US GreenBrokers Team Member Jan Green, Realtor®, Green®, EcoBroker®, has joined HomeSmart Elite Group in Scottsdale, AZ! In addition to published articles and blog posts Jan has been teaching and organizing green classes throughout the Phoenix area for several years. Be sure to visit Jan’s website to view her listings, learn more about Jan and her “green” projects in the Phoenix area. Congratulations Jan…we know your green reputation will follow you!
Everywhere you go you hear, “green”, “sustainable”, “eco-friendly” and numerous other terms that are usually just words used for marketing to the “green-minded” consumer. With so much “green-washing” (using a term with no real proof or certification) consumers, and many professionals, find it confusing.
Buyers, Sellers, Builders, Lenders and Appraisers can feel confident working with a REALTOR® who has earned the Green® designation when they are looking to buy, sell or appraise a home with resource-efficient systems and sustainable features. As the National Association of Realtors’ only certification designating advanced education of building science and its’ benefits. Those with the Green® designation can add a great deal of value in your next real estate transaction!
Once again our US GreenBrokers Team Member Jan Green, EcoBroker, with RE/MAX Excalibur Realty in Scottsdale, AZ, is in the news! Last week Jan earned the coveted NAR (National Association of Realtors) GREEN® designation! Congratulations Jan! In addition to published articles in magazines, Jan contributes posts to our blog. Be sure to visit Jan’s website, GotGreen and learn more about Jan and “green” in the Phoenix area.
The NAR GREEN designation is awarded to those REALTORS® who successfully complete three courses and their respective exams followed by a final exam. Building Science, indoor air quality, energy-efficiency and sustainable landscaping are only a few of the subjects covered in this intensive course.
Everywhere you go you hear, “green”, “natural”, “eco-friendly” and numerous other terms that are usually just words used for marketing to the “green-minded” consumer. With so much “green-washing” (using a term with no real proof or certification) consumers, and many professionals, find it confusing.
Home Buyers and Sellers can feel confident working with a REALTOR who holds the Green designation when they are looking to buy or sell a home with energy-efficient and sustainable features. As the National Association of Realtors’ only certification designating an advanced knowledge of these concepts, those with the designation can provide and guide you with much value-added information in your next real estate transaction.
A recent article on EcoBuilding.com listed 10 cities with the highest utility bills…what an eye-opener! “Utility” bills included not only electric and gas costs but also “essential home services”, i.e. telephone, television and high-speed internet since so many homes have devices like computers, tablets, x-boxes, etc. According to the WhiteFence Index 2012 data collection the following cities topped the list of highest utilities.
According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 9 out of 10 Buyers look for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features in their search for a new home. This is especially true in the north and south where extreme temperatures occur on a regular basis and homeowners in the north are bracing for this winter’s higher utility bills. Continue reading 9 Out of 10 Home Buyers Seek Energy-Efficiency!→