Trainings for Real Estate and Appraisal Professionals

Courses for Realtors

NAR’s Green Designation provides advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices so that you can seek out, understand, and market properties with green features.  It is the only NAR-recognized real estate designation designed for agents looking to learn about issues of energy efficiency and sustainability in the various facets of real estate. As consumer demand for knowledge on these issues increases, so will your awareness of green issues.

Chicago Course Information:
Instructor: Maurice Hampton
Bio: Maurice is a native Chicagoan rooted by values of diversity and community. As a Managing Broker and CEO of Centered International Realty Corporation, he is experienced in property investments, management and appraisals, and contract negotiations and sales. His expertise in utilizing digital tools for professional and strategic relationship development are best demonstrated in his technical use of mobile apps and crowdsourced data for leverage in the industry. Maurice specializes in teaching continuing education courses as well as designations and certifications such as PSA, RENE, Green, and CIPS at RRES.
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Pricing Details: $149 for members, $169 for non-members after supplement (Before Supplement: $280 for members, $305 for non-members)
Dates: 11/8 – 11/9

Downers Grove Course Information:
Pamela Brookstein
Bio: Pamela Brookstein is the Market Transformation Specialist for Elevate Energy. She works to make the value of high performance homes visible in real estate transactions. She coordinates a national group of efficiency experts who are making groundbreaking accomplishments in the realm of visible value, and works closely with the local real estate community to increase usage and understanding of green MLS. Pamela has spent much of her career building relationships with municipal leaders, community organizations, and local residents to improve the public health in Chicagoland.
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Pricing Details: $100 for members, $120 for non-members after supplement 
Dates: 11/18 - 11/19

Courses for Appraisers

Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles and Concepts
Description: This one-day introduction course focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings and the principles, practices and components that distinguish sustainable from conventional buildings.
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Pricing Details: $50
Dates: 11/8, 8 am – 4:30 pm, Chicago, IL
Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings
This one-day course introduces participants to valuation methods for appraising the high-performance house. Participants learn the appraisal procedures for valuing green residential properties to assist in supporting an opinion of value. The course focuses on the valuation process in different appraisal problems encountered in appraising green properties. The valuation process is examined as it applies in each of the three approaches to value.
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Pricing Details: $50
Dates: 11/9, 8 am – 4:30 pm, Chicago, IL