At Coakley & Theaker, we know the sales process isn’t always an immediate task. Yes, there are households who need to move quickly. In these instances, we are well-placed to assist you promoting your home, and connecting with likely buyers. If you are looking to sell your Bury St Edmunds home soon, we are always happy to assist you.
However, we also know the sales process is often a long and drawn-out process. With the current market, it is understandable many people are keen to take moving in stages. If you are looking to connect with willing buyers in the future, it makes sense to make changes to your home that attract buyers.
A recent study by Hive focused on home upgrades that make a house a dream home. These are the sort of upgrades you should consider for your home. There are short-term benefits associated with these changes, but equally, these improvements will ensure your home is perfectly positioned for willing buyers.
1. Solar panels 68%
2. Good roof insulation 67%
3. Good thermal wall insulation 63%
4. Smart heating system 62%
5. Energy efficient lighting 59%
6. Smart lighting 56%
7. Triple-glazed windows 56%
8. Good natural lighting 53%
9. Energy efficient fridge 51%
10. Energy smart meter 48%
Gavin Murray is the Hive and EV Director at British Gas, and he said: “This research shows how important sustainability is in the modern home. “It’s clear that Brits are increasingly prioritising energy efficiency in their home over aesthetic changes so that they have greater control over their emissions. And there is true value in making these changes – as net zero technology from solar panels to smart thermostats and EV chargers, is helping customers to better track their energy usage, set schedules and keep costs down. As electric cars increase in popularity, at-home chargers, like our new EV charger, will likely become the norm and worth investing in now.”
While there is a lot to be said for installing an EV charger in your home, there are many reasons why some people have concerns about this form of investment:
· Concerns that EV cars cannot travel far enough without recharging - said by 27%
· The charging process takes too long - cited by 25% of respondents
· Worries about the price of electricity becoming more expensive than the cost of petrol - listed by 21%
At Coakley & Theaker, we aim to help you make an informed decision with whatever you want to do in the housing market. We know upgrades and improvements are vital for homeowners, but equally, not every method is ideal for every home or household. If you would like to discuss your options and see how you should plan your next house sale, we are always more than happy to assist you.