With the knowledge you expect from an attorney and the sense of humor you wish your attorney had, Trista Curzydlo brings a fresh perspective to education classes for real estate licensees. Her career as an attorney both in the courtroom and the Statehouse provides her with a strong grasp on the “why” behind difficult legal topics while her experience as Legal Counsel for an Association of REALTORS® allows her to provide the “how” for risk management in a manner that everyone can grasp and enjoy.
Trista is a graduate of Washburn University and Washburn University, School of Law. She has served as an Assistant Legal Counsel to Kansas Governor Bill Graves and an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Consumer Fraud division in the Eighteenth Judicial District of Kansas. From 2004 to January of 2010, Trista was the Government Affairs Director and Legal Counsel for the Wichita Area Association of REALTORS® and the South Central Kansas MLS.
Trista is the principal member of C4 Consulting, L.L.C. and devotes her time to offering excellent educational opportunities for real estate licensees across the country. Note that Trista begins every session with “Much to the embarrassment and chagrin of my parents, I’m an attorney. I’m licensed in the state of Kansas, I’m not licensed in (your state). Today we may discuss how your practice is impacted by the law, I will not be providing legal advice or guidance. Your individual practice should be guided by your own legal counsel.”
“Excellent instructor! Very knowledgeable — easy to listen to and enjoyable!” — Nancy Swenson, Dunham Company
Get Your Geek On: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Today’s consumers and practitioners expect relevant information to be provided to them with a click of button or a swipe of their finger. As the practice of real estate becomes a more digital experience, it’s important that practitioners understand and manage the risks. Think only huge companies are at risk of a data breach? Think again. Security experts estimate that 70% of data breaches occur in companies with fewer than 100 employees. Cloud computing and cloud storage, e-mail communication, mobile devices and social media can all make your real estate business more efficient, but they also can create havoc if not used and protected properly. This course will also address the increased potential for real estate professionals to run afoul of intellectual property laws and how every practitioner can develop risk reduction techniques regardless of tech savvy.
How’s That Working Out For You? Hot Issues in Real Estate
Is your smart home or office also culturally sensitive? Do you have a seller client recording every showing with their trusty nanny cam? Are the property videos that you’ve been taking with your drone going viral? There have been a lot of changes in real estate recently and this class looks at Trista’s Favorite Five: Website and application compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Federal Aviation Administration’s new rules on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, audio and video recordings of property showings, the impact of the Fair Housing Act on new technology and how state law decriminalization of marijuana and the Federal government enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act impacts real estate.
It’s 2 a.m., Do You Know What Your Data is Doing?
Home Depot, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Target and TJ Maxx made headlines when they announced major data breaches. Think only huge companies are at risk of a data breach? Think again. Security experts estimate that 70% of data breaches occurred in companies with fewer than 100 employees. In 2014, 43% of companies suffered some sort of data breach. Cloud computing and storage, e-mail communication, mobile devices and social media make your real estate business more efficient, but they can also create havoc if not properly used and protected. How do you protect the confidential information your clients trust you with? Whether it’s an external threat or an internal problem, this class identifies the issue and helps you find a solution.
Trista Curzydlo has ‘wowed’ our members in southeast Minnesota two years running with her keen intelligence and quick wit. Her knowledge of all things legal and federal is without equal. She’s become a standard fixture in our education schedule! — Karen Becker, Executive Officer, Southeast Minnesota Association of REALTORS®
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Smart Phones, Smart Policies: Social Media Risk Management for Brokers
While you read this sentence, 22 new accounts will be opened on Twitter. Of the 100 billion friendships that have been created on Facebook, how many are between your clients and your agents? Did one of your virtual tours add to the hour of video that is uploaded to YouTube every second? The statistics relating to social media are truly staggering. A well written policies and procedures manual will address the use of social media by the agents in your office and will serve as a guide to agents when they create an on-line presence.