Merv Edinger & Associates (Remax Nova)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Those are all nice things, however I have not yet found a buyer who requested any of these.

Feb 24, 2020 11:08 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We've had heat pumps forever up here; always popular.  ICF construction is also popular.  Of course windows and doors are a popular cost saving necessity as in energy costs.  The rest, not so much.  Geo thermal is a bust as it doesn't provide enough heat and the auxiliary heat is too costly. 

Feb 24, 2020 10:24 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I remember how important they were (green features) when first introduced and some people got certified for this. Today, not so much. Why? Affordability drives the bus. People want a stake first then improvements

Feb 24, 2020 10:18 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope, don't seem to mean much at all to buyers. Can't remember anyone even asking if something as eco or green.

Feb 24, 2020 11:44 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends if one is chatting with a value buyer or prestige buyer.

The value buyer wants to 'see' spending more saves them MORE. The agent has many options regarding keeping the narrative on the correct subject of VALUE

1. Location (i.e. walkablehome)

2. Hot water.

3. Windows

4. Solar power of sufficient capacity to stop dancing with DUKE.

Feb 24, 2020 10:07 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

efficient window and doors plus e-rated appliances are 'expected' to be included with new construction....

Feb 24, 2020 09:49 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Not in our/my market place Merv Edinger & Associates .

Feb 24, 2020 12:10 PM
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Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

WOW! In our marketplace, many of these are very important. Our MLS® system even has search criteria for the Energy Efficient rating. 

Feb 24, 2020 11:57 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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We prefer Little Pink Houses (for you and me, oooh yeah!)

Image result for john mellencamp little pink houses

Oh and solar works well to sell in SoCal!

Feb 24, 2020 04:40 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I do market those features but, I've never once had a buyer who specified that they wanted Green features. I think it's a shame but, that is how our market is.

Feb 24, 2020 03:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not so much in Northern CA - San Jose, Silicon Valley.  Solar is becoming more popular.

Feb 25, 2020 09:07 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Heat pumps and natural gas are commonly used in our area.

Feb 25, 2020 09:06 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope.  Not a thing in my part of southern cali.  Solar panels can actually kill a deal here.

Feb 25, 2020 07:58 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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The most popular request when buyers are searching for homes is newer windows and doors. 

Feb 25, 2020 05:02 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Green is the waive of the future.  I prefer the smarthome features but solar is the top selling tool.

Feb 24, 2020 07:56 PM