Making GREEN Improvements when staging your home to sell

Going GREEN doesn’t have to just mean being environmentally conscientiousness.  It can also mean getting a little more green in your wallet when staging your home to sell., a leading site on all things real estate related, conducted a survey and found the top nine DIY home improvements.

The top 5 GREEN home improvements that Realtors recommend to home sellers are:

  • Plant native trees and plants ($141 average cost / $399 average price increase / 284% average ROI / 65% of agents recommended)
  • Replace air filters ($76 cost / $201 price increase / 266% ROI / 63% recommended)
  • GREEN home staging ($223 cost / $445 price increase / 199% ROI / 47% recommended)
  • Weather strip and caulk doors and windows ($169 cost / $313 price increase / 185% ROI / 68% recommended)
  • Install programmable thermostats ($146 cost / $249 price increase / 170% ROI / 62% recommended)

The complete 9 GREEN home improvements are as follows:

Remember too that many of these green tips not only create a return on investment when preparing your home for sale, but also while you are living in it. Things like caulking doors & windows, installing low flow shower heads, turning off power strips and using CFL or LED lights can also save big money on your utility bills.


  1. says

    This is exactly why I chose to be an EcoStager in Central Florida. Not only am I providing my clients with solid selling advice, my clients receive information that can assist them in their new home. They are armed with information on saving water, electric & keeping toxins to a minimum ( and so much more). Thank you for sharing the benefits.

    • MelissaMelissa says


      As I was writing this, I was thinking about you. I think there should be more GREEN stagers, or at the very least we should be better versed on what to do and how to recommend it to our clients.

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