NAPLES REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL EARNS ECOBROKER CERTIFIED® DESIGNATION. BUYERS AND SELLERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT ECOBROKER® BOLSEN FOR INFORMATION ON THE ENERGY-EFFICIENT, HEALTH-RELATED AND GREEN FEATURES OF HOMES AND BUILDINGS.
Naples, Florida – 03/14/2011 – Stefan Bolsen, Broker of 5th Avenue Real Estate in Naples, 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. Stefan Bolsen 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 Stefan Bolsen 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,” Stefan Bolsen 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.”
EcoBroker International’s premier designation program is designed exclusively for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to help their clients benefit from the energy-efficiency, “green,” and healthier features of properties. The extensive curriculum of energy and environmental training requires participants to fulfill additional program requirements to become Certified EcoBrokers®.
“Stefan Bolsen 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. Naples needs more contributors like Stefan Bolsen. 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 5th Avenue Real Estate Boutique, Stefan Bolsen 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.”
Stefan Bolsen earned his EcoBroker Certified® designation in March 2011 and is wasting no time putting the tools and additional expertise to work. Stefan Bolsen has already found that being an EcoBroker® creates added value that sets him apart from other agents. For example, at a recent listing presentation, Stefan Bolsen was able to show the prospective sellers how he can highlight the benefits of their environmentally friendly home. Stefan Bolsen also suggested an inexpensive energy rating test. His innovative energy and environmental focus gave him an edge in winning the listing. Stefan Bolsen says he is looking forward to continuing to positively impact the industry by highlighting the cost effectiveness and benefits of energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings.
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