You wouldn’t make the deadline for continuing education credits for CPA’s April 15.

So it’s always struck me as ill-timed to have Realtors’ continuing education credits due May 31, at (just past?) the height of the Spring housing market in Minnesota.

In fact, the Minnesota Commerce Department’s actual deadline is June 30.

However, admin logistics being what they are, the effective deadline for Realtors at the big Twin Cities brokers (Edina Realty, Coldwell Banker Burnet, etc.) is effectively a full month earlier.

No Good Time?

To be fair, there’s probably no annual deadline that Minnesota’s 15,000-plus Realtors would cheer.

Speaking only for myself, however, on the heels of my busiest Spring in five years, I am decidedly not looking for more 5-10 hour tasks to put on my schedule the rest of the month.

That’s how many hours I’m away from fulfilling my annual credits. 

I’ll know for sure when I . . . uh . . . have time to look it up.  

P.S.:  Want to why once-upon-a-time agrarian Minnesota made property taxes due on May 15 and October 15? 

Because farmers reliably had extra money in their pockets twice a year:  before they planted their crops for the season in the Spring — and after they harvested them in the Fall.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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