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I<br>noticed the agent had taken<br>down the Built Green<span class="b12copy">&reg;</span> sign. She<br>was not prepared to answer<br>questions about what that<br>designation meant.<br><br>This course will prevent this type<br>of missed opportunity. Agents will<br>become strong educators, as well<br>as increasing their sales skills."<br><br>Ben Kaufman<br>Founder, <a title="GreenWorks Realty" href="http://www.greenworksrealty.com/" target=_blank>GreenWorks Realty</a></p> <p class="g14century">Differentiate Yourself.</p></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td valign="top" width="706"> <p><span class="g14century">Are you prepared for selling green real estate?</span><br></p> <p><span class="gsub11">A Strong &amp; Growing Market</span><br><span class=b12copy>Among the many changes in today's real estate market is the rapid emergence of green building. GreenWorks Realty has been tracking the sales of green certified versus noncertified new construction homes in King County since 2007. Over that period, they found green homes were 21% of the market for new construction and selling for more! Although the homes were smaller, they sold for more and spent 10% less time on market. For more details, see GreenWorks <a title="eCert Report" href="http://greenworksrealty.com/e-cert_report/e-cert_report.php?t=e-cert_report">eCert Report</a>.</span><br><br><span class="gsub11">Be Prepared</span><br><span class=b12copy>Green building is one solution to the environmental and economic challenges of today. More people are becoming aware of the benefits of green homes and hence asking their real estate agents about green home features. Green Agent Essentials provides real estate professionals with the basics of green home design, construction, and finish details. It will not only help you better understand how to make the important connection between buyers and builders in the green marketplace, it will also position you for more opportunities in a changing market that is expected to grow significantly.</span><br><br><span class="gsub11">Become a Market Leader</span><br><span class="b12copy">This course helps agents leverage the mainstreaming of green to their advantage. Students learn how to effectively communicate the benefits of green homes to their clients and learn how to transform a complex building trend into an easy-tosell green marketing tool. In short, this course positions you to be a new market leader. In addition, students' new knowledge will empower them to make a meaningful difference by offering real solutions to climate change and providing healthier places for people to live.</span><br><br><span class=gsub11>Become a Built Green<span class="b12copy">&reg;</span> Professional: Real Estate</span><br><span class="b12copy">Differentiate yourself with a prestigious professional certification through <a title="Built Green" href="http://www.builtgreen.net/" target=_blank>Built Green&reg;</a>. The new Built Green&reg; Professional certification exam will be available in early 2010.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="b12copy"></span><br>&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="navymouse">A program of <a title="GreenWorks Realty" href="http://www.greenworksrealty.com" target=_blank>GreenWorks Realty</a> and&nbsp;<a title="O'Brien &amp; Company" href="http://www.obrienandco.com/" target=_blank>O'Brien &amp; Company</a>.</p></td> <td valign="top" width="33">&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><map id="logomap" name="logomap"><area href="index.html" shape="rect" alt="Green Agent Essentials" target=_self coords=3,2,140,49></map></p></body></html>