Green What?

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Green What?

A while back I was luck enough to be included in a training session with Bob Stewart.  BrainProbably the best 30 minutes for my "career" on AR.  His advice was quick and to the point and he answered every question presented with ease.  Of course he can do that, he's an AR Icon! 

Most important for me was the advice that Bob gave me about writing what I know, my niche.  I've been blogging about business related topics, happenings in the world of real estate in the Scottsdale area.  I figured this would be the most well-received since my topics include short sales, REO's, and everything in between.  What I haven't been writing about is my niche. 

My niche is green real estate.  Green What? That's right.  Green real estate.  This niche is a value added service for my clients.  When I'm showing homes, I focus on everything that we realtors do professionally, but I take it a step above and beyond.  When I'm showing homes, I always pay attention to any green features that might be included in the home.  Green features can be anything from newer Energy Star Appliances, newer windows, non-carpet floor coverings, higher SEER HVAC systems, air purification systems, ceiling fans, sunscreens on the windows, to new insulation. 

Energy Star AppliancesMy clients recognize that I have their best interests and their wallets in mind.  These types of green features can save money on utility bills and reduce health concerns. Not only that, but appraisers haven't come to a full realization in my area as to their value.  So purchasing a home with green features in this economy costs less than in the future.

My future vision for green features is that they will be more highly recognized, highly valued, and appreciated.  So buying a home with these features now saves you money! 

This is a photo of a NAHB Certified Home currently for sale in Phoenix.  The home is sleek, well used space in small spaces, and shows like a true model!

For a complete list of local area green professionals, see my website, www.gotgreen.info!

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Rainmaker
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Paula Smith
RE/MAX Mountain Properties - Prescott, AZ
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Very nice post and it only make sence with a name like "Green"!

Jun 26, 2011 06:04 PM #1
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thanks Paula.  You're right, but you have to be able to walk the walk or everyone will see right through you! I belong to the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce, Chair the builder committee for the Residential Green Building Committee (RGBC) for AZ Chapter of USGBC, plus I steered efforts to add green features to our MLS.  So you could say I'm knee deep in Green!!  Thanks again and best of luck to you!

Jun 26, 2011 06:21 PM #2
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THX for joining the Eco-All-Stars Group. I look forward to many informative posts to come!

Aug 01, 2011 06:41 AM #3
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Janeanne:  Thank you for your post!  Yes, you'll see lots of posts as I'm heavily into green in my community.  More to come!  Have a great date and thanks again!

Aug 01, 2011 12:40 PM #4
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Tara B. Downing
Village Properties - Mineola, NY
Homes For Sale - Mineola Port Washington

Thanks for posting.  That was a very nice post.  Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Aug 01, 2011 12:42 PM #5
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Tara - thanks for your comments.  I think as green realtors we should be separating ourselves for that "value added" approach.  Best of luck to you!

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