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Selling Tip: Think Green

Front PorchAre you interested in selling your piece of Northwest Florida real estate? Well, put current market conditions aside and start to think about the things that will help your home sell.

No, we are not just talking about the granite countertops and stainless steel appliances fads, but something a little more permanent – efficiency. When it comes to real estate, “going green” is not a temporary trend, but an investment in the future.

According to the NAHB, 90 percent of home buyers take energy efficiency into account when shopping for a home. Combine this with the fact that most single-family homes in Destin¬†were built before energy-saving regulations were enacted and you have two compelling reasons to “green up” your home.

Potential buyers stand to benefit from lower utility costs and health improvements among a variety of other things that could be the difference between a house that sits and a house that sells.

Do you need another reason to go green? Consider the tax incentives offered by the federal, state and local governments. Programs vary, but the gist of the matter is that there are rebates in place to owners of certified green homes.

For more tips on how to sell your home, contact Kerry at 850.259.2341.

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