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Summary of Course Topics

  • Code of Ethics and Professional Standards: Seminars and updates on ethics, arbitration, mediation, and hearing procedures.
  • Leadership Training:  Topic deals with various aspects of association leadership, including preparing to be a leader, duties and responsibilities, leadership challenges.  In conjunction with Dynamic Directions leadership training and NAR's Leadership 200 and Leadership 300 courses.
  • Seller Agency: SRS Designation Courses focusing on effective advocacy for representation of sellers. A Co-Author of the Designation Courses and Co-Founder of SRS Council, LLP.
  • Social Media, The Code and The Law:  Topic deals with how social media resources like Facebook and Twitter are impacted by the Code of Ethics and the law.
  • Short Sales:  Qualified to teach NAR's Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) Certification.
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Everyday Practice: Topic is a case study based course on practical issues that can cause ethical dilemmas for the agent. Includes perspectives from a legal point, industry code of ethics point and general business ethics point. Can be written to comply with NAR ethics requirement.
  • Mediation Training: This topic can be taught in several formats. For general membership and board leadership, a general mediation seminar of approximately 3 hours introduces the topic and reveals the benefits of this win-win alternative. For those desiring to become mediators, a two day seminar is ideal. If the association cannot schedule a two day format, a one day format is also available that starts new mediators on the road to becoming successful mediators.
  • Procuring Cause and Agency: Topic is primarily based in case studies about the effects of agency and buyer agency on compensation and procuring cause disputes.
  • Risk Reduction: Broker and agent liability, including fraud, misrepresentation, negligence and tools to reduce broker and agent liability.
  • Environmental Issues: Lead based paint, mold, toxic waste, radon, EMF’s and asbestos.
  • Fair Housing & Antitrust: Topic covers both matters of conduct such as equal treatment and steering as well as fair housing advertising issues. In addition, there is a review of federal antitrust statutes and effects on the real estate agent’s daily practice.

  • Legal Issues for Buyer Representatives: This course deals with reasons for being a buyer rep, clients you must represent and those you don't want to represent, duties of a buyer rep and elements of a good buyer agency agreement.
  • Agency: Buyer, Seller, Dual and Non-agency: Examines the myriad of agency issues and non-agency issues in today’s real estate world.
  • Legal Issues in Selling New Construction: Topic examines various legal issues in new construction and contrasts the practice of the sale of existing housing with new construction.
  • Contracts: Topic examines legal contract issues and practice pointers to assist agents in completing and maintaining adequate contracts for clients. Customized for local areas.
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR): Qualified to teach ABR designation course, Relocation Representation and New Home Construction Sales.
  • GRI Courses: Bruce is a member of the GRI faculty in several states and teaches many of these topics in a GRI format.
  • CRB Course:  Bruce is qualified to teach the CRB Risk Management course.
  • REALTOR® Leadership Program:  Bruce is a qualified instructor for NAR's REALTOR® Leadership Program, Courses 200 and 300.

Bruce H. Aydt,
St. Louis, MO
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Missouri