According to a survey by 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. To help bridge this gap MEEA offers trainings and written materials that help agents and appraisers across Illinois and Missouri 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. The digital toolkit includes resource in English, Polish and Spanish about energy pricing programs available to many Illinois residents.
If you're interested in attending or co-hosting any of these courses, please email us at email@example.com.
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 12pm - 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. The course is FREE for members of the Mineral Area Board of REALTORS and heavily discounted for others.
Check back soon, next Green Designation course expected in 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 Appraisal Institute course expected in early 2022
Digital Toolkit - Illinois