Home Buyers and Home Owners continue to focus on energy costs as part of the total home ownership cost. A National Association of REALTORS (NAR) study shows buyers will pay more for a 3rd party certified energy efficient home! Is your home worth more?What’s the energy efficiency of your home? Check with my great partner Pearl Certification (a 3rd party that certifies energy efficiency) and find out! The 1st step is a quick online survey (2-3 minutes) . If the survey indicates your home qualifies for certification, a Pearl representative will conduct you to schedule a site visit to evaluate and rate your home. Pearl Certified homes receive a certificate of 3rd party energy asset (Silver, Gold or Platinum) ; a Green and Energy Efficient Appraisal Addendum for the buyers appraiser to use when validating the increased value; an info sheet to be using in inputting the green and energy efficient home features into the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS’ (CAAR) multiple listing service’s (MLS) green fields; information sheets specific to your home that can be uploaded to the MLS documents sections; and house talkers (table tents to use in your home identifying the energy efficient and green features to buyers as they tour your home. By properly using the green fields, your home will be set apart from the competition! Your home will be identified as a match when buyers search for specific green features.
Everyone always wants to know the cost, so here goes. Since I’m a registered Pearl Partner, I can pass savings on to you making the Certification investment less than $300. If you have questions let’s talk! I am here to help. If you’re ready to get started, contact Pearl Certification to begin the process. By working with Pearl Certification we can justify a higher sale price for your home to buyers, REALTORS, lenders and appraisers.