Resources for Real Estate Agents

More than 4,500 homes sold in 2020 have received an energy score through Minneapolis’s new energy disclosure policy. Learn how to leverage the benefits of efficiency at any score.


Energy efficiency pays

iStock-happy-couple-new-housecropped.jpgEnergy efficiency has value in the buying and selling process. With motivations ranging from saving on utility bills to reducing emissions, homebuyers are more interested than ever in energy efficiency at home.

The benefits include:

  • More comfort at home

  • Lower energy bills

  • Lower carbon emissions

  • Higher resale value


Every score is a winner

A home with a lower efficiency score doesn’t need to be discouraging to a potential buyer. With many financing and rebate opportunities available, it’s never been easier or more affordable to increase scores through energy improvements.



Refer clients to Energy Advisors 

TISH-women-calling-(1).jpgEnergy Advisors are ready to help your clients tackle any home energy problem and project. In 2019 alone, CEE’s Energy Advisors coached more than 900 clients through home improvement projects, helping homeowners save over $350,000 in utility rebates.

Their services are all free and include:
  • Start-to-finish project guidance

  • Connection to low-interest financing on project costs

  • Connection to up to $1,600 in utility rebates

  • Recommendations for high-quality contractors

Download the flyer to give to your clients


Tools and resources to make it happen

Being knowledgeable about energy efficiency in homes will allow you to portray a home’s true value. Engage with the following resources to successfully manage inquiries about energy efficiency. 

TISH Talk recordings

TISH Talk: Energy Scores and More in Minneapolis: Oct 2020

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Energy Disclosure update to Minneapolis’ TISH policy: Jan 2020  

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Resources for your clients

CEE's Energy Advisors: Free efficiency project consulting

Home Energy Squad: Home energy visit service through Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy

Home Energy Hub: Hub for helpful posts and relevant topics written by energy experts

CEE Lending Center: CEE offers loans to residential property owners for rehabilitation and energy efficiency projects, and to businesses for energy related improvements.


External reports

Realizing the Value: ‚ÄčAn Appraiser-Led Analysis of the High-Performing Home Premium in Leading Midwest Markets (Elevate Energy)

Home Energy Efficiency for Real Estate Professionals (U.S. Department of Energy)

The Misconception That Buyers “Don’t Care” About Home Performance (Energy Logic)


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