Thinking of putting your house on the market? You might need a new roof! Your roof plays a surprisingly big role in the speed and ultimate amount of your home sale.
Bring More Buyers In
A new roof is a sign to buyers that you’re invested in the sale of your home. It tells them you’ve been maintaining your property and that you care about the aesthetics of your home. New roofs inevitably look better and more inviting than worn, mildewed roofs; they can help take some of the attention away from other home elements that might be lacking like an overgrown front yard or a peeling paint job. Having a local roofer install a new roof before you have professional real estate photos taken is a great way to get more attention online and thus, more showings.
Don’t Scare Buyers Off
If you were a buyer, what kind of assumptions would you make if a home you were interested in had a less-than-perfect roof? Even if it didn’t need a full replacement, what would you think if you drove up and there were shingles missing and a dangling gutter? Don’t let buyers make assumptions about your home. A roof in disrepair can be an inadvertent signal to buyers that you’ve neglected maintenance on one of the most important components of your home. They might wonder what else your house is hiding.
Save a Floundering Sale
Got buyers on the line, but they don’t want to pay for the roof repairs their inspector says your house needs? Call an experienced roofing professional in to get a second opinion, then ask the buyers if they’d be amenable to forgoing a price reduction if you have the work done yourself by a licensed roofing company. They’re likely to say yes – everyone wants a move-in ready house! – and you’re likely to save an offer that might have otherwise sunk the sale.
Replace and Reap the Rewards
Statistically, the best time to replace your roof is well before you put your home on the market. Why? So you can enjoy some of the benefit, too! A new roof still feels “new” to buyers for a couple of years, particularly if you make an effort to have it professionally cleaned and inspected annually. In addition, a new roof can help you save money on heating and air conditioning costs in the meantime, and even prevent the kinds of leaks that can run you in the thousands of dollars. Don’t just get a new roof for buyers, get one for yourself.
Accent Roofing works with motivated home sellers all over North Georgia to replace or repair roofs before houses ever even go on the market. And when roof repairs threaten to make or break a contract? We can help with that, too. Our roofing experts can even perform comprehensive roofing inspections for sellers who want to beat buyers to the punch.
Reach out to Accent Roofing today for a full inspection of your roof, or to find out how much it will cost to replace or repair your existing roofing structure. It’s one of the best investments you can make in your home.