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Avoiding the Aggravations of Home Inspections
Course Description:

The home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Offers are finalized or revoked as a result of a home inspector’s report. A home inspection can be a source of anxiety for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. However, real estate agents can ease some of their clients’ anxieties by helping them to be better educated and prepared for the home inspection process. Many aggravations can be avoided if the real estate agent prepares the buyer and seller before the inspection takes place. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Set expectations for the buyer
  • Explain common components of an inspection agreement
  • Avoid aggravations by preparing the seller
  • Avoid aggravations by preparing the buyer
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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Going Green: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

A home’s energy efficiency has a direct impact on the owner’s wallet. Real estate agents are often asked by client's questions regarding a home’s energy efficiency, including questions about the home’s heating and cooling system, construction, and appliances. In addition, many people are becoming more aware of how their lifestyle decisions directly affect the environment. This course is designed for real estate agents who want to better advocate for clients that are concerned with a home’s energy efficiency and environmental impact.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between ‘green’ and ‘green-washed’ products and services
  • Describe the characteristics and benefits of green appliances
  • Describe the benefits of green systems that can be installed within a home
  • Identify characteristics of green construction
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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Grow Houses
Course Description:

A grow house is a home that was formerly used to grow marijuana. There are both small and large grow homes ranging from a portion of the home to the entire home dedicated to the growth of marijuana. Grow homes can seemingly “fit in” with other homes but there are certain identifiers to look for. There may be physical impacts to the home that would affect the home inspection, including electrical issues, structural effects and mold.   

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Define a grow home

•       Determine how a grow home operates

•       Identify how this will affect the home

•       Recognize a grow home

•       Prepare for inspection and remediation

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
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Home Energy Options and Audits: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in a person’s life. A buyer should have all the information about a home before making the decision to purchase. Information provided by a home energy audit can answer a buyer’s questions regarding the efficiency of the home’s heating system and what can be done to improve a home’s energy efficiency. Real estate agents with a general understanding of home energy efficiency can serve as a better resource for their clients during the home buying process.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the types of energy systems available in homes.
  • Describe types of heating systems.
  • Identify common sources of energy inefficiency in homes.
  • Create strategies to improve energy efficiency in homes.
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
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Inspecting the Peripherals: From Garage Doors to Sprinkler Systems
Course Description:

Often times a home’s landscape and outdoor amenities play into the sale of a house. Participants of this course will learn about the basic functions of common outdoor amenities, including the garage door, sprinkler systems, and outdoor cooking equipment. Completion of this course will allow participants to provide increased insight on outdoor amenities to their clients. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic characteristics of outdoor amenities that are included in the inspection and sale of a home including garage doors, doorbells, fire protection systems, and outdoor grilling cooking systems.
  • Identify common problems associated with outdoor amenities.
  • Explain what a home inspector looks for when inspecting the area outside of a home. 
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
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Kitchen and Bath Appliances: What Real Estate Agents Need to Know
Course Description:

Interested buyers and sellers often ask real estate agents basic questions regarding kitchen and bath appliances. Participants of this course will learn about the different types of kitchen and bath appliances available to consumers, the basics of how those appliances function, and common problems associated with those appliances. Completion of this course will allow participants to provide increased insight on kitchen and bath appliances to their clients.  

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic characteristics of kitchen appliances including dishwashers, refrigerators, food waste disposals, ranges, ovens, exhaust vents, microwave ovens and trash compactors.
  • Describe the basic characteristics of bathroom appliances including mechanical exhaust vents.
  • Identify common problems associated with kitchen and bath appliances.
  • Explain what a home inspector looks for regarding each appliance. 
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
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Lead Safety: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

Any structure built before 1978 is at risk for containing lead paint. The prevalence of lead paint may impact a buyer’s decision on whether or not to purchase a property. Sellers may have more realistic expectations regarding the sale of their property if they are aware of the implications of lead-based paint that may be present on their property. Real estate agents can help to communicate the implications of lead-based paint to their clients if they are better educated on the subject. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Define lead abatement and explain why lead based paint is prevalent in buildings prior to 1978.

•       Identify and explain the health implications of lead based paint poisoning.

•       Describe risks of performing renovations on areas afflicted with lead based paint.

•       Explain government regulations that address lead based paint.

•       Describe tests available to determine if lead based paint is prevalent in a building.

•       Communicate implications of lead based paint to clients. 

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
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Managing the Home Inspection
Course Description:

The home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Offers are finalized or revoked as a result of a home inspector’s report. A home inspection can be a source of anxiety for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. However, real estate agents can ease some of their clients’ anxieties by helping them to be better educated and prepared for the home inspection process. A good home inspection should be thorough so that all parties have confidence when completing the home buying process. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the elements and characteristics of a home inspection
  • Discuss strategies for preparing both the seller and the buyer for the home inspection
  • List the steps to take when preparing a home for the inspection
  • Describe common report findings
  • Review questions that are frequently asked to home inspectors
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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Mold: What you Need to Know About Mold and How to Read Air Sampling Reports
Course Description:

The presence of mold can derail the home buying process. Participants of this course will learn common causes of mold and how they can be addressed in order to diminish the impact of mold when buying and selling a property. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define mold and explain its common causes
  • Describe health effects of mold
  • Provide answers to buyers’ commonly asked questions regarding mold
  • Describe the impact of mold on the real estate transaction
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
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New Home Construction for Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

Assisting a buyer on a new home can be a challenge for a real estate agent and varies greatly from a typical resale inspection. The home buyer has high expectations of the finished product and those need to be managed.  Navigating the relationship with the home builder takes an experienced approach with a different purchase agreement, timing milestones and general considerations. A knowledgeable real estate agent can help make this transaction easier by understanding the process and helping the buyer through the process with the home and the builder.  A knowledgeable real estate agent can also help their client set reasonable expectations that can ease anxiety and help make the purchase of a new home the positive experience it should be.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Help your buyers know what to expect from a new home
  • Learn some of the considerations of new homes
  • Understand the stages of construction
  • Look at some of the typical problems that occur during construction
  • Understand levels of quality control and workmanship standards
  • Learn about life cycles of common components and appliances
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
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Pests and Environmental Hazards For Real Estate Professionals
Course Description:

This course examines the various pests and environmental hazards that can destroy a home, including those that might be missed by a traditional home inspection.  It is important that real estate professionals are aware of the damage that these pests can inflict along with some warning signs of their presence so they can better advocate for their clients.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of wood destroying insects
  • Explain how wood destroying insects can enter and defect a home
  • Describe the preventative measures that can be taken by homeowners to deter pest destruction
  • List what areas of the United States is affected by each wood destroying insect
  • Understand the implications of wood destroying insects on real estate transactions
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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Radon and Real Estate Transactions
Course Description:

Any home, regardless of when it was built, its location, or the materials used to build the home, can expose its residents to radon. Many states require that a home’s radon history be disclosed to potential buyers. As a result, radon testing may play an important role in the real estate transaction process. Real estate agents that are better informed on the potential hazards associated with radon as well as mitigation techniques will be able to better guide their clients through the real estate transaction process.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risks associated with long-term radon exposure.
  • Describe ways that radon can infiltrate a house.
  • Explain testing measures that can be used to identify the presence of radon in a home.
  • Describe the benefits of radon mitigation systems.
  • Guide their clients through the real estate transaction process with particular sensitivity to radon. 
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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Radon and the Real Estate Transaction
Course Description:

Any home, regardless of when it was built, its location, or the materials used to build the home, can expose its residents to radon. Many states require that a home’s radon history be disclosed to potential buyers. As a result, radon testing may play an important role in the real estate transaction process. Real estate agents that are better informed on the potential hazards associated with radon as well as mitigation techniques will be able to better guide their clients through the real estate transaction process. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Identify risks associated with long-term radon exposure.

•       Describe ways that radon can infiltrate a house.

•       Explain testing measures that can be used to identify the presence of radon in a home.

•       Describe the benefits of radon mitigation systems.

•       Guide their clients through the real estate transaction process with particular sensitivity to radon. 

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
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Residential Structural Inspections
Course Description:

The overall structure of a home is essentially the backbone that holds everything in place. For many, the structural integrity of a home is often viewed as the most crucial part of the home-buying process. By being able to observe and report on these critical matters during the structural portion of a home inspection, real estate agents are in a unique position to offer expertise and peace of mind to all parties involved in the home-buying process.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define terms commonly used during the structural portion of the home inspection process.
  • Understand common causes of structural damage.
  • Understand risks associated with inspecting structural components during a home inspection.
  • Define what to consider during structural portion of the home inspection, including attics, basements, crawlspaces, floors, ceilings, windows, and doors.
  • Define common concerns related to the inspection of the exterior structure and related components, including property lots, decks, porches and foundations.
  • List examples of limitations that should be noted in a report of the structural inspection.
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
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Scoping Your Sewer System: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

A sewer scope is a video inspection of the lateral sewer line leading from the house at/near the foundation and connecting to the city or HOA tap or septic tank.  This inspection is often completed by a licensed home inspector during the home inspection process, whose final report can affect the settlement of a real estate transaction.  By becoming better educated on the different options available for the inspection, real estate agents can ease their clients’ anxieties by sharing knowledge of what to expect during and after the sewer scope inspection.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define what a sewer scope/video inspection is
  • Explain why a sewer scope should be part of every real estate transaction.
  • Understand the buyer/seller expectations with regards to a sewer scope
  • Describe the limitations that may be encountered during a sewer scope
  • Be familiarized with the sewer scope report and what is included in it.
  • Describe the steps to take once a problem is found during a scope
  • Advise clients on the importance of sewer scope inspections
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (New Jersey) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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Stucco 101: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

Stucco siding is a very popular cladding system that is installed on hundreds of thousands of homes in the US. Real estate agents are often asked by clients questions regarding a home’s cladding system and its potential for failure and underlying issues. This is particularly relevant given the media coverage of the lawsuits and uncovered underlying damage on homes with stucco cladding. This course is designed for real estate agents who want to better advocate for clients that are concerned with a home’s stucco cladding system. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify Exterior Cladding systems
  • Describe how the underlying wood structure should be protected
  • Describe proper flashing details
  • Describe breaches in the system that allow moisture penetration
  • Describe the inspection process and technology utilized
  • Understand and interpret Moisture Mapping
  • Prepare clients for a Stucco inspection
  • Address clients’ questions and concerns regarding Stucco Inspections
Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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The 10 Most Common Home Defects: For Real Estate Professionals
Course Description:

The home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Many issues identified during the home inspection, if left untreated, can lead to significant costly repairs later, or even unsafe and hazardous living conditions. Offers are finalized or revoked as a result of a home inspector’s report. A home inspection can be a source of anxiety for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. However, real estate agents can ease some of their clients’ anxieties by helping them to be better educated and prepared for the home inspection process. This course will identify the most common problematic areas in a home inspection and provide real estate agents with tools and strategies they can use to allay their clients’ concerns. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Better equip the buyer for the home inspection

•       Advise and prepare the seller

•       Assist their clients in understanding issues of concern raised by the home inspector

•       Anticipate frequently asked questions regarding the home inspection process

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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Understanding Newer Homes: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

Showing a newer home can be a challenge for a real estate agent. The home buyer and seller both have high expectations. A knowledgeable real estate agent can help make this transaction process easier by understanding the characteristics of a newer home. Helping the prospective home buyer temper their expectations for a newer home is important. A real estate agent’s ability to identify the typical problems found in a newer home and put them into perspective for a buyer is necessary. A knowledgeable real estate agent can help their client know what to expect from their newer home to help ease anxiety.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

•       Estimate the life cycles of numerous components of a newer home.

•       Predict what to expect from a newer home

•       Advise and prepare the buyer

•       Assess the conditions of typical parts of a newer home that wear out.

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Pennsylvania) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 3.00 Credits  (Delaware) 
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