Little River is Going "Green"!


All of the REALTORS® with Little River Realty have been awarded the National Association of REALTORS® [NAR’s] Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. Little River Realty is the first agency in Vermont to go completely Green. “The Green Designation is becoming more and more important as sustainability is of the utmost importance for our market place and our world as a whole.” Broker Owner Gayle Oberg said, “and being the first agency to be Completely Green Certified, meaning all of our agents have achieved this prestigious designation, has been a goal of mine since I open the agency back in 2014.”   

 All the agents and brokers, Gayle Oberg, Michael Hickey, Zoe Bedell, Rich Drill and Pam Plummer, have all achieved this prestigious designation after completing topic-specific course work designed specifically for REALTORS®.  The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the country; ensuring designees gain comprehensive knowledge of green homes and issues of resource-efficiency in relation to real estate and home owners.

More specifically, they were all trained in understanding what makes a property green, and a home “high performance” and helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of resource-efficient features and practices, distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems, listing and marketing green homes and buildings, discussing the financial grants and incentives available to homeowners, and understanding how buyer and seller preferences may be inspired by resource-efficiency.

“Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources and relationships to effectively work with you to find your next home or assess your next green project.” said Marc Gould, Vice President of NAR’s Green Designation.  NAR’s Green Designation was developed in response to growing consumer awareness of the benefits of resource-efficient homes and buildings. The designation helps consumers understand the positive impact of home performance and identify REALTORS® who can help them realize their green real estate and lifestyle goals.

As a NAR Green Designees, Gayle Oberg, Michael Hickey, Zoe Bedell, Rich Drill and Pam Plummer have all gained the knowledge and the tools necessary to become a trusted green resource for Vermont.  For more information about Little River Realty, please visit or email


Little River Realty, was founded in 2014 and Gayle Oberg and her ever expanding team are building upon her reputation of being “Your Trusted Real Estate Advisors”. Gayle has been a real estate professional for more than 20 Years as well as an agent broker. Little River Realty provides buyer as well as seller services and expanding their rental offerings. For more information about Little River Realty and the exceptional staff check out their website at


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Why Go Green


There is a variety of reasons to go green, but most come back to supply and demand. We have a limited amount of resources available and more and more people using them up. If we want our future generations to enjoy the same standard of living we've experienced, we need to take action.

Green building is a great place to start, as buildings consume 14% of potable water, 40% of raw materials, and 39% of energy in the United States alone (according to the US Green Building Council). That's 15 trillion gallons of water and 3 billion tons of raw materials each year! If that's not enough to convince you, here are some other reasons to go green:

For The Environment

Want to make the world a better place? Implementing green practices into your home or office can help reduce waste, conserve natural resources, improve both air and water quality, and protect ecosystems and biodiversity.


For The Savings

Want to make your dollar go further? Green systems and materials reduce energy consumption, which in turn reduce your energy bills. They also increase asset value and profits and decrease marketing time; making your dollar go further for longer.


For Your Health

Want to live healthier? Green building isn't just good for the environment; it's also good for YOU. Sustainable design and technology enhance a resident's overall quality of life by improving air and water quality and reducing noise pollution. According to a 2006 study by the Center of the Built Environment, University of California, green office buildings improve productivity and employee satisfaction in the workplace.