INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FL – Caprice Atwell, Managing Broker for the Melbourne Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is proud to announce that Chana Newport, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.
Chana Newport achieved this prestigious designation after completing topic-specific course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and issues of resource-efficiency in relation to real estate and home owners.
More specifically, Chana Newport was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of resource-efficient 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 understanding how buyer and seller preferences may be inspired by resource-efficiency.
“Receiving the NAR Green Designation allows me to have a comprehensive understanding of how homes with green features should be marketed differently than traditional homes,” said Newport. “My goal is to be a trusted source of information, and to help my green-minded clients make informed choices about the homes they live in, sell, and buy. Most people think of “green” homes from the perspective of new-home construction and “certified” homes, but existing homes can also have resource-efficient features and improvements that add significant value. I can help them identify these features, and also provide sources for home owners who would like to enhance the resource efficiency of their home.”
“Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources and relationships to effectively work with you to find your next home or assess your next green project.” said Marc Gould, Vice President 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 understand the positive impact of home performance and identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.
As an NAR Green Designee, Chana Newport has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Brevard County. For more information contact Chana Newport, at 321-432-2823 or e-mail ChanaNewport@gmail.com.
For more information about NAR’s Green Designation, visit www.greenresourcecouncil.org
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty:
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 21 counties throughout Florida with over 41 locations and approximately 1,900 Sales Professionals. The full-service brokerage company, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Lennar Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and is a franchise member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network, one of the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. The company offers residential and commercial services as well as seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, title, home service plans, and personal concierge services. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty ranks fifth in the network among 42,000 Sales Professionals, 1,200 offices throughout 47 states. The company is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.37 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.
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