We’ve all watched the real estate market go through record-breaking highs and lows over the last few decades and today is certainly no different. It seems like just yesterday we were recovering from a period where homes were flooding the marketplace and sitting unsold for months. But nowadays, it appears more of a seller’s market when it comes to this industry as homes are being snatched up and agents are scrambling to find available homes to offer prospective buyers.
Today’s millennials, those aged 21-34, are making up the largest chunk of the buying audience and they’re looking for more energy efficient options as a higher priority when it comes to these important home buying choices. Enter the energy-saving HomeSelfe app as recently reported by ABC affiliate KLTV based in Southern California.
Enter The App
Inventors of a free, downloadable app, HomeSelfie gives today’s consumers a “selfie” of a home’s energy efficiency and ways to curb today’s rising energy costs. After installation, this application guides the user through a tour of their home and after answering some simple questions, the tool provides a valuable report and recommendations on ways to reduce energy usage and save on monthly utility costs.
Energy Conscious Buyers
Current, younger, more environmentally-friendly buyers are looking for important energy efficient upgrades in a home that will provide them with:
- An increase in a home’s overall and long-term value
- Reduced monthly energy costs providing them with a bigger bang in their buying budgets
- A reduction in their carbon footprint on the planet, a growing concern with millennials
To read this report in it’s entirety, please visit the KLTV website here. You’ll also find a link to an important infographic about “What People Really Want From A Home” in today’s vital real estate marketplace. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, this app and article is worth a quick look.