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Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Availability and affordability are more of a concern in Silicon Valley, California.   In my area, a box under the freeway is half a million dollars. 

Sep 14, 2019 04:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, but most have no idea what Green really is.

Sep 14, 2019 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,079,967
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

the use of sustainable materials on major elements of the home are important.... i.e., composite deck that will last over 50 years....If I were to build again, I'd put a steel roof on ....that will last over 100 years.... clients are also looking for those features....

Sep 14, 2019 02:21 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

To some, it's very important; to others, not at all.

It really just depends upon the clients...and often, where they're from!

Sep 14, 2019 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
755,122
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not for most. Occasionally someone has some concerns about sustainability or environmentally friendly homes and products used on the home. But more are interested in low or no maintenance.

Sep 14, 2019 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,256,357
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not one bit.  "Green" pretty much faded away into nothingness, like the green on our hills fades to brown.  It was a "hip" buzzword for about a year in '08 but didn't last a year.

Sep 14, 2019 04:06 PM
Rainmaker
423,969
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Sure most of agents and clients I know care about the environment and have some attention on being "green" with their choices - the degree of  commitment to "green" varies significantly from client to client, person to person.

Sep 15, 2019 08:47 AM
Rainmaker
842,625
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

To an educated consumer yes, better indoor air quality, longer lasting materials, energy effficient homes all saves money and provides a healthier lifestyle.

Sep 15, 2019 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Not and Not. I've never even had a client hint that either were important to them Joann Schermerhorn 

Sep 14, 2019 06:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is not at the top of the list.

Sep 14, 2019 06:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, to us especially, and we are noticing it in new builds also. A

Sep 14, 2019 04:18 PM
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Diana Ludwiczak
Doctor Sniffs Bed Bug Dogs - Manhattan, NY
K9 bed bug scent detection and inspections in NYC.

Yes. And I think it will be more and more with certain demographics in the future.

Sep 14, 2019 03:44 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is.

Sep 14, 2019 03:06 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not especially and I've never yet heard a client bring up this subject.

Sep 14, 2019 02:25 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No it is not 

Sep 16, 2019 10:31 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's interesting to see the answers/responses. Varied for sure and that is the response I might expect from the public as well. The importance of how a "question" is asked may determine how it is answered. 

Sep 16, 2019 03:48 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Maintenance free, product reliability and longevity matter to most people.  We have a metal roof and lifetime guarantee on the siding we recently installed. 

Sep 15, 2019 10:32 AM
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Joann Schermerhorn
Live Simple Eco - Overland Park, KS
Live Simple Eco Blog- Eco-Friendly Living

Thanks for answering everyone! 

 

It's so interesting because when my husband and I were buying, it was on top of our priorities. But it was a buyers market and we could be specific.

Now that it is a seller's market, I think we would look for availability and affordability and do sustainable conversions ourselves. 

Sep 15, 2019 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,552,276
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Not one bit. Seems it is only important to agents for another designation. Never had a buyer ask anything 'green'.

Sep 15, 2019 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have never had that requirement expressed by clients. Not at all important to us. It is all about price, and durability

Sep 15, 2019 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
566,850
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

It's been years since but the last listing we had with green features seemed to be a hit. I don't see that on any of the lists of what today's buyers are seeking.

Sep 15, 2019 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Extremely important to me.

Sep 15, 2019 06:21 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Not an issue here

Sep 15, 2019 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not an issue I have dealt with!

Sep 15, 2019 05:43 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Juat as those, availablity and cost make a difference too. 

Sep 15, 2019 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No

Sep 15, 2019 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Never had a client that was looking for one.

Sep 15, 2019 01:46 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Joann Schermerhorn it depends on the client, but some prefer a green home.

Sep 14, 2019 08:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

For sure, green homes are always good.

Sep 15, 2019 08:20 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Have had clients want a green roof until they realized the cost and it was prohibitive!

Sep 15, 2019 07:52 PM
Rainmaker
937,650
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Some yes, some no....it's not an option in many prices ranges here.

Sep 15, 2019 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Are these factors reflected in appraisal reports?

If the bank doesn't care in the way they value these features then the client won't make it important to them. The buyer may have a preference, but GREEN is never the objective.

It is up to the seller/agent to communicate the VALUE of these features in terms meaningful to the buyer. Sustainability is not one of those terms.

Sep 15, 2019 10:05 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

It has not been a top priority for my buyers. 

Sep 15, 2019 09:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Solar, electric charger, Nest most technology is locally developed.

Sep 15, 2019 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Green is more of a word than an action for the many....

Sep 15, 2019 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I try to be as green as possible, and many of my clients believe it is important.

Oct 03, 2019 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
704,560
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Over-all, sustainability and green features are important. They have not been big sought after features so far with the buyers I have encountered.

Sep 20, 2019 01:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I had some buyers that it is very important to.

 

Sep 17, 2019 09:33 AM