WASHINGTON — Speakers at the Land Use, Property Rights and Environment Forum on May 13 told realtors attending the National Association of Realtors Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, that home buyers and commercial investors alike are increasingly demanding green building practices, and many experts agree the environmentally friendly building approach is here to stay, according to Earthtimes.org.

“Realtors build communities, and they can play a significant role in making sure those communities incorporate environmentally friendly building practices,” said NAR President Dick Gaylord, a broker with RE/MAX Real Estate Specialists in Long Beach, CA.

A recent NAR survey of realtors who practice residential real estate showed there is high demand among potential home buyers for green features. Nearly nine out of 10 realtors said their clients are most interested in the energy efficient features of green homes and their potential cost savings. Nearly half of those surveyed said they frequently discuss green building practices with their clients and nearly 90% agreed there will be even more interest in green building a year from now.

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