As you get ready to sell your home you are probably creating a pretty extensive list of things to do. There is a plethora of things to do including cleaning, remodeling, preparing to pack, renting storage facilities, and meetings with real estate agents, to name a few. It’s important to decide what is most important to the process of selling your house. One of the most important things you can do is making sure your windows are in good enough condition that people will actually be interested in your house.
Do I Need To Replace My Windows?
Of course, the answer to this question depends primarily on whether or not your current windows are in good condition. In order to succeed as a seller, you need to think like a buyer. If you were buying your house, would you be impressed with the condition of your windows (this litmus test can be applied to many aspects of your home). If your windows have cracks, marks, or other signs of damage, or do not provide good insulation, they could be a snag in the selling process.
New Windows Are A Selling Point
In any selling situation, it’s important to highlight the positives of a house. New windows are a huge positive. The more things you can point attention to as a positive, the more points will be racked up in your favor in the mind of the prospective buyer.
Remember, your prospective buyers are always measuring your house and its features against the competition. In today’s market, there is a lot of competition. The more things that make your house stand out the better. In addition to the aesthetic and longevity advantages new windows provide, they normally will provide much better insulation than older options. Windows which are specifically designed to promote energy efficiency are very attractive to the modern home buyer.
Will You Make It Back?
A commonly asked question is, if I spend the money on window replacement, will I make it back? It’s hard to measure exactly how much the final amount will increase based on new windows. However, it will be something which will draw buyer to your house and encourage them to come back. Buying and moving into a new home are enough without having to worry about the hassle, expense and inconveniences of having all the windows replaced right away. Each house and set of windows is different. The bottom line is if your windows are not a selling point, they are most likely elongating the process and driving the final price down.
If you need your windows replaced or inspected, you want an expert’s help. Want to learn more about improving your home before selling? Call us to schedule a free estimate for your windows, roof, siding or gutters. We understand the stress of selling and the many complications you usually uncover as you get a house ready for the market.