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Blog :: 03-2010

Local Realtor Achieves Green Designation From National Association Of Realtors

Joe Schutt with Gisbon Sotheby's International Realty has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS. (NARs) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

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Boston, MA Joe Schutt with Gisbon Sotheby's International Realty has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS. (NARs) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Schutt achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.

More specifically, Schutt was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners and helping consumers see a propertys green potential.

As energy costs rise along with concern for the environment, homeowners are looking for innovative ways to save money and live responsibly, said Dick Gaylord, NARs immediate past president.

NARs Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers who care about energy efficiency and sustainable building practices identify REALTORS who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.

As an NAR Green Designee, Schutt has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource. For more information about Joe Schutt, please email joe@joeschutt.com, or visit his Boston real estate and Cambridge real estate web site http://www.joeschutt.com.

For more information about NARs newest designation, visit http://www.greenresourcecouncil.org.

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Joe Schutt, Realtor, working in affiliation with Gibson Sotheby's Int'l Realty, top Boston real estate agency, offers professional Boston residential real estate and relocation services and covers areas like Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End and Cambridge.