Tag Archives: Home Buying/Selling

Green Homes in Real Estate

6 Nov

Green Homes in Real Estate

Green Homes are one of the latest trends in the real estate industry. One of the reasons why green homes are in such demand is because of the increasingly environmentally-aware society. Having a eco-friendly home is an effective contribution to the green efforts of your community. Green homes also offer great benefits to homeowners, since they save money by cutting the need for additional energy.

A green home’s flooring should be made of recycled materials. Being eco-friendly is a trait of a green home and the materials used should be safe for the environment. The installation process involved should be eco-friendly, without harming nature by releasing gas fumes or other toxic elements. The most commonly used materials in eco-friendly flooringare cork, bamboo and linoleum, all of which give off a warm, inviting and cozy appeal. Additionally, they are durable enough to last for years. These materials do not contain harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, which is known to be damaging to health. Unfortunately, these toxins are present in products utilized in many homes that are not eco-friendly.

One note-worth material used in green homes is salvaged lumber. Salvaged lumber can be obtained from homes that are old and beyond repair. Salvaged lumber has many advantages for your home since it is already aged to a progressive density unlike new lumber. Solar energy implementation is another efficient characteristic of a green home. This effectively decreases energy costs as well as improves energy efficiency.Make sure that the home equipment to be used, such as ovens, washing machines, dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, washers and other electric appliances are energy efficient. Otherwise, look for other green-approved appliances for your home.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


Real Estate Coaching – What It Is and Why You Should Consider It

9 Jun

Real Estate Coaching – What It Is and Why You Should Consider It

Real estate is a complex field that requires a lot of knowledge and people skills in order to excel. It is competitive and can be a tough market to penetrate if you do not prepare yourself properly. If you have worked in the corporate world, you understand how effective a good mentor can be in furthering your knowledge and improving your skill sets – in real estate, the same is true.

A real estate coach can help you focus your business and goals and give you an informed second opinion about things. They come with no emotional ties to a deal and can provide just the right advice or insight whenever you need it the most. They can be helpful when you’re deciding if the timing is right to buy a particular property of your own. They their markets and can, therefore, help you make smart financial decisions.

If you do not have personal access to someone who fits this description, you should consider hiring a coach. A coach can help you devise a plan and create at least one objective goal. An objective goal is something specific you want to achieve as a result of your real estate activities. Just like in a sports team, you will only be able to reap the benefits of a good game plan if you carry out that plan successfully. Your real estate coach can help you stay focused and moving forward by answering any questions you may have and helping to keep you motivated through rough times.

When you choose your real estate coach, you should choose someone who is actually active and successful as a real estate investor and not just someone who received real estate training and immediately went into training others without  having first achieved their own success. A good coach is someone who has already been down the road you are travelling and who can support you as you follow your path to success.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent