Selling Green Real Estate

Conversations with Windermere Broker and Sales Expert with the Grow Condominiums on Bainbridge Island: Joie Olson

In this podcast we discuss

  1. What makes a building green and we review some of the critical systems and features in the Grow avenue development such as..
    • Fluid Applied Weather Barriers
    • Rain Screen Systems
    • Ducted Ductless Heat Pumps
    • Induction Ranges
    • Heat Recovery Ventilators
    • Ductless Dryers
    • and more
  2. What are the advantages of selling green?
  3. What are the challenges of selling green?
  4. Do you have any new projects you are working on?



Joie Olsen

Joie is passionate about matching clients with high quality, sustainable homes in intergenerational and connected neighborhoods. Born and raised on Bainbridge Island, nobody knows this community better than Joie. As lead Sales Director for the award-winning Net Zero Grow Community homes, Joie has worked with clients from all over the world. Her familiarity with the market trends on Bainbridge and the Seattle area is unmatched. With extensive knowledge of energy efficient, healthy and sustainable construction, Joie is passionate about helping clients find a home that not only meets their needs but improves their quality of life.

The Walk: A Living Build Project

Joie is focusing now on a new project, with Living Build goals in mind, on the Island called ‘the Walk’.  The Living Build Construction model is defined as a structure that “generates all of its own energy with renewable non-toxic resources, captures and treats all of its water, and operates efficiently and for maximum beauty.”  This new project, ‘the Walk’ achieves many of these goals.

The Walk is designed to be a net zero energy community. That means that if you Purchase or choose to rent here, solar is already on your roof. Each home is configured to maximize space, light, and comfort. We have carefully curated the healthiest materials to finish your home, from PVC-free windows to sustainably harvested wood floors, wool carpets, and ductless heat pumps.



Dylan Chalk

Author: Dylan Chalk

Dylan Chalk is the author of The Confident House Hunter – a book to teach home buyers how to look at and understand houses: Cedar Fort Press In June of 2017, Dylan's book The Confident House Hunter won the Silver Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. He is also the founder of ScribeWare inspection report software offering innovative and simple report-writing solutions - and he is the owner of Seattle-based Orca Inspection Services LLC. In early 2017 Dylan became the Vice-President of Western Washington chapter of (ASHI) American Society of Home Inspectors.