FAQ - What Impact Can A Green Realtor Have On A Community?
It’s easy to think that one person can’t have any measurable impact on the lives of very many individuals. It’s a psychologically proven fact that when we think of ourselves as “just one person” we don’t think we can accomplish as much. But what if you could start a movement?
What if you had an idea and it made sense and hadn’t been accomplished yet? Such was the case for me as an EcoBroker.
In November, 2007, I attended the National Association of Realtor convention in Las Vegas. While there, I attended a session specifically about being a green realtor. I remember it vividly because it made so much sense and resonated with my beliefs and value systems. The realtor speaking was from California and explained how she benefited her clients and started a networking group for other green businesses. The idea struck a chord.
Since then, I’ve become an EcoBroker (2008) and have been volunteering since 2009. I created a green networking group (2009) and built a green website for consumers. Currently, I’m the Realtor Committee Chair for the Residential Green Building Committee, US Green Building Council, AZ Chapter.
I’m proud to have initiated greening the Arizona Regional MLS in 2009 and am currently working on a comprehensive list of green features to be added this year.
Creating the event “The Value of Green,” (2/24/12) discussing the new Green & Energy Efficient Addendum. A second event will be held in the coming months with SRP as a sponsor.
We hold at least 5 booths annually at Realtor Expos, tradeshows, and green events.
Our group has been asked to re-create “The Value of Green” at the upcomging event, Excellence in Building Conference & Expo in Scottsdale, AZ 9/25-27. This is the 30th Anniversary for this Expo created by the Home Energy Pros, US Department of Energy.
Watch for yet another Green Home Tour, location to be announced in November, 2012.
One of the greatest benefits of all is connecting with like minded professionals who have such a giving, caring heart. This has been a HUGE benefit to me and I’m happy to continue volunteering. I’m a proud member and supporter of the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer and member of the US Green Building Council.
The impact that I’ve been able to make in the Phoenix Metro Area has been both worthwhile and measurable. For information and to volunteer, contact me!