Energy Audits – Why they Matter as a Realtor
Buying and selling homes is no easy matter; it takes time, patience, and energy to hone that craft. When selling homes, anything you can use to help a home be more attractive to buyers should be considered an asset to your repertoire, and a tool to throw into the mix when needed. Energy audits are tremendously beneficial, and can be used to boost a few talking points about a home from basic amenities to money saving, and the future selling features of an environmentally friendly home. An energy assessment will not only help your buyers save money on their power bill, but it’s a way of safeguarding their investment, making sure the heating systems are high efficiency, and showing the effectiveness and performance of the insulation and how well the home is sealed. So as you can see, it can be a good service that can boost opinions of a home.
What is an Energy Audit?
An energy assessment is usually a relatively easy and straightforward service. An Energy Advisor tests the house as a system. The home energy report will provide a rating for the house and can include recommendations on how make the home more energy efficient. Usually, the problem areas are insulation and windows, allowing heating systems to use way more energy in an effort to maintain comfort levels. Unless the home has some age to it, it’s usually easy fixes, and they can be used to up sell the overall package. A home that has received an energy assessment, and been improved upon because of it, will be more attractive to buyers because they will know their new home will be more comfortable and energy efficient, they will have lower electricity and heating costs, and they may even be excited or proud to have an energy conscious home.
Safeguard Your Buyer’s Investment
As a realtor, you well know that homeowners on the market now are looking for the best options possible when buying a home, and if the home is a little bit older they can be reassured in knowing it has been improved so that it is still energy efficient. Being able to tell prospective buyers that they will not only have lower energy bills, but will also be able to enjoy higher comfort levels…… Also, for the environmentally conscious, homes that have had an energy assessment and implemented recommended energy upgrades, typically have a much lower environmental impact, meaning they’re far greener and have smaller carbon footprint.
A smart decision
So, if you care about delivering a quality home to your clients, or even if you have a problem property that you need to make more attractive to buyers, an energy assessment is a smart decision across the board. Not only could you possibly improve the entire home, but you could potentially save your clients tonnes of money in their new home.
Refer Smart! Choosing a qualified, experienced, energy advisor is also paramount to the process, as they can lead you to the best results possible. Look for a company that has a history in the field, and has tangible results they can share with you and your clients.
For more information or to book your home energy assessment, please contact our nearest regional office
Sault Ste. Marie:
Toronto & GTA: 647.479.8542
Sault Ste. Marie: 705.998.2563
Toll Free: 866.296.9473
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