Keep it Cool When Your House is on the Market!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 0528582

When your house is on the market, keep it cool in the hot weather.

Now that the summer sun has warmed up into the 90's and even up to 100 here in West Texas, a nice cool air conditioned house will be remembered!  

The houses that there is no air on or programmed to 82 -85 just won't have the same buyer impression.  In fact just this week, I previewed a house for an investor,and it was all I could do is make my self look at it,  it was hot, hot, hot!  There was no air on at all.  

When your house is on the market, vacant or not, consider that you have company staying over and leave the air on at a comfortable temperature for likely hot showing times, afternoons and weekends.

Rose Park Swimming PoolKeep it cool!  This is photo of the Rose Park Swimming Pool, Abilene, TX





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Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA - Eureka, CA
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Outstanding advice for the home seller, a little expense can go a long ways.

Jun 11, 2010 05:29 PM #1
Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+

The first thought I have when I walk into a hot house is "Can't wait until I get back in the car & blast the A/C"  That is probably what the buyers think too... hmmm, I guess they are not going to buy that house!

Jun 11, 2010 05:55 PM #2
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Sales of homes is not just price but it can involve how it is staged and how cool it is.

Jun 11, 2010 06:46 PM #3
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

That pool looks so good!!!  We staged a house today with no air conditioning.  We were extra hot and tired when we got done!  Cool is good!

Jun 11, 2010 07:03 PM #4
Pat O'Reilly
RE/MAX..214-289-6176 Irving and all of Dallas Fort Worth - Irving, TX

I could not agree more. You dont have to set it at 72 but at least 80 would be appreciated..when you are sweating like a dog and its cooler outside (100%) than's hard to see the home....

Jun 12, 2010 01:24 AM #5
Richard Strahm
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA
Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate

If someone pays an extra $100 per month to keep the house comfortable, it's a cost of doing business and money well spent.  Anything to make your house stand out from the competition!

Jun 12, 2010 01:35 AM #6
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor


I am so happy that I had my car air conditioning fixed so that it cools properly for this very reason, hot houses.

Tim, you are right, staging and cool counts!

Linda, I feel for you staging with no air.  The last house I staged I think they had the breaker off on the air conditioning and it wasn't really hot yet.

Pat, exactly you want the buyers to want to sit down and cool off instead of do an about face to their car.

Richard, I agree marketing your home properly is an investment in the sale!

Jun 12, 2010 05:38 AM #7
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