By Myra Jensen
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 Jensen Team – Home Marketing Experts, 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!