House Exteriors and Architecture - In Person 3 Hour Continuing Education Course

House Exteriors and Architecture is a 3-hour in person continuing education class designed to educate licensees to be able to recognize and be knowledgeable of different components of house exteriors and architectural styles of houses. You will learn about all of the physical components of various housing styles and gain confidence that you are an expert on the various types of homes when working with clients. GREC course code is 76164.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the different types of exterior siding on houses
  • Identify the different types of exterior features such as gables, dormers, colonnades, eaves, turrets, etc.
  • Learn the different types of doors, windows, and roof types on houses
  • Understand different architectural styles of attached houses such as high rise condos, lofts, townhouses, etc.
  • Understand different kinds of architectural styles of detached homes such as Traditional, Ranch, Contemporary, Tudor, Cape Cod, Craftsman, and many more. 
  • Identify the different types of house styles such as Split Foyer, Split Level, Drive Under Garage, etc.

Instructor – Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward is the owner and design specialist for Premier Design & Remodel. She is an Accredited Staging Professional® and Realtor® and has a passion for real estate and specifically, transforming interior and exterior residential real estate spaces. Lisa’s mission is to help her client’s design inspirations come to life!

Born and raised in Atlanta, Lisa began her career as the operations manager of a real estate company but quickly moved into staging homes for real estate professionals. It wasn’t long before her staging services transformed into small design projects and then more involved projects requiring more extensive design and remodel work allowing her true passion to come to life. Lisa works with homeowners, home sellers and real estate agents in Metro Atlanta to design, update and remodel homes to achieve the goals of each individual client’s need.

Lisa is an IAHSP Accredited Stager, a member of the National Association of Realtors®, Georgia Association of Realtors® and Atlanta Realtors® Association. Visit her website at