“When buyers walk into homes, it’s easy for them to see and appreciate the trim, floor details, cabinetry, and built-ins, but it’s difficult to see what’s behind the walls or behind the badge of an appliance. We believe that Pearl’s reports succinctly, yet thoroughly, explain what’s going on behind those badges and walls.”
Buyer Desire for Pearl-Certified Homes Boosts Business for Bramante Homes
For over forty years, Bramante Homes Incorporated has collaborated with families to translate their vision into truly personalized homes. Christopher Brement, president of the family-run business, told Pearl a little more about what sets the company apart. “We’re a specialty and custom builder and we do everything in between,” Christopher said. “We take great pride and attention to detail, including in how we approach energy efficiency and sustainable best practices.”
Bramante Homes also stands apart for other reasons. First, the company has adopted an innovative, energy efficient focus on residential fresh air via energy recovery ventilation technology or ERV (see photo left). Second, the company also believes in educating its customers on the benefits of solar panels including the best time to install them.
“There is no better time to solarize your home then when building it, and it’s even more affordable if you can mortgage the panels,” Christopher said.
Lastly, Bramante Homes is at the forefront of a shift in people thinking about electrifying their entire home, and is beginning to pre-wire homes for electric car charging.
“We’ve made a concentrated push to embrace energy efficiency and sustainability and are an expert in our community because we have an opportunity to meet with clients to understand their preferences and provide education,” Christopher said. “The result is that they get what is most relevant in today’s marketplace.”
“In today’s industry, buyers are asking about energy efficiency. The prevalence of rated homes drives buyers to builders who can offer such ratings. We believe Pearl is among the best because it adds confidence and clarity to the homeowner,” Christopher said. “Home buyers want the Pearl Certified home, which gives Bramante an upper hand.”
President, Bramante Homes
Being a part of the Pearl Advantage Network helps with this education component, too. “When buyers walk into homes, it’s easy for them to see and appreciate the trim, floor details, cabinetry, and built-ins, but it’s difficult to see what’s behind the walls or behind the badge of an appliance,” Christopher said. A Pearl Certification report is on the counter at every model home consultation, he explained. “We believe that Pearl’s reports succinctly, yet thoroughly, explain what’s going on behind those badges and walls.”
In addition to helping families recognize added value, being a part of the Pearl Advantage Network helps differentiate Bramante Homes.
The majority of all Bramante homes are certified as Pearl Gold or Pearl Platinum.
“There have been exponential improvements in energy efficiency in recent years,” Christopher said, which drives how the company serves its customers. It also inspires Christopher in his own life. He recently designed and moved with his family into a Pearl Platinum home. “I embrace the same best practices that I present to our clients,” he said. “Everything that is environmentally friendly and sustainable about what Pearl rates in a home is why my family endeavored on a new build, and the home is more valuable on top of that because of Pearl’s rating.”