Green Home Features More In Demand

Homes with green features are becoming more in demand, says the ‘2022 REALTORS and Sustainability Report’ from the National Association of Realtors. Half of realtors have helped clients buy or sell a home with green features, which is up from 32 per cent the previous year. As a result, roughly two out of three agents and brokers see value in promoting energy efficiency in listings. "Sustainability continues to play a growing role in consumers' purchasing decisions and this is becoming even more prevalent in the real estate market," says Leslie Rouda Smith, NAR president. "With the residential property market in particular, home buyers have expressed increased interest in eco-friendly factors like solar panels and energy efficiency." Seventy-seven per cent of realtors have properties with solar panels available in their market and 36 per cent say solar panels increase the perceived property value.