@properties, the leading real estate brokerage firm in Chicagoland, has tapped Headline Solar, one of the fastest growing solar providers in Illinois, as a strategic partner to showcase the value of solar energy for its agents and clients. The businesses will work together to develop resources, training and support services as homeowner interest in renewable energy solutions continues to go mainstream. The Solar Energy Industry Association estimates that solar power in Illinois is expected to increase by 1700% in the next five years. On average, homes with solar panels sell for 4.1% more than comps according to an analysis published by Zillow.
"Innovation is an @properties core value and that means being a leader for what comes next, particularly with regards to the health and wellness of the communities in which our clients live. Headline Solar provides us with a deeper understanding of the logistics of solar power installations, but also with a frontline perspective from homeowners who are going green," said Kevin Van Eck, EVP of Innovation and Education for @properties.
Several factors are driving growth of residential solar power including decreased costs for equipment; increased efficiency and electricity cost-saving; government regulations; tax incentives and consumer advocacy. "I think we're really getting to a tipping point with how familiar homeowners are with solar energy," said Jared McKenzie, CEO of Headline Solar. "There's a really high rate of satisfaction and thus referrals which creates a groundswell of interest within a neighborhood, so solar actually strengthens relationships within communities which is a priority for @properties."
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