With the real estate market finally showing signs of life, it may be time for you to think about what you are looking for in a REALTOR® and in a home. A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Green Designee can help you find or create a green home. A green home can be easier on the environment, your health and your wallet.
As your Tempe REALTOR® and a green designee, I am qualified to guide you through the green process, whether you are looking to buy or sell a green home. If you do not live in the area, I would be happy to refer you to another REALTOR® with a green designation that can help you find what you are looking for.
In order to attain the “green designee” designation, a REALTOR® is required to take a class offered through the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The class teaches REALTORS® how to make educated decisions about green materials, energy-efficient technologies, green ratings, green design, green living and green incentives.
A green designee REALTOR® can also help you obtain a LEED certification for your home. A LEED certification is a third-party that sets design, construction and operational standards for high performance green buildings. A LEED certification can make your home more marketable. In addition to helping you obtain a LEED certification for your home, a green designee can help you find a LEED certified home.
A green home should have the following: a positive impact on human health and comfort; integration into a sound environment; and sustainable design, construction and systems (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®). A green designee REALTOR® can help you secure the products and services that will make your home more sustainable.
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