Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: EcoBroker and Realtor Meg Russell Named Triangle Regional Manager of Allison James Estates & Homes

Marge “Meg” Russell promoted to oversee the successful first North Carolina office of Allison James in Cary. Allison James is the leading national internet-based real estate brokerage in the US.

Cary, North Carolina (June 19, 2012): Allison James Estates & Homes®, known as the greenest brokerage in the world, welcomes Accredited Luxury Homes Specialist, Green and EcoBroker Certified  Realtor® Meg Russell as Regional Manager and corporate liaison for the Triangle. Meg will leverage her expertise of Triangle real estate in supervising a growing team of agents serving Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, and the 16-county area of the Triangle Multiple Listing Service. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and training new agents in social media, lead generation, contracts, document compliance, and more.

With an extensive financial background analyzing real estate investments and over a decade of experience as a Realtor in North Carolina, Meg has distinguished herself for her extensive knowledge of the luxury green home market. She is a certified EcoBroker (the premier green designation for real estate professionals), a National Association of Realtors® Green Designee (NAR Green), and a member of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle (GHBT) which is the Green Council for the Home Builders Association of Wake, Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties. 
One of the reasons Meg accepted the opportunity to work with Allison James Estates & Homes is their belief in sustainability, customer service and agent support. “I appreciate that the company gives their agents the freedom to build business our own way while enabling us to earn a 100% commission. I don’t know of another company that offers that to their agents.

Energy efficiency and sustainability are factors homebuyers are interested in as they look to the future. Consumer ‘green awareness’ is increasing and so is their demand for knowledge on these issues. As a Realtor, Meg specializes in representing buyers with a mission of lowering energy bills and reducing our carbon footprint either by buying new Energy Star/LEED homes or by purchasing and retrofitting older homes to Green and Energy Star Performance standards. She shares this knowledge with her agents and the public in a year when the North Carolina building code changed to increase energy efficiency in new homes.

“I'm always looking for the best ways to offer my clients the best value. My Green and EcoBroker training helps me ensure customer satisfaction, my number one priority,” said Meg.

About Marge “Meg” Russell:
Marge Russell, known affectionately as Meg to everyone who knows her, is an accomplished Realtor® and active member of the community. She is an Accredited Luxury Homes Specialist; Green, and EcoBroker Certified; Accredited Buyer Representative; Certified Short Sale/Foreclosure Resource; and a Strategic Pricing Specialist. She is an active member of the US Green Building Council and Luxury Home Council. Meg is an energetic supporter of St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research, the Humane Society, and SPCA. Office Location: 1000 Centre Green Way, Suite 200, Cary, NC 27513 Contact Meg at 919.795.5973 or 800.882.7752 

About Allison James Estates & Homes:
Based in Punta Gorda, Florida, Allison James is the leading national internet-based real estate brokerage in the United States. With over 600 agents in 16 states, Allison James Estates & Homes was #2 in the nation for closed sales volume and closed transactions per office, as reported in Real Trends 500 Top Brokerages for 2011.

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