EcoBroker Certified

Real Estate Agent with North Texas GMAC







On July 18, 2008, Cathleen Rodgers of North Texas GMAC in Midlothian has earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation, having successfully completed a unique and informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions.  Cathleen Rodgers joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier design/features in homes and buildings.  The "performance home" movement is getting a boost thanks to this type of high quality real estate professional earning the EcoBroker designation.  EcoBrokers®, like Cathleen Rodgers, throughout the country are forging this market and creating competitive advantages for their customers.  With national surveys indicating that 80% of consumers consider themselves "green-minded," real estate professionals with the EcoBroker designation are in a better position to serve the real estate consumer.  "I'm always looking for the best ways to offer my clients the best value. My EcoBroker training helps me ensure customer satisfaction, my number one priority," Cathleen Rodgers explains.  "From windows to moisture control to energy savings, I now have more resources at my disposal to help my buyers and sellers make better real estate decisions.  The EcoBroker designation doesn't make me an energy and environmental expert, but it allows me to better understand the issues and to convey this understanding to my buyers and sellers."   


EcoBroker International's education and designation program is designed exclusively for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to help their clients benefit from the energy-efficiency, "green," and healthier features of homes and buildings.  EcoBroker provides a complete curriculum of energy and environmental training to licensed real estate agents.  Real estate professionals must complete the extensive EcoBroker curriculum and training and fulfill additional program requirements to become Certified EcoBrokers®.  "Cathleen Rodgers, is an example of the quality real estate professional the EcoBroker designation continues to attract," explains EcoBroker International's CEO, Dr. John Beldock.  "These real estate professionals are not only distinguishing themselves in a competitive market place, but they are really giving back to the community in very constructive and meaningful ways.  Southwest Dallas and Ellis County needs more contributors like Cathleen Rodgers. The planet and our grandchildren need them too," Dr. Beldock said. 


From North Texas GMAC, Cathleen explains, "With EcoBrokerÒ training, I have broadened the range of real estate opportunities I offer my clients.  Whether the transaction involves environmental assessment and mitigation (mold, radon, etc.) or the opportunity to reduce utility bills, I'm in a position to help.  The real estate industry is changing, and to best serve my clients I need to understand the newest designs, technologies, and environmental issues.  My EcoBroker designation helps me stay ahead of the game."   


Cathleen Rodgers earned her EcoBroker Certified® designation in July and is wasting no time in putting the tools and additional expertise to work. Cathleen Rodgers has already found that being a Certified EcoBroker® creates added value and customer satisfaction that sets her apart from other agents.  .



For additional information please contact:      Cathleen Rodgers- The Becky Respess Team

Phone: 972-230-4400



EcoBroker International provides a unique energy and environmental curriculum to licensed real estate professionals, leading to the EcoBroker Designation. EcoBroker's mission is to broaden and improve the base of training and continuing education for real estate professionals and in doing so, encourage improvements to the quality of buildings, while reducing their impact on natural resources and the environment. EcoBroker is a BuildingÒ America and Built GreenÒ Colorado Education Partner; the most successful green-building program in the United States. EcoBroker provides state-approved continuing education courses to licensed real estate professionals in states throughout the U.S.  EcoBroker can be reached by phone at 1-800-706-4321, online at, and by email at

Comments (2)

Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Congrats, hope to se you back on the rain in 2009. Please

Feb 22, 2009 06:37 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Good for you Cathleen, I think this certification will work very well for you and your clients.  Everyone gives lip service to saving money through saving energy, but to actually have the designation and speak in real terms of what can be done is invaluable to your clients.  Congratulations

Jan 23, 2010 05:28 AM