Why Green makes Me see RED!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Greenville Central

Ok so we live in a PC world. I"ll tell you right now this is not a PC post unless you're referring to my computer.  This Green House thing is making me nuts. Oh yeah we have agents certified in "Green" homes but most people I've dealt with couldn't care less about a house being "green". Energy efficient windows and insulation sure..but totally GREEN!! In my humble opinion, the only one making money off Green Realty is John Edwards and the Global Warming crew. And I"m not even going there. It seems the only ones really into this are the folks on the west coast and an occasional sprinkle around the country. Perhaps I'm wrong..wouldn't be the first time.

I mean really. Here in Greenville, some areas do the recycling bin thingy. We dont' even have that in Travelers Rest although we do have collection bins at strategic locations. Not to mention it's more costly to recycle than produce, (dont' yell at me..this comes from Wikepedia!!). But I digress...

We did have one home that was Green a nearby neighborhood. Tres cool house..all recycled this and that and it was really interesting...in the way someone might go to a museum interesting. To live in...not so much. And in totally the wrong area..so nope..sold waaaay below. It just wasnt' an important selling feature to the buyers in this area nor to the vast plethora of masses coming from all over the world to live in the Upstate! So I don't get it.

Most buyers are looking for a place to lay their head and keep their families safe. A nice place that is safe, with good schools and infrastructure for their needs. So the endless chatter is making me see RED when it comes to GREEN. Is it a regional difference?  It's not educational..we have the same information as you...we just don't see it as important as the good house with character that fits our price range down the road. Is that so wrong???

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Holly, great post! Very bold! I agree! I think there is Green to be made that doesn't really benefit much of anything.  Yes, to energy efficiency and cost savings, but it certainly can tend to go overboard. Thanks!

March 11, 2010 09:50 PM
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Mike Garabedian

As a builder, we see so many folks say they want green until we show them the economics of it.  They they usually go for the basics which make sense.  Most of the builders in our market who went all in on totally green homes are bankrupt.  Buyers just won't pay the premium.  There are lots of things we can do to help home buyers be more efficient with their new homes but putting in recycled glass tile or deleting half the windows in a home and lower ceilings is NOT what the market wants.

Great post!

March 14, 2010 09:52 AM
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As a builder, we see so many folks say they want green until we show them the economics of it.  They they usually go for the basics which make sense.  Most of the builders in our market who went all in on totally green homes are bankrupt.  Buyers just won't pay the premium.  There are lots of things we can do to help home buyers be more efficient with their new homes but putting in recycled glass tile or deleting half the windows in a home and lower ceilings is NOT what the market wants.

Great post!

March 14, 2010 09:53 AM
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BAM! VIRAL IN THE AR WORLD! I think that a lot of the hype is purely for profit, but with that being said...I feel like we can each do our part.  The country has become a throw away society since the mid-1900's and we have really never looked back!

March 27, 2010 12:03 PM
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Great post. The info you've shared will be quite helpful for people who are aiming to help the environment. Going green is truly the best policy!;)

 

Kevin White

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http://www.lowryhomesdenverco.com/
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