June is National Healthy Homes Month

June 1, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ—Local REALTOR® Ali Al-Asady with azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate is doing his part to educate fellow REALTORS®, as well as the public, about “healthy homes” and how to achieve healthy home status. While this is a year-round effort for Ali, a leader in the sustainable real estate market, he finds June an especially rewarding time to pave a greener path of sustainable living and healthier home ownership for all, thanks to the outreach activities of National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), created by HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH).

This outreach campaign was designed in 2016 to help people connect the dots between their health and their home. This year’s overarching theme, “Check Your Home; Protect Your Family”, was chosen to create awareness of what it means to have a healthy home by educating families of the importance of assessing one’s home for potential health hazards, and to empower people to make a change in order to create the healthiest home possible for their family.

NHHM is a month-long campaign in June, offering an opportunity to create awareness around housing and its impact on health, to provide resources to encourage local activities, as well as empower families to protect themselves from hazards in their home. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.”

Currently, millions of U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical housing problems, including dilapidated structure, roofing problems, heating, plumbing and electrical deficiencies, water leaks, pests, damaged paint, and high radon gas levels. These conditions are associated with a wide range of health issues, including respiratory illnesses such as asthma, radon-induced lung cancer, and lead poisoning, to name a few. The health and economic burdens from preventable hazards associated in homes are considerable, and cost billions of dollars.

To that end, Ali has prepared and presented several courses such as “Healthy Home Challenges and Solutions for Real Estate Agents” and “Speaking Green 101”, as well as a one hour seminar to be offered to the public which will be taught Valleywide entitled, “What You Don’t Know About Your Home Can Make You Sick”.

OLHCHH has developed a Digital Resource Toolkit which contains many online resources and materials to assist with building awareness and implementation at the local level.

For more information on NHHM 2018 or to download the toolkit, please visit www.hud.gov/healthyhomes.

About Ali Al-Asady

Since becoming a REALTOR® in 2003, Ali has, with measurable success, proven himself a leader in the sustainable real estate market. He is an EcoBroker® and LEED GA candidate, in addition to a handful of other related achievements, including IKOLOJI graduate, a Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA), carrying a Green Designation from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and participating in the Green REsource Council. Through his actions over the years, Ali’s personal mission to pave a greener path of sustainable living and healthier home ownership through education, representation, and marketing comes readily into focus. Read Ali’s full bio at azarchitecture.dev/agents/ali-al-asady 

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Local Real Estate Firm Takes Top Honors

Scottsdale based azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate has been named as Ranking Arizona released Arizona’s top ranked businesses for 2018. Ranking Arizona is proud to announce that azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate has earned a Number ONE ranking in the 2018 edition as the Top Team in Residential Real Estate.

Paradise Valley couple Scott and Debbie Jarson are the owners of azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson, a real estate brokerage specializing in the marketing of properties with unique design and architecture. Targeting what they call, “Architecturally Unique Homes™”,  it is the only firm in Arizona and one of the first in the nation to make this their specialty. They represent Sellers and Buyers of unique residential properties, from Historic to Modern Architecture, as well as new In-fill development sales.

Having been awarded “Top Real Estate Team” honors for 2018, the owners have been singled out with Debbie Jarson ranking number 3 and Scott Jarson number 10 in the Agent category. Additionally, the company ranked in the top three real estate firms overall.

“We are a local company, so to gain this top recognition feels especially gratifying” co-owner and designated broker, Debbie Jarson said. “We have always nurtured an inclusive atmosphere in our company, our goal is to build a dynamic team that is always there for each other and our clients.”

Az Big Media considers these winners the best businesses in Arizona. The list includes innovators, trailblazers and builders of Arizona’s economy. They are the companies that were voted into the 2018 edition of Ranking Arizona, an annual publication presented by Az Big Media for the 21st year.

“The companies that are voted into the top ten are those companies whose customers and clients say are the best companies to do business with in Arizona,” said Mike Atkinson, President and CEO of Az Big Media. “There is no better endorsement in business than one from your customers.”

Ranking Arizona is the result of the largest business opinion poll in Arizona. More than 30,000 companies compete annually and only about 2,500 winners are profiled in the publication each year.

Over one million voters cast their votes based on their opinions of the quality of products and services provided and, on with whom they would recommend doing business.

“Ranking Arizona is an important and valuable resource guide for Arizona’s business community,” Atkinson said. “The companies that earn awards in Ranking Arizona truly represent the best of Arizona business.”

With an office in Old Town Scottsdale designed by Architect Will Bruder, azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate currently includes a team of 16 and is expanding to meet the demands of a growing market segment. “Demand for good design is stronger than ever” said co-owner Scott Jarson. “We simply work differently than other companies. We all share an interest in design and buildings. It’s a social glue that binds our team into one. It makes us uniquely responsive to our clients.”

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