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HomeSelfe Enterprise Sustainability Platform

Accountability & Monitoring

The green/high-performance home (HPH) market is emerging at a rapid pace; your agents have probably been involved in more HPH transactions than they recognize. We can help them realize the potential of this new marketplace.

Perhaps it’s time to start tracking high-performance home listings and sales?

Our platform provides your agents the ability to log continuing education hours and designations that apply to the high-performance home market. We can help you use that information to highlight your company’s sustainability success.

Has your office adopted a paperless transaction service? These services increase agent productivity and customer satisfaction as well as lower paper consumption which is better for your budget and the environment.

Simple sustainability best practices in your office promote team building and have a positive effect on your bottom-line. Let us help educate your staff about sustainability best practices. Little things can make a big difference…switching to energy-efficient lighting and programmable thermostats lower your company’s operating costs.

We understand that sustainability is a lot to think about for the average brokerage or franchise. That’s why we are providing an off-the-shelf solution to make your real estate pros and staff look like high-performance heros!

The combination of increased sales and lower operating costs equals a healthy and sustainable bottom-line…

Take a quick five question survey about your real estate office’s current sustainability efforts…

Sustainability eSchool

The high-performance home is the best product building-science can deliver to the market. Are your agents  eschool_iconready to deliver the benefits of the HPH product to consumers in the communities you serve?

Are your agents prepared to effectively market high-performance homes? Are they sufficiently familiar with solar PV or LEED certification to represent clients and homes with these features?

Under-reporting of high-performance home features is a concern across the U.S.

Could your agents unintentionally mislead buyers due to a lack of knowledge and competence of green homes?

A recent study of 66,000 home sales in Texas found that listings using the words “energy efficient” sold for 5.8% more than comparable homes without these upgrades.

Have you wondered about the valuation of healthier and more energy-efficient homes? Are your listing agents providing accurate guidance to sellers about these properties?

The National Association of REALTORS is testing the effectiveness of indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors that give real-time feedback to consumers on humidity, temperature, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon dioxide. The concept of “wellness” is becoming a driver of the luxury home market.

Become a member to access a monthly webinar series with the latest information on high-performance green homes. Every agent in your office is welcome to join us in the privacy of their own home or office.

Check out a few of our webinars for free! Ensure that your agents have access to the most up-to-date information about the high-performance home marketplace.

Marketing Sustainability Success

marketing_iconDid you know that 69% of consumers are making purchasing decisions based on a company’s environmental reputation?

Are your agents reaching out to past, present and future customers with opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of their home, and increase equity at the point of sale?

Do your agents use local utility incentives that lower home owners operating costs as part of a drip campaign?

We provide off-the-shelf marketing solutions your agents, teams and brokerages can use on social media to reach their sphere of influence.

Need a press release template highlighting your office’s sustainability achievements to the communities you serve? We’ve got you covered!

Maybe it’s time to consider how sustainable branding can separate you from the competition…it sure beats the tired baseball calendars that the other brokers send out.

Become a member to access the full set of templates and promotional materials to help communicate your sustainability success.

Engagement & Recruitment

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Engaging your staff, agents, and the communities you serve with legitimate sustainability branding gives your company the edge it needs to grab more market-share.

Two-thirds of consumers consciously choose to avoid specific products due to environmental concerns, a figure that has increased by 26% in the last six years, according to (Tetra Pak’s) latest environmental research.

Does your staff need some fresh ideas about how to lower your operating costs as well as your carbon footprint?

Have you considered offering community programs about the value of energy efficient upgrades or solar panels at the point of sale? We can show you how it’s done…

Does your municipality have a committee or department focused on sustainability or energy? Is someone from your company involved?

Would you like to be connected with a national referral network of real estate pros that understand the value of high-performance homes?

Take this short survey to assess  your knowledge of the high-performance home market.

We understand that sustainability branding is a lot to think about for a busy real estate brokerage. Our off-the-shelf product provides a painless and simple solution to engaging your staff, your agents, and your community.

Green Toolkit

toolkit_iconDid you know that the Appraisal Institute created a document that helps appraisers account for homes with green certifications, energy efficiency and solar PV improvements?

Did you know that there is an easy app your agents can use to estimate utility costs when a buyer is considering making an offer?

Did you know that the National Association of Realtors has a Realtor Sustainability program?

Did you know there is a national search directory for homes with HERS Index Scores?

Issues like mold, vermiculite, asbestos, flooding  and drinking water contamination can be deal killers – would you like a resource that gives home buyers and sellers access to solutions to these and other problems?

Are you aware of state and federal incentives for homeowners to lower their operating costs or invest in renewable power?

Become a member to access our full set of resources. You’ll receive our Environmental Solutions Resource List, information on sustainability best-practices, and materials your agents need in order to effectively and accurately list homes with solar panels and other energy-efficient features.

Value Of Green Homes

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About Us

HomeSelfe ESP is a product of Energy Datametrics. Energy Datametrics is a leading energy efficiency technology platform provider to 155 local power companies reaching 9 million homes.

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  1. Subscription Plans and Payments
We offer many different types of subscription plans, the specific pricing terms applicable to your account may vary depending on promotions and the type of subscription plan you select at the time of purchase (e.g., monthly, yearly). In addition, our subscription plans may also begin with a free or discounted trial based on our promotions.  Free or discounted trial period and related subscription plan shall be specified during the sign-up process.  Free or discounted trial may not be combined with any other plan.  If you are an existing or pervious member, you are not eligible to receive another free or discounted trial. Unless you cancel your service at least twenty-four (24) hours before the end of the free or discounted trial period, you will be automatically charged for your subscription plan at the end of the trial period. You must cancel at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the end of your free or discounted trial period to avoid charges to your selected Payment Method. We shall not be responsible for failure to cancel your subscription at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the end of your free or discounted trial period Our subscription plans are billed in one payment for the term. This means, for example, that if you purchase a monthly plan, you will be charged for the full month’s payment each month; if you purchase a yearly plan, you will be charged for the entire year at one time. Please note that we may use a third-party payment processor to facilitate your payments.
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All HomeSelfe RE subscriptions renew automatically, we automatically bill your Payment Method each month or year (as applicable) on the anniversary of the commencement of your subscription. In the event your subscription began on a day not contained in a given month, we will bill your Payment Method on the last day of such month. For example, if you started your subscription or became a paying subscriber on January 31st, your next payment date is February 28th and your Payment Method would be billed on that date. You acknowledge that the amount billed each month or year may vary for reasons that may include differing amounts due to promotional offers, and you authorize us to charge your Payment Method for such varying amounts.
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Our prices may change in the future. If the pricing for your subscription does change, we will notify you, and provide you an opportunity to change your subscription, before applying those changes to your account or charging your payment details in connection with an automatic renewal.
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Homeselfe Privacy Policy

  This Privacy Policy discloses our privacy practices and the possible uses of the information that we gather via www.homeselfe.com, Homeselfe Mobile Apps, and via other submissions by you to Homeselfe (together, the “Site and Services”). By using the Site and Services you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, including having your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information” as defined below) used in any of the ways described in this Privacy Policy, you may not be able to use certain parts or features of our Site and Services, and in some instances, this may necessitate the revocation of your membership. Homeselfe may update this Privacy Policy from time-to-time in our sole discretion. It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy for any changes each time that you use the Site and Services and you are bound by such changes. Use of the Site and Services by you following us posting a new privacy policy on our Site constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy as modified. This Privacy Policy applies to the entire Homeselfe family of products and services, such as our online services, our mobile apps, and other Homeselfe products or services. Information Collected Homeselfe collects information on our users in various ways, such as, by your voluntary submissions, participation in services provided via the Site and Services, from third parties and through cookie and other tracking technology. Homeselfe collects the following information:
  1. Personal Information  “Personal Information” refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, phone number, email, postal address, and possibly information relating to certain support or customer service issues. In many cases, we need this information to provide to you many of the services that you may have requested.
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Use of Information The information Homeselfe collects is used in a variety of ways, including
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  10. internal business analysis or other business purposes consistent with our mission; and to carry out other purposes that are disclosed to you.
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  7. The disclosure is for our own marketing purposes, or, with your authorization, for the marketing purposes of third parties;
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  If Homeselfe becomes aware that any outside party is improperly using or disclosing Personal Information, it will notify that outside party and request that it take reasonable steps to cease such use or disclosure. We may provide certain Personal Information as a service to others for their marketing purposes. We may also disclose your name and address to Service Providers when you submit User Generated Content relating to those Service Providers. If you properly notify us that you no longer want us to share your Personal Information, we will cease sharing your Personal Information. We may also disclose aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of the Site and Services to our existing or potential business partners or other third parties, or in response to a government request. We may also share aggregated demographic and preference data with third parties to enable the provision of targeted information, promotions, offers and/or discounts on products and services. 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Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province/territory, or country where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those where you live. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please be aware that we transfer Personal Information to the United States and process and store it there. As a result, this information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, law enforcement officials and national security authorities in the United States according to its laws. By submitting your Personal Information, you consent to having your personal data transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States. Homeselfe may assign you a user ID and a password as part of your participation and access to the Site and Services. Your user ID and password may only be used by you and the members of your household. You may not share your user ID and password with anyone else, and you are solely responsible for maintaining and protecting the confidentiality of your user ID and password. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your user ID and password. You can access and update your login information on your “Manage My Accounts” webpage. Third Party Websites and Links Homeselfe would like to inform you that anytime you click on links (including advertising banners), which take you to third party websites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. Homeselfe expressly disclaims any and all liability for the actions of third parties, including but without limitation to actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information by third parties. Our Site and Services may contain links to other sites operated by third parties. Homeselfe does not control such other sites and is not responsible for their content, their privacy policies, or their use of Personal Information. Homeselfe’s inclusion of such links does not, by itself, imply any endorsement of the content on such sites or of their owners or operators except as disclosed on the Site and Services. Any information submitted by you directly to these third parties is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. Children’s Privacy Homeselfe does not intend the Site and Services to be used by individuals under the age of majority within the jurisdiction within which they reside without the supervision of a parent or guardian of majority age. Homeselfe relies upon such parents or guardians to determine if the Site and Services is appropriate for the viewing, access, or participation by such individuals under the age of majority. If an individual under the age of majority uses the Site and Services, such individual may only use the Site and Services under the supervision of a parent or guardian of majority age. We do not seek or knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database. If you are the parent or guardian of a minor child who has provided us with Personal Information, you may contact us using the information below to request it be deleted. How To Contact us All requests, questions, concerns, or complaints about your Personal Information or this Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer by mail or email at the following: Attn: Homeselfe Energy Datametrics 6700 E. Pacifict Coast Hwy, Suite 201 Phone: (714) 242 5700 E-mail: info@energydatametrics.com Fax: (562) 493-3957   We welcome your questions and comments