How I Will Not Become an Eco-Friendly REALTOR®

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc

Lately everywhere I turn I am seeing eco this, green that which I respect and in my own way , practice. I wonder however, what is the long term cost going to be with some of the plans that have been implemented?

A Futuristic Real Estate Office Listing Presentation practiced by I.M. Green, sales person and part time 8 track repairman:

"Good afternoon, Mr. & Mrs. Wanting, I am I.M. Green, I know, that's a mouthful, but really, you have got to trust me. I am I.M.Green. "

"Do you have the $5,000 cash I asked for? I should say green backs, ha, ha, ha! As I mentioned to you I practice a truly green and eco friendly way of selling your house. The $5,000 saves you writing a cheque, a listing agreement and all that other tree killing use of paper."

"Of course there will be no sign on your lawn, wood posts and plastic are bad for the environment, you know. Yes, I know it counts for 40% of sales, but we have to protect the environment."

"I did not do a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA), you know, all that paper, plus, my broker let all his staff go when he moved to his house. He is trying to save heat and hydro, bricks and mortar costs, you know? All that staff, all they did was answer the phones, do our offers, coordinate paperwork for lawyers, lenders, commission cheques, all that unfriendly environmental stuff, hence no CMA."

"I bet you think you want to sell your house for $250,000 is that right? Well, for the $5000 in greenbacks you gave me upfront I will sell it today for $200,000. That will be eco friendly because your neighbours will be green with envy that you sold your home so fast!"

"Just think, no wasteful energy spent on marketing, blogging, feature sheets, newspaper and magazine advertisements, no door knocking, no website presence, heck, we won't even have to put in on MLS." Can you imagine, that's what those successful and diligent sales people do, but they don't care about the environment like I do."

"Well Mr. & Mrs. Wanting, I'm going to sell your home right now. Actually, I have Mr. Shyster coming in 5 minutes to give you a cheque for $200,000 . I know what you are thinking, but they don't use cash on the island of Catchmeifyoucan and the cheque is from the Royal United Catchmeifyoucan National Bank and Fish Factory."

"Why are you folks yelling at me and pointing a finger at me, I'm saving the envirinoment, I didn't let you folks get a word in edgeways but that's because I am I.M. Green, my name says it all and don't forget, Mr.Shyster is in his way!

PLEASE NOTE: If you smoke whacky stuff or drink amber lemonade this could happen to you. Not all REALTORS® if any at all act this way, but if so, another strike against the environment!

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Ty Lacroix Broker of Record & Owner

          

'NOT ALL REALTORS* ARE THE SAME', One call or email to me and you will know why!

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519-435-1600   www.enveloperealestate.com

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Rainer
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German Panzica
Centerline Homes - Vero Beach, FL

I guess that is a way different way to be green.  Good luck with it!  Stay green!

Jul 14, 2010 10:04 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

German:

Green can be good if done wisely.

Ty

Jul 14, 2010 10:23 AM #2
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Hi Ty,

I understand the need to be green, but most "solutions" cause more environmental problems because of the processes they require.

I also believe that being green should start from the top - for example: I wouldn't need to recycle all that packaging if manufacturers were forced to only use what was needed for the product inside.

Jul 14, 2010 01:24 PM #3
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Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

Pam:

I wrote this blog because of the new eco fee in Ontario, the price of some things like AA batteries and light bulbs doubled!

No one knows however who the money goes to! duh?

Ty

Jul 14, 2010 01:28 PM #4
Anonymous
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Hi Ty,

I heard about that fee, but didn't want to know. Just something else that someone, somewhere is getting away with, without any accountability. I'm getting tired of all this shite.

Jul 14, 2010 01:36 PM #5
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Yes, that bloody eco fee that they foisted upon us (pretty much without telling us about it beforehand). Like Pam, I'm pretty fed up.

Jul 14, 2010 06:29 PM #6
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Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

Pam and Malcolm: It was pretty sly how this was implemented, where were the so called consumer advocates and watchdogs.

The point that gets me, no one seems to know where the extra money is going. Right now the retailer is keeping the extra money, which in some cases has increased 100%

Ty

Jul 15, 2010 10:50 AM #7
Anonymous
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Hi Ty,

So this just in from 570 News:

"Environment Minister John Gerretsen says he's scrapping the fee, but the waste diversion program that it funded will continue. He says the government will review the program, and set up a consumer protection hotline."

Jul 20, 2010 12:32 PM #8
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Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

Pam:

Thanks for the update and when enough people voice their distaste, government can listen.

Ty

Jul 20, 2010 09:23 PM #9
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ReMax Select Realty - Pittsburgh, PA
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We have green options including holding all paper documents on microsd cards. Also, no paper advertising. Good luck going green!

Aug 08, 2010 12:08 PM #10
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