The Smart Homebuyer Game Plan:

1) Find a Home for Less
Search for lower-priced homes with sturdy bones that just need a little TLC. You’ll be able to buy in a better neighborhood and get more for your money. Talk to a Realtor >

2) Choose the Right Upgrades
To start, make only the most cost-effective home improvements that address urgent needs, improve safety, and lower utility bills and maintenance costs. Explore Your Options >

3) Save with Rebates & Financing
Roll renovation costs into your mortgage—one of many innovative financing options. Then access thousands of dollars in utility rebates to pay for smart upgrades. View Rebates >

About This Website

Explore this site to learn more about your options, and to connect with a local real estate professional who can help you navigate this process. Agents featured on this site have achieved the National Association of REALTORS® Green Designation.

Green Home Agents are licensed professionals with all the skills and experience you expect, plus the latest knowledge on green, healthy homes. They've taken the National Association of REALTORS® Green Designation training, which is endorsed by a local government organization, The Energy Network. Browse agents >>

This information is provided by The Energy Network, a local government organization administered by County of Los Angeles. The Energy Network was authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in 2012 to harness the collective power of residents, businesses, and the public sector to achieve an unprecedented level of energy savings across Southern California.

Supported by the California Energy Commission

"California supports training certified green real estate agents because we want homeowners to consider the advantages of green homes and understand what they're buying. When homeowners buy an energy-smart home, it's good for their wallets and good for the planet!"
Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission