Green education

REALTORS who sign up for NAR’s Green Designation and the EcoBroker certification have the potential to be experts in the field of green real estate. This will help you build a niche market that you may not have had before. Take a green course and learn the following:

  • Key green terms that will help you talk to buyers about green homes.
  • Features that make a home green.
  • Green home certifications.
  • Energy-saving methods.
  • Available tax credits and rebates for upgrades to sellers homes.
  • How to tell the difference between a green home and one that is “greenwashed.”

Click here for a complete schedule of Green Designation courses in New York State.

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Find out more about the all-new Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)

The all-new GRI designation is the foundation for your success. It's designed to: increase your productivity; reduce your risk; maximize your resources; and provide solutions to your toughest challenges. Find out more and get started taking classes by visiting the GRI designation page of To apply for your GRI designation once you've satisfied all requirements, contact NYSAR directly at 800-239-4432. Please note that a $25 application fee applies. Need financial assistance? Click here for information on REALTOR scholarships.