FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1045 E Atlantic Ave, 305, Delray Beach, FL
LOCAL REALTOR® ACHIEVES NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® GREEN DESIGNATION
May 3, 2009
Delray Beach, Florida- Stephen Jara with Pristine Properties International has been
awarded the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR's) Green Designation, the only
green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.
Stephen Jara achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course
work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration
with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring
designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of
sustainability in relation to real estate.
More specifically, Stephen was trained in understanding what makes a property green,
helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices,
distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing
green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to
homeowners, and helping consumers see a property's green potential.
"As energy costs rise along with concern for the environment, homeowners are looking
for innovative ways to save money and live responsibly," said Dick Gaylord, NAR's
immediate past president. NAR's Green Designation was developed in response to growing
consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The
designation helps consumers who care about energy efficiency and sustainable building
practices identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and
As an NAR Green Designee, Stephen has gained the knowledge and the tools
necessary to become a trusted green resource for Florida. For more information about
Stephen Jara, please visit http://www.PristineFlorida.com or StephenJara@gmail.com.
For more information about NAR's newest designation, visit www.greenresourcecouncil.org