Home Fixes That Buyers Love

By: John Mejia

If you are selling your home then here are a few things that you are likely planning on doing to improve your home's appeal and selling value. Well, one thing that you should keep in mind is that not all fixes will improve the asking price that you can request. What you should be thinking about is the kind of improvements that will really mean something to the average buyer. For instance not all buyers will be impressed by the addition of a covered carport or your painting of the walls. Things like the walls will be expected. But what if you could figure out some things that would make people sit up and take notice of the home and actually appreciate the changes you have made?

Some of the biggest concerns that people have when purchasing a home are those of safety.

They worry about the critical systems of the home and whether or not they are working properly, especially in older homes. If your home has been around for a while then why not consider upgrading the home's essential systems like plumbing or electrical? Electrical consumption has risen drastically over the last 10 years and many older home's electrical systems don't cope well with today's energy draining appliances and technology. Years ago most homes had 1 TV, maybe 2 and the kitchen and laundry appliances. Today's average family has 2 or 3 TV's and at least one computer plus larger capacity washer/dryers and a host of other electrical appliances. Many older home's systems have difficulty coping with this increased drain on power. This can cause power systems to short and electrical fires can happen. Upgrading this vital system is a great selling point.

The same holds true for the plumbing system but for a different reason. The stress on this system should be relatively the same that it has always been. However, the years of moisture and use can cause pipes to degrade and when this happens, so do leaks. Leaky pipes can cause any number of problems in the home including water damage and mold. Along these same lines, a new roof is a huge selling point. If you install a new roof with a warranty then that is a fix that you should be able to bank some extra profit on. Keep in mind the safety concerns of the average buyer, in fact these are the same concerns that you should have yourself when buying your new home.

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