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June 2023

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When the Millennial Buyer Becomes a Homeowner

Here’s something that may surprise you: according to the 2022 James Hardie Homeowner Survey on home improvement spend during COVID, Millennials outspent Gen X and Boomers by 4x. Millennials invested about $40K in their homes compared to a respective $10K and $11K by other generations.

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EverGreen Award Brings Visibility, Differentiation. Nominations Are Open

Recognition, visibility, and differentiation are three things that winning a 2022 EverGreen Award brought to Bruce Richardson, GREEN, ABR®, RSPS, SRES®, of Virginia Capital Realty in Richmond, VA. 

"It's a huge value to be recognized and to be able to clearly demonstrate that I'm part of this sustainability industry," says Richardson. "Winning the award also can put you in front of a crowd." 

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5 Tips for a Healthier Home

As a NAR Green Designee, your work goes beyond putting people into homes. Many clients also look to you for insight into the correlation between their home environment and their health and well-being. 

Celebrate June's Health Home Month by sharing insight on healthy home topics with your clients and community. 

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NAR Green Designation for All: Waypoint Paves the Way to Sustainable Future

Waypoint Brokers Collective has set itself up for the future by getting all its 18 brokers and agents certified as NAR Green Designees. 
This spring, the Portland, Maine company invited Craig Foley, GREEN, LEED Green Associate, and LAER Realty Partners' Associate Broker and Chief Sustainability Officer in Melrose, MA, to teach an in-person NAR Green Course. 

May 2023

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NAR Report: Promoting Energy Efficiency in Listings is Valuable, Says 63% of Agents & Brokers

When you pitch your local association about the value of starting a green committee and incorporating sustainability education across the organization or chatting with clients about green features and energy efficiency, fresh statistics matter.