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February 5-6, 2024

Most housing stock in the Twin Cities is over 50 years old. As an agent, how well do you know your product? 


With the Rethos Old Home Certified designation, you'll gain a marketing edge and serve your clients better with must-have info about the properties you work with daily. Old Home Certified is a 2-day realtor designation worth 13.5 CE credits, developed by the historic preservation non-profit, Rethos, in 2016. Join us February 5-6, 2024, to enrich and leverage your knowledge of old homes. Dig deep to discover why they matter to your clients, your business, and your community.


This year we are hosting Old Home Certified at the historic Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. This two-day course is team-taught and covers a range of topics, from period-specific architectural styles to old building systems science, from historic districting to affordability for homeowners. You will get a 360-degree view of our local built environment. We've gathered a dream team of professionals in architecture, real estate, social justice, and more to share targeted info in this groundbreaking course. Serve your clients better by gaining expert insight into the homes you work with daily. These fast-paced classes include “Architectural Styles Before and After the Depression”, “Buying and Selling Affordable Old Homes”, “Deconstruction + Historic Preservation” ... and more!


The intention of this two-day experience is to bring together a cohort of passionate and talented real estate professionals who care about historic preservation and the stories of old buildings. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days, and Rethos will host a happy hour for participants at Waldmann Brewery on February 6th, 2024.



$250 base cost for 2-day course

$200 for MAR members (first 10 to sign up)

$75 for Realtors from Sponsoring Brokerages

***Brokerages interested in Sponsoring this event, please contact Education Manager, Emily Noyes:

Courses include:

• What’s That Wood? Identifying Woods in the Home

• Revivals, Archways, and Turrets: Pre-War Architecture 

• Buying and Selling Affordable Old Homes 

• Glass Boxes, Concrete, and Ramblers: Post-War Architecture 

• Hands-on House Identification Workshop 

• Understanding Old Houses: Preservation and Performance 

• Local Preservation Ordinances and Designations 

• Basics of the National Register of Historic Places 

• Reinvesting in the Heart of the Neighborhood: East Phillips Neighborhood Association

• How to “Sell” the Greenest Building  

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