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Selling Your Home? Start with New Fence Installation

Once you decide to sell your home, you need to be aware of the aspects that can potentially affect it's selling price. A few questions potential buyers consider include:

How old is the home? How many bedrooms does it have? What is the neighborhood like?

Have you ever wondered why some homes sell faster, or for more than others, despite being in the same neighborhood? It is important to be aware of what drives potential buyers. Surprisingly, one element that can raise the value of your home during a sale is by repairing your current fence or undergoing new fence installation.

So how exactly does a fence make a difference to the selling price of your property? Here are a few reasons:

1. Aesthetics

A simple fence can add immense value to your property. That’s because a well-maintained fence enhances the appearance of your home and the surrounding yard. Professional installation by an experienced fence company can also show potential buyers that you have taken great care of the property.

A beautiful new fence installation will add plenty of curb appeal to your property, helping you make a great first impression on potential buyers. Anyone who sees the house from the outside, including potential buyers, will more likely want to see what's inside.

Installing a vinyl fence or privacy chain link fence will help give a home a huge boost in aesthetics, as it will give the property more of a country feel, which is perfect for homes in Oak Hills and Phelan.

2. Buyers Want a Fence

Potential home buyers who have children or pets may prefer buying a house which already has a fence installed around it.

A sturdy and secure new fence installation is sure to add value to your home. Several potential buyers may not be interested in a property without a fence, as it would be another added expense after purchasing the home. However, with a fence already installed, it can help sway buyers to make an offer who may have been hesitant to do so before.

3. Fence Material

The fence materials also have an effect on the value of your property during a sale. Vinyl fences are generally considered to be more aesthetically pleasing and can help boost your property value. In a similar way, a privacy chain link fence can also be a great option, especially if your home has a pool and you are looking for added privacy.

4. Maintenance

If you already have a fence installed around your home, take a look at its condition before you put your property on the market to determine if it needs repairs or if you simply need to schedule a new fence installation. If you have a vinyl fence, for example, make sure you clean the vinyl rails and posts before staging your home to prospective buyers. If you have a chain link fence, make sure there are no broken or damaged parts that need to be repaired or replaced. Ensuring fence repairs are complete before putting your home up for sale will be beneficial. A home with a half-broken or a severely-damaged fence can turn off many potential buyers.

5. Installation

Hiring a fencing contractor is highly recommended to achieve the best results. You may be tempted to take on repairs yourself, but if the job is not done well, it will most likely be caught in the home inspection if the potential buyer doesn’t notice it first. Have an experienced professional inspect and repair your fence. The repair of your current fence or a new fence installation will also help in increasing the value of your home.

If you are selling your property, having a fence installed around your property is a great way to increase its value. A high-quality, professionally-installed fence will last for years and can add significant value. For a free estimate with an experienced fence contractor in the High Desert, contact All American Fence Erectors today!