It’s a seller’s market in the Southern California area – prices are rising and demand is surging.
But even in a seller’s market, you can help your home stand out, get sold faster and for more money. Here are three traits you should make sure your home heating and air conditioning system has to help you sell your home.
When home buyers are looking at homes, they take into account expenses they may incur after purchasing the home. Since the heating and air conditioning system is the largest and most expensive appliance in a home, it only makes sense that it is one of the many things home buyers consider when making an offer.
Air conditioning and heating systems typically last 10-15 years. If yours is nearing the end of that period, home buyers may factor that into their offer price, lowering your overall sale price.
With rising utility prices and increased awareness about energy consumption, home buyers are more concerned about energy efficiency than ever, especially in California. A recent study in USA Today showed that green-certified homes sell for 9% more than regular homes (that’s an average of $34,800.)
While it may be too difficult to retrofit your entire home to be green-certified, the implication is clear – home buyers will pay more for increased energy efficiency.
If you can show potential buyers that your home is more efficient than others in the area, you can surely get your home sold faster and for more money.
Regular heating and air conditioning maintenance is essential to the proper function of your HVAC system. Maintenance directly affects your system’s energy efficiency and lifespan.
If you can’t prove that your furnace and air conditioner or heat pump have been regularly maintained, your manufacturer’s warranty may be void. This means the new homeowner will be responsible for anything that goes wrong.
Again, this potential for loss may be factored into their offer price.
Of course, you do not need to upgrade your home’s heating and air conditioning system when selling your home. But doing so can help it sell more quickly and for more money.
Wondering if you should replace your heating and air conditioning system before selling? Schedule a free estimate from Service Champions to see what the cost would be.
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