Live Massachusetts Real Estate Continuing Education Classes - 2 credits each, Berkshire County MA

November Continuing Education

This month, we’re offering webinar and classroom instruction!

Join us on November 15th for our 10:00 a.m. webinar on Property Assessments, Valuation and Taxation.  In this interactive webinar we bring field expert, Paula King, chair of the Board of Assessors in Pittsfield in to converse with us about Property Assessments, Valuation and Taxation. She will cover topics such as Property Taxes: Budget, Municipal Revenue, Personal Property Tax, Community Preservation Tax and Assessments & Valuations: Board of Assessors, Mass appraisals, GIS & Mapping, Property Depreciation and more.

And, two live classroom classes will be held at the Board Office on November 18th:

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:  Environmental Issues – The Environmental Issues class provides an overview on all of the major environmental issues in a real estate transaction. We’ll cover topics ranging from Lead Paint to Wetlands Protection to Underground Storage tanks and more.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.:  Selling the Sun – Selling the Sun is an overview of information real estate agents need to address solar photovoltaics (PV) in the residential real estate transaction. Topics include the rapidly emerging residential solar PV market, a breakdown of how the technology works, and resources you need to value solar PV and explain the value to your sellers and buyers. A snapshot of what a successful sale of a home with solar looks like – a home that has an owned solar PV system and a home that has a solar PV system that is leased by a third party. You will be able to identify what success looks like and how to get there.

Our instructor is Robin Brodsky. Robin is new to the Berkshires but not to real estate or to teaching. Her background pre-real estate is in the Environmental world. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and spent over a decade working with environmental issues for both public and private sector institutions.

All continuing education classes are FREE to Berkshire County Board of REALTORS members.  Webinars are $10 for non-members, and classroom is $30 for non-members.  Seating for classroom instruction is limited so please register early.