Today’s homebuyers are seeking green features in the homes they consider. That’s why it’s smart to create an eco-friendly atmosphere for the buyer, and that doesn’t always mean costly fixes.
It begins when showing or marketing your home:
- Instead of using bottled water, offer a chilled pitcher of filtered tap water at the ready.
- Add some organic fruits or vegetables and eliminate excess packaging.
- Use washable glassware and small ceramic plates instead of plastic, paper or Styrofoam.
- Consider recycled paper and ink for all your marketing materials (include the recycled logo).
- Advertising online.
And it can continue with eco-friendly upgrades to the home:
- Replace all the light bulbs in your home with CFLs or LEDs.
- Seal, upgrade and insulate (it can reduce your annual heating bill by $100 according to Department of Energy figures).
- Consider upgrading to energy-efficient appliances.
- Tankless water heaters are known for energy efficiency and water conservation.
- Update your yard with hearty, drought-tolerant greenery that can save many gallons of water each month.
Employing any of these tips will paint a desirable picture for prospective, eco-conscious buyers.