When the home prices just shot up around here, my wife and I finally felt that we just couldn’t wait any longer.
We were actually having realtors call us to see if we were interested in selling as we had made previous inquiries.
And the prices these people were bandying about were amazing. Yet, I was sort of shocked when the first realtor told us we would need to upgrade our HVAC equipment. That was not really something that we had figured on needing to upgrade. The HVAC unit we had was the best in residential HVAC when we bought it just over 12 years ago. The HVAC unit had received all the necessary HVAC maintenance twice a year without fail as well. So that HVAC equipment was actually in really good shape and we weren’t all that interested in getting rid of it. I communicated this to the realtor and he pushed back really hard. Like so hard that we decided that, while he had great results, maybe he wasn’t the guy for us. So we contacted another real estate pro who had come highly recommended to us. She was much more even and less tightly wound than the first guy. And yet, she too suggested that we upgrade the HVAC equipment. However, she did so while providing us with the relevant data that showed us what a big difference the HVAC upgrade would make. Getting the latest in HVAC technology would increase the price of the house in such a way that we would have been sort of stupid to do anything else.