Steps to becoming a green real estate broker (Ecobroker)

Written By Steps To Faculty Published July 21st, 2010

Are you a real estate broker? Have you noticed a decline in your client base or an increased desire for green properties? If so, then you are missing out on a growing market. According to the National Association of Realtors, the green real estate amrket has seen a 40% jump and will continue to grow over the next thirty years. Why? Because consumers have realized that green housing and buildings are more energy efficient, lower in cost, more sustainable, and healthier than traditionally styled real estate. But most consumers these days are searching for realtors who can prove that they buy and sell green real esatate. If you want to increase your business and get into this exciting and profitable market, then take the necessary steps to become a Certified Ecobroker. Here’s how.

Step 1 Visit Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals

Now that you understand the current and future trend in real estate, it helps to become certified in green real estate. Taking the certification examinations and signing up for review classes has never been easier. Just go to www.aeerep.org. The Association Of Energy and Environmental Real Eastate Professionals is an nine year old organization dedicated to cultivating and maintaining green realtors and raising the standard by which these professionals operate. By obtaining certification from the trusted leader in green real estate, you will give your clients confidence that you trade in green property.

Step 2 Enroll in a credible training program

After reviewing the basics of what an Ecobroker does and how it will help business, you need to enroll in an accepted Ecobroker Designation program and take the energy, environment, and marketing training sessions either in class or online. One of the best programs can be found at http://www.legendsrealestateschool.com/EcoBroker.htm

Step 3 Talk to other green agents and Ecobrokers

While preparing for this specialized field, you should also be communicating with other green real estate agents and Ecobrokers. Check out greenkeyrealestate.com. Learn from them and how to retain clients looking for green property. You should also find out which houses can be converted to green properties and find green builders and lenders to help you.

Step 4 Update yourself

now that you have passed the program and have a designation, convincing your clients can be another matter. YOu need to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. often, consumers will ask you the latest information on green real estate and who are some green lenders. Since this is a new field that is expanding rapidly, you should read a site dedicated for this purose. Go to thedailygreen.com to keep abreast of the latest in green real estate.

Step 5 Start selling

You are on your way. The only thing left to do is to find green real estate to sell. Visitr ecobroker.com, which has a listing of such homes and builders and lenders that also specialize in green real estate.

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