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2010

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EcoBroker International Tapped to Support Department of Energy Real Estate Initiative - July 28, 2010

EcoBroker International, Inc. was tapped to support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Real Estate Initiative.  As part of this support, EcoBroker Certified® members from six states participated in a Focus Group review of a new DOE website targeted towards real estate professionals. Each participant provided feedback prior to the upcoming launch of this real estate agent resource website on Energy Efficiency: Building Technologies.

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EcoBroker International Announces New President - June 22, 2010

EcoBroker International, Inc., the leading provider of green training and tools for the real estate industry, has announced David Goldstein has accepted the position of President of EcoBroker International effective immediately.  EcoBroker Founder Dr. John Beldock has assumed the role of EcoBroker's Chief Technology Officer.

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EcoBroker International Goes to the White House - May 13, 2010

The White House Council on Environmental Quality held a stakeholder meeting regarding Recovery Through Retrofit and energy performance labeling with leaders from the private sector, nonprofits and government. They met to discuss how to work together to accelerate energy innovation, and support entrepreneurs and small businesses in the energy sector. EcoBroker International (and the Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals) was chosen to attend the meeting to share the organization’s eight years of experience with consumer advocacy and continuous training of real estate professionals.

 

 

  2009

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RE/MAX Green Offers Agents Second Environmental Designation Through EcoBroker® - Oct. 14, 2009

RE/MAX International, Inc. recently announced that, to further its RE/MAX Green program, the Denver-based franchise company is partnering with EcoBroker® to offer RE/MAX agents additional green educational courses. The partnership provides a chance for agents to earn another energy and environmental designation.

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Exit Realty Announces Alliance with EcoBroker International - Local Agents to Pursue EcoBroker Designation - Oct. 5, 2009

The green real estate movement is today’s mantra for everything from energy-efficient appliances and toxin-free building materials to all-natural cleaning supplies or water-saving products. Everywhere we turn, marketing screams for our lives to “go green.” Whether it’s the bag you pack your groceries in, separating recyclables before putting out the garbage or checking the tags on what you buy to ensure it’s organic, day-to-day living centers around being – or quickly becoming – eco-friendly.

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EcoBroker Named NAHB's Green Building Advocate of the Year - May 14, 2009

EcoBroker International was recently honored by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) with its prestigious “Group Advocate of the Year” award for its green building education efforts among real estate professionals. The NAHB’s 11th Annual National Green Building Awards ceremony kicked off the 2009 Green Building Conference in Dallas, Texas and was a sold out event.

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CNBC - Green your Green, April 24, 2009
EcoBroker
® Simone Healey talks about what it means to be an EcoBroker® and an exciting green renovation project on a home built in 1767.

 

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CNN - Going Green for Under $20 - April 23, 2009

EcoBroker Marion Webb explains a few simple green home renovations at a 2009 Earth Day fair.  Watch the short video here

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Property By Phone Partners with EcoBroker - March 23, 2009

EAccessU2 Mobile Solutions, LLC, a pioneer in mobile marketing for real estate, and its patent pending product, Property By Phone, today announced it will partner with EcoBroker, the premier green designation for real estate professionals.

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EcoBroker Named NAHB National Green Building Award Finalist - March 9, 2009

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced today that EcoBroker International is a finalist for the 2009 NAHB National Green Building Awards.

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Memphis Daily News article, Agents Consider EcoBroker Status as ‘Green’ Movement Builds, March 2009
Several agents testify that their EcoBroker Certified
® training not only distinguishes them from the competition but it also fits in with many of their personal philosophies and concerns for the environment. The article explains that EcoBrokers® are major resource guides for their clients wanting to live more comfortably and save money. One agent is quoted saying that “green is more and more relevant and important in today’s market,” and foresees a “green boom coming,” even in places like Tennessee. Read the entire article here.

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The City Paper article, Giving green tools to residential brokers, March 2009
The EcoBroker Certified
® program sets the standard for agents who want to become knowledgeable about green real estate technologies says William Williams, Nashville's The City Paper news correspondent. Williams suggests that the number of real estate professionals in Tennessee with this important training lags behind the rest of the nation especially in terms of population and urges that more Tennessee real estate professionals should undergo this training in order to keep up with the ‘green property movement’ taking place in Tennessee. Read the entire article here.

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EcoBroker Partners with Online Dominance™ for New Training Initiative - February 9, 2009

EcoBroker International, the administrator of the most widely recognized designation for the green real estate movement, EcoBroker Certified®, has partnered with Michael Russer’s Online Dominance Mentoring Program™ to provide training for its member agents. Nearly 70 people have registered to be a part of this unique initiative, and have been grouped into seven geographically diverse eb-TEAMs all focusing on eco-properties. Online Dominance is the first online, self-directed, video based, fully scalable training program specifically designed to teach members how to effectively convert internet consumers into new business.

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CompuTaught Chosen to Distribute EcoBroker Online Energy & Environmental Real Estate Courses - February 4, 2009

CompuTaught, a leading provider of professional licensing education and a part of Cengage Learning, announced today they have partnered with EcoBroker International (EcoBroker) to be their national distributor of the EcoBroker Certified® designation -- the premiere green designation program for real estate professionals since 2001.

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GenGreen and EcoBroker International Announce Partnership - February 2, 2009

Today, two Colorado-based companies, GenGreenLife.com and EcoBroker International, announced an innovative partnership that will provide home buyers and sellers with easy access to energy and environmentally-trained real estate professionals across the country. As a result of the partnership, these EcoBroker Certified® real estate professionals will be connected with a national audience of conscious consumers interested in buying and selling green homes.

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Denver Post article, Home of your green dreams, Feb. 2009
Reporter Christian Toto tells about real estate professionals who get eco-friendly training and help home buyers and sellers live green. Several EcoBroker Certified
® agents are featured in the article who can guide consumers to professionals that can perform energy efficient modifications to homes and point to the latest rebates, incentives and grants for energy upgrades. Read how EcoBrokers® are helping homeowners save money today.

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EcoBroker Announces Alliance with Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) to Provide Cost-Saving Energy Benefits to Consumers - January 27, 2009

EcoBroker International proudly announces a partnership with the Residential Energy Service Network (RESNET). The partnership links EcoBroker’s real estate professional members to the industry’s most trusted source of energy raters, further helping consumers evaluate and make energy improvements to their homes in the face of mounting energy costs.

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Rochester Post-Bulletin article, EcoBrokers® tout green building principles, Jan. 2009
An informative article that features EcoBroker Certified
® agent, Gina Vermilyea who boasts about her training and how this benefits her clients in many ways. Vermilyea maintains she can point out to home buyers areas of inefficiency in homes, suggest ways to improve energy savings and look for alternative financing options. Read the entire article here. Read the entire article here.

   

    2008

 
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"Sustainability Emerges as a Business Model" - Entrepreneur Magazine - Dec. 2008

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"Here come the green brokers" - The Real Deal Magazine -  Oct. 2008

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"Real Estate Agents Go Green" - TheStreet.com -  Nov. 2008

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"Energy efficiency the EcoBroker's goal" - Washington Times - Nov. 2008

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"'Greening' up homes for sale" - Marketplace® National Public Radio (NPR) News - Oct. 2008

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EcoBroker Membership Grows to All 50 States, Provides Green Benefits to Communities Across the Country - September 29, 2008

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"Green Your Marketing With Eco Features"  - REALTOR Magazine - Sept. 2008

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"Top 25 Trends driving today's market." - REALTOR Magazine

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"Resources for real estate's change agents" - Sustainable Industries Magazine - May 6, 2008

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"Unearth the Facts to Buy a Greener Home" - HGTV Frontdoor - April 9, 2008

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"Green is Easy" - KUSA 9 News, Denver - April 29, 2008.

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"Good Day Colorado" segment on Green Homes - Fox 31 Channel News - April 21, 2008.

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Forbes.com recently announces Green Real Estate 2008 - March 19, 2008

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Green Real Estate 2008 Conference Comes to Denver - March 19, 2008

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"Cultivating a green home lifestyle" - Realty Times by Broderick Perkins - March 26, 2008

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"How Green Is My Realtor" - The Wall Street Journal - February 19, 2008

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"Going green: cash-saving tips that help environment" - ABC 4 News, Salt Lake City, Utah,  February 19, 2008

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"Green Occupations: Educating Builders and Brokers" - BobVila.com - © 2008

   

  2007

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Good Dirt Radio report "EcoBrokers" "Positive change...taking root." December 26, 2007

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"Niche market has agents seeing green"  - Sustainable Life - December 11, 2007

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BrokeripTV.com online interview "John Beldock on Being an EcoBroker" December 7, 2007

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"Realtors Go 'Green' to Meet Consumer Demand" - Atlanta Journal-Constitution -  November 12, 2007

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"Builder's Return to Class for Lessons in 'Green'" - The New York Times -  November 11, 2007

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REALTOR Magazine's "Making the Most of Downtime", November 1, 2007

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"Realtors Sell Green" - Plenty Magazine - October 9, 2007

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"Energy Saving: A Status Report" The New York Times - September 30, 2007

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EcoBroker Celebrates Tremendous Growth - September 26, 2007

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"EcoBrokers Help Home Buyers, Sellers to Go Green" - Newsday -  September 24, 2007

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"'EcoBrokers' Emerge for Earth-Friendly Home Buyers" - Southern Oregon's Mail Tribune -  September 20, 2007

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"Buying and Selling Green" - This Old House Magazine - July/August 2007

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"Aspen Vacation Homes: Energy Hogs" - The Denver Post -  August 30, 2007

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Virginia Real Estate Board Approves EcoBroker Designation Courses - August 9, 2007

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Arizona Department of Real Estate Approves EcoBroker Designation Courses - July 31, 2007

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REALTOR Magazine's "What's New on the Green Scene - 9 Terms for Your Eco-Friendly Vocabulary," July 1, 2007

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"Does that House Come in Green?"- CNET News.com - June 21, 2007

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"How Some Agents Tout 'Green' In Seeking an Edge with Buyers" - Wall Street Journal -  May 24, 2007

   

  2006

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"Making Your Grass Greener" - Newsweek - December 4, 2006

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The Lazy Environmentalist Radio Show Interview with John Beldock

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Inhabitat Interview with John Beldock

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"Realty Brokers, Home Builders Find "Green" is Good" - MarketWatch - August 15, 2006

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"EcoBrokers: New Way to Buy/Sell Green" - EcoLogical Home Ideas -  Fall 2006 - Posted with permission from Ecological Home Ideas.

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"Second Homes that Put Ecology First" - New York Times -  June 2, 2006

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"Not Just for Tree Huggers Anymore" - Realtor Magazine

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Public Radio EcoBroker Interview (Audio)

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The Bend Bulletin article on EcoBroker Jeanne Long

 

 

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