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Real Estate Agents Continuing Education Courses

Donofrio & Associates, LLC offers a wide variety of courses related to the Home Inspection.

Each course is approved for real estate continuing education credits.  Classes can be done virtually or in person at your office.

If you would like to schedule a course, please email PJ@donofrioinspections.com or Donna@donofrioinspections.com.  


To register for our classes:  Course Catalog (preferrededucation.net)

Going Green: For Real Estate Agents

A home's energy efficiency has a direct impact on the owner's wallet. Our instructor will present an overview of numerous key topics surrounding today's green home. You will learn to: • Differentiate between ‘green’ and ‘green-washed’ products and services. • Describe characteristics and benefits of green appliances. • Describe the benefits of green systems that can be installed within a home. • Identify characteristics of green construction.

Avoiding the Aggravations of Home Inspections

The home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. 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. 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.

Lead Safety: For Real Estate Agents

Any structure built before 1972 is at risk for containing lead based paint. The prevalence of lead paint may impact many different areas of a real estate transaction. Join our instructor and learn 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.

Mold: What You Need To Know About Mold and How To Read Air Sampling Reports

The presence of mold can derail the home buying process. Join our instructor and learn 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

Any home, regardless of when it was built, its location, or the materials used in construction, can expose its residents to radon. Join our instructor and learn to: • Identify risks associated with long-term 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 your clients through the real estate transactions process with particular sensitivity to radon.

Understanding Newer Homes

Showing a newer home can be a challenge for a real estate agent. 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. 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.

Managing The Home Inspection

A home inspection is one of the most crucial parts of the home buying process. Offers can be finalized or revoked as a result of a home inspector’s report. Inspections can be a source of anxiety for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. In this course you will learn to: • Direct clients to the best inspectors. • Anticipate frequently asked home inspector questions. • Better equip clients for the home inspection process.

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  • Avatar Zak Karim ★★★★★ in the last week
    Johnny came and did the inspection on a house I'm buying. He actually arrived earlier than scheduled and got right to work on the exterior. Once I got there, he talked me through his findings, going into details on the findings, and … More giving me solutions based on his own experience. Didn't talk down to me or anything, just really friendly and professional. He promptly sent me the report when all was said and done. Everything was clear and easy to understand. Highly recommend him!
  • Avatar Ismael Lopez ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Extremely professional and thorough with their inspection. Brandon was early, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Through the inspection process, he kept me informed and answered all my questions and concerns. After the inspection, he … More discussed the report in great detail with me. I highly recommend for anyone in need of an inspection.
  • Avatar Briana Rudolph ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    John was awesome! I am a first-time home buyer and he took extra care to go through each mark on my report and assured me of the results of my report. He also got my report to me within 30 minutes of leaving! I am very pleased with his … More services and would 100% recommend him to anyone looking for a thorough and speedy inspection.
  • Avatar Zelly Zim ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    This company is very organized and professional from the moment you contact them to schedule. I appreciated the email follow-ups, appointment reminders, and impressive online tools available to review the inspection report. Most of all, … More my home inspector Johnny was incredible! He answered every single question, took the time to explain each part of the process, and was timely and thorough. It's refreshing to have the opportunity to work with a person (and company) that does their job so excellently and prioritizes their customers.
  • Avatar Allison Asta ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    The Donofrio Team is outstanding! My inspection appointment was confirmed same day and all emails were professional and clear. Tiffani was my home inspector and she could not have been more amazing!! She has a very warm, welcoming personality … More and is extremely professional. She was early to our appointment, her inspection was very thorough, she clearly explained all systems, the summary, and made sure all of my questions were answered. Will be recommending her and Donofrio whenever I can!


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