Protecting Clients and Their Property

Protecting Clients and Their Property


Course Credit Hrs.
Protecting Clients and Their Property 1.00
You have a responsibility to protect buyers, sellers, and listed property.
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  • You have a fundamental responsibility to take steps that will secure listed property and  protect buyers and sellers. Of necessity, houses are exposed to the general public when offered for sale, which could involve hazards to the property or to the people inspecting it.
    This course discusses how you can help sellers protect themselves and their property, and how to advise buyers about environmental and personal safety issues.
  • This course will help real estate licensees better serve their clients by understanding potential threats to client safety and property, and measures that can prevent harm to clients and damage or loss of property.

    Section 1: Property Safety
    Chapter 1: Protecting Real and Personal Property
    Chapter 2: Open House Security
    Chapter 3: Protecting Vacant Listings

    Section 2: Protecting Sellers
    Chapter 1: Counseling Sellers on Protecting Themselves
    Chapter 2: Protecting the Sellers from Liability
    Chapter 3: The Obligation to Disclose
    Chapter 4: Reducing Risk for Owners and Property Managers

    Section 3: Buyer Safety
    Chapter 1: Precautions During Showings
    Chapter 2: Car Safety
    Chapter 3: Protecting your Buyers
    Chapter 4: Keeping Client Data Secure
  • Subject Matter Expert:
    Ruth Tice

    Ruth Tice's experience working as a real estate agent in a large metropolitan area since 1986, has given her a first-hand perspective on the importance of safety in everyday real estate practices, especially in today's rapidly changing environment. Ruth has been a real estate trainer for many years, and has been nationally recognized for her outstanding quality client service. 

    Instructor: Jim Tice
    Jim Tice entered the real estate business in 1977 and trains and coaches new and experienced agents. He is certified as an online instructor by the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC). You can contact Jim at


According to MN Statute 45.30 (c), “A Licensee must not receive credit for more than eight hours of continuing education in one day.” The date you receive credit for our courses is the date you complete the final exam, according to Central Standard Time. It is your responsibility to keep track of how many credits you have earned each day.

Continuing Ed Express will submit your MN real estate continuing education course completions to the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce through Pulse Portal. Please enter your correct MN real estate license number at the end of each course in order to avoid delays in reporting. Visit to review your CE course completion history. 

Visit the Minnesota Department of Commerce website for information about continuing education requirements.

Need to get your real estate license? See our Minnesota Pre-License information.

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