Should you get your GREEN DESIGNEE certification?

Real Estate Agent with HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578 DRE #01329387

Palm Springs Valley cropsThe answer is a resounding YES!!!  NAR is offering this 3 day classroom course FREE for Realtors.  I just finished it last week.  Let me tell you, taking 3 days off my businesses was painful, but oh so worth it.

My instructor, John Shipman, who just won NAR instructor of the year, was supurb.  Interactive, funny, tuned in to when we were tired, just great.  A builder, realtor and instructor, he has the experience and the PASSION to keep you interested.

Timely???  In my mind, critical.  I was ahead of the SHORT SALE curve and I believe this is our next big efficiency and sustainability with relation to our planet.  Milenniels in particular, are much more attuned to what's going on environmentally, and how to keep their personal and housing foot prints lower.

Build It Green is a wonderful organization, non-profit, who helps with this program.  I learned so much and mostly, I now know how to START the retrofitting of an existing home.  Values of the various programs available, Loans available to individuals for retrofitting, the EEM (energy efficient mortgage), and the values of various products.

If you can manage it, GO!!  What's 3 days..all that work was still waiting for me when I got out!

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Comments (6)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Very interesting; I do think "green" strategies are the way of the future as more people start paying attention to our impact on the world.

Nov 02, 2014 10:49 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I just spent a couple of weeks with a very energy conscious buyer. I do need to learn the green side! Thanks!

Nov 02, 2014 10:54 PM
Mary Stewart
Keller Williams Atlantic Partners/Southside - Jacksonville, FL

I am in!  I could not agree with you more. I am slowly working on mking my own home more efficient and more sustainable.

Nov 02, 2014 10:55 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I agree with you, Kimberley -- I think that should be my educational focus in 2015.

Nov 02, 2014 11:09 PM
Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN
HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578 - La Quinta, CA
I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!

It is so worthwhile!!  Do it!!

Nov 03, 2014 09:02 PM
Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

I'd love to, but don't see the point.  I haven't met a buyer that even cares yet.

Nov 03, 2014 10:19 PM