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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I haven't seen an oil heated house in a long, long time.  I remember my Aunt's house in Tallahassee when I was a little kid, and a rental house in Charlotte that my sister lived in.  Other than those two, I can't think of any.

May 09, 2022 03:03 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

In 23 years in Charlotte, I've never sold a house heated by oil. I've sold homes where unused oil tanks were buried and needed to be dealt with. The last time I lived in a home with oil heating was in NYC in a coop built in the 1930's.

May 09, 2022 01:41 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not sold a home heated by oil. I am in CA. I will also add gas prices in my area are $6.15/gal for premium.  

May 09, 2022 06:59 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

When I was in NY, most houses were heated by oil (included mine). It's just the way it was, and no, it wasn't hard selling them.

In MT, most houses use electric heat.

May 09, 2022 06:02 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Ha Ha Ha that is so not a CA question! 🤣


May 09, 2022 05:09 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

We still have quite a few homes, in the Baltimore area, with oil heat. I have buyers/sellers who specifically want this type of heat.

May 09, 2022 05:06 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Own a woodlot and be a son of a birch... love Jotul woodstoves and if you stay a year ahead with seasoned wood, you don't worry about oil prices. Great exercise preparing for the next heating season too. Insulate whatever you have to the hilt Michael J. Perry !

May 09, 2022 04:51 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

That is not a choice here as far as I know Michael.

May 09, 2022 03:38 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I've been advising rural clients to upgrade from oil to propane for the past several years now. (electric is extortionate and natural gas is not available!)  The problem many of these rural Sellers have found is the oil trucks are much heavier and can travel the hilly back roads far easier in the winter than the propane trucks.  Also, propane shortages are not unheard of.   It's a Catch 22 for sure!

May 09, 2022 03:09 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Oil-fueled heat is still an option in the rural areas of our market.  It just "is what it is" and if people want to live there, it's oil or propane.  My most recent buyers were of the opinion that it wasn't ideal but they'd deal with it if it was the "right" house.  

May 10, 2022 04:52 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not an issue in my area of CA but most of the homes I sold in the Boston area were oil. 

May 09, 2022 05:18 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I've never had to try to sell a house heated by oil . . . not my area. 25 years ago, a financial advisor said put money into NE heating oil . . . then yall had a HEAT WAVE! I should have fired that guy when he was 30 min late for our first meeting!

May 09, 2022 04:39 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Michael J. Perry in my area I haven't seen a house heated by oil yet.

May 09, 2022 02:45 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most homes here in NH are heated by oil. It is the newer homes that are now heated by natural gas where available. I just filled mine up at $5.79 gal and it hurt. 

May 10, 2022 05:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The last time I lived in a home heard by oil was in the 1950's. Have sold a few early in my career in the 70's.

Since then, no experience. By the way gas is over $5.00 a gallon in downtown Chicago and premium is $6.10.

May 10, 2022 04:34 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I have no idea about this as I don't believe it exists here in Phoenix.

May 09, 2022 09:01 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I wouldn't know, they don't exist in my market

May 09, 2022 05:24 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Home are not heated by oil in my market.

May 10, 2022 06:46 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't think so. Oil use has faded, and more people and builders around here have switched to propane. Some places have natural gas. Some are all electric. But houses with existing oil heat aren't that much of a concern to buyers if they can get the house they want in an area they want at a price they can live with. Solar has been catching on around here as well.


May 10, 2022 11:46 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

All oil furnaces heated homes were converted to electricity decades ago in Central Washington State. Our electricity is far less expensive than oil, natural gas, or propane.

May 10, 2022 06:46 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most rural homes here have switched over to propane and I have not had an oil heated home listed so far.

May 10, 2022 06:24 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I'm sure it does. I've never sold a house yet that has oil - past tense yes.

May 10, 2022 10:31 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Many of the home heated by oil have gone to dual fuel. Where a heat pump is installed and when the temperature goes below 32 the oil heat kicks in. Oil heat is by far the best heat you can have in a cold weather climate.

May 10, 2022 09:37 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In over 25 years of selling real estate, have never sold a home heated with oil.

May 10, 2022 07:04 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Heat pump conversion with solar panel seems to be the only way.

May 19, 2022 08:46 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Homes in the same community will sell in the price range of the comps.  

May 12, 2022 10:57 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Most homes in our area in Connecticut are heated by oil, so not a great deal of choice. Some older homes (60's, 70's) are heated by electricity since it was cheaper when they were built. Very few homes have natural gas; we use propane for kitchens and pools.

May 10, 2022 03:34 PM