Searching For A Dream Home That Is Also A Green Home?

Designated GREEN Realtor                   Green for Buyers 

As a buyer interested in learning about a home’s green bona fides, there are several simple questions you can ask – and things you can look for inside and around the house – that will help you quickly determine how environmentally friendly it is… and how much effort it may require to bring it up to your environmental commitment.  

Here are a few:

  • As your GREEN Realtor, I will ask specifically about any and all investments the Seller has made in their home to save energy or promote conservation.  And, ask them to list all items, large and small.
  • Utility bills can provide valuable information, and I will request the information on their bills.
  • When touring the home, examine any appliances that may stay in the home if you decide to make an offer; do they carry the Energy Star label?
  • And, linger by windows and doors; do you feel a draft?  If so, that’s energy literally going out the window.  
  • What are the home’s flooring, cabinetry and counter top materials made from?  Are they Eco-friendly?
  • Are the toilets, faucets and shower heads low-flow?
  • Ask when the heating and cooling system (HVAC) was last checked and cleaned.
  • Check to make sure the pipes are well-insulated, and then check the water heater: Is it an energy-friendly tankless variety?


Are you ready to find your “Green” home?  Here are a few homes that might be just what you are looking for and may have Green features or have some of the newest features added: 




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Comment balloon 15 commentsLisa Von Domek • May 18 2016 04:41PM


Lisa thank you for the list of things to look for.  I would not have though of some of the things you suggested.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 4 years ago

Nice post Lisa. I really believe green homes are not only catching on...the younger generations demand it.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 4 years ago

It is very important for us to consider our environment Lisa. Great blog.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago


Making our green is a smart thing to do.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

Wonderful George Souto thank you for letting me know!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

Green is catching steam Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

I agree Noah Seidenberg climate change may be a bit much, but we should do all we can.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

You know that I agree with you Lou Ludwig 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

Lisa Von Domek 

Nice post. Many buyers are looking green these days. Keep up the good work. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 4 years ago

Hi, Lisa. Green is the way to go. I'm seeing more and more buyers looking for energy savings wherever they can find them. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

We built our home with many energy saving features and it has paid off with low utitlity bills. It was worth the investiment.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 4 years ago

Hi Lisa

You've shared some good suggestions here for searching for a green home! I'm glad to see builders are paying more attention to energy saving features in general!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Good morning Lisa. Very good list you have put together, hopefully those who read these recommendation, put them into practice.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

Thanks for the tips, Lisa.  The green homes are becoming more and more popular as time goes on.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

This is good reading for prospective home buyers.

Have a great Friday and an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

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