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THE GREEN DESIGNATION
The decision to develop a green designation program is the result of many months of market consideration and evaluation. Rising fuel prices, the call for self-reliance, and talk of global warming are just some of the many factors that indicate there is a real need to know and understand green trends affecting consumer habits.
REBAC has put together a dream team of industry experts from various organizations to create an outstanding green designation course curriculum. Students will learn about green concepts and benefits from the ground up. There are modules devoted to features that make homes or buildings green and energy efficient. Students will also learn how to articulate the significance of LEED, Energy Star, and other rating systems to their clients -- and how such systems relate to their clients investments. Regulatory issues as it relates to sustainability will be covered as well as zoning, building codes, and other governmental issues.
The goal of the course is not only to provide information about green features that will be useful to both you and consumers, but also to assist you in your efforts to work with clients concerned about these features. Course time will focus on adapting listing presentation and buyer-counseling sessions to address concerns of the green consumer. There will also be time spent on how to best guide clients seeking qualified professionals familiar with green home principles such as energy audits, retrofitting, and landscaping. We also will prepare students to provide information about the financial advantages of properties that are eco-friendly and energy efficient.
The required courses to earn NARs Green Designation will be available in both live lecture and online formats. The core course will debut November 5 and 6 in Orlando, Florida and will be taught by none other than Terry Watson (more info>).
Earning this designation will show prospects, clients, and peers your commitment to working with consumers and investors interested in properties with green and sustainable features. This designation is the only green designation recognized by NAR and it will be displayed on both www.realtor.com and www.realtor.org as part of your NAR membership profile. This benefit, exclusive to NARs Green Designation, will assist you in both prospecting and referrals.
The 2-day core course will cover: