Should you restore your roof before selling your home?
The decision to sell your home is never made lightly. A great deal of time and energy goes into the consideration of this major decision. Real Estate agents sometimes tell us to improve our home ready for sale and other times they tell us to just list it and see what happens.
Should you complete home improvements like roof restoration before you put your home on the market?
There’s no simple answer and if you ask the experts, you will get different responses from real estate experts depending upon their point of view and where the market is currently sitting. The one thing that we do know for certain is that roof restoration adds value to your home and provides an excellent first impression.
How does roof restoration add value to your home?
Completing a roof restoration adds more value to your property than renovations or improvements that cannot be easily seen. Potential buyers will most likely see the outside of your home before they see the inside. A deteriorated or damaged roof does not make your home look appealing and buyers may be concerned that the inside of your home is also deteriorating and damaged. Perhaps even parts of the home that buyers cannot see, may be deteriorated and in need of repair.
First impressions count! Research conducted in the UK suggests that home buyers decide whether or not to make an offer on a home within 5 minutes of viewing the property. For this reason alone it’s worthwhile considering a roof restoration before selling your home.
It is estimated that a fresh roof can boost the perceived value of a home by at least 15%.
Some buyers may be turned off from a home that needs a roof restoration as they may wish to simply move in and relax, without having to worry about completing repairs on the home they are purchasing.
Choosing the right colour for your roof restoration.
Although there is no doubt that potential buyers will appreciate the aesthetics of a freshly restored roof, choosing the wrong colour could reduce your overall result. Take a look at our recent article “How to select the right roof colour” for some ideas.
It is important to choose a suitable colour, that goes well with your home and looks good with all the existing colours of your home exterior. The good news is that we can help you to choose the right colour for your roof. Our experience ensures that your roof colour will increase the value and the look of your home, for potential buyers.
If you’re looking to sell your Brisbane home, Right Roofing Restorations will ensure that your home makes a great first impression with a beautifully restored roof. Call us on 0431 962 819 to organise a free quote today!