NAR Leads the Dialogue on Sustainability, Develops Resource Guide

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As the real estate sustainability movement continues to grow, the National Association of Realtors® is proud to introduce the Sustainability Resource Guide, a resource especially created for associations and members to positively impact business practices.  NAR research shows real estate consumers are requesting more information about the sustainability aspects of their real estate investment, and 40 percent of Realtors® reported that their MLS now includes green data fields. NAR created this resource to help guide growing consumer interest in sustainability by providing an evaluation of sustainability topics in any market, the parties involved and how sustainability is integrated into the build environment.

“The Sustainability Resource Guide tells NAR’s sustainability story and guides real estate associations and members through common topics, case studies, industry partnerships, policy overviews, and internal programs and research. Evolving industry standards are changing the conversation about sustainable home features, and NAR is taking the lead on real estate sustainability among real estate agents, brokers, trade associations and consumers. We envision this guide as a one-stop resource that curates significant principles, initiatives, organizations, policies, programs, research, and contacts at the intersection of sustainability and real estate,” said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty.

The guide is primarily focused on local associations to help field member questions about sustainability to provide an understanding of the broader conversation and the resources available in the sustainability area.  For more information, visit:

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