Energy Efficient Upgrades Attract Buyers

Selling your home is often a complicated process, and you have a lot of tasks you must take care of. If you are looking to sell your home, you need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This means prospective buyers get to view the energy-efficiency rating of your property, and this means there is a lot to be said for focusing on energy-efficient upgrades to attract buyers to your home.

Why you should upgrade the energy-efficiency of your home

If you have not given much thought to energy-efficiency upgrades, or you are unsure of how they affect buyers, consider the following points:

  • More and more buyers are looking for homes with a positive energy-efficiency rating
  • If there are many homes on the market, you can differentiate from your rivals by offering an energy-efficient home
  • If you want to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, energy-efficient homes are effective
  • As energy-efficient homes lower energy bills, you will attract savvy buyers looking to save money each month

All these reasons are worth considering as buyers are looking for homes that offer these positive factors. Therefore, if you are planning on selling your home soon, you should consider upgrading your home to make it more energy-efficient.

Is making your home more energy-efficient expensive?

It is natural for homeowners to wonder if upgrading the energy-efficiency of their home is expensive. Some of the changes which can be made to your home are costly, but they will have a significant impact on your energy rating.

If you upgrade an old boiler or replace old windows with double glazing, you will significantly enhance the energy rating of your home. You will spend a lot of money in the process, but there will be significant benefits.

Quick and affordable energy-saving improvements for your home

However, you don not need to spend a lot of money to impact your energy-efficiency rating positively. The following tips will help to make your home more energy-efficient without breaking the bank:

  • Swap out older or traditional style bulbs for more energy-efficient bulbs
  • Install loft insulation rolls to your attic or loft area
  • Review window and door frames for cracks and gaps, and fill any holes
  • Place draught excluders behind doors in your home
  • Install a thermostat and take better control of the propertys heating

If you make these minor changes, you should not expect to see a marked difference overnight, but over a longer time, there will be a positive impact on your property. Given most homeowners, and prospective buyers, are looking to lower their energy bills and improve the standard of their home for the long-term, this is an acceptable way to impact your energy-efficiency rating. In a competitive market, this may be the factor which provides you with the advantage you need in reaching property buyers.

If you are looking to sell your Wembley home, energy-efficiency upgrades will help you attract buyers. If you would like to arrange a property valuation, we can assist you. No matter what assistance you need when selling your home, contact Smith Melzack, and we will be happy to assist you.

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