Tips for Sellers
Have all these items available before putting your home for sale:
Lower electric bills (Express to Buyer the savings)
Solar panels can reduce your monthly energy bills by 70%-100% and prevent you from being at the mercy of your local electricity suppliers.
“Edison (the primary supplier for Southern California) has been increasing rates fairly rapidly, so it provides some protection against those rate increases,” . We have about four months of the year where it’s over a hundred degrees. If you’re in a 2,500 square foot home, you can easily have $600-$650 a month electrical bills if you don’t have solar. With the solar system, that costs maybe $250-$300 a month.”
Help reduce buyer concerns over maintenance
Solar panels aren’t like pools or elaborate gardens, which require constant tending to—so make sure buyers don’t view them as an extra maintenance hassle.
“There’s no moving parts, they’re easy to maintain. Really, all you need to do is have someone clean them every two to three months, keep them so they’re clear and can access the sun, and there’s not a lot of maintenance to them. Maintenance is really a non-issue.”