Here’s Your Chance to Earn FREE CECs
At KGM Home Inspection, we know it’s important to maintain your license and stay up to date on industry best practices. So, we’re happy to offer Continuing Education Courses for real estate agents and brokers. These convenient, and FREE, 3-credit hour courses will help you better serve your clients.
Managing the Home Inspection
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.
Direct clients to the best home inspectors
Better equip the buyer for the home inspection
Advise and prepare the seller
Anticipate frequently asked home inspector questions
Mold Problems & Risk Management
The presence of mold can derail the home buying process. Participants in 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.
Define mold and explain its common cause
Describe the health effects of mold
Provide answers to buyers’ commonly asked questions regarding mold
Describe the impact of mold on the real estate transaction
Any structure built before 1972 is at risk for containing lead paint. The prevalance 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. Real estate agents can help to communicate the implications of lead based paint to their clients if they are better educated on the subject.
Define lead abatement and explain why lead based paint is prevalent in buildings prior to 1972
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
Radon & Real Estate Transactions
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.
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 clients through the real estate transaction process with particular sensitivity to radon