As a Realtor®, you already know that it’s important to cultivate your network – not just for leads, but to help your clients have a better experience.
Is there anyone you’re overlooking?
HOW "GREEN" IS YOUR SERVICE PROVIDER NETWORK?
The demand for green homes is expected to rise as much as 900 percent over the next 5 years, according to EcoRate, so if your service provider network is short on green builders, remodelers and other professionals, you could be missing the boat – if not now, within the next half-decade. If these predictions are correct, the industry will rise from $2 billion annually to over $200 billion.The government’s green initiatives include promoting ENERGY STAR homes, and with the trend swinging toward eco-friendly building, you and your clients will likely benefit from expanding your network to include professionals who specialize in the field.
ECO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS AND OTHER REALTORS
Eco-consulting is a fairly new field, but they’re experts in sustainability and green building. Many Realtors go out of their way to expand their service provider networks to include eco-consultants because they're in high demand.
General contractors who focus on “greening” homes and making sustainable upgrades are also valuable connections. They’ll be able to help your clients who don’t purchase new construction but are interested in the tax breaks and other benefits of creating sustainable homes.
NAR’s Green Designation puts Realtors through three online classes:
· Real Estate for a Sustainable Future
· The Science of Green Building
· Greening Your Real Estate Business
While every Realtor has individual business goals, it might be a good educational opportunity to participate. The credits you earn as part of the Green Designation also count toward your ABR and CRS Designations, as well as your RSPS certification.
ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR REAL ESTATE CAREER?
Building your service provider network is one thing, but working with Benchmark Realty, where you have the opportunity to run your business the way you see fit.
If you’d like to explore your options with Benchmark Realty, call us at 615-371-1544 or get in touch with us online. We’ll set up a confidential meeting where you can ask your questions and learn what you need to know about working with one of Middle Tennessee’s premier realty companies.
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