Finding Value in Green: The Secrets of the Green MLS and Added Value to Homes (1.5 GBCI CE Hour)

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Terrazzo & Marble Supply, 77 South Wheeling Road, Wheeling, IL 60090
  • 16


  • This discounted price is for full-time students only.

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

This program is closed for on-line registration.  You may still attend this evening and pay at the door.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's North/Northwest Suburban Branch for a presentation on the residential green real estate market 

We will define what a green home is, talk about implementation on the Green MLS, present some early market research, and talk about valuation and appraisal considerations. The session will apply to both new and existing green homes.

This class will help real estate professionals (brokers, agents, appraisers, developers) understand the history and fundamentals of green building on a national and local scale. Learn how to properly market homes with green features using latest tools available - setting these homes apart from the competition while being cautious of green washing. Learn more about voluntary certification programs such as: LEED for Homes, NAHB, Energy Star and Chicago Green Homes. As well as opportunities to educate themselves so they stay ahead of the learning curve and remain competitive in this emerging market. Learn more about the current green building initiatives in Chicago and the trends heading our way.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify third-party verified green home certification programs.
  • Use the green addendum of the MLS to market and search for green homes for clients.
  • Explain the current Chicagoland market for green homes.
  • Recall issues related to green valuation and appraisal.
This program has been approved for 1.5 GBCI CE hour.

Sarah Coulter, @properties

Registration Fee:
$15 Chapter Members, on-line preregistration
$30 Non-Member and Chapter Members, day-of the event.

Thank you to our venue host and sponsor:
Terrazzo & Marble Supply


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