When selling a Windsor home that you are no longer living in, it is important to make the house look like it is well cared for. The landscaping must be maintained, utilities must remain on, water needs to be available and so on. The problem we understand is that the last thing anyone wants to do is pay for these services if no one is living in the home. However, this is not the time to be worrying about cutting down on these expenses or you might turn off perspective homebuyers.
Let’s face it: What buyer wants to view a Windsor home on a hot summer day with no air conditioning? Who wants to see dying grass or a pool that is not being cleaned? On top of that, if a buyer can’t test appliances or check the water pressure, they will most likely move on and chances are you may have lost a sale. Obviously, in the long run, it’s easier to maintain and more cost-effective to leave your utilities on and sell your home sooner, rather than turn them off and have a house sitting on the market.
However, that’s not to say you can’t save on your utility bills this summer while showing your Windsor home. Here are a few ideas to conserve energy while showing your home in the best possible light:
1. Replace Air Filter: Get the most out of your air conditioning with a clean filter.
2. Keep thermostat at 78 degrees during the summer. This will keep your house comfortable. Not too cold, not too warm.
3. Unplug any remaining appliances.
4. Keep shades, drapes, blinds closed.
5. Make sure air vents are not covered.
6. Turn off water heater.
Finally, once you have a scheduled closing, schedule your disconnection notices
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