Bullseye Every Time
Many Renovators and Investors have a basic idea of the value of Energy Wise Residential Remodeling yet hesitate for fear their remodeled properties won’t generate enough profit to justify the additional expense.
GreenEarthEquities offers friendly expertise and experience through a variety of Articles and Blogs, Webinars and Videos, Field Trips and Consulting to help overcome such hurdles. A primary strategy is the tripple threat of our Energy, WOW and Done Packages
Overcoming the Green Challenge
Does it come as a surprise to you that the home buying public is still not ready to open their wallet and pay for Green or Energy Efficiency? More decisions get made similar to this one than us “Logical” humans want to admit. It’s OK… Don’t Analyze. Utilize!
Of course this is a generalization but HERE is a recent study that quantifies the public’s interest in Green…
Naturally, in areas of greater affluence and Environmental Awareness there is a higher percentage of people who are willing to pay what it costs for a complete Green and Energy Efficient makeover. My experience in Mid-State California, in a 30 year career selling energy related items was pretty dismal at selling complete packages. I can count on one hand the number of people who said, “OK Dave, let’s do the whole thing, everything you suggested.”
But wait, Hope is not lost! I’ve finally found a way to sell very complete Energy Renovation Packages…. Yes, Every time. You see, as an Energy-Wise Renovating Investor, I have a tremendous advantage in deciding what gets included. I put in everything I want, Everytime. I only have to sell myself, so I have a 100% closing ratio!
So how do I do it since the statistics quoted above and my own experience say that people wont pay for Green or Efficiency?
The “Secret” as far as I’m concerned is to add a nice package of Remodeling and then really complete the job with finishing touches. I call it the Wow! Factor and the Done Factor. It makes a final product that is unique and compelling in the market. That’s why my projects sell quickly, usually before they are done and usually for full price or more.
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Fujitsu Mini Split Heat Pump Performance Test Gary Richardson, owner of Rare Services Heating and Cooling, performs a series of tests on properties were we've installed Dual Zoned Fujitsu Mini Split Heat Pumps in place of traditional HVAC systems. [vimeo width="600" height="475"]http://vimeo.com/37305633[/vimeo]Continue Reading!
Green Home Reference Guide by Debra Little and Steve Easley Debra is a Real Estate agent and a Certified Appraiser and Steve is a Building Science Forensic Expert who collaborated on this Green Home Reference Guide for use in PG&E training for Realtors and Appraisers. Click here for Green Home Reference Guide Webinar Part 1 Click here to download a PDF or simply view content below. ... Green Home Reference Guide Energy Efficient Features ... Envelope Assembly type- 2X6, SIPs, ICF, alternating studs… Air/Shell seal- Attic Air/Shell seal- Crawl Air/Shell seal- Wall Insulation R value- Attic___, walls___, floors___ Min 10 inches in attic? Insulation QII - Quality Installation; no gaps, voids Infiltration- Blower Door test results ______CFM@50 Advanced ...Continue Reading!
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eMonitor Installation 4404 N. Eddy Fresno CA Part 1 This video is offered as part of GEE's eMonitor Program. Part 1 provides step by step training on the preliminaries necessary for installation. From reviewing shipped contents and connection options to mounting a weather proof box (should you choose exterior placement) and electrical panel circuit identification. [vimeo width="600" height="475"]http://vimeo.com/34639972[/vimeo]Continue Reading!
eMonitor Installation 440 N. Eddy Fresno CA 93727 On tonight's webinar we will demonstrate the installation of the eMonitor in Rogelio's home. The eMonitor is arguably the best of the "circuit by circuit" monitors available today. Studies have found savings of 10 to 30% just from having good feedback about energy usage. Most people are surprised to find out exactly where their electricity is going. Sometimes when we know how much something is costing, we decide we don't need it that much. Typical of these surprises are that extra (old) refrigerator in the garage, and various electronics in the home office and...Continue Reading!
Home Performance Nightmare DOE Test House 13 Cedar St. Round Hill VA We're diving in to fixing the worst Home Performance nightmare I've ever seen. That's right, it's the house I just bought in Virginia! Over the last few weeks I've shown you some pictures but today I took my first blower door reading... 7800 cfm50... and it never even got to 50! Actually it got to 34 with an open fan. We'll talk about what that all means and what can be done about it... on this house that the DOE wants real tight. BTW I met some neighbors and they told...Continue Reading!
Stucco Repair And Window Preparation Jessie Ortiz and the crew of J. Ortiz Plastering repair the stucco and prep windows for the re-dashing of 1810 Norris Drive East Fresno, CA. [vimeo width="650" height="425"]http://vimeo.com/32524236[/vimeo]Continue Reading!
Fresno Field Trip January 2011 Part 2 Join Dave Robinson and several energy wise house flipper enthusiasts on a Fresno Field Trip that includes 503 Scott Ave Clovis CA in the early stages of remodel. Bryan Martin, one half of GEE’s favorite real estate agent team, shows the group a new property were Dave discusses the do’s and don’t of making an offer for a potential house flip. [vimeo width="650" height="425"]http://vimeo.com/32487906[/vimeo]Continue Reading!
Blower Door Test Set Up Rogelio set's up a Blower Door Test at 1810 Norris Drive East Fresno CA for a preliminary test. [vimeo width="650" height="425"]http://vimeo.com/32389567[/vimeo]Continue Reading!
Tenant Energy Interview 3405 N. Miami Fresno, CA Join Dave Robinson in a lengthy interview with Frank Sweeney Jr. and his wife as they discuss their thoughts on their new home, it;s comfort and energy savings. [vimeo width="650" height="425"]http://vimeo.com/32463543[/vimeo]Continue Reading!