What Is A Green Realtor?

This is my 5th National Association of Realtors designation and the one I am most excited about! I was able to earn this designation after completing course work designed specifically for Realtors, created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of high performance properties and issues of resource-efficiency in relation to real estate and home owners.

More specifically, I was trained to understand how to help clients evaluate the cost/benefits of resource-efficient features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and understanding how buyer and seller preferences may be inspired by resource-efficiency.

Why work with a GREEN designee?

Realtors who have earned the Green designation are proficient in all aspects of green real estate, including:

As an Accredited Buyer Representative and Seller Representative Specialist I have the expertise to help buyers navigate homes with owned or leased solar panels, solar power purchase agreements and to effectively help sellers price homes with owned or leased solar panels or make valuable energy efficiency upgrades to their property.

High Performance Home Resources

Below you will find my curated list of green home resources which I am continually updating. If you have a great local or general resources for other homeowners that you think should be included, please feel free to email it to me at alex@metropolitanbre.com

A fantastic resource for homeowners, landlords and renters that provides education and financial assistance aimed at lowering home energy use and improving our environment as a whole. Rebates and grants are available that can help offset or even cover the cost of upgrading insulation, heating and cooling systems and other essential parts of the home.

Guide to energy rebates and incentives available in Massachusetts including: energy efficient appliances, rebates, low cost insulation, utility bill assistance, renewables, clean heating and cooling, alternative transportation and more. 

Federal resources for tax incentives, rebates and grants towards improving home and personal energy usage.

Yearly report that compiles the estimated resale value of different remodeling projects across 150 U.S. markets. Great starting point to estimate project costs and their return on your investment. You can get even more valuable advice from a professional Seller Representative Specialist Realtor.

Your own personalized solar savings estimator, powered by Google Earth imagery.

Research and compare solar installers and get quotes from quality providers.

Risk Factor Ratings

Search an address to see its risk from flooding, wildfire, heat, and wind.

Click a designation to learn more!


Alicia R. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Alex helped my wife and I purchase our first home in East Boston. His expertise and responsiveness made our first home buying experience run super smoothly. Alex also referred us to a mortgage officer and attorney, both of whom did excellent work on our behalf. I would definitely recommend Alex to those looking to buy or rent property - he's a great person and will work hard on your behalf. 

John H.  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Our close friends recommended Alex and he could not have been more patient, understanding, and professional. Besides the amazing hose we ended up buying, Alex was the best decision of the entire process. Throughout the search and purchase process, Alex was encouraging, positive and flexible. This was the first home my partner and I purchased together and Alex even navigated our varying preferences and wish lists with kindness and a whole lot of valuable insight. Ultimately we found the perfect home and we wouldn't have done anything differently. 

Kim H.   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We are very grateful Alex was our realtor – he guided us through our first home-buying process. Alex has a wonderful, calm disposition, with a great sense of humor and respect for your individual needs. Beyond that, he is an expert on the nuts and bolts of home structures (critical with older Massachusetts homes), and market values. He is familiar with all of the greater Boston area, and beyond, and will make sure to find you the right location and home. Alex made sure we won the bid for our dream home through his masterful negotiation and relationship skills. I have already recommended Alex to a couple of close friends, and would work with him again in a heartbeat.