Renewable energy systems, connected home devices, smart lighting, and all sorts of other green features are important to homebuyers.
According to the National Association of Realtors’ most recent Realtors and Sustainability report, more than half of the agents surveyed said that consumers have interest in real estate sustainability issues and practices.
Buyers aren’t just interested in new products. The want walkable neighborhoods, nearby parks and outdoor recreation spaces, and green community features such as bike lanes and paths.
The home features that Realtors said clients consider as very or somewhat important include a home’s efficient use of lighting (50 percent), a smart/connected home (40 percent), green community features such as bike lanes and green spaces (37 percent), landscaping for water conservation (32 percent), and renewable energy systems such as solar and geothermal (23 percent).