FAYETTEVILLE, AR., - Crye-Leike, REALTORS is proud to announce that Associate Broker John Hagberg has earned the National Association of Realtors (NAR) GREEN designation. The distinction, according to the NAR, is the definition of green professionalism, excellence and leadership for today's real estate practitioner.

 

"As energy costs rise along with concern for the environment, homeowners are looking for innovative ways to save money and live responsibly," said John. "This education goes hand in hand with Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas identity as the "Green Valley," bringing companies into the area that focus on clean tech, sustainable, earth friendly and GREEN collar jobs."

 

John achieved this designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for Realtors? focusing on the principles of energy efficiency, sustainability, and tips for conservation, ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate. More specifically John has an understanding of smart building practices, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices, 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.

 

"I am more conscious and committed to sustainability, energy conservation, smart building and energy efficient remodeling," said John. "I would like to foster collaboration in the advancement of practical, sustainable technology, in the Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas area? utilizing all the regions strengths and resources to get the best companies in the world, and their technology, to make this wonderful place called Northwest Arkansas, their new "Green Valley" home".

 

According to John, the Fayetteville Economic Development Council and its Green Valley Network is currently coordinating efforts with numerous environmentally friendly Swedish companies with proven technology that could benefit from a much larger centrally located U.S. market which Fayetteville offers.

 

Since 1993 John has been a licensed Realtor assisting buyers and sellers and works with clients primarily in Washington and Benton counties. He specializes in all types of residential real estate sales with a focus on investment properties, lake properties, farms & land. John is an Internet Professional Realtor (e-PRO), member of the Metro Board of Realtors, Arkansas Realtors Association and National Association of Realtors and remains active in the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Fayetteville's Green Valley Network.

 

Prior to joining Crye-Leike, John was an Associate Broker with GlobaLink Realtors and Residential Building Contractor. He is now a top sales producer for Crye-Leike in Northwest Arkansas and is currently a Top 25 selling Realtor for the company in the first quarter of 2009. John lives in Fayetteville and is based out of Crye-Leike's Fayetteville West branch office located at 280 E. Stearns Street.

 

As an NAR Green Designee, John has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas Real Estate. For all your real estate needs and personal referrals, please contact Associate Broker John Hagberg at 479-466-2821, email: johnsellsnwa@sbcglobal.net and you can find him on the web at www.johnsellsnwa.com and http://johnsellsnwa.crye-leike.com/.

 

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 3,500 licensed sales associates based out of 126 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.

 

Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals. In 2008, the Crye-Leike organization attained a sales volume in excess of $4.2 billion with 25,871 homes sold.