Nationally Recognized

    Pearl Certification is a nationally recognized firm that third-party certifies high-performing homes across the country.

    Pearl’s certification makes “value visible” in homes with upgraded renewable and energy efficient features, and it includes verified information captured in the Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.

    • Pearl’s certification system is approved for use in the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program for existing homes.
    • Pearl is a member of the National Association of REALTORS Sustainability Advisory Committee.
    • Pearl is licensed by the Appraisal Institute to complete their special addendum as a third party.
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    About the Residential Green & Energy Efficient Appraisal Addendum

    Pearl’s CEO, Cynthia Adams recently interviewed Sandra Adomatis, SRA, LEED Green Associate, GREEN a nationally known appraiser, speaker, trainer, and author of Residential Green Valuation Tools. They discuss the importance of why Pearl provides the Appraisal Institute’s “Residential Green Appraisal Addendum” on every Pearl certified home to help homes appraise correctly the first time.

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    Resources for Appraisers

    Interested in learning more about the Appraisal Institute’s Addendum and how to appraise high-performing homes?

    • Read the Appraisal Institute’s Quick Start Guide for direction on how to use the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.
    • Listen to this “Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum” webinar on the Appraisal Institute’s website to learn how lenders, underwriters, appraisers, buyers and agents can use it.
    • The Appraisal Institute’s website also has information on classes and professional certifications that will help you meet the challenge of appraising high-performing homes.
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    Research data proves it: certified high-performing, energy-efficient homes sell for more, and they sell faster. An independent appraiser study showed Pearl Certified homes sell for 5% more when marketed properly.

    MLS providers have added new data fields to display these energy-efficient features and independent home certifications. That means high-performing real estate professionals – those who know how to accurately document those features and educate buyers – will stand out from their competitors.