Are you thinking of packing up and moving? Then you are not alone. Many people today are choosing to move on from their homes, either moving to a new area or looking to upscale/downsize their property. If you are looking to move on from the property that you own today, though, you have some issues to take into consideration. For example, what condition is your home in? Especially the roof. The general condition of your roof is something that you should always keep in mind, as it will impact on the value of your home.
Typically, selling a home with a damaged roof is something that will knock down the price considerably. Any roofing damage noticed and logged during an inspection will likely mean that the price will come down by several thousand pounds. You should keep that in mind, as a lot of people make the mistake of selling a home for thousands less than they need to.
With the professional roofing contractor involved, you can solve just about any issue with the roof prior to selling. This means you can ask for full value from your home when it comes time to selling. But should you?
You should repair your roof prior to selling
While it might feel easier to just cut your losses and knock a few thousand off the asking price, you’ll often cut more off the price than you will save in time. Yes, roofing work could cost you a few thousand bucks and it will take some time to get the work done. That being said, it will often be cheaper to get the roofing repair carried out prior to selling the property and then ask for the full value of your home.
One reason is that roofing work is often going to cost you a lot less to do than the value of your knockdown price. You should keep that in mind, as many people make the mistake of investing in homes that need a lot of work done – but not enough to justify the knockdown price. You should, therefore, look to do the work yourself; the stress and outlay caused by the work will be rewarded when you get maximum value for your home on the market.
A damaged roof forces other questions to be asked
The other reason that we recommend you solve the roofing problems that you have is that you should be looking to avoid roofing issues causing other concerns. When one problem is found with the condition of your home, it may cause buyers to become a bit more vigilant about any other issues they find. This could mean that issues they were willing to let lie or look beyond will soon become pertinent points – forcing you to drop the price even further!
That’s why you should not hold back when it comes to doing home repairs today. It’s a bit of an upfront outlay to make sure you get the best value possible for your home when it comes time to sell.