You’ve made the decision to sell your home and now you’re looking to put it on the market. You know your roof is in need of repair after a few leaks last winter and the guttering looks worse than ever. So do you go ahead and repair the roof and guttering or sell it as it is?
One of the first things a potential buyer will look at when viewing your home is the exterior. It’s the first thing they will see and will be the first impression they are left with. A shabby roof in need of repair will automatically get flagged up not only by the estate agent who will value your home but also potential buyers. Who really wants to have to do repairs such as roofing and guttering when moving into a new house? Any potential cash house buyer will likely go with a house in need of little or no repair so you don’t want to minimize your chances of getting a fast home sale.
Having a good look up there would be the best place to start. Seeing what shape your roof and guttering is in will give you an idea of what needs doing and how much it’s going to cost you. Will the cost of repairing both be beneficial in the overall value of your home? Quite simply yes a shabby roof and guttering can knock $1000’s off your overall value! Considering a new roof and guttering would estimate at around $2000 it makes sense to replace or repair your roof which could cost as little as $100. It makes sense to try and fix the repairs and clean up rather than leave it to chance of a buyer not minding the repairs. Remember the longer you have your home on the market the more cost you occur and the reputation of your home sell ability falls.
A clean roof in good condition and clean working guttering is an important asset for your home to display if you are looking for a quick house sale. Doing the work your self will no doubt be the inexpensive option and a great deal of internet sites have how to do videos which will show you step by step instructions. Obviously depending on the degree of repair needed you may need to hire professionals to fix and repair at a cost. Bearing in mind a shabby roof and guttering can knock $1000’s off what your home could be worth it may be needed for you to pay a little to save a lot in the long run. Your home will thank you for it as having a leaking roof or broken guttering can lead to damp which is another off to potential fast house sale buyers.
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