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October 4, 2013
Vancouver, WA – Joel Stalder, owner and Designated Broker at Stalder Realty Group, has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] Green Designation. Stalder is currently the only Designated Broker in Clark County who holds this designation, and Stalder Realty Group has more agents with this designation than any other brokerage in Clark County. On his company’s commitment to green education, Stalder said, “I wanted to make this training a top priority within our company, because I can’t think of anything more valuable to offer our clients than expertise in finding healthier, smarter, more cost effective homes that are better for the planet. This commitment sets us apart as a brokerage, and I believe it’s the right way to do business.”
Stalder and his agents achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS® with an interest in gaining comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.
More specifically, agents at Stalder Realty Group were 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.
“Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources & relationships to effectively work with you on your next green project.” said Kristen Short, Executive Director of NAR’s Green Designation. 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 who care about energy efficiency and sustainable building practices identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.
As NAR Green Designees, agents at Stalder Realty Group have gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Vancouver. For more information about Stalder Realty Group, please visit StalderRealtyGroup.com or e-mail JoelStalder@StalderRealtyGroup.com.