Thursday, November 11, 2010

City of Thomasville Goes GREEN

Have you heard the great news? City of Thomasville hopes to make the city greener by providing homeowners with an affordable way to make energy efficient  upgrades to their homes.

"The Thomasville City Council approved an ordinance on first reading to provide "On-Bill" financing to eligible customers so they can buy energy efficient appliances or make energy efficient home improvements."

City of Thomasville you have my Green thumbs up.

Live Green


Three years ago, I started advocating Energy Efficiency in our homes and at that time the first ENERGY STAR QUALIFIED home was built.

As many in the industry saw this as a trend, a niche, a marketing hype and even wrote about it as a trend that was not going anywhere and stated that consumers were not willing to invest in making their homes more Energy Efficient and even went to the extreme to say that these upgrades needed to be comparable. What might they be saying about these comments now as this trend know start to become the norm in real estate?

As homeowners now have the means, provided by our city, to make these energy efficient FEATURE upgrades now more than ever real estate professionals need to understand and educate themselves on how these energy efficient FEATURES will affect the way they are marketed on our Multiple Listing Services. By acquiring this knowledge, agents will prevent the practice of   GREENWASHING.
Agents for more information contact your Green Designation Agents or an EcoBroker Certified Agent in your area and together we can all provide consumers with the understanding on what these Energy Efficient FEATURES means on their home buying and selling.

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