Investors arm themselves with inspector know-how

An  education provider focused on giving real estate professionals an understanding of home systems has now added seven more courses to its arsenal – covering everything from heating to electrical.


“Our continuing education course line-up of 19 strong, provides real estate professionals with the technical knowledge and expertise to better educate their customers when buying or selling a home,” says Brian Bell, VP of business development Carson Dunlop Continuing Education. “Our philosophy of taking complex technical information and making it elegantly simple holds true for the seven new continuing education courses we released.”


They do comply with the Ontario continuing education requirements for Realtors and aim to provide clear, simple information on how the major components of a home function and operate, said Bell. His company is, in fact, a division of a home inspection consulting firm.


The seven new courses being offered are:

• Residential Cooling Systems & Insulation

• Residential Electrical Systems & Appliances

• Residential Heating

• Residential Interiors

• Residential Plumbing Systems

• Residential Roofing & Exteriors

• Residential Structures


Getting a quick handle on potential threats to cash flow because of structural problems is especially important for investors in the traditionally slow winter season, when inventory is low and buyer numbers, high.


It doesn’t mean they can afford to waive home inspection conditions, say industry veterans, but a grounding in key inspection areas can help investors determine whether they should move to an offer or not.


All 19 Carson Dunlop courses are available online, with 12 also in paper-based learning formats.

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