Appraising Green Homes
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Attend this free 7-hour CE training and learn the differences between code, green, and solar PV homes in order to apply well-supported adjustments to appraisal assignments.
This course will provide information on the principles and practices that distinguish new and remodeled "green" homes from traditional code constructed homes, as well as the latest must-know approaches to solar PV valuation.
AM: Green Building & Certification
Gain up-to-date info on this rapidly expanding field and an in-depth understanding of the 5 pillars of green building and third-party certification programs in order to equip yourself to competently analyze these properties in appraisal assignments. Trainer: John Spillman, Earth Advantage Curriculum developer: Earth Advantage
PM: Valuation Resources for Solar PV
Appraisers who possess the knowledge and latest tools to properly value a solar home will have a market edge. This class will provide a comprehensive overview of the tools, resources and approaches to develop a solar home’s market value, including an overview of electric rate pricing plans to arrive at an accurate analysis of electric costs. Trainer: Gary Kristensen, A Quality Appraisal LLC Curriculum developer: Elevate Energy & US Department of Energy
Become an Accredited Green Appraiser
Join a nationwide network of appraisers that have completed our Accredited Green Appraiser (AGA) course series in order to differentiate themselves to lenders and AMCs :
- Module 1: Appraising Energy Efficient Homes
- Module 2: Appraising Green Homes
Appraisers must complete both courses and pass an accreditation exam in order to earn the AGA designation. If you did not attend Module 1 when it was offered in Medford last October, then you may still attend Module 2.
Our Accredited Green Appraiser (AGA) program provides professionals with the opportunity to enroll in coursework that will both strengthen their expertise and promote their green appraisal qualifications to lenders and AMCs who are seeking "competent" green appraisers. AGAs benefit from professional differentiation by leveraging marketing support from Earth Advantage in the form of AGA logos and an online listing in our registry of designated professionals. Appraisers must earn 4 CEs in green real estate education every 2 yrs to maintain the AGA designation and can do so by completing additional green coursework offered by Earth Advantage or other providers.
Green Valuation Competency
Did you know the secondary mortgage market (Fannie, Freddie, and FHA) and Appraisal Foundation guidelines require "competency" in this topic area prior to accepting an assignment on an energy efficient home? Take this course and become one of the appraisers in your area that lenders and AMCs can turn to who meet this standard.
The Accredited Green Appraiser (AGA) program has been recommended as qualifying green home valuation education by the Appraisal Foundation and the Oregon Appraiser Certification & Licensure Board (ACLB). AGA has been offered live across California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington and Alabama, and an online course is currently under development.
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