Success! 2 Day Appraiser Course Completed!

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The US Green Building Council, Arizona Chapter, volunteers just completed hosting Introduction to Green Building and Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings March 12, 13 in Flagstaff, Courtesy of the Northern Arizona Association of REALTORS (NAAR). A big thank you to NAAR for keeping us in coffee, paper plates and paper towels - not to mention the bathrooms!

 

As a volunteer, hosting these courses for USGBC, it's a privilege and an honor to raise the bar for home values in Arizona.  This is the fourth time the classes have been hosted in Arizona.  Having sat through all of them as a volunteer, I can attest to the education and our knowledgeable instructor!

 

In order to host these courses, funds must be raised to the tune of at least $8,000.  Getting sponsors for this type of education is never easy and takes months of time to organize to ensure that the instructor can fit it into her schedule, air fare time slots will work, logistics, ordering the books to ship, online regstration page, and contracts signed.  

 

Northern Arizona Association of REALTORS

 

Now that these appraisers have taken 2 of the 4 courses required to be on the list of "green" appraisers, our volunteers are set on the next date and time for the 2 Day Solar Course for appraisers.

In order to be on the Appraisial Institute site as a "green" appraiser (there is no title) an appraiser needs to take 28 hours of the classes found on the AI site, link below.   There are 5 courses listed that are taught to be on the list. 

 

To view the course offerings and the instructor, click on the Appraisal Institute.org site here.

 

Sandy Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Services, is not only an excellent instructor, she created the courses, and the Green & Energy Efficient Addendum (Residential and Commercial) where green features, building certifications, HERS ratings, and the link to value solar are hosted.

 

Sandy created this education before it was popular, before others really pushed value in an appraisal for sustainable, energy efficient, and high performance features. Well done Sandy!

 

 Residential Green & Energy Efficient AddendumThe form  can be found on the AppraisalInstitute.org site when you hover on Education and click on "Green Building Resources."

 

In fact, this 7 page form, Residential Green & Energy Efficient Addendum, is why I started teaching realtors and affiliates about energy efficiency.

 

That form, introduced in 2010, is the link to value and serves as an attachment to an appraisal. A residential (and commerical) appraisal doesn't have enough space for high performance home features.

 

 

 

So put a note on your calendar for early December, 2020 for more green appraiser courses to be held in Northern Arizona. We'll decide on the next location based on this white stuff that us Phoenix folks rarely if ever see! Just goes to reflect the different climate zones in AZ. Snow ski or hike a beautiful day in the same day in Arizona!

 

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Rainmaker
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  - they are very worthwhile courses.  As a volunteer I've sat through these 4 times now.  I host them, I don't take them.  The first 2 days you'd have down easily, but the solar course is a whole 'nother set of brain cells!  Valuing solar isn't as difficult but you have to get the calculation correct with a HP 12C calculator.  Of course they use the PVValue.com site for the data input.  Anyway, volunteering to host these courses over the years is hugely rewarding.  Plus we always have a good time!

Mar 21, 2020 09:44 AM #14
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Carol Williams
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Hey Jan,
You are amazing!!! I'm so impressed with your commitment to the Green movement in housing.  One of the most valuable courses I ever took as an agent was a professional appraisal class.  I can imagine how valuable this course is being Green oriented in Arizona. I would have loved that one.

Mar 22, 2020 09:22 AM #15
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Carol Williams
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P.S.: Looks like I need to get down there in December! 

Mar 22, 2020 09:24 AM #16
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Hey Carol Williams !  I wasn't a student in these courses, but  a volunteer hosting the event  Raised about $8000 to get it done and will be doing that again this summer for December.  I'm thinking of hosting it at a spot that doesn't get as much snow but north of Phoenix.  We'll see.  Felt so sorry for Sandy as she almost got snowed in, a far cry from her home in Florida!   Thank you for your kind comments!

Mar 22, 2020 02:16 PM #17
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is good to see that these courses are being made available and that you are taking advantage of the opportunities.

Mar 24, 2020 06:42 AM #18
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Thank you for commenting Roy Kelley !  These courses are generally put together on a volunteer basis, hosting wherever there is a need to train appraisers as to how to value high performance homes, homes with green features, homes with solar panels.  If you haven't heard of these courses being offered in your area and know of a need, please let me know.  I will contact your local realtor board and help to set them up.  Have a great day! 

Mar 24, 2020 10:13 AM #19
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Tammy Lankford,
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I was talking to a fellow local teacher here about getting hours for agents over the next few months.  Your photo of class that day is something that just a minute ago was okay and now, not so much.  Weird world we live in today.

Apr 08, 2020 08:39 PM #20
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Jan Green
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Yes indeed Tammy Lankford, !  If you are interested in talking to Sandy about teaching, let me know.  She's a wealth of knowledge and great at speaking with agents. I've been on speaker panels with her before and she's amazing at how clear her message to agents and the industry trades can be.  Take care of yourself!

Apr 09, 2020 09:16 AM #21
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Jan, no doubt this class and information is so valuable to you.  I know you are a GREEN agent.

Apr 21, 2020 08:03 AM #22
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Thanks Joan Cox .  It's very valuable to Arizona homeowners as we work to add more appraisals to the green registry on the Appraisal Institute Site!

https://www.appraisalinstitute.org/education/education-resources/green-building-resources/

Apr 21, 2020 08:09 AM #23
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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It's nice to see everyone is well separated while taking the course!

Apr 21, 2020 12:36 PM #24
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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True Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 , even if this was before they announced the virus was an issue! Thank you for commenting!

Apr 21, 2020 02:33 PM #25
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Congratulations!

Jan Green - I heard this is a very difficult class to pass. I'm proud of you! You're always reinventing yourself and always learning something new. Way to go, Jan!!!

Apr 29, 2020 11:47 AM #26
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP but I didn't take this class. I'm a volunteer hosting, raising $$$$, and acting as an assistant!  It is a challenge to to the 2 day course as each day ends with an exam over what's taught  I teach a lot of this in my class.  As a matter of fact I"m teaching this Friday  - agents with Shea Homes!  More on that later.  Have a great day! 

Apr 29, 2020 02:06 PM #27
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jan I had to come back to this post, those who got their Appraisal Certificate in my market are in high demand.... too many do not want to go out because of COVID-19 Endre

May 05, 2020 11:13 PM #28
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Thanks Endre Barath, Jr. .  I feel kinda lucky not having that issue.  Are you experiencing appraisers not visiting homes to appraise?  Thanks for coming back around!

May 06, 2020 08:25 AM #29
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Having done residential appraising for over 20+ years, Jan Green ... I can say that I always greatly appreciated the opportunity to learn and expand my knowledge base.  Your course certainly does that and helps appraisers broaden their expertise and abilities to provide services.  Being "green" is timely ... and important ...

Kudos to you!

Gene

May 06, 2020 10:32 AM #30
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Jan Green
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Thank you Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi  but I can't take credit for the courses.  ( didn't know you were an appraiser?!) 

  I only host these 2 day courses.  Sandy Adomatis, featured in the video on AI site, creates and teaches these courses, along with having written several books.  I'm lucky to have spoken alongside her at RESNET conferences here in Scottsdale.  She's a true pioneer.  As an appraiser and past Vice Chair of education for AI, she forged the way for extra value to be added to homes with solar panels and green features.  She created the Residential & Commercial Green & Energy Efficient Addendum (June, 2010) that serves as an attachment to the appraisal.  That document includes links to value solar panels and to document all green features and certifications.  As soon as I leanred of the document in 2011, I created a speaker panel course surrounding that form.  Because of Sandy, I have thrived in my niche.  She was instrumental in the success of my course and the reason I am where I am today.   Thank you for taking time to circle back and comment.  Have a great day!

May 07, 2020 09:33 AM #31
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Congratulations - I wish I understood more about the process of appraising a home

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Hi Jan:

What a wonderful class to add to your repertoire of knowledge and expertise!

Jeff

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