New Education Resource Website

April 13, 2008

Five of the Chicagoland area’s Homebuilders Associations have teamed together to offer an array of educational courses under the newly formed Illinois Regional Education Board (IREB.) IREB consolidates the educational efforts of the builder, remodelor, and associate members in each of these five HBAs. A Web site was recently created to give members a centralized location to learn about upcoming NAHB sanctioned courses and designations offered through the IREB program.
All information on IREB, which is comprised of The Homebuilders Association of Greater Chicago, The Homebuilders Association of Greater Fox Valley, The Southwest Suburban Homebuilders Association, The Northern Illinois Homebuilders Association and The Homebuilders Association of Will-Grundy Counties, can now be found online at www.learn-build.com.
This is the perfect place for builders and remodelors to see the complete list of courses offered, which includes everything from Building Codes and Estimating to Standards and Customer Service. The Web site is easy to use and includes options for contacting IREB by email, registering for classes and paying for these courses online. Additionally, the website includes a full calendar of events for upcoming classes. We’re all so busy these days, now registering for these classes is only the click of a mouse away.
I’m very excited to participate in this program because it gives the members of the five Chicagoland HBAs a centralized location to receive all their information on the courses that will greatly benefit members’ careers. These programs focus on practical training for newcomers and veterans alike, with lots of ideas and strategies you can use every day to improve your business and advance your career. It makes sense to combine the educational courses and have everyone work together to increase involvement in the HBAs. This will help others become more knowledgeable and successful as builders and remodelors.
The benefits of IREB are huge. Not only do the five Chicagoland HBAs now have a centralized educational organization, but the National Association of Homebuilders has less of an overlap in courses in this area of Illinois. IREB will allow more people to receive various designations offered by the NAHB, which in return helps membership steadily increase.
IREB has been very well received by HBA members as a way to further their educational efforts, which is crucial to the growth of the homebuilding industry. It is now much easier for people in Chicago’s homebuilding industry to take classes and gain skills that will in return help their businesses grow. Additionally, these classes are a great way to network and meet peers in the homebuilding industry, as well as stay up-to-date on code changes, requirements and new regulations within the industry.
Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth. These courses, offered through IREB from NAHB, have the most targeted curriculum, accomplished instructors and widely respected education opportunities in the business. Start getting a designation now so you’ll be ahead of the competition in the future.
Accreditations and designations from the University of Housing and NAHB say a lot about you and your personal commitment to the homebuilding industry. IREB offers dozens of educational courses and seminars especially tailored to fit your needs as a building professional. Visit www.learn-build.com today to learn more about IREB, see a calendar of upcoming courses that you will be interested in attending, and even sign-up to be on the e-mail distribution list!

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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