Archive for the ‘Greening the MLS’ Category

NAR approves SEEC’s new four-part series as alternative credit towards its national Green designation

Friday, September 13th, 2013

WA and OR real estate brokers until recently were stuck between a rock and a hard place when it came to choosing which courses to take to further their green building education.  On the one hand, they could select from some excellent local courses that either provided no designation or one that had little if no recognition nationally.  Or, they could take one of the two national designations: NAR’s Green or EcoBroker and either skip the local education or take it in addition.  With NAR’s Green REsource Council accepting  SEEC’s four-part series (check out our Green Classes page) as alternative credit towards its Green designation, brokers can stay on top with excellent local green continuing education, while earning a national and major designation.

See my blog for NAR’s Appraisal Insight on Free Market, Liability, and Greening an MLS

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

See my blog for NAR’s Appraisal Insight on Free Market, Liability, and Greening an MLS http://appraisalinsight.blogs.realtor.org/2013/02/07/free-market-liability-and-greening-an-mls/ in which I discuss whether we really can assess accurately the market’s reaction to green homes, if we do not have green fields fully populating a Multiple Listing Service’s Input Form, along with extensive search functions.  Do we really have a free market in housing if  there is not full transparency of building information that the consumer might react adversely to?