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EcoBroker Advantage

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  2. 2. Chrystal Safari, Certified EcoBroker®<br />After over 25 years of dedication to stream and undeveloped land clean up, storm drain marking, and as an avid whole house recycler, it’s very fulfilling and exciting to have mastered this program to become one of a select few Certified EcoBrokers® in our market!<br /><br />
  3. 3. Certified EcoBroker®<br /><ul><li>I am an EcoBroker®
  4. 4. As an EcoBroker®, I help my clients take advantage of energy-efficient, healthy, and comfortable home environments.</li></ul><br />
  5. 5. Program Overview<br />EcoBroker®is an exclusive program for real estate professionals who care about our environment and who want to encourage energy-efficient and green features in homes and buildings. <br />The EcoBroker logo is the symbol of environmentally responsible and sustainable practices in the real estate industry. <br /><br />
  6. 6. The Market<br />Home value increases by about $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills.<br />94% of 300 Americans surveyed cited their most sought-after green upgrade as energy savings.<br />Roughly nine in ten people (91%) said energy-efficient features in a new home are extremely or very important.<br /><br />
  7. 7. The Market<br />With the help of energy-efficient technologies, Americans saved over $8 billion on their energy bills while preventing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions of 18 million vehicles<br />Builders have constructed over 360,000 Energy Star® qualified new homes, nearing 10% market penetration of annual new homes built nationwide.<br />In Colorado, builders have constructed nearly 30,000 Built Green ® Homes.<br /><br />
  8. 8. Why work with anEcoBroker®?<br />Buyer Benefits:<br />With interest in cost-effective, healthy, and comfortable home features, I can make it easy to either find homes with these attributes or to help you make improvements.<br /><ul><li>Save money
  9. 9. Find homes with green features easily
  10. 10. Live comfortably
  11. 11. Work with a Professional who cares</li></ul><br />
  12. 12. Why work with anEcoBroker®?<br />Seller Benefits:<br />Anyone can price your home. It takes marketing to really sell it. Promoting green features sets you apart from the competition.<br /><ul><li>Sell for more
  13. 13. Distinguish your home from the competition
  14. 14. Attract more buyers
  15. 15. Work with a Professional who cares</li></ul><br />
  16. 16. What can you expect from your EcoBroker?<br />Perspective on:<br />Home comfort, safety, and durability<br />Environmental issues<br />Energy-efficiency<br />The “green” market<br />Value-added services that make a difference to you, your family, and the environment.<br /><br />
  17. 17. Let’s take a look at some of things you may not have noticed without the experienced assistance of an EcoBroker®…<br /><br />
  18. 18. Poorly installed insulation allows air and moisture to leak through.<br /><br />
  19. 19. This home utilizes a direct gain passive solar design with overhangs.<br /><br />
  20. 20. Energy Star® plaque on a certified home.<br /><br />
  21. 21. Sign indicating Built Green construction.<br />Green living doesn’t need <br />to make any changes to your lifestyle.<br /><br />
  22. 22. This is a Built Green home, but it doesn’t look any different from the outside.<br /><br />
  23. 23. Stand-alone photovoltaics for locations off the grid.<br /><br />
  24. 24. This home utilizes an active solar space heating system, with liquid solar collectors on roof.<br /><br />
  25. 25. Energy-efficient, water-conserving washer and dryer.<br /><br />
  26. 26. Energy Star® labeled appliances typically exceed federal minimum efficiency by 15-20%. <br /><br />
  27. 27. Radon mitigation systems<br /><br />
  28. 28. Water quality should be considered.<br /><br />
  29. 29. Use of low VOC paints improves indoor air quality.<br /><br />
  30. 30. Energy-efficient mortgages are not just for homes that are already energy-efficient. They can help pay for improvements. <br /><br />
  31. 31.<br />Take advantage of to help you:<br />Buy or sell property<br />Improve property<br />Find information on green topics<br /><br />
  32. 32. Sample Topic Page<br />
  33. 33. Take Advantage of EcoBroker Services<br />In challenging market conditions<br />With buyers looking for more<br />With sellers who care<br />With expertise that give you an edge<br />With marketing that creates competitive advantage<br /><br />
  34. 34. My EcoBroker Services<br /> As one of only 35 internationally recognized EcoBrokers® in the Charlotte Metro area, I provide a new level of service in addition to my already full-service standard real estate offerings to better serve your wants, desires, and motivations in real estate transactions. <br /><br />
  35. 35. My EcoBroker Services<br /> I offer guidelines to assist home buyers and sellers in evaluating true green features and their benefits to real property value, home ownership, tax savings and mortgage closing table capital contributions.<br /> <br />Call me to add the Environmental, Energy, and Green Market Advantage in your next transaction.<br />704.562.1030<br /><br />