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If its old they will probably find out during the inspection, the inspector will tell them how old it is
and that they should expect at one point to have it replaced --- and depending on the experience of
buying homes of the buyers they will understand that and take it into consideration.... They may ask
during the inspection period for money to replace the A/C as when they made the offer they could not
be aware of the age of the A/C so, then you negotiate that but at that point you can grant them some credit but you do not have to give them that full amount....so it may or may not become an issue during the A/I i.e. inspection period, based on the inspection report, or not....
What I would though strongly recommend to you, if you did not do it all along, have an HVAC company come in and have your furnace and A/C cleaned, and checked, cover the A/C over the winter so it stays nice and clean, and then you can say that both furnace and A/C have been recently serviced and cleaned.... that is good sign for the Buyers.....
Furthermore if I were your Listing agent I would strongly recommend to you to get a home warranty
not sure what it would cost you for your home, but let's say it is 450 or 500 $ that warranty will
be active for you the Seller during the entire listing period and then will transfer to the buyer with a
one year coverage for the buyer and your Realtor can put that into the MLS listing sheet for the
Buyers and their agent to see.... It is a good thing and lots cheaper than putting in a brand new
Hope this helps, work with a good local Realtor (If you need a recommendation get back to me)
so that you do all the right things from the start and also price your home competitively for your
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the result will probably be that the inspector will say it is old but still working but at one point you will
have to replace it. If you replace any major items in the home right before putting the home on the market it will not get you the full amount invested back, what it will do it may have your home go under contract before other homes for sale in the area, and if not new or replaced recently it may take bit
longer and you may have to put it on the market for a bit less to get interest.
What you really should do before changing, painting, or replacing anything you should find an experienced local Realtor to meet with you and to see your home, there may be other items that
need attention, like paint, new appliances etc. etc. A good Realtor will take into consideration
what will have an impact on actually selling your home. You may want to ask your Realtor to take
you to see a few similar homes in your home's size and style, so that you can see for yourself
at least how your home compares to others, buyers will look at and compare. Then you can discuss with your Realtor what must be done, what could be done and what impact on pricing
and final sale price all of it could have.
If you need a recommendation get back to us....
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Keller Williams Greater Omaha
Good to know now what needs to be done. No surprises later...........
No you won't recoup that expense & it's a waste to get rid of it when it may work for another 30 years.
Give me a call & I will gladly stop by your home to give you my advice all the way around with the preperation to get your home sold.
Joe Vampola 402 676-1457 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A new unit may definitely help your home sell faster but there's no assurance you would get more than the current market value. It may be worthwhile to have your home preinspected or minimum have your furnace serviced by a qualified HVAC contractor that wil provide you an invoice & information on the working condition of the unit.
If the unit checks out fine, it might be a good idea to offer a home warranty by Service One or Home Trust Warranty, for example. You would want to confirm that the unit would be covered as they sometimes require addl inspection based on the age of the unit depending on who you go with.
I'm happy to help if you have any other questions.
Gitt Real Estate
I would base that decision on a few factors. To me, it depends on what you are wanting to price your home at. You won't get $8800 more for your home as replacing the HVAC is more considered a maintenance issue, not a monetary resale issue. Your home should sell quicker with an updated HVAC as it is a major ticket item that some of your competition may not have and you may be able to price it another $4000-$5000 higher because of it. By the age of 32 years though, most of the competitions' HVAC's will have been replaced too though as the average life before replacement is usually 25-30 years. If it still running great, with no issues, you could always see if it would be eligible for a home warranty company like Service One or HMS to cover it under warranty and then sell the home with a 1 year renewable home warranty, which would cost you around $425. If you would like me to take a look at the homes that are in your area in which you would be in competition with and let you know not only what the resale values are like, but also the age of their HVAC systems, I would be glad to do that for you. Feel free to call or email me with any questions Greg and good luck with the sale of your home when you do go to sell it, no matter who you choose to get the job done for you.
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