Being informed that your house needs an energy assessment prior to selling is generally not celebratory news for sellers or their realtors. Luckily, Portland Energy Assessors makes it a piece of cake. Don’t stress, this is simply information you are required to provide the buyer, much like the already required property disclosures. You are not obligated to make ANY upgrades or changes prior to selling.
To support the city of Portland’s ‘Climate Action Plan’ to reduce carbon emissions, all homes listed after January 1, 2018, will need to be scored by a Certified Energy Assessor*. While the law does not require any upgrades or improvements, the scores must be made public during the sale. Failure to comply results in a fine. Get more information about the law here.
A “Home Energy Score” will deliver insight into how efficiently a property uses and conserves energy and what homeowners can expect to pay in utilities. An H.E.S. report also provides upgrade suggestions to improve the score which would save money, help the environment, and make the home more comfortable. Buyers are able to use this information to compare the homes they are considering for purchase. Get more information about the report here.
We focus solely on Home Energy Scores, and nothing else; thus our priority is providing a H.E.S. to the customer in a timely manner with as little intrusion as possible. We understand the distinct needs of realtors, property sellers and homeowners in this process and pride ourselves in providing this service as conveniently for everyone involved as possible. For quick, comprehensive reports for your listings, contact us at 971-930-7084 or click here for online scheduling.