If you’ve decided to sell your home, you want to put your best foot forward. Not only will this attract buyers, but it’ll ensure that you get the best price possible. Often times, doing a few quick fixes before selling your home means avoiding costly repairs for a buyer before closing. And with more and more houses hitting the market, you want to do everything possible to make your home stand out above the crowd.
Besides touching up some paint, taking care of pressing maintenance issues (roof repairs for example), and replacing a few fixtures, you’ll want to up the curb appeal of your home. This means keeping your lawn mowed, keeping your sidewalk and driveway clear, and maybe planting a few flowers. If you have a fence, honestly assess its condition. Rebuilding your fence before selling your home will attract more buyers and improve your property value.
As you assess the condition of your fence, take note of a few different things. If you have a wooden fence, is the paint faded or peeling? Is the wood worn and gray? Are there any missing posts, crooked posts, or broken pieces? Are there any other signs of wear, damage, or unsightly characteristics? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll want to rebuild some or all of your fence before listing your home for sale.
When it comes to the amount that your home’s value will increase vs the amount it will cost to repair or rebuild your fence, it is almost always worth it to go for the added property value.
The fact is, fences are very attractive to buyers. They provide added privacy and protection for the homeowners. This is especially important if the buyers have children or pets. If the market is very competitive, some buyers may not even want to walk-through your home if they see a fence that they know they’re going to have to rebuild. The inside of your home may be updated and in excellent condition, but if buyers walk up to a home that is in disarray from the curb, their first impression will be very damaging to your potential selling price.
Rebuilding your fence will cost money. But rest assured the cost of fixing your house before your list your home will come back as added value in many ways. Your home will increase in value, it will attract more buyers, and buyers will have no reason to ask for your to take care of the repairs later or ask for a lower selling price. Be proactive and make any changes you can to your fence to save you a headache later!
If your fence needs some serious help or you’re too busy with other home maintenance items, be sure to contact Outback Fencing. Whether your fence is wood, iron, chain-link, or something else, Outback can help you get it looking pristine before selling your home. Don’t hesitate to call Outback Fencing so that you can attract buyers early and sell your home for what it’s worth!