RISMEDIA, October 16, 2009—RE/MAX International, Inc. recently announced that to further its RE/MAX Green program, the Denver-based franchise company is partnering with EcoBroker to offer RE/MAX agents additional green educational courses. The partnership provides a chance for agents to earn another energy and environmental designation.
The EcoBroker Certified designation program offers RE/MAX agents courses that will allow them to become certified in and specialize in green real estate. RE/MAX International launched RE/MAX Green earlier this year and has green certified real estate designees across the country.
“RE/MAX agents are the most knowledgeable and experienced in the business, and have the professional specialties that consumers look for when they’re buying or selling a home,” said Tom Kramig, vice president of Multi-Media and Education. “Our agents seek out this type of education, especially green training, because they’re both environmentally conscious and they know it makes a difference to the consumer.”
According to the company, RE/MAX Green was designed to help RE/MAX agents earn green designations while pairing eco-conscious consumers with an experienced and knowledgeable agent. The RE/MAX Green program also helps homebuyers and sellers identify RE/MAX agents and offices with expertise in locating eco-friendly homes or recommending changes to reduce a home’s carbon footprint.
RE/MAX officials state that the EcoBroker certification program will supplement education already offered through RE/MAX International’s award-winning RE/MAX University. Three modules make up the EcoBroker 18-hour curriculum including EcoBroker Environmental Advantage, EcoBroker Energy Advantage and EcoBroker Green Market Advantage. Agents also receive first-year membership benefits like membership in the Association of Energy and Environment Real Estate Professionals (AAERP.org), as well as access to marketing tools and templates and national networking opportunities.
Combined with RE/MAX University’s industry-leading education platform, RE/MAX Affiliates who earn their EcoBroker certification and other designations are positioned to be the most informed and educated real estate agents today.
“RE/MAX agents have always been early adopters and appeared among our very first EcoBroker Certified members,” said John Stovall, vice president for Business Development, EcoBroker International. “We are proud to have certified hundreds of RE/MAX agents through our training programs over the years. The RE/MAX Green program offered through RE/MAX University reaffirms the strong commitment RE/MAX agents have for their clients and their environment.”
RE/MAX University delivers educational programs to its Associates through classroom training, online streaming video, downloads, conferences and via RE/MAX Satellite Network, the company’s exclusive satellite TV network.
For more information, visit www.remax.com.