Do You Need New Appliances to Sell Your Home?

Do You Need New Appliances to Sell Your Home

If you are thinking about selling your home in Tampa Bay, is it worth investing in new appliances? Here’s what you need to know.

Do You Need New Appliances to Sell Your Home?

When you are ready to sell your home, your real estate agent will walk through with you and point out improvements that may help you sell your home faster and for more money. In some cases, real estate agents suggest buying new appliances. But is it really necessary?

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    If your appliances are old, loud, or very inefficient when it comes to energy, it may be worth replacing them. That’s because buyers like quiet, energy efficient models when it comes to dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens and stoves.

    But if buying new appliances isn’t in the cards for you, that’s okay. You may simply need to reface them so they look more modern period if that’s something you’re considering, you should talk to your real estate agent and see what type of impact that would make on your sale.


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    4512 Bray Road Tampa, Florida

    2 Beds 2 Baths 840 SqFt 0.150 Acres

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    What Kind of Appliances Should You Buy?

    If you and your real estate agent decide together that you should invest in new appliances to sell your home, you don’t need top of the line models. In fact, overdoing it on luxury appliances could actually hurt your chances of a sale. Talk to your agent about your individual situation – but in the meantime, know that middle of the road appliances (as long as they are energy efficient and of fairly good quality) should suffice. However, in a luxury home, the story changes; that’s why it’s so important to talk to your real estate agent before you purchase new appliances to sell your home.

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