Why have 3rd party energy efficiency certification?

Don’t let home energy costs turn you around!

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.

Would you pay more for an Energy Efficient home w/ Green features?

About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Since 2022 Jim has served on the Louisa County Planning Commission. Their dog Sammy passed away so now they dog sit for friends and family.
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