Some homeowners may be confused about what green-friendly really means and maybe hesitant to make changes to a property if they don’t understand how it might add value.
A lot of green-friendly features are added to properties because they help reduce environmental impact, however, they are also desirable because they can help homeowners save significantly on their energy and water usage. This may be particularly important for larger properties that cost a lot to maintain.
Many buyers are willing to pay more for properties that have features such as solar panels or insulation, particularly if it means they will make savings over time.
Features that buyers may be looking for:
- Solar panels
- Energy efficient heating/cooling systems
- Water tanks
- Low energy appliances
- Energy efficient windows
- Low-flow toilets
- Established vegetable gardens
- Access to public transport
The above are just some features that buyers may be looking for on their property hunt.
If you’re thinking of making improvements to your property then consider how the changes might help reduce its water and/or energy reliance.