Below is a list of the continuing education courses that we currently have available. If you are interested in scheduling a course with HomeTeam Inspection Service , please click on the Schedule Course button below the course that you are interested in and we will contact you to finalize a date and time. If you have any questions about our continuing education program, please contact us at: 513-625-8659.
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  (Ohio) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Ohio) 
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Inspecting the Peripherals: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

Often, 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 - 1.00 Credits  (Ohio) 
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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  (Ohio) 
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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  (Ohio) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Ohio) 
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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  (Ohio) 
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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  (Ohio) 
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Understanding Residential Electrical Inspections: For Real Estate Agents
Course Description:

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical problems are the largest cause of property damage in home structure fires across the United States. Since electrical inspections are important for the safety of one’s home, they often cause anxiety to those purchasing or selling a home. Real estate agents who take this course will be guided through the steps of an electrical inspection. By understanding the process of performing residential electrical inspections, real estate agents can help give 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 basic safety rules to use when inspecting live electrical components, including panels and enclosures

•       Identify common failures that can lead to unsafe conditions around the home

•       Identify different types of electrical panels and common problem areas in each

•       Understand connections and defects inside the service panel

Course Credit:
Real Estate Continuing Education - 2.00 Credits  (Ohio) 
Real Estate Continuing Education - 1.00 Credits  (Ohio) 
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