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Active Rain Members Converge on LOVE'S GREEN Seminar in Asheville

What do Active Rain members Tree , Jane Rogers and Mary Love  (and a number of other Asheville GREEN real estate professionals) have in common?

Well, if you were in Asheville this week, you would have found them all dashing through the pouring rain to attend a seminar taught by AR member, Mary Love .

It never stopped raining throughout the 2-day event, and despite the fact that "something"  caused the ceiling to leak atop Jane Roger's head, a good time was had by all who attended the core course for NAR's new GREEN Designation.

In fact, Asheville's GREEN Designation course sported a full contingent from in and around the mountains.  There were forty (40!) real estate professionals in attendance. You might call these the eco-friendly local experts.

As you know, Asheville is a hot-bed of "green" when it comes to new homes and retrofits and people who care about issues of sustainability and energy efficiency. No wonder then that I heard there is a waiting list for Mary's next class .

I'm excited about what I learned at this first outing of the GREEN core class in the Asheville area.   The Green Resource Council page at the National Association of REALTORS'® website explains, "The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR's) Green Designation addresses the concerns of consumers that are seeking real green expertise, not just lip service. ...You can be the one they come to for answers. As a real estate professional, you can have a real and lasting impact. " Good benefits for all of us. But more than that for, in this case, THIS particular teacher gave us a fine time and a number of reasons to enjoy her presentation , the learning of pertinent GREEN material, and to share some good laughs along the way....

PHOTO shows the seminar leader/teacher/facilitator and Active Rain member MARY LOVE.

 Mary has a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and 20 years experience in that field. She also is a practicing REALTOR®, I couldn't imagine a better instructor.(See photo which does neither of us justice, please.)   

If you are lucky, you may see Mary in your neck of the woods one of these days. And if you find out Mary's coming your way, be sure to sign up for the GREEN Designation Core Class with her.

This was not the first time Active Rain members in Asheville have converged, but it might have been one of the most delightful. Thanks, Mary!



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I guess Jane Rogers will start growing a little more after a random watering at the event.


Posted by Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 10 years ago

SABRINA!!  ~ HoHo...loved your comment =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

Hi JaneAnne~

How wonderful, and appropriate, to see our own ECO All~Stars spearheading the effort to educate realtors about green! Mary Love sounds like just the person to advocate with her experience~ thanks for sharing what is going on in your neck of the woods!

Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) about 10 years ago

Hey, janeAnne, I just took the course on Thursday and Friday in Santa Fe. There were almost 80 Realtors there from all over New Mexico. We can do this! It was great to see that so many people have a genuine interest in finding out more about this area and how to help their clients make good choices.

Posted by Deb Hurt, ABR, e-Pro,Green, TRC (Realty Pro Albuquerque) about 10 years ago

Hi janeAnne,  I do wish that Coeur d'Alene was even half as progressive as Asheville.  Nevertheless, there are signs that change is coming...  albeit slowly.  Would love to see Mary Love come to teach here or in our 'sister city' Spokane, WA.  Thanks as always...

Posted by Steve Miller (Gardens as Art) about 10 years ago


So wonderful having more education combined with the Active Rainers. We are planning a seminar in Baltimore on May 18th that will be open to all Active Rainers and at no charge.

BTW, I will  send any buyers to you with your vast amount of knowledge

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 10 years ago

This is great news.  I love the fact that our own rainers are the spearhead of the Green designation and movement!  This is very exciting.  I am hoping the GREEN course will come to New Hampshire before too long.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 10 years ago

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