Coldwell Banker Bain (CB Bain) of Capitol Hill, a leading provider of real estate brokerage services in the Seattle area, has been named the 2017 Selling Office of the Year by the Green Genius Network and Built Green®. The Green Genius Awards are the region’s first and only awards to honor real estate brokers who are helping to transform the Pacific Northwest into a hub for greener living and a leader in sustainable community development. The winners of the Green Genius Awards were announced at the Built Green Conference and Awards Ceremony on September 12th.
The Green Genius Awards recognize real estate agents who have sold the most green homes or represented the most buyers on green home transactions. These agents are experts in the green market - from green building to marketing and appraising green homes. The 2017 Green Genius winners were selected based on data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) as well as qualitative criteria for their marketing and sales efforts – all of which was vetted by the Green Genius Awards Committee which included staff from Built Green, a program of the King/Snohomish Master Builders Association, Washington State Housing Finance and Green Canopy Homes.
Said Mike Grady, CB Bain President and COO, “We’re very proud of CB Bain of Capitol Hill’s performance in this area. The growth and development of our communities has a large impact on our natural environment. The manufacturing, design, construction and operation of the buildings in which we live and work are responsible for the consumption of many of our natural resources. As a company, CB Bain believes that working with builders who adhere to responsible practices around sustainable design is important to ensuring our communities’ future. Given CB Bain agents live in the communities in which they work, it is an important issue to them both personally and professionally.”
Added Barb Hindle, CB Bain of Capitol Hill’s Principal Managing Broker, “Built Green increases a home’s value, provides health and safety benefits, and provides local incentives for those choosing to build and live Built Green. There are also cost savings around reduced water and energy usage. Considering the obvious positive impacts on the environment, it is a win-win for CB Bain and our clients.”