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Gillespie Real Estate Team Member Earns Green Designation

Christy and Garth Gillespie are pleased to congratulate Don Alsted, Gillespie Team Member – Listing Specialist for his hard work and being awarded by the National Association of Realtors the “Green Designation.”

LOCAL REALTOR® ACHIEVES
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® GREEN DESIGNATION
June 2, 2009
Jackson, Wyoming– Don Alsted with Sotheby’s International Realty of Jackson Hole
has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.

Don 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 gaincomprehensive knowledge of green homes and buildings and issues of sustainability inrelation to real estate.

More specifically, Don 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. “As energy costs rise along with concern for the environment, homeowners are looking for innovative ways to save money and live responsibly,” said Dick Gaylord, NAR’s immediate past president.

NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers who care about energy efficiency and sustainable building practices identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.

As an NAR Green Designee, Don has gained the knowledge and the tools necessary
to become a trusted green resource for Jackson Hole. For more information about Don
Alsted please visit www.jhsir.com or email Don at Don.Alsted@SothebysRealty.com.
For more information about NAR’s newest designation, visit www.greenresourcecouncil.org Way to go Don!

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