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Maximising Value Using Residential Efficiency Ratings

Course summary

 3-hour short course for residential real estate agents available online and face to face

 Developed by Sustainability Consultants and Real Estate Educators

 CPD points allocation to be confirmed with various providers

 Certificate provided on completion of course


 Develop understanding of residential energy efficiency rating tools, what the ratings measure, what it means and how it benefits homeowners and occupiers

 Expand the toolkit of property agents to identify hidden value in property for clients

 Increase awareness of changing consumer attitudes and priorities in relation to their homes

 Build awareness and increase knowledge within the real estate industry on residential energy rating schemes and how they can be used at point of sale or rent.

What you will learn

At the end of the course you will:

 Understand changing consumer trends and attitudes towards homes

 Understand the key residential rating and certification tools

 Understand the benefits to your clients

 Know what to look for and how to promote it

This course covers:

 Research based changing consumer preferences and expectations

 The changing real estate landscape

 The key home energy ratings, what they measure and what they look like

 Using ratings to maximise value for sellers, buyers and tenants

 National schemes and disclosure

Table of course contents

 Introduction and why energy ratings matter

 Making it personal - a focus on comfort and cost efficiency to run

 The research findings – consumer preferences are changing, impact on real estate sector

 How comfort and energy is measured and the benefits

 The residential energy rating tools

  • NatHERS (Accurate, Firstrate, Bers Pro, NABERS) – what it is/how to read/validate
  • Residential Efficiency Scorecard – what it is/ how to read / validate
  • Other rating standards and certifications

 No rating on a home? What to look for – Certifications, features solar etc.

 Tools for your toolkit (checklists, questions to ask vendors, promoting the rating/features)

 Engaging buyers, sellers and tenants

 Greenwashing - Evidence, transparency not only compliance, builds trust

 Cheat sheets and checklists to download to help take action.