A house’s value is not fixed. There are several factors that contribute to your home’s resale value, and the creation of add-ons that improve appearance or functionality is one such method in increasing a house’s retail price. Fencing a home front is a simple, easy, and efficient way to gather attention over other, potentially competitive houses on the real-estate market. First impressions are important, and a fence can provide a clean, cozy feel to a front yard that otherwise might have been bare, with nothing to attract a potential buyer’s attention.
Appearances and Fashion
Imagine the picturesque family house. What do you see? The chances are, you see green grass and a white picket fence before anything else. For many, that’s the only truly necessary component of the archetypal All-American home. A house’s shape and color are irrelevant — it’s the bright, white picket fence, standing out like a welcome sign to suburbia.
Picket fencing isn’t the only form of valuable fencing, however. Just about any kind of fencing will do, from the secure chain-link fence to the contemporary-stylistic aluminum fence, to the classic wood fence. A simple picket fence may not suit your house’s style as well as vinyl or wrought-iron fence may – it all depends on the style of your home.
Price and Cost-Benefit
There’s not much point in spending money to improve a thing’s value if the expenditure isn’t worth more than the net amount gained from the renovation and development of a house or its associated assets. A fundamental aspect to the sale of housing is in regard to the estate’s external presentation. How a house looks at first-glance makes – or breaks – the appeal to many a home buyer. In addition to adding to a home’s worth, a fence can enhance a house’s ability to be sold at all.
When taking this into accord, it’s a good idea to access how much your house is worth as it is now before taking steps to improve its value. Certain types or styles of fencing work better for some forms of housing than others. For example, if you own an already-expensive, larger house, with a great amount of area space, a simple picket fence might look a little strange or out of place. For such a style of housing, which would already be worth a large sum on the real estate market, wrought-iron fencing might be the best form of fencing to enhance your property’s value.
Conversely, if you own a suburban home, a picket or aluminum fence could be a perfect fit for the occasion. If someone were to affix an old Victorian-style, wrought iron gate to a simple, three bedroom house, it could come across as intimidating, and the price provided by the wrought iron fence might detract potential buyers, who may wish to look for other houses on the market with a greater amount of amenities provided for the price.
When thinking about how to add to a home’s resale value, it would be a good idea to account for the necessary time spent installing a fence properly. While you might be able to save some money installing a simpler form of fence – such as the picket fence – yourself, it may take longer and probably won’t look as nice as if a professional had installed it.
If you have questions in regard to what kind of fence might suit you best or what kind of material would be most cost-effective, or if you just want a professional’s opinion as to whether or not you could reasonably install a fence by the time you want your house sold, Central Fence has you covered. You can stop by one of our physical locations in Swainsboro, Statesboro, Vidalia, or Sandersville — or just give us a call! We’d be happy to assist you in any way we can.