How to Make some Green Going Green as an agent.

 November 3, 2014

Global warning or cooling or whatever they’re calling it these days may be a controversial topic but making more money is not.

Here’s some tips on how to cash in by going green:


#1 – Get a Green Car

A penny saved is a penny earned.

There’s no reason to spend $80 or more filling up that big ole’ suv just to show your clients the same houses.

If you were able to cut that expense in half that’s a huge amount of money that you can then reinvest into attracting more clients.

$30 a week on gas saved X 40 working weeks = $1,200.

That’s enough to run a serious advertisement or pre-pay for other expenses you’re facing, like your cell phone, business cards, and wardrobe.


#2 – Go Paperless

A great way to save time and money and go green at the same time is to minimize the use of paper.

This may seem very difficult to do in real estate with all the contracts and counter-offers and addendums–it can get crazy.

Use your website to capture leads and gather information about your clients then consider using digital documents for your listing agreements and contracts.

This will also save money on fax fees and lower your costs on paper and ink cartridges.

Also, that you appear to be focused on the environment will make a positive impression on your “green” prospects who will then be more likely to trust you–now that you share a common interest.


#3 – Target Green Houses

Focusing on an active and passionate niche in the market is a great strategy for success.

The “green living” trend continues to gain popularity as people are saying bye-bye to electric bills and expensive water and sewer fees and are installing solar panels, wells, and new age septic systems.

These self sufficient homes justify their expense as they actually save the owner money thereby making the home a real asset.

Positioning yourself in this niche as an expert will separate you from the competition and help you make more green in the process.


Darnell Jackson

By Darnell Jackson

Darnell Jackson has completed over 75 real estate transactions in his career he also founded and several other internet properties. He believes we come from absolute greatness and accomplishing the extraordinary is the least that we should expect from ourselves. Follow Darnell @FreedomMMC on Twitter, SoundCloud, and YouTube.