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Understanding Energy Efficiency in Real Estate

WHAT AGENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
BUYING AND SELLING ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES


As home buyers become more concerned about energy efficiency, and local bylaws are requiring energy efficiency ratings for home sales, agents need to know the answers to their clients’ questions and concerns. Most agents have little background in energy efficiency matters, and this 4-hour on-demand online course is your opportunity to separate yourself from the pack.

Register Now  Course Tuition: $175

You will learn:

  • What makes a home energy efficient and how to demonstrate that to your clients.
  • What the different efficiency ratings mean.
  • Which government and utility programs are available and how your clients can take advantage of them.
  • The benefits of energy efficient mortgages and how your clients can access them.
  • So much more!

Learn at your own pace and review as necessary. And an instructor is always just a phone call away!

 

Course Package Includes:

  • 4 hours of online multimedia training with video instructor (90 day access)
    • Available 24/7 • Learn at your own pace • Review as often as you like
  • Quiz questions after each module to increase understanding and retention
  • Phone and email access to instructors to answer your questions

Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Energy Efficient, Green Home Programs
  • Why green or energy efficiency?
  • What’s the true definition of an energy-efficient home?
  • What are the major energy-efficient home & green building programs & how do they work?
  1. Criteria for an Energy Efficient Home
  • What specifically does it mean for a home to be green or energy efficient, including:
    • Energy Efficient Construction Techniques
    • Consumer Benefits
  1. What’s a HERS Rating & Why Is It Important?
  • What’s included in a HERS Rating
  • How does the HERS Index Work
  • Why HERS Rated Energy Efficient Homes are Better
  • What is the Energy Rating Index (ERI) Performance Path
  • The Benefits of the ERI Option
  1. Energy Efficient Financing
  • The 2 Sides of an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
  • Why Energy Efficient Mortgages Work
  • The Criteria for Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, PACE and other Energy Efficient Financing Products  
  • The Benefits EEMs Provide Homebuyers
  1. The Role of the Real Estate Agent
  • How to demonstrate to a client that a home is energy efficient
  • The benefits of an energy efficient home and what resonates most with homebuyers
  • What role real estate agents can play?

Why Take This Course

  • Become knowledgeable about energy efficiency issues in real estate.
  • Differentiate yourself from other agents; market yourself an a "green" agent.
  • Attract clients who are interested in energy efficiency.
  • Better serve your clients with access to government and utility programs and energy efficient mortgages.

Learn From The Best!

Dallas JonesYour instructor, Dallas Jones is a nationally recognized educator and curriculum developer with over 25 years of teaching experience. He currently serves on the RESNET Training and Education Committee. His certifications include: HERS Rater, Rater Trainer, ASNT Level 1 Thermographer, BPI Building Analyst, Envelope Specialist and Field Examiner. He also holds advanced BPI certifications including BPI Energy Auditor, Quality Control Inspector, and Retrofit Installer.

How is Our Online Multimedia Training Better than Classroom Training?

  • No Travel Time & Expense
    With online training there's no travel time or expense, no time away from your family, and no time away from work. The average company loses around $500/day for each employee missing work. Can you afford that?
  • Flexibility
    Study when you want, where you want.
  • Learn at Your Own Speed
    Our online training is self-paced, so you can learn at your own speed and review anything at any time. With classroom learning, the instructor may go too fast or too slow for you, and you don't get the chance to review until you're completely lost.
  • Skip Previously Completed Content
    For future training, you can skip the modules you've already taken and spend your time learning the new material.
  • Consistency
    Our online instructors never have a bad day, never fumble over an explanation, and never cancel class.
  • Help When You Need It
    If you have questions, an instructor is just a phone call or email away!
  • Easy to Use
    If you can send an email, you can use our online learning system.
  • Education Built for Adults
    Our instructors have decades of experience teaching adults, and present the materials in multiple ways to help you understand and retain the information.
  • Earn Multiple Certifications at Once
    Our training is built in modules, and completing the modules for one certification will often cover all or most of the modules for other certifications.
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
    With our Best Price Guarantee, you know you're getting the lowest possible price.
  • 300% Iron-Clad Success & Satisfaction Guarantee
    If you don't pass your certification exam, you can take the online course curriculum again until you pass. That's peace of mind that can also save you money! Learn more >>
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  1. Start online training immediately
  2. Learn at your own pace
  3. Review material as needed 


You're in Control

Complete your training on your own schedule - from the office, from your car, or at home in your pyjamas - wherever you have internet access. Start your online training immediately. Learn at your own pace, start and stop whenever you want, and go back and review materials as needed. We offer superior quality training at an unbeatable price - with complete flexibility!

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Register Now Course Package: $175