fact-filled course is designed to fully explain the home building
process and equip you to save thousands of dollars by either acting
as your own contractor when building your next home, or by dealing
from a position of strength, which comes from knowledge, when you
hire a contractor. It was designed
for people who have no experience in construction.
This comprehensive course will guide you through the contracting
Clear and Non-Technical
The course has been carefully
crafted to take the novice through all the steps - from budgeting,
through finding and dealing with subcontractors, planning, financing,
and the actual construction. Each
topic is introduced, defined, explained, and illustrated in a clear,
non-technical manner. A great deal
of effort has been made to help those unfamiliar with the construction
process get completely comfortable with the terminology, the timing,
and the techniques.
with live instructors and other students
- IRC has designed this intensive, fast-paced, hard hitting, two-day,course
to provide you with the opportunity to get your questions answered
in one-on-one situations and with the lively interaction between
a highly qualified instructor and a group of very serious students.
Should Attend? If
youre planning on building a home - Whether
you are planning to act as your own contractor or to hire a professional
home builder, this program is just
what you need to gain confidence.
You'll get the technical know-how to be in control of your home
construction project - from start to finish.
If you are
planning to act as your own contractor, and possibly do some of
the work yourself, we strongly recommend
that both husband and wife attend the seminar. Building your
own home can place stress on even the best of relationships. It
really helps if both parties have a good understanding of the process
before you begin this exciting adventure.
To encourage participation by couples, we
have reduced the tuition for the second person in your party by
Suppliers, and other Contracting Professionals - Make yourself
more valuable and effective by gaining a better understanding of
how your specialty fits into the entire home building process. Also
ask about our unique Affiliate Program.
Refresher NOT READY TO BUILD?
Its never too early to start your planning. We feel that if
a project is properly planned, it should just about build itself.
Even if you dont plan to start for months or even years, you
will be doing yourself a big favor if you start your planning now!
We have a Free Refresher policy that
allows you take the class now, when youre just beginning the
planning process. And then you can come back and take a
free refresher class when you are ready to break ground .
. . to sharpen your contracting knowledge
and skills and recharge your confidence.
Its surprising how this one-two punch will get you on track
and prepare you for the most exciting experience of your life .
. . building your dream home!. With
IRCs exclusive Free Refresher
policy, theres no need to wait.
extensive contracting course stresses planning,
planning, planning! So even if you dont plan to build
for a year or more, you can begin your planning process now by taking
the Successful Home Contracting
course right away.
Guide To Residential Contracting Terms - Part of being in
control is knowing what youre talking
about! Here is an exclusive 33-page publication which is
packed with definitions, photographs, and
illustrations of over 275 terms youll need to know.
Do you know what is meant by gooseneck, pilaster, dead wood, or
knee-kicker? Youll find them all in this
valuable booklet which is part of your class materials.
is some of what is covered. To see a full description of what you
will learn, click
Loan This course will also show you
how to approach a lender
for your construction loan. Lenders want to see a well organized
project, and be assured that you know
what you are doing. When you follow
the steps in our pull-out check lists, youll be totally prepared
to face this challenge!
The course will help you establish a project budget before
you have your plans and specifications prepared. So many people
have their plans drawn up, only to find out that the estimated cost
is twice what they can afford. Then they have to go through the
painful process of down-sizing rooms and cutting amenities and quality.
By doing a budget first, you avoid that dilemma.
Youll also be able to plan your construction schedule, line
up subcontractors and suppliers, and set up your construction cost
accounting system before youre
ready to build.
know, building your own home can be one of
the most exciting and rewarding adventures of your life.
And it should be. You will always cherish and savor the satisfaction
and pride you will experience by making your dreams come to reality.
opportunity for fantastic financial savings has never been greater.
And the opportunity exists for all who are willing to prepare themselves
for the task at hand.
not maximize the returns on your investment . . . your investment
of time, energy, and dollars? Why not prepare yourself to be the
best that you can be?
this seminar youget the inside knowledge you need to be in control
of your project. The training you will receive insures that
your efforts will be rewarded with significant financial savings
and with a home in which you can take tremendous pride.
Savings In addition, if you decide to act as your own general
contractor, you will earn the builder's profit.
This could amount to 15% to 25% or more of the fair market value
of your home - if you know what you are doing! On
a $300,000 home, thats a savings of $45,000 to $75,000!
And, if you plan to do some of the actual work yourself (painting,
wallpapering, etc.) the savings could be