PROPERTY ESSENTIALS: What You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling

As per popular request, DCTS Adult & Continuing Education is bringing you what you want to know. If you are interested or considering buying or selling a home for personal use or as an investment, this is the class you need to attend.

Three experts in Real Estate, Lending and Home Inspection come together for one night to share their knowledge in each of these areas to help you make more informed, less costly decisions before you consider buying or selling a home or property. Some of the topics covered:

  • Understand the pros and cons of using a realtor
  • Learn the differences between buyer and seller agents
  • Understand the stages of the buying and selling process
  • Steps to ensure a dependable, affordable loan
  • Current market overview
  • Importance of a home inspection in the buying or selling process
  • Contents of a home inspections
  • Most common findings and easy fixes

Understanding the real estate market, lender options and the importance of home or property inspections can make you a more empowered buyer or seller whether you are interested in your next home, thought of flipping houses or considering real estate as an investment.

You can save the cost of this course and then some from what you learn during this informative three hour evening.

Course Info

Cost: $40


Lil Jackson, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway

Don Haschert, Property Inspector, CRSE Real Estate Group


Monday, March 7, 2022

Time: 6p – 9p

Registration and fee deadline is one week prior to the first class. Individuals are not considered registered with DCTS until payment is made and a completed application is submitted to the Adult & Continuing Education Office.

Face coverings required and social distancing rules applied.

Adult learners must be able to understand, speak, read, and write the English language.

Space is limited so sign up early to confirm your seat.

Due to safety considerations, no one under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be permitted to attend class or be on the premises of Dauphin County Technical School property. It is the discretion of the instructor in making any and all determination and identification of individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This may include prescription drugs if, in the opinion of the instructor the drugs impair the judgment of the participant. Copies of the DCTS Use of Tobacco Policy #222 and Drug and Alcohol Policy #227 are listed below.


The Joint Operating Committee recognizes that tobacco, nicotine, and nicotine delivery products present a health and safety hazard that can have serious consequences for both users and nonusers and the safety and environment of the school. For purposes of this policy, tobacco includes a lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, little cigar, pipe, or other smoking product or material and smokeless tobacco in any form including chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, or dissolvable tobacco pieces.[1] For purposes of this policy, nicotine shall mean a product that contains or consists of nicotine in a form that can be ingested by chewing, smoking, inhaling, or through other means. For purposes of this policy, a nicotine delivery product shall mean a product or device used, intended for use, or designed for the purpose of ingesting nicotine or another substance. This definition includes, but is not limited to, any device or associated product used for what is commonly referred to as vaping or juuling.


It is the goal of the Dauphin County Technical School to maintain a drug-free and alcohol-free school environment. In order to further this goal, the Alcohol, Drugs, and Controlled Substances Policy No. 227. A student shall not possess, use, transmit, deliver, sell or be under the influence of any controlled substance. Controlled substances shall be defined as A. All dangerous controlled substances prohibited by law within the meaning of the Controlled Substance, Drug-Device, and Cosmetic Act as amended. B. All over-the-counter medications. C. All alcoholic beverages. D. Any anabolic steroids. E. Any synthetic compound, or any herbal substance sold as an incense, bath salts, or smoking material that mimics the effects of marijuana. F. Any drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia includes equipment, apparatus, and/or gear generally associated with the use/abuse of alcohol, narcotic drugs, and mood-altering chemicals. Examples may include items such as “pot pipes,” cigarette-rolling papers, roach clips, weighing scales, and any other device used to measure, inject, inhale, ingest, package, deliver or facilitate the use, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance. G. All legal or illegal hemp products. H. Volatile solvents or inhalants to include glue and aerosol propellants. I. Any prescription, patent drug, caffeine pills/capsules, epinephrine, or other stimulants except those for which permission for use in school has been granted pursuant to Joint Operating Committee Policy. J. Any look-a-like substance that resembles any item above including any non-controlled substance that in its overall finished dosage appearance is substantially similar in size, shape, color, marking, or packaging to any controlled substance.