Trainings for Real Estate and Appraisal Professionals

What's New in Residential Construction (Webinar)

Building science has changed since you built or bought your house! Do the following terms sound familiar to you? Energy Ratings, HERS Index Report, Air Changes Per Hour (ACH), High-Performance House, Smart House, Green House, Net Zero Energy House, Passive Solar House, Zero Energy Ready House. If you had to list, appraise, or make a loan on one of them, would you know the benefits of the new building science?

Did you ever think you’d see the day that you could live in a 5,800 square foot house and have an annual natural gas bill of $700? This is a house with 5 year-round occupants. If you had such a house and one day choose to sell it, would it be worth more than a house with a gas bill of $3000 for the same size house? It will not if the listing agent does not promote it by selling the financial benefits and if the appraiser does not have the data to measure the value.

This type of construction is happening all around the U.S. and many of our seasoned real estate agents, appraisers, and lenders are unaware of this new building science. This series of two webinars will introduce you to some basic building science including Illinois Building Code Updates and a real-life case study of a home with upgrades through the Illinois Home Performance Program. The case study will review the upgrade features and benefits that result in lower utility cost and better indoor air quality. We will discuss the case study and review how it should be marketed and appraised to capture its true value.

If you could use a little help in gaining some building science and Illinois specific competency, these webinars are for you.
This free webinar is brought to you by Illinois Home Performance.

When: December 5&6; 10am-11:30am 

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National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green Designation

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.

Price: $149 for members, $169 for non-members after supplement (Before Supplement: $280 for members, $305 for non-members)
When: November 28 – 29

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Marion Course Information:
Instructor: 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.

Price: $95 member for members, $105 non-members
Dates: December 5 – 6
Call to register: 618-364-0046