Making the Most of Your New Kitchen

Why You Must Fix Appliances Before Selling Your Home

When you are selling a house, generally the items that are affixed to the floor or walls stay with the home. This can include light fixtures and appliances like a clothes dryer or dishwasher. What happens if your dishwasher has been broken for a long time and you're supposed to leave it for the next owner? This can make your property  much less attractive to a potential buyer for the following reasons:

Buyers Get Suspicious

If you are selling a house with appliances that don't work, buyers may get suspicious and wonder what else doesn't work in the house. A prudent buyer would ask to test the appliances to ensure that they are working before committing. It is easy to have a ready excuse, but at the same time, it doesn't paint a pretty picture, especially if a repair was simple. It's best to take appliances out of the house rather than sell them with the house if you do not intend to fix them before you do so. Having a yard sale is a good way to get rid of things you do not want.

Bad Impression

A little paint repair and even appliance servicing can go a really long way to give prospective buyers a good impression of your house and you as an owner. If your appliances seem well maintained, the prospective buyer will likely think that you maintained your house just as well as you maintained your appliances. Paint and polish can protect appliances from rusting and will give a facelift to your entire kitchen. A little effort can actually play a big role in you making a good impression on your buyers, and a critical broken appliance can be enough hassle to be a deal breaker. Invest in washer repair and get your water heaters fixed for an immediate change in appeal and value to your home.


If your appliances are repaired, serviced, and seem in good condition, even if they are outdated, you are more likely to get the price you demand for your house. Some buyers cannot afford new appliances, so if your used appliances are well maintained and work properly, a buyer may feel more confident and comfortable offering you the price you asked for. A little cosmetic work in this regard can really go a long way in you getting a great sale. Do yourself, and potential buyers, a favor and consider appliance repair with a professional company like Collier County Appliance Service, Inc. before putting your home on the market.