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Home Inspection Key Component Of The Real Estate Transaction


    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2005The Real Estate Professionals Society (REPS), this week announced the approval of the Home Inspection Master Course offered by Thomson-CompuTaught as fulfilling the requirements for their Home Inspection Real Estate Professional (HIREP) designation.

    REPS is a Society that recognizes the new business expertise required by real estate professionals in the changing home buying and selling industry and is dedicated to expanding the knowledge of real estate agents. The Society awards various real estate designations in a number of different real estate disciplines upon successful completion of the related real estate course meeting the standards established for each designation.

    “This excellent 120-hour curriculum,” says Era Swanepoel, Deputy Executive Director of the Society, “provides real estate agents with knowledge regarding the inspection, writing reports, legal issues, structural components of the home, exterior and interior components, and exteriors such as landscaping, retaining walls, patios and driveways. In addition the course covers roofing systems, drainage systems, insulation and ventilation, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning systems.” This home inspection course has also already been approved by the American Society of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Home Inspectors.

    “HIREP is a great designation for top producing real estate agents to differentiate themselves by acquiring additional expertise. This home inspection course can be taken online (24 x 7) from the convenience of the agent’s home by going to www.RealtyUOnline.com. The HIREP designation is earned upon successful completion of this course by applying at the Society's website.