Since 2012 all certified RESNET HERS Raters that have rated and issued a confirmed HERS Index Score on a house, have had their houses and information entered into a National Registry. Since that process started though no one had access to the data but that is starting to change. For example, as part of the “greening of the MLS system” providers were recently allowed to access the registry to start providing appraisal reports for any home (Raters can only provide a report on homes they do).
The big news though is that as of yesterday parts of it have now been opened up to the public which I see being a win for many.
Certified RESNET HERS Raters
The first big one is the ability to confirm that an individual is actually a rater and what their status is. The second is the ability to see who is actually rating houses in your area which can be an issue. Granted RESNET has a “Find a Professional” but that only includes a small portion willing to pay to be listed. With that let me also warn that while there are 1,956 raters listed in the registry that is not all of them nor is the information always the most current (as you will see below).
This is the Search Screen – where I simply typed in a part of my name & also what came up. (Yeah I am in Naperville, IL now & the company name is a little longer…)
If you click on more information you will get the following box which includes the name, company, address, who the provider is & even better what the individuals status is. (Ahh notice the change – yep that is because I have a great provider who corrected all the info after I provided it to them)
Ahh but what happens if you are looking for an someone in your area? Just leave the name field blank & select “lookup” – now you have a listing of all the raters & using a simple “Ctrl F” or “find” you can search by city, state, or even company name.
HERS Index Score of a Home:
Curious if a home has been rated, who did it / where to get more information, well if it was done after 2012 it is all at your fingertips. Not only is this a boon for those that maybe looking to buy a home, but also a seller (who misplaced the paperwork), builders & even code officials.
The tablet / phone version… Enter in the full address or even part of it
and all the matches will show up…
Click “View More Information” and the Home Info shows up which includes the address, the score, the rating company, and when that rating was done.
This is the cleaner looking version similar to the Rater one above
While the database will not allow you to look up all houses done in any given town or state, if you just enter in the street name it will give you a listing of all those on a block. Yeah that is a nice time saver for a builder &/or code official trying to verify information without digging through all their files looking for it.