Posts Tagged ‘certified’

Residential Green Valuation Roundtable Series – a First!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Created by SEEC and sponsored by Northwest ENERGY STAR ® Homes, a program to deliver ten green valuation roundtables in major cities across WA, ID, MT and OR kicked off March 25th with the first roundtable being held in Olympia, hosted by local partners the Thurston Climate Action Team and Evergreen College.  The second in the series is being held in Bellevue this Thursday, March 31st hosted by local partner Built Green® King Snohomish.

Here’s some feedback:

Nice job today. I walked away with some good stuff and some new insight” – Cory Eckert, Laupen Homes

and a News Flash issued by TCAT TCAT Valuation Roundtable News Flash

Consumer Survey finds Green Certified agents important

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Living Green Consumer Survey released Nov 2008 found one in three homeowners (30%) claimed they would be willing to spend $5,000 or more on green improvements to increase a home’s appeal to potential buyers. 

Additional survey findings revealed that when preparing to buy or sell a home, more than half of those surveyed (51%) believe in the importance of working with a green certified real estate agent ― professionals who can assist in the identification and marketing of homes with high green quotient.  This would include knowledge in regards to housing materials and construction, energy efficient appliances and systems, as well as the impact of landscaping on a home’s environmental footprint.

Yet more evidence that consumers want agents qualified in green building to represent them.  Take the Green Agent Essentials Course May 9th and 10th through Seattle King County Association of REALTORS.