Jennifer Hughes of ResortQuest Real Estate has been awarded the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR’s) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.
Hughes achieved the designation after completing 18 hours of coursework designed specifically for Realtors. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; aiming to ensure designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.
Hughes was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and helping consumers see a property’s green potential.
“As energy costs rise along with concern for the environment, homeowners are looking for innovative ways to save money and live responsibly,” said Dick Gaylord, NAR’s immediate past president.
NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers who care about energy efficiency and sustainable building practices identify Realtors who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals. As an NAR Green Designee, Hughes has been certified to have gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for coastal Delaware and Maryland.
Hughes has 16 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industries and said she prides herself on providing exceptional customer service from first meeting through settlement and beyond. For more information, visit EasternShorePropertyGuide.com or e-mail JHughes@ResortQuest.com.
For more information about NAR’s newest designation, visit www.GreenResourceCouncil.org.