Real Estate Broker, EcoBroker, Certified Residential Investment Specialist & Diamond-Platinum MDC
Real Estate Broker, EcoBroker, Certified Residential Investment Specialist & Diamond-Platinum MDC
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Windermere Stellar | 733 NW 20th Ave. Portland, OR 97209áá|ááOffice: 503-220-1144áá|ááEmail:
This Just In...Suzanne Goddyn Leads the Charge in Green Real Estate

Date: January 11, 2007

Contact: Suzanne Goddyn


PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 11, 2007 - SUZANNE GODDYN of WINDERMERE CRONIN & CAPLAN REALTY GROUP, INC. in PORTLAND haS earned her EcoBroker Certified designation, having successfully completed a unique and informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Goddyn 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 Goddyn, 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," Goddyn explains. "From windows to moisture control to energy savings, I have more resources at my disposal to help buyers and sellers make smarter 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 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.

From her Portland office, Goddyn 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'm 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."

For additional information please contact: Suzanne Goddyn Phone: 503 497-5016 Cell: 503 830-8516 E-Mail:

Real Estate Professional/Certified EcoBrokers® Bio

EcoBroker International provides a unique energy and environmental curriculum to licensed real estate professionals, leading to the EcoBroker Designation. EcoBroker's mission is to broaden and improve the base of training and continuing education for real estate professionals and in doing so, encourage improvements to the quality of buildings, while reducing their impact on natural resources and the environment. EcoBroker is a Building America and Built Green Colorado Education Partner; the most successful green-building program in the United States. EcoBroker provides state-approved continuing education courses to licensed real estate professionals in states throughout the U.S. EcoBroker can be reached by phone at 1-800-706-4321, online at, and by email at

Buyer Benefits
1) Know more about the potential monthly savings or costs of a home: EcoBrokers have an understanding of energy efficiency and the costs or savings associated with insulation, windows, appliances, heating and cooling systems, and other features of your home that affect your monthly bottom line.

2) Know more about indoor air quality and healthy environments: EcoBrokers can help you address environmental issues including: indoor air quality, ventilation, use of low VOC paints, quality radon testing, and reliable water testing.

3) Consider building orientation and natural landscaping features: EcoBrokers understand energy savings that can be derived from proper building orientation and daylighting, overhands, and placements of trees (for shading and windbreaks).

4) Find homes with "green" features easily, on Your EcoBroker can help you search for new homes and information on the website.

Seller Benefits
1) Get the most from your home or property sale: EcoBrokers understand energy efficiency and environmental features of homes. Working with your local EcoBroker ensures you are working with someone who can highlight these attributes and their value.

2) Communicate the energy cost savings of your home: EcoBrokers help you highlight energy-efficient features in your home that may help you get the best price for your property.

3) Communicate to buyers the indoor air quality and health benefits of your property or building: EcoBrokers can help you highlight healthy features of your home's indoor environment.

4) Emphasize building orientation and landscaping features: Your EcoBroker® understands how to properly highlight favorable building orientation and landscaping when marketing your home.

5) Differentiate Your Listing: Working with an EcoBroker helps you market your property to the growing number of green minded consumers and gets your listing the attention it deserves.

Keep a green bough in your heart and the singing bird will come...Chinese Proverb
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