Looking to buy or sell a home in & around Scottsdale, AZ? Contact me below and I'll send you a full market report! As a GREEN, Certified EcoBroker, I provide value added service & referrals.
Get to know Jan Green
Having grown up in the Midwest, values are extremely important to me. It's my mantra to treat people with courtesy, respect and integrity. Prior to becoming a REALTOR® in 2002, my background was Property Management, Banking, Securities Licensed Insurance Agent, and business owner in Kansas, Alabama and Tennessee. When I assist homeowners and investors with real estate purchases and sales, my experience brings together the entire picture and my focus is to encompass every aspect of that purchase or sale. I may send you to an attorney or CPA to collaborate to make sure you are protected in every aspect of liability as an investor or if you are short selling a property. Practicing in my area of expertise is extremely important as it's beneficial to align yourself with professionals in every field, not just real estate.
I'm honored to teach a unique course as an accredited instructor for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR.) My course includes information related to Energy Audits, Energy Retrofits, Certified Homes, and selling homes with Solar Panels.
As Residential Committee Chair & Market Leader Advisory Board member for US Green Building Council, AZ Chapter, since March, 2009, I've accomplished adding over 50 green features to the Arizona Regional MLS, helped to bring appraiser education to Arizona for green courses and solar courses. I've created speaker panels since February, 2012 and have spoken at MANY venues about ways to bring more value to homes with energy efficient and sustainable features.
Clients tell me I am conscientious, thorough, caring, observant, helpful, easy to understand, have attention to detail, and creativity! I'm blessed with many satisified clients and work hard to maintain relationships with them. They feel secure in knowing that I have their best interests at heart. Visit my website for letters from clients!
Jan Green's Blog Posts
I have earned these designations: NAR GREEN, EcoBroker Certified, besides being a REALTOR. Being a NAR Green agent & a EcoBroker is a passion of mine. I grew up with the name Green in the Midwest and still remember my eco-friendly upbringing! Do you look for energy efficient features when viewing homes? Most likely the answer is no. My job is to assist with healthier homes, reducing energy bills, and reducing your carbon footprint.
Please visit www.GotGreen.info for links to businesses with green products and services. These folks are part of my green networking group, simply titled my "Green Group." This is a dedicated group of green professionals that include builders, architects, remodelers, roofers, insulation companies, solar companies, and helpful links! I've been invited to speak in front of groups, interviewed by RSN at the RE/MAX Convention 3/4/09, been featured in Cyberhomes.com and CNNMoney.com & ASREB.com. I've started green programs within my office to recycle paper, office products and we use green refill ink cartridges in 20 of our printers. My office mates know my mission and I have received referrals because of it. In 2012, I received the RE/MAX Above The Crowd Award for my efforts in promoting the brand and civic duties.
My website, www.RelocatingtoScottsdale.com has a wealth of information about the area and can assist anyone looking for information about the Phoenix metro area. Having experienced relocation first hand, I can definitely assist with that type of move with helpful suggestions. By asking the right questions about a buyers existing home in another state, I can be more proactive in filling those needs in Arizona!
I co-founded a networking group, The Pinnacle One Group (POG.) POG has a community service function included as well as a networking piece. We are dedicated members of the community and support each others' businesses. These professionals are also a good referrral source for clients, which has helped many times. I am humbled and truly blessed!
It's my mission to gain as much value for clients' homes as possible by meeting appraisers with a list of upgraded features that includes the cost so that they see a home in it's truest light. Listings are keen, so if you are interested in listing your home for top dollar and selling quickly, contact me!
Volunteer of the Month, USGBC 2014
EcoBroker of the Year 2015
RE/MAX Above the Crowd Award 2015
RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award 2016
Negotiation techniques, listing strategies, contract negotiations. Event organizer/speaker/volunteer with the US Green Building Council since March, 2009.
Testimonials for Jan Green
Sean & Justine McGraw05/23/2017
I started working with Jan on an energy efficiency trade organization board in 2014. I quickly came to know Jan as one of the most passionate supporters and leaders in the green building industry. If you've got a question on anything green, Jan is probably the person to go to. In 2016, my wife and I decided to work with Jan on purchasing our first home and could not have been happier. The entire process was so smooth due to her hard work. Immediately after our home inspection, she had an army of people come in and give quotes on things that needed to be fixed. She helped negotiate and got us into the perfect home. I strongly recommend working with Jan on anything you have the opportunity to. Justine and I will be using Jan for all future home purchases.
Gavin & Miska12/23/2016
If you want the best, go with Jan! She was an amazing help in our search for the perfect house. She always made sure to show us only nice houses so we did not waste time, explaining the positives and negatives of each one. Jan negotiated a great deal for us with the sellers that we would not even know to ask for. Thanks to Jan and her great team and long-term connections, we were able to not just buy our perfect home, but also get green improvements which will save even more money over time. Jan was always quick to respond with any question and if she did not know the answer she was able to find it right away.
Barb Chew, HomeSmart10/03/2016
Congratulations Jan Green, on earning your 2015 Service Award from EcoBroker International. Very well deserved. How serendipitous that your last name is “Green”? A Million Thanks to you for being such a great resource for me, as I listed my first home with a paid off solar system. It was important to me to get value for them, since the neighborhood also just posted a short sale. You were always available to answer questions. And you are SO knowledgeable. Green is truly your passion. With your guidance and help on how to convey to the appraiser the inherent residual value of the Solar, and two appraisers later, the home did appraise. And for over list price! We were happy with a full price offer, and they won’t even tell me how much OVER the appraisal came in at. Funny how the the appraiser needed another 8 days to complete. Saying it was to finish the solar addendum. I had only taken 3 classes on solar to date, but with you as my cheerleader, helped me ensure that my Sellers got real dollars and cents credit for the substantial solar equipment they had paid for up front. You gave me the exact verbiage, resources, and talking points I needed to argue my case with the lender and appraisal companies. Oh, and by the way, you also saved my family. Did I mention it was my sisters house? Thank you is just not enough! ~ Barb Chew HOMESMART
Maryanne & Ron08/08/2014
I just wanted to thank you for spending time showing me around Scottsdale last week. I enjoyed seeing you again after all these years and sincerely appreciated your efforts in checking to see what was available. You are unique among realtors. Not only are you dedicated and hard working, but a very honest and nice person. It has been a pleasure knowing you!
Great experience working with Jan who advised me of all important aspects of purchasing a home. Was a very good advocate in communicating, helpful agent in negotiating repairs needed to the home. I would have no problem recommending Jan Green as a real estate to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Jolene & Megan03/05/2014
Thank you so very much for all your help in finding us a place. We know you went above and beyond your duties to accommodate us and we are so grateful. The time you took to help us we know could have been spent elsewhere so please know we are forever thankful!
These are some of what others say about me! -
“Need to create value for all of the Energy Efficient “Green” additions to a home?” I have the perfect source/contact for you. Jan Green, EcoBroker, RE/MAX Excalibur. Jan is experienced with the Green Energy Efficient Addendum that you will want completed with any Appraisal done on the subject property. She understands the “Green” items that are now part of MLS. Her profound knowledge and understanding of “Green” Construction abled me to establish the value and sale of a $1.2 million home. She will exceed your expectations.”
Gail Yancey, RE/MAX Excalibur
Eric & Lora09/01/2012
"It has been such a pleasure to work with you throughout what I can only imagine could have been a very challenging process. It has all seemed pretty painless from our perspective.
Eric and I (and Jack & Ava of course) really appreciate your expertise, professionalism and sense of humor. Thanks, in no small part to you, we have a new home with such potential, where I know we will live for many years to come.
Thanks again Jan - YOU ROCK!! Eric & Lora "
AS & PS09/29/2011
To Whom It May Concern, RE our realtor Jan Green:
Last Spring we chose Jan Green to handle the sale of our home in Scottsdale.
We worked with her to prepare our home for sale and to make it look as "market ready" as possible including some key interior updates. On her recommendation we hired an independent inspector who came to the home and gave it a far more thorough "going over" than is normal and who produced a book outlining the status of all major systems and items with a list of suggested repairs or improvements. We followed the suggestions, though a bit more pricy than we would have liked, and when all was ready placed our home on the market at a fair price in this down market.
Thanks to all this effort by Jan, in less than thirty days we had an offer we accepted that closed a few weeks later. Jan handled all the details while we were on extensive time out of town on business and made even a couple of minor "glitches" disappear. This is the not the best time to be a seller and Jan confronted the market for us well.
Most importantly to us Jan did what she said she would do, on time, and as promised. In business today there are too many professionals whose word is not honored by them so this was a most pleasant part of the transaction. We recommend her highly. With Best Regards,
AS & PS
Bud Carey, Realty One Group07/12/2007
When I first met Jan Green she was diligently working on a marketing effort for a new listings she and an associate agent contracted. Jan has always impressed me with her skills in managing task no matter what it is, she is on target and never wavers until completely satisified with completing the objective. I have personally worked with Jan sharing the efforts of two clients wanting to sell their properties. Both were a success having accomplished a sale and purchase for one client and a sale for the other. Jan is an accompllished agent always keeping up with technology and always with her pulse on the current market. If you are considering Jan Green as an agent, I personally would highly recommend her.
Bud Carey, ABR, CLHMS, HILP
Robert Carey PC