Steve Hoffacker Is Your Real Estate & Construction CAPS Instructor
Steve Hoffacker CAPS has been a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker since 1986 and a licensed real estate salesperson before that. He has a long history of working with real estate sales agents, Realtors, home builders, real estate land developers, lenders, general contractors, remodelers, kitchen and bath remodelers and designers, and others in the construction and home modification industry. Steve has sold homes or land or been consulted on real estate activities, from inexpensive 5-figure properties to 9-figure land parcels in all parts of the United States, many places in Canada, and elsewhere. He has extensive real estate and new construction experience and knowledge.
In addition to selling real estate, Steve has been a city planner helping to analyze housing conditions and land use patterns, a new home sales trainer, a new home sale manager, a real estate consultant, an amateur remodeler, and wearer of many other hats involved in the sale, design, and use of real estate and homes. He has written several books on selling real estate and new homes.
While not a contractor, Steve has completed many of his own remodeling projects, including a new roof from deck replacement to finished product on more than one building, bathroom remodels from the shell (including demolition to get to that point) to completion, kitchen remodels, and many other handyman-type projects, including lighting, electrical repairs, hanging pocket doors, reversing door swing, installing electronic locks, replacing windows and cabinets, and more.
Because Steve understands real estate so well from a market position, product, and consumer standpoint, he can help you appeal to what your clients are looking for in a long-term investment and residence where they can remain indefinitely. Paying attention to mobility, sensory, and other functional needs and uses within the design is quite important for addressing your customer’s needs and demonstrating to them that you understand their desire to have a home that can grow with them over the years.
Entertaining visitors and guests (“visitability”) and being able to use controls, switches, cabinets, appliances, and fixtures throughout the home for all who reside in it (“universal design”) are strategies that Steve will share with you and an insight he delivers when you attend his classes.
Whether it’s helping someone find an existing home that they can acquire and move into that addresses most of their needs (but can be modified with you knowing how to approach it) or building a new home to get what they need from their builder, you have the ability to understand what needs to be in a home for people get the most enjoyment from it as they age and remain in place in that residence.
Steve has been an active member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) since 1983 and served on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Remodelers Council and has received several sales and educational achievement awards from the National Sales & Marketing Council.
Become a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS) to gain the credentials that will help you engage the marketplace more effectively with your real estate sales or development knowledge.
Testimonials from Builders & Real Estate Professionals
“Steve brings extensive expertise in sales and marketing of new and existing homes as well as an energy and enthusiasm that makes him fun to work with. When working with Steve, he also takes on a personal interest in your business and it’s like dealing with a trusted partner or friend.” – John Freer, MCGP, Builder & Assistant Professor, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
“Steve was a great instructor. We had great conversations about improving designs and construction to fit everyone’s needs. He takes a lot of time thinking about and researching his field.” – Jason Irvine, CAPS, General Contractor, St. Paul’s Continuing Care Community, Greenville, Pennsylvania
“When I took Steve’s class in West Palm Beach, I had no idea what to expect. What I got, was an engaging dialogue between Steve and the class, which kept my focus, attention, and most of all, interest. Steve is a disarmingly warm and humorous instructor, who made my trip to take the class and ultimately earn my certification for CAPS well worth my time. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable, and always accessible whenever I have a question, even months after taking the classes. I strongly recommend his courses.” – Andy Rossberg. CAPS, A&P Contracting Group, Valley Stream, New York
“Steve is a natural teacher. As a builder for over 15 years, I have taken my fair share of classes related to construction and real estate. Steve made the Aging in Place (CAPS I, II, III) and Universal Design curriculum engaging, and I would recommend these classes for those interested in this exciting demographic. I appreciate your dedication Steve.” – Ron Maggio, CAPS, Owner, Storm Ready, West Palm Beach Florida
“Hi Steve, I wanted to thank you for the past three days of instruction and knowledge building in the field of Aging In Place. You are definitely a great teacher and your knowledge and experience really helped me understand a lot more than I was expecting to learn on this course. I will definitely recommend this course to others. Looking forward to attending another one of your courses soon. Again, a great learning experience! – Frank Torrelli, CAPS, Torrelli Homes, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada