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Chicago’s Gramata Realty Group Realtor Achieves National Association of Realtors’ Green Designation

by Chicago Agent

Jim Gramata, of the Gramata Realty Group with At Properties Worldwide has been awarded the National Association of Realtors’ [NAR’s] Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Gramata achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for Realtors. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.

More specifically, Gramata was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and helping consumers see a property’s green potential.

“Green has become a bit of a buzz word these days but I know once my clients understand the phenomenal resources and technologies available to them today and are introduced to the growing innovations being developed for today’s consumers, they will have the knowledge and power to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of future generations to come.” says Gramata.

NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers who care about energy efficiency and sustainable building practices identify Realtors who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals. “Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources & relationships to effectively work with you on your next green project.” says Al Medina, Director of NAR’s Green Designation.

As a NAR Green Designee, Gramata has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for the Chicagoland area. For more information about Jim Gramata please visit www.GramataRealtyGroup.com or e-mail jim@atproperties.com.

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