Green Chamber member achieves National Association of Realtors Green Designation

30 May 2014 9:01 AM | Julia Wright


Contact: Kathy Maguire, GRI, ABR®, GREEN

             5725 N. 20th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85016

             (602) 418-4565



May 2014

PHOENIX, AZ – Kathy Maguire with DPR Realty, LLC, has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] GREEN Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Maguire achieved this prestigious designation after completing 18 hours of course work designed specifically for REALTORS®. The courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country, ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.

More specifically, Maguire was trained in understanding what makes a property green, helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building 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 helping consumers see a property’s green potential.

Living green is about making healthy choices that are also environmentally friendly,” said Maguire, who “walks the eco-walk” in her everyday life on her small citrus farm in central Phoenix. She farms organically and sells the fruits of her labor at farmers markets on Saturday mornings during citrus season. “I try to live by the motto, ‘Everything stays on the farm,’ so I have a composting system and try to limit what goes into landfills from our property.”

Maguire went a step further in her commitment to a sustainable lifestyle when she recently acquired a Tesla electric car. “Now I can drive my clients to look at homes all day long, not burn gas, and know my car will not be emitting tailpipe pollutants,” said Maguire.

As an NAR GREEN designee, Maguire has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for metropolitan Phoenix. For more information about Kathy Maguire, please visit www.kathymaguire.com or e-mail kmaguire4@cox.net.


For more information about NAR’s Green Designation, visit www.greenresourcecouncil.org

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