Selling your Florida house can be a smart move in the current housing market. Because it’s a strong seller’s market, there’s an excellent chance that you’ll be able to get a good price for your home. There are some important things you need to get taken care of before you put your home on the market though. One of them is making sure your major appliances get the maintenance they need.
While you may be taking some of your kitchen appliances with you, any that you leave behind should be inspected at a minimum. That will give you an idea of where they’re at in the lifespan of kitchen appliances, alert you to any maintenance that’s needed, and if anything needs to be replaced. It’s not going to feel good as a buyer to move into a new home only to find out that what they thought were functioning appliances have failed shortly after they move. Your dishwasher, oven, stovetop, and refrigerator should be at the top of the list of appliances to have looked at.
Your home’s HVAC system is a crucial component that makes life comfortable in the home. If it’s not maintained properly, it will become less efficient and wear out more quickly. You should be having your system tuned up twice a year – once before you turn on the AC for the summer, and once before you turn on the heater for the fall or winter. Beyond that, it’s a good idea to have it checked and tuned up before you sell your home, just to be safe. This is best left to professionals because there can be many technical issues involved with HVAC repair.
Like your HVAC system, having access to hot water is important. If left unattended, your water heater suffers similarly to your HVAC system in that it won’t work as efficiently and won’t last as long. Some maintenance, like flushing your water heater, is simple enough and can be done by you. For anything you aren’t 100 percent confident in handling yourself, it’s best to call professionals to help.
When getting ready to sell your home, having maintenance done on your major appliances is one of the things that need to be on your to-do list. Your kitchen appliances, HVAC system, and water heater will all benefit from some general maintenance. Doing so will help you be better prepared to sell and can put you in a better position with potential buyers.
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