When it comes to protecting the environment it's everyone's responsibility. Recycling and purchasing environmentally friendly products are a great place to begin, but you can be even more effective when you adapt to more green practices around your home. Making these changes around your home isn't just good for the environment, but if you're looking to sell your home soon or your home is already on the market, making these changes can make it easier to sell your home while also increasing its value.
Solar panels are an energy efficient option that doesn't necessarily add significant value to your home, in terms of profit, but will make it more appealing to potential buyers. The reason solar panels are able to attract more buyers is that they reduce a property's dependence on electricity. Instead of solely using electricity to power your home, you use energy from the sun.
For potential buyers this means less expensive utility costs. Potential buyers will be both more eager to buy and willing to pay more for a house that promises cheaper utility costs. It's estimated that each kilowatt of solar panels installed, increases a home's value by nearly $6,000 and it costs around $5000 to install a kilowatt of solar. While this won't yield much profit, having your home sell faster means less money spent on a mortgage and other costs, which saves you money.
Build a Deck
At first thought, you're probably asking yourself "how is building a deck an energy efficient addition?" Believe it or not, it is. It's just in a round about kind of way. Building, or even upgrading an existing, deck may encourage the new owner to stay home and enjoy their space, rather than drive some place else. This reduces fuel consumption and the amount of toxic emissions that end up polluting the air, which are both beneficial for the environment.
In terms of selling your home, decks add significant value to a property because it's like adding extra space on to the house without actually adding on. In addition to the additional space, potential buyers will see having their own backyard oasis as an appealing quality, making them more eager to buy. Accessorize your deck with beautiful landscaping to increase the appeal level, helping sell your home quicker.
You can make additions around your home that will have a positive impact on the environment and your ability to sell your property through a company like Realty Executives. All it takes is a little effort on your part.