AL 6.0 hours Benefits of a Professional Home Inspection - Course Syllabus


Course Syllabus:

6.0 Elective Hours.

After completion of this course, the licensee will know that a professional home inspection reduces the potential for an agents exposure to non-disclosure liability. Many buyers do not know what to look for or how to identify real or potential problems within a property. They need a professional, objective assessment of the condition of a home to accurately establish the market value and identify necessary costs of repair. A seller benefits by avoiding potential non-disclosure liability when the buyer relies on the third party home inspector.

Course Objective

Relate a licensee's disclosure obligations and why a home inspection benefits the buyer, the seller, and the licensee.

State the actions which constitutes a home inspection.

Describe those house components subject to scrutiny during an inspection, and what might indicate problems or deficiencies.

Recognize construction methods for floors and basements.

Describe construction methods for roofs and ceilings.

Explain the sequence of construction.

Discuss the make-up of the home's water supply.

Detail how bathrooms are plumbed; and explain potential plumbing problems.

Review the electrical system requirements and specifications.

Understanding the main electrical panel.

Identify the ways homes are heated and cooled and methods of inspecting systems.

Identify benefits and necessity of insulation and ventilation to the structure.

Recognize the role the site plays in floor inspections.

List the necessary steps and tools to measure a structure

Explain basic measurement procedures

Computing the total area under roof

Identify the supporting walls of the structure.

Discuss various exterior elements.

Analyze what to look for when inspecting the home’s interior.

Review the key elements necessary to be looked for during the inspection.

Describe the components to scrutinize when inspecting the exterior of the home.

Identify the values and benefits of home warranty.