Is Your House Making You Sick?
Category: CONTINUING EDUCATION
Start Date: 1/17/2023 at 1:00 PM
End Date: 1/17/2023 at 4:15 PM
This course covers threats in our homes posed by naturally occurring health hazards such as mold and radon; man-made materials and components such as asbestos and lead-based paint; as well as other indoor air quality pollutants, including combustion pollutants, environmental tobacco smoke, and volatile organic compounds. Learn the sources of these toxins, their effect on our health, what laws provide us with protection from them, and what disclosures are required for them in real estate transactions. You will also learn how to guide you customers in the identification of potentially toxic issues in their homes, in how to reduce exposure, how to test for their presence and extent, and how to remediate the problems so that there are no remaining issues that could affect a successful sale and closing. By learning to identify potential air quality issues in homes and to properly disclose them during a real estate transaction real estate agents will be able to better protect buyers and sellers from liability that might arise from lack of disclosure of issues in a home that could materially affect the value of the home. Real estate professionals will also be able to educate their customers on how to resolve their issues prior to them derailing a sale of a house.