What is EcoBroker Certification?
EcoBroker is an education and certification program for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to promote energy-efficient and green features in homes and buildings. The EcoBroker logo is the symbol of environmentally responsible and sustainable practices in the real estate industry. Certified EcoBrokers meet buyer and seller demand for real estate brokers with a real understanding of the issues that drive current market decisions.
Benefits to Buyers
Know more about the potential monthly savings or costs of a home. EcoBrokers have an understanding of energy efficiency and the costs or savings associated with insulation, windows, appliances, heating and cooling systems, and other features of your home that affect your monthly budget.
Know more about indoor air quality and healthy environments. EcoBrokers can help you address environmental issues, including indoor air quality, ventilation, the use of low-VOC paints, radon testing, and reliable water testing.
Consider building orientation and natural landscaping features. EcoBrokers understand energy savings that can be derived from proper building orientation and daylighting, overhangs, and the placement of trees for shading and windbreaks.
Locate homes with “green” features. EcoBrokers can help you search for new and older homes with green features already in place or with the potential for sustainable renovation.
Benefits to Sellers
Get the most from your home or property sale. EcoBrokers understand energy efficiency and environmental features of homes on the market. Working with an EcoBroker ensures that you are working with someone who can highlight these attributes and their value to potential buyers.
Communicate the energy cost savings of your home. EcoBrokers help you promote the energy-efficient features of your home, features that may help you get the best price for your property.
Communicate to buyers the indoor air quality and health benefits of your property or building. EcoBrokers can help you highlight healthy features of your home’s indoor environment.
Emphasize building orientation and landscaping features. Your EcoBroker understands how to properly showcase favorable building orientation and landscaping features when marketing your home.
Differentiate your listing. Working with an EcoBroker helps you market your property to the growing number of green-minded consumers so that your listing gets the attention it deserves![/tab] [/tabs]