Michelle Thomas with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.
Thomas achieved this prestigious designation after completing topic-specific course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The designation courses were created in collaboration with a team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of high-performance properties and issues of resource-efficiency in relation to real estate and homeowners.
“The comprehensive course has provided me with a better understanding of what makes a property green or has green features,” said Thomas. “Working with my clients, I can assist them with a customized cost-benefit analysis of resource-efficient features and practices. That might include utility and operations costs, indoor air quality, lighting or tax incentives. In March, the NAR conducted a survey to its membership about the sustainability issues in the industry. 61% of respondents said that customers were very or somewhat interested in sustainability. There is certainly an earnest interest in living green, and having this certification helps me provide timely information to my clients, whether they are buying or selling.”
“Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources and relationships to effectively work with you to find your next home or assess your next green project,” said Marc Gould, Senior Vice President of NAR’s Member Development group. NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers understand the positive impact of home performance and identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.
As a NAR Green Designee, Thomas has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Naples and Marco Island, Florida area. For more information about Michelle Thomas, please visit www.michellethomasteam.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about NAR’s Green Designation, visit www.green.realtor.