Sustainable Homes – why every homebuyer is following this green trend?

The concept of green housing gains relevance in the contemporary context due to increased pollution in cities and growing awareness of eco-friendly homes, particularly among millennials. At a time when the entire country is dealing with rising pollution levels, the belief that such houses dramatically lower pollution levels. It is promising a better and healthier living in the future, is gaining traction among purchasers.

Green construction in India has grown dramatically in recent years. The country now ranks fourth in the world for green building. This has been made feasible by millennials looking for ways to live and work in tech-savvy, low-carbon buildings.

Green homes – the future realty

Millennials don’t only want houses; they want green houses built with sustainable materials and a higher emphasis on environmental cleanliness. The belief that green houses dramatically lower pollution levels, assuring a better and healthier living in the future, is gaining appeal among homebuyers. They are cheerfully taking all means to reduce their carbon footprint. The first place they start is at home. And they don’t mind paying extra for the house if it means lower utility expenses in the long run.

Benefits of green homes

Covid-19 has raised awareness regarding the influence a person’s living and working environment may have on their health and the health of their family. We spend 90 percent of our time inside our houses. Green buildings also prioritise the health and wellness of its people, which will eventually help cities become more sustainable and reduce environmental stress, says Atul Goel Ganga, the MD of Goel Ganga Group.

A long term investment
Purchasing a green house is a long-term investment in their families and future generations. This concept encourages young people to invest their money in such green homes.

Green houses, appear to be gaining traction as millennials shift toward more sustainable housing. Goel Ganga Group projects tend to attract millennials since Gen Y investors seek homes that are not only sustainable but also eco-friendly, provide higher returns on investments, minimise recurrent costs, and assure a healthier and better quality of life, states Atul Goel Ganga Pune.

Higher ROI
Real estate investments are undertaken with the goal of maximising profits, but the traditional housing market has remained stagnant for quite some time. Taking lessons from the traditional housing downturn, new age investors are aiming to invest in green homes. When it comes to green homes, the returns on investment are substantial. They are not only sustainable but also long-lasting.

Energy Efficient
The rising cost of power is a major source of concern. As a result, opting green when it comes to house selection might be a wise decision. The developers that are involved in the construction of green houses tend to use renewable energy resources. The design also helps to reduce power expenses to a large amount.

Green houses are also successful in lowering carbon emissions because they use renewable energy resources. In layman’s terms, these dwellings may effectively decrease utility expenditures while simultaneously saving energy resources and lowering carbon emissions.

According to Atul Goel Pune, all the projects of Goel Ganga Group has energy saving projects such as, rain water harvesting, including materials, natural ventilation, and daylighting.

Leveraging technology
Green houses appeal to millennials, who are very interested in technology. The technology utilised in the construction of green homes aids in resource conservation since Gen Y can rely on AI and robots. It helps to remotely manage the use of electrical equipment, saving both time and money.

With the rising impact of industrialisation on the environment, the notion of green housing is progressively making its way into Indian markets. In terms of real estate, India appears to be choosing for sustainable or green structures, but not mandatorily.

Conclusion

Buildings or residences may adopt minor improvements to embrace green design concepts. Occupants can utilise healthier and more eco-friendly materials, such as low VOC paints, install solar panels to boost energy efficiency, and focus on resource conservation by optimising their energy and water consumption. Using energy-saving lighting and equipment can also make a significant impact.

A Presentation Lesson From Dr. Wayne Dyer

As a presenter, have you ever walked into a packed room with lots of energy and couldn’t wait for your chance to take the stage? It is exciting! On the flip side, have you ever walked into a room with only 25% of the seats filled and no energy? How do you feel? Does it affect your presentation? It used to hurt mine terribly.

First, do you know who Dr. Wayne Dyer is? If not, he is a very spiritually based motivational author and speaker. Some of his favorite quotes are: “You’ll see it when you believe it” and “Stay focused on what you are for rather than what you are against.” When I was first introduced to the world of motivation, I loved listening to Zig, Tony, Brian, and Dr. Dyer.

I was at a church last week watching his new film: Ambition to Meaning. The quote at the top of this article comes from that movie. It took me a while to understand what he meant by that. As we grow in life (or as a presenter) we must realize that some of the things we believed and lived by are not true anymore. We must let go. As Craig Valentine would say, “What got you here, won’t get you there.

As I was watching the film, he reminded me of a lesson I learned from him at one of his live presentations. A lesson I still need to be reminded of on occasion.

Dr. Dyer came to Worcester, MA early in my career. I had read his book, Real Magic, and could not wait to see him live. As a new speaker, as I entered the room I was getting excited. This is what I want to do for a living; here is a celebrity in the business. Cool. The seats were set for a thousand people. One of the local insurance companies had brought him in to speak to their company and decided to open it up to the public to help cover the cost of bringing him in.

Seven minutes before show time, I looked around and saw that only about twenty-five percent of the seats were filled. Oh my! What a difficult setting. How uncomfortable for the speaker. I was embarrassed for him, that there were so few people there. It was weird, I felt bad for him and I had nothing to do with the promotion of the event.

As Dr. Dyer took the stage, he had a certain calmness about him. He carefully looked around and noticed the turn out. Someone must have said something to him, or apologized to him for the low turn out. The first thing he said to the audience was “It is OK”. He said, “The people who are supposed to be here are. That’s all we need.” Wow. It took me a while to absorb what he said.

At that point in my career I would have freaked out. I would have been upset with someone. Bottom line, to him, it did not matter. He was OK with it. He did not let it affect him. In fact, he was excited to help whoever was there, even though the “setting” was not perfect. We all need to remember that, yes, we want to have a full room with lots of energy. But, sometimes it won’t be. Once we optimize the setting for our presentation, our goal as a speaker is to help the people in front of us the best we can, no matter what the setting, or how many people are there. As much fun as a full room can be, we are there to change the lives and inspire the ones that are present. Don’t let your own ego get in the way of your connection with your audience like I used to.

Dr. Dyer, thanks for helping me to “grow up” as a speaker. Thanks for helping me to see that confidence on stage is good, ego is not. How will you look at the next presentation when there is a low turn out?

The Sales Negotiation Process

Your negotiation skill is vital for the negotiation process

Regardless of what you are selling or who your customer is, your negotiation skill is what allows both you and your customer to succeed in the end.  A strategy is only as effective as the techniques used.  You should view your negotiation skill as the tools for implementing your sales strategy.  The following are some helpful tips on how to succeed at sales negotiations:

Be prepared. Effective sales negotiations begin before you come to the bargaining table.  This means doing your research and planning ahead of time.  You need to consider your customer’s situation and ask yourself what they really need from the deal as well as list what you are willing to compromise and what you cannot. Being prepared also allows you to remain relaxed throughout the negotiation. 

Set Standards. In order to reach a mutual agreement, there are rules that have to be followed.  Setting some guidelines before the negotiation will ensure that each party works under the same standards. For example, you can approach your customer with your competitor’s price and use what they have paid in the past as a standard. 

Work together.  A good negotiation allows all involved to leave the sale feeling good about their final decision as well as about each other.  By approaching the negotiation with mutual satisfaction in mind, your customer will be a lot easier to work with.  If a customer feels as though they are being taken advantage of, they will become defensive. If they know that you are playing fair then they will most likely do the same.

Finalize and follow through. The point of a sales negotiation is to come out with the best deal for everyone involved so you should ask many questions.  Be sure to address important details and listen to your customer’s concerns.  After you have arrived at a mutually beneficial solution, negotiated and signed an agreement, you need to follow through.  This involves doing what you said that you would do.  For example if you promised a certain delivery date, make sure your product or service is delivered by that date. If something unexpected arises that will affect the delivery date, make sure that you contact your customer and make other arrangements.

Your level of negotiation skill can determine whether you are able to close a sale as well as how profitable the sales transaction will be. An important element of effective negotiation is being able to ensure that everyone can leave satisfied rather than feeling as if they have been short changed. In order to prevent a situation like this, you need to have a good negotiation strategy.