energy efficient homes scottsdale: National Efforts to Raise the Bar for Education in Energy Efficiency - 02/08/16 07:15 AM
The appraisal industry has just signed an agreement that will effectively Raise the Bar for Education  in Energy Efficiency for related industries.  This agreement was signed January 21, 2016 with the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET.)
 
Why is this important to realtors you ask? 
 
Realtors count on appraisers to provide value for homes with energy efficient features.  If a home has owned solar panels (for instance) the home seller expects an appraiser to assign a value to these panels as the equipment helps to lower energy bills.  If an appraiser isn't trained in this arena, value may not be given. 
 
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energy efficient homes scottsdale: Selling Homes with Energy Efficient Features - 02/06/13 07:23 AM
When it comes to selling homes with more energy efficient homes, sellers expect to get some kind of value for these features.  That's why it's critically important to interview agents as to their education and expertise with these types of homes.  Ask an agent if they've EVER sold a home with whatever feature your home has.  And if they say no, ask them what their experience with this feature.  After all, not everyone has the same features but that agent should at least be able to explain and understand the feature.   
 
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