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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Ed - You shuld give Jan Green a call - she knows more about energy efficiency in real estate than anyone else I know, and she's very helpful.

Jul 24, 2016 07:37 AM
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Ed, please let me know if you have any questions after reading my email.  Do some google research as well for green businesses to visit and learn from their products and services in your area.  Home Shows are a great place to search as well.   Best to know the products and how they work and offer suggestions to anyone with indoor air quality issues, health issues, and allergies.  You'll run into that a lot in the world of green!  Good luck keep me posted!

Jul 24, 2016 09:42 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Ed contact Jan Green she is the queen of green in my area!

Jul 24, 2016 08:25 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have the desigantion and consider it valuable not only for the education but the resources available are meaningful and help me grow. This is where our industry is going and uses Green in your signature makes people notice.

Jul 24, 2016 09:07 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Check the NAR website for details ++ Call Jan Gree

Jul 24, 2016 07:50 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It looks like Dick Greenberg has a good resource.  I'd like to think that NAR would have this information as well. 

Jul 24, 2016 07:45 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Dick Greenberg nailed this one!

Jul 24, 2016 10:46 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm a Green Realtor. But for me it is like bonus knowledge to the service you provide. They offer webinars, articles, and updates on sustainable living that you can share with with all your clients. 

Jul 24, 2016 04:26 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Visit the NAR Green designation website for information about the designation.

Jul 24, 2016 12:59 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Dick Greenberg offers up the best solution to call Jan Green !!

Jul 24, 2016 11:29 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would guess that the folks doing this designation might be able to answer that for you.

Jul 24, 2016 07:56 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It looks as if you have found your green connection, Ed -- I hope it brings you additional knowledge and even a bit more of that other green stuff(SSS).  Good luck.

Jul 27, 2016 01:51 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm aware of it, but in my part of So Cal it's a useless cert.  Only one area out here would care about that stuff and even they don't.

The green thing was a phase we all suffered through about 8 years ago and it fizzled out like the pet rock and slap bracelets in under a year.  NAR is a decade late on this trend (as with many things).

Jul 25, 2016 05:33 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I am an Ecobroker, which may be similar (not familiar with NAR Green details, although I've heard of it). The certification process was pretty rigorous, great education. 

Jul 25, 2016 02:25 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the gal to search out is Jan Green she's the Queen of Green.... oh, no, another slogan!!!

Jul 24, 2016 10:45 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would call Jan Green for more information on this designation.

Jul 24, 2016 10:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Jan Green will provide the information you need.

Jul 24, 2016 10:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jul 24, 2016 09:45 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's not a designation I hold or have seriously researched. Not much call in my market for green homes as yet. I would suppose the questions you are asking would be answered in the designation course.

Jul 24, 2016 08:55 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ed Chin - you will get the best guidance from Jan Green ...

Jul 24, 2016 04:30 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Dick Greenberg does it again. Call Jan Green Ed.

Jul 24, 2016 01:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think Dick has your answer

Jul 24, 2016 12:21 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, I signed up to get the designation but never finished it. Shame on me.

Jul 24, 2016 12:01 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Several good green agents here including Jan Green and Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD .

Jul 24, 2016 10:53 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Jan Green is the go-to person on this topic.

Jul 24, 2016 10:45 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Ed, from what I'm seeing, Green is not limited to any particular demographic.  All of the old hippies who sold out and now have money are a huge part of the market.  And you really can't generalize.

Jul 24, 2016 09:52 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Dick Greenberg has the answer I think

Jul 24, 2016 08:56 AM