3 Reasons Why Generators Make a Home Appealing to Buyers

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Real Estate

When you think of home generators, it's natural to assume they are only helpful when the power goes out. However, this is not the case. Home generators have many uses, and one of the most important of these is their ability to sell your home faster. When you list your home for sale, what will make it stand out? A home generator. Here are three reasons why generators make a home appealing to buyers:

1. An Eye-Catching Feature

Home generators are a significant, fancy feature that water buyers' mouths. This is especially true when the rest of your home is on the lower end of the luxury scale (such as a typical single-family home). If a person is house shopping and they find a home with a high-end generator, they will assume that the owner of the home spent a ton of money on it. This can be a great thing, as it may make them think your home is worth more than it is. This can help you get more money for the home or make it sell faster if the potential buyers think it's "overpriced."

2. Maintain Comfort

One of the biggest reasons to get a generator is to maintain comfort. You are not worried about your home smelling like gas when running a gas generator. So many people are concerned about being able to breathe inside their own homes when the power goes out. A generator can help prevent this by producing CO-free air. A generator can also help maintain the temperature inside the home. With a power outage, your house will become significantly colder than usual. A generator can help keep the home at a more comfortable temperature, even during the winter.

3. Increase Value and Sell Ability

Home generators are a big part of home safety and functionality. However, they can also help boost the value of your home. This can help you sell your home sooner, or it can help you get more money out of it when you do sell. You can also take your home generator to a higher level. If you have a bigger or fancier generator, you can advertise that it has "grid-tied" or "grid-intertie" capabilities. This means that your generator will send electricity back to the power grid. If your home has a more significant generator, it may be able to power an entire neighborhood during an outage. This can be a massive benefit for your neighbors and can also help you sell your home.

Home generators can make a big difference in the comfort and safety of your home. They are also great for making your home sellable and attractive to buyers. If you have equity in your home, getting a generator can be worth the investment. It can be a significant up-front cost, but it is an investment in your home's safety, comfort, and functionality. If you have any questions about home generators or are ready to purchase one for your home, you can contact a home generator dealer near you.

Comments (6)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is timely information to share.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Oct 03, 2022 06:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Use your blog settings to create an automatic signature for your blog. Readers want to see your contact information.

Oct 03, 2022 06:25 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

We have a portable generator that is top of the line for providing power. This generator will go with the home. And the unstated benefit is peace of mind.

Oct 03, 2022 06:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

It is wonderful to not have to worry about power outages.  We have a Generac standby whole house generator.

Oct 03, 2022 06:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Melissa,

Power outages can be a real problem so having a generator is definitely a plus! Thanks for your 3 reasons for generators making a home more appealing to buyers.

Oct 03, 2022 07:44 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Oct 04, 2022 01:29 AM