Should I replace or repair a furnace in a house I want to sell?

Asked by Leonard Day, Savannah, GA Sat Jan 30, 2010

I can't purchase without selling the old house. I plan to list the house right at the FMV based on the realtor's advice. My current house is in a highly desired area but prices have been steadily dropping for 2 years. FMV is about 25k less than than 2 years ago, only 210k, and If I replace I'll be seriously dipping into my savings. $8000 with a $1500 tax credit isn't all that much incentive on its own. Is a new high efficiency unit a good enough selling point to make replacement worth my while?

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AirCondition…, , Los Angeles, CA
Tue Nov 11, 2014
8k sounds a little high to replace an hvac system if you already have an existing system installed. If they are doing electrical and running new copper lines and exhaust vents then it is an ok price. Having installed multiple HVAC systems for real estate clients just having a new Furnace and Air conditioner thats working and has been maintained with proof of maintenance records is a good enough selling point. http://pacificcoastheatingandair.com
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Randy Stoker, Agent, Carmichael, CA
Mon Sep 1, 2014
It sounds like you have no choice but to replace the furnace if you need to sell. Banks will not make loans on houses with defective heating systems so that would limit the pool of potential buyers to those able to pay All Cash; not obtain financing. All Cash buyers normally pay less than FMV in return for their All Cash, "As Is" purchase transaction. Plus a new furnace is a positive selling point for a new buyer which may actually prove to sell your house for more than comparable houses, and faster!
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I was going to say the same thing. Buyers will bring your price down lower than what the repair would have cost. You might as well replace the heater now and enjoy it for the last few months you're in the house. And then it should help the home sell quickly. http://www.virginiamechanical.com
Flag Mon Mar 30, 2015
I agree, it might cost you $8000 but if the new buyer has to do it they will over estimate the cost of the repair and offer you 10000 to 12000 less.
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Mr. Ed Yanne…, Agent, Savannah, GA
Mon May 6, 2013
$8000 seems a little high to replace a HVAC system. In additions to my real estate license I have my contractors licenses and have had 20+ hvac units replaced. I would be more then ha[[y to look at your bid and advise you in any way necessary! You can also check out what you home is worth on our website http://www.myhome savannah.com. THANK YOU!
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Thanks. If one contractor quoted you $8000 for the furnace repair, then I think you should get a few more estimates. That might be a high quote, but you won't know if you don't have anything to compare it with. And it's a good idea to look at a few different companies anyway. | http://www.capefearair.com
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Hank Miller, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Sun Feb 7, 2010
Get the unit serviced and functioning properly, sell the home with a home warranty offered and let it rip.

Hank
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I agree, it would be best to get the furnace repaired before selling the home. Make sure that you give that information to the future homeowner though. I don't think that I would ever want to move into a house that doesn't have a functioning heater. My husband always laughs at me because I am always cold. http://www.sparksrefrigeration.com/services
Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015
Fixing the furnace would be a wise thing to do. People generally tend to like to know that they have a way to heat their home that works. That is especially true if you live in an area that potentially has really low temperatures.
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Flag Mon Nov 3, 2014
I agree that it would be easier to sell your home with a new furnace. Whether that means repairing, replacing, or simply installing a new one, it will attract a buyers attention. I think it would be a good idea to look into. Good luck! http://kohlesandbach.com/service/des-moines-furnace-installation-and-replacement/
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home warranty does not cover pre existing condition. Rust, neglect, act of god ect. They are useless!
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Sat Jan 30, 2010
I agree with the other answers as far as with the current market already being low, you may not be able to recoup all of your expenses. The average buyer will be doing a home inspection and if there are major problems, they will come out. If a replacement is needed at this point, you can always have one put in and pay for it at closing if that helps. The other thing is that no one has brought up a home warranty. You, as the seller can be protected by a home warranty which can cover your heating unit. You would be covered throughout your listing period and the new buyer would be covered for a one year period after they have purchased the home. If there are blatant problems with the unit, you may not be able to cover it. that is where your agent and you need to discuss what all of your options are. You certainly should have the heat system cleaned/inspected prior to putting it on the market and that can help you determine what to do. Many of the homes in our area, especially the older homes, have older mechanics in them and if they are operating to normal capacity, a home inspector can't say replace due to age if the unit is working properly. In those cases, I usually recommend that my buyer's ask for a home warranty to help protect them in the future. (a warranty is going to cost around $420 and doesn't have to be paid until close. hope I have helped in some way. Robin Arrow
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Sorry I disagree with Home Warranties. I think they are a scam. Within 45 days of closing on our home, the furnace, the HVAC, the microwave and the refrigerator had serious issues. The clause in the agreement read that we could only use one of their licensed technicians. The problem was there was only one person. Wait time on the HVAC and refrigerator just to get them looked at was over a week. In the middle of summer we couldn't wait that long. After frustrations and a financial hit of $4k I would never buy another home with a home warranty.
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Sorry, but home warranties are a joke! We purchased a home that was over 10 years old and insisted on a HW only to be frustrated when several appliances including the HVAC went out. The only repairs/suggestions could be done by one contractor who the company used. It was a glue and band aid approach. We ended up spending $4k in repairs to get things fixed. Our refrigerator went on the blink over a weekend. The HW company expected us to wait until a week later for their "only repair guy" to get to our house. We ended up purchasing a new refrigerator. The air cond unit froze a repairman could not get out until 5 days later. Because it was in the middle of summer we called someone else thinking we could settle up with the HW company. Nope, they denied our claim bc their guy didn't look at it fixed. Another $600 hit. So, as buyer, I will never accept negotiations based on the "promise" of a home warranty clause/commitment again. All in 45 days after closing.
Flag Fri Aug 5, 2016
I think if the furnace is not too old you can just repair it before you sell it. How old is your furnace? If it's as old as the house I would probably just get a new one installed, because then your buyer will have less things to worry about and you won't have to haggle because of the furnace. http://www.nathansheatandair.com
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joseg, , Sylmar, CA
Wed Nov 30, 2016
Buying a new system can make it safer. i would replace the heater

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Doallapplian…, Home Buyer, Savannah, GA
Fri Feb 19, 2016
Its better once you repair all those things....Home appliance like fridge, oven,dishwasher can be easily repair from appliance repairing services.....I know one good appliance service.... I can give you the details....You can use it that once you need the repairing service......
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joseg, , Sylmar, CA
Mon Feb 15, 2016
Some people think it is better to repair it all depends if there is something really wrong with it and the unit is not safe.Its best to get an inspection done on it i called these guys http://metropolitanheatingandair.com they were knowledgeable but you guys are in another state. Try a locally trusted ac repair company.

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lynnnchase9, , Omaha, NE
Tue May 12, 2015
Honestly, I think it depends on the current condition of your furnace. I would call a furnace installation company and ask them what their opinion is. They should send someone out to look at it and help you decide what to do. Not only that, but they can also help answer any other questions you have. I would try going this route to help you with everything you need. http://www.jpsheating.ca/new-systems/heating-systems/
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Fri Apr 17, 2015
It's really hard to say whether or not this would help you. One thing you have to be prepared for is the possibility of a buyer taking issue with the furnace and requesting it be replaced or that they be compensated for it. That could happen, and it could affect the overall sale. I would suggest talking to a realtor about this. Find out how much of a selling point the new furnace would be. Once you know that you can weigh your options and decide what you want to do based on all of the information you have.
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Hollie Trues…, , San Francisco, CA
Thu Mar 5, 2015
Repairing the furnace might be cheaper than replacing it with a new high efficiency unit. I also think that $8000 is a bit high of a quote for replacing the system. Have you received a few different quotes on replacing or repairing it? I would say that if the furnace works and is in good condition, leave it as is and the next owner can replace it if they want to. http://mitchellplumbing.com/heating-cooling/furnaces/
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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer, Jackson Springs, NC
Wed Feb 25, 2015
Functioning HVAC systems are pretty much a necessity when you're selling a home. Most buyers will want a home that has a functioning furnace. You might be able to sell it without one, but it will be for significantly less. However, the price you mentioned seems a little steep. I would get another couple of quotes to compare. http://www.absoluteheatingnair.com/equipment_absolute_air_po…
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Calvin James, Home Buyer, Orem, UT
Thu Jan 8, 2015
I would repair it. It will cost you a lot less and I don't think you will have any issues selling it with a freshly repaired furnace. It will pass inspection and inspire confidence in the buyer. I'm sure there is a furnace repair shop close by that you could bring out for the job. http://www.comfortecheating.com/service_and_warranties.html
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I think you should repair both the ac and furnace. If the house is move-in-ready buyers are more likely to contemplate buying. For some reason buyers like to have something they can just quickly move into that need minimal adjustments. I would at least repair the ac. http://www.onehourairwestpasco.com
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John Connor, Home Buyer, Kansas City, MO
Mon Jan 5, 2015
I would just have the HVAC unit fixed and functioning properly. After you do that then all should be good. I would just sell the home like you normally would after that. http://www.aggressivemechanical.com/heating-services-in-monm…
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Calvin James, Home Buyer, Orem, UT
Sat Dec 20, 2014
I would go with the replacement. We replaced the heating in our house a couple years ago and it's been great! Our gas bills have gone down a lot. I am glad I did it. http://kohlesandbach.com/service/des-moines-furnace-repair-s…
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Call this place really good about what they do. Excellent AC Repair company with 24 hour services. http://pacificcoastheatingandair.com/burbank-air-conditioning-repair/
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Mark Leach, Home Buyer, Pine Bluff, AR
Tue Dec 16, 2014
I think that it totally depends. If you can resolve the problem that the furnace has completely, than a repair would save you a lot of money. If the repair will provide a temporary fix that will only last a few months to a year, than that is bad karma.
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Gary Geer, Agent, Antioch, IL
Mon Dec 15, 2014
If your furnace is in working order their should be no need to replace it. Why have the added expense.
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Gerald Vonbe…, Home Buyer, Jackson Springs, NC
Mon Dec 15, 2014
Usually a new furnace is a good selling point for homes in areas like yours. If there's something to set your house apart from other houses in the neighborhood, you'll probably have better chances of selling it. That being said, furnace repair might be just as effective. Either way, putting the furnace in functioning order is a must for selling your home. Most people don't want to buy a house that needs a bunch of fixing up before it's even livable. http://www.thermo-tech.ca
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Kiara Jane T…, Home Buyer, Kansas City, MO
Wed Dec 10, 2014
I would get it repaired or replaced soon. Some home inspectors are very picky and will point it out. Might as well just get it out of the way, it's better to be safe than sorry. http://www.nebraskaheatingandair.com/heating-repair-service
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Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Mon Dec 8, 2014
I would look into how much it would cost to replace or repair your furnace. If your furnace isn't in too bad of shape maybe it would be more cost effective to just repair it. I wish you the best of luck.

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Myersjulie31, Home Buyer, Blakeslee, PA
Fri Dec 5, 2014
I think that it might be a good idea to look around for a less expensive system. I'm sure you could find something that is about the same quality but not as pricey. There are quite a few options available, and if it's going to be out of your budget, you want to make sure that it isn't too expensive for you. I would keep looking around, but I definitely think that if you want a good sale that you should replace the heating system. http://qualityhomenergy.com/heating-installation/
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Vilma Teodoro, , Provo, UT
Wed Dec 3, 2014
If the furnace is still working, you should consider repairing it and selling the home at the original price that you have marked. I just recently moved into a new home and decided to replace the furnace to a high efficiency unit. I saw this as my choice instead of the seller's responsibility. However, there are pros and cons to both choices.

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I think it would be nice to put in a new furnace if you are trying to sell. Buyers like it when all the systems and appliances are new. You don't have to, but it's a good way to get buyers interested. http://www.nebraskaheatingandair.com
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Mary Jane Pr…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Mon Nov 10, 2014
I would strongly suggest making sure your furnace is installed properly and working correctly before you sell your home. Having a nice working furnace could help put a greater value on your home. Make sure that you have a professional come and check it out. I know that I wouldn't trust myself to work with my own furnace.

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Avalaurie86, Home Buyer, Draper, UT
Wed Nov 5, 2014
Having a working furnace is pretty important to a home. Especially if you have cold winters. I remember when my heating broke down my home was a fridge in the winter.

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Calvin James, Home Buyer, Orem, UT
Thu Oct 30, 2014
I would. Hope inspectors will be very picky about. I think you will make up what you pay on it. http://www.coolsolutionshvac.com/
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Joey Constan…, , Anchorage, AK
Wed Oct 22, 2014
I think that you should repair it. Yes if you do replace the furnace you are going to spend a huge amount of change on it. If you were to go with a repair you would be saving yourself a ton of money and besides you won't be living there anymore. I think that I am going to have to get my HVAC system repaired soon since my furnace sometimes doesn't work on me. http://www.danielsheatingandair.com
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There are pros and cons to repairing your unit. If you can find a good furnace repair service, it might be better to just repair it. Our furnace just went out and we are leaning towards just getting it fixed, rather than spend all that money on a new one.
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mattdalek47, , Columbus, OH
Wed Oct 22, 2014
I think it depends on the condition of the furnace. I would get a professional in to inspect it and offer their opinion. They can tell you what kind of miles are on it and how long it should hold up. They are trained and work on these things every day, so they know what to look for.

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Matt, I agree that it depends on the condition of the furnace. I would also recommend having a professional come and give you an idea of what needs to be repaired. If you furnace isn't work at all, you would probably need to replace the whole system. However, maybe your furnace just needs a tune up. http://www.socoairconditioning.com
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Pedro Cintas, Home Buyer, Walla Walla, WA
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Will it really cost that much to replace a HVAC unit? Ours just broke down a little bit ago and we had some contractors come look at it. We were trying to decide if we should repair or replace so we asked them to estimate the costs of each one. They didn't estimate even close to $8,000 for a new system.
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Maryanne Jac…, Agent, El Cajon, CA
Fri Aug 15, 2014
No. When a buyer presents an offer on your home, and you accept it the buyer carries the duty to inspect the property. During the home inspection the furnace may become a negotiating point, you may decide to give the buyer a credit towards the replacement of the furnace or replace during escrow if this becomes a buyer's request.
During the inspection process a buyer can ask for many things, remember you are not obligated to perform all the requests, you may opt to remedy a few of the requests or you may opt to sell "AS IS"
Best of luck to you!
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Jay Taylor, , Santa Ana, CA
Wed Sep 25, 2013
Hi Leonard,

If you want to get a good price of your home then you should get your furnace repaired because if anyone comes to buy your house then he/she will surely ask you about the furnace. Just think that if you are going to buy a house, will u buy it if the furnace needs to be repaired??
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Jenny Ruther…, Agent, Savannah, GA
Fri Jul 26, 2013
Repair and offer a home warranty...
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Mr. Ed Yanne…, Agent, Savannah, GA
Tue Jul 2, 2013
Hey Leonard! You have received a ton of advice on this subject and I would trust your agent to help you with the decision! I say this because you have already trusted he or she with one of the biggest financial deals you will ever do and he or she has the hands and feet in your neighborhood and will be able to tell you if it is going to help sell the home faster and are you going to get your money back. BUT I can tell you to replace a hvac air handler (inside unit) and condensing 2 or 3 ton (outside unit) 8k sounds a little HIGH. If you need access to MLS data you can go to our website http://www.myhomesavannah.com. THANK YOU!
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Mon Jun 24, 2013
The decision to repair or replace would largely depend on the condition and age of the unit and the cost associated with putting it back to working condition.....There just isn't enough information to provide you with a solid recommendation.

Unless the unit is "too far gone" I always lean toward repairing the problem.

Good luck,

Bill
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Carmen Sanch…, Home Buyer, Mineral City, OH
Wed Nov 14, 2012
I would contact a professional like markham heating and see how much it would be to repair the furnace. Once you have an idea on pricing it might be easier to make your decision. Good luck!
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Dan Chase, Home Buyer, Texas City, TX
Sun Mar 21, 2010
Buyers see old furnaces as inefficient energy thieves. Often there is a 5-7 year payback for replacing it.

If I saw 2 houses almost identical except one had a new furnace and one had an old one that could be a deciding factor when buying.
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Sam Thompson, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Alpharetta, GA
Sun Mar 21, 2010
Leonard...Here is a slightly different answer for you......You could solve this problem through renovation financing from the buyer's perspective. You could let prospective buyers know that they can replace the HVAC system with a brand new unit that they select through a renovation loan program that allows them to purchase and renovate the house at the same time. There may be other things that they would like to update in the house at the same time, such as carpet and painting or updating the kitchen. If you would like some brochures to put in your kitchen that explains this process for prospects to see, drop me a line.

Renovation lending is a happening thing!
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Fran Williams, Agent, Savannah, GA
Thu Feb 11, 2010
Leonard: As in all important events, you need to consult a professional - not the guy next door who services his own heating and air system. Ask your Realtor to provide a list of heating & air conditioning service personnel (at least three). Then call them and, ask whether they charge a service fee to evaluate your present system. Get three opinions and three bids to repair and three bids to replace.

Here's a thought to consider: If you think that the house will be on the market for 2 years (not an impossibility in the current market), you will recoup some of the cost of repair or replacement through reduced utility bills.

It is time to get out the old Ben Franklin approach. A sheet of paper lined down the center w/pros on the left, and cons on the right might help you to organize your information.

Time is running out on the tax credit benefit. That might not even be a consideration for you.

Good luck and God bless.
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nancy hill, Agent, Issaquah, WA
Sun Jan 31, 2010
If the furnace is working, a clean filter is installed and you have had the unit serviced within the past year or 2 then it should not cause any red flags to the inspector. Offer a Home Warranty that covers the furnace. A Home Warranty is a selling point and is affordable to the seller. This can be paid for at closing so you do not have any money out of pocket.
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James Dudley, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Sat Jan 30, 2010
Leonard,

Don't forget that if you are buying a new home after selling yours you should qualify for the $6500 home buyer tax credit.

Repair the furnace vs replacing it if you can. A non working furnace will not only come up in a home inspection it could prevent the buyer from being able to use loan products such as FHA or VA.
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Dianne Kessl…, , 31406
Sat Jan 30, 2010
As a Real Estate Broker in Savannah, GA, I would suggest that you have the furance repaired by a licensed HVAC tech, then offer the Buyers a One Year Home Warranty with the purchase. Usually, this is a $399 expense to you, yet it offers the Buyers a "peace of mind" that if your older Heating unit did go out the first year then it would be repaired or replaced at a very small cost to them. This Home Warranty plan would also be renewalable for a reasonable cost to them each year thereafter. Good Luck in Selling and Buying. Please let me know if you need further advice or help.
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Eric & Janel…, Agent, Cupertino, CA
Sat Jan 30, 2010
I always recommend having your Realtor make a call on changing out the heater, but my guess it can be pretty cold in Savannah over the next few months and it is never a good idea to be showing a house that is cold. So I would make sure the heater is fixed or replaced. In my experience spending the extra money on a higher end heater you would be unlikely to recoup the money, so I would suggest looking for the best value if you do replace. Good Luck Home Selling!

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Dave Griswol…, Agent, Bridgewater, NJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010
Leonard, I tend to agree with most of the other answers here, upgrade your furnace,service it and keep the paperwork/reciepts tape them to your wall near the furnace so that when buyers come they see your on top of things it relaxes the buyer to know you've put effort into the home.
As a note there are other things you can do which i'm sure your Realtor has told you, however I'll mention a few here just in case.
Bathrooms, always clean take your personl items away put them in a closet cabinet or box.
Bedrooms put away anything personal, pictures,perfumes on dressers etc. doing this lets the buyers picture the room as their own and not yours.
Paint where you can basic colors tan/lite coffee colors seem to be the style. White isn't as popular and tends to let the buyer think it was a quick job. So do alittle different in the color dept.
basements, clean dust free, if it's finished then no problem, if not store your personals etc in one corner and leave the rest open.
Smell the ol baking cookies is always nice and inviting. Don't over kill it but make sure a fresh smell is in the air. Running the dryer with dryer sheets is always good so if you get a call to show your property do some laundry before showing.
Remember to take away extra furniture or pictures that give the room that full feeling, less is more in selling your home.
I tell you these things because sometimes putting money into things such as furnaces, is a bit costly and may not have the return your looking for. Listed above is things that only cost you sweat. and is very helpful in selling your home and putting it in the best possible light.
just as note if you have a lawn, clean and solar lighting is a nice low cost touch for curb appeal.
All the best to you!
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Chuck Green, Agent, Norcross, GA
Sat Jan 30, 2010
Leonard,

I would suggest having the unit serviced and repaired as necessary to make the unit(s) functional and put your money to work in other areas of your home that may need sprucing up. In todays market price and conditon rule.. the home with the best pricing and sparkling conditon sell first. The home warranty is a great tool also as it provides your potential buyers peace of mind. Be sure to have the service bill and the home warranty info as part of the package your realtor places in your home for the potenial buyers to review as they are viewing your home...

Good luck
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I wish I had not bought a home with an over 30 year furnace...I am wasting too much fuel....Buyer didn't want to put in one....or have it serviced before I bought it...I had it serviced and they told me to replace it before it went....you are better off staying away from homes with 30 year old furnaces especially propane ones!
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Michael Hamm…, Agent, Suwanee, GA
Sat Jan 30, 2010
What does your Realtor say, Leonard? My advice to our sellers is always exactly the same on this particular subject. Unless the HVAC system is not working properly and/or will not pass a thorough inspection, DO NOT spend any money on it. Change your filters, vacuum the vents and registers, and prune shrubbery away from the heat exchangers, but keep your money in your pocket. The best way to sell in this market is price, price, price. And don't forget about price. Be the best value in your neighborhood. Period. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Gary Geer, Agent, Antioch, IL
Sat Jan 30, 2010
Leonard,
In order to get the top dollar for your home it needs to be in tip top shape. Most buyers will want to do a home inspection with a home inspector. And your furnace may be an issue. I would suggest that you clean and repair your existing furnace ( this may be less costly then replacement) to good working order. Also if the furnace is not working, this may be an issue with the buyers lender and may stop your potential buyer from getting financing.
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Sat Jan 30, 2010
At this point if it does not bring you a return of at least what you paid for it, it is not a wise investment. Your listing agent should be able to advise you. If your unit is failing and will not pass a home inspection, then you may have to consider giving a credit so the buyer can intsall one after they purchase, this way you are not fronting your savings. Good luck with your sale.
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Gita Bantwal, Agent, Jamison, PA
Sat Jan 30, 2010
A new unit may not get you the return on investment. All systems should be working when you sell. If it costs a lot less to repair and the contractor gives you a warranty, that might be a better choice. Your agent can make a better recommendation based on homes in the area and cost of repairs.
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