You plan to put your home on the market in the near future, and you want to make sure that you get as much out of it as possible. The problem is that you don’t have a lot of money to sink into improvements or time is not on your side. Investing in a new deck is an affordable improvement that you can make in little time, but why is this a good way to spend your home improvement bucks?
Improved Curb Appeal
If your current deck was built many years in the past, it probably doesn’t look nearly as nice as you remember it in the past. You may get by with a good pressure washing service, but there comes a point when you need new wood and a modern design to make your overall home look more appealing.
If you don’t have a deck on your home right now, you may decide that a deck is more affordable than investing in landscaping. You do need some type of landscape design to ensure that your home is attractive from the curb. Potential buyers will drive by and see the sale sign in the front yard, and they will make an instant judgment about your property based on what they see.
A new deck helps create the impression that your home is well maintained and modern. The more time you spend beautifying the outsides of your home, the more you will convince potential buyers to consider investing in your home.
Less Work for Buyers
Potential buyers will look at the current condition of your home and start adding up the dollars for all of the repairs they will need to make. If your deck is not in a safe condition or doesn’t look as nice as the rest of your home, serious buyers will consider what it will cost them to repair or replace it after purchase. That may reduce the figure you see when those buyers make an offer on your home. This is especially true if your deck is not in safe condition because buyers will always keep deck safety in mind.
By replacing your deck yourself, you give potential buyers one less thing to add to their list of expenses. You also give your home a fresh update which will make buyers more willing to pay full asking price or more for your overall property.