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These sessions are a great way to stay on top of the current trends and, in some cases, earn continuing education (CE) credits.

Don't think of our 2018 convention as a "convention." Think of it as the cheapest deal in town if you want to earn CE credit, understand your legal risks and agents' liability, or learn the nuts and bolts of creating a real estate team. Legal Hotline lawyers will be onsite answering your questions too. We'd love to see you there!

There are several informative sessions taking place at the 2018 Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo., Aug. 8-9, in Orlando. These sessions are great way to stay on top of the current trends and, in some cases, earn continuing education (CE) credits. Be sure to take advantage of these courses! (Note: Some class schedules overlap, so prepare wisely.)

There's no additional charge for any of the education sessions listed below, including those that offer CE credit – they're included with the convention registration fee – $150 through July 6; $160 through July 30.

And don't forget that "Live from the Legal Hotline" will be there all day, giving you an opportunity to ask Florida Realtors attorneys questions face-to-face!

Legal education sessions at Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo

"Building a Successful Team" featuring Brad Korn

2:45-5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Learn how the ultimate management system can plug the holes in your business, so nothing gets missed throughout your business cycle. Anyone you work with will know what needs to be done, and everyone will save time and money.

"Q&A on Condos, CAMs & HOAs – All You Need to Know and More!" featuring Betsy Barbieux

2:45-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
What do Realtors need to know about selling in HOA and condo communities? The answer is "lots." Learn the differences between condominium and HOA ownership, management responsibilities, estoppel requests, governing documents, and owners' rights and obligations for maintenance and insurance. A Q&A session will follow.

"Core Law – Minimize Legal Risk" featuring Nishad Khan

2:45-5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Every real estate transaction is unique. Learn how to minimize your legal risk by knowing the correct disclosure forms to use, documenting all portions of a transaction, anticipating areas of liability, and not creating false expectations. (Qualifies for 3 hours core law credit)

"Tools of Property Management Success – Making Forms and Notices Work" featuring Harry Heist

2:45-5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Learn how to minimize your liability as a property manager. You'll find out how you can run a smooth property management business, stay in complete control and compliance, and properly use the most important tools – forms and notices. These forms and documents will help you work with owners and tenants in areas of accepting the account, application for lease and eviction notices. (3 hours CE credit)

"Code of Ethics: Our Promise to Professionalism" featuring Sylvia Golden Norris

8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
What does it mean to be a professional, and how do you help customers and other Realtors maintain those standards? This CE course helps you identify and take steps to eliminate practices that may damage the public or discredit or bring dishonor to the real estate profession. (3 hours CE credit)

Note: Realtors are required by NAR to complete Code of Ethics training every two years. The current two-year cycle began on Jan. 1, 2017 and ends on Dec. 31, 2018. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the suspension of your membership and subsequent termination. This class meets the NAR-mandated requirement for completion of the Code of Ethics training.

"Procuring Cause – Who Gets the Money" featuring Bruce Aydt

9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
So, who gets the commission? Understanding the concept of procuring cause will help you understand the myths and misconceptions about commission payment expectations in a variety of situations. This course explores customer and client relationships and how those different situations affect the resolution of commission disputes.

"FIRPTA Compliance and Foreign Nationals" featuring Joann Koontz

2:15-3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Whether you're working with buyers or sellers, FIRPTA can impact your transaction. Learn the rules, requirements, exceptions and exclusions to this tricky tax law and avoid issues as you head to the closing table.

Be sure to take advantage of these courses!

And don't forget "Live from the Legal Hotline"

Meet some of the lawyers who answer the phone on Florida Realtors Legal Hotline, a free member benefit. It's an opportunity to ask our association attorneys questions face-to-face, and it takes place all day.

Meredith Caruso is Manager of Member Legal Communications for Florida Realtors

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