What does it mean to be a green real estate agent? Iris June Vinegar’s Saturday article, The Business of Green, ties it all together. Iris is no newcomer to the green scene. She’s been writing about energy efficient homes for years. Look for another story about Iris soon! She’s an amazing octogenarian.
CityGate Real Estate is leading by example with a green expansion and the agents demonstrating commitment working with buyers, sellers and education.
CityGates office expansion re-purposed materials. Principal broker, Doro Taylor creatively created office cubbies using glass patio doors from Habitat’s recycling store. The offices are located in a 70 year old building in the historic Glenwood South district showing a commitment to reusing existing buildings.
When you enter CityGate’s office you may think you walked into an art gallery. Well, sort of. CityGate participates in the Downtown Raleigh
Alliance’s First Friday along with Kohn Associates and the Allen Fletcher Insurance Agency who share the office space. Here’s a link to the Green First Friday on October 3, 2008 as we celebrated the 30th anniversary of NCSEA’s Green Building and Solar Tour.
Buying and Selling Green
These EcoBrokers know how to find green homes for eco-conscious buyers and help green home sellers effectively market the homes unique features. Green homes come in all size, styles and price ranges. Some of the features and styles include:
- ENERGY STAR homes
- Green Home Builders of the Triangle certified
- Green modular
- Living roof
- Solar hot water heater
The year long seminar series provides straight talking information about energy efficiency, green building and living sustainably. The monthly programs feature experts who are ‘green myth busters’. No green washing here.
Future topics include resources for green materials, co-housing, community gardening and a very exciting affordable new solar product. Let us know what you’d like to learn more about.