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Company policies are essential to mitigate risk and limit liability. This course provides a checklist of items that should be included in a policy manual and introduces options for each component. From federal mandates, state regulations and Code of Ethics compliance to employment laws, data security, and brokerage policy options, you’ll come away with a clear understanding of what should be addressed.
Discuss why standardized policies and procedures are necessary to a real estate brokerage.
List the items that should be included and addressed in a typical policies manual.
Provide an overview of federal employment laws and list the components that should be addressed in an employee handbook.
Describe the variety of risks associated with data collection and storage as well as the risks associated with social media activity.
Describe non-discrimination policies that should be instituted to address the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act, the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and state and local laws prohibiting discrimination.
List six federal policies that are essential to a brokerage policy manual (Fair Housing, Code of Ethics, Do Not Call, CAN-SPAM, Sherman Antitrust and IRS exemptions).
Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate brokerage policies.
Enumerate state license law regulations that should be included in a policy manual.
Identify other brokerage policy options that should be considered and addressed to reduce risk.
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You will have access to your course for 12 months from the date of purchase. After one year, the course will expire. No extensions will be given after the course expires; if you do not complete the course during the 12-month timeframe, you will need to repurchase it at full price and start again at the beginning.