Get Your Home Ready to Sell - The Utility Room
Get Your Home Ready to Sell – The Utility Room

Get Your Home Ready to Sell – The Utility Room

By Myra Jensen

When you get your home ready to sell, the Utility room is most often overlooked. Buyers always look closely at the furnace and water heater when looking at houses.  But usually,  a buyer has no idea what they are looking for when looking at the furnace, they are just trying to determine in their mind the age of the furnace and whether the furnace is well-maintained.

You need to make sure this area looks great!

  • Make sure the area around the furnace is clear and clean, this is not the place for storage.
  • Clean off the furnace and water heater and other equipment. Most people have a thick layer of dust here, so wipe everything down so it looks clean.  This will make the buyer feel that the furnace it is well maintained and cared for.
  • Change the filter.  The inspector will likely show the buyers how to change the furnace filter.  Make sure they are looking at a newly replaced filter.

We are never trying to fool a buyer –your furnace SHOULD be well maintained.  You should strongly consider having the furnace cleaned and certified up-front, this will help you avoid any expensive surprises during the buyer’s inspection, after you have already negotiated a price.  As always – any defects that you know of and have not have repaired MUST by law be disclosed to the buyer.

When you list with The Myra Jensen Team, we walk through your home room by room to show you exactly what to do to get your home ready to sell.  Contact us today for a home selling consultation, or get started by filling out the home valuation request!

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