If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you likely want to limit the number of big-ticket repairs before officially listing it. Regardless of ROI, it’s hard to improve a home you’re planning on leaving. But if you sell a home with an imperfect roof, it can have a real impact on the offers you receive. In fact, your asking price may feel like a distant dream after your home spends a few weeks on the market. The roof has a lot to do with the stability of the home, so see why it pays to be proactive.
The Benefits of Roof Repair
For the most part, the roof is a less noticed aspect of the showings. Although it has a significant impact on the curb appeal of a home, potential buyers may not recognize it as such. They may attribute great curb appeal to a great lawn or entrance. But, the truth is that a roof makes up to 40% of a home’s external appearance and has a strong impact on a potential buyer’s first impression.
The Dangers of Selling As-Is
Selling a home as-is can seem like a great option for sellers. While they still have to be upfront about necessary repairs when asked, there’s more leeway when it comes to the more dangerous conditions of the home. A buyer has to accept the home (and its faults) upon closing, leaving the seller free and clear from potential recrimination.
But there’s a reason why there aren’t many as-is homes on the market. Real estate agents will largely advise their clients to stay away from these properties because they can easily turn out to be money pits. Flippers may be interested in your home, but they’re also going to try to get the property from a rock-bottom price that may not be enough to justify the sale.
Step Into the Buyer's Shoes
If you’re thinking about selling your home, it’s a good idea to find out about the condition of your roof before a home inspection for a pending sale. The roofing professionals from Assurance Residential would be happy to provide a free roof inspection, consultation and detailed report. Our approach is honest, fair and pressure-free. We will never push a roof replacement or repairs when they are unnecessary. We are a locally-owned business based in Lawrenceville, GA and serving the surrounding areas, including Braselton, Johns Creek and Buford. Call us today at 404-600-ROOF or fill out our form to schedule a free consultation and estimate.