When it comes to selling your home, you would want to get as much as you possibly can. So, renovating has likely crossed your mind more than once. From changing your vinyl siding to fiber cement siding, to improving your landscaping and changing the garage doors. However, most homeowners have also questioned if the renovations are even worth it.
In this post, Timberland Exteriors discusses why fixing your home is better than selling it “as is.”
How Fixing Your Home Makes Sense
Let’s say your home has a bevy of problematic holes in the walls, damaged foundation, or a new roof installation. That means your home isn’t something that can be easily fixed. If you decide to sell it as is, there’s a high chance that only flippers will make offers. Some buyers may say they’re looking for a “fixer-upper” home, but that usually means they want a home that requires the smallest amount of repairs.
If your home has the aforementioned problems, a fixer-upper buyer or a flipper will likely attempt to low-ball you. For the former, it’s because they can find a home for the same price with no problems (costing you a potential buyer), while the latter will fix the home they bought at a low price and then sell it at a profit. This would limit your buyers and put you in a losing situation in the end.
Your Steps to Take
With that in mind, it’s clear that fixing up your home makes sense. Keep in mind that when it comes to renovating, kitchens and baths give the highest returns. Before fixing the home, make a list of what is defective or broken. You can start with the minor improvements and cosmetics such as patching up the holes and cracks in your walls. Then you can move on with replacing the windows and roof if necessary. It’s also paramount you fix any possible code violations since your buyer will probably have the house inspected.
If your real estate market is hot, then you can get away with a few fix-ups before you sell. Keep in mind, however, that this would still reduce the price in the market.
If you’re in need of any home remodeling or window installation service this spring, turn to Timberland Exteriors for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of roofing and siding installation services. Fill out our contact form to learn more about our services and get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Maplewood, MN and other nearby areas.