Property Assessment for Green Features

I’ve created an assessment process to use when buying and selling real estate called the Green Living Program. Through this process, I believe I can help distinguish your property from the competition to sell more quickly, and for buyers, determine if a property has potential to be green and healthy.

There are thousands of homes and buildings that have never been certified as green, yet have many of the attributes that are considered energy efficient and healthy. And even more properties still, offer opportunities to become green and sustainable.

THE GREEN LIVING PROGRAM

FOR BUYERS who are under contract with me as your Real Estate Agent:

• On a total of 3 properties, during our contract period, and at no cost to you, I will conduct a Green Living audit to assess how these properties currently offers more comfort, better health and safety, energy and water efficiency, adaptability for aging-in-place, and space layout that allows for greener designs and retrofits. By using a checklist of 30 key points I can identify a home’s green potentials and offer tips and solutions to better meet your needs for sustainable living.

• Once under contract with a property, during the process of Due Diligence and building inspections, I will pay to have a Green Gauge Lite assessment (through the Western North Carolina Green Building Council) performed on the home you have made an offered on. Utilizing the property’s utility bills, Green Gauge Lite reviews basic energy and water use, indoor air quality features, green materials and outdoor features that can indicate a greener home.


FOR SELLERS who are under Contract with me as your Real Estate Agent:

• At no cost to you, I will conduct a Green Living audit to assess how your property currently offers energy and water efficiency, better indoor air quality and comfort, and is designed to allows for green retrofits. By using a checklist of 30 key points I can highlight your home’s green features to distinguish it from other property on the market.

• I will pay to have a Green Gauge Lite assessment (through the Western North Carolina Green Building Council) performed on your home. Utilizing the property’s utility bills, Green Gauge Lite reviews basic energy and water use, indoor air quality features, green materials and outdoor features that can indicate a greener home.


BOTH BUYERS AND SELLERS
At an additional fee, determined by square footage, I offer these services:

• Working with you to create design plans and specifications to retrofit and renovate a property to a higher level of energy efficiency, healthy indoor air quality and support for sustainable living.

• Pay $100 towards a comprehensive Energy Audit performed by a local HERS rater, to identify way to maximize a property’s performance.

Vicki.Schomer@realliving.com
www.realliving.com/vicki.schomer