Buyers Want Energy-Efficient Features And Comfortable Living Spaces

April 14, 2017

The National Association of Realtors surveyed its real estate agents to find what environmentally sustainable features buyers are looking for in new homes, and what sustainable practices can be improved.

Of the respondents, 71 percent said that promoting energy efficiency features in their listings was very or somewhat important, and 80 percent said that solar panels were available for homeowners in their markets. Agents said that wind farms and tiny homes have little demand.

Agents said buyers considered the following as very important: comfortable living spaces (71 percent), proximity to frequently visited places (40 percent), windows, doors, and siding features (39 percent), and a home’s utility bills (28 percent).

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