How is EcoRealty different from other real estate agencies?
First of all, we are not salespersons but exclusive
buyer agents. You will hear no sales chatter from us. We evaluate the
property, look at future resale potential, point out problems, and act as if we
were investing our own money in the property.
As your fiduciary agent, we will always act in your
best interests, including playing the devil's advocate when you seem to be
overeager about a property. We tend to form relationships of trust with our
clients that make the home-buying experience more enjoyable and less stressful.
*** We provide a breadth of information and advice
about the home or land you're about to purchase that is quite rare: • A written evaluation of the
property • Data on comparable
sales • Information on environmental health issues impinging on the property • Advice on house renovations With EcoRealty, you will make a fully informed
decision, supported (if you wish) by the structural inspectors, mortgage
officers, and attorneys we
recommend, all chosen for their interest in educating buyers and their
professionalism, experience, and responsiveness. ***
We strive to be attuned to the real
needs of our clients and we are conscientious about ensuring that our clients do not
get into a situation that will hurt them financially.
We also bring a certain sensibility to our work with
clients with allergies, or clients with young children vulnerable to
The "eco" (pronounced "eeco"
as in ecosystem) in EcoRealty speaks of our keen interest in and fairly broad knowledge of environmental health
issues, our knowledge of green building, and our advocacy of sustainable development.
EcoRealty was one of the
only real estate firms in the country to see the problems in the mortgage-backed
securities market (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) back in 2002. We cautioned our
clients back then that the growing housing bubble would burst and warned them
not to get caught up in heady speculative excitement. We feel that the global
debt crisis is still unwinding, both here and in Europe and
give 10 percent of our aftertax profits to support local farming groups and land
conservation funds (including the Franklin Land Trust; Community in Support of