Go GREEN, and why the trend is moving there with Millenniums

Written by Posted On Thursday, 28 May 2015 15:10

 You ask yourself why go GREEN? Well there are a few good reasons. Being eco-friendly is becoming more and more a trend especially with the Millenniums. Many countries like Germany have been trendsetters for being eco-friendly and environmentally continues. With more and more international Clients buying second homes in the US, this is something to think about as well.

Did you know a real GREEN consumer calls them self’s Scuppy. What is a Scuppy? A Scuppy is a Socially Conscious Upwardly-mobile Person.  They desire all the best life can offer and strive for those goals in a socially conscious manner. (Chuck Failla, The Scuppie Handbook, www.scuppie.com)



·         Median Age is 35

·         Median Household Income is $82,000

·         79% Attended College, 70% Professional/Post Professional Degree


How to market to a Scuppy?

Become an Expert first. Do your research and get the knowledge.


·         Eco-Broker

·         AEEREP- Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate

·         NAR GREEN Designation

·         Comment on articles at www.treehugger.com and click on Forum to interact



Working with Buyers that are looking for GREEN features? Here are a few pointers for you.


When showing houses to a client who is looking for GREEN features, point out energy efficiencies as listed below:


·         Window tinting can provide a savings of 5-10% of energy costs when applied to Western facing windows.


·         High efficiency furnaces, air-conditioners, and water heaters save money every month and require less maintenance than standard units.


·         Low- flow faucets, toilets, and shower heads perform well and preserve water.


·         If deciding between 2-3 homes, research the energy costs of each and the potential upgrades that can be made to each home to conserve energy and save money. 


·         www.energystar.gov Home Energy Yardstick




Working with GREEN Seller’s?

·         If they have Green features, research the energy cost savings and/or tax benefits to promote them as selling features

·         Encourage your sellers to get on board so you can market the Green features of their home.

·         Replace incandescent lights with compact florescent bulbs

·         If replacing any appliances, encourage Energy Star

·         Temporarily remove stand-alone freezers or refrigerators

·         If replacing floor coverings, consider recyclable options

·         Choose Eco-paint that is organic and solvent-free


 Conduct an Energy Audits


Hire a Professional:


LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified Energy Auditors.

Local Electric Companies sometimes offer this service as well.


Do it yourself:


·         Thermal Solar Hot Water

·         Recycled Cotton or Soy Bean-based Insulation

·         Recycled Counter Top Materials

·         Energy Efficient Fireplaces

·         Recycled Wood Floors

·         Energy Saving Windows

·         Bamboo Cabinets

·         http://www.energytaxincentives.org


These are just a few thoughts to look outside the box.


With a warm smile,


Debra Allen
YPN Top 40 under 40 - 2013
SEVRAR Realtor of the Year 2010
Real Estate Special Commissioner appointed by the court

CIPS- Certified International Property Specialist
Global Business Alliance Chair 2014/2015
Director of International Business Development
REALTOR / Mentor Trusted Advisor

National REO & Short Sale Instructor
Transnational Referral Certified
Military Relocation Specialist- Certified Military Residential Specialist

Military Affairs Chair 2010/2012
Certified REO & SHORT SALE Resource Specialist
MRE Society since 2005-2016






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Debra Allen

Born in Bremen, Germany, Debra Allen brings a unique international perspective to the Arizona real estate market. In the past 15 years Debra has distinguished herself from the pack. An outstanding professional, Debra is committed to attaining the highest levels of education and real estate specific training.

Her industry designations include the following:

CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), GRI (Graduate, Real Estate Institute), ASP (Accredited Staging Professional), Relocation Specialist, GREEN Designation, NAR SFR-Short Sale Resource Specialist, REOS Certified Foreclosure Specialist Designation and the e-Pro (Internet Real Estate Professional) designation awarded by the National Association of Realtors®.

One of her top accomplishments are being the SEVRAR Realtor of the Year 2010 - and one of YPN Top 40 Realtor under 40 for 2013.

Real Estate Special Commissioner appointed by Maricopa County court since 2009, specializing in divorce sales & Military Relocation.

State of Arizona - Notary Public Arizona Maricopa County My Commission expires May 2019

 "My area of expertise is in Real Estate residential resale's - with a particular focus for clients going through life changing circumstances such as divorce, relocation, or career changes.These circumstances present added stress and distraction, so it is even more important to have a competent professional Real Estate Advisor on their team. With divorcing clients, I have experience working in concert with their attorneys to sell a property and/or purchase a new home. I am able to remain impartial even with very contentious circumstances, keeping all parties informed and guiding them to necessary action to reach their real estate results. I have training in "constructive confrontation," as well as contract writing and advanced negotiation.

 Please give me a call or email when you are ready to visit some homes, or to schedule a free home selling consultation. I look forward to working with you!

Don't just hire a Company, hire a person. Real Estate is a personal service business. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a Home or Investment Property, I promise results for you and communication along the way. The opportunity to serve your real estate needs is a privilege I take seriously. I invite you to call me today to explore how I may assist you. My direct number is 480-797-4080. "



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