If they had their way, most prospective buyers would prefer to move into homes that needed little to no work. Increasingly, this includes making some energy upgrades such as adding insulation, sealing leaks, and replacing inefficient home heating/cooling systems. With this in mind, sellers may want to consider having a professional energy audit performed. In many cases, this inspection of a home’s energy efficiency can be conducted at no cost by a local utility company or energy agency. The report will reveal areas for improvement, many of which are low- to moderate-cost repairs and upgrades that the seller can do him- or herself. Investments in attic insulation and a programmable thermostat are just two upgrades that can pay big dividends.
Prior to putting a property on the market for sale, it would be wise to have an energy audit, and to make whatever reasonable changes that are suggested to render your home more energy efficient. If you are considering the sale of your property, contact us today at CANNON REAL ESTATE, (413) 527-8311, to arrange an initial consultation at our office, conveniently located at 199 Northampton Street, Easthampton. “Your local real estate professionals for over 30 years.”
HINT: Potential buyers often see energy upgrades in terms of saving thousands of dollars down the road, which helps sellers realize their price.