5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for an Upcoming Sale

The Seattle area housing market is hot right now, with areas like Tacoma, WA and Spanaway, WA leading the pack and not just in Puget Sound but around the nation, according to the Seattle Times. Many sellers know that in a buyers market you must put your best foot forward when it comes to your house. What many sellers aren’t aware of is that to take full advantage of what is often referred to as a seller’s market (Puget Sound is currently in this type of housing market), most experts still recommend preparing your home to put it on the market, often emphasizing the importance of curb appeal. 

Well-versed in home renovation and housing market trends, HGTV tells homeowners that “you can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal. No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door.” 

Put your best foot forward with this list of 5 things to consider before selling your home that improve curb appeal and will help you get the most out of your impending home sale

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#1 Roof and Gutter Cleaning

A roof and gutter cleaning will provide an instant facelift to your home at a reasonable price. A great-looking roof is not just show-worthy, it also helps to build potential buyer’s confidence in the durability of your roof and home. 

 

#2 New Gutters

Old sagging gutters with loose downspouts make your home look old and run down. New gutters will frame the house and give the home a fresh look.

 

#3 New Windows

New windows are a great selling when talking about energy efficiency. When it comes to curb appeal though, windows can make a big statement, old outdated windows can make a home exterior feel drab and uninviting. A major bonus is that new windows will allow more natural light into your home making your space feel welcoming for potential buyers. 

 

#4 New Roof

A recent report by the National Association of Realtors indicates that 32% of realtors said a new roof closed the deal for their client. Buyers recognize that a new roof is the best protection for their potential investment.

 

#5 – Exterior Paint

Fresh paint on the exterior of the home will update the home, making it more appealing to potential buyers. Paint is a cost-effective home improvement project that will provide a big impact when it comes to amping up the beauty of your home. 

 

If you are looking to sell your home soon, Valentine Roofing can help! Put curb appeal on your to do list with roof replacement, roof cleaning, gutter and window installation! Contact us today for your free estimate at (206) 575-7656.