Blog :: 02-2021

Reducing Volatile Organic Compounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A simple way to reduce potential toxin exposure in the home is to choose your paint carefully. Paint is a commonly used product that may contain volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. It’s the VOCs in paint that make it smell like paint.

According to the EPA, VOCs are chemicals that are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. Some of them may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher!) than outdoors.

Ordinary interior paint used to contain higher levels of VOCs than today’s choices, but many manufacturers have reduced the levels of VOCs in their products in response to stricter federal and regional standards.

The next time you’re painting a room in your home, consider one of these options for low to zero VOC paint:

 

  • Benjamin Moore Aura, low VOCs

  • HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams (Lowe’s): low VOCs

  • Benjamin Moore Natura paint: no VOCs, zero emissions, certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

  • Behr Ultra (Home Depot) - no VOCs, self priming, Behr Ultra is GREENGUARD GOLD certified for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage

 

For an excellent guide to reducing volatile organic compounds in your home, please visit: https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/air/toxins/voc.htm

Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

WRP Welcomes Three New Agents to Our Team

It is with great excitement that Williams Realty Partners (WRP) announces three new Realtors have joined the team; Anne Pope, Halley Smith, and Tanya Campbell.

“As WRP continues to expand, we are happy to bring three new agents onto the team who epitomize WRP’s core values of excellent service, loving the community that we live and work in and giving back, “states Troy Williams, Owner of WRP. “Anne, Halley and Tanya all bring different knowledge, interests and backgrounds to the table and this strengthens the team and opportunities for our clients.”

Anne Pope has been active in the Maine and New Hampshire real estate communities for the last 16 years. During this period she raised two children in Greenland, New Hampshire and was involved in supporting school athletics and coaching. With grown children, Anne continues to volunteer for various community activities encouraging outdoor activities for fun-seeking clients.

“After several transactions with Williams Realty Partners it became obvious to me that the teamwork and support was just what my clients deserved. Having concierge type service coupled with the team support was the part of my business that was missing. Also knowing that WRP had community reach was very appealing to me. I found what I needed in WRP! I am happy to be onboard,” Pope exclaims.

A York native, Halley Smith and her husband reside in town with their young children where they love to spend as much time outdoors as possible! Together, with their business partners, they own Black Birch in the Kittery Foreside and Chapel+Main in Dover, NH.

“Joining the WRP family was a natural transition into the next phase of my career with a business model that aligns with my core values and standards that go above expectation to create a quality, efficient experience. Lasting relationships are my goal by making down to earth connections and building on developed trust with my clients that evolve into friendships that last well beyond the closing table,” Smith states.

A New Hampshire native, Tanya Campbell, and her husband have lived in Wells, Maine for the past 14 years, where they are raising their twin daughters. The family loves to explore great restaurants in Maine and New Hampshire, and they hit the beach and go camping together whenever they can.

Campbell comments, “I’m truly excited to be a part of Williams Realty Partners. As a realtor, I wanted to be part of something more than just the average, one-and-done type of real estate experience. WRP’s model is completely client-centered, with systems in place to ensure as smooth a real estate transaction as possible. The focus is on building long-term relationships with each individual or family. With the extensive local resources that the WRP team brings to the table, and my knowledge of the town of Wells and adjacent areas, I am looking forward to helping my clients achieve their real estate dreams for years to come”.

Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home. 

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    Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.