Home Selling Tips

November 13, 2012

Cooling & Heating Overview

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Make sure all of the heating and cooling units in your house work properly, are fully charged and have clean filters, so they’ll work to their full potential. Don’t leave any heating or cooling appliances (other than ceiling fans) in any of your rooms while your home is being shown because these small appliances might suggest to buyers that something is wrong with the main units or that they lack adequate capacity to heat or cool certain rooms or your entire house. Any kind of portable appliance that helps to heat or cool a room indicates a problem to a buyer.

Medical equipment, dehumidifiers or ionizers also should be kept out of sight. People do not want to see these devices when they look at a home they might want to buy.

If there is mold in your house, there may be a problem with humidity if some of the windows aren’t sealed properly. Mold can be a serious problem and can keep your home from being sold, especially to buyers who suffer from allergies. If you see mold in your house, you can spot clean it with a bleach mixture. If you suspect a more extensive problem, you might want to have your house professionally inspected and treated.

Ceiling fan blades should be kept clean, and fans should be turned on at a moderate speed while your house is being shown so buyers will be able to see that the fans work properly. Always set the temperature at a comfortable level according to the weather.

The buyer’s lender may require a home inspection prior to closing, so any problems with your heating and cooling systems probably will be discovered during this inspection. Buyers don’t want to repair heating or cooling problems, so you should address any such issues before you put your house on the market. That will save you time and money in the long run because you won’t need to delay closing the sale while you wait for repairs to be completed.

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