August is Sustainability Month, and we have put together the tools you need to show your commitment to sustainability, learn more about sustainable practices in real estate and connect with your fellow sustainability-focused peers.
DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF FROM THE CROWD WITH OUR GREEN DESIGNATION
Take two days out of your schedule to make a career investment and earn your Green Designation! This designation will teach you how to sell green homes for top dollar, market green homes to sellers and improve efficiency in existing homes. Once complete, you’ll also gain exclusive marketing materials and ongoing resources to keep you ahead of the curve on sustainability.
Give yourself a competitive edge by investing in your future through the Green Designation! Register for the August 29-30 class, and find out more here.
Did You Know?
Sustainable housing is in higher demand than ever before. We gathered the biggest takeaways from NAR’s REALTOR® and Sustainability Report below. Check out the full report here.
Hear About Sustainability from Our Work Group Members!
Why should you incorporate sustainability into your business, why is the topic important and why should you become a Sustainability Ambassador? Hear from our work group to find out!
Quick Reads from Chicago REALTORS® Magazine
Chicago REALTOR® Magazine is your one stop for news, tools and best practices. Check out the sustainability focused stories we’ve ran in the magazine below.
Going Green: Simple Tools to Get Started with Sustainability
The Future of Home is Here: What You Need to Know About High-Performing Homes
Getting Your Feet Wet in the Green-Home Market
In a recent episode of Drive with NAR, NAR’s podcast, REALTORS® who specialize in sustainability discuss the growing demand for eco-friendly housing and how to sell their benefits beyond the environmental aspect. Check out the episode here.
ON-DEMAND SUSTAINABILITY VIDEOS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Our video resource library houses a variety of previous on-demand webinars ready to play whenever, wherever, including sustainability hot topics. Take advantage of this free member benefit this month to enhance your knowledge.
GROW YOUR SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK AS A SUSTAINABILITY AMBASSADOR
We can build sustainability into our industry by sharing our ideas, encouraging our colleagues to participate, and setting an example that others want to follow.
That’s where our Sustainability Ambassadors program comes into play. It’s designed to help you become a sustainability resource to your colleagues and clients. We think it’s a win-win for our industry, clients, businesses and communities.
As an Ambassador, you’ll have access to our exclusive perks including:
- Social media and marketing graphics to showcase your ambassador status
- Exclusive invites to sustainability events
- Networking opportunities with green real estate professionals