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Cover of the REALTORS® & Sustainability report

In March 2020, NAR surveyed its members pertaining to sustainability issues facing the industry. The findings are as follows:

  • 61% of respondents found that residential consumers were very or somewhat interested in sustainability.
  • 70% of residential agents and brokers and 74% of commercial agents and brokers reported that promoting energy efficiency in listings is either somewhat or very valuable.
  • A large majority of respondents (85%) said that solar panels were available in their markets, and 40% said that solar panels increased the perceived property value.
  • The building features that REALTORS® believed were most important to clients included utility and operations costs (39%), indoor air quality (27%), efficient use of lighting (19 percent), and windows, doors, and furnishings (18%).


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