Electrical upgrades and improvements in your property can make a great impression on home buyers. Things as simple as highlighting the right spots in your home with proper lighting, to added functionality with outlets installed at the right places, can make a huge impact. On the other hand issues such as faulty wiring and old breaker panel not able to handle modern electrical appliances, can be a big turn off for potential buyers.
So, we turned to some of our seasoned electricians in Geelong, who regularly assist our customers seeking to add value to their property investment via electrical upgrades.
1. Whole Home Surge Protection
Power surges are not uncommon. When a home surge protection system is not installed, a power surge or spike can result in damage to your refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryer dishwashers, coffee makers etc.
From an investment point of view, new home buyers are interested in knowing whether the appliances they intend to use are well protected from power surges!
2. Child Proof Outlets
If potential buyers of your property are a families with children, then childproofing your home for electrical safety can be a big win.
Not sure what’s so attractive about the electrical outlets, but babies love them! However, if your investment property does not have tamper resistant outlet, I believe your home buyer won’t love you so much. Child-proofing outlets can be an inexpensive way to show your buyers that you care.
3. Installing Additional Powerpoints
With today’s busy life style, convenience is one thing that we can’t compromise on. The rule applies equally to new home buyers, who not only want to use multiple electronic devices at the same time but also charge them while using.
We recommend my customers to install additional power points on each sides of the bed and beside the couch. This is something most property sellers don’t think of but its quiet important. It’s also quiet handy to install power points in the hallway, near the vanity to charge electric razors and beside the kitchen bench or appliance drawer to power the appliances.
4. Installing Energy Efficient Lighting
More and more people today want to reduce their carbon footprint and save more on energy. When it comes to closing a deal with a potential buyer, both of these could be some solid arguments that go in favour of your home.
LED bulbs costs less, require very small amount of energy and can last much longer than other lighting options. If you are a seller on a budget, going for energy efficient lighting can pay off big time.
5. Outdoor Lighting
Your home’s exterior is the first things the potential buyer sees. Make it attractive and the deal is done! One way of doing so is to invest in outdoor lighting.
Motion sensors offer not only added security to the property but are also energy saving since they are turned off when not needed. Floodlights on the other hand are also a great way to increase safety and lighten up the path leading to your home.
Investing in these electrical updates in your property can make it more attractive and safe for potential buyers. Most of these updates are not expensive compared to their benefits and the return you can get.
Electricians at Mr. Electric Geelong will be delighted to give you free electrical upgrade advice for your investment property. Feel free to get in touch with us today.