Trees4RealEstate

FAQ

You may find answers to some of our most asked questions below. If you can't find help on your issue here, please contact us.

There are several reasons for a seller to spend 4% of the real estate sale to buy trees.

  1. The 4%-expense turns into a whopping 40%-revenue in year 15.
  2. It benefits both buyer and seller. The seller shares the revenue with the buyer, which should eliminate bargaining the price of real estate.
  3. Both buyer and seller can use our green loyalty program as a selling point for the other part to participate.
  4. The money goes to plant trees in rural areas in Africa,
    • which helps impoverished farmers to improve their lives,
    • it gives microfinance to help poverty-stricken families to become self-sustained,
    • it supports school building and children education,
    • it fights corruption long term by teaching integrity to the children,
    • and improves the local and global environment.
No. Both buyer and seller need to be together and present during registration process, since both parties need to accept the terms and conditions for spending 4% of the real estate sale on trees in our green loyalty program.
Better Globe Forestry has planted trees since 2004 and has had different projects for selling trees and donation packages. One of the projects has paid out tree profit every year since 2010 to thousands of customers and everyone has received what they were promised in the agreements.

When the real estate seller transfers money to us to buy and plant trees, the trees become an asset for the real estate buyer and seller. In a worst case scenario where our forestry company would go bankrupt, the real estate buyer and seller are the owners of the trees. That means, the real estate buyer and seller can take their mahogany trees and sell them on the market to most likely a better value than the fixed pay-back price.

The risk of not getting the money back is extremely low. It would be in the best interest of us to make sure the real estate buyer and seller get their money back in year 15. After buying the trees back from the buyer and seller to the fixed buy-back price, there will be some profit left from the trees to reinvest in Africa to do more good.
In our calculations, we use a tree cost of 8 Euros per tree and a buy-back price of 80 Euros per tree in year 15 when the trees are harvested (ten times increase in value). That is how the 4% cost becomes 40% revenue in year 15, split by 20% to the real estate buyer and 20% to the real estate seller.

Example:

A real estate property is sold for 200,000 Euros. The real estate seller transfers 4% of the sales amount to us to buy trees, which is 8,000 Euros. The 8,000 Euros goes to plant 1,000 trees (8 Euros per tree) and are equally divided by 500 trees to the real estate buyer and 500 trees to the real estate seller.

The trees are their assets until we pay back the trees in year 15 to a fixed buy-back price of 80 Euros per tree.

In this case, the real estate buyer receives 500 trees x 80 Euros = 40,000 Euros in year 15, and so does the real estate seller.
We convert the local currency to Euros when seller transfer 4% of the real estate sale to us. That way, we can calculate number of trees that are purchased, which are added into the real estate buyer's and seller's accounts with us. The trees are their assets until we buy them back in year 15 to the fixed price that equals 40% of the real estate sale (20% to real estate buyer and 20% to real estate seller).

When we buy back the trees in year 15, we will take upon us any loss or gain for a currency exchange. We will pay back in local currency and not in Euros.

Example:

The real estate seller transfer UGX 8 million (Ugandan Shilling) to buy trees with us. In year 15, we will pay back UGX 80 million for the trees; UGX 40 million to real estate buyer and UGX 40 million to real estate seller. We keep the same currency as used when the trees where purchased.
The real estate buyer and seller register their bank account info on our site. In year 15, we will contact them by email or phone to make sure the info is correct and transfer money to their bank accounts.
Both the buyer and the seller of the real estate use the registration form at our site to register their accounts with us and the seller then transfer 4% of the real estate sale to our account:

Receiving company: Trees4RealEstate AS
Address: Klostergata 6
Zip: 1532
City: Moss
Country: NORWAY
   
Account #: 12506172975
BIC (SWIFT): DNBANOKKXXX
IBAN: NO0612506172975
Amount: [Currency] [AmountFourPercent]
   
Bank: DNB Bank ASA
Address: P.O. Box 1600 Sentrum
Zip: 0021
City: Oslo
Country: NORWAY
It means we have not yet received the payment of the trees from the real estate seller, or we are still processing the order. As fast as the money order is received and registered, the status on your savings account with us will change from "Pending..." to "Completed" and you will be able to print the tree certificate showing the number of trees you own and the future payback amount you will receive.
Yes. You can register as many purchases or sales of real estate you want. You can both buy and sell real estate using the same account. When you register a new transaction, we will check for your personal data, and if you already have an account with us, we will ask if you want to use existing account.
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Trees4RealEstate offers the most unique and ambitious real estate savings program on the market. The real estate seller pays us 4% of the sales price, which we use to plant trees. In year 15, the trees have grown from a 4% value to a staggering 40% value, where we pay both seller and buyer 20% each of the original real estate sale.

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Klostergata 6, 1532 Moss
Østfold, NORWAY
Phone: (+47) 4644-7606
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