If you are planning on selling your home, getting the best value is one of the top goals on your list. While you probably don’t want to invest too much work into getting your home ready to sell, there are some plumbing upgrades that can boost your home’s ability to sell. Plumbing is important to every home buyer and when it comes to investing in upgrades, it is not only about practicality but also about luxury and appearance.
Here are 3 plumbing upgrades you can do to help sell your home:
Replace your old appliances.
People buying a home today might be looking to fix it up the way they want it to look, but they don’t want to be thinking about replacing an old water heater, washing machine or dishwasher. Additionally, home buyers have preferences for appliances that are efficient. For example, newer water heaters are designed to help conserve water and energy so consider replacing an old water heater with an efficient one with high energy ratings.
Re-pipe your water lines.
If you have had numerous repairs because of water line leaks, it could be because you still have older galvanized or polybutylene pipes in your home. Polybutylene is known for being fragile and prone to break. Galvanized pipe has problems with corrosion that can affect your water quality. Appraisers take your plumbing system into consideration and many home buyers are weary of potential problems from old piping in homes. By re-piping old lines with copper or PVC you can reassure buyers that your home is the best value on the market while improving your plumbing system’s functionality and safety.
Modernize plumbing fixtures.
Not many things ruin a potential buyer’s impression of a house more than an outdated appearance. Besides showing your home in good condition, you want to impress. When your plumbing fixtures have upgraded features that appeal to the buyer, you are giving the impression of luxury. Think about “greener” fixtures that are water efficient such as low-flow toilets, shower heads and faucets that have handheld extensions and various pressure settings, and a dual basin kitchen sink for increased functionality.
The bottom line when you make upgrades to your plumbing is that these should add value and help in the overall sale of your home. Kitchens and bathrooms are often ranked as top areas in the home where upgrades are advantageous for selling your home. And upgrades are a signal to potential buyers about how well you have maintained your home, which is a great selling point.
Be sure to contact High Priority Plumbing to have repairs and installations done properly. We can help you get your plumbing in tip-top shape fast and easily so you can focus on preparing your home for potential buyers.