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Welcome to the Future Fellow REALTORS®- It's GREEN and It's EXCITING

"Green" Sustainable Real Estate! It's exciting.  

Things HAPPEN when people start getting together and talking. And the  talk here in the Greater Asheville area, where "THINGS" already are happening is about making wise choices in terms of GREEN.

Asheville, N.C.'s  creative citizenry including a growing number (of ECO Certified® Real Estate Consultants has set its heart on finding "Smart" ways to approach the practice of real estate and to provide healthy choices in land design and use that  enhance a sense of community.

While the environmental  and social benefits of green buildings to a community are clear, until recently, some real estate professionals and their clients questioned whether green-built buildings, added tangible value to a property. Then, Green Value, an independent research study provided in-depth research that concluded that a clear link is beginning to emerge between the market value of a building and its green features.

The study combined a review of literature and case studies and found that not only are green buildings good for the environment, provide healthier places to live and more productive places to work, they can command higher prices. Today's eco-savvy REALTORS® who are well aware of  Asheville's "Smart Growth" plan for centrally situated public facilities, efficient and sustainable use of land, natural resources and energy see this as happy opportunity.  Tied into the preservation of precious landscapes here in the mountains, a green-built-heritage becomes a very attractive  model--one that as REALTORS® I and my fellow ECO Certified® associates are happy to be able to share with our clients.

For REALTORS®, accepting a leadership role in "green-thinking " new ways  not only benefit sour ecology and our economy...but all concerned.


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Comments

Great news on your end for Realtors. This is frustrating on my end as we have to deal with cost. Only 1 out of 10 people elect to go green when they discover COST.

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Advanced Building LLC) over 11 years ago

Here..with consumer demand leading the way...cost is only about 25 cents more a sq foot...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

I have noticed locally a movement among buyers and developers to move more green.  Possibly the price of fuel has everyone thinking more about it.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

I think with rising utilities and the increasing amount of capital going into green energy, you are going to really see the cost benefits of green building continue to improve. We are already seeing this change.

Posted by Pete Jalbert, R(S) (The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. ) over 11 years ago

Chip~

Soon consumer demand will be driving the COST down...it's only about 25 cents per sqft more here in Asheville...So hang on...the consumers are on the way!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Randy~

Good point about fuel prices. ..and how energy efficiency has an impact.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Pete~

Good to know that you are seeing a "green" change in your town...consumers may be on the road to a new economy.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

I love what you guys are doing in Asheville. I know it always was a progressive place, but it is still exciting to hear about green building taking such a root there... Good job in spearheading a lot of that!

 

...but, if you ever get tired, maybe you want to move on down to Tallahassee !?!

Posted by Alex Mordas, Green Building Consultant (EarthSTEPS) over 11 years ago

Alex~

As a real estae professional with a BIG interest in positive trends, I am SO excited to be a part of the green trend here in Asheville. Our clients are on the lookout for Green-built homes and eco-developments and LAND where they can preserve large tracts, and build modestly.

As you suggest, we are lucky. It is a wonderful time to be in the practice of real estate in Asheville, Alex.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

I could use some training on this whole green thing.  I am not sure that I quite get it yet, but am very interested in learning more about it.  Is there someone would would be able to send me some good resource information on this subject?

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) over 11 years ago

Troy~

I have a number of suggestions for formal/informal training...including. . .if stewardship and sustainability are dear to your heart... investigating the 36-hour NCAR approved designation course for Eco Certified Real Estate Consultants.....

.If you are looking for a good place to start, look no further...=)...It is right here at the Eco-All-Stars Group where about 700 very active AR members reveal amazing information every day...

As you may/may not know...there is "true green" and "faux green"...also known as "green-washing"...As you begin a journey, it may be wise to know where the "faux green" stumbling blocks are as they can take you off on a detour that has no end.

 

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

janeAnne, I'm really looking forward to educating myself on all of the housing options and issues and getting involved on the local level!  It just feels "right"!

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago

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