Common Energy Efficient Features to Mention in Your Next Listing

Did you know that you can include details about green features for your listing in REcolorado Matrix? This is one example of how REcolorado’s MLS system is customized for you!

In 2022 the National Association of REALTORS® reported that 50% of their members were involved in buying or selling a home with green features, up 18% from the previous year. As demand for eco-friendly lifestyles grow, green features will become a marketable assets for your clients. If your not sure how to start, here are three common green features to look out for in future listings:

Energy-Efficient Appliances

Ask your clients if they have energy-efficient appliances in a home. These may include ENERGY STAR-rated refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, and HVAC systems. Energy-efficient appliances consume less energy, which can lead to lower utility bills and reduced environmental impact.

Insulation and Weatherization

Take note of the insulation and weatherization features of a home. This includes the presence of adequate insulation in walls, ceilings, and floors, as well as weather-stripping around doors and windows. Proper insulation and weatherization help to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, reduce energy waste, and enhance energy efficiency.

Solar Panels

With the growing popularity of renewable energy sources, brokers may document the presence of solar panels or other renewable energy systems. Solar panels generate electricity from sunlight, reducing reliance on traditional energy sources and potentially lowering energy costs.

These energy features are often considered attractive selling points for eco-conscious buyers who prioritize energy efficiency and sustainability in their home purchases.