Introducing… our NEW 2014-16 (3) Credit CE Course Offerings

2016-18 (3) Credit Continuing Education Course Offerings

Smart Energy Solutions for Existing Homes – Savvy Buyers and Sellers are seeking greater energy affordability, an improved lifestyle and responsible building practices.  They look to you, the Real Estate Practitioner, as a resource to provide them with information so that they may make informed decisions.  This course offers a comprehensive review of the myriad options available, including State and Federal initiatives and incentives.  Real time case studies demonstrate practical and affordable solutions, as well as the relationship between cost and value. (Approved for Salesperson/Broker CE)

MOLD to SOLD! Fact vs. FictionA definitive, no nonsense guide for Real Estate Professionals!  What is your responsibility as a Buyer’s Agent, Seller’s Agent, and Broker? This Course dispels the many misconceptions about mold. Testing and remediation options and guidelines from the EPA, CT Department of Public Health and CAR will be presented and explained. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to deal with water intrusion and mold issues in a Real Estate transaction so that they may better inform both buyers and sellers.  (Approved for Salesperson/Broker CE)

Environmental Issues – Evolution to Resolution   Radon, Lead, Asbestos and More   Due to the heightened awareness of environmental issues, as well as more rigid State and Federal requirements, these concerns are many times at the forefront of a Real Estate transaction. Understanding the complex nature of these issues will allow you to better inform your client and facilitate a favorable outcome for both buyer and seller. This course brings clarity to the science behind the most common environmental issues, as well as how to identify, manage and mitigate concerns. (Approved for Appraiser, Salesperson/Broker CE)

Minimize Your Risk – Maximize Your Earnings – Understanding and identifying the Top 10 Property Related Conditions that most often result in disputes according to the NAR Legal Pulse/Legal Scan.  This course offers an in depth analysis of actual inspection scenarios presented with extensive photos and commentary.  Attendees will gain a greater awareness of how to identify and mitigate adverse conditions, from water intrusion to structural issues and beyond.  Learn to recognize and interpret warning signs to better protect yourself and your clients. (Approved for Salesperson/Broker CE)

This Old Connecticut HouseUnderstanding and Selling Antique Homes in Today’s Real Estate Market.  Attendees will take a photographic tour throughout Connecticut visiting historic and antique homes.  We will cover 17th through 19th century architectural styles and history, including the evolution of the construction process. Current day deterioration  issues and solutions will be discussed at length, as well as restoration guidelines and resources. (Approved for Appraiser, Salesperson/Broker CE)

Green Building Best Practices – Innovations in Sustainable Housing   Demand for Green homes is expected to rise over 900% in the next 5 years. “Green Building” is design which focuses on increasing the efficiency of resource use while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment.   This course covers the latest technologies in new construction as well as State and Federal initiatives and tax incentives.  Invaluable information for the forward thinking Real Estate Professional that wishes to be informed of the many energy conservation trends in our changing world. (Approved for Appraiser, Salesperson/Broker CE)

 

Residential Construction Practices Let’s build a house together! From site work to finishes, this course takes the mystery out of residential construction practices.  A greater understanding of the anatomy of a house, including terminology,  as well as the latest trends in building materials will help bring clarity to property disclosure and inspection issues. Learn how changing demographics by Millenials and Boomers are redefining the home building landscape. Relevant and compelling information for even the most experienced Realtor. (Approved for Appraiser, Salesperson/Broker CE)

What to Expect When We’re Inspecting   The concept of a home inspection is often misunderstood! What are the scope and limitations of a home inspection? What does a home inspection cover? What is not covered? This course reviews the Connecticut Home Inspection Standards and brings clarity to each party’s responsibility within the Real Estate Transaction. Learn to avoid common pitfalls as we examine case studies of home inspections gone awry! (Approved for Salesperson/Broker CE)

 

Don’t Let Water Intrusion Sink Your Deal!  Mold, Moisture, Mildew…oh my!  Fact: More than 87% of Home Inspections show evidence of water/moisture penetration. This course takes the mystery (and fear) out of the Where, What, Why and How of water intrusion.  Where is it located?  What does it look like?  Why did it happen and How do you fix/remediate it?  Written in clear, concise language, and using abundant photos, you will gain a greater understanding of the indicators, the causes and the cures for water and moisture penetration. (Approved for Appraiser, Salesperson/Broker CE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in expanding your Real Estate knowledge? Tiger offers several engaging Continuing Education Electives for Realtors and Appraisers through Real Estate Organizations and Charity fundraisers throughout Connecticut. See our calendar below. We are continually scheduling new classes so check back periodically.

Please contact the association listed in the calendar notes for registration and fees.

Tiger Group offers timely and compelling seminars for your next sales meeting or company training session.  Our 30-60 minute workshops will sharpen sales skills and educate both new and experienced agents.

Introducing Our Newest…

Mold – Fact vs. Fiction – A definitive, no nonsense guide to get you from Mold to Sold!

Family FeudIt’s Fast! It’s Furious! It’s Fun!!  The Real Estate Game that will ROCK your meeting!

Deal? Or No Deal? – Buckle up your tool belt; we’re going on two home inspections.  We’ll take you through the details, you’ll role play the re-negotiation.  Can you get the Deal done??

Our Most Requested…

Law & Order HIU (Home Inspection Unit)The cases are REAL, the people are REAL, and so are the VERDICTS!  Case studies regarding Connecticut Disclosure and Home Inspections disputes.  Who bears the liability – Buyer? Seller? Agent? Broker? Inspector?  Interactive with open discussion.

This Old Connecticut House Selling Antique Homes in Today’s Real Estate Market; Understanding Architectural Styles – A guided tour of historic Connecticut homes with a clear, concise explanation of different architectural styles –  highlighted by a challenging round of “Name That Style.” (Interactive)

Minimize Your Risk – Maximize Your Earnings – Top 10 Property Related Conditions that most often lead to disputes (according to NAR Legal Scan).  Learn to identify adverse conditions and warning signs to better protect yourself and your client

Top 10 Environmental IssuesEverything You Need To Know, But Were Afraid To Ask! Understanding Radon, Mold, Well Water issues, UST’s and more; testing methods/costs, as well as remediation.

Survivor!  – Will The Deal Close, Or Will You Be Voted Out Of The Transaction?  Your Opposing Team Will Decide!  (Game format; a rollicking good time and great way to learn)  Not all defects are created equal – two teams; each evaluate 4 inspection summaries and prioritize the defects.  Which team will be voted out of the transaction?? (Interactive)

Mock Inspection – An abbreviated inspection for hands on learning held at your listing site

Individual Training Modules – Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

We’ll create a workshop or seminar designed especially for you and your training needs – perfect for new and experience agents alike.

  • Septic and Well systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Roofing
  • Wood destroying insects
  • Electrical, Plumbing, Structural
  • Asbestos, Lead, Mold, UST
  • Radon—air and water

“I found a house in a great location but it needed a lot of work. The renovation loan program worked well for me and my family to renovate the house, including a new heating system, and renovated kitchen and bathrooms. George at Tiger was amazing in guiding us through the process; We couldn’t have done it without him.”

Thanks for performing such an outstanding job on both of our home inspections. My wife and I felt lucky to get you the first time, and we were so glad to drive up to the house…. And see you waiting. I learned a lot during both inspections, and I appreciate your thoroughness. Thanks for everything.

George did a wonderful and thorough job. He was very pleasant to my buyers.

 

Tom was awesome. Money well spent. I bought a house 2 years ago in New Milford. The inspector(not Tiger) only spent a ½ hour at the house. It turned into a money pit. I am so thrilled that Tom was so thorough. I will recommend Tiger and Tom to anyone I know.

Just wanted to thank you again for the conscientious service. Joe and John, if you ever need a recommendation, please let me know. I feel much better about moving forward. I also appreciate all of the recommendations along the way. Thanks again and have a great weekend.

Art did a wonderful job. He was patient and answered all of my clients’ questions as he went along his inspection. He was sensitive to the fact that my clients were in need of a report quickly to satisfy some inspection issues and we had a written report within hours!

Thank you very much for your inspection of our future home on …… in Milford. We really appreciated your thoroughness, attention to detail, and ability to answer our questions. As first time home buyers, you made us feel comfortable with the inspection process. And we are very pleased with our professional written report. Thank you!

Thank you so much for the report. We could not have been happier with the service, your staff and inspector provided. We are very pleased and would definitely recommend your company to our friends, family, and any potential clients. Have a great weekend.