Boost Clients' Energy IQ

Help clients reduce their carbon footprints; A deal for you on home warranties.

January 1, 2008

Provide added value to home owners and home buyers who have energy efficiency on their minds. A new booklet from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home, gives clients important tips for reducing energy use. 

The booklet was produced for REALTORS® through an exclusive arrangement with the U.S. Department of Energy. It offers:

  • Suggestions for improving heating and cooling systems and lowering utility bills
  • The latest information on energy-efficient technologies and the use of clean, renewable energy sources to power a home
  • Smart ideas on adding insulation, sealing air leaks, and using well-placed shrubs to reduce energy costs

The full-color, 34-page booklet is available for purchase online at or by calling 800-874-6500 (select option 1). Packages of five are available to members for $17.95 ($27.95 for nonmembers).

A Break on Home Warranties

You’ve probably been telling clients for years about the value of obtaining a home warranty. Now, American Home Shield is offering you a $50 discount on the purchase of the AHS Home Warranty FlexPlan for your own home or residential investment property. Through AHS’s partnership in the REALTOR Benefits® Program, you’ll get the same great coverage on a home’s system components and appliances as your buyer clients.

The AHS Home Warranty FlexPlan offers comprehensive packages of coverage that can be adapted for any home. FlexPlan is designed to cover specialized home options from septic tanks to pools and spas. Coverage can even extend to preexisting conditions, such as insufficiently maintained equipment or mismatched systems. And by purchasing from a partner in the REALTORBenefits® Program, you know you’re doing business with a trusted source. Discover the value of this member benefit today by visiting or calling 866-627-7253.

Convention Round Up

The 2008 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando was a kaleidoscope of inspirational moments, exciting new products, stimulating educational sessions, and lots of music and fun. From the emotion-filled inaugural of NAR’s 101st President Charles McMillan to a gala Expo opening filled with balloons and calypso, from recollections of triumphs in sports and in life by the likes of Lance Armstrong to idea-packed education on topics like short sales and social media, from rocking musical shows by Lionel Richie to thrill rides and fireworks at Universal Studios theme park, the 20,000 REALTORS®, industry professionals, and guests who gathered in Orlando got it all. For news and tips from the conference, search "2008 Conference Live" at See you in San Diego, Nov. 13 & 16, 2009.

Savings & Offers

Learn about all the ways your NAR membership can save you money. Visit

Wendy Cole

Wendy Cole is the former managing editor of REALTOR® Magazine.