Introducing Myself - Passionate About Healthy Homes

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Education & Training with Get Green Be Well

Hi Everyone!

 

I'm new here, and just wanted to introduce myself. I just moved to North Carolina from Orlando, a move we've been dreaming about for more than a decade.

 

When it comes to real estate, building and renovating, I am passionate about creating healthy homes for families. It comes from some serious health scares that I had when young that were brought about from the environment that I lived in. I had cancer when I was three years old, and then after a decade of being disabled was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, fibromyalgia and more. 

 

While a house might not totally cause a health problem, it certainly can make it worse. I found that when I started to clean up my home from common problems, I felt better. When we rented other homes with problems such as mold, my health got worse. 

 

Thankfully, I am 500% better today. And that's why I'm so thankful that I can help others, too.

 

Which is why I became a WELL AP, to guide people building and remodeling homes and commercial buildings to create environments that improve their health and not detract from it. I consult with people that are building new homes, buying homes and renovating existing homes to help them choose products and locations that are healthy for them.

 

I'm looking forward to learning more from everyone here. Thank you so much!

Comments (21)

Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kimberly and Welcome to ActiveRain!!!!   My husband is a retired builder and mold can be a serious issue.  And many don't know how to deal with it. 

Apr 18, 2020 06:09 PM
Kimberly Button

Kathy Streib So true! Especially in Florida, where mold is such a common problem. Looking forward to being active in ActiveRain!

Apr 20, 2020 06:58 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Apr 18, 2020 06:11 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kimberly Button very valuable educational report healthy homes.

Apr 18, 2020 06:12 PM
Kimberly Button

John Pusa Thank you!

Apr 20, 2020 06:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kimberly, congratulations on this move, and North Carolina is beautiful.  Welcome to ActiveRain, and hope you share more of your experience.

Apr 19, 2020 07:50 AM
Kimberly Button

Thank you Joan Cox

Apr 20, 2020 06:57 PM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Welcome to Active Rain, congratulations on your first blog.  Nothing like being healthy and living in a healthy environment.  We have family in North Carolina and hopefully, we will be able to attend our family reunion in July.  

Apr 19, 2020 09:24 AM
Kimberly Button

Graziella Bruner Thank you! I hope you are able to go to your family reunion, too!

Apr 20, 2020 06:57 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Afternoon Kimberly.

Welcome to the Rain.  Buckle up, hang on tight, you'll enjoy the ride

Apr 19, 2020 10:07 AM
Kimberly Button

James Dray I love it!!! Thank you!

Apr 20, 2020 06:56 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a very nice introduction and our health is so important.  Welcome to ActiveRain, I look forward to reading more of your posts and being able to interact with you!

Apr 20, 2020 07:07 AM
Kimberly Button

Brian England Thank you! Me, too!

Apr 20, 2020 06:56 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi and welcome to Activerain!  It sounds like you've had quite a journey already in life, and it's good to know you're aware of how the environment can compromise your health.  Health is the most important thing we have!  I look forward to seeing you around and reading more of your posts.

Apr 20, 2020 08:30 PM
Kimberly Button

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 Thank you! I look forward to following you in Hawaii!

Apr 27, 2020 10:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Welcome to the Rain Kimberly!

Apr 21, 2020 07:01 AM
Kimberly Button

I appreciate it, Wayne Martin 

Apr 27, 2020 10:55 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Welcome to active rain this is a great place to meet and follow people in our industries. 

Apr 21, 2020 07:09 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Hi there,

Welcome to ActiveRain and Congratulations on your first blog post!

Apr 22, 2020 09:22 AM
Kimberly Button

Thank you MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 

Apr 27, 2020 10:55 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kimberly Button welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog.

Apr 22, 2020 01:28 PM
Kimberly Button

George Souto Thank you so much!

Apr 27, 2020 10:54 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Welcomr to Active Rain.  Great intro.  Keep following people here and it will be a good way to stay informed.  

Apr 24, 2020 06:51 AM
Kimberly Button
Get Green Be Well - Hendersonville, NC
Designing & building healthy homes for wellness

Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert  Thank you!

Apr 27, 2020 10:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kimberly:

Welcome to ActiveRain!! I think you have some great sharing ahead...looking forward to learning from you and hearing more about your business and your community!

Jeff

Apr 29, 2020 10:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kimberly welcome to Active Rain and I will look forward to get to know you better on this platform, Endre

Apr 29, 2020 10:48 PM
Kimberly Button

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr.!

May 11, 2020 08:31 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have been in a number of homes that do not have a healthy environment !!!

May 02, 2020 05:06 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Kimberly,  I also suffered in the past from fibromyalgia and other auto immune illnesses.  Toxins in our environment are deadly.  Glad you are making people aware of this, especially builders.  

May 05, 2020 06:00 AM
Kimberly Button

Thank you so much Ricki Eichler McCallum . I hope you are doing well. 

May 11, 2020 08:31 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Kimberly ~ Welcome into the 'Rain and congrats on a great first blog post here!

May 25, 2020 12:52 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.

All the best of success to you.

Bob

May 30, 2020 08:32 PM