Chandler, AZ – 8/8/09 – Dean Thornton, of Century 21 in Tempe, has earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation, having successfully completed an award-winning informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Dean Thornton joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier features in homes and buildings. Today’s focus on high-performance energy-efficient homes is a priority for this type of high-quality real estate professional earning the EcoBroker Certified® designation. EcoBrokers® like Dean are building premier market presence by serving as consumer and community resources on energy and environmental issues. With national surveys indicating that 9 out of 10 consumers consider energy efficiency and the environmentally sound aspects of a home to be almost as important as interior finishes, Certified EcoBrokers® are simply in a better position to serve the savvy green-minded real estate consumer.
“I’m always looking for the best ways to not only offer my clients the best value but to also develop a relationship where they feel I am a trusted resource,” Dean explains. “My EcoBroker Certified® training helps me ensure that my customers, who are my number one priority, get the knowledge they need. From energy-efficient appliances to solar options to overall energy savings, I now have more resources at my disposal to help my buyers and sellers make informed real estate decisions. The EcoBroker Certified® designation doesn’t make me an energy and environmental expert, but it puts me in a position to recognize issues and convey information on the products and services available to my buyers and sellers.”
“Dean is an example of the quality real estate professional the EcoBroker Certified® designation continues to attract,” explains EcoBroker International CEO Dr. John Beldock. “These real estate professionals are not only distinguishing themselves in a competitive market place, but they are really giving back to the community in very constructive and meaningful ways. Chandler needs more contributors like Dean. The planet and our grandchildren need them, too,” says Dr. Beldock.
The program also teaches its members how best to market and position themselves for that competitive edge within the real estate platform. From the Chandler office, Dean explains, “With EcoBroker’s training, I have broadened the range of real estate opportunities I offer my clients. I’m in a position to help. The real estate industry is forever changing and our nation faces complex environmental issues. To best serve my clients, I need to understand the newest products, technologies and issues as they affect today’s real estate market. My EcoBroker Certified® designation helps me stay ahead of the game.”
Dean earned his EcoBroker Certified® designation in August and is wasting no time putting the tools and additional expertise to work. Dean has already found that being an EcoBroker® creates added value that sets him apart from other agents. For example, at a recent listing presentation, Dean was able to show the prospective sellers how he can highlight the benefits of their energy efficient windows, energy efficient appliances, as well as the upgraded insulation. Dean also suggested an inexpensive Energy Rating test. Dean says he’s looking forward to continuing to positively impact the industry by highlighting the cost effectiveness and benefits of energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings.
For additional information on what it means to be a Certified EcoBroker®, please contact:
Phone: (480) 710-8024
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Helping home buyers and sellers in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale AZ. Experience with short sales and foreclosures and specialized designation to help buy or sell eco friendly homes.