Partner Training: Selling the Sun - Establishing Value for Solar Homes

In-depth training on communicating the benefits and determining market value of solar PV.

Overview
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Real estate professionals who understand the basics of solar and know how to market the benefits of an installation will have a market edge.

This course will help real estate agents communicate the value of solar installations to homeowners and lenders. It will also inform real estate agents about what questions to ask, how PV solar installations affect the sale of a home, and how to identify installations on a multiple listing service. 
 
It took 40 years to reach the milestone of 1 million solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the United States, but the Solar Energy Industries Association predicts that it will only take two more years to reach one million more. Some states have more installations than others, but the growth is happening all over the country, including states not typically considered sunshine states, like Massachusetts and New Jersey.

As a real estate professional, there is a good chance that you have already encountered a solar installation, perhaps in a transaction, an MLS listing, or even in your own neighborhood. If you haven’t yet, with the growing residential solar energy market, you will likely come across a solar home soon. For most real estate agents and appraisers, assessing the value of solar is a new frontier.

This online CE course presented by our partners at the U.S. Department of Energy and Elevate Energy can help.
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Learning Objectives
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  • Review of the core components of the solar system and an explanation of how they work together to create electricity
  • Gain tips for listing homes that showcase the benefits of solar installations
  • Understand current financing options available to help homeowners fund a solar installation
Benefits
  • Help clients determine market value of a home with a solar installation -- sellers receive the proper value at the time of sale and buyers know what solar is worth
  • Differentiate yourself from your peers by serving as a source of information on solar
  • Gain access to tools for determining the fair market value of a home with solar
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When & Where
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Online course available on-demand

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
OR Real Estate Agency: 3 CEs
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 3 CEs

Course Fee
$39 | General Admission

Audience
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Real Estate Professionals