Wendy Cole is the former managing editor of REALTOR® Magazine.
NAR Goes Green; A Break on Home Warranties
The pride of homeownership will be celebrated through NAR's inaugural float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day.
August 1, 2008
Newest Designation: GREEN
Do you fully understand what makes a property green? Are you comfortable explaining to your clients the costs versus benefits of green building features and practices? NAR is committed to helping you become "green with knowledge" through its new green designation. NAR’s new Green Resource Council has created a cross-disciplinary designation program that provides students with a broad understanding of green real estate principles as well as advanced green strategies and practices for residential real estate, commercial real estate, and property management.
To earn the designation, members must complete a 12-hour core course and a six-hour elective in either residential real estate, commercial real estate, or property management. The total cost is $295. Classes are available in live lecture and online formats.
Earning this designation will show prospects, clients, and colleagues your commitment to working with consumers and investors interested in properties with green and sustainable features. This designation is the only green designation recognized by NAR and will be displayed on both REALTOR.com and REALTOR.org as part of your NAR member profile.
Savings & Offers
Learn about all the ways your NAR membership can save you money. Visit REALTOR.org/realtorbenefits.
Updated: January 26, 2022