Preparing your property for sale is very similar to preparing for a job interview. You’re about to be appraised by strangers, which means you only have one chance at making the best possible first impression. Not to mention that your future financial status is dependent on the outcome.
That’s where making simple upgrades can bring a host of advantages. Adding a new fence when selling your property is one such beneficial feature; here are some reasons why:
It’s the finishing touch
While it may not be top of their list, a good garden and fence is actually a major consideration that many homebuyers may bear in mind subconsciously. A weather-beaten, faded or damaged fence can set the wrong tone, but a new fence helps showcase your garden and your property’s surrounds in the best possible light, demonstrating that your property has secure perimeters, which is important for homeowners with children and pets.
When it comes to real estate, first impressions last. As mentioned above, a home buyer wants to aspire to live in a home that is welcoming and secure, but it must also be able to demonstrate this curb appeal to the street. After all, a good fence signals quality to passersby, in turn raising interest in your property and even potentially boosting its value.
Offer privacy and protection
Homebuyers aren’t just looking to feel safe and secure in your property, they also want to know they have some privacy from the next-door neighbours. A fence is the most satisfactory and easiest means of achieving this. Homebuyers are even ready to pay more for a house that’s well fenced since it provides them with the luxury of privacy when relaxing in the garden.
Make it easy for your buyers
Moving home is stressful enough, which is why many home buyers opt for houses that require very little work doing. Many home buyers will have families to raise, so having simple elements in place such as secure surrounds will mean less time spent having to remedy them once they’ve moved in. If your prospective buyer isn’t sure, a well-maintained garden and fence could seal the deal.
With the right fencing in place, you can showcase your property in the best light as the aspirational, secure and welcoming haven it is.
This article was written in conjunction with removalist Hire A Mover.