer Responsibilities
- Respiratory Protection
- Respiratory Protection
- Exposure Control Methods
Code of Ethics
Realtors should recognize that the interests of the nation and its citizens require the highest and best use of the land and the widest distribution of land ownership. They require the creation of adequate housing, the building of functioning cities, the development of productive industries and farms, and the preservation of a healthful environment.
Such interests impose obligations beyond those of ordinary commerce. They impose grave social responsibility and a patriotic duty to which Realtors should dedicate themselves, and for which they should be diligent in preparing themselves. Realtors, therefore, are zealous to maintain and improve the standards of their calling and share with their fellow Realtors a common responsibility for its integrity and honor.
This course outlines the standards of practice expected of licensed realtors and provides several case studies to illustrate those standards.
CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
Introduction and Preamble
Article 1 Duties to Clients and Customers
2. Agency Relationships
6. Due Diligence
3. Compensation and Commissions
4. Conflict of Interest
Articles 10-14 Duties to the Public
2. Professional Standards
3. Standards of Competence
4. Consultive Services
Articles 15-17 Duties to Realtors
5. Mediation and Arbitration
Business Ethics, NAR Code of Ethics and Pathways to Professionalism
1. History of NAR
2. Business Ethics
5. Arbitration Guidelines
1. Article 1
2. Article 12
3. Article 17
4. Commercial Cases
Lead Paint Awareness
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.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
• Understand the dangers inherent in lead paint, including the risks and difficulties involved in renovation projects that involve older structures.
• Summarize the EPA and HUD rules required of Certified Firms and Certified Renovators.
• Determine if lead-based paint affects your work, and how to educate owners and residents in target housing, or owners and adult representatives in child-occupied facilities about how the work will affect lead in their property, and how to plan the work so that it is lead safe.
• Outline the process of proper set up so that dust and debris created by the work do not contaminate the property and leave behind lead-contaminated dust.
• Describe how to effectively clean up dust generated by the work performed in the home or child-occupied facility; how Certified Renovators conduct a cleaning verification; and how to dispose of renovation waste.
Chapter 1. Lead Paint Concerns
1. Lead-based Paint
B. Health Risks
C. Exposure Pathways
D. Clearance Standards
Chapter 2. Regulation
1. The RRP Rule
A. Firm Certification
B. Individual Certification
2. HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule
A. Safe Practices
Chapter 3. Before Beginning Work
1. Educate Owners and Residents:
A. Renovate Right Pamphlets
C. Child-Occupied Facilities
D. Common Areas
2. Determining Lead Paint Presence
A. Test Kits
B. Other tests
C. Decision Logic Charts
Chapter 4. Containing Dust
1. What is Containment?
2. Interior Containment
D. Entry to a work area
3. Exterior Containment
A. Work Area
Chapter 5. During the Work
1. Prohibited Practices
2. Specialized Tools
A. HEPA vacuums
3. Personal Protection Equipment
4. Controlling the Dust
A. Vacuuming the dust
Chapter 6. Cleaning and Checking Your Work
1. Effective Cleanup
A. Top to Bottom
B. All Surfaces
C. Checking your work
2. Interior Requirements
A. Visual Inspection
B. Cleaning Verification
C. Dust Clearance Exam
3. Exterior Requirements
Chapter 7. Recordkeeping
1. On-the-job Records
C. Common Areas
D. Child-Occupied Facilities
2. Non-Certified Worker Training
3. Sample Reporting
1. EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Final Rule
2. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Requirements
3. Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools
4. Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right
5. Steps to LEAD SAFE Renovation, Repair and Painting
6. Hands-on Exercises
7. State and Local Regulations
8. Regulatory Status of Waste Generated by Contractors and Residents from Lead-based Paint Activities Conducted in Households
9. More Information
INTRO TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
AND THE ACCIDENTAL COMMERCIAL AGENT
Property Management. Are you ready to take the plunge into the world of property management? Perhaps you have been on the leasing side of the business and have been presented opportunities to manage the property you have leased, or your investor clients desperately require the skills of a property manager to handle their portfolio. Maybe you just see the cash flow potential of managing a property and want to get on board with this flow. Whatever the reason, this course will outline the property management business.
The Accidental Commercial Agent. As agents and brokers, we grow our business and knowledge in steps. Perhaps we start our career with a mentor or as an administrative member of an instructional team. Maybe we start with rentals, then work with buyers while moving up to sales until we gain the confidence and the clients to extend into the commercial realm. If this describes you, then this course is for you. It will provide the agent with a basic working knowledge of the commercial environment; the practices, customs and ethical considerations therein.
After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the services and expectations that the property manager provides the landlord and the tenant.
- Outline ethical considerations for the conduct and operation of a property management business.
- To provide the agent with a basic working knowledge with the types and terms commonly discussed and used in commercial real estate.
- To discuss and analyze ethical considerations in the commercial practice and how to incorporate these ethical considerations into a best practices doctrine and business model.
Property Manager Definition
Property Owner Services
Property Manager Role
Tenant and Owner Relations
Knowing the Owners
Ethical Considerations and Best Practices
THE ACCIDENTAL COMMERCIAL AGENT
Residential vs. Commercial
Commercial Entry Points
Leasing Terms and Types
Clauses in a Lease
Metes and Bounds
a. Metes and Bounds
b. Survey System
2. Metes and Bounds
2. Survey System
a. Principal Meridians
b. Base lines
c. Range lines
d. Township lines
3. Michigan Survey History
2. Practice Questions
2.Land Division Act
d. Exempt Split
3. Bonus Splits
Civil Rights and Fair Housing
It is important to realize Civil Rights and Fair Housing laws are very much a part of today’s real estate market. Throughout history in the United States laws have been written to create equality, and much progress has been made. Nonetheless, discrimination still pervades American culture, and it is incumbent on real estate professionals to understand the ramifications of discrimination, and how it plays out in the housing industry.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Understand the history behind and the connection between civil rights legislation and the Fair Housing Act.
- Recognize and apply the standards outlined by court decisions in Civil Rights and Fair Housing case law.
- Be able to integrate the rules and regulations pertaining to Fair Housing laws in the real estate industry.
1. Amelia Boynton Robinson
2. 1866 Civil Rights Act
3. 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act
2. Michigan Fair Housing
3. Michigan Civil Rights Act
1. Duty to Disclose Discrimination
3. Employer Guidelines
4. Immigration Reform and Control Act
1. CRA Court Cases
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.
1. Industrial Revolution
2. Energy Consumption
4. Environmental Revolution
6. Environmental Site Assessment
Substances and Environmental Risk
d. Petroleum Based Contaminants
e. Underground Storage Tanks
a. Farm Products
b. Heavy Metals
d. PCBs and PBBs
Brownfield Remediation TC
Federal and State Laws
3. Toxic Substance Control Act
4. Clean Air and Water Acts
5. Safe Drinking Water Act
7. Stigma and Value
Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and the construction industry. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.
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