What Makes It Green?

What makes an existing or new home green? Agents that know the answer can provide a valuable service to their clients! Many are realizing that “green” isn’t just about saving the environment, it’s about saving money.

Did you know that heating and cooling costs were at least “somewhat” important to 85% of home buyers in 2013? (According to the National Association of Realtors’ “Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers” 2013 study)

You don’t have to be an expert on dual-pane windows, Energy Star appliances or alternative energy but you should know that NVEnergy has released the “Homeowners’ Guide-Energy Smart, Healthy Home”; a free publication that can help you and your clients as well.

Glimpse of the topics in the guide:

  • Upgrading your refrigerator can save you $200 a year in energy bills, not to mention taking advantage of rebates available from local utility companies, manufacturers, federal, state and local governments.
  • Know the difference between fiberglass, spray foam and cellulose insulation, and their energy-saving properties.

To learn more, click here to take a look at the ebook

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About Andrew Cristancho

Andrew is the Director of Member Services and Training for Northern Nevada Regional MLS; the official trainer for our products and services. He teaches classes, in our lab or at your office meetings and also hosts one-on-one and small-group training sessions. Andrew is author of many of the technical 'how-to' articles for our organization. Andrew holds the MLS Executive Designations CMLX 1 and CMLX 2 from the national Council of MLSs, his ePRO designation from the National Association of Realtors and serves on CMLS's Green Section Council. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Social Media Marketing Certificate from the University of Nevada Reno. He is happily married and is a proud father and lives and works in Reno, Nevada.

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