Before we put our house on the market, we met with a realtor to discuss the logistics of what we were selling.
Our realtor walked around the property and assessed everything before returning to us with an estimate.
The number he gave us was slightly lower than we were expecting and his reasoning shocked us. Our HVAC system was really old and it was a major concern for future homebuyers. HVAC systems were thousands of dollars, so that had to be considered when purchasing a home. Nobody wanted to buy a home knowing that the risk of HVAC failure was high. However, as the owners of the house, the HVAC system worked fine and we didn’t see a problem with it. The idea of buying a brand new HVAC system for a house that we wouldn’t be in made us uncomfortable. However, the real estate agent assured us that the return on investment would exceed the amount we spent. This was a major risk, but we decided to listen and install a new HVAC system. Afterwards, we listed our house for twenty thousand more than we originally planned on listing it for. The best part was the amount of offers we received over the asking price! We are so thankful that we listened to our real estate agent and installed the new HVAC system, because we got our money back two times! We will keep this in mind for our future home too, knowing the benefits of a new HVAC system.