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heatinghomeThere are SO many things to do when listing your home in the Northern Utah area and recently we posted a little how to prepare a home for the Ogden area real estate market, what disclosures are needed to list and a list of who does repairs around your home.

I would like to add Energy Cost Disclosure to the home-listing list.

Recently the National Association of REALTORS®, noticed homes sold faster if they disclosed the home’s energy costs. Even though this is not scientific research, it is something that has been noticed and may help sell a home.

“Homeowners that invest to improve the energy efficiency of their homes should have a clear, consistent way to document those improvements when they opt to sell, and buyers deserve to be able to get a full picture of homeownership, which includes energy costs,” said Anne Evens, CEO of Elevate Energy. “Our preliminary analysis of the MRED energy disclosure data is encouraging. We’ll continue to analyze the data over time to get a more complete understanding of how listings that disclose their energy costs may or may not set themselves apart.”

Homes are becoming greener and many buyers are making energy savings a top priority. Prepare a list of your Energy-Star appliances as well as your average utility usage along with a list of what you have done to your home to make it energy-wise.

Listing your home for sale can be extremely intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. That is why we’re here. We are a team of local real estate experts ready to reveal the secrets of how we can help you sell your home. From setting the price to creating marketing campaigns for traditional media and Web, we’ve got a proven plan that will match your home with the right buyers for the right price. We are committed to fast, professional and courteous personal service to help you understand and feel at ease throughout the home selling process. Our trained and certified agents specialize in the Northern Utah real estate market and are prepared to sell your home to the right buyer for the best price.

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