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Kate McCaffrey | Bayside Real Estate

1812 Santa Clara Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501

510-522-5223

http://www.HomesOfAlameda.com

Service area: 10 miles

Service Area: Kate focuses exclusively on the Alameda real estate market.

Services

Through the Give Back Green program, Kate donates 5% of her net commission at the close of escrow to her clients to use towards green home improvements.

Kate created the Give Back Green program in order to give her clients a real opportunity to create a more sustainable and healthy living environment in their homes.

In addition to giving money back to her clients, Kate welcomes her clients to consult with her on their renovation projects. Whether advising her clients on indoor air quality issues, resource conservation techniques or the latest innovations in green building, Kate's expert knowledge of green building practices and sustainable living contribute extraordinary value to her clients.

As a Certified Green Building Professional, member of Build It Green and co-owner of McCaffrey Custom Construction, Inc., Kate has many trusted contacts in the green building industry that she can provide to help her clients make wise decisions in achieving the sustainable living environment that they desire while saving time, money and hassle.

Kate also has quite a lot of knowledge and experience with the permit process in the City of Alameda, local and state building code, as well as the ability to draw computer generated floor plans (including electrical and plumbing).

By giving 5% of her commission back to her clients to use towards green home improvements, Kate is giving back more than just money to her clients. Kate is:

- Empowering her clients to make sustainable choices in their homes and in their life
- Educating her clients on the benefits of using green building materials, suppliers and vendors
- Giving her clients a potentially healthier living environment than what they were living in
- Helping to support the local economy
- Providing her clients an opportunity to create a home that is reflective of their values and lifestyle
- Helping to conserve energy and other natural resources
- Reducing environmental waste
- Inspring and creating a positive, educational and empowering experience

The specific details of the Give Back Green program are as follows:

- 5% of Kate's net commission (after her company takes their split) is paid back to her clients at the close of escrow. All Kate's clients have to do is ask - whether when first meeting Kate or up until before the close of escrow, if they ask they will recieve 5% back.
- This money is to be used by her clients towards green home improvements (see list below of examples)
- That's it! No fine print to read!

Examples of green home improvements:

- Non-VOC paint
- Low-VOC floor finishes
- Formaldehyde free cabinets
- Solar water heaters, whole house fans, and PV systems
- Insulation alternatives
- Flooring alternatives
- Low flow plumbing fixtures
- Composters
- Energy Efficient Appliances
- The list goes on and on...

Experience

Kate and her husband renovated and sold the first GreenPoint Rated Home in the City of Alameda. Visit www.GreenHomeOnPearl.com for more information.

Qualifications

Kate is a Certified Green Building Professional through Build It Green. She is also serves on Build It Green's Real Estate Advisory Council.

Kate became involved in green building in 2002 after working in a "sick building". By 2005, Kate and her husband founded a green construction company (www.McCaffreyCustom.com) and in 2009 Kate went back to work in Real Estate (she has been in real estate since 2002) with the goal of educating and assisting her clients in making wise choices when purchasing and remodeling their new homes as well as when preparing their home for sale.

Kate welcomes her clients to consult with her on their renovation projects. Whether advising her clients on indoor air quality issues, resource conservation techniques or the latest innovations in green building, Kate's expert knowledge of green building practices and sustainable living contribute extraordinary value to her clients.

Also, by giving 5% of her commission back to her clients to use towards green home improvements, Kate is giving back more than just money to her clients. Kate is:

- Empowering her clients to make sustainable choices in their homes and in their life
- Educating her clients on the benefits of using green building materials, suppliers and vendors
- Giving her clients a potentially healthier living environment than what they were living in
- Helping to support the local economy
- Providing her clients an opportunity to create a home that is reflective of their values and lifestyle
- Helping to conserve energy and other natural resources
- Reducing environmental waste
- Inspring and creating a positive, educational and empowering experience