3 Tips for a Healthy, Sustainable Home

Wellness and sustainability are two of today’s biggest buzzwords and when it comes to luxury real estate, they often go hand-in-hand. A healthy living space tends to be one that has little impact on the environment, which is good news for anyone who strives to embrace these two concepts. If you want a home that promotes wellness for you and your family without causing harm to the planet, here are several ways to make that a reality.

Organic Cleaning Products
The majority of cleaning products that we use in the home are full of harsh chemicals that are bad for people, pets and the environment. Aerosol spray cans, for example, are known to release harmful gasses into the atmosphere, but they can also introduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your home. Detergents, dishwashing liquid and chlorine bleach are just a few other products that are commonly made with chemicals that take a toll on both your well-being and mother nature. That should be reason enough to opt for organic cleaning products throughout the house. Natural ingredients are just as effective at doing their job, yet far gentler on our planet and the people in your home.

Two Types of Ventilation
Proper ventilation is key to ensuring that your home has good indoor air quality and can also reduce your carbon footprint. For instance, a home that’s designed for natural ventilation will be comfortable without air conditioning during the warmer months, because the breeze passes through and ceiling fans keep the air circulating. Thoughtful landscape design might also include plenty of trees to keep the home in the shade, as well as absorb carbon in the atmosphere.

Nonetheless, sometimes you simply have to put the air conditioning on to be comfortable. These days, homes are designed to tightly seal the air inside and reduce the loss of heating or air conditioning, which is good for the environment but bad for your air quality, as it can become stale and stagnant. If that happens, you may want to consider installing a ventilation system that can bring fresh air into your home while sealing in the heat or air conditioning.

Vegetable Garden 
These days, it’s all too common for produce to be grown using pesticides that are bad for the environment and our health. By starting your own vegetable garden, you can ensure that your family is eating truly organic veggies that are free of all the toxic chemicals. Furthermore, you’re eliminating the need for fossil fuels to transport food from the farm to your table.

About the Author

Greg DiGiorgio is a highly reviewed Arlington MA Realtor who is a dedicated, passionate, and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction before all else. His attention to detail, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and his pure determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. In addition to Greg being an Accredited Buyers Representative-ABR, he understands the power of creative, well-organized and highly effective marketing and offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers. He has appeared several times on Fox 25 News where he was interviewed on current market trends and conditions. A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation.

Greg understands that it is important to secure not only the most able buyer, but also to the one that is most likely to close the deal. When so much is at stake, Greg is the one you want to represent you. His fair yet aggressive negotiating style and protectiveness of his clients’ best interests and ultimately, their assets, has gained his respect with colleagues and clients alike.

Greg also knows that every transaction represents the most important purchase or sale a person can make, and he takes every precaution to ensure that communication is impeccable with all parties involved from beginning to end. Whether it’s patiently guiding first time buyers through this exciting process or following through with clients’ needs long after the transaction is over, Greg’s warm, caring yet efficient business style will turn you into a client for life.


Greg grew up in the Greater Boston area and has a deep appreciation for the North East way of life. He attended The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Research. Greg’s professional background is rooted in the technology sales & marketing. As a result, he learned to adapt to many different people and situations quickly and competitively. The insight that he has gained from many years of involvement in bringing all components of a transaction together smoothly has granted him a unique perspective and approach to the real estate industry. His enthusiasm and tenacity has allowed him to emerge as one of Greater Boston’s finest Realtors, and one of the highest reviewed amongst Arlington MA Realtors!

My Goal

My goal is to provide the best experience possible to my clients while helping them achieve their real estate goals. My streamline systems and use of technology ensure a smooth ride along the way. Whether it’s a first-time buyer, a seller, or investor, I strive to gain lifelong clients and friends by providing them with a fun, relaxing, but yet educational experience throughout the entire process.

Objectives for my Buyer Clients

Counsel session to determine wants & needsSchedule times to view properties

Run comparable analysis report for subject property

Help negotiate terms of the offer

Provided options for home inspectors

Help negotiate & finalize terms of Purchase & Sale Agreement

Assist in finalizing finances with Mortgage Broker

Handle any other paperwork and/or tasks including meeting mortgage commitment deadlines to making sure the transaction closes on time.

I keep an open door policy with all my clients even after the sale should they have any questions, or need help with any of their real estate needs. The closing of a real estate transaction is not the end, but just the beginning of a relationship.

Objectives for my Seller Clients

Listen carefully to make sure your goals and objectives are clearly understood

Explain the home selling process thoroughly

Discuss agency relationship

Price your home accurately

Stage your home for sale

Plan & implement a proven & innovative marketing plan

Work diligently to sell your home quickly and efficiently

Follow up with open house leads & showing brokers to obtain feedback

Work hard to ensure that each step of the transaction is running smoothly

To ensure that all smoke & carbon monoxide detectors are installed and working correctly, and to obtain certificate from town/city

To obtain final payoff for city/town water bill

“Most Importantly to communicate with you consistently and efficiently throughout the entire home selling process”

Certifications and Recognitions

Winner of Leading Edge Real Estate’s Outstanding Creative Marketing Award. Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

Member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker

Member of Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)

Member of National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

Zoning & Building Codes Certificate

Residential New Construction Certificate

Title V Certificate