GREEN'ing of the Gainesville Florida Multiple Listing System (MLS)

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is comprised of over one million REALTORS® and represents the largest trade organization in the U.S.

NAR is an aggregate of the state associations of REALTORS® and the state associations are aggregates of the local/regional associations of REALTORS®

The Gainesville Alachua County Association of REALTORS® (GACAR) is the local/regional self governing body for real estate professionals in the Alachua County, Gainesville Florida area. It is the GACAR multiple listing system (MLS), the REALTORS® database, that represents the Gainesville Florida real estate market for "real property" to include all new residential construction, existing resales, rental property, commercial property and vacant land.

To be clear, it is the local MLS that represents the local (any locale) real time and accurate market for real estate values. The public property appraiser understands it, the professional property appraisers understand and use it and the mortgage lenders understand and rely on it.

In January 2012 a little over a year of GACAR special committee work culminated with the addition of over 80 new GREEN data fields to the MLS. The debut of these new GREEN features was highlighted by Chris Eversole in his North Central Florida Business Report feature which can be read {HERE} (recommended reading).

It is the seller and buyer of real property that the REALTOR® serves and it is to that end that the GACAR MLS was updated to reflect the latest in residential building technology so that the buyer may find what they are looking for and the seller may capture the value in what it is they have to sell.

A list of those new GREEN MLS features along with their individual definitions (linked) can be seen below and I am available for further discussion/question.

Overall Home Performance Rating
HERS Rating (Year Tested)

Advanced Framing Techniques
Foam Block
Insulated Concrete Foam
Locally Sourced Building Materials
Structured Insulated Panels

Other Sustainable Flooring
Exterior Miscellaneous
Hot Water Source
Construction Interior
Locally Sourced Building Materials
Recycled Building Materials
Interior Miscellaneous
Energy Audit Available
Energy Bills Available
Enhanced House Filtration
Hook up Electric Car
Florida Water Star
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David A. Gibbs
Broker Associate
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors
Gainesville Florida Real Estate

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