Appliances to upgrade before selling
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Appliances to upgrade before selling

by | Apr 25, 2022 | Blog, Homeowners, Real Estate News | 0 comments

Appliances to upgrade before selling

50% of homeowners surveyed said they would upgrade their current appliances before selling to increase their home’s value.

Homeowners believe that replacing their appliances would increase the value of their homes by nearly $14k.


Here are the things you need to know about your home appliances and their values. Depending on how your appliances are maintained, their value won’t be much higher when you sell your home.

Before they make a big decision like buying a new home, potential buyers will definitely check out your appliances. If you move into a new home, you would also like to have appliances that are in good condition and work properly.

Obviously, these appliances don’t represent much importance in the whole house. Particularly, they are the highlight of the kitchen. In most cases, new buyers want to see and check out the kitchen appliances first.


Shimek recommends buying fridges with French doors and built-in water and ice dispensers to maximize your ROI. While there are other trendy options, both experts gave stainless steel props for resale value. Collins notes that eco-friendly appliances with an Energy Star logo can boost ROI, too. “When investing in one, leave the ‘Energy Star’ tag on the appliance instead of removing it,” he suggests.

Built-in stoves

Stoves with a built-in feel, rather than standalone ones, often fetch more money, Shimek notes. Options that can also increase value include things that make life easier, such as flat tops that minimize mess and self-cleaning functions.

High-efficiency washers

Washers and dryers are often part of price negotiations in home purchases, Shimek says. “The best type to invest in is a high-efficiency, top and front-load washer paired with matching dryer.” Definitely look for the Energy Star logo here, as well, he says.


Repairing the home appliances or buying new ones for the sake of selling the house can be a huge investment. A trustworthy agent is always the best choice if you aren’t sure how the market works.

By doing so, you can save a lot of money.

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