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Why You Should Replace Your Windows Before Selling

If you’re thinking of selling your home, getting it in good condition before you put it on the market is one of the best ways to improve its resale value. If the property looks dingy or in disrepair, buyers likely won’t be interested and, if they are, they’ll probably offer you far less than your home is worth. If your windows are old, shifting in their frames, or drafty, you can bet that prospective buyers will notice during any walkthroughs your real estate agent schedules. Taking care of window replacements before you put your home on the market is a simple way to help your property stand out from others in the area. Here’s why. 

Makes Inspections Easier to Pass
As part of almost every home sale, homebuyers get the home inspected before they close on the purchase. The inspection allows them to identify potential issues with the property before the sale price is set in stone. If your windows are old, drafty, or in disrepair, the inspector will notice and buyers may ask you to cover the cost of the replacement or ask that you accept a lower offer to help offset the cost of the replacement. 

By installing new windows before you put the property on the market, you’ll spare yourself the headache. Any inspections that happen won’t uncover issues with your windows and you’ll be more likely to get a higher sale price.

Boosts the Appearance of Your Home’s Exterior
Your home’s exterior is the best way to make a positive first impression on prospective buyers. When it’s in good condition, buyers will feel confident that the rest of the property will be in good shape. But if it looks run down, buyers may feel hesitant to make an offer. And believe it or not, one of the first things buyers will notice is the condition of the windows. 

When you replace them before you put your house up for sale, your home’s exterior will look nicer immediately. That means buyers will believe that you maintain the rest of the property just as well as you do the exterior, thereby increasing your chances of getting a great offer.

Cuts Down on Time-Consuming Negotiations
Negotiations are a major part of the home buying process. Buyers want to get the best deal they can on a property and sellers want to get the most money they can for their homes. Any issue buyers can identify during tours or inspections increases the likelihood of time-consuming negotiations before closing on the purchase. 

The fewer issues you leave in your home, the harder it will be for buyers to negotiate a lower price for your property. The easier the negotiation process is, the faster you’ll be able to close on the home.

Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re planning on selling your home sooner rather than later and are worried about the condition of your windows, contact Reflection Windows and Doors today. Our experienced team will be able to assess the condition of your windows and tell you if a full replacement is in your best interest.