If you are preparing to put your home on the market soon, investing in brand new siding is probably the last thing on your mind. Why, after all, would you want to spend thousands of dollars on a siding when you will be moving in the next few weeks or months? There are several reasons! As you read this guide, you will discover three compelling reasons to have your home newly sided before you sell it. By the time you’re done reading, you will probably be ready to call a local siding contractor to get the ball rolling on your siding project right away.
- It will bolster curb appeal – Curb appeal is crucial when it comes to selling your home quickly (and for your asking price). People want to buy pretty houses, so it’s important to make sure your residence looks its best for showings. Older siding simply isn’t as attractive as new styles are. Manufacturers have, for instance, have begun creating beautiful vinyl siding that looks like traditional wood but requires none of the maintenance. Fiber cement siding is another great low-maintenance option that will add visual appeal to your home; this particular type of siding has enjoyed an increase in popularity in recent years.
- It will probably increase your appraisal price – It’s not uncommon for sellers to have their homes appraised before they list them. Sometimes this is done on a realtor’s advice and sometimes the current homeowner simply has no idea what his or her residence is worth. If you choose to have new siding installed on your house prior to your appraisal, it is likely to be valued at more than it would have been otherwise. This is excellent news because it means you’ll be able to start with a higher asking price. Furthermore, siding generally has an excellent return on investment, with sellers generally recouping between 75%-80% of what they spent once they close.
- The home inspection will likely go more smoothly – Old siding can harbor a variety of secrets, including water damage, mold infestations, and insect problems just under the surface. Having your siding replaced before you sell is a surefire way to make certain these potential issues are fixed prior to your buyer’s home inspection. The better the inspection goes, the easier it will be for you to sign the necessary closing documents and move to your new home faster. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
If you are now seriously considering investing in new siding, contact the team at Hatch Homes at your earliest convenience. Our experts have experience working with a number of different types of siding and can guide you through the selection process if you are struggling to figure out how to get the most bang for your buck as a home seller. We take pride in developing exceptional professional relationships with all of the North Carolina and South Carolina families we work with and we sincerely hope your siding project will lead to additional jobs at your new house in the near future!