Local Real Estate Professional Certified to Address and Encourage the Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Green Features in Homes

Santa Cruz, CA, April 23, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Eric Corder of Surf City Properties in Soquel has earned the EcoBroker Certified® designation, having successfully completed a unique and informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Eric Corder 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 EcoBroker designation. EcoBrokers®, like Eric Corder, 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 EcoBroker designation are in a better position to serve the real estate consumer. “I’m always looking for the best ways to offer my clients the best value. My EcoBroker training helps me ensure customer satisfaction, my number one priority,” Eric Corder 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 EcoBroker designation doesn’t make me an energy and environmental expert, but it allows me to better understand the issues and to convey this understanding to my buyers and sellers.”

EcoBroker 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. EcoBroker provides a complete curriculum of energy and environmental training to licensed real estate agents. Real estate professionals must complete the extensive EcoBroker curriculum and training and fulfill additional program requirements to become Certified EcoBrokers®. “Eric Corder is an example of the quality real estate professional the EcoBroker designation continues to attract,” explains EcoBroker 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. Santa Cruz County needs more contributors like Eric Corder. The planet and our grandchildren need them too,” Dr. Beldock said.

From his Soquel office, Eric Corder explains, “With EcoBroker 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 am 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 EcoBroker designation helps me stay ahead of the game.”

Eric Corder earned his EcoBroker Certified® designation in April and is wasting no time putting the tools and additional expertise to work. Eric Corder has already found that being a Certified EcoBroker® creates an added value and customer satisfaction that sets him apart from other agents. For example, at a recent listing presentation, Eric Corder was able to show the prospective sellers how they can highlight the benefits of their energy efficient windows, Energy Star® appliances, as well as the passive solar features. He also suggested an inexpensive Energy Rating test. His innovative energy and environmental perspective gave him an edge in winning the listing. Eric Corder says he is looking forward to continuing to positively influencing the quality, durability, comfort, safety, and cost-effectiveness of homes and commercial buildings.

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