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