Many of our posts focus on finding solutions to keep you comfortable in your home. Whether it’s HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or any number of services, The Bosworth Company has the experts you need. But sometimes you don’t make improvements for your own comfort, but to prepare a comfortable home for a new buyer. In this post, we’ll offer some practical tips on preparing your home for sale to make sure you get the most out of your biggest investment!
Your HVAC can be a subtle factor when a potential buyer tours your home and they may not even be aware of it. Keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter so potential buyers can feel the impact when they walk through the door. Getting your HVAC serviced before the sale can be a great way to ensure it’s in tip-top shape for the tour.
CLEAR THE DRAINS
Realtors, and certainly home inspectors, are going to focus on your drains. All sinks and showers should drain with no problems. A slow drain could clog up your plans for a sale. A professional plumber like ours at The Bosworth Company can make sure the drain – and the sale – go smoothly.
CLEAN ALL FIXTURES
This should go without saying, but your whole home should be sparkling for your walkthrough. Here in West Texas, hard water can make your fixtures look grimy. That chalky white substance can end up on fixtures and inside sinks, showers, and tubs. Make sure to give them a good scrub before every tour. Better yet, solve that hard water problem by installing a water purification system!
At the very least, make sure to change the batteries in your thermostat. This will ensure they don’t go out at the worst possible moment. Have you considered installing a modern smart thermostat? This adds lots of value to buyers, making your home more appealing. A modern thermostat will save big money in the long run.
SEAL DOORS AND WINDOWS
Sealing up any air leaks in doors and windows not only is a good look, but it’s also a big win for efficiency and helps preserve your HVAC. Noticeable leaks will be revealed by a home inspector, so make sure to get them sealed before that happens.