You’ve staged the living room, polished the floors, and even baked some cookies for that inviting scent. You think you’re all set to sell your property. But have you considered the electrical system? The last thing you want is for a potential buyer to walk away because of outdated or unsafe electrical components. Here’s the electrical checklist you didn’t know you needed, but absolutely do.
Check the Circuit Breaker
The heart of any electrical system is the circuit breaker. If it’s outdated or not up to code, this could be a deal-breaker for potential buyers. Have a qualified electrician (that’s us!) inspect it to ensure it’s in working order and up-to-date.
Inspect Outlets and Switches
Do all the outlets and switches work? Are they in places that make sense? In older homes, outlets can be scarce, or worse, two-pronged. An upgrade can make a home more functional and appealing to buyers.
Examine the Light Fixtures
Lighting can dramatically affect how a home shows. All lights should be functional. Consider updating old or outdated fixtures. Modern, energy-efficient lighting not only looks better but can be a selling point.
Don’t Forget Outdoor Electrical Needs
From security lighting to patio outlets, the outdoor electrical setup is just as important as the indoor. Make sure all outdoor electrical components are in working order and think about adding extra outlets for added convenience.
Evaluate the Wiring
If your home is older, it may have outdated wiring that isn’t up to current safety standards. Rewiring a home is a big job, but it could prevent potential buyers from getting cold feet.
Include Smart Home Features
In today’s tech-savvy world, many buyers are looking for smart home capabilities. This could be as simple as a smart thermostat or as complex as a full-home automation system. These features can set your home apart.
Real Estate Agents, Listen Up!
If you’re a real estate agent, we offer specialized services tailored to your needs. Making sure a home is electrically sound can speed up the selling process and make your life easier.
Make the Call
The best way to know your home is electrically ready to hit the market is to hire a professional. It’s not just about making the home look good; it’s about ensuring it’s safe and up to code.
So, if you’re preparing to sell your property or are a real estate agent with clients who are, give Clark Electric a call. With our comprehensive electrical services, we make sure homes are not only ready for sale but also safe and efficient. Contact us today at (844) 431-8050 or visit our Facebook page here.
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