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4 Educated Estimates Every Person Selling a Home Should Get

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 01 November 2017 15:46

Congratulations, you have decided to sell your home. This is the beginning of a long and rewarding process. However, before you begin, make sure you find a way to get four important estimates done for your home. Do you know what these estimates are? Check them out below.


Hire a professional roofer to take a look at your roof. You will want him or her to find out the estimated life expectancy left on your roof. Also, a roofer can check to see how many layers of shingles are on the roof. If there are too many, replacing the roof will cost a bit more time and money. After your roofer provides this information, you will be able to know how to advertise the roof on your home to potential sellers.

HVAC Systems

Even great HVAC systems have expiration dates inside of homes. Certain companies, like Dick Kearsley Service Center, know that a professional should know how much life expectancy is left in your HVAC system. Also, get an estimate on how much it would cost to upgrade, repair, or replace your HVAC system. Remember, HVAC systems, are an important part of a home. You do not want your home to be on the market without knowing every detail about your own system.


You should get an estimate on the electrical system in your home. This means an electrician should stop by to check and make sure all of the electrical work in your home is up to code. This would also include an estimate involving how much it would cost to make any additions or repairs needed to bring all of the electrical work up to date. This estimate will help you price your home accordingly.

Home Value

Finally, you should obtain an estimate of the entire value of your home. This estimate should include the value of your land and your house. Obviously, this estimate will help you price your home fairly for the local real estate market. However, it will also help you determine if you are paying too much in property taxes. Remember, arguing a successful reduction in property taxes can save you a huge amount of money both before and after you sell your home. For this reason, get this final estimate done as soon as you can.

Selling your home is a big undertaking. There is always so much to do. However, make sure completing the above estimates is on your mind. The successful sale of your home may depend on it.

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Rachelle Wilber

Rachelle Wilber is a former real estate agent now turned freelance writer that specializes in home realty, mortgage, and building. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies.

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