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Core Law - Minimize Legal Risk

Thursday, September 5, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)


Florida REALTORS® CE Express course "Core Law - Minimize Legal Risk" is being offered in person and is approved for 3-hour Core Law CE Credit.

Laws governing real estate are complex and varied. This course provides an advanced look into real estate law beyond the basic sales associates’ course. This course is not designed to make participants legal experts, but rather to help them identify and understand legal issues that arise. The more a licensee knows, the better he or she can work with customers and safeguard them from legal complications. This understanding will also help licensees avoid serious complications and minimize risk for themselves and their brokers. Buying and selling property requires a lot of legal paperwork. Today, more than ever, it’s important to know the laws governing the practice of real estate. Knowledgeable sales associates can minimize their legal risk by disclosing and documenting disclosures, anticipating buyer’s remorse, anticipating areas of liability, and not creating false expectations.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the activities a licensed assistant may perform and those that an unlicensed assistant may not.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types of property ownership rights and the limitations to those rights.
  • Describe the various property ownership types and the concurrent ownership tenancies.
  • Identify two benefits provided to owners of principal residences by the Constitutional Homestead in Florida.


Patricia Sherman is an active broker sales associate for Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in Fleming Island, Florida. A multi-million-dollar producer and a member of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® since 1994, it has only been in the last few years that her love of teaching has come over to real estate.

After retiring from the United States Navy, where Patricia worked as an Air Traffic Controller for almost 22 years, she decided to try something different!

Patricia holds an associate in arts degree; has her broker’s license, and Florida real estate instructor’s license, and earned the following designations and certificates: CRS, MRP, ABR, RENE, SRS, SRES, GRI, GREEN, C2EX, AHWD, PSA, FMS, CSP, CSA, LMC, SFR, BPOR, e-Pro.

Patricia was awarded the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors® ‘Educator of the Year’ in 2005, 2010, and 2013 Awards. She also instructs for the American Heart Association’s CPR, BLS, and First Aid courses.

Her philosophy is “To enjoy every day, use humor as often as I can, to SMILE, and live life to its fullest!” Patricia is married to the “Love of her life” and has been for over 41 years! She has 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, 2 dogs, and 3 parrots.


Members $15.00

Non Members $30.00

Lakeland REALTORS®
619 E. Orange Street
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States

The association parking lot and entrance are located at the rear of the building. Access is located off S. Iowa Ave and Citrus Ln. Public parking is also available at Hollis Gardens on Orange St. located directly across from the Association. 

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Heather Cook
(863) 687-6111 Ext 102
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Thursday, September 5, 2024 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
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