05-27-2011 10:58 AM CET - Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance
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Bend, Oregon Real Estate Company Puts Sustainability at Top of the List

Press release from: The Garner Group
New QR codes for “paperless fliers” is the latest green real estate initiative for Bend, Oregon real estate company

Bend, OR, May 27, 2011 -- The Garner Group Realtors and Development LLC, a family-owned real estate company in Bend, Oregon, recently added QR codes to its “for sale” signs on listings in Central Oregon. This newest initiative reduces the need for printing fliers for distribution at listing locations, saving paper and contributing to the company’s overall goals for sustainability. The Garner Group is the first real estate company in Bend, Oregon to add these codes to its for sale signage.

“There’s been a lot of hype in the real estate industry surrounding the use of QR codes, but no one has given a lot of attention to the green aspects of using codes instead of fliers,” said Sandy Garner, President and CEO of The Garner Group. “We obviously wanted to use them to help people find the information they needed quickly and easily, but we also see them as contributing to our corporate sustainability goals by reducing our paper usage.”

This isn’t the Bend, Oregon real estate company’s first step toward a more sustainable future. In 2009, The Garner Group relocated its headquarters to the award-winning, “green” neighborhood of NorthWest Crossing. The building that houses its offices was built to high standards for sustainability and energy efficiency.

In addition, the company has more agents than any other Bend, Oregon real estate company that have earned the National Association of Realtors’ GREEN designation. The certification by NAR’s Green Resource Council is earned through the completion of a three-day course focusing on fundamentals of green building practices, consumer awareness and marketing of homes built to green standards. The Garner Group has nine agents that hold this green real estate designation.

The Garner Group is headquartered at 2762 NW Crossing Dr., Suite 100, in Bend’s NorthWest Crossing neighborhood. www.thegarnergroup.com.

About The Garner Group
Founded in 2008, The Garner Group Realtors and Development LLC’s mission is to provide expertise in all areas of real estate and development, to demonstrate service to clients beyond their expectations, and to prove to clients the value of our contribution to every real estate transaction.

The company is headed by Jay and Sandy Garner. Prior to becoming an independent agency, it was the leading team within one of Bend’s top producing national franchise agencies. A native of Central Oregon, Sandy has been an award-winning Realtor in the region for more than 30 years. The Garner Group currently has more than 20 agents and staff members and ranks statistically among the top companies in Bend for residential real estate listings and sales. www.thegarnergroup.com

Founded in 2008, The Garner Group Realtors and Development LLC’s mission is to provide expertise in all areas of real estate and development, to demonstrate service to clients beyond their expectations, and to prove to clients the value of our contribution to every real estate transaction.

contact :
Sara LaFaver
Principal Broker
The Garner Group
2762 NW Crossing Dr., Suite 100
Bend, Oregon 97701
541 383-4360
sara@thegarnergroup.com
www.thegarnergroup.com

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