THURSDAY, AUG. 24, 2023

Staten Island Real Estate Pros Building Know-How in Matters of Housing Sustainability

Continuing education course offered by the Staten Island Board of Realtors® is designed to strengthen its members’ proficiency in addressing sustainability in real estate

STATEN ISLAND. N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR), the largest professional association on Staten Island, has developed a three-hour continuing education course for its members that will focus on sustainability and resilience in housing.

Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the course, “Why Sustainability in Real Estate Matters,” will highlight information on energy efficiency, green-home features, and solar power. Attendees will gain insight on how the built environment impacts sustainability so they will be better positioned to address sustainability concerns with their businesses and clients.

Organized to educate SIBOR members on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 10-year sustainability and resilience plan pillars, the class will provide an emphasis on environment and resilience contexts.

“Few things will affect the future as much as our changing environment,” said Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR. “Realtors need to be a source of sustainability information for their clients. This program and others like it will help them gain the expertise they need.”

The educational presentation will be facilitated by Realtor Christina Mathieson-Segura, an NAR GREEN instructor, certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate, and member of the Long Island Chapter of the U.S. Building Council. She will be joined by guest speakers from New York state and city agencies focused on sustainability and resiliency programs.

As mainstream awareness of climate-related risks grows, consumers are increasingly factoring sustainability and green features into their real estate purchasing decisions.

According to NAR’s 2022 REALTORS® & Sustainability Report – Residential, residential agents and brokers found 34 percent of consumers were very, or somewhat, concerned about the impact of extreme weather and climate change on the market, and 51 percent were somewhat, or very, interested in sustainability.

Widespread consumer interest in these issues makes it crucial for real estate professionals to be knowledgeable on topics such as weather and environmental-related risks in their local market; sustainability; energy efficiency, and home features.

Whether situated on Staten Island, or elsewhere, real estate agents who understand climate risks, and stay up-to-date on sustainability and resilience strategies in their markets, will be better prepared to help their clients make better-informed purchase decisions.

About the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR)
And Staten Island Multiple Listing Service (SIMLS)

Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) is the largest professional association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of approximately 2,500 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 275 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR and the Staten Island MLS may be reached at 718-928-3220 and visited online at Social media content pertaining to SIBOR and the Staten Island MLS is available on Facebook at Staten Island Board of Realtors, LinkedIn at Staten Island Board of Realtors, Twitter via @SIBOR and Instagram at SIBOR REALTORS (siborrealtors).


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