Treehugger on how to green your home buying.
I came upon this postover at Treehugger.com today and it is absolutely worth a read by anyone shopping for a home and by agents who are working with clients in today’s developing green marketplace. Believe it or not, but it is happening and people are buying green, looking for green and need educated individuals to guide them through the greenwashed world. This post at Treehugger can be your and their first steps to this green education, if you need it.
#1 of the top ten tips in the post:
“Get good help
Not long ago, if you’d have told your Realtor that you were looking for a green house, they’d have handed you a gallon or two of emerald-hued paint. Nowadays, with increased eco-awareness and energy prices going through the roof, it’s not just us TreeHuggers that are worried about things like indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
When screening potential Realtors, ask them how much they know about home energy performance and other environmental issues that matter to you. Alternately, services like EcoBroker, Modern Green Living, and other green residential tipscan help you seek out a green real estate pro. Learn more about what to look for in a green Realtor in our post on Verdant Vocations: A Real Estate Agent?”
A house putting active solar to use. Photo credit: Getty Images