Why You Need to Prepare for an Eco-Conscious Market
With the current eco-friendly movement, we're seeing a rise in homes that are “self-sufficient,” and “off-grid.” Do you foresee your home selling in this market? The truth is that you don't have to pull a home off the power-grid to appeal to the eco-conscious market. There are some minor adjustments you can make to add attractiveness to this market and increase the energy efficiency of your home.
New Water Heater
One minor change that sellers are making to increase appeal is to toss out the old water heater and install a small wall unit that heats water instantly. These can be picked up for under $200 sometimes. Considering it's a guilt-free marketing move, it is well worth the money and may help attract people who are eco-conscious.
Solar Panel or Windmill
If you can afford the modification, a solar panel or small windmill can not only increase appeal, but also increase the value of your home
. These renewable energy sources are investments that off-set the energy costs as well as carbon footprint of your home. These days, buyers love it.
Even swapping out your lightbulbs for those with a longer life, and throwing up eco-friendly stickers and magnets on the refrigerator can have an unconscious impact on potential buyers
that are thinking green.
There are several adjustments that you can make to help save water in your home. Shower heads can be purchased that minimize the amount of water that is used during showers. Toilets can be made more eco-friendly by adding internal workings that use a minimum of water for each flush.
Remember, serious eco-conscious buyers will often be willing to handle some minor and major modifications on their own, so you may be able to throw the ideas out there without actually putting in the work. For example, “This would be a great place to become sustainable,” would be a fantastic slogan for a flyer. Be ready for the eco-conscious shift when selling your home