They are only arguing against better built homes....

Real Estate Agent with John L. Scott Real Estate

I have had people attempt to argue with me (a year ago) that they are not convinced that green is the way to build and it costs too much. I simply explained they were only arguing against better built homes that are healthier, more durable, more energy efficient, last longer and are a better return on investment. Today, if you asked them, those same folks invented green.

I had an agent in my office the other day noting the articles and references to green building on my walls say, "I suppose this will catch on someday, it is probably a little to early for it yet." I mentioned, "It probably isn't to early for our heating bills this winter."

There are "early adopters" such as most of us on this Eco-All Stars Agent post and then there are the "well when it catches on I'll  believe it and get involved then," types. So, the saying is true once more...there are people that make things happen, there are those that watch things happen and then there are those that wonder what in the world happened!"



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Dons SIgnature

Comments (2)

Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552
Don, ironically, equipment that is the most efficient often turns out not only to save money, but to be green as well.
Feb 19, 2008 01:12 PM
Don McCoy
John L. Scott Real Estate - Medford, OR
Southern Oregon EcoBroker for John L. Scott R E

Hi Brian...true story! How much longer a product last that is considered "green" will have a "pay back" point where it paid for its' self, such as an HVAC system that is rated hybrid and qualifies as Energy Star or better. The point of "sustainability" is when it outlasts and pays back comparing to conventional products.


Feb 20, 2008 06:37 AM