Real estate season is upon us! Spring and summer are when folks are looking to move. If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market this year, now is the perfect time to start working on projects that can help increase the resale value of your home.
When people think of what it will take to get a home ready to sell, they tend to think of putting up new coats of paint, installing new carpeting, or updated landscaping. But, it’s also worth considering an aspect of your home that is vitally important, yet most of the time goes unnoticed when potential home buyers take a tour of your home – and that’s your HVAC system.
Having an updated and efficient HVAC system will increase the resale value of your home and make it more attractive to buyers. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
Today’s home buyer is not only cost-conscious, but energy conscious. Making sure your home has an energy-efficient HVAC system already in place is a great selling point and can help save new homeowners money on utility bills.
Imagine a potential home buyer walking through your home during a hot summer day and your air conditioner isn’t functioning or you don’t have one installed altogether. If an efficient air conditioner isn’t in place, it will be less comfortable and less attractive to someone walking through it. Having all the pieces in place when showing a home means having the right climate and temperature to go along with the attractive paint colors and updated kitchen.
For some home buyers, the less work they have to do upon move in, the better. While some buyers definitely look for projects or fixer-uppers, most prefer to have a functioning HVAC system that they won’t have to touch or have repaired in the near future. Having an efficient HVAC system in place means one less thing to worry about during the often stressful home buying process.
Some energy saving appliance purchases provide tax breaks. The money that you, the current homeowner, invest in improvements may be deducted from the sale of the home, which could save you in taxes.
It’s pretty simple – homes that utilize the latest HVAC technology will be more attractive to home buyers than a home with a less efficient, ten-year-old system. Looking to sell your home? It’s the perfect time to let us help you determine what improvements and upgrades could be made to boost your home’s value. Give us a call today to get started!