What is an EcoBroker?

EcoBroker is the first and largest education and certification program for real estate professionals who want to highlight energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive features in homes. As a certified EcoBroker I promote healthier, cost-effective and green practices in real estate. I help both buyers and sellers understand how green factors drive decisions in the current housing market.

For Buyers: What are the benefits of using an EcoBroker to buy my next home?

• Anticipate the potential monthly savings or costs of a home: As an EcoBroker, I can help you assess a home’s energy efficiency. There are costs or savings associated with insulation, windows, appliances, heating and cooling systems, and other features of a home that will affect your monthly budget.

• Assess indoor air quality and seek a healthy environment: I can help you understand environmental issues including indoor air quality, ventilation, use of low-VOC paints, quality radon testing, and reliable water testing. I can help you address any problems before you buy your home.

• Consider building orientation and natural landscaping features: I understand how proper building orientation, natural light, overhangs and tree placement (for shading and windbreaks) can help reduce utility bills.

For Sellers: What are the benefits of listing my home with an EcoBroker?

• Highlight the green features your home has to offer: As an EcoBroker, I understand the energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive features of your home. I can highlight these attributes and their value, differentiating your home from others on the market. Working with me helps you market your property to the growing number of green-minded consumers, and gets your listing the attention it deserves!

• Communicate the energy cost savings of your home: Buyers are cost-conscious. I will emphasize the energy-efficient features in your home that may help you get the best price for your property. These features might include upgrades you’ve already done, like installing a new furnace or windows.

• Communicate to buyers the indoor air quality and health benefits of your property: I can highlight healthy features of your home's indoor environment, like the use of nontoxic materials or a radon mitigation system.

• Emphasize building orientation and landscaping features: I will highlight favorable building orientation and landscaping when marketing your home, and I can educate buyers on how these features will help them save money.


Want more information? Visit EcoBroker’s Green Topics page for details about features in your home, green services, and tips for saving energy.