Are there any Realtors in Charlotte who specialize in Green houses?

Asked by Mary Love, Asheville, NC Mon Aug 26, 2013

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Marlene Bien…, Agent, Tallahassee, FL
Mon Aug 26, 2013

It is very simple to find a green specialized Realtor. A Realtor that is an Ecobroker Certified or a Realot that earned the Green Designation from NAR (National Association of Realtors). I reason why I say this is because these are Realtor's that have taken the extra education to better represent those green minded buyers/seller. Anybody can say they have the knowledge but with no certification to back it up really doesn't says much.

Ask yourself this question, would you go to a general doctor for a plastic surgery? or would you go to a board certified plastic surgeon? Same concept paper hold a lot of rubbish but a certification speaks for itself.

I hope this helps in looking for a green Realtor that hold the proper certificate to assist you in finding a green home.
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Daniel Fisher, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Tue Aug 27, 2013
Good afternoon, Mary Love:
Consumer demand for green building in Charlotte has lagged many western states and practices that were common in California in the 1990's are only recently being seen here in the last couple of years. As a Landscape Architect for over 20 years, I have specific training and education in energy conservation, lifecycle materials costs, sustainability and other matters common to the "green" industry. That said, there are very few single family residential homes that are LEED certified in NC.
In Charlotte, the MLS recently added a HERS rating field for listings, which is a comprehensive energy efficiency measurement standard. However, of 23400+ properties currently listed, only 62 even have a HERS rating disclosed. THere are strategies for finding "green" houses, but as with all home searches, it is important that you find a realtor who listens to find out what is important to you, then helps you find that and purchase it on terms that fit your finances (including an energy efficient mortgage and energy credits if applicable). If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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Jeri Kennedy, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Aug 26, 2013
Hi Mary!
I am knowledgeable in the green building industry . I have experience with green building products and have used them personally. I can also connect clients with reputable green builders on the production level or custom. My husband is the largest spray foam dealer in the South East. Please let me know how I can help you.
Talk with you soon!
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