The cost of 2 fuses is only $2.99, but when you have to replace the fuse every time someone comes to show the home and they ring the door bell to make sure no one is home, then it can get real expensive real quick.
Thought the price of the home is great, when they walk in and see that there is no power in the main rooms, then they tend to know something is wrong. No inspector needed to tell me there isn’t enough power to run everything in the house when the fuse is blown when you walk in.
Often I’ll get a call saying there is no power in the living room and kitchen, they were going to check the circuits to see if it got flipped to find out there is no circuit, just a fuse box and a black burnt out fuse. That can quickly end the chances of that buyer buying that home or if they like the rest of the home, you are going to get a real low ball offer from them.
This happened to me recently and the sellers ended up having to take a real hit on the price of this property because they weren’t willing to get the electrical fixed. The cost to get the electrically updated… About $5,000, the hit they took on the price because they just didn’t want to deal with it was $12,000. Was it worth it? Nope, but they just didn’t want to deal with it.
Do you own a house that you want to sell that needs a few repairs done before putting it on the market? If you want, we can get you in touch with many contractors that are willing to do the work and get paid at closing at no additional cost. A great way to get some simple needed fixes done that will help sell your home.
If you are in the market to sell your home in the Beaverton, Oregon area, give Todd Clark and the Friendly Home Team a call at 503-524-9494 or email me at Todd@IFoundYourNewHome.com and we will help you sell your home fast and for top dollar. So, remember having to replace a fuse every time the doorbell rings is not a selling point.