When you are selling your home, you want it to stand out in a good way. Impressing potential buyers means more offers, higher offers, and can help you sell your home fast. When you are preparing to list your home, you will likely focus on home improvement projects designed to attract and impress buyers. When you need to narrow down your exterior home improvement projects, you want to focus on projects with the best effects on curb appeal and home value.
New Entry Door
A new entry door makes a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. Replacing your front door can have a return of over 100% on your investment, making it an excellent home improvement project to both increase the value of your home and impress potential buyers. A new entry door gives all potential buyers an excellent first impression of your home. In addition to the aesthetic appeal of a new entry door, potential buyers will enjoy the energy efficiency and added security.
A home with new windows is very attractive to potential buyers. Many buyers don’t want to take on a window replacement project, so a home with recently replaced windows has increased value. Window replacement can be a bigger initial investment, but when you list your home, you will likely recoup at least 90% of that investment. In addition to the practical benefits of new windows, such as lower energy costs, increased comfort, enhanced security, and ease of cleaning, new windows will improve the aesthetic appeal of your home as well.
Buyers looking for a new home do not want to replace the roof within the first few years of home ownership. If your home needs a new roof, you may end up putting buyers off who do not want to take on the project. Most buyers understand that a roof has a lifespan, and if they see that your roof is nearing its end, they may avoid making an offer on your home altogether and focus on finding a home that does not need exterior renovations. If they do choose to make an offer, you may end up having to give a credit for roof replacement at the closing, which will cut into the sale profit from your home. With a new roof, buyers will see that you have invested in maintaining your home and are much more likely to make an offer. A new roof will give your home a clean, well-maintained appearance.
Once you decide to sell your home, you want to maximize the value. When deciding which projects to tackle, you want to make sure that the projects you choose attract the right buyers who will recognize the investment you put into your property. If you’re ready to make some changes to the exterior of your home before you put it on the market, contact Armorvue Home Exteriors for a virtual appointment. We’ve been helping homeowners make their homes more beautiful in this community for decades, and we’d love to help you too!