LOCAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER ACHIEVES NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
REALTORS® GREEN DESIGNATION
Virginia Beach, VA – Betsy Hughes with BK Appraisal Services has been awarded
the National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] Green Designation, the only green real estate professional
designation recognized by NAR.
achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed
specifically for Real Estate Professionals.
The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of
industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive
knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation
to real estate.
More specifically, 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.
“Living green is
about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR
Green Designees have the necessary resources & relationships to effectively
work with you on your next green project.” said Kristen Short, Executive Director of NAR’s Green
Designation. 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® and Real Estate Professionals who can help
them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.
As an NAR Green Designee, Hughes has gained the knowledge and the
tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Virginia Beach. For more
information about Betsy Hughes, please
visit www.bkappraisal.net or e-mail Betsy@BKAppraisal.net.
For more information about NAR’s Green
Designation, visit www.greenresourcecouncil.org