There’s a long-running debate about whether homeowners looking to sell in the near future should spend money on new renovations, particularly on the outside of their home. While it’s true that completing a major project may not yield you the best return when you sell your home, there are still a few renovations that will make selling easier, and possibly yield a higher selling price.
The first thing a buyer sees is the exterior of your home, and real estate agents will tell you that it’s not unheard of for buyers to drive up to a house and choose to not even enter it because of the state of the exterior. To avoid this, here is a list of smart exterior projects to complete before selling your home.
If you are suffering from any leaks in your roof, it’s a great idea to have them repaired before selling your home. Roof leaks will definitely cause trouble during an inspection, and buyers are well within their right to demand a lower price tag or cancel a sale if they are discovered. If you do not disclose them beforehand, you may be liable for their repair costs if the buyers can prove that you knew about them beforehand.
Make sure to look out for these common causes of roof leaks.
Window Replacement and Repair
Windows are the only part of your exterior that buyers interact with whether they are inside or outside of your home. They are one of the most important things that you can replace in order to add value. If you don’t want to replace your windows outright, you can have certain window repairs done that will still add value to your home. Buyers will not want to see windows that do not open/close properly, or those that are in disrepair. Having a professional company come in and repair or replace old windows is possibly the best renovation decision you can make.
Other Small Changes You Can Make
Besides major projects like roof repair and window replacement, there are a few more minor changes that can make a big difference:
- Fix up the landscaping: prune trees and hedges and plant new grass where bare patches exist. This will make your home more appealing upon first glance.
- Add shutters: these cost-effective features often make a nice addition to the curb appeal of a house.
- Get a new front door: replace a worn-down front door with something much more inviting. The same can be done with your garage door.
Get a Free Quote on Home Repairs
Looking to make a few repairs to your home’s exterior? Not sure what it will cost? Contact Schmidt roofing to get a free quote on your exterior renovation today.