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Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors

Webinar: Smart Home Technology -- A Practical Guide for the Home Inspector


2 Hour Webinar Approved for 2 CEs for Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland


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Smart Home Technology -- A Practical Guide for the Home Inspector

Monday, November 20, 2023  7:30 to 9:30 PM

This FREE webinar offers VAREI members 2 CEs for Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware and Maryland.

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Start Date And Time

11/20/2023 07:30 pm

End Date And Time

11/20/2023 09:30 pm




2 Hour Webinar - Earn 2 CEs and Learn a Lot!
Monday, November 20, 2023
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Smart Home Technology: A Practical Guide for the Home Inspector
Presented by Mark Goodman

This informative webinar will provide inspectors with an excellent overview of smart home technology and the unique aspects of how it is incorporated into the home. Smart technology is constantly emerging and presents many challenges for inspectors in their inspection practices, as it can involve systems controlled by user interfaces that operate lighting and audio systems, heating and cooling systems, plumbing-related systems, home security, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, the electrical system, and more!

Inspectors will gain a better understanding of this technology and how it interfaces with the home’s systems. This knowledge will equip inspectors to report on the systems in the home and confidently communicate with their clients about smart home features, including being able to explain about a fully integrated smart home or a home that simply has smart devices.

Session Topics

1. The anatomy of a smart home

2. Examples of different types of smart home devices and wiring requirements

3. Security concerns

4. Information that needs to be reported and communicated to the buyer so that they can ensure proper operation

  • Smart Home vs. Connected Home
  • Why You Need to Understand Smart Homes
  • How Smart Homes Work
  • Smart Home Interfaces
  • Smart Home Devices
  • How to Identify Smart Home Devices
  • Communication Protocols
  • Automation 
  • Standard of Practice 
  • Communicating with Your Client 

5. Best Practices for Reporting

About the Presenter

Mark Goodman is a Senior Inspector and Market Leader/Territory Manager for BPG Inspections. He is an ASHI Certified Inspector who entered the home inspection industry in 2014. He is the 2023 President-Elect and will be the 2024 President of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Mark is also the current President of the St. Louis ASHI Chapter. He has served as an SME for the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors. Mark is a smart home enthusiast who, for nearly 20 years, successfully owned and operated a construction company specializing in general contracting, remodeling, and project management. Mark has also been involved in residential property management, project management, PR/marketing, and the hardware and building material industries.