My Blood Runs GREEN

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What an incredible last day of my conference experience. I’m so honored to have been invited to participate on the NAR GREEN Designation Advisory Board. This is one of the most high minded and committed groups that I have had the pleasure to work with. Each of these individuals are passionate about the real estate industry, as well as the environment and sustainable living, which is one of my core values as a human being.

It’s very exciting to make a difference in our industry, and I take that responsibility very seriously. It is critical that I make a difference in moving our industry and our country towards more sustainable living practices. This directly effects my family’s health and well-being, as well as the future of our planet. We have an amazing opportunity to educate REALTORS® and our clients on the benefits of building and re-modeling homes to be GREEN.

A GREEN home translates into saving on utilities, safe indoor air quality, less waste in our land-fills, and water conservation, to name a few. Most importantly making conscious GREEN choices will ensure that our children have a healthy planet to raise their families for generations to come.

How does this relate to selling real estate? It is a proven fact that GREEN homes are selling at a higher premium, and a shorter time, not to mention the annual energy savings that benefit the new home owner.

GREEN living and education is a true passion of mine, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in this area. Being from Portland, Oregon, I offer a unique perspective on what living GREEN looks like. I look forward to working with the group to help share the message and mission with the REALTOR® family.

Kerri is a third generation REALTOR® with over nine years of personal real estate experience. She is a licensed Principal Broker in Oregon with Keller Williams Portland Central, helping people buy, sell and invest in real estate.

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