California Department of Real Estate Approved Continuing Education
CALIFORNIA DRE School Sponsor: 4956License Renewal Requirements
15.0 hours Inspections and Disclosures Course Syllabus
15.0 Consumer Protection Hours
e-book This teaches 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.
Licensee's know that non-disclosure and misrepresentation causes more liability for them than any other factor so this topic is fully explored and explained. Failure to disclose and misrepresentation claims make up more real estate disputes than all other complaints combined. Many lawsuits are brought by buyers against brokers and sellers alleging that they failed to disclose pertinent facts about the property lawsuits. Even if unfounded, these drain resources from the business of selling realer state and thus can be problematic for a brokerage firm.