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How an Energy Audit will Help Sell Your Home

Energy audits are typically used as a way to know how to save money, but they are also a great method to help you sell your home! In an energy audit, a professional comes in and checks the home for any electrical or gas leaks. To have this service completed, it costs approximately $200 to $400. The audit will take about 2-3 hours, depending on the size of the home. Once the audit is completed, the homeowner will know how he or she can save on their electrical and gas bills.

A positive energy audit is going to provide extra incentive for someone to buy your home. Homebuyers want a home that is energy efficient. If your energy audit portrays areas that need to be fixed and you fix them or if your home is already an energy efficient home, you can use that to sell your home. This does not mean that you should increase the price of your home because of it being energy efficient. Though there are people willing to pay more for an energy efficient home, there is no guarantee that you will be able to find a homebuyer who is. Living in an area where people care about being environmentally friendly will increase your odds. It is best to ask a realtor in your area for advice, as he or she will know what is trending.

One problem with doing an energy audit is if the results are negative, you are still obligated to report the problems. If there are only a few small problems, it won’t necessarily hinder your ability to sell the home. But if there is a large problem, or many small problems, that could make it harder for you to sell.

If you do not have the time or money to fix the problems that do come about, then an energy audit may not be your best choice. You do not want to be trying to sell a home that is not as energy efficient as it could be because of a lack of resources.

But if you do take the time to fix the problems or have a home that is energy efficient, use it for all its worth! A realtor will be able to use that as a selling point, providing your home with more value. The $200-$400 spend on having an energy audit done will be well worth the expense!

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