REALTORS® and Sustainability
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%).