When you are getting ready to sell your home, you feel many small projects will increase the value and sale price of your home. But the challenge is finding the right balance between the time and money you will need to invest and the return on that investment. What many homeowners do not know is that minor plumbing repairs and upgrades can provide an amazing ROI and help potential buyers remember your home, even after touring dozens of competing properties.
An Added Feature
If you live in an area with hard water, which encompasses most of the country, water filtration systems and water treatment systems are a massive plus to buyers. Buying bottled water and lugging it home is a chore. And it is also expensive. But when potential buyers learn that your home offers new or recently upgraded water filtration or a water softener, they are sure to appreciate that added value. It puts money back in their pocket when they do not need to pay for a system to be installed or pay the high cost associated with bottled water.
Minor Bathroom Upgrades
Bathrooms get a lot of attention from buyers. They want functionality and a peaceful, relaxing space. Adding a few shiny new fixtures is the perfect way to entice buyers. A rain shower fixture in the shower, a hands-free faucet, and a sparkling new toilet are all affordable upgrades that will grab a buyer’s attention and set your home apart from the masses. These new fixtures will also help to eliminate concerns about a plumbing system that has not had the proper care and service over the years. Home resale experts estimate that you can earn about a 300% return on your investment in minor bathroom updates.
It might have become easy for you to overlook or even forget about the dripping faucet in the kitchen or the toilet in the spare bathroom that runs occasionally. But these are the things that will make a buyer cross your house off their list of potential new homes. Hiring a licensed plumber for a few hours to make these minor repairs is a very affordable way to ensure that your house is putting its best foot forward. Even these very little issues will draw attention to what buyers perceive as a lack of regular maintenance. And that is sure to drop their opinion of your house and any offer they might present to you.
Just like bathroom plumbing upgrades, minor kitchen upgrades provide a massive return on your investment. A new faucet with added features and new garbage disposal that does not have any funky odors can add tons of value and appeal to your kitchen. Buyers want to know that they can move in and immediately begin to enjoy cooking in the kitchen without worries from old fixtures.
Little Bonus Features
If you really want to grab buyer’s attention, think about features you would have liked in your home. Maybe a new fixture to fill large pots at the stove or a utility sink in the garage. Both offer a lot of function and could appeal to many buyers.
If you are not sure about the latest trends in plumbing upgrades in the area, call (701) 402-6643. The licensed plumbers at A-1 Plumbing have decades of experience working with homeowners to add affordable yet impressive upgrades to their homes. In addition, we offer free, no-obligation price quotes for every project, and all of our work is backed by a complete warranty on the parts and labor.