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National Association of Realtors® Green Designee

No matter what your role is in the real estate transaction, an NAR Green Designee can help you distinguish fact from fiction and make educated decisions about: green materials, energy-efficient technology, green ratings, green design, green living, green incentives and more!

If you are overwhelmed by going green, an NAR Green Designee can help you. For more information on how an NAR Green Designee can help you understand green terminology and cost benefits, select the situation below that best describes your own.

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For Buyers

If you’re looking to buy a green home or building, use an NAR Green Designee as your resource throughout the buying process. NAR Green Designees work to serve you, not sell you. With extensive education on what makes a green home smarter, healthier, and more energy and resource efficient, an NAR Green Designee will discover what green aspects are most important to you and find you the right property.

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make, and often the most complex. If you’re looking to buy an existing home and make cost-saving green upgrades, an NAR Green Designee can help you:

  • Identify green features, appliances, and materials that have the best pay-back period
  • Get in contact with green industry professionals that can make it all happen, such as energy raters, contractors, lenders, and more
  • Understand green mortgage options (EEMs and EIMs)
  • Realize the benefits of an energy audit and work towards obtaining one
  • Identify ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality
  • Take advantage of tax credits and incentives encouraging green improvements

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For Sellers

If You’re Already Green

After investing in a green property, it’s important to make sure such an investment is properly represented. An NAR Green Designee understands sustainable building features, products, and practices and can educate potential buyers on the savings your green property will offer.

If You’re Going Green

You have a lot of options before listing a home with green features. Whether your greening it a little or a lot, an NAR Green Designee can help you make the most of your investment and accurately market your property.

By implementing green features and appliances into your home, you can stand out in a competitive market. NAR Green Designees can help by:

  • Providing simple ways to green your home
  • Identifying green features, appliances and materials that have the best pay-back period
  • Getting you in contact with green industry professionals that can make it all happen, such as energy raters, contractors, lenders and more
  • Helping you take advantage of tax credits and incentives encouraging green improvements
  • Properly represent and effectively market your green home to potential buyers
  • Pricing your green home accurately

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National Association of Realtors®
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) (2015)

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is experienced and knowledgeable in meeting your specific needs and that can make all the difference in the world. As we age, we demand specialists in our health needs, so why not in our housing and equity needs as well? An SRES® brings:

  • A customized approach to your situation, working to fit your living situation in with your overall life plan
  • Expertise and patience throughout the transaction
  • An awareness of options and a network of solid, reliable referrals to help you in the process
  • A variety of choices to reduce out of pocket expenses, gain cash, or create or defer income streams to either stay independent or obtain financial assistance

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National Association of Realtors®
e-PRO® Certified (2015)

Earning your e-PRO® certification shows consumers that you are willing to go the extra mile to provide the most up-to-date and sophisticated service, and truly be a successful agent. Applying advanced technologies and social media strategies to your business plan expands your capabilities, increases your reach, and builds trust with your customers. Being an e-PRO® is good for your business and our industry.

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National Association of Realtors®
Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (2015)

For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” real estate transaction. Knowing how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities are not merely good skills to have in today’s market — they are critical. And while short sales and foreclosures are not for the faint of heart, agents with the proper tools and training can use these specialty areas to build their business for the long term.

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Military Relocation Professional (2015)

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful. This certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support.

Learn how to provide the real estate services—at any stage in the service member’s military career—that meet the needs of this niche market and win future referrals. Hone in your knowledge and skills for working with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans with the NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification.

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National Association of Realtors®
Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR®) (2015)

Accredited Buyer’s Representatives (ABR®) stand for the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. What’s their key to success? They know that you can’t count on the market—you have to count on your skills. ABR® education provides the expertise you need for an edge in serving today’s home buyers.

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Certified Residential Specialist (2015)

CRS members who have met certain educational and professional requirements are eligible to apply for the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation. The CRS Designation signals to consumers and other real-estate professionals that you are one of the best of the best.

Annually, Certified Residential Specialists earn more than double the income of the average REALTOR®, and CRSs complete nearly twice as many transactions each year. Out of more than 1 million REALTORS®, less than 3% are Certified Residential Specialists.

That little percentage equals a huge advantage for agents looking to expand their real estate business, differentiate themselves from a million other agents, and put themselves on a proven path to success.

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Broker Price Opinion (BPO) Certification (2015)

Sometimes, a detailed appraisal is not required for the client’s specific needs. A Broker Price Opinion (BPO) is a reliable alternative to an appraisal in these cases.

Our nationwide pool of professional real estate brokers and agents can determine the probable sales price of your assets quickly, efficiently, and precisely within an expedited turn time.

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Property Management Certification (2015)

Enjoy real estate ownership without the hassles! Whether you own a home, condo or an apartment building you’re free to enjoy the benefits of business without the hassles of every day-to-day property management responsibilities.

13 East Realty’s services include:

  • Leasing
  • Maintenance
  • Rent Collections
  • Accounting
  • Reporting

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Housing and Urban Development Certification (2015)

HUD Home Store is the listing site for HUD real estate owned (REO) single-family properties. This new site provides the public, brokers, potential owner-occupants, state and local governments and nonprofit organizations a centralized location to search the inventory of HUD properties for sale.

In addition, registered real estate brokers and other organizations can place bids on behalf of their clients to purchase a HUD property. HUD Home Store also includes many informative user-friendly features providing advice and guidance for consumers on the home buying process.

Several federal agencies have properties to sell. In fact, HUD sells both single family homes and multifamily properties. Check them out—one might be just what you’re looking for!

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