If you are selling your home, you need to have an Energy Performance Certificate, an EPC. The purpose of this certificate is to provide a quick and easy reading of how energy-efficient the property is. Savvy buyers are looking for homes which have a higher energy efficiency rating because this provides them with benefits. Therefore, as a homeowner looking to sell your property, it makes sense to improve the energy-efficiency of your home.
Buyers are looking for more energy-efficient properties
We work closely with Sutton vendors, and we know many are aware of the importance of offering an energy-efficient home. However, if you are yet to be convinced as to why you should make these improvements to your home, consider the following aspects:
- A growing number of buyers are looking to purchase an energy-efficient home
- In a crowded marketplace, having an energy-efficient home can differentiate your property from most other homes on the market
- If you want to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere when viewers attend your property, an energy-efficient home helps you do so
- Buyers are looking for homes with lower energy bills, which is why energy-efficient properties are in high demand
Quite simply, buyers are looking for energy-efficient homes, and energy-efficient homes have a higher value. Therefore, making these changes help you sell your home quickly, and it can help you achieve a higher price for your home. These are outcomes all Sutton vendors should be looking to accomplish when they sell their property.
Do I need to spend a lot of money upgrading the energy-efficiency rating of my home?
Given the costs associated with selling your home, and then potentially buying a new home, it is understandable if you don’t want to spend too much money in the process. Installing a new boiler or improving your windows will improve the energy-efficiency of your property, but these are expensive upgrades. Thankfully, there are more affordable ways to improve your energy-efficiency rating.
Some quick tips to consider for improving the energy-efficiency of your home include:
- Switching traditional bulbs for eco-friendly bulbs
- Installing insulation rolls in your attic
- Filling gaps and cracks in window and door frames
- If you have cavity walls, use foam insulation to fill the gap
If you follow these tips, you should see a marked improvement without wasting a lot of time or money. While some of these steps may not make a significant change immediately, over time, the impact on energy bill prices will be welcomed, either by you or the next owner of the property.
Also, don’t forget to review your EPC, because it should include tips on how you can make improvements around your home. These tips will be tailored to your home, so they will be highly relevant.
If you are a Sutton vendor, and you want to improve your chances of selling your home, energy-efficient upgrades make sense. If you would like assistance in selling your home, including arranging a valuation, contact Belvoir Sutton today, and we will do everything we can to help you sell your home.