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Energy Efficient Real Estate and Energy Audit

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Recently I took a class titled Energy Smart Real Estate Specialists.  It was designed to simplify the Green concept and expose agents to additional components that are coming our way.  First of all have you heard the term Energy Efficient?  If not, you will.  It is a buzz word.  But what does it mean?  And who is using it correctly in marketing and sales?  Are the appliances Energy Star?  Is the building an energy efficient design?  This class really helped me become ready to use this to benefit my clients.  For buyers concerned about energy efficiency I know what questions to ask of the sellers.  For sellers concerned about energy efficiency.....get ready because the buyers are becoming more concerned.  What I mean is in this market the buyers want to know things that sellers probably are not aware of concerning energy efficiency.  Sellers it is documented that buyers are willing to pay more for an Energy Efficient home, because of lower operating and maintenance costs.

So what is the next big thing?  Energy Audit at the time of sale for all sales.   What? Why?  Well this is the time of energy conservation and believe me our government is getting ready to mandate this.  Think about this as energy prices rise (just look at your bill) what will this first home or bigger home or older home really cost me compared to another home for sale?

Don't be alarmed in our area Energy Evaluations often require an investment of $2,000 on average to bring the homes energy standards up.   Again remember buyers are willing to pay more for homes that are Energy Efficient!


Did you know the first Platinum LEED home in Virginia is here in Arlington?  The address is 5803 16th Street North Arlington, VA 22205  In the Westover area of Arlington



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