Green Seller Guide

Selling your Energy Efficient Home

Boast-Worthy Green Features
How many can be found in your home?

✔   Solar power or solar hot water
✔   Insulation and/or air sealing upgrades
✔   Heat pumps
✔   Wood pellet boiler or stove
✔   ENERGY STAR home appliances
✔   ENERGY STAR heating equipment
✔   LED lighting
✔   Low-flow water fixtures
✔   Nearby bus routes, bike path, amenities
✔   Green landscaping features

Your Home is Different.
Help prospective buyers see why:

The Green Addendum

Use this widely recognized template to document the energy efficient features of your home.

MLS Green Fields

Include green features in your official listing.

Marketing

Make the energy efficiency of your home a strong selling point.

Want Help? Join the Club!

Join the Upper Valley Green Seller Club and the independent energy experts at Vital Communities will reach out a few times during your sale process to check in and offer assistance in completing your Green Addendum and marketing your green home. This service is completely free!

The Green Addendum

Start Here:
Compile Your Green Addendum:
Create a Coversheet
  • Summarize the energy efficient features of your home in a simple, plain-English cover sheet. This will help the buyer and their appraiser understand what the Green Addendum is telling them.
  • Keep it short and sweet. Any format is fine, as long as the content is easy to read. Attach the coversheet to your Green Addendum and also consider including it in the material you share with prospective buyers.
  • Sample Coversheet
Download the Lender Letter Template

Send this letter, along with your completed Green Addendum, to the lender working with your buyer.

Sample Green Addenda

These examples include the completed green addendum and accompanying documentation for actual green homes, including recommendations on how to appropriately list in the MLS.  

Green Fields

Download the NEREN MLS Green Fields Cheat Sheet 

Fill out this cheat sheet to help your real estate agent include all relevant green features in your MLS listing.

Watch the NEREN MLS Green Fields Video Tutorial

We recommend your real estate agent watch this before listing your home.

Need help?

Have your agent contact Briana Garrett, Education Manager at NEREN (briana@neren.com) for specific questions related to NEREN’s Green Fields.

Marketing

Download the Green Home Marketing Guide
  • Where to list
  • What to say in your listing
  • Attachments for your listing
  • Green Staging
  • Signage
Download “Green Feature” signage templates

Contact Lists

Not sure where to start?  Need advice?  Unsure about next steps?

Vital Communities is an independent, nonprofit community resource. Sarah and Paige from our Energy Team are experts in all things Green Real Estate and ready to help. Any and all questions welcome!

energy@vitalcommunities.org
802-291-9100 x109

Any real estate agent can help you use the Green Homebuyer Guide

Share this resource with your real estate agent and ask them to contact Vital Communities (energy@vitalcommunities.org) so we can help them help you. Some real estate agents have completed the Green Real Estate Crash Course with Vital Communities and have been specially trained to assist you.


Real estate agents in the Upper Valley who have completed Vital Communities’ Green Real Estate Crash Course

Lyme / Orford / Piermont / Haverhill, NH (and surrounding communities)

Dale Bromley, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Fairlee, VT
dale.bromley@fourseasonssir.com, 802-333-3141 (office)

Stanley Davis, Davis Realty, Woodsville, NH
davisrealty1958@gmail.com, 603-747-3211 (office), 603-991-0598 (cell)

Jane Eakin, Martha E. Diebold Real Estate, Lyme, NH
jeakin@marthadiebold.com, 603-795-4816 (office), 802-522-3045 (cell)

JoAnn Riemer, Martha E. Diebold Real Estate, Lyme, NH
jriemer@marthadiebold.com, 603-795-4816 (office)

Paula Small, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, Lyme, NH
paula@cblifestylesre.com, 603-643-6406 (office), 603-491-1889 (cell)

Tami Sullivan, Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group, Orford, NH
tami.sullivan@snyderdonegan.com, 603-643-0599 (office), 603-254-6570 (cell)

Hanover / Lebanon, NH (and surrounding communities)

Susan Barron, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
susan.barron@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6070 (office), 802-431-3389 (cell)

Robert Bailey, Bayley Associates
rbailey@bayleyassociates.com, 603-542-7766 (office), 603-448-9006 (cell)

Bob Bell, Century21 Highview Realty
bobbell@century21highview.com, 603-643-6380 (office), 603-738-7656 (cell)

Gabbie Black, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles
gabbie@cblifestylesre.com, 603-643-6406 (office), 603-448-8795 (cell)

Cam Brown, Lang McLaughry Commercial, West Lebanon, NH
cam.brown@lmsre.com, 603-298-8904 (office), 603-252-8902 (cell)

Ara Cardew, Better Homes and Gardens, Masiello Group, Hanover, NH
gabbie@cblifestylesre.com, 603-653-8490 (office), 603-448-8795 (cell)

Olivia Chapman, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
olivia.chapman@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6070 (office), 802-291-2486 (cell)

Colby Clarkson, Roger Clarkson Realtors, Hanover, NH
colby@rogerclarkson.com, 603-643-6004 (office), 603-643-0093 (cell)

Susan Cole, Susan Cole Realty Group, Lebanon, NH
susan@susancolerealty.com, 603-448-4500 (office), 603-381-5522 (cell)

Denise Dame, LindeMac Real Estate, Hanover, NH
denisedame@lindemac.com, 603-643-4900 (office), 603-389-2070 (cell)

Martha Diebold, Martha E. Diebold Real Estate, Hanover, NH
mdiebold@marthadiebold.com, 603-795-4816 (office)

Alan DiStasio, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
alan.distasio@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6070 (office), 603-676-7641 (cell)

*Dick Dumez, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
dick.dumez@fourseasonssir.com, 603-276-1307 (office), 603-359-6100 (cell)

Kirsten Elin, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, Hanover, NH
kirsten@cblifestylesre.com, 603-359-1881

Amy Gamache, Keller Williams, Lebanon, NH
amyelizabeth@kw.com, 603-232-8282 (office), 603-252-9887 (mobile)

Lochrane Gary, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
lochrane.gary@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6070 (office), 407-865-1080 (cell)

Holly Hall, Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group, Tunbridge, VT
holly.hall@snyderdonegan.com, 802-431-3421 (cell)

Tyler Hall, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
tyler.hall@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6070 (office), 802-359-2687 (cell)

Xenia Heaton, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
xenia.heaton@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6070 (office), 603-448-7900 (cell)

Barbara Heyl, Linde Mac Real Estate, Hanover, NH
linde@lindemac.com, 603-643-4900 (office)

Joanne Kent, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
joanne.kent@fourseasonssir.com, 603-276-1315 (office), 802-345-8736 (cell)

Lindsay Knittle, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
lindsay.knittle@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6406 (office), 603-640-2610 (cell)

William “Star” Johnson, Big Green Real Estate, Hanover, NH
star@biggreenre.com, 603-643-3942 (office)

Eric Johnston, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
eric.johnston@fourseasonssir.com, 603-276-1346 (office), 802-779-1903 (cell)

*Lynne Labombard, LaBombard Peterson Realty Group, Lebanon, NH
lynne@labombardpeterson.com, 603-448-0600 (office), 603-359-1417 (cell)

Jenna Luce, RE/MAX Upper Valley Partners, West Lebanon, NH
jenna@uvmaxre.com,  603-298-8900 (office), 603-398-7013 (other)

Linda Mayo, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
linda.mayo@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6070 (office), 802-345-5202 (cell)

Buff McLaughry, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
buff.mclaughry@fourseasonssir.com, 603-276-1317 (office)

Leah McLaughry, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
leah.mclaughry@fourseasonssir.com, 603-676-7061 (office), 603-359-8622 (cell)

Linde McNamara, Linde Mac Real Estate, Hanover, NH
linde@lindemac.com, 603-643-4900 (office), 603-277-0067 (cell)

Susanne Pacilio, Martha E. Diebold Real Estate, Hanover, NH
(lives in Fairlee, VT and serves clients as far North as Newbury/Piermont)
spacilio@marthadiebold.com, 603-643-4200 (office), 802-356-3152 (cell)

*Kathy Peterson, LaBombard Peterson Realty Group, Lebanon, NH
kathy@labombardpeterson.com, 603-448-0600 (office), 603-381-6719 (cell)

Evan Pierce, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
evan.pierce@fourseasonssir.com, 603-643-6070 (office), 201-401-4934 (cell)

Berna Rexford, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
berna.rexford@fourseasonssir.com, 603-676-7328 (office), 802-291-0479 (cell)

Melissa Robinson, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
melissa.robinson@fourseasonssir.com, 603-296-1327 (office), 603-667-7761 (cell)

Edye Scheier, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
edye.scheier@fourseasonssir.com, 603-676-7327 (office), 802-356-0979 (cell)

Lori Shipulski, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
lori.shipulski@fourseasonssir.com, 603-676-7350 (office), 603-359-3089 (cell)

Rose Smith, Susan Cole Realty Group, Lebanon, NH
office@susancolerealty.com, 603-448-4500 (office), 603-276-0900 (cell)

Leila Tarantelli, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH
leila.tarantelli@fourseasonssir.com, 603-276-1306 (office), 401-787-4288 (cell)

Delia Wallace, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, Hanover, NH
delia@cblifestylesre.com, 603-643-6406 (office), 603-443-2144 (cell)

Enfield / Canaan, NH (and surrounding communities)

Leafie “Casey” Cantlin, Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC, Enfield, NH
casey@vanessastonere.com, 603-632-5757 x111 (office)

*Mary Chamberlin, Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC, Enfield, NH
mary@vanessastonere.com, 603-632-5757 (office), 603-381-4526 (cell)

Yarrow Farnsworth, Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC, Enfield, NH
yarrow@vanessastonere.com, 603-632-5757 (office), 603-252-1837 (cell)

Gordon Gooch, Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC, Enfield, NH
gordon@vanessastonere.com, 603-632-5757 (office)

Fred Lane, Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC, Enfield, NH
fred@vanessastonere.com, 603-632-5757 x103 (office)

Kerrie Roy, Moose Mountain Realty, Enfield, NH
kerrie.roy@moosemountainrealty.com, 603-632-9000 (office)

Vanessa Stone, Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC, Enfield, NH
vanessa@vanessastonere.com, 603-632-5757 (office)

Leila Tarantelli, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Hanover, NH (lives in Enfield)
leila.tarantelli@fourseasonssir.com, 603-276-1306 (office), 401-787-4288 (cell)

Dave Walthour, Dave Walthour Real Estate, Enfield, NH
thebrokerdave@gmail.com, 603-632-1234 (office)

Bill Warren, Staggs-Warren, Enfield, NH
bill.warren@staggs-warren.com, 603-632-5525 (office)

Don Wyman, Granite Northland, Enfield, NH
donwyman@granitenorthland.com, 603-632-5567 (office)

Doreen Wyman, Granite Northland, Canaan, NH
doreenwyman@granitenorthland.com, 603-523-7200 (office)

Grantham, NH (and surrounding communities)

Shenia Covey, CG Shepherd Realty, Grantham, NH
shenia@sheprealty.com, 603-863-3278 x221 (office), 802-296-1958 (cell)

*DeeAnn Shepherd, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, Grantham, NH
deeannre@gmail.com, 603.863.4444 (office), 603-503-2026 (cell)

Carol Shepherd, CG Shepherd Realty, Grantham, NH
carol@sheprealty.com, 603-863-3278 x101 (office), 603-568-0880 (cell)

Claremont / Newport, NH (and surrounding communities)

Ashley Bergeron, Bergeron’s Houses to Homes Real Estate, Claremont, NH
ashley@housestohomesnh.com, 603-207-4856

Deborah Booth, Century 21 Highview Realty, Claremont, NH
deb@century21highview.com, 603-542-7766 (office), 603-543-6410 (cell)

Roz Caplan, Century 21 Highview Realty, Claremont, NH
rozcaplan@century21highview.com, 603-542-7766 ext. 213 (office), 603-477-3766 (cell)

Don Chabot, Town & Country Realty, Claremont, NH
dchabot@townandcountryrealty.com, 603-542-5188 ext. 111 (office), 603-558-0408 (cell)

Peg Chabot, Town & Country Realty, Claremont, NH
pchabot@townandcountryrealty.com, 603-542-5188 ext. 110 (office), 603-558-0408 (cell)

Ann Jacques, Century 21 Highview Realty, Claremont, NH
01annjacques@gmail.com, 603-542-7766 (office), 603-543-7720 (cell)

Bill Kennedy, Century 21 Highview Realty, Claremont, NH
billkennedy@century21highview.com, 603-542-7766 (office), 603-630-7412 (cell)

Keene, NH (and surrounding communities)

Cassie Eaton, Better Homes and Gardens Masiello Group, Keene, NH
cassieeaton@masiello.com, 603-352-5433 (office), 603-903-8887 (cell)

Elaine Hall, Better Homes and Gardens Masiello Group, Keene, NH
elainehall@masiello.com, 603-352-5433 (office), 603-313-7093 (cell)

Lake Sunapee / Kearsarge, NH (and surrounding communities)

Susan Bedard, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, Newbury, NH
sbedard@cblifestylesre.com, 603-331-1853

Anthony Dolan, Dolan Real Estate, Sunapee, NH
anthony@dolanre.com, 603-753-6033 (office), 603-359-9881 (cell)

Jessica Dolan, Dolan Real Estate, Sunapee, NH
jessica@dolanre.com, 603-753-6033 (office), 603-359-9177 (cell)

Ty Morris, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, Sunapee, NH
ty@cblifestylesre.com, 603-526-4020 (office), 603-237-2060 (cell)

Debra Walker, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, New London, NH
dwalker@thecblife.com, 603-526-4020 (office), 603-748-9147 (cell)

Mt. Ascutney / Springfield, VT (and surrounding communities)

June French, Town & Country Realty Associates, Weathersfield, VT
june.a.french@gmail.com, 802-674-6311 (office), 802-738-4732 (cell)

Amy Messina, Town & Country Realty Associates, Weathersfield, VT
amy@townandcountryrealty.com, 603-683-4643

Hartford / Norwich, VT (and surrounding communities)

Cheryl Brush, Moseley Associates, White River Junction, VT
cheryl@moseleyassociates.net, 802-295-9300 (office), 603-381-0998 (cell)

Kasia Butterfield, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, Quechee, VT
kasia@cblifestylesre.com, 802-369-0188 (office), 802-369-0188 (cell)

John Clerkin, The Clerkin Agency, PC, White River Junction, VT
john@clerkinagency.com, 802-295-1355 (office), 802-291-4085 (cell)

Dot Griswold, The Clerkin Agency, PC, White River Junction, VT
dot@clerkinagency.com, 802-295-1355 (office), 802-356-7811 (cell)

Cheryl Herrmann, RE/MAX Group One Realtors, Norwich, VT
cheryl.l.herrmann@gmail.com, 802-649-1333 (office), 603-205-5520 (cell)

Risa Mornis, Brick and Barn Real Estate Group, Quechee, VT
risa@brickandbarngroup.com, 802-295-7525 (office), 802-359-3680 (cell)

Jim Shibles, Brick and Barn Real Estate Group, Quechee, VT
alaview@sover.net, 802-295-7525 (office), 802-252-7180 (cell)

Wendie Wright, Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, White River Junction, VT
wendie@cblifestylesre.com, 802-643-9510 (office), 802-281-0678 (cell)

Woodstock / Hartland, VT (and surrounding communities)

John Bassette, Bassette Real Estate Group, Hartland, VT
john@johnbassette.com, 802-457-2244 (office), 802-280-5977 (cell)

Laird Bradley, Williamson Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, Woodstock, VT
laird.bradley@sothebysrealty.com, 802-356-3524

Bobbi Dagger, The Atlantic Real Estate Network, Woodstock, VT
bobbi.dagger@gmail.com, 802-356-0600 (office), 802-291-3543 (cell)

Danny Kogut, Williamson Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, Brownsville, VT
daniel.kogut@sothebysrealty.com, 802-457-2000 (office), 802-952-8588 (cell)

Mary Mayhew, Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group, Woodstock, VT
mary.mayhew@snyderdonegan.com, 802-457-2600 (office), 802-356-3776 (cell)

Scott Monahan, Dark Horse Realty, Brownsville, VT
scott@darkhorserealty.com, 802-526-9394

Dan Noble, Snyder Donegan Real Estate Group, Woodstock, VT
dan.noble@snyderdonegan.com, 802-457-2600 (office), 802-356-6044 (cell)

Daphne Lowe, Williamson Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, Woodstock, VT
daphne.lowe@williamson-group.com, 802-457-2000 x113 (office), 802-779-1605 (cell)

Matthew Spittle, Vermont Horse Country Real Estate, South Woodstock, VT
mls@vthorseco.com, 802-457-4574 (office), 802-356-0957 (cell)

Dana Waters, Dark Horse Realty, Brownsville, VT
dana@darkhorserealty.com, 802-484-7388 (office)

Paula Waters, Dark Horse Realty, Brownsville, VT
dana@darkhorserealty.com, 802-484-7388 (office)

Carol Wood, Williamson Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, Woodstock, VT
carol.wood@williamson-group.com, 802-457-2000 (office), 802-922-2014 (cell)

Thetford / Fairlee / Bradford / Newbury, VT (and surrounding communities)

Dale Bromley, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Fairlee, VT
dale.bromley@fourseasonssir.com, 802-333-3141 (office)

Marin Haney, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Fairlee, VT
marin.haney@fourseasonssir.com, 802-333-4701 (office), 540-272-2687 (cell)

Debra Kingsbury, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Fairlee, VT
debra.kingsbury@fourseasonssir.com, 802-333-3141 (office)

Sue Ricker, Ann Swanson Real Estate, Thetford, VT
suerickerre@gmail.com, 802-785-4475 (office), 802-291-1153 (cell)

Randolph, VT (and surrounding communities)

Karen Hamblin, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, Randolph, VT
karen.hamblin@fourseasonssir.com, 802-565-8136 (office), 508-737-4341 (cell)

Victoria Traudt, Country Road Realty, Strafford, VT
victoriavermontre@yahoo.com, 802-560-4277

Rose Wright, Vermont Heritage Real Estate, Randolph, VT
rose@vtheritagerealestate.com, 802-793-6207

*Also completed the National Association of Realtors’ Green Designation Course


Some Realtors® are National Association of Realtors (NAR) Green Designees and have completed a two-day, national training program on energy efficiency and sustainable homes. Like the real estate agents listed above, they are specially suited to help you buy or sell properties with green features, or simply to help clients interested in a more sustainable home buying process.

Click here to search the national directory of Green Designee Realtors®

Energy Savvy Home Inspectors in the Upper Valley

The following Upper Valley Home Inspectors are active members of the Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network and meet regularly to discuss energy efficiency.

S & K Home Inspectors, Scott Wade, Charlestown, NH
akservices@comcast.net, 603.558.5140

Twin State Inspections, Dale Shriver, Etna, NH
dale@twinstateinspections.com, 603.643.4677

River Valley Home Inspection, Dave DeSimone, Orford, NH
ddrvhi@gmail.com, 603.667.5616

Green Appraisers

The Appraisal Institute offers Green Appraiser accreditation to home appraisers who are trained to assess the value of high performing and energy efficient homes.

Click here to view a current list of Green Appraisers, from the national Appraisal Institute registry

To request a Green Appraiser

  1. Download and fill out this Lender Letter Template
  2. Attach your completed Green Addendum
  3. Send the letter and attachment(s) to the Buyer’s Lender as soon as possible after the offer letter is accepted. It may take time for the Lender to track down a qualified appraiser, if one can be secured.

Hire a certified, third-party home performance professional to evaluate your home BEFORE you list

If your home was BUILT green, and you have no certification already. Request a HERS rating (Home Energy Rating System). Contact GDS Associates (NH) or Efficiency Vermont (call 888-921-5990).

If your home was RETROFITTED to be green. Request a Home Energy Score. Contact ABC Energy Savings (if in NH) or Efficiency Vermont (call 888-921-5990).

Contact Vital Communities to request a print copy of the Green Seller Guide
Energy@VitalCommunities.org or 802.291.9100 x114

Resources for Brokers Representing Green Sellers

MLS Green Fields in NEREN
One Page Seller Pitch

Print and share with clients to start the Green Real Estate conversation, especially if you get the sense their home may have green features.

Staff

Ana Mejia

Climate Projects Coordinator

Transportation, Energy

 802-291-9100 x114

Transportation, Energy

— Ana Mejia, Climate Projects Coordinator

Ana Mejia is the Climate Projects Coordinator at Vital Communities. She is a Southern California native and first arrived to the Upper Valley in 2018. Ana received her Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and her Master’s in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, where she wrote her thesis on solar home affordability and energy efficiency programs for low income families. When she is not actively working towards creating sustainable communities, Ana enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing, birding, and trying out new dessert recipes with her KitchenAid mixer.



Sarah Brock

Energy Program Manager

Energy

 802-291-9100 x109

Energy

— Sarah Brock, Energy Program Manager

Sarah Brock joined Vital Communities in 2013 as our Energy Program Manager. Through her work Sarah provides support for our region’s 40+ local energy committees, engaging with dozens of volunteers and clean energy businesses in programs like Solarize Upper Valley, Weatherize Upper Valley, and the Upper Valley Green Real Estate Network. Prior to joining the Vital Communities team, Sarah was an Environmental Philanthropy Associate with the High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. Sarah now lives in Warner, New Hampshire, with her husband Zach and her chickens. When she's not busy advocating for energy efficiency, Sarah enjoys playing the trombone and taking walks in her backwoods to look for signs of New Hampshire's abundant wildlife.