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The Importance of Electrical Planning in New Home Sales: How Agents Can Guide Their Clients

Home Stager with Home Decor Christy

Building a new home is an incredibly exciting process. From choosing the floor plan to selecting the finishes, it's a chance to create a space that's uniquely yours.


Yet, as any seasoned homeowner can attest, proper electrical planning can make a significant difference in both the comfort and the value of a home.


The Significance of Electrical Planning

Today's homes are more connected than ever, and the role of electrical systems has evolved to offer not just utility but also comfort, safety, and efficiency.


But when the electrical planning phase is overlooked, homeowners can find themselves regretting missed opportunities. 


Common Electrical Features Home Buyers Overlook

While many of us might think of standard outlets and lighting fixtures, there's a lot more to consider:


  • WiFi Accessibility: Consider areas like covered lanais. If there's hurricane impact glass in the way, WiFi signals might not penetrate, limiting the utility of the space.


  • Open Floorplans: These modern designs are stunning but can pose challenges. Where do you plug in a lamp if there's no wall nearby? Floor outlets can be a lifesaver.


  • Convenience Features: Think about USB ports in the kitchen island for charging devices, or outlets in the roof soffit for easy holiday light installation.


The Role of the Real Estate Agent


Agents have a unique role to play. By educating clients about the intricacies of electrical planning, they can ensure that homeowners are making informed decisions that they won't regret.


After all, certain features not only make life easier but can also add to the property's resale value.


Actionable Steps for Agents


  1. Collaborate with Professionals: Understand what's standard and what's an upgrade by liaising with builders or electricians.


    2. Provide Resources: Equip clients with checklists or resources on essential electrical upgrades. (See link below for top 20 electrical regrets. )

    3. Visualize Daily Routines: Help new home buyers envision their day-to-day life in the new space, prompting them to think of their electrical needs.



When it comes to new home construction, the little details can make a world of difference. Proper electrical planning is more than just a convenience; it's a way to enhance the livability and value of a home.



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Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There is always something overlooked. We have a great room and I put in floor plugs so that lamps could be used.

Sep 25, 2023 08:20 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Welcome to the Rain. Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a follower. I would love the follow back. Also, then we both get 50 points. Bill

Sep 25, 2023 11:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Christy, great information, and most buyers don't know what they can and can't do with electrical, including low voltage.

Sep 25, 2023 11:53 PM