Help Homeowners Sell

by User Not Found | Sep 23, 2014
Plenty of home sellers worry about curb appeal, decluttering their home, and making rooms attractive as they put their houses on the market during peak buying season. There is one other element that can also help increase the value and desirability of your home: energy efficiency.
To help homeowners sell their homes and buyers learn more about the value of energy efficiency, Next Step Living, New England’s leading provider of whole-home energy solutions, is offering two new free ebooks with practical tips for buying and selling an energy-efficient home. Both books offer actionable advice and guidance from experts in building science, home appraisals, home inspections, and real-estate sales.

Seven tips for home sellers excerpted from “Ready. Set. Sell. How Energy Efficiency Can Help Sell Your Home”

1. Get a home energy evaluation to spot ways to make your house cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It will give you a plan for energy efficiency, an attractive selling point.

2. Swap in high-efficiency, compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs that will cut your utility bills immediately.

3. Improve insulation which can trim up to 20% off heating and cooling bills, according to Energy Star.

4. Install low-flow faucets and showerheads and save between 25% – 60% on water.

5. Use programmable thermostats to help cut heating and cooling costs by five percent to 15%.

6. Consider investing in solar power to save up to 25% on electric bills and add $20,000 to the value of a home for each $1,000 in annual energy savings.

7. Document your improvements and energy savings so real estate agents can give info to buyers.

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