HomeSelfe RE is proud to announce a new one-of-a-kind tool to help REALTORS® and real estate professionals instantly compile and compare energy data of properties for potential buyers.
Why is this important? Energy costs are rising every year. For homeowners, energy is now the second largest bill after the home mortgage, and that means buyers are very conscious of the long-term operating costs of a home, in addition to the listing price.
A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders found that, in addition to wanting energy efficient features, buyers are more than willing to spend more on a home upfront if they can save money on utility bills every month.
How much more?
It’s estimated that buyers will spend an additional $10,000 for every $1,000 they can save on utility bills this year!
That’s a trend the real estate industry can’t afford to ignore! In order to stay competitive and meet the needs of clients, REALTORS ® and real estate professionals need to be able to provide their clients with the information they want most.
With HomeSelfe RE’s new HomeSelfe Lite tool, real estate agents can instantly pull up key energy features of a property, including…
- Estimated yearly energy costs of a property.
- Potential yearly and 10-year savings with energy efficient upgrades
- Available rebates to help pay for those upgrades.
Real estate agents can also generate a report that will compare the costs of multiple properties. All you need is the home’s address, the year built, and square footage, and you can have your energy reports in seconds!
All of this data is available exclusively through the HomeSelfe RE mobile app—there is no other tool on the market that can effortlessly compile such comprehensive energy data.
Buyers will love that you can provide such detailed information with just a few taps on your mobile device, and they’ll also appreciate how invested you are in ensuring they are making the best buying decision. You can help your clients save money by buying a more efficient home, or increasing their budget (and your commission!) for property that will cost them less in the long run.
With the new HomeSelfe Lite feature, HomeSelfe RE has created one more way for agents to differentiate themselves from the competitors, build stronger relationships with their buyers, and of course, sell more homes!