Realtor Continuing Education (CE)

Below is a list of our current course offerings, if you are interested in attending or to have us teach a class at your real estate office please give us a call at 405-456-9404.

Managing the Home Inspection (1 Credit)

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:​

  • Direct their clients to the best inspectors
  • Better equip the buyer for the home inspection
  • Advise and prepare the seller
  • Anticipate frequently asked home inspector questionse

Mold: What you Need to Know About Mold and How to Read Air Sampling Reports (1 Credit)

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

Radon and the Real Estate Transaction (1 Credit)

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. 

The Basics of Heating Systems: For Real Estate Agents (2 Credits)

One of the house’s most integral operating systems is the heating system. As a result, potential buyers may have questions or concerns about the condition of a home’s heating system. Real estate agents will be able to serve as advocates for their clients during the home buying process as a result of participating in this course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the steps a home inspector takes when inspecting a heating system as well as the appropriate recommendations an inspector is qualified to make regarding a heating system.
  • Identify and describe the fundamental components and characteristics of heating systems.
  • Describe characteristics and risks associated with gas furnaces.
  • Locate furnace maintenance recommendations. 

Lead Safety: For Real Estate Agents (1 Credit)

Any structure built before 1972 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 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. 

Home Energy Options and Audits: For Real Estate Agents (2 Credits)

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.

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