Michigan Salesperson Pre-license


40 Hour Course

Course ID: 490-3040

Approved By: Michigan LARA

4.4 249 Reviews

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This 40-hour pre-licensing course will prepare you for the Michigan Real Estate Salesperson exam! In the course, we’ll cover a lot of principles and practices that you’ll need as a real estate licensee.

Our courses are set up so that you cannot fail! You can keep working on the course as long as you need to learn the fundamental concepts of real estate.

We’ll begin with the basic principles that licensees need to know to perform as agents, including ethics, antitrust laws, and agency relationships. We’ll talk about the fair housing laws that licensees need to know and abide by, and we’ll practice some real estate math for use during transactions.

You’ll learn about the legal descriptions of property, as well as the finer points of ownership and property values. We’ll talk about some basic contract law, the different types of tenancies, and how titles and deeds are transferred.

When we get to financing, we’ll learn about the different kinds of loans that are available to buyers, as well as the mortgage disclosures required by federal law.

We’ll look specifically at the concepts that apply to condos, as well as to landlord/tenant law.

Environmental issues will be addresses before we move onto Michigan-specific issues including licensing and disclosure regulations. The course ends with a final exam to help prepare you for the licensing exam.

    • Real Estate Practice (2 hours) [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. General Ethics
      • 03. Brokers, Salespeople & The Agency Relationship (Video)
      • 04. Brokers, Salespeople & the Agency Relationship
      • 05. Antitrust Laws and Advertising (Video)
      • 06. Antitrust Laws and Advertising
      • 07. Commissions, Fees, and Trust Accounts (Video)
      • 08. Commissions, Fees, and Trust Accounts
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Michigan Specific Considerations (Video)
        • 10. Michigan Specific Considerations
        • 11. Conclusion (video)
    • Fair Housing Laws (3 hours) [16 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Introduction to Fair Housing
      • 03. History of Fair Housing (Video)
      • 04. History of Fair Housing
      • 05. Impact of Fair Housing on the Real Estate Professional (video)
      • 06. Impact of Fair Housing on the Real Estate Professional
      • 07. Overview of Fair Housing (Video)
      • 08. Overview of Fair Housing
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Other Civil Rights Laws & Orders (video)
        • 10. Other Civil Rights Laws & Orders
        • 11. Presidential Executive Orders (video)
        • 12. Presidential Executive Orders
        • 13. Michigan's Fair Housing Laws (video)
        • 14. Michigan's Fair Housing Laws
        • 15. Looking to the Future (video)
        • 16. Conclusion (video)
    • Principal/Agent Relationship (4 hours) [13 Activities]
      • 01. Lesson Introduction (video)
      • 02. Introduction to the Principal/Agent Concept
      • 03. Parties to an agency agreement (video)
      • 04. Parties to an agency agreement
      • 05. Types of Agency Authority (video)
      • 06. Types of Agency Authority
      • 07. Responsibilities of the Parties (video)
      • 08. Responsibilities of the Parties
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Agency in the Real Estate Industry (video)
        • 10. Agency in the Real Estate Industry
        • 11. Michigan Specific Considerations (video)
        • 12. Michigan Specific Considerations
        • 13. Principal/Agent Conclusion (video)
    • Real Estate Math (3 hour) [15 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. General Math
      • 03. Assessment (Video)
      • 04. Assessment
      • 05. Property Value (Video)
      • 06. Property Value
      • 07. Taxes & Fees (Video)
      • 08. Taxes & Fees
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Sales and Commissions (Video)
        • 10. Sales and Commissions
        • 11. Loans & Mortgages (Video)
        • 12. Loans & Mortgages
        • 13. Interest & Loan Cost (Video)
        • 14. Interest & Loan Cost
        • 15. Conclusion (Video)
    • Legal Descriptions (1 hour) [7 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Units of Measure
      • 03. Legal Descriptions in Michigan
      • 04. Types of Descriptions, I
      • 05. Types of Descriptions, II
      • 06. Michigan's Land Description System
      • 07. Terminology
    • Property Ownership (2 hour) [8 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (video)
      • 02. Property Classifications
      • 03. Characteristics of Land
      • 04. Ownership (Video)
      • 05. Ownership
      • 06. Encumbrances (Video)
      • 07. Encumbrances
      • 08. Conclusion
    • Contracts (3 hours) [12 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (video)
      • 02. Contract Validity
      • 03. Fundamentals of Contract Law (Video)
      • 04. Fundamentals of Contract Law, I
      • 05. Elements of Contract Law (Video)
      • 06. Elements of Contract Law
      • 07. Fundamentals of Contract Law, II (Video)
      • 08. Fundamentals of Contract Law, II
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Principles of Contract Interpretation
        • 10. Contracts in General
        • 11. Michigan Real Estate Contracts (Video)
        • 12. Michigan Real Estate Contracts
  • Topic 8
    • Property Valuation (2 hours) [9 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Value
      • 03. Methods of Estimating Property Value (Video)
      • 04. Methods of Estimating Property Value
      • 05. Comparative Market Analysis (Video)
      • 06. Comparative Market Analysis
      • 07. When is Appraisal by a Certified Appraiser Required? (Video)
      • 08. When is Appraisal by a Certified Appraiser Required?
      • 09. Conclusion (Video)
    • The Estate Concept (1 hour) [7 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. The Estate Concept
      • 03. Tenancies of Title (video)
      • 04. Tenancies of Title
      • 05. Michigan Specific Considerations (Video)
      • 06. Michigan Specific Considerations
      • 07. Conclusion (Video)
    • Titles & Deeds (2 hours) [14 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (video)
      • 02. Titles, I
      • 03. Nonpossessory Interest in Land (Video)
      • 04. Titles, II
      • 05. Clouded Titles and Title Insurance (Video)
      • 06. Titles, III
      • 07. Transfer of Title (Video)
      • 08. Titles, IV
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Deeds (Video)
        • 10. Deeds
        • 11. Michigan Specific Considerations (Video)
        • 12. Michigan Specific Considerations
        • 13. Michigan Specific Considerations, II
        • 14. Conclusion (Video)
    • Real Estate Financing (3 hours) [14 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. General Concepts
      • 03. Loans (Video)
      • 04. Loans
      • 05. Loans, II (Video)
      • 06. Loans, II
      • 07. Loans, III (Video)
      • 08. Loan Application Process
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. 1031 Exchanges (Video)
        • 10. 1031 Exchanges
        • 11. Financing and Credit Laws (Video)
        • 12. Financing and Credit Laws
        • 13. Michigan Specific Considerations
        • 14. Financing Conclusion (Video)
    • Integrated Mortgage Disclosures (1 Hour) [6 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Integrated Mortgage Disclosures
      • 03. Rules of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures
      • 04. Rules of Integrated Mortgage Disclosures - Part 2
      • 05. Additional Disclosures
      • 06. Conclusion (Video)
  • Topic 13
    • Mortgage Clauses & Conditions; Truth in Lending (1 hour) [6 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
      • 03. Mortgage Insurance (Video)
      • 04. Mortgage Laws (Video)
      • 05. Mortgage Laws
      • 06. Conclusion (Video)
    • Condo Concepts & Laws (1 hour) [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Definitions
      • 03. Creation of the Condominium (Video)
      • 04. Creation of the Condominium
      • 05. Conclusion (Video)
    • Landlord/Tenant Statutes (2 hours) [4 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Creating and Terminating Tenancies
      • 03. The Security Deposit
      • 04. Eviction Proceedings
    • Environmental Issues (3 hours) [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction (Video)
      • 02. Environmental Protection Policies and Law (Video)
      • 03. Common, Federal & Michigan Laws
      • 04. Pollution and Waste Categories
      • 05. NREPA Part 201 (Video)
      • 06. NREPA Part 201
      • 07. Sellers, Buyers & Environmental Hazards (Video)
      • 08. Sellers, Buyers & Environmental Hazards
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Other Issues (Video)
        • 10. Other Issues
        • 11. Conclusion (Video)
    • MI Specific Issues (6 hours) [13 Activities]
      • 01. Course Teaching Methods and Outcomes
      • 02. General Course Definitions
      • 03. Duties and Powers of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the State Board of Real
      • 04. Licensing
      • 05. Statutory Requirements Governing the Activities of Licensees: Advertising, Commissions, Disclosures
      • 06. Statutory Requirements Governing the Activities of Licensees: Handling of Contracts, Documents, List
      • 07. Statutory Requirements Governing the Activities of Licensees: Monies, Branch Office, Records, Induce
      • 08. No Disclosure Duty Attached
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Contractual Relationships
        • 10. Additional State Topics
        • 11. Property Condition and Disclosures
        • 12. Real Estate Owned (REO)
        • 13. Specialty Areas
    • Real Estate Final Exam (115 questions)
    • Mandatory LARA Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio

sheri wytcherley real estate atyourpaceonline
Sheri has been an online instructor for AYPO's Real Estate education classes for over 5 years and is a licensed real estate instructor across the United States.

Growing up in a military family, Sheri became very patriotic, developed an adventurous spirit, and grew passionate about helping people.

In 2005 Sheri became a principal broker and opened Oregon Ranch & Home Real Estate in order to better serve her clients. She received the honor of being ranked #5 in Southern Oregon for dollar volume sold for 2008, during one of the most challenging years the market has seen in decades.

"Common sense, integrity, and a quick wit. These are qualities I admire".

Course Reviews

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August 18th, 2019
Great course. Wish it has practice tests that could be taken before the final exam.

August 5th, 2019
Overall easy to understand and follow. Spelling errors start popping up around the second half of the course but they don't take away from the lesson.

August 4th, 2019
The course is thorough and setup to make certain you recieve a great over view.

July 7th, 2019
It was a great online course. Not to lengthy with unnecessary items and not to short. But the course touched on all the key areas.

June 29th, 2019
This course is full of valuable information and the website is easy to navigate.

June 17th, 2019
This was very informative. I loved that I could continue at my own pace and go back as needed. The test at the end was also very helpful.

May 30th, 2019
Thank you so much for the videos and the easy to use site!

May 22nd, 2019
This is a very informative course, and I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to obtain a real estate license.

May 12th, 2019
Solid Information and I enjoyed the self paced timing.

April 19th, 2019
Great course, will recommend.

April 16th, 2019
Very informational and informative!

March 10th, 2019
Very helpful and informational. Great to be able to work at your own pace and go back to look at things.

February 22nd, 2019
solid course, very informative

January 25th, 2019
I like the course, I was able to work at my own pace, times I had available to me. I feel I have good understanding of Michigan real estate codes / laws to pass the test. Jeffery P.

January 20th, 2019
The information was very understandable and delivered well. I liked the balance between video and text.

December 10th, 2018
I thought everything was amazing and I'm glad I was able to do everything at my own speed.

October 25th, 2018
Great Course

October 25th, 2018
It is very informational. However, I think more quizzes should be implemented. Also, breaking up sections more would be less mentally taxing.

September 9th, 2018
It was very informative and support was very helpful

August 7th, 2018
Loved the go at your own pace thing. What was helpful was that you can go back and review. It would be great if you could go directly to a certain slide.

July 30th, 2018
I loved how I could work on the sections on my own time and at my own pace.

July 16th, 2018
Loved the detail throughout each slide. Learned more than I would have thought!

July 7th, 2018
Easy to follow. Short video clips were great and added a personal touch to the course. Simple to navigate and well organized.

July 5th, 2018
Thank you for help!:D

April 9th, 2018
Great course

March 12th, 2018
Great people to work with great course truly educational and helpful

March 6th, 2018
I like that you can do it at your own pace. The information is repetitive in some areas that are critical, which helps in learning it. The questions on the end test really make you think and are different each time you take it.

January 26th, 2018
Written material would have been nice.

January 19th, 2018
I felt that the course was very information and easy to follow.

December 20th, 2017
I really enjoyed the class. I was able to do the class in 3 days. Put in longer hours than going to the in seat class. A lot of the stuff was repetitive or common sense but that was nothing to do with the course but the materials. Glad to be able to do this in the comfort of my own home.

December 7th, 2017
Great course!

August 16th, 2019
Make the text in double spacing format. Easier to read that way.

June 5th, 2019
I would like the short course to include more questions from the actual Michigan Licensing exam to better prepare students.

June 3rd, 2019
Enjoyed the overall format and divisions, however a lot of material about fraud and misrepresentation were repeated at least three times in multiple categories. Perhaps at least three quiz questions per category to reinforce all the material presented in a chapter. Also, there were a few instances of typos in the wording of key phrases. It's a great start, though, for real estate beginners. The videos were also helpful, and the images used to describe the legal processes were used in a memorable and salient way.

May 25th, 2019
I experienced some technical difficulties about halfway through this course- the technicians were incredibly prompt in responding to my request for assistance and guidance- this is something I appreciated very much- customer service is huge to me- thank you! ~Lynne Morisette

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January 1st, 2019
I enjoyed the course however- felt there were many topics covered in detail and with much focus that were not on the test. Many people are visual learners and including more photos, examples, and videos would be a great idea and help many of us. Thank you!

November 8th, 2018
There are several typos and mis-used grammar throughout the course and final exam. Additionally, some of the property tax questions are not correct given Michigan Law.

August 13th, 2018
Informative, but some sections were too long. I prefer more interaction, such as videos, quiz and samples.

April 27th, 2018
add more questions within course. every 5-10 slide should have 3 to 5 questions to keep student engaged i think it is def worth the cost for online access

February 25th, 2018
Some sections didn't have enough questions at the end of the sections. To many long explanations. Would be better to shorten some of the sections. Overall a very informative class. Make it easy to complete on my own schedule.

February 24th, 2018
maybe simplify terms a bit

December 10th, 2017
I would have found a video recording to be more interactive for learning the course material.

August 7th, 2019
would be better if you can print material out for reference and notes.

December 13th, 2018
Many of the exam questions were not tied out to the material in the course.

November 7th, 2018
I would have appreciated less copying and pasting of laws and more explanations of them (in layman terms).

September 22nd, 2018
Seems like some of the slides outdated giving statistics and data from over 10 years ago. I would break the last lesson down. 6 hours and several lessons of 88 slides was a lot. Thanks!

August 25th, 2018
It would be great if the entire course was in the same format

June 5th, 2018
Horrible spelling and grammar issues. Needs some work on the animations and software for video playback.

March 19th, 2018
There was some punctuation and grammatical errors and some links links to websites that didn't work. I also didn't like the fact that some of the lessons were restricted with time slides.

January 30th, 2018
Am not sure this course is regularly maintained provides latest information. Several of the sections refer to dates such as 1994, 2013 without a mention if any changes have occurred subsequent to those dates. Also, there were many typos that I would expect should have been corrected with regular review of the content.

January 22nd, 2018
Content was ok, but too many typos. Typos in the final exam effected my answer on more than one occasion. Some final exam terms and concepts were not even covered in the course.

January 21st, 2018
A little dry, wished it had more video and real world examples

June 6th, 2019
If this is how dense the course has to be, then I understand. But it truly was a struggle to pay attention.

May 22nd, 2019
A lot of spelling/grammar errors. No consistency between courses, as far as course layout and design goes. Several chronological issues...random facts, already covered in previous courses, inserted into subsequent courses which don't really apply.

February 17th, 2019
Riddled with technical errors, modules overlapping information. Lacks focus on key elements of realty. Test questions do not correlate well with subject matter

April 1st, 2018
More hands on and interactive.

February 24th, 2018
too much repetition of information....

August 7th, 2019
This course could really use some reworking to incorporate examples and interactive pieces to would engage the reader. Just throwing out definitions doesn't help the student with retention. I personally had to use this course in conjunction with online test prep videos. I retained more from prepagent.com videos than I did reading your entire course.

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