Right after our daughter got married, my husband and I started looking for a small house in a quiet community.
Our monstrous five bedroom home was no longer a necessity now that our kids were out of the house.
We thought that if we bought a small two-bedroom home, we could still have the grandchildren over, or have a guest stay over. Once we found a home, we put our house on the market. The first thing the realtor told us was that we had to install a new HVAC system. No one wanted a home that had an HVAC system that wasn’t in good shape. Our HVAC system was only five years old, and there was no way we were going to have it replaced. It was still under warranty, and we had annual HVAC servicing done on the system. I changed once the air filters once a month, and there was no problem with the HVAC system. She frowned and said it was up to us, but she couldn’t price the house at our asking price without having a new HVAC system installed. We told her we wouldn’t be using her services and called another realtor. She was excited about selling our house. When she asked how old our HVAC system was, we were waiting for her to say it had to be replaced. Instead, she said it was fairly new and made some notes. My husband was excited to hire her to sell the house, and we said we hoped to sell it ASAP. Two months later, we were moving into our new home, and signing the old house over to its new owner.