EarthCraft Virginia Real Estate Professional Certification Process
Why Become an EarthCraft Real Estate Professional Certificate Holder?
Consumer interest in green building is constantly increasing. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to sell green homes by becoming an EarthCraft Real Estate Professional Certificate Holder. This certification will help distinguish you from your competition and provide value to your clients.
As an EarthCraft Certified Real Estate Certificate Holder, you’ll get to know the EarthCraft family of programs and learn to sell the unique features of each type of EarthCraft project (House, Renovation, Communities and more). Plus, you’ll have access to EarthCraft marketing materials to support you in your efforts.
Established in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is a green building certification program that serves Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. By addressing the factors that impact homes in this region, including high heat, humidity and temperature swings, EarthCraft serves as a blueprint for energy, water and resource-efficient single-family homes, multi-family structures, renovation projects, community developments and light-commercial buildings. Please visit www.earthcraftvirginia.org to learn more.
Rea Estate Professional Training
The EarthCraft Real Estate Professional Training consists of a three-and-a-half-hour classroom course which is good for four continuing education credits (approved by Virginia Association of Realtors.)
This course covers building science basics, green building benefits, unique features of an EarthCraft project, techniques for identifying categories and demographics of green home buyers, strategies for marketing green buildings and information on policy and mortgage incentives for purchasing energy-efficient buildings.