If you are getting ready to sell your home, you are probably hoping it will fetch the highest price possible. As you consider which improvements or repairs to make before listing it, there are a few aspects of the home plumbing system you should look at. First of all, if your home’s plumbing needs plenty of upgrading, buyers are going to expect to get a discount on the home. Secondly, if you have let various home plumbing repairs slide, buyers will worry that big issues have been neglected as well. Here are a few ways you can attract the most from buyers and get the best selling price:
- Kitchen Plumbing – Check out all the plumbing in the kitchen, including water supply lines, faucets, shut-off valves, and the garbage disposal. Have any leaks repaired and replace any components that are rusty or damaged. If the faucet is old and dated, consider a new, modern option that will grab attention. Replacing the sink is also beneficial as buyers love deep, modern sinks.
- Bathroom Plumbing – The same holds true in the bathroom. Look at supply lines and faucets. Also, consider upgrading the toilet for a water-saving option and perhaps even a comfort-height toilet. Update the tub and shower if you can as today’s buyers love a bathroom that feels like an oasis of relaxation.
- Other Plumbing – Check all drains throughout the home to be sure they are operating properly. If your water heater is past its prime age, consider replacing it. If you have a split floorplan, consider adding a second water heater so that bedrooms and the kitchen/laundry areas do not all operate off one. The second one can be an on-demand tankless model. Don’t forget to check outdoor plumbing as well. Upgrades there can include freezeless faucets, decorate hose bibbs, easy operation valve handles, and additional bibbs.
If you are considering putting your home in the Leland, North Carolina area on the market and would like assistance determining what can be done to the home plumbing to get the best offer and get your home sold quickly, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!