The Most Effective Green Changes for Sellers
Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Green Changes
Green remodeling efforts can make a home stand out on the market.A Green Home Builders and Remodelers study released in February 2012 indicated that the market for green homes is only going to continue to grow.
“Green homes comprised 17% of the overall residential construction market in 2011 and are expected to grow to between 29% and 38% of the market by 2016. By value, this equates to a five-fold increase, growing from $17 billion in 2011 to $87-$114 billion in 2016, based on the five-year forecast for overall residential construction.” LINK TO ARTICLE
The study also pointed to an increase in green home remodeling, something that can definitely help a listed home set itself apart from others on the market. In fact, according to NAR, greening up a listing can improve its chances of selling faster:
“Slow-selling homes could benefit from a green makeover. Take time to educate your home sellers on the benefits of making key energy-efficient upgrades to roofing, insulation, and heating and cooling systems. Smart targeted investments could revitalize the listing and attract green-conscious homebuyers.”
Green Home Upgrades-Lot of options for any budget
■Install a programmable thermostat, which can be programmed to heat or cool the house to different temperatures throughout the day to save on heating/cooling costs.
■Switch to Solar or tankless water heaters
■ENERGY STAR®-rated appliances and light fixtures which can help lower electricity bills.
■Cut heating and cooling resource usage by adding insulation in the home’s attic.
■Windows and doors can be replaced with newer, more energy-efficient models.
■Switch out showerheads for low-flow versions to reduce water usage.
■Repaint with Low-VOC Paints
■Plant a Garden or Fruit Trees
■Plant shade producing landscaping around windows
■Switch to CFL lighting
For more information on Maui Green Real Estate please contact Meghan Clair Realtor (s) EcoBroker with Coldwell Banker Island Properties Shops at Wailea.