This course is approved for 9 hours of Alabama CE and 12 hours of GRI elective credit.
Day One - The Resource-Efficient Home: Remodels, Retrofits, and New-Home Construction
The Resource-Efficient Home: Remodels, Retrofits, Renovations, and New-Home Construction covers the distinguishing characteristics that make a home resource thrifty. The course looks at why consumer demand for these homes is increasing and how both the homes and consumer expectations impact the market. The course prepares real estate professionals to provide advice and sources of information to help homeowners improve the resource efficiency of their homes from low-cost fixes and DIY projects to retrofitting and replacing systems to big -budget remodeling projects. The course also looks at constructing a new, resource-efficient home and the value that real estate professionals can bring to the design and build team.
- Observe the influence of principles of sustainability on consumer attitudes and choices and home values.
- Help home buyers see the potential in an existing home for resource-efficiency improvement.
- Show the linkage between high-performance homes and value.
Day Two - Representing Buyer and Sellers: Resource-Efficient Homes
Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource-Efficient Homes, the second course in the designation program sequence, focuses on applying the knowledge of resource-efficient, smart, and certified homes gained in the preceding course and adapting core real estate skills to build business success in the niche market for resource-efficient homes.
- Help clients and customers understand the appraisal and pricing of resource-efficient homes with green features.
- Provide home buyers to information about incentives energy-efficiency retrofits and mortgage financing.
- Identify business planning action steps to establish a market position as a Green designee.
There are no upcoming courses scheduled at this time.
To obtain and use NAR’s Green Designation, three (3) requirements must be fulfilled:
- Complete the following courses and pass each exam with a score of 80 percent or higher;
- NAR Green Day 1: The Resource-Efficient Home - Retrofits, Remodels, Renovations, and New Home Construction
- NAR Green Day 2: Representing Buyers and Sellers of Resource-Efficient Home
- Submit the member application for NAR’s Green Designation with proof of completion for all course requirements and proof of your REALTOR® membership.
- Maintain active and good membership status with the Green REsource Council and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Your Green REsource Council membership begins upon being conferred with NAR's Green Designation, providing you with editions of The REsource – our monthly eNewsletter. If you are an active member in NAR or an International member, your first year of membership is free. Your second year (starting one year after your membership starts) will reflect a pro-rated amount. Your third year and thereafter will require an annual renewal of $98.50 and an active membership with NAR to maintain and use the designation.
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