Inexpensive Electrical Improvements before Selling your Home

When it comes time to sell your home you want to make sure that it’s in tip-top shape. After all, you’re going to get the most money from the sale if you’ve got the best product on the market. However, investing a lot of money in home improvements may defeat the purpose of gaining a profit from the sale. The key is to make improvements to the most important areas of a home while keeping the costs of those improvements down.

Electrical improvements are a particularly important area to look at right before selling a home. Not only is it an area where the home buyer will take notice but the home inspector too. Additionally, by making inexpensive changes to the electrical features that are seen by buyers (such as outlets and fixtures) you can significantly enhance a room’s decor without spending a lot of money.

Here are some of the most common inexpensive electrical repair tricks that people use to get a better profit on the sale of their homes:

• Lighting. Changing the lighting of a room can do a number of things to improve the chances of selling your home. Modern light fixtures immediately make an old home look new which is what buyers want. Additionally, good lighting can impact the way the rest of the room is seen. Fixtures can be bought for cheap online or in home repair stores so spend the time to get this done right without spending a lot of money.

• Double-check wiring in non-residential areas of the home. Many people forget to update their basement wiring and garage wiring. Pointing out to buyers where wiring upgrades have occurred will minimize buyer concern and thwart snoopy home inspectors who look for all wiring issues.

• The safety stuff. Speaking of the home inspector, don’t neglect the things that he’s going to be checking out. Circuit breakers, GFCI and outlets should all be modern and in working order. Try to do repairs yourself if you know how, which saves on the cost of hiring an electrician.

• Think modern. If they’re in your budget offer trendy cutting-edge improvements; if they’ve seen it on HGTV they’ll love it in your home. Two examples are wireless networking and eco-friendly products. Comparison shop and see if you can find a way to install what’s needed for a wireless computer system in the home. Likewise, look into some solar lighting. Doing this in small areas of the home keeps costs down and may increase the profitability of the home.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money fixing your electricity to make improvements to your home. Get the safety issues taken care of first. Then, if you have a little spending money left over, consider some additional perks that will make buyers want to snatch up your home before it’s off the market.

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