As we head into the “dog days of summer” it is a good time to talk about how the temperature of your home can help – or hurt – can influence prospective buyers. The heat in your home can be a selling factor. No one want to move into a house that is too warm or too cold, so keeping your home at an even temperature is a trick especially when prospective buyers can show up at any time to see your home.
Climate control has many elements - temperature, humidity, and light all play important roles. Here in Texas keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is very important. As we show homes to prospective buyers it is very common for them to comment more on the room temperature of a home almost before they notice the size of rooms – this is especially true when we are experiencing one of “hot Texas” days.
We stress making your home welcoming and comfortable to the prospective buyers, so it should start with having your home at a comfortable temperature. Be sure your air conditioning is set at a cool temperature – yes it may cost you a little more on your utility bills while your home is on the market but it will go a long way in helping you achieve your goal of selling your home. Many home buyers in warm climates, like ours here in Texas, list central air conditioning as one of the top “must haves”. Additionally since these units are such an important feature you may want to spend a little extra money to have your unit serviced so you are sure it is in top working order before listing your home.
Another nice feature to help cool your home is ceiling fans. Ceiling fans come in many sizes and styles and they can add a unique decorator feature to a room as well as being functional. In addition to providing a cooling breeze, they can move heated air to lower heights in the winter months when high ceilings work against keeping warm. Ceiling fans can be installed outside under a covered porch, or inside, providing a practical and cost effective way of affecting a home's comfort by circulating the air.
Blinds, shutters, awnings and drapes are all other nice decorator options for keeping your home cool. During showings you will want to be sure to leave the window coverings open so your home is light and bright, however outdoor awnings can help keep rooms cool while letting the sunshine in too.
Your ultimate goal is to provide the impression that your home is the perfect place to beat the summer heat.
Helping you sell your home is our goal,
Getting you through the process is our expertise!
Reechia & Keith Powell
Powell Realty Group