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Real Estate Sales Representative - Green Gamut
Green Home Design, Construction, Purchasing, and Re-Greening the Existing Home.

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2008 

I had a good talk today with the person in charge of forming the panel of experts for the NAR Green designationn.  It is true that USGBC, NAHB, ANSI, EcoBroker® and others were not directly involved in the criteria.  However, USGBC was asked to provide a list of experts that were contacted on an ...
08/29/2008
Realtors® may pose the biggest stumbling block to helping consumers purchase green homes.  Yes I am not afraid to say it.  While many Realtors® see the benefit to green homes, few are taking the time to understand the specific components that make a green home a better investment for their client...
08/29/2008
From recent blog responses, I thought it would be a good time to talk about marketing green.  I can not believe how many different options there are on this topic.  While many say you have to sell a "green" home, others are saying you need to sell the features and others the cost savings.  So whi...
08/23/2008
A research project by The National Geographic and Globe Scan shows USA citizens as the least likely, on a global scale, to adopt environmentally sustainable consumerism.  This study is called the Greendex.  It is a break-thru study showing consumer behavior and habits over time.  Greendex is a ne...
08/23/2008
Recently while visiting the Northwestern Michigan College M-Tech Center I really began to wonder what the future holds.  I hear and see so many claims to modern technology that is already in existence, yet not being sold on the market place.  I questioned why this is.  The answer I got was concer...
08/20/2008
Tommorow I am hoping to have some new information on the NAR Green Designation.  I will blog on it just as soon as I have a few answers.  Their is good news, enough people have let me know they are just as concerned.  So my question is simple and I want to hear from every one on this.  Do you fee...
08/20/2008
This morning Carolyn and I went to the Traverse City art show.  Fist I want to tell any one reading this blog in the Traverse City area; if you didn't get a chance to go, please make it a point next year.  This is a wonderful event and highlighted artist from across the region and was very well r...
08/17/2008
As many of you probably already know NAR has issued a Green Designation.  I have placed several calls to NAR and I have yet to hear back.  However I was able to contact the company doing the training.  I had some simple and logical question that I did not get satisfactory answers on and now I am ...
08/17/2008
With the fear that I will have a million responses to a more or less hypothetical question, Have you ever stopped to think about how many ways you can go green during a single day?  I personally came up with a list of 73 things I can do in any given day to be greener.  I would list them all but I...
08/13/2008
A survey was released on 7/24/08 by the US Green Building Council; it confirms what has been debated heavily lately.  We can now say with confidence green building is growing and it's the way homes are being built for the future.  Green Construction has grown to an annual $36Billion dollar indust...
08/13/2008
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