I had the great opportunity to speak with Emily Wells Chenevert on her excellent ScratchThat podcast. She asked me about sustainability, NAR, and high-performance home value among other things. The entire series that Emily has put together is well-worth the listen as she has interviewed leaders from across the real estate industry. Listen to the podcast at www.scratchpodcast.com/podcasts/craig-foley
There are a number of reasons for the real estate industry to stick their head in the sand about the topic of climate change. I can’t tell you how proud I am of the National Association of REALTORS to allow me to frankly address the topic in the March-April 2019 edition of REALTOR Magazine.
Another article in REALTORMag about last week's Sustainability Summit hosted by NAR in Washington, D.C. So many industry leaders were in attendance including Jeremy Crawford, Sandra Adomatis, SRA, LEED Green Associate, Lauren Hansen, John Barrows, Ben Hoen, Gabe Klein, George Karayannis, Jaclyn S. Toole, Jamie Johnson to name a few. Great that NAR leadership Elizabeth Mendenhall, Heather Ozur, Connie Hettinga, and Kevin Sears were so engaged...and special thanks to our excellent NAR staff Amanda Stinton, Marc Gould and Russell Riggs for this outstanding event. Note to self: good to sit next to Pres elect so you are included in photos, lol...
"Craig Foley, GREEN, a sustainability expert with RE/MAX Leading Edge in Somerville, Mass., said introducing the topic of energy efficiency to clients can affect transactions in both positive and negative ways, depending on your preparedness to explain the subject wisely. To mitigate problems, practitioners should get specific training on how to sell energy-efficient homes, he advised."