Stephen Jara achieves National Association of REALTORS Green Designation

Real Estate Broker/Owner with William Raveis 3333563



 Stephen Jara

1045 E Atlantic Ave, 305, Delray Beach, FL

 (561) 436-1000




 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

lifestyle goals.


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

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Stephen Jara

Senior Vice President

William Raveis Real Estate

(561) 436-1000


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