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Jan
17
Wed
NAR GREEN Designation ~ Manchester ~ 10 hrs CE
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – Jan 18 @ 4:30 pm

2 Day Event – Valuable Designation and CE Hours

Green priorities for new and existing homes

Resource efficiency is a top consideration with new construction, but existing homes are about 90% of the market*. Through this designation you’ll learn to identify client preferences that align with the benefits of resource efficiency. You’ll also learn how to guide clients to make greener choices when upgrading existing homes, and how new construction homes can meet and exceed green standards.

Green homes are here to stay

Gain the knowledge that distinguishes you as a source for resource-efficient homes. This designation features content that focuses on the needs and  references of today’s homebuyer, such as cost savings, home health, and security. Discover the most effective ways of positioning a resource-efficient home on the market. The ability to bring the green aspects of a home to the forefront will make you an invaluable advisor to sellers.

Instructor: Craig Foley

Craig Foley is a real estate broker, educator and the founder of Sustainable Real Estate Consulting Services and LEED Green Associate. Craig’s combination of real estate and energy management skills give him a unique perspective about sustainable energy solutions and subject matter expertise on greening the MLS and high-performance home valuation and marketing.

He is the author of the first reports on high-performance home market in Massachusetts in 2012 and 2013, and a co-author of Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings. Craig was one of five people in the U.S. to receive the EverGreen Award by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green REsource Council in 2013. He also serves as an advisory board member for the NAR Green Resource Council and is a certified instructor of the NAR Green Designation. He will be chairing NAR’s new Sustainability Advisory Group in 2018.

Click for Video – Craig Foley

Craig’s combination of real estate and energy management skills give him a unique perspective about sustainable energy solutions.

Read testimonials from Designated REALTORS® that took the course on March 8-9:
Just completed Craig Foley’s 6 Credit Green Designation Class at Cape Cod and Islands Board of Realtors. Great eye opener and and lots of new tools to assist Buyers and Sellers with their Energy efficient, high performance homes, Go Green! There is no turning back! No other way to go in terms of health, sustainable energy and environment , comfort and long term savings!

I would highly recommend this class . It worth the money and time!  Should be a prerequisite for all agents to best serve our clients.” – CCIAOR Member

“I wanted to let you know that I throughly enjoyed taking the “Green” Designation course this past week! Craig Foley is an awesome instructor.  His style of teaching makes a person want to become more involved, learn more, so that we are a benefit to our clients.” – CCIAOR Member

“Once again I found myself heading to the Cape for another great “NAR Designation” course!
Over the last 2 days, I obtained my Green Designation courtesy of CCIAOR.  The Instructor, Craig Foley, was top notch.
Once again CCIAOR went above and beyond to bring specialized training to REALTORS©.
Although I live a green lifestyle (geothermal heating/cooling, own my 40 solar panels and drive a plug-in hybrid car) this class provided me with a wealth of information, resources and tools that I can put right to use!” – a Central MA REALTOR®

Register for GREEN

 

Jan
18
Thu
NAR GREEN Designation ~ Manchester ~ 10 hrs CE
Jan 18 @ 8:30 am – Jan 19 @ 4:30 pm

2 Day Event – Valuable Designation and CE Hours

Green priorities for new and existing homes

Resource efficiency is a top consideration with new construction, but existing homes are about 90% of the market*. Through this designation you’ll learn to identify client preferences that align with the benefits of resource efficiency. You’ll also learn how to guide clients to make greener choices when upgrading existing homes, and how new construction homes can meet and exceed green standards.

Green homes are here to stay

Gain the knowledge that distinguishes you as a source for resource-efficient homes. This designation features content that focuses on the needs and  references of today’s homebuyer, such as cost savings, home health, and security. Discover the most effective ways of positioning a resource-efficient home on the market. The ability to bring the green aspects of a home to the forefront will make you an invaluable advisor to sellers.

Instructor: Craig Foley

Craig Foley is a real estate broker, educator and the founder of Sustainable Real Estate Consulting Services and LEED Green Associate. Craig’s combination of real estate and energy management skills give him a unique perspective about sustainable energy solutions and subject matter expertise on greening the MLS and high-performance home valuation and marketing.

He is the author of the first reports on high-performance home market in Massachusetts in 2012 and 2013, and a co-author of Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings. Craig was one of five people in the U.S. to receive the EverGreen Award by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green REsource Council in 2013. He also serves as an advisory board member for the NAR Green Resource Council and is a certified instructor of the NAR Green Designation. He will be chairing NAR’s new Sustainability Advisory Group in 2018.

Click for Video – Craig Foley

Craig’s combination of real estate and energy management skills give him a unique perspective about sustainable energy solutions.

Read testimonials from Designated REALTORS® that took the course on March 8-9:
Just completed Craig Foley’s 6 Credit Green Designation Class at Cape Cod and Islands Board of Realtors. Great eye opener and and lots of new tools to assist Buyers and Sellers with their Energy efficient, high performance homes, Go Green! There is no turning back! No other way to go in terms of health, sustainable energy and environment , comfort and long term savings!

I would highly recommend this class . It worth the money and time!  Should be a prerequisite for all agents to best serve our clients.” – CCIAOR Member

“I wanted to let you know that I throughly enjoyed taking the “Green” Designation course this past week! Craig Foley is an awesome instructor.  His style of teaching makes a person want to become more involved, learn more, so that we are a benefit to our clients.” – CCIAOR Member

“Once again I found myself heading to the Cape for another great “NAR Designation” course!
Over the last 2 days, I obtained my Green Designation courtesy of CCIAOR.  The Instructor, Craig Foley, was top notch.
Once again CCIAOR went above and beyond to bring specialized training to REALTORS©.
Although I live a green lifestyle (geothermal heating/cooling, own my 40 solar panels and drive a plug-in hybrid car) this class provided me with a wealth of information, resources and tools that I can put right to use!” – a Central MA REALTOR®

Register for GREEN

 

Jan
19
Fri
Williston ~ 2016-2018 Renewal Cycle Mandatory Course ~ 4 Hours VT CE
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The 2016-2018 Renewal Cycle Mandatory Course general theme is a review of local, State, and Federal changes to laws, regulations, and rules that impact licensees’ practice of residential and commercial real estate.

As a result of this program the participants will be able to have an up-to-date understanding of the rules and regulations that govern the real estate industry.

4 hrs of VT CE

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Jan
22
Mon
VR ~ Heating Fuel Tank Seminar – 2 hrs CE
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This class will provide Realtors® with up to date critical information on issues related to heating equipment and fuel storage that can impact home sales in Vermont.

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Jan
24
Wed
White River Jct. ~ 2017-2018 Renewal Cycle Manadatory Course ~ 4 Hours VT CE
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The 2016-2018 Renewal Cycle Mandatory Course general theme is a review of local, State, and Federal changes to laws, regulations, and rules that impact licensees’ practice of residential and commercial real estate.

As a result of this program the participants will be able to have an up-to-date understanding of the rules and regulations that govern the real estate industry.

4 hrs of VT CE

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Jan
25
Thu
VR Legislative Reception
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

You’re Invited!

Vermont Realtors® will host a Legislative Reception on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier!

Join us for a chance to to meet and greet our Vermont lawmakers.

The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks.

For more information, contact Matt Musgrave at (802) 229-0513, or by email at matt@vermontrealtors.com.

Hope to see you there!

NOTE: The Capitol Plaza is offering a special overnight room rate of $126 (plus tax). If you wish to stay overnight, please call the hotel at (802) 223-5252 and mention the VR Legislative Reception.

Jan
30
Tue
VR ~ Septic Systems in Vermont – 2 Hrs CE
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you wondering how to address the Permit and Approval Issues that might occur when buying and selling property? This course will help you access online resources for site specific questions along with permit applications, designers, and regional managers.

  • Septic Systems 101: Common types of soil based systems and how they work
  • Indicators for Alternative/Innovative technologies and other filtrate systems
  • The Wastewater System Rules & Permitting Processes
  • Issues of concern at the time of sale
  • Q & A

2 Hours of CE

Instructors:  Dr. Graham Bradley, PhD, Hydrogeologist & Soil Geologist and Carl Fuller, Regional Manager of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation/Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division.

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VR ~ Vermont Shoreland Protection Act – 2 hrs CE
Jan 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Gain valuable resources to advise property owners on transactions, property upgrades and new construction.

  • Why is shoreland protection important: Stormwater runoff and shoreland erosion
  • Shoreland Protection Act and Lake Wise Program: “Nuts and bolts”
  • Regulations
  • Permitting Processes
  • Examples of shoreland protection projects
  • Relationship between regulatory and voluntary programs
  • Adjacent wetlands permit requirements
  • Water quality, shoreland protection and real estate values
  • Q & A

2 Hours of CE

Instructors:  Michaela Stickney ~Lakes and Ponds Division, VT DEC and Linda Patterson of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant – University of Vermont

Michaela is a Lake and Shoreland Permitting Specialist at the Vt. Department of Environmental Conservation Lake Protection Program.  Linda is the Land Use Planning and Water Quality Educator for Lake Champlain Sea Grant.  Linda Coordinates education workshops for Realtors throughout Vermont.

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Jan
31
Wed
VR ~ DotLoop Training ~ Basic ~ 2 hrs CE
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Basic training:

How to edit and auto-populate interactive real estate documents and share them with clients, agents, lenders, title companies, and anyone else involved in the transaction.

How to utilize esignatures as an alternative to printing, scanning, faxing, or meeting face to face

Esignature legality, security, and the difference between a digital signature vs. an esignature

How to add more value to your client’s buying or selling experience by creating client move plans (task lists that help your client understand what else they should be considering/what else they should be doing during the buying/selling/moving process).

How to create and manage a paperless real estate transaction, 100%

Creating a loop

Advanced document editor tools/auto-population

Permission sharing levels

Client experience

Uploading and modifying documents

Host in-person signing

Instructor:  Sarah (Ramsey) Bittlinger

2 Hrs of CE

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VR ~ DotLoop Training – Advanced ~ 2 Hrs of CE
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Advanced training:

PDF – save as template

PDF – apply template

PDF – adding and assigning multiple fields at once

PDF – Assigning text fields/check boxes to users and still share with Can Sign permission

How to create template folders

Upload.dotloop.com email address

Co-op experience

Tasks

Creating tasks

Sharing tasks

Assigning due dates

Mobile app features

Instructor:  Sarah (Ramsey) Bittlinger

2 Hrs of CE

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