At Strong Life Roof Restoration Melbourne, we’ve already had more than usual roof restoration Melbourne jobs booked. So it’s a pretty good guess that the housing market is already building towards a strong spring house selling season. But, poor street appeal, overgrown and untidy gardens, or tired and damaged roof and guttering, do put off potential buyers. For relatively small investments, you can turn your outmoded house into a stylish residence that should draw the highest possible sale price. You will be amazed at the difference improvements like a full roof restoration Melbourne will make to your home.
The first time most potential purchasers will be introduced to your property is when they see a real estate agent’s photo of its exterior. Ideally, that photo needs to create enough desirability to encourage possible buyers to either ‘drive-pass’, or attend an open house inspection. Here are a few upgrades you can do for a reasonably small outlay, that could massively increase the final selling price,
- Start with the big stuff first – Most people don’t want to buy a home that looks like ‘it needs a lot of work.’ You need to get the buildings in good condition before you even think of doing smaller, ‘more cosmetic’ improvements. In other words; there is no use fiddling around with the garden or yard of your house, if the roof and guttering are damaged, missing parts, or perished.
- Lifting tiles, deteriorating or rusting metal, old and outdated roofing that mismatches the rest of the house, will all deter potential buyers. Nothing will give the impression of a well-kept home, than a full, modern roof restoration Melbourne.
- Pressure clean walls, windows, and under eaves. And, while you’ve got the pressure cleaner out – don’t forget the clean up any driveways or paths. .Fix up, or call in the local tradie, to strengthen or patch up damaged mortar.
- It’s definitely time to replace or paint worn fascia boards, other wooden struts and structures, such as posts or columns.
- Make sure gutters aren’t stuffed full of leaves, are fully attached, aren’t showing signs of leakage and wear, and have smooth clean lines. It could even be the time to invest some money into a full gutter replacement.
- Once the big jobs are completed, it’s time to pay attention to your property’s yard, garden and fences – are the boundary fences all complete and strongly secured? If you’re not the home handyman type, call in a fencing contractor to replace any broken palings, strengthen corner posts, replace cracked mortar, or update paintwork.
- If you’re not a gardener, call in the professionals to rejuvenate, style or replant your garden. Make sure the garden helps create a ‘holistic look’ with the rest of your home, and preferably the other houses in the street. And beware; most buyers are put off if a garden looks like it’s going to take up too much of their time. Put down pebbles, plant ground-covers, have well placed rocks, cut back branches, spray weeds; using all of these simple strategies deter weeds in your garden and helps give the impression of it needing minimal upkeep.
- One very simple thing you can do to give the appearance of a well-loved home, is mow grassed areas, regularly. A neat, well fertilised lawn can easily boost your home’s desirability.
A well-kept exterior can definitely increase the appeal of your home for potential buyers.
But, be warned, you might find, after completing all this upkeep, especially a full roof restoration Melbourne, you could see your home in an entirely different light – and you might even be tempted to not to sell.
For any information about a full roof restoration Melbourne, to arrange a free quote or inspection from one of our team of guttering and roofing experts, phone Strong Life (03) 9310 4455, enquire online, use our live chat service on our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org