Blog : Buying A Green Property An Easy Experience

By Ken | Jan 19, 2015 | in

Going green and getting a great start into living sustainably with your next property purchase is an easy and insightful experience when working with the right Realtor. Hillary Gaynor is an EcoBroker with the Bean Group and holds the Realtor Green designation from the National Association of Realtors. She is also a fully certified LEED AP. Gaynor became a Realtor due to her love of helping people and her passion for real estate.

What does being an EcoBroker and Realtor Green mean in real estate and what does it take to be sustainable within the real estate field? Being a Realtor Green is far more than just trying to be as paperless as possible, which Gaynor does including using electronic signatures on closing documents. The Realtor Green designation requires that she has taken and passed advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices through the National Association of Realtors. She was the first to hold the full Realtor Green designation in the Seacoast area and one of 230 Realtors within the country to originally hold the Realtor Green designation.

Gaynor works hard to bridge the gap between builders and buyers being open and transparent as to the green features of a property and what else can be done to the property to make it even more green. She stays current on education into green building techniques and sustainable business practices, to be able to give the most up-to-date information available to potential home buyers.

Gaynor's sustainability doesn't end with her Realtor practices. Gaynor tries to do three to four hours of volunteer work, at a minimum, each month. She keeps money within the local community as well, redirecting most of her expenditures into local businesses.

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