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WHY DO WE STAND OUT ABOVE THE REST?

We are a fully licensed Real Estate School within Illinois, that offers quality, student-centered on-ground (live in person or live webinar), home-study, or online (computer-based reading) real estate classes for real estate brokers, managing brokers, post license and continuing education (CE) throughout the state of Illinois and nationwide online.

We also partner with affiliated schools that provide nationwide education for mortgage brokers and appraisers. In addition, our various affiliates can provide real estate education to assist you in securing licensing in additional states. All of the courses, whether directly through Inland Real Estate School or our affiliates are proven successful and are the best prep resources available to further your career aspirations.

There are a number of real estate school choices capable of helping you to start your new career, however your future is important enough that you’d should not leave the choice to chance. Select a proven provider of quality education and trust only the best real estate school in Illinois.

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You can expect:

Higher than average pass rate on the Illinois state licensed examination

Over 60+ years of combined staff experience providing education and training to the Illinois real estate market

Our school isn’t run by brokers or investors, our team possesses formal educational degrees plus practical real-life experience educating our students.

Our instructors respond to our student’s questions and inquiries in a timely manner and are available via the phone or email

Our updated flexible course options provide our students with the flexibility of selecting a program that meets their schedule and time availability.

Our programs are available through live classroom presentation, live webinar & home study formats.

Our passionate experienced, dedicated faculty has over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate as a broker & managing broker

We have developed programs and effective methods of presentation that are proven to work

Available 1-on-1 tutoring should the student need additional assistance

Whether you are in Inland Real Estate School student or coming to us from another school, we provide real customer service, backed by the guidance you need to get through the program as well as the State exam

The best reading material available in the industry designed to help you understand the concepts to further enhance your understanding in preparation for the state exam

Having a school run and owned by 2 proven successful educators with actual market experience makes all the difference in your learning and passing the state exam; our results and referrals show it

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT?

Welcome to Inland Real Estate School, Inc. When you invest in us, we will invest 110% in you!

As a new real estate broker, you will need to create your own identity. This will include determining what area you wish to specialize in. Part of that can include referencing your experiences from the school you attended.

Few schools have earned a reputation for supporting their students beyond the completion of their pre-licensing course and inland is the most credited Illinois real estate school when it comes to that stake. Inland Real Estate School has developed a reputation for supporting our students long after they’ve completed their education by providing consulting services focused on helping you develop your reputation and identity in order to enhance your future career.

Welcome to Inland Real Estate School, Inc. When you invest in us, we will invest 110% in you!

As a new real estate broker, you will need to create your own identity. This will include determining what area you wish to specialize in. Part of that can include referencing your experiences from the school you attended.

Few schools have earned a reputation for supporting their students beyond the completion of their pre-licensing course and inland is the most credited Illinois real estate school when it comes to that stake. Inland Real Estate School has developed a reputation for supporting our students long after they’ve completed their education by providing consulting services focused on helping you develop your reputation and identity in order to enhance your future career.

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Our passionate experienced, dedicated faculty has over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate as a broker & managing broker

We have developed programs and effective methods of presentation that are proven to work

Available 1-on-1 tutoring should the student need additional assistance

Whether you are in Inland Real Estate School student or coming to us from another school, we provide real customer service, backed by the guidance you need to get through the program as well as the State exam

The best reading material available in the industry designed to help you understand the concepts to further enhance your understanding in preparation for the state exam

Having a school run and owned by 2 proven successful educators with actual market experience makes all the difference in your learning and passing the state exam; our results and referrals show it

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Pre-License

75-HOUR PROGRAM
HOME STUDY

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ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE
PROGRAM HOME
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Illinois Broker
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30-HOUR PROGRAM HOME STUDY LIVE ONLINE/ CLASSROOM COMBINATION

TUTORING STUDY AIDES AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES

ONE ON ONE & GROUP EXAM PREPARATIONS IN-PERSON & WEBINAR

REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

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A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS

ILLINOIS BROKER PRE-LICENSE

75-HOUR PROGRAM

LIVE ONLINE

ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE

45 HOUR PROGRAM

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LIVEONLINE/CLASSROOM

ILLINOIS BROKER POST LICENSE

30-HOUR PROGRAM HOME STUDY OR

45 HOUR ONLINE/ CLASSROOM COMBINATION

TUTORING STUDY AIDES

ONE ON ONE & GROUP EXAM PREPARATIONS IN-PERSON & WEBINAR

REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

NATIONWIDE PRE-LICENSING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

INCREASE YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS, SECURE A LICENSE IN OTHER STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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NATIONWIDE APPRAISAL & CE

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ADD AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE TO EXPAND YOUR MARKETING WORLD

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''By far the best class I have taken. I tried to get my broker license before but gave up because I was not given much instruction not did I have anyone to ask questions to.''

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The Age of Smart Homes: Shaping a Future of Comfort, Convenience, and Efficiency

June 30, 20237 min read

The Age of Smart Homes: Shaping a Future of Comfort, Convenience, and Efficiency

Introduction

It's not something of the distant future or a concept extracted from a science fiction movie; the era of smart homes is here, and it's altering the landscape of everyday living. This digital revolution is transforming our homes into interconnected hubs of convenience, efficiency, and comfort. Let's delve deeper into how this smart technology is integrating into our homes and making our lives easier and more sustainable.

1. The IoT and the Rise of Smart Homes

1.1 Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT)

Imagine a web of digital connectivity that wraps around every device you use daily. This web, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), enables devices ranging from your refrigerator to your car to communicate and cooperate, making life easier and more streamlined. This invisible web is the foundation of a smart home, serving as the thread that connects all devices and allows for intelligent automation.

1.2 How IoT is leading to the development of smart homes

By building on the capabilities of IoT, the advent of smart homes has become a reality. These homes harness the power of IoT to link devices, leading to automation that enhances security, conserves energy, and offers unprecedented convenience. Smart homes adjust to their inhabitants' lifestyles, ensuring a living environment that aligns seamlessly with individual preferences and needs.

2. The Features of a Smart Home

2.1 The interconnectedness of devices and appliances

Smart homes are characterized by a network of interconnected devices and appliances. This network facilitates communication between various household elements, enabling them to work in harmony to deliver optimal comfort and convenience. 

For example, you could use the Nest thermostat to manage your home's temperature, which could be integrated with Philips Hue lighting system for automated lighting adjustments, providing you an optimum and comfortable atmosphere.

Whether it's your coffee maker preparing your morning brew just as you wake up, or your lighting system adjusting itself based on natural light conditions, everything in a smart home functions in a coordinated manner.

Illustration of various IoT devices interconnected in a smart home.

2.2 Control through smartphones and voice commands

Controlling a smart home has become easier and more intuitive than ever. The control mechanism for a smart home resides in the palm of your hand or responds to your voice. The Samsung SmartThings app, for example, allows you to control various home devices from your smartphone. Similarly, voice-activated systems like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home provide hands-free control over your home environment.

Want to dim the lights for movie night or check your front door without leaving your couch? All of this is just a command away.

2.3 Customizing your living experience

A smart home is your personal concierge, learning from your habits and preferences to provide a bespoke living experience. By understanding your daily routines and preferences - from your preferred morning temperature to your favorite evening music - your smart home customizes its operations to align with your lifestyle, making your living space a true extension of yourself.

Using smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, combined with the power of AI assistants like Alexa, you can schedule routines – from the moment your blinds open in the morning to the minute your coffee starts brewing. Even platforms like IFTTT (If This, Then That) can be used to create customized automation 'recipes' for your smart home, triggering one action based on another – such as turning off your lights when you leave home.

Smartphone screen displaying a home automation app.

3. Benefits of Smart Homes

3.1 The convenience of smart living

The primary advantage of smart homes is the convenience they provide. The days of fretting over whether you left the lights on or the front door unlocked are over. With a smart home, control is always at your fingertips, no matter where you are.

For instance, the iRobot Roomba vacuums your home automatically, and the smart fridge from LG can remind you when you're out of milk or if the door is left open. Moreover, a smart home can anticipate your needs based on your preferences and routines.

3.2 Enhanced security features

Smart homes go beyond comfort and convenience; they contribute significantly to home security. With features like real-time security camera feeds, automatic door locks, and motion sensor alerts, your smart home provides peace of mind, ensuring that your abode is secure, whether you're in bed or away on vacation.

Companies like Ring offer doorbell cameras that allow you to see and speak to visitors even when you're not home. Similarly, smart locks such as August Smart Lock Pro enable you to lock or unlock your doors remotely, and even grant temporary access to guests or service providers.

Smart security camera providing live footage of a home's entrance.

3.3 Energy efficiency and sustainability

Smart homes are leading the charge in the push towards greener living. Through intelligent energy management, such as automated lighting and optimized heating and cooling systems, smart homes conserve energy and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.

The Philips Hue lighting system not only provides customizable lighting scenes but also helps in reducing energy consumption through LED bulbs. Furthermore, smart thermostats like Ecobee can learn your schedule and preferences, making your heating and cooling system more efficient and reducing your energy bills.

Digital thermostat displaying energy-saving temperature settings.

4. Looking Ahead: The Future of Smart Homes

While current smart home technology is impressive, the future holds even greater possibilities. Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are projected to make smart homes even more intuitive and responsive. We could see homes that predict your needs before you're even aware of them, perhaps drawing a bath for you after a long day, or preheating the oven for dinner just as you pull into the driveway.

The future of smart home technology promises to make our homes even more interconnected and user-friendly. Advances in AI and machine learning could lead to refrigerators like Samsung's Family Hub that not only track your groceries but also suggest recipes, or integrated home systems like Apple's HomeKit becoming even more responsive to user's needs.

5. Conclusion: Embracing the Smart Home Revolution

In essence, smart homes are more than a trend or a flashy display of technology; they represent a comprehensive shift in our lifestyle and a step towards a more sustainable future. Embracing the smart home revolution is not just about adopting technology; it's about enhancing our quality of life, improving security, and contributing to a greener planet. As we look ahead, it's clear that our living spaces will continue to get smarter, making our lives more comfortable, convenient, and sustainable.

In a world where technology is intricately woven into the fabric of our lives, why should our homes be any different? Let's open the doors to smart living and welcome a future where our homes are not just places we live in, but spaces that live with us, responding to our needs, and shaping a future of sustainable and intelligent living.

These changes are also reshaping the real estate industry, necessitating that real estate professionals adapt and evolve in their understanding of this new landscape. As smart homes become more prevalent, they are sure to become a pivotal consideration for prospective homeowners and renters.

Our comprehensive curriculum at Inland Real Estate School is designed to equip our students with a holistic understanding of the real estate market. From the nuts and bolts of the home-buying process to the latest trends impacting the industry, our courses help students grasp the full complexity of today's real estate world. You can trust that with Inland Real Estate School, you'll be learning from those who are not only teaching about the real estate market but are actively engaged in it.
As the real estate landscape continues to change, we are committed to ensuring our students are well-prepared for the future, whatever it may hold. Aspiring and veteran professionals alike will find that the educational offerings at Inland Real Estate Schoolprovide them with the knowledge and skills to navigate the evolving world of real estate successfully. Smart homes are the future, and Inland Real Estate Schoolis here to help you step into that future confidently.

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