Oakville, Canada (PressExposure) May 06, 2009 -- Amanda Ross, of Brekland Realty Group in Oakville has earned the EcoBroker CertifiedÂ® designation, having successfully completed a unique and informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Amanda Ross joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier design/features in homes and buildings. The "performance home" movement is getting a boost thanks to this type of high quality real estate professional earning the EcoBrokerÂ® designation. EcoBrokersÂ®, like Amanda Ross, throughout the country are forging this market and creating competitive advantages for their customers. With national surveys indicating that 80% of consumers consider themselves "green-minded," real estate professionals with the EcoBrokerÂ® designation are in a better position to serve the real estate consumer.
"The most important thing I can offer my clients is the best value. My EcoBrokerÂ® training helps me ensure customer satisfaction, which is my number one priority," Amanda Ross explains. "From windows to moisture control to energy savings, I now have more resources at my disposal to help my buyers and sellers make better real estate decisions. The EcoBrokerÂ® designation doesn't make me an energy and environmental expert, but it certainly allows me to better understand the issues and to convey this understanding to my buyers and sellers."
EcoBrokerÂ® International's education and 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 homes and buildings. EcoBrokerÂ® provides a complete curriculum of energy and environmental training to licensed real estate agents. Real estate professionals must complete the extensive EcoBrokerÂ® curriculum and training and fulfill additional program requirements to become Certified EcoBrokersÂ®. "Amanda Ross is an example of the quality real estate professional the EcoBroker designation continues to attract," explains EcoBrokerÂ® International's 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. Oakville needs more contributors like Amanda Ross. The planet and our grandchildren need them too," Dr. Beldock said.
From the Oakville office, Amanda Ross explains, "With EcoBrokerÂ® training, I have broadened the range of real estate opportunities I offer my clients. Whether the transaction involves environmental assessment and mitigation (mold, radon, etc.) or the opportunity to reduce utility bills, I'm in a position to help. The real estate industry is changing, and to best serve my clients I need to understand the newest designs, technologies, and environmental issues. My EcoBrokerÂ® designation helps me stay ahead of the game."
Amanda Ross earned her EcoBroker CertifiedÂ® designation in April and is wasting no time in putting the tools and additional expertise to work. Amanda Ross says she's looking forward to positively impacting the quality, durability, comfort, safety, and cost-effectiveness of homes and commercial buildings in her area.