You have received some great information below. I agree that you would not necessarily get any return on the investment by replacing the AC unit at this time (assuming that it is working properly). However, after a home inspection you may have to make repairs/replacement if required. As for the home warranty, a buyer will expect you to pay for a 1-year home warranty for them at closing and you do have the option to have "seller coverage" through a home warranty company while your home is listed for sale in the MLS. There is usually no up-front cost for the seller coverage, as it is also paid at closing when you purchase the buyer's home warranty.
What other updates have you done to the home? There are certainly some good guidelines to follow to get the most return on your investment. Kitchens and Bathrooms are the winners when it comes to updates, but there are many other items to consider. I believe that your home needs to be in tip-top shape in order to get the highest price. Remember - you are in a beauty contest AND a price war with the other homes for sale. Having the home ready before you hit the market...and having the right price....are the most crucial parts of selling a home.
We would love to meet with you to discuss options for selling your home and purchasing a new one in Plano. I live in the area and know it well. Also, there is no cost/obligation to you for our consultation. We will meet you at the home, discuss pricing, marketing, the real estate market, and we provide home enhancement recommendations. Please visit our website for more information.
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