Historic Preservation 101 Workshop for Real Estate Professionals

Preservation Kentucky conducts workshops for real estate professionals, developers, historic building owners, loan officers, accountants and others interested in understanding historic properties and how to sell them.  The workshops discusses why historic buildings appeal to target demographics, the value they offer potential buyers and financial incentives for owning them.  


Licenses real estate agents and brokers who attend the workshop can earn KREC approved CEU credits:  2 hours Law / 2 hours Elective.


Did You Know?
>The Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit has generated more than $500 million in private investment in Kentucky over the past 12 years. 
>Kentucky has the fourth highest number of National Register listings in the country with more than 3,200 districts, sites and structures encompassing more than 42,000 historic properties in all 120 counties, and more than 100,000 sites have been surveyed and deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.


>Businesses locate in historic districts because they recognize the appeal of historic properties and authentic experiences to workers, residents, families and visitors.


This workshop is designed for real estate professionals and others interested in improving their knowledge of historic buildings, tax incentives for historic property owners, characteristics of historic buildings that appeal to buyers, and how to market historic properties to the right audience.


Workshop topics include

  • Incentives for buildings and buyers
  • State and federal tax credits
  • Kentucky historic architectural styles
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency of historic buildings
  • Design standards for rehabilitation
  • Myths about old buildings
  • Marketing and selling historic real estate


Who Should Attend
  • Real Estate Agents and Brokers
  • Developers
  • Tax Credit Accountants/CPAs
  • Bank Leadership Team
  • Loan Officers
  • Historic Property Owners
  • Preservation Professionals
  • Nonprofit Staff and Board Members
  • Students

About this course



This course is approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) for the Kentucky Heritage Council, an agency of the Arts, Tourism & Heritage Cabinet and Preservation Kentucky, a 501(c)(3) public charity nonprofit.


For more information, contact Preservation Kentucky at 502-874-4570 or email workshop [at] preservationkentucky.org.