There are a lot of tips for selling your home out there, including hiring a staging company or painting the walls neutral colors, but some of the most effective tips are ones that will potentially save the buyer money.
Planning your home inspection
Scheduling your own home and HVAC inspection before you put the house on the market can be beneficial for you. Inspections can help you appropriately and competitively price your house. If the price is too high, you're unlikely to find a buyer; too low, and you're at risk for losing money on the sale.
Choosing efficiency upgrades
Another tip for selling your home involves providing the buyer with a stress-free experience. By upgrading your HVAC system, you can increase your home's energy efficiency and promise the new owner years of not having to worry about replacing their system.
Install new windows in your home. New, double-paned windows can significantly impact the heating and cooling bills by reducing heat transfer and drafts.
Weatherproof windows and doors. Weather stripping or caulk can help patch drafty windows and doors.
Install a new furnace or air conditioner.Upgrading your furnace or air conditioner to a more efficient Trane unit will not only save on energy costs each year, but also the buyer will likely not have to replace the system for many years.
While some of these efficiency upgrades can be expensive, keep in mind that most, if not all, of the cost can be added to the selling price of your home. Make sure to talk to your realtor about which efficiency upgrades will result in the best return on your investment.
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