Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, and 47 years later people around the world still observe our annual day of green living. Every year it seems the holiday gets a little more popular as more and more people start to understand the importance of our planet’s health. This is especially true of homebuyers, who are more interested in energy efficient homes than ever before.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) surveyed homebuyers and found that Energy Star appliances and windows are among the most sought after features in a new home. These buyers were also willing to pay more for homes that were energy efficient enough to save on utility bills. The survey showed buyers were willing to spend up to $10,000 more on a home that could save them around $1,000 in utility costs.
But why should we only celebrate the Earth for one day? With HomeSelfe RE, Realtors® can help their clients show appreciation for the planet year round.
Energy Efficiency Reports
HomeSelfe RE lets Realtors® view a report on a home’s energy efficiency in a matter of minutes. Realtors® just answer a handful of simple questions regarding the home and HomeSelfe RE does the rest.
Based on the answers, HomeSelfe RE grades the home’s energy efficiency on a scale from “needs work” to “very good.” The app then goes into detail about how homeowners can improve their home’s energy efficiency, and how much they can save by doing so.
For example, you could show your client that he or she can save at least 10% on their utility bills by sealing around the doors and windows in his or her home.
Your clients who have access to this report can make energy efficient upgrades that will increase the value of their home, improve energy efficiency, save money on utility bills, and help them create a greener Earth!
The HomeSelfe RE app also provides valuable content that can help Realtors® teach their clients more about energy efficiency initiatives. Realtors® have access to infographics, videos, and articles that discuss topics including sustainability, energy efficient home improvement projects, alternative energy sources, and living a greener lifestyle.
With just a few taps you can use the app to ensure that energy saving content is shared on your social media pages. Clients who connect with you on social media are able to access your content as it’s posted, allowing them to find new ways to celebrate Earth Day all year long.
The Earth is worth saving every day of the year. The trend towards green living is in full swing, and Realtors® who get on board can help their clients while helping their own business.
The HomeSelfe RE app helps you and your clients celebrate Earth Day and helps build your reputation as the go-to green Realtor®.
With HomeSelfe RE, Realtors® are able to grow their business, build strong relationships with their clients, and show their love for the environment before, during, and after Earth Day!