The cost of going green is NOT returned when selling a property at this time. Yes, people like the idea of going green, but at this point there are not enough of them willing to pay for it. I think it does make it a bit easier and faster to sell a home, but so would a reduction in the price. I love the idea of using renewable resources and energy efficient construction, but I think the cost/return ratio needs get a bit closer to really make an impact.
Donald A Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
2008 Realtor of the Year
Director - Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Douglas Elliman Real Estate