New Realtor Solar Scout(TM) Training Program Offers Real Estate Agents Good Commissions for Selling Clean, Green Solar Power Systems

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - March 9, 2009) - The Arizona Solar Power Society™ (ASPS) announced today a new sales program designed to teach realtors and real estate agents how to increase their sales revenue by selling energy efficiency home surveys, solar water heaters and solar power systems to residential and commercial customers.

"Many realtors may not realize it, but they are uniquely qualified to sell energy efficient upgrades and solar power systems to customers that are buying new or existing homes that have big rooftops facing south or west," said Robert Hoskins, the ASPS's President. "The real estate industry is in the perfect position to roll the cost of energy-efficient upgrades and solar power/water heaters into a 30-year, 203K mortgage; the same way they sell swimming pools."

The 30-minute Realtor Solar Scout™ Training Program teaches real estate agents how to:

    1.  Scout for premium solar residential/commercial rooftops
    2.  Participate in direct mail/door hanger marketing programs that
        generate sales leads
    3.  Utilize monthly electricity usage to recommend a solar system to
        zero out electricity bills
    4.  Collect a 1% commission on sales price, plus $750-$1,500 signing
        fee per signed contract
    5.  Create tens of thousands of dollars of tax-free home equity
    6.  Add new revenue streams via energy efficiency surveys
    7.  Add new revenue streams via solar thermal water heater
    8.  Add new revenue streams via solar power installations
    9.  Access $185 million of subsidies that pay 60% of solar/energy
        efficiency installations
    10. Learn about new laws that prevent HOAs from prohibiting solar

The ASPS is currently is targeting realty companies including RE/MAX, Long Realty Alliance, West USA Realty, Realty Executives, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Keller Williams and the Arizona Association of Realtors.

The Realty Solar Scout™ Training program registration fee is $45. Interested real estate agents can sign up online at: or call (480)218-4441 for more information.

There is no membership fee to join the ASPS for realtors that sign up in the next 5 days.

ASPS' training courses teach anyone with a computer and broadband Internet access how to become a Solar Scout™, find ideal solar rooftops, and sell solar systems.

The ASPS is currently seeking financing for residential and commercial solar power and solar water heater installations.

Contact Information: Contact: Robert Hoskins Front Page PR 480-218-4441