Tim Hughes and Rozita Razavi lost three bidding wars, and were bullied out of a fourth before it started. “There were Seaton, Grafton and Manning,” says Mr. Hughes, counting off the streets that could have been. “And then Beverley, that was the bully offer.”...
By June, the couple was ready to take a break for the summer when their agent suggested they look at one more house in Parkdale. The commute seemed a bit long, though they both liked the neighbourhood’s cool yet down-to-earth vibe.... “It’s an amazing house,” Ms. Razavi says. “Better than we expected.” It does need some modernizing and renovations – Mr. Hughes is looking forward into making the unfinished, 1,000-square-foot loft (which has awesome vaunted ceilings) into a livable space.
TreeHugger Lloyd Alter thinks Chris' Passive House in Richmond Hill will sell as a tear down, but in the end Chris sells it for 1,175,000 dollars, well above land value.
Chris discusses the benefits for realtors who have a Green Designation. A Green Designation allows realtors to grow their knowledge and expand their value proposition. Chris addresses the various designations available and the added credibility having a designation can bring.
Realtor Chris Chopik and seven other experts have come together to offer resources for anyone interested in sustainability. The group of eight addresses sustainability issues from food security and the local economy to fashion and real estate, says Chopik. Some of their potential clients include Realtors, community groups, business owners or governments, he says.
An instructor at the Toronto Real Estate Board, Chopik teaches realtors how to green their businesses and marketing. He encourages them to make eco-friendly changes, and then tell their clients—potentially hundreds per realtor—about those changes. “We have an incredible opportunity to help consumers understand it's in their interest—because the future value of their house is attached to energy consumption—and help them plug into homeowner facing green organizations.” (excerpt read more)
Talk about the medium being the message. Chris Chopik, the quixotic Green Party candidate running in next week's Ontario by-election to replace Michael Bryant, gets around the St. Paul's riding by pedal power, reinforcing his environmentally friendly credentials. His foldable, neon green Strida draws stares out on the hustings. "It's a way to start a conversation," he told us this week, showing the canniness of a low-key marketer. "Breaking the ice is always the hardest part …." Also? "My neighbour's 13-year-old kid calls it a sick bike," he said. "How cool is it to be cool with a 13-year-old?" Just think: Five more years and those 13-year-olds will be able to vote!
Chris Chopik, Toronto's most well known Green Real Estate professional, gets props from the Globe and Mail for Riding the Talk, leading the charge to offset Real Estate carbon emissions, and for working with clients to achieve quality of life outcomes from real estate. Chris is a trusted forerunner in his industry and in the green business community in Canada.
Chris speaks about Green Real Estate with Dina on Breakfast Television.
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Naomi Carniol of the Star talks world changing with Chris Chopik of EvolutionGreen.com.
Jane Conway, Kelown BC Realtor sites Chris as example of trending Industry.
Real Estate like life is better by bike, Chopik credited for starting a movement.
Chris Chopik discusses the role of Realtors in creating a culture of conservation in the province of Ontario.
Chris Chopik discusses low carbon and solar cooking with Global Newsl.