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A 'Green' REALTOR® ?

A 'Green' REALTOR® ?

Calgary REALTOR® Cliff Stevenson explains that there might be varying degrees of 'being Green', but that it is a growing focus and initiative in real estate. If you have any questions or opinions on this subject, please feel free to leave comments or email Cliff at

Cliff Stevenson here in Calgary, Alberta.

Just coming back from the first day of a two-day ‘Green’ Designation Course at the Calgary Real Estate Board.

I was thinking throughout the day that it’s going to be a little bit odd, pulling up in front of a buyer one day and having them question why I’m driving a 5.7 liter V8 SUV with a ‘Green’ designation. But there was a section in the course that talked about levels of ‘greenness’ in it and I think it was referring more specifically to whether a house was less ‘green’ than something that has been certified by a regulating body. And I sort of applied that to what I’m doing here as well.

Sure, I drive a large SUV, probably not the best for my carbon footprint but I am trying to take my business in a paperless direction. I am very concerned with how I’m using my resources and becoming more concerned as each day passes and looking for efficiencies that will reduce my impact on the environment. So, while I may not be driving the most ‘green’ vehicle in the world, I am trying to apply this change and focus for a lot of people right now, especially in real estate to my business.

Any comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at

Thanks and have a great day

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