Trista Curzydlo

J.D.

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.

Not only did we love her…the students gave rave reviews too. What a joy to work with. She is not only smart but has a great sense of humor. I can’t say enough good about her!! Thank you!”
– Michele Stoeger, Executive Officer, Otsego-Delaware Board of REALTORS®

Data Security in a Virtual Environment

"Agile, flexible, adaptable." 2020 proved to be a year in which these words were used to describe real estate professionals. As the nation reacted to a worldwide pandemic, real estate agents responded to state and local orders that changed how real estate transactions are handled, including the use of technologies and tools that enable agents to work remotely and limit contact with others. Unfortunately, not all these tools and technologies protect the data entrusted to real estate professionals. This session reviews best practices for data security and assesses the safety features of some of today’s most popular apps and platforms.

After Attending This Session You’ll Be Able To:

  • Describe at least 3 techniques to reduce risk involving the use of a personal computer or laptop
  • Explain how phishing, spear phishing and social engineering schemes obtain sensitive information and how you can avoid these schemes
  • Describe systems to reduce risks associated with using video and electronic communications.
  • List at least 3 ways to work more securely on-line
  • Explain the importance of proper disposal of electronic devices to protect the personally identifiable information

1-2 hours

How’s That Working Out for You? Hot Legal 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 cannabis and the federal government enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act impacts real estate. 1-4 hours

Real Estate Karma: Unethical, Illegal, or Just Plain Rude?

VIEW SAMPLE “But is it illegal?” After practicing law in the real estate arena for nearly 20 years, this is a question that Trista Curzydlo has heard a lot. This course takes a look at situations that real estate agents face and delineates between what's illegal, what's unethical, and what is just plain rude! You'll hear actual tales from the trenches (that might sound all too familiar) and then engage in a review to find out what behavior crosses which line! With Trista's characteristic humorous approach and sharp insights, Real Estate Karma gets REAL. 1-3 hours

"Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation this morning. It was the perfect mix of information, humor and audience participation. We were thrilled with our turnout and can’t wait to welcome you back!"
- Courtney McLaughlin, Education Services Manager, Canopy Real Estate Institute

The Fair Housing Act: Where It Started & How It’s Going

Every sector of the real estate industry has changed significantly since the Fair Housing Act was adopted over 50 years ago. In this course, you’ll follow the Act’s history, the formal amendments adding additional protected basis, the guidance on enforcement, and the changes real estate professionals have made—and have yet to make—to their practices. New technologies have changed both how real estate licensees advertise and how advertising regulations are enforced. Trista will provide you with a set of best practices to help guide you in your use of new media. You’ll also become up to date on issues impacting Fair Housing such as The Equal Access Rule of 2012, Housing for Older Persons, Sexual Harassment, and Disparate Impact. 3-4 hours

Well, THAT Escalated Quickly…Recent Lessons for Real Estate Practitioners

What you don’t know won’t protect you once problems escalate. Get ahead of the curve and manage your risk by attending this information-packed session for supervising brokers. Attorney Trista Curzydlo covers fair housing, court-recognized sexual harassment, service and support animals (there’s a difference!), ADA Title 1 and COVID, and antitrust behaviors online. But the information doesn’t stop there. Trista arms you with effective measures to pre-emptively address the hazards; for example, she offers 6 best practices to manage risk caused by social engineering attacks, how to effectively protect client and staff data from security breaches, how a Business Continuity Plan allows the brokerage to continue operations in a disaster, and more. Sound Dry? Not with Trista! She not only knows the law, she finds the humor in it all as well. 4 hours

11 Ways to Lose Your License

While a creative agent can find more than 11 ways to get in serious trouble, this course looks at the most frequent violations of the law regulating the real estate industry. A few of the topics include: avoiding the unauthorized practice of law when guiding a client through a complicated transaction, identifying risk management techniques to decrease potential conflicts of interest, and a review of how social media and changing markets are transforming the way licensees practice. 3-4 hours; NOTE: This course requires extensive state customization.

Everything Old is New Again: Fair Housing, Anti-Trust & the Data Deluge

In 2019, over 5 billion records were exposed through data breaches. If you’ve been the victim of a data breach, you know how damaging even one record being exposed can be. This course examines the real estate professional’s role in protecting their client’s data and respecting the data leveraged by social and digital media. How collected data is handled in terms of fair housing will affect everyone moving forward–from large platforms such as Facebook to the individual agent trying to reach “target” markets. Also up for examination are real estate professionals’ postings on public platforms that violate 100+ year old anti-trust laws. How these old laws resurface and apply with a digital medium directly impacts how brokers must mange their brokerages. 1 hour

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 a 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, mobile devices, and social media all make your real estate business more efficient, but they also can create havoc if not used and protected properly. This course also addresses your increased potential as a real estate professional to run afoul of intellectual property laws and how you can develop risk reduction techniques regardless of tech savvy. 3-4 hours

Go Forth & Sin No More: the Code of Ethics

Designed to meet the NAR Code of Ethics training requirements, this course is Ethics as only Trista can teach it. Examining how the NAR Code of Ethics intersects with state and federal law, this course provides a new perspective on the Code and risk management in the practice of real estate. Providing adequate time for class participation and discussion, this course asks “what would you do?” and applies the answers to current case studies and examples. 3-4 hours

“Trista was GREAT! She had me rolling, and I could tell from our members, they really enjoyed her!” - Allison Woodham, RCE, Education Director, Baldwin REALTORS®

I Don’t Give a Twit ... New Media Risk Management

It’s been 19 years since MySpace was launched and social media started infiltrating the way we live and do business. Whether you’ve embraced new media or rejected the ‘world wide internets’ as a fad, your real estate practice has been impacted by new media. Also, as social media and new media have evolved, so have clients' expectations. This session examines how various entities regulate the use of new media by real estate practitioners and provides best practices for agents to implement. 1-3 hours

I’ve Got my Eye on You! Surveillance and Real Estate

A quick Amazon search or Best Buy browse will reveal dozens of various cameras and recording devices that are easily hidden from sight that allow sellers to record activity in their home when it’s for sale. Whether the device is there for the seller's peace of mind, or to provide the seller with an advantage at the negotiation table, agents need to have a plan in place to handle the “nanny cam conundrum.” With nearly 80% of all web traffic being video-driven, the use of drones to capture amazing footage of a property is on the rise. This course addresses the question: What are the rules that apply to drone usage and what should agents know about them? 1 hour

Intellectual Property Law for AEs Who Hate Lawsuits

For Association AEs and Staff  Your members deserve and expect timely information in an exciting and engaging manner. Associations that provide this information need to be able to identify what materials are subject to intellectual property protection and how to properly use them without infringing on the rights of another. This course provides an introduction to Intellectual Property protection in the United States. AEs will leave with best practices to implement when designing and presenting information to their members. 60-90 minutes

Intellectual Property...It’s Not Just for Nerds Anymore

Regardless of your tech savvy, discover what violations are becoming increasingly common and develop risk reduction techniques to protect yourself and your interests. 1 hour

It’s 2 a.m., Do You Know What Your Data is Doing?

VIEW TRAILER According to a recent survey, more than a third of U.S. companies suffered a data breach in the previous 12 months and over 70% of those companies have no idea how the breach happened. 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. 1-2 hours

Let Me Tell You About the Man Cave: The Fair Housing Act for Today's Agent

The Fair Housing Act might not have changed in the last decade, but real estate agents and consumers have. This course looks at recent technological developments in the real estate industry and their interplay with the Fair Housing Act as well as recent cases involving real estate professionals. 3-4 hours

Life’s Not Fair, but Digital Advertising Must Be

Social media websites and digital advertising mediums make target marketing a particular demographic easier than ever before. Find out when target marketing becomes “stating a preference” under the Fair Housing Act and what risk reduction techniques you need to enact. 1 hour

Listen to This! Website Accessibility in Real Estate

Not all websites are the same and some lack the tools to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Discover how your website stacks up against the ADA and what recommendations from the Worldwide Web Consortium you should implement. 1 hour
VIEW ARTICLE

Put an Attorney Out of Business

Does anyone ever plan on becoming a felon? Failing to create a plan for your real estate practice can land you in big trouble. RESPA, Fair Housing, and Anti-Trust are topics most real estate licensees have heard before, but never like this! Trista breathes new life into these subjects by providing current case studies of violations and working with attendees to develop risk management techniques that can be immediately implemented. 3-4 hours; Alternate title: No One Looks Good in Horizontal Stripes: How to Avoid a Jailhouse Fashion Statement

Smart AND Sensitive? You, Technology & the Law

Is your smart home culturally sensitive? Does your website allow everyone to ‘see’ the latest properties for sale? Technology has changed the way a consumer experiences home buying and selling. If technology is used correctly, everyone benefits. If technology isn’t used correctly, a portion of the population can be neglected. Find out how the application of the ADA and the Fair Housing Act to advertising, websites, apps, and smart home technology will impact your business. 1-3 hours
VIEW ARTICLE

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 online presence. 1-3 hours

There’s No Font For Sarcasm…Managing a Multi-Generational Workplace

Can u be #dooced 4 that tweet? LOL staff mtngs r so old skool. Different experiences shape the work ethic and motivation of an employee. This course examines how generational cohorts work together...and against each other. Real-life cases taken from the real estate industry pepper this session to make it the perfect mix of theory and practice. With wit and fun, Trista provides food for thought and new approaches to creating more effective communication between generations. 1 hour

Up in Smoke? Cannabis & Real Estate

VIEW TRAILER With over half of all states decriminalizing cannabis, the cannabis industry and its real estate needs are growing – leaving agents and clients in a risky position. This course examines the potential pitfalls and associated risk reduction techniques for real estate professionals.

What Does “Up In Smoke” Cover?

  • Controlled Substance Act vs. State Law
  • Federal Agency Guidance vs. Law
  • "Illegality Defense” & Contract Voiding
  • 3 Financial Institution Questions
  • Zoning Regulations & Unit Developments
  • 5 Lease Clauses
  • Insurance Provider Questions
  • Reasonable Accommodation Requests
  • Risk Management Protocols

VIEW WEBPAGE
60-90 minutes; Commercial Version Available

Who Let the Dogs Out? Reasonable Accommodations and the Fair Housing Act

An “emotional support peacock”? Learn what are reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act and what guidance HUD offers real estate agents and property managers who are addressing these issues. 1 hourVIEW ARTICLE

Trista’s Virtual Sessions Feature

  • A 10-15 minute Bonus Q&A Session

  • Free recording for playback

Today’s (virtual) session was FANTASTIC! The content was all so relevant right now and extremely informative – thank you so much for all of the work you put into these sessions.” – Rachel Branson, Professional Development Manager NC REALTORS®

VIRTUAL BEST SELLER! Up in Smoke? Cannabis & Real Estate

TRISTA TALKS ABOUT THIS SESSION  Up in Smoke promo plateWith over half of all states decriminalizing cannabis, the cannabis industry and its real estate needs are growing–leaving agents and clients in a risky position. This course examines the potential pitfalls and associated risk reduction techniques for real estate professionals. 1 hour; Commercial version Also Available

What Does “Up In Smoke” Cover?
• Controlled Substance Act vs. State Law
• Federal Agency Guidance vs. Law
• “Illegality Defense” & Contract Voiding
• 3 Financial Institution Questions
• Zoning Regulations & Unit Developments
• 5 Lease Clauses
• Insurance Provider Questions
• Reasonable Accommodation Requests
• Risk Management Protocols

Data Security in a Virtual Environment

"Agile, flexible, adaptable." 2020 proved to be a year in which these words were used to describe real estate professionals. As the nation reacted to a worldwide pandemic, real estate agents responded to state and local orders that changed how real estate transactions are handled, including the use of technologies and tools that enable agents to work remotely and limit contact with others. Unfortunately, not all these tools and technologies protect the data entrusted to real estate professionals. This session reviews best practices for data security and assesses the safety features of some of today’s most popular apps and platforms.

After Attending This Session You’ll Be Able To:

  • Describe at least 3 techniques to reduce risk involving the use of a personal computer or laptop
  • Explain how phishing, spear phishing and social engineering schemes obtain sensitive information and how you can avoid these schemes
  • Describe systems to reduce risks associated with using video and electronic communications.
  • List at least 3 ways to work more securely on-line
  • Explain the importance of proper disposal of electronic devices to protect the personally identifiable information

1-2 hours

How’s That Working Out for You? Hot Legal 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 cannabis and the federal government enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act impacts real estate. 1-4 hours

Real Estate Karma: Unethical, Illegal, or Just Plain Rude?

VIEW SAMPLE “But is it illegal?” After practicing law in the real estate arena for nearly 20 years, this is a question that Trista Curzydlo has heard a lot. This course takes a look at situations that real estate agents face and delineates between what's illegal, what's unethical, and what is just plain rude! You'll hear actual tales from the trenches (that might sound all too familiar) and then engage in a review to find out what behavior crosses which line! With Trista's characteristic humorous approach and sharp insights, Real Estate Karma gets REAL. 1-3 hours

"Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation this morning. It was the perfect mix of information, humor and audience participation. We were thrilled with our turnout and can’t wait to welcome you back!"
- Courtney McLaughlin, Education Services Manager, Canopy Real Estate Institute

The Fair Housing Act: Where It Started & How It’s Going

Every sector of the real estate industry has changed significantly since the Fair Housing Act was adopted over 50 years ago. In this course, you’ll follow the Act’s history, the formal amendments adding additional protected basis, the guidance on enforcement, and the changes real estate professionals have made—and have yet to make—to their practices. New technologies have changed both how real estate licensees advertise and how advertising regulations are enforced. Trista will provide you with a set of best practices to help guide you in your use of new media. You’ll also become up to date on issues impacting Fair Housing such as The Equal Access Rule of 2012, Housing for Older Persons, Sexual Harassment, and Disparate Impact. 3-4 hours

Well, THAT Escalated Quickly…Recent Lessons for Real Estate Practitioners

What you don’t know won’t protect you once problems escalate. Get ahead of the curve and manage your risk by attending this information-packed session for supervising brokers. Attorney Trista Curzydlo covers fair housing, court-recognized sexual harassment, service and support animals (there’s a difference!), ADA Title 1 and COVID, and antitrust behaviors online. But the information doesn’t stop there. Trista arms you with effective measures to pre-emptively address the hazards; for example, she offers 6 best practices to manage risk caused by social engineering attacks, how to effectively protect client and staff data from security breaches, how a Business Continuity Plan allows the brokerage to continue operations in a disaster, and more. Sound Dry? Not with Trista! She not only knows the law, she finds the humor in it all as well. 4 hours

11 Ways to Lose Your License

While a creative agent can find more than 11 ways to get in serious trouble, this course looks at the most frequent violations of the law regulating the real estate industry. A few of the topics include: avoiding the unauthorized practice of law when guiding a client through a complicated transaction, identifying risk management techniques to decrease potential conflicts of interest, and a review of how social media and changing markets are transforming the way licensees practice. 3-4 hours; NOTE: This course requires extensive state customization.

Everything Old is New Again: Fair Housing, Anti-Trust & the Data Deluge

In 2019, over 5 billion records were exposed through data breaches. If you’ve been the victim of a data breach, you know how damaging even one record being exposed can be. This course examines the real estate professional’s role in protecting their client’s data and respecting the data leveraged by social and digital media. How collected data is handled in terms of fair housing will affect everyone moving forward–from large platforms such as Facebook to the individual agent trying to reach “target” markets. Also up for examination are real estate professionals’ postings on public platforms that violate 100+ year old anti-trust laws. How these old laws resurface and apply with a digital medium directly impacts how brokers must mange their brokerages. 1 hour

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 a 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, mobile devices, and social media all make your real estate business more efficient, but they also can create havoc if not used and protected properly. This course also addresses your increased potential as a real estate professional to run afoul of intellectual property laws and how you can develop risk reduction techniques regardless of tech savvy. 3-4 hours

Go Forth & Sin No More: the Code of Ethics

Designed to meet the NAR Code of Ethics training requirements, this course is Ethics as only Trista can teach it. Examining how the NAR Code of Ethics intersects with state and federal law, this course provides a new perspective on the Code and risk management in the practice of real estate. Providing adequate time for class participation and discussion, this course asks “what would you do?” and applies the answers to current case studies and examples. 3-4 hours

“Trista was GREAT! She had me rolling, and I could tell from our members, they really enjoyed her!” - Allison Woodham, RCE, Education Director, Baldwin REALTORS®

I Don’t Give a Twit ... New Media Risk Management

It’s been 19 years since MySpace was launched and social media started infiltrating the way we live and do business. Whether you’ve embraced new media or rejected the ‘world wide internets’ as a fad, your real estate practice has been impacted by new media. Also, as social media and new media have evolved, so have clients' expectations. This session examines how various entities regulate the use of new media by real estate practitioners and provides best practices for agents to implement. 1-3 hours

I’ve Got my Eye on You! Surveillance and Real Estate

A quick Amazon search or Best Buy browse will reveal dozens of various cameras and recording devices that are easily hidden from sight that allow sellers to record activity in their home when it’s for sale. Whether the device is there for the seller's peace of mind, or to provide the seller with an advantage at the negotiation table, agents need to have a plan in place to handle the “nanny cam conundrum.” With nearly 80% of all web traffic being video-driven, the use of drones to capture amazing footage of a property is on the rise. This course addresses the question: What are the rules that apply to drone usage and what should agents know about them? 1 hour

Intellectual Property Law for AEs Who Hate Lawsuits

For Association AEs and Staff  Your members deserve and expect timely information in an exciting and engaging manner. Associations that provide this information need to be able to identify what materials are subject to intellectual property protection and how to properly use them without infringing on the rights of another. This course provides an introduction to Intellectual Property protection in the United States. AEs will leave with best practices to implement when designing and presenting information to their members. 60-90 minutes

Intellectual Property...It’s Not Just for Nerds Anymore

Regardless of your tech savvy, discover what violations are becoming increasingly common and develop risk reduction techniques to protect yourself and your interests. 1 hour

It’s 2 a.m., Do You Know What Your Data is Doing?

VIEW TRAILER According to a recent survey, more than a third of U.S. companies suffered a data breach in the previous 12 months and over 70% of those companies have no idea how the breach happened. 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. 1-2 hours

Let Me Tell You About the Man Cave: The Fair Housing Act for Today's Agent

The Fair Housing Act might not have changed in the last decade, but real estate agents and consumers have. This course looks at recent technological developments in the real estate industry and their interplay with the Fair Housing Act as well as recent cases involving real estate professionals. 3-4 hours

Life’s Not Fair, but Digital Advertising Must Be

Social media websites and digital advertising mediums make target marketing a particular demographic easier than ever before. Find out when target marketing becomes “stating a preference” under the Fair Housing Act and what risk reduction techniques you need to enact. 1 hour

Listen to This! Website Accessibility in Real Estate

Not all websites are the same and some lack the tools to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Discover how your website stacks up against the ADA and what recommendations from the Worldwide Web Consortium you should implement. 1 hour
VIEW ARTICLE

Put an Attorney Out of Business

Does anyone ever plan on becoming a felon? Failing to create a plan for your real estate practice can land you in big trouble. RESPA, Fair Housing, and Anti-Trust are topics most real estate licensees have heard before, but never like this! Trista breathes new life into these subjects by providing current case studies of violations and working with attendees to develop risk management techniques that can be immediately implemented. 3-4 hours; Alternate title: No One Looks Good in Horizontal Stripes: How to Avoid a Jailhouse Fashion Statement

Smart AND Sensitive? You, Technology & the Law

Is your smart home culturally sensitive? Does your website allow everyone to ‘see’ the latest properties for sale? Technology has changed the way a consumer experiences home buying and selling. If technology is used correctly, everyone benefits. If technology isn’t used correctly, a portion of the population can be neglected. Find out how the application of the ADA and the Fair Housing Act to advertising, websites, apps, and smart home technology will impact your business. 1-3 hours
VIEW ARTICLE

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 online presence. 1-3 hours

There’s No Font For Sarcasm…Managing a Multi-Generational Workplace

Can u be #dooced 4 that tweet? LOL staff mtngs r so old skool. Different experiences shape the work ethic and motivation of an employee. This course examines how generational cohorts work together...and against each other. Real-life cases taken from the real estate industry pepper this session to make it the perfect mix of theory and practice. With wit and fun, Trista provides food for thought and new approaches to creating more effective communication between generations. 1 hour

Up in Smoke? Cannabis & Real Estate

VIEW TRAILER With over half of all states decriminalizing cannabis, the cannabis industry and its real estate needs are growing – leaving agents and clients in a risky position. This course examines the potential pitfalls and associated risk reduction techniques for real estate professionals.

What Does “Up In Smoke” Cover?

  • Controlled Substance Act vs. State Law
  • Federal Agency Guidance vs. Law
  • "Illegality Defense” & Contract Voiding
  • 3 Financial Institution Questions
  • Zoning Regulations & Unit Developments
  • 5 Lease Clauses
  • Insurance Provider Questions
  • Reasonable Accommodation Requests
  • Risk Management Protocols

VIEW WEBPAGE
60-90 minutes; Commercial Version Available

Who Let the Dogs Out? Reasonable Accommodations and the Fair Housing Act

An “emotional support peacock”? Learn what are reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act and what guidance HUD offers real estate agents and property managers who are addressing these issues. 1 hourVIEW ARTICLE

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 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.”

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Trista’s Past Conferences

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  • Ohio Association Of REALTORS®
  • residential real estate council

Thank you for making the trek to Sioux Falls and teaching ‘No One Looks Good in Horizontal Stripes’ and ‘Put an Attorney Out of Business’ as part of RASE THRESHOLD Education program; you were a success! Thank you for your time and energy delivering two important topics to our members! I enjoyed working with you and look forward to working with you in the near future!

Michelle K. Davis
Director of Education/Communications
REALTOR® Association of the Sioux Empire, Inc.

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 has helped our REALTOR® members steer clear of the pitfalls of common violations that could cost them their license. She’s become a standard fixture in our education schedule!”

Karen Becker
Executive Officer
Southeast Minnesota Association of REALTORS®

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