10 Ways Solar Helps You Sell Your Home

Based on a nine-year study of 100,000 homes by the Berkeley National Solar Laboratory and a study by the National Realtor’s Association, solar can help sell your home the following ways:

1. Increased Home Value: According to several national studies, the average solar system will increase your home value by $17,000 to $20,000.

2. Homes Sell Faster: Homes with solar sell faster then their like-neighbors, even in a down market.

3. Tax Exempt: In MA, your municipality cannot increase your property taxes because of your solar install. Even though the system will add thousands to the value of your house, it is tax exempt.

4. Protects the Roof: Solar helps protect the roof, meaning your roof will last longer, adding to the perceived resell benefit of solar.

5. Green Living: For thousands of energy conscious home buyers nationwide, solar is the staple for green living.

6. Free Power: It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the notion of free electricity, a.k.a. no electric bill, is an attractive proposition for a potential buyer.

7. The Left Out Syndrome: As solar installs continue to skyrocket, you don’t want to be the only house left out. A new homeowner may perceive a home without panels as a negative when comparing your house to like- neighbors.

8. Progressive Areas Benefit More: Solar increases home values and the rate of selling everywhere, but particularly more in progressive areas. Fortunately for us, MA is considered one of the most progressive states in America.

9. Energy Income: Yes, you can transfer Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC’s) to the new homeowner. So not only will they be getting free power, but also, they will be getting income from their roof. Think about it – where else can you buy a house that pays you a check?

10. Good Investment: Solar has a quick payback and in many cases you are cash-positive from day one. If ROI is your thing, then solar is your thing. Solar is simply a good investment. Your potential home buyers will know that you are financially savvy.

Bonus: Solar has the highest ROI of any remodeling project!

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