Spring is always a great time to list a home, and here in Raleigh, the market is still fairly strong. There’s a lot to do to get ready to put a home on the market. Aside from a fresh coat of paint and decluttering, don’t forget to check the home’s electrical system. A home’s electricity is integral to how it runs, and shouldn’t be overlooked.

Here are three reasons to make sure a home’s electrical needs are met before listing it:

  1. Savvy home buyers: Even in a seller’s market, buyers today know their stuff. With endless home-buying resources at their fingertips, they are able to be better educated than buyers in years before. They know to look past pretty paint colors and home staging to make sure that the guts of a home are sound, especially when it comes to elements that can be dangerous such as electrical issues.
  2. Upgrades add up to better sales: Updating a home’s electrical system to add a few bells and whistles can go a long way to impress buyers. This is especially true in older homes that haven’t been built for the device-heavy lifestyle we lead today. Simple changes like adding USB outlets or extra lighting can serve both as aesthetic and functional home upgrades, meaning it’s twice the bang for your buck.
  3. It’ll need to be fixed anyway: Anything that hasn’t been fixed will most likely get noticed during a home inspection, so it’ll have to be addressed anyway before the sale of the home. It’s better to have any issues taken care of before listing to avoid any problems once the offers start rolling in. Otherwise, a homeowner risks the home sitting on the market for a longer time, giving the impression that there’s a serious issue with the property.

If you’re thinking of selling your Cary-area home and want to make sure the home’s electrical system is ready to go, let AGK electric know!