Thinking of selling your home?
The home buying and selling season here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is right around the corner. Many likely buyers and sellers wait for this time of year for several reasons, whether it’s because of their kid’s school year coming to an end, or better weather to take on those minor projects that home owners had little time for during the holidays. Whatever the reason, the start of spring generally kicks off the season to buy and sell.
If you are thinking of selling your home, you’re likely thinking about the things that would entice a buyer to make a purchase, ensure no hick-during the closing process and get most for your home. These items may include an interior refresh with paint, cosmetic updates inside the home, updates to your curb appeal with new landscaping, or maybe just a good cleaning.
With all that said, let’s not forget about the roof.
Will I Need to Replace My Roof Before I Sell?
You might not have thought about your roof when considering selling your home. You might have even thought that replacing your roof may seem like wasting money. According to the National Organization of Realtors, the return on investment in a new roof when you sell your home is one of the best home upgrades you can make.
How Might My Roof Affect the Selling Process?
The reality is that during the home buying process buyers look for new and shiny – even if they’re buying an older home. So, an older roof may turn them off or turn them away. Buyers like new because they want the peace of mind knowing that they will not have to make a significant repair after making a major purchase. Additionally, an older roof may also give a potential buyer a means of negotiating a lower price than listed, which ultimately means less money for you.
Another consideration when thinking about replacing your roof before selling your home is that a roof that is in need of repair or replacement because of damage due to weather or other factors or is reaching the end of its life can affect the potential buyer’s financing. In some cases, lenders can even make the loan approval contingent on replacing the entire roof. If that happens, you as the seller may end up footing the bill and must have the roof replaced before closing or risk losing the deal.
How Do I Know If I Need a Roof Replacement?
If you’re thinking about listing your home, the best thing to do is to have it checked out by a professional. Here at Total Roof Protection,we’ll inspect your home before you list it and provide you a thorough inspection report that identifies damage or potential problem areas. This gives you a starting point in determining if you just need a few repairs or if it is time to replace. Which ever the route to take, Total Roof Protection can help.
And don’t forget, whether your roof needs minor repairs or a full replacement, once this step is done you can assure your buyers even more with Warranty Protection plan. By purchasing our Roof Warranty you can provide even greater assurances to your buyer that they are buying a good home that has a roof that is well protected.
Contact Total Roof Protection todayat xxx-xxx-xxxx to get started with a full roof inspection.