As the housing market is becoming more competitive, setting yourself apart from the market competition is becoming even more important. One of the biggest ways that sellers can differentiate themselves from other sellers is by what they do with their roof before moving. A new roof is a huge selling point and will be sure to draw in a lot of interested buyers. However, there are also some legitimate reasons to leave the roof as is. If you’re about to sell your home and you’re in a dilemma about your roof, the purpose of this blog is to assist you with the decision on what to do with the roof before selling.
Reasons You Should NOT Replace or Repair the Roof Before Selling
For a lot of sellers, time is of the essence. If you find yourself without enough time to go through with a full roof replacement before you intend to move and sell your home, that is a good enough reason to leave the roof the way it is. Let’s face it, moving is stressful enough on its own and you don’t need to add more to your plate.
Another important factor to consider is your financial situation. The decision to replace a roof isn’t the same as deciding what to get from the dollar menu. It is a sizable investment and a decision that isn’t made lightly. If you decide replacing the roof isn’t in your best budgetary interest, it’s a perfectly good reason to leave the roof as it is before selling.
Lastly, warranties don’t always transfer ownership! Many people don’t realize this. If you’re selling your home and want to replace the roof, make sure that warranty will transfer to the new buyers.
Reasons You Should Replace or Repair the Roof Before Selling
Coincidentally, time is also of the essence when considering replacing the roof before selling. A home that has just gotten a new roof is sure to attract more buyers and be swept off the market sooner. You can use your new roof as a selling point and as a way to be differentiated from other sellers on the market.
Additionally, If it has been over 15 to 20 years since your roof has been replaced, it may be in your (and the buyer’s) best interest to consider replacing it before selling your home. Though you are taking on the upfront costs of a roof replacement, your investment into a new roof will pay off when it comes to selling your home. You can feel confident in putting your home on the market for a much higher asking price.
Connecticut’s Best Roofing Contractor
Just as sellers on the real estate market work to differentiate themselves from their competitors, we, at Harmony Home Improvement, are constantly striving to do the same in the roofing industry in Connecticut. We are proud to be one of the few factory-certified GAF® Master Elite Roofing Contractors in the nation and are also Google Guaranteed. If there is any way we can better serve our customers, we will make it happen. Harmony Home Improvement is here for all your roofing needs. Give us a call at 860-645-8899 to talk to us about your next roofing project today!