According to the National Association of REALTORS, 69% of realtors believe that promoting energy efficiency in listings is valuable. On the other hand, 62% are uncomfortable answering clients' questions about home performance.
The Real Estate Energy Audits Program, funded by Ameren Missouri and administered by MEEA, bridges this information gap by providing training and education opportunities in energy efficiency to Missouri real estate professionals. The program also encourages home energy audits by providing real estate professionals with a coupon they can distribute to their client for $200 off a professional home energy audit and a self-assessment worksheet that, when completed, will earn customers a $50 rebate and a customized list of recommendations for energy saving actions they can take at home.
Green Building Registry - Data & Tips to Power up Your Real Estate and Appraisal Business
Most homebuyers are looking for energy efficient (green) homes, but many realtors struggle with communicating this valuable information to potential buyers. This information is not getting into listings for buyers to find, and sellers are unable to get an appropriate market valuation for their energy efficient home at time of sale. Learn ways you can use this important data in listings, increase transparency, and help buyers make a more informed purchasing decision.
Join us for a webinar exploring the Green Building Registry (GBR), a new national database providing valuable energy performance data including certifications, ratings, and some Solar data. In this webinar you will learn about all the features GBR offers including search, data, and documentation. And GBR provides a pre-filled Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum on every property for appraisal packets!
Online, December 20, 2021 from 12 - 1pm | 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.
Check back soon, next Green Designation course expected in early 2022
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.
Check back soon, next Stand OUt from the Crowd course expected in early 2022
Appraisal Institute Courses
Check back soon, next course Appraisal Institute course expected in early 2022
Missouri Energy Efficient Homes Revealed 2021 from December 3, 2021.
Are you aware of the free resources that can assist in completing the MLS, marketing and valuing a property? Besides credible resources and links to data for valuing homes, an overview of energy reports and a discussion of local building ordinances and tool will give you tools to enhance appraisal reports. We'll end this session with time for questions from the audience. The instructor is Sandra Adomatis of Adomatis Appraisal Service.
If you're interested in attending or co-hosting any of these courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.