Access Realty Group, Llc
3607My Ladys View Ct
Monkton, MD 21111
Service area: 50 miles
Service Area: Harford County, Cecil County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City.
As an NAR Green Designee I have advanced training in seeking out, understanding, and marketing homes with green features. I can help you separate fact from fiction and make informed decisions regarding green real estate. Feel free to contact me with any questions about greening your life and home.
As a NAR Green Deignated REALTOR I have worked with several buyers that have had specific Green criteria in searching for a home in the Baltimore area. I have assisted them in finding homes that are listed in the MLS with Green features that have satisfied their requirements. Some of these have been in the form of existing Green featues or homes with the potenital to upgrade to more sustainable green components such as HVAC , carpeting and paint. I have also been involved with the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtor's Green Committee in working with the local MLS, MRIS to include more Green features in the MLS listings.
Phil Engers with Access Realty Group has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.
Phil achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS. The courses were created in collobration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.
More specifically, Phil was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and helping consumers see a property's green potential.
As an NAR Green Designee, Phil has gained the knowledge and the toos necessary to become a trusted green resource for Baltimore.
There is a variety of reasons to go green, but most come back to supply and demand. We have a limited amount of resources available and more and more people using them up. If we want our future generations to enjoy the same standard of living we've experienced, we need to take action.
Green building is a great place to start, as buildings consume 14% of potable water, 40% of raw materials, and 39% of energy in the United States alone (according to the US Green Building Council). That's 15 trillion gallons of water and 3 billion tons of raw materials each year! If that's not enough to convince you, here are some other reasons to go green:
For The Environment
Want to make the world a better place? Implementing green practices into your home or office can help reduce waste, conserve natural resources, improve both air and water quality, and protect ecosystems and biodiversity.
For The Savings
Want to make your dollar go further? Green systems and materials reduce energy consumption, which in turn reduce your energy bills. They also increase asset value and profits and decrease marketing time; making your dollar go further for longer.
For Your Health
Want to live healthier? Green building isn't just good for the environment; it's also good for YOU. Sustainable design and technology enhance a resident's overall quality of life by improving air and water quality and reducing noise pollution. According to a 2006 study by the Center of the Built Environment, University of California, green office buildings improve productivity and employee satisfaction in the workplace.