Over the past year and half, or so, I have been part of a group working towards the goal of adding energy & water efficiency fields to the San Diego MLS. In the past, I have written on The Importance of a ‘Green’ MLS.
Now, our group is now preparing to begin discussions with Sandicor and the various local REALTOR® associations to move forward with our proposal. At the bottom of this post is some general info created by our group, which we are sending to those who may not know anything about this effort.
I am asking my colleagues to add their name to the online letter of support at: energycenter.org/mls
If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact me! By the way… Orange County already has a whole ‘green’ section of their MLS. San Diego is behind the times!
Please feel free to share this with any others in the industry you might know (e.g. REALTORS®, agents, appraisers, lenders, etc).
As you know, the MLS is an essential resource for real estate agents and appraisers. You may also know that thousands of San Diego-area homes have sustainable features such as ENERGY STAR appliances, low-flow fixtures, electric vehicle charging and green certifications (LEED, Green Point Rated, etc). These features are in demand by home buyers and can add a premium to a sale price – but only if they are visible and searchable during the transaction.
To help market, compare and appraise these homes, a diverse group of industry experts (e.g. REALTORS®, lenders, and home energy auditors/inspectors) collaborated over the past year and have identified 35 energy and water efficiency fields to be incorporated into San Diego County’s Regional MLS.
The group will be presenting these features to Sandicor’s Technical User Group for consideration and seeks your support in this effort. If you agree that it would be valuable to add these fields into the MLS, please sign our letter of support today.