Best Practices for Safety and Accountability in Real Estate

Real Estate Continuing Education Course


This course aims to promote safety, integrity, and trust in the real estate industry to benefit consumers and practitioners. Real estate licensees are entrusted by members of the public on a daily basis in the form of access to their homes, safeguarding their sensitive information, and counsel in matters that impact their financial and physical well-being. When a homebuyer is concerned for the safety of their family in a home with high radon levels or in close proximity to fracking, they ask their agent. As such, agency relationships are nuanced with layers of responsibility that far exceed fiduciary duties. In this course licensees will expand their awareness of their obligations to the public and their understanding of how these obligations are met.

Additionally, licensees are invited to hold one another accountable to high standards of safety in real estate practice, not limited to issues such as lockbox use and indoor air quality concerns that impact consumers, but also regarding issues that impact occupational health and wellbeing of real estate professionals including issues of discrimination and norms in the industry that perpetuate risk-taking behaviors on the job.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define competence in real estate practice and safeguarding the interests of the public throughout various stages of the transaction process.
  • Expand our understanding of discrimination in the context of fair housing and real estate licensee interactions, as well as court cases related to brokerage structure considerations.
  • Identify, list, and evaluate the best practices set forth by the Colorado Division of Real Estate.
  • Recite the policies set forth by the Division of Real Estate pertaining to lock box codes and property access.
  • Identify risks to consumers in the absence of adequate security protocols.

Approved States: CO