Working with ENERGY STAR as a Real Estate Agent
How do you maintain your status as a preferred real estate agent in a crowded and increasingly competitive market? Selling ENERGY STAR qualified homes can help. With growing concerns about rising energy costs, new homes that earn the ENERGY STAR offer homebuyers lower utility and reduced maintenance costs, while providing improved comfort and greater durability.
A new or Exisiting ENERGY STAR home can provide you client with the Quality, Comfort and Savings they are looking for.
HOME BUYING PROCESS
Consumer's goal: Buy a new home
They want a home that is comfortable to live in and cost effective.
Builder's goal: Sell more homes
Many consumers will make a choice between geographically similar homes based on energy efficiency.
Agent's goal: Build relationships
For real estate agents, the process presents an opportunity to solidify a lasting relationship with your client by putting them in the best home possible.
Not all new homes are energy efficient. Many builders claim their homes are efficient, but ENERGY STAR builders back it up. ENERGY STAR qualified homes are verified by an independent third party to ensure they meet the required performance level
Take Advantage of ENERGY STAR’s Name Recognition and Resources
Help your clients understand the features and benefits of ENERGY STAR. Download useful fact sheets and order free brochures about ENERGY STAR qualified homes. Have these materials available in your office when you are meeting with a customer for the first time.
To learn more go to How Do Your Clients Benefit from Purchasing an ENERGY STAR Qualified Home? on the Enviromental Protection Agency's (EPA'S) web site.