First 'Green' Real Estate Company in Northern Virginia Announces Launch

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Adam Gallegos, formerly of RE/MAX Allegiance (Clarendon), has announced plans to launch a new "green" real estate venture, Arbour Realty.

There is a real opportunity for homeowners to save money and enjoy a more comfortable home.

Adam Gallegos, formerly of RE/MAX Allegiance (Clarendon), has announced plans to launch a new "green" real estate venture, Arbour Realty (http://www.ArbourRealty.com).

Gallegos, a native of Northern Virginia has a reputation for being one of the DC area's most innovative real estate brokers and was the first to hold the designation of Certified EcoBroker . This certification has equipped him with in-depth knowledge concerning sustainable energy and energy efficient home design. His passion for positive change drove the decision to create Arbour Realty.

Arbour Realty's chief goal is to provide service that continues after the sale, by helping sellers communicate the advantages of "green" features and educating buyers on opportunities for improvement.

"It's not just about being gentler on the environment," said Gallegos. "There is a real opportunity for homeowners to save money and enjoy a more comfortable home."

Arbour Realty will pay for buyers to obtain an energy audit on their future home, which provides a comprehensive overview of energy-saving features of the home, as well as opportunities for improvement. The audits will illuminate, among other things, building flaws, air leaks, and insufficient insulation. New homes may also undergo Energy Star testing, a Home Energy Rating (HER) analysis for FFMNA loans, in addition to IRS tax credits.

By simply utilizing Arbour Realty's services, Gallegos points out that clients are helping the environment. Arbour's "green" features include an emphasis on paperless communication or usage of recycled and renewable paper products and marketing materials where paper is needed; support of environmentally friendly suppliers and service providers.

For every client that collaborates with Arbour Realty on the sale or purchase of a new home, Gallegos will have a tree planted in the client's honor, at one of the National Parks that have been recently damaged by wildfires. To further promote carbon neutral home buying, Arbour Realty will utilize online video tours of properties for sale.

Gallegos is a licensed real estate broker, a member of Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, a member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, a member of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), and a member of the DC chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. To learn more about Arbour Realty, visit ArbourRealty.com.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Adam Gallegos, please contact Adam Gallegos at 703-627-1255 or via email at info @ ArbourRealty.com.

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