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November 15, 2008

Going green is apaint can istock image compelling feature for selling homes.  Recent NWMLS statistics put together by GreenWorks Realty prove the theory many have been operating on and that is the presupposition that going  “green” sells a home faster and for more money.

The NWMLS created a search criteria for buyers to be able to search for Green certified homes.   This has created the ability for buyers to find homes that have “green” certifications or green features  more easily.  And it’s given statistical data for those who care.

Here are the most current Green stats based on data from the NWMLS:

In King County:

The median sold price for a green certified home was approximately 4% more than a non-certified home.

The “days on market” for a green certified home was approximately 18% less.

And the sold price per foot was higher for a green certified home by about 37%.

Recognize that the statistical information is based solely on new construction.    But resale sellers beware Built Green has just released a remodel certification. Resale sellers will be able to distinguish their homes now with a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 star certification.  Download the new Built Green remodeler checklist here.

To learn more about GREEN FEATURES THAT SELL

come to the Listing Boot Camp class November 20th at  Ecohaus in Bellevue!

When:   November 20thgreen color swatch

Time:     6:30-7:30

Where:  Ecohaus in Bellevue – 13131 NE 20th Street, Bellevue

Find your shade of green!

Learn about and actually see eco-friendly quality finishing material like Paperstone a great alternative to granite counter-tops.  Explore healthy home alternatives to carpeting, learn about FSC wood for flooring and cabinetry and get an introduction to great no VOC paints plus much, much more.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2008 7:22 pm

    Thank you for the stats – very impressive and not too surprising. Most of my clients would prefer a green home over a less green home.

  2. November 16, 2008 4:08 am

    Thanks Joe,
    The stats for Seattle are even more compelling. The median sold price for a green certified home is 6.7% and the median days on the market “in this market” are at 32% fewer days for a green certified home vs. a non-certified home. I don’t think the “green” trend can be ignored anymore.

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