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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

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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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

SCHOOL PARTNER PAGE FOR INLAND STUDENTS AND FRIENDS

NETWORKING CRITICAL ELEMENT TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CAREER FIND A PROFESSIONAL PARTNER TO HELP FILL THE NEEDS OF YOUR CLIENT

ILLINOIS CONTINUING EDUCATION

12 & 24 HOUR

PROGRAM LIVE ONLINE/CLASSROOM, WEBINAR & HOMESTUDY

NEW BUSINESS SERVICES

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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

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTION

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.

''I'm so glad I chose Inland! Dave McGowan is the best instructor I've ever had in my entire educational career. The amount of knowledge he has about real estate is unbelievable!''

~ David Becker

''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!''

~ Krystle B.

''Had a wonderful experience and Dave is always available to help and answer questions. Great instructor! We had a great class too!!''

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Green Buildings: Pioneering Sustainability in Real Estate | Inland Real Estate School

July 07, 20235 min read

Green Buildings: Pioneering Sustainability in Real Estate

I. Introduction

Sustainability - the practice of caring for our planet - is a rapidly growing focus across various sectors. Notably, in real estate, we're observing a significant shift towards sustainable practices, with the rise of green buildings as a shining example.

II. The Concept of Green Buildings

So, what exactly is a green building? It's a building designed and built (or renovated) in a way that's good for the environment and the people living or working in it. This can be anything from the place where the building is located, to the way waste is dealt with during construction.

Green buildings aren't a new idea. In the past, people often built houses using local, sustainable materials and made sure the design suited the local climate. Modern green buildings mix these old principles with new, tech-savvy ways of living.

Conceptual image showing the life cycle of a green building

III. Key Features of Green Buildings

A. Energy Efficiency

One of the main things about green buildings is that they don't waste energy. This can be done through energy-saving appliances, good insulation, and modern heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (often shortened to HVAC). These not only help save the planet but also reduce energy bills. Smart technologies can help manage energy use to fit the needs of the people in the building.

Image of an energy-efficient home with smart appliances

B. Use of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sources like solar panels, wind turbines, or systems that use heat from the earth (geothermal systems) are common features of green buildings. They reduce the need for non-renewable energy like gas or coal and help make the building self-sufficient. Solar panels are especially popular due to their falling cost and increasing efficiency.

Solar panels installed on the rooftop of a green building

C. Water Conservation

Green buildings often have systems for conserving water, like rainwater collection and systems that recycle 'greywater' (water from baths, sinks, washing machines, and other kitchen appliances). These systems can cut down on water waste and reduce reliance on public water supply.

Illustration of a water conservation system in a green building

D. Green Rooftops

Green rooftops are roofs covered in plants. They make a building look good and also have practical benefits, like absorbing heat (which helps keep the building cool) and improving air quality.

Green rooftop garden on a modern office building

IV. Impact of Green Buildings

Green buildings are good for the planet and for people. They cut down on energy and water use, reducing pollution. They also make the future more sustainable by promoting saving resources and reducing waste.

Additionally, they're good for the people living or working in them, with better air quality and plenty of natural light. Even though they might cost more to build, the money saved on bills over time makes them a smart investment.

Real estate professional discussing green building benefits with a client

V. Case Studies of Green Buildings

There are great examples of green buildings all around the world.

Residential: In Amsterdam, a residential building called 'The Edge' makes more electricity than it uses, thanks to solar panels and energy-saving design.

Commercial: The Bullitt Center in Seattle, USA, is known as the greenest commercial building in the world. It has a system for turning rainwater into drinking water, composting toilets, and uses very little energy.

Public: The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, USA, has a huge 2.5-acre roof covered in plants, a large set of solar panels, and an impressive water recycling system.

VI. Future of Green Buildings

The future is bright for green buildings. Governments and other organizations are encouraging green buildings by offering benefits and awards. For example, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) are certifications that promote sustainable building.

New technology like artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are making green buildings even better. Some people are still worried about the cost of building green, but with renewable energy getting cheaper and the money saved in the long run, more and more people are realizing that it's a smart move. As more people start to live sustainably, the demand for green buildings is likely to keep going up.

Future city landscape with green buildings and renewable energy sources

VII. Conclusion

Green buildings are not just a trend - they're a sign that we're committed to a greener future. These buildings show that we can live and work in a way that's good for us and the planet.

As we face the challenges of the 21st century, it's important that we embrace green buildings. Each green building helps us reduce pollution and makes our planet a better place to live for future generations. After all, we're only borrowing the Earth from our children.

Embracing green buildings is not just about securing our future, but it's also about advancing our present. As we face the urgency of environmental issues, it becomes paramount that every sector, including real estate, works towards sustainability. In this context, real estate professionals become key players in this green revolution, steering the industry towards a sustainable future.

Education and awareness among professionals and consumers alike is crucial. At Inland Real Estate School, we offer a range of comprehensive courses, from brokerage to appraisal, from investing to licensing, all of which contribute to a well-rounded understanding of the real estate market. 

Aspiring real estate professionals can apply this knowledge to understand, appreciate, and advocate for the value of green buildings and other sustainable practices in real estate.

The future of green buildings looks promising with government incentives, technological advancements, and growing public awareness driving their adoption. They're moving from being a niche market to becoming the new norm. As the real estate industry continues to evolve and adapt, we can look forward to a more sustainable future where green buildings play a pivotal role.

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