Proud to be a 2022 Evergreen Award Winner

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Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

Humbled and proud to share that I've just earned the 2022 Evergreen Award provided by a select committee with the National Association of REALTORS®.  This year there are 4 winners, probably due to the vast number of submissions! 

 

The qualifications are as follows: 

  • Dedication to green lifestyle and work-style
  • Green industry skills based on training, competency, and experience
  • Active participation in the Green REsource Council, other professional associations, and in community organizations
  • Commitment to the advancement of the green building industry and its practice
  • Creative implementation of green events, practices, or habits in the office or community

 

In 2007, NAR announced that one of the many speakers at the November, 2007 national convention in Las Vegas was a realtor from California.  This realtor was an EcoBroker. Intrigued, I read her bio and what she would be speaking about.  

 

Immediately, upon signing up to attend this convention in Las Vegas, I saw that she had created her own website with vendors for consumers, started a networking group for tradesmen in energy efficiency/sustainability, and was involved in other public events.   

 

That realtor inspired with me with her work ethic, her tenacity in the face of adversity, how she endeavored to help people with indoor air quality issues, chemical sensitivity, and working to market and gain value for energy efficient and sustainable features in homes she sold.  She was a bright, well spoken speaker!   

 

EcoBroker Certified    Listening to her inspired me so much that, after leaving the convention, I immediately signed up for the course.   I earned my first green designation as an EcoBroker in April, 2008.  24 chapters, tests, essays and all were reviewed by the founder, Dr John Beldock.  It was very interesting and gave me a well-rounded insight into what all was included as an EcoBroker. 

 

NARs Green Designation    Then NAR came out with their own designation, GREEN shortly thereafter.  Earning that designation in 2014 was icing on the cake!  

Thank you to those that supported me through countless projects:

 

  • Greening our Arizona Regional MLS
  • Fund raising and hosting appraiser courses
  • Projects and home tours with US Green Building Council
  • Fellow Green Chamber member activities;
  • Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®, founding the first Sustainability Committee at a REALTOR® Association
  • Forms committee contributions, Arizona Association of REALTORS ®
  • My teaching partner, Dr. Daran Wastchak and course
  • And all of the realtors that have taken my classes and public events I've taught and created since 2012! 
  • Earning the Master Certification for High Performance Homes by Dr. Daran Wastchak

 

It's been quite a ride!   I look forward to more projects and raising the bar for high performance homes!  

If you're selling your High Performance Home, please visit Green.Realtor to find an educated professional agent in your City and State! 

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Comments (40)

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You're so right Ed Silva  - just wish I could find her name and thank her personally!  

Thank you Leanne Smith !  When I started in 2008, there were hardly any of us here and it was not looked upon highly - an uphill climb for sure!

Aug 16, 2022 09:46 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! !  So appreciate your support.

Carol Williams  and you know all of the details!  I really think that the event to honor those of us in green, whether it's real estate, design, construction, hospitality, or whatever field will be a good celebration.  But it will be weird to be the runner-up!  I RSVP'd yes, but we'll see!  Thank you for all your support!

Aug 16, 2022 09:47 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Congratulations Jan! I know you worked hard for this!

Aug 16, 2022 09:48 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That my Girl, Jan you are so good at so many things that you know about and sould be a winner all the time.

 

Aug 16, 2022 09:58 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Jan you are amazing for all you have done for the Green Community both here in Arizona and the Nation.  Congratulations on this prestigious award!  Well done and knowing you it's just the beginning! 

Aug 16, 2022 10:15 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Featured in BananaTude!

 

Aug 16, 2022 10:16 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

Thank you!   So appreciate your support!

Aug 16, 2022 10:18 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Carla Freund !  Yes, it's been a lot of projects and organizing!  Each of 4 appraiser courses hosted here I needed to raise $8,000 - $10,000 and took 6 months to organize. Lots of uphill battle, but knowing what it takes to get a green qualified appraiser for an appraisal makes it all worthwhile!   Appreciate your support!

Aug 16, 2022 10:21 AM
Carla Freund

Wow! That's impressive. I look forward to hearing more about your endeavors in this space.

Aug 17, 2022 06:13 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Will Hamm !  

So appreciate your support Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker !  You're right.  I have so many projects lined up.  The pandemic put the breaks on appraiser education but we're hoping to get that back up and running probably December, 2023!  Virtual toast - cheers! 

Aug 16, 2022 10:22 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Not only are you a Green Certified REALTOR, Jan. Your even have GREEN in your name!

Congratulations on your award from NAR.

Aug 16, 2022 01:23 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

This is wonderful news!  I love it when news is not fake! 
Congratulations Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ - this is definitely something to be proud of! 

 

Aug 16, 2022 02:24 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Congratulations!  It's well deserved!

Aug 16, 2022 03:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Jan:

Congratulations on this special award. What a journey it has been, and who knows what lies ahead!

Jeff

Aug 17, 2022 08:04 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

LOL John Juarez - which doesn't mean anything!  I'll write my story in Realtor magazine soon and you'll see the impetus for why I got into sustainability.  Hint - it's not my name!

Aug 17, 2022 10:44 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

It is Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist ! No fake news here :)  A select committee at NAR picks the winners. There are normally 2 but for some reason we have 4 this year?  That call made my day and probably my year! 

 

Aug 17, 2022 10:45 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA .  When I first thought of getting the designation in 2007, I wanted to set myself apart and grew up in sustainability so it was a no brainer.  But definitely requires brain power now!  Appreciate your support!

Aug 17, 2022 10:46 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS !  I bet you're running out of comments on all of these posts in different social media sites, plus here.  I promise to share more in the Realtor magazine article of how I got into this in the first place.  At least that will be different.  Appreciate your comments and support!  Hope to see lots of peeps in Orlando! 

Aug 17, 2022 10:47 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ - big congratulations is in order and it is well deserved too! Your perseverance and dedication has paid off and now just about everybody knows your name! I saw you in the REALTOR Magazine when it was delivered and I was so happy for you! Keep up the good work!

Aug 17, 2022 04:53 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Congratulations on this great award Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ, it makes me happy to see you were recognized for all the hard work you've done. Wishing you continued success. 

Aug 18, 2022 01:21 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP !  That was only a snippet in Realtor Magazine of what I shared. Watch for another article with more stories.  Appreciate you!  

Aug 19, 2022 08:58 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you so much Beth Atalay !  I'm sure you see mentions of green building in Florida.  One of my good friends, Jeannette Moore is a GC, realtor, builder, St Augustine, FL , working hard for energy efficiency in Florida.  Appreciate your support and good wishes!   

Aug 19, 2022 09:03 AM