According to a 2022 survey by the National Association of REALTORS, 63% of REALTORS believe that promoting energy efficiency in listings is valuable. On the other hand, only 33% are comfortable answering clients' questions about home performance. To help bridge this gap, MEEA partners with local chapters and other partners throughout the Midwest to help agents and appraisers understand the value of energy efficient, high performing homes.
The programs we offer highlight the benefits of an energy efficient home, the tools that agents can use to effectively market these homes and resources that can help residents reduce energy use at home. We prioritize trainings that help professionals earn the continuing education credits required to mainting their state license, including trainings that qualify for designations from the National Association of REALTORS and the Appraisal Institute, but are also happy to participate in event that do not qualify for continuing education credits.
If you're interested in attending or co-hosting any of these courses, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appraisal Institute's Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles & Concepts
This introductory course focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings and the principles, practices and components that distinguish sustainable buildings from conventional buildings. This course is part of the Appraisal Institute's Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. Target audience includes real property appraisers, lenders, underwriters, architects, property tax assessors and more. This course is approved for 7 CE hours.
Lousville, KY on October 12, 2023. Register here
Appraisal Institute's Case Studies and Appraising Green Residential Buildings
This course introduces participants to methods for valuing the high-performance house to assist in supporting an opinion of value. The course focuses on the valuation process and is examined as it applies in each of the three approaches to value. In-depth case studies will help participants develop their problem-solving skills in this new building technology. The problems and discussion questions are based on real-life examples provided by builders, real estate agents, and appraisers. This course is part of the Appraisal Institute’s Valuation of Sustainable Buildings Professional Development Program. The target audience includes real property appraisers, lenders, underwriters, architects, property tax assessors and more. The course is approved for 7 CE hours.
Lousville, KY on October 13, 2023. Register here
Appraisal Institute's Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar
During this two day course, students will work together to apply an income capitalization approach and cost approach to valuing energy produced for solar PV systems. Students will gain knowledge of solar technology, how electricity and solar are priced and the data available to use the most appropriate methodology. This course is approved for 14 CE hours.
Columbia, MO on October 19-20. Register here
National Association of REALTORS' Green Designation Course
This 2 day course is designed for agents looking to learn about issues for energy efficiency and sustainability in real estate. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how homes with green features should be marketed differently than traditional homes and approaches to connect clients with green resources. Attendees will receive 12 CE hours and will be listed on the online Green directory and given access to promotional materials and pre-written content for social media channels.
Minneapolis, MN on October 16 and 17, 2023. Register here
Chicago, IL on October 30-31, 2023. Register here
Stand Out From the Crowd: High Performing Homes
This 3-hour course offers information and resources that enable real estate agents to identify and address high-performing homes in the residential real estate market. Topics include an overview of the local high-performing housing market, a review of the features that contribute to performance, and details on incentives and rebates available for clients looking to upgrade their homes. Attendees will receive 3 hours of Continuing Education credit.
Chicago, IL on October 23, 2023. Register here
Solar for Real Estate Agents
This 3-hour course provides the tools eral estate agents ned to property communicate the value of solar energy systems in the residential real estate market. Agents that complete this class will be able to discuss the benefits of solar as the available solar financing options and their impact on the real estate transaction. This course is approved for 3 CE hours.
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