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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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Jan Green congratulations for the completion of Green Residential Building  Appraiser course.

Mar 20, 2020 08:13 PM #1
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jan congratulations, now pretty soon this will be on Virtual Training Remotely:) Endre

Mar 20, 2020 09:27 PM #2
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Jan Green and my guess is that you had a perfect score... congratulations.... this is an ideal time to take whatever courses you can online.... we have all the time in the world now!!!

Mar 21, 2020 05:09 AM #3
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Jan Green - congratulations on completing this course.   You are the go to person for green building.

Mar 21, 2020 05:39 AM #4
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Nice!  The CE classes that I was signed up to take were canceled.  I just renewed my license and usually like to take classes right away, but I may wait for classes to be offered again rather than stocking up on virtual classes.

Mar 21, 2020 06:53 AM #5
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Jan Green - Congratulations!  This is such a dicey time of year in Northern AZ. You never know what kind of weather you are going to get. I am sure the class and the instructor were glad to have you and your knowledge in the class. 

Mar 21, 2020 07:31 AM #6
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Sounds like a worthwhile course. I may use this "home" time as an opportunity to take some online courses.  Why not?  I'm guessing you were a star student for this one. D 

Mar 21, 2020 08:25 AM #7
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Thank you for commenting John Pusa . I did not take the courses, I hosted the class.  

Mar 21, 2020 09:35 AM #8
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Actually Endre Barath, Jr. Sandy is teaching remotely now.  She's had classes cancel and the remote option would work for these courses.  Thanks for commenting!

Mar 21, 2020 09:35 AM #9
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Sorry Barbara Todaro but I didn't take the classes, I hosted them.  I've added another paragraph to make sure folks understand I didn't take the course.  Sorry for the misunderstanding.  I host these and fund raise about $8,000 to get it done!

Mar 21, 2020 09:36 AM #10
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Grant Schneider ! I guess I didn't write my post clearly to note that I"m a volunteer hosting the course, not taking the course.  But I've sat through these 4 times so I do understand the knowledge!  

Mar 21, 2020 09:39 AM #11
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Hey Brian!  I didn't take the courses, I volunteered and hosted these courses.  I edited my post as it wasn't crystal clear how this was accomplished.  We're working with Sage, Jon and Dana Kitchen, to provide free online CE courses.  If WeServe doesn't have them, check with SAAR if you want to take courses.  Now is a good time!  

Mar 21, 2020 09:41 AM #12
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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You're so right Sheri Sperry - MCNE® .  We had one appraiser from Sedona in the class, nicest guy ever.  He was walking outside in the snow without a coat on!  I told him to get dressed - he chuckled!  Our next 2 day solar course may be in early December.  Think I'll move it to Cottonwood or someplace with less snow!

Mar 21, 2020 09:42 AM #13
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

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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Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

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
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

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
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

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! 

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