If you’re planning to sell your house, you’re probably running through a checklist of all the things that need to be done first, from deep cleaning to home improvements. When you sell your house, the exterior is the first thing a buyer sees. It’s their first impression of your home. If your windows are in poor condition, you may want to invest in a window replacement before you sell.
Why Invest in New Windows Before Selling?
Old, unappealing windows could have a negative impact on the sale of your home. This may result in fewer offers, as buyers are often looking for something low maintenance and move-in ready. Buyers may not be willing to pay as much for your home, leading to reduced offer prices. It may also extend the sales process as buyers may negotiate the sale price or request a window repair before closing.
Replacing your windows before you sell your house will improve the curb appeal, making it easier to sell. New windows can increase home value, and will make it more likely you’ll get full asking price, lower time on market, and smooth negotiations.
Signs you need to repair or replace windows before selling your house:
- Broken or damaged seals
- Cracks in the glass
- Condensation or water damage
- Increased heating and cooling costs
- Drafts and noise seeping through
If you decide to replace your windows before selling your home, how much of a return on your investment will you see? A 2020 report by the National Association of Realtors found that homeowners who replaced their windows with new energy efficient windows saw an average return of over 72% of the project cost upon resale. Energy efficiency is an attractive quality because most buyers do not want to purchase an inefficient home that generates excessive monthly energy costs. Additionally, they may prefer not to undergo the hassle of replacing home windows themselves.
Michigan’s Most Trusted Window Replacement
Homezone provides durable, energy efficient windows that keep your home insulated and comfortable whatever the weather. We guarantee safety, security, and efficiency for every project. Contact us for a quote.