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Chicago MLS goes ‘green’

Sellers hope to benefit from interest

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A Chicago multiple listing service -- Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) MLS, which serves Chicago's metropolitan area and northeastern Illinois -- has added search fields and a disclosure document to its database to highlight a property's "green" features that are designed to be less impactful to the environment. The Sustainable Real Estate Alliance, a coalition of local urban and suburban Realtors who work with residential and commercial properties, worked with the MLS to implement the changes. Sarah Coulter and John Shaterian of @properties in Chicago, Laura Reedy Stuckel of LW Reedy Real Estate in Elmhurst, and Megan and Martin Bhatia of OM Realty Group in Chicago chair the group. Each of the five holds at least one of three major green certifications available in real estate: EcoBroker, LEED (an internationally recognized "green" building certification system) Accredited Professional, and the National Association of Realtors' Green designation.The Green ...