Whether your building your home on an empty lot or buying a new to you home one of your biggest expenses can be your appliances. When buying a new to you home there can be many factors when negotiating for your home, appliances being one of them.
Tips for negotiating your appliances in a new to you home.
- Are the appliances worth that extra couple thousand dollars included in asking price.
- Age of appliance. Not all appliances are built to last, is that fridge 5 years old and going to need replaced in 1 or two years?
- Price of appliance, are the appliances cheaper to buy and replace than to include in the price?
- Condition of appliance, just because that washer is only 1 year old doesn’t always mean there wasn’t some questionable loads pushed through it.
- Is the appliance a good fit for you and your unit, if allowed it is always a great idea to run a load through the dishwasher. some dishwashers run at a certain decibel and can be loud.
- Energy efficiency do a little research on your appliances to see how efficient they are. A more efficient washer and dryer could mean hundreds of dollars saved in utility’s each year
- Consider negotiating a home warranty that includes appliances.
Tips for buying new appliances when building a home.
- Check your reviews. Consumer reports is a great website with loads of data from air mattresses to appliances, it will give you an idea of whether or not that new dishwasher on sale is really a great deal or not. https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm
- Price matching, most locations will gladly price match with other stores. So, if you find a great online deal through Menard’s for an appliance but don’t have one in your area most likely Lowes will price match it.
- Pass on set up help, if your handy and know how to wire your own dishwasher you will save yourself up to a hundred dollars in service fees.
- Energy efficiency, as noted in the previous bulletin it is important to know how efficient your appliances are so you can save on your utility’s.