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DAILY TEACHING & HOURS OF OPERATION: 9 AM - 9:45 PM, M - F

WE OFFER OVER

25+

PROGRAMS

WE HAVE SERVED

12000+

STUDENTS

VETERAN STAFF

40+ Years

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

PROUDLY PROVIDING

23+ Years

OF EDUCATION

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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

COURSE OFFERINGS

A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS

Illinois Broker
Pre-License

75-HOUR PROGRAM
HOME STUDY

LIVE ONLINE

ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE
PROGRAM HOME
HOME STUDY
LIVE ONLINE/CLASSROOM

Illinois Broker
Post License

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

COURSE OFFERINGS

A BRIGHTER FUTURE AWAITS

ILLINOIS BROKER PRE-LICENSE

75-HOUR PROGRAM

LIVE ONLINE

ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE

45 HOUR PROGRAM

HOME STUDY

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

NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE BROKER PRE-LICENSE

CONTINUING EDUCATION NMLS APPROVED VENDOR, MLO ONLINE WEBINARS

NATIONWIDE APPRAISAL & CE

ADD A NEW PHASE AND BECOME A PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER

LICENSE RECIPROCITY

ADD AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE TO EXPAND YOUR MARKETING WORLD

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ILLINOIS CONTINUING EDUCATION

12 & 24 HOUR

PROGRAM LIVE ONLINE/CLASSROOM, WEBINAR & HOMESTUDY

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR REAL ESTATE CLASSES?

  • 24/7 Online Course Access
  • Practice Online Exam Questions
  • Automated Reminders

  • Preparation to Pass the State Exam on First Attempt
  • Progressive Tracking Notification
  • Live Instructor Assistance

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You have options to choose from to pay your tuition

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  • PAY WITH AFFIRM-OPPORTUNITY TO QUALIFY FOR 0% INTEREST AND/OR PAYMENT PLAN

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What clients say about us

''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.''

~ Carol F.

''Dave is a very effective teacher! He Makes the information easier to remember with his stories and experience. He teaches at a a good pace and is very accommodating to his students!''

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The Self-Sufficient Home: Real Estate Meets the Survivalist Movement

November 08, 20235 min read

Rising Interest in Self-Sufficiency

In recent years, there's been a notable surge of interest in self-sufficiency and sustainable living. People are looking for ways to reduce their reliance on external resources and become more self-reliant. This movement isn't limited to remote cabins in the woods; it's increasingly making its way into urban and suburban areas.

The Intersection of Real Estate and Self-Sufficiency

This trend intersects with the real estate market in fascinating ways. Homebuyers are now seeking properties that offer features like solar power, rainwater collection, and space for gardening. They want homes that can sustain them through unexpected challenges, whether it's a power outage or disruptions in the supply chain.

Rising Interest in Self-Sufficiency

The Appeal of Sustainable Living

Sustainable living isn't just about preparing for doomsday scenarios. It's also about reducing your environmental footprint and living a more mindful, eco-friendly life. Properties that support self-sufficiency are appealing to those who want to live in harmony with nature and take control of their resources.

Key Features of Self-Sufficient Homes

Solar Power Generation

One of the fundamental features of self-sufficient homes is solar power generation. Solar panels on the roof or in the yard harness the energy of the sun, converting it into electricity to power the home. Excess energy can be stored in batteries for use during cloudy days or power outages. This not only reduces electricity bills but also contributes to a smaller carbon footprint.

Rainwater Harvesting

Another critical aspect of self-sufficiency is rainwater harvesting. Homes are equipped with systems that collect rainwater from roofs and store it in tanks. This harvested rainwater can then be used for various purposes, including irrigation, flushing toilets, and even for drinking after proper filtration. It's a sustainable way to reduce reliance on municipal water sources.

Key Features of Self-Sufficient Homes

Food Production

Self-sufficient homes often have space for food production, whether it's a vegetable garden, fruit trees, or even aquaponics systems. Growing your food not only provides fresh, organic produce but also reduces the need to rely on external sources for groceries. It's a step toward greater food security.

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Off-Grid Capabilities

Some self-sufficient homes are designed to be entirely off-grid, meaning they can function independently of traditional utilities like electricity and water supply. With solar panels, rainwater harvesting, and efficient waste management, these homes can thrive without being connected to external services.

Challenges and Solutions in Self-Sufficient Homes

Initial Investment Costs

One of the primary challenges in embracing self-sufficiency is the upfront cost. Installing solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, and other self-sufficiency features can be a significant investment. However, it's important to view this as a long-term investment that can lead to substantial savings on utility bills over time.

Maintenance and Expertise

Self-sufficient systems require regular maintenance and occasional repairs. Solar panels may need cleaning or maintenance, rainwater harvesting systems can clog, and gardens require care. Homeowners need to be willing to invest time and effort into maintaining these systems or budget for professional services.

Local Regulations and Zoning Laws

Depending on the location, there may be regulations and zoning laws that restrict certain self-sufficiency features. For example, there might be limitations on the size of solar panels or rainwater tanks. It's crucial for prospective buyers to research local regulations and ensure their plans align with the law.

Education and Skill Building

Becoming self-sufficient often requires learning new skills, from gardening to basic maintenance of systems. Buyers need to be open to acquiring these skills or have access to resources and professionals who can help.

Challenges and Solutions in Self-Sufficient Homes

Resilience to Environmental Factors

Self-sufficient homes should be designed to withstand environmental challenges. For example, in areas prone to drought, rainwater harvesting systems need to be extra efficient. In regions with extreme weather, solar panels should be robust. Smart design and technology can mitigate these challenges.

Market Trends and Future Growth

Buyer Demand for Sustainable Living

The appeal of self-sufficient homes goes beyond the survivalist mindset. Many buyers are drawn to these properties because they align with their desire for a more sustainable lifestyle. The ability to generate clean energy, conserve water, and grow your food resonates with those who want to reduce their environmental impact.

Global Impact and Potential for Mainstream Adoption

While self-sufficient homes are still a niche market, they have the potential for mainstream adoption. As climate change and resource scarcity become more pressing concerns, sustainable living practices are gaining traction. Governments and municipalities are promoting self-sufficiency through incentives, making it more accessible for a broader audience.

Changing Buyer Preferences

Buyers' preferences are evolving. They're not only looking for homes that provide shelter but also for properties that enable them to live more independently and sustainably. This shift in preferences is pushing the real estate market to adapt and offer more self-sufficient options.

Technological Advances

As technology continues to advance, self-sufficient homes are becoming more efficient and cost-effective. Innovations in solar power, rainwater harvesting, and sustainable building materials are making self-sufficiency more achievable and attractive to buyers.

Market Trends and Future Growth

In Summary

The self-sufficient home represents more than just a trend; it's a reflection of changing priorities and values in the real estate market. Buyers are increasingly seeking properties that allow them to reduce their environmental footprint, gain more control over their resources, and live sustainably.

Key features of self-sufficient homes, such as solar power generation, rainwater harvesting, and space for food production, align with these values and offer practical benefits, including reduced utility costs and increased resilience.

However, embracing self-sufficiency isn't without its challenges, from initial investment costs to ongoing maintenance and adapting to local regulations. Yet, as the demand for sustainable living grows, the real estate market is adapting to offer more self-sufficient options.

The future of self-sufficient homes is promising. As technology advances and governments incentivize sustainable practices, self-sufficiency may become a more mainstream and accessible way of life for homeowners. Whether motivated by sustainability, preparedness, or a desire for independence, the self-sufficient home is poised to play a more prominent role in the real estate landscape.

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