Jan L Green, RE/MAX Excalibur
21803 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Service area: 50 miles
Service Area: My target area is the Phoenix Metro area, which includes Scottsdale, Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale & Peoria.
I'm a Certified EcoBroker, NAR GREEN and can assist both buyers and sellers, with recommendations for energy efficient features. Adding green features is an individual choice and may be for energy efficiency, health reasons, and/or reducing the carbon footprint of a home . My website, www.gotgreen.info, was specifically created to assist those seeking building professionals qualified to assist in the process. There are also helpful links for other great green links.
Creating awareness for home buyers as they search for homes has enabled me to assist clients in purchasing energy efficient homes. Originally, these buyers weren't interested in "green" homes, but once they saw the energy savings, they clearly understood the need for energy efficient features. Recently, a client added $10,000 onto the purchase price of his new-build home and is one of the first in Arizona to purchase a "net zero" Shea home. He admitted not being interested in purchasing a green home, but could see the cost savings once he realized the payback on the solar panels and extra green features.
My team is comprised of lenders, title representatives, energy auditors, energy raters and building professionals on my green site. Together, I'm confident they will assist my clients in making energy efficient choices with the best products and services.
I personally live as green of a lifestyle as possible. I work from home, saving gas and energy. My work space is energy efficient with CFL bulbs, newer construction, treeless paper, paperless contracts, PDF storage, recycling, and temperatures are adjusted to minimize system usage. My goal is to become completely paperless by 2013.
While at a trade show for the National Association of Realtors in November, 2007, I happened upon an EcoBroker giving a talk about her methodologies and business practices. Everything she described is how I grew up in Kansas. Growing up in a large family, we bought in large quantities, had our own well, our own garden, we hunted and fished and my mother sewed my clothes, the drapes and upholstered the furniture. These types of lifestyle choices are disappearing and going by the wayside. Times back then were green, and are now considered a thing of the past. Even though I don't have my own garden, I'm cognizant of how I purchase, what I purchase and shop efficiently.
After becoming an EcoBroker in April 2008, I was invited by the U.S. Green Building Council to a meeting for the Residential Green Building Committee in March, 2009. I've been volunteering ever since. I've created a speaker panel with an appraiser, lender, energy auditor & utility company rep to educate realtors about how to market, sell & get the most value for homes with special features. We've also held booths at other trade show exhibits and handed out loads of brochures. I'm especially proud of an event I'm working on that will be 2/24/12, The Value of Green. My idea is to bring industry professionals together to bridge the gap of understanding. This venue is sponsored by APS and includes 3 more panelists besides APS, Meritage Homes, Appraisal Tek, and Masco Home Services. We will be discussing green homes and valuing green homes. This will be the first in a series of events for Phoenix, Arizona!
Our Value of Green speaker series was a big success for our Residential Green Building Committee, AZ chapter, USGBC. We are currently (2/2015) working on our third in a series of educational courses for appraisers, flying our instructor from Florida who created the Green & Energy Efficient Addendum and the the coursework for appraisers. Rising tides lifts all boats!