Top 4 Exterior Renovations to Help Sell Your Home

Top 4 Exterior Renovations to Help Sell Your Home

Saturday Sep 18th, 2021


Top 4 Exterior Renovations to Help Sell Your Home


Think more than just curb appeal. Potential buyers are drawn to a home that not only looks appealing but has limited repairs needing to be done. However, not all exterior renovations are created equal, knowing which ones will offer the best return on investment will help you decide which renovation projects to tackle before you sell your home.



A new roof carries a big price tag, but according to the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, it is the number one exterior renovation project to take on before selling your house. Unless your roof has been leaking or you have noticed shingles missing, you probably haven’t thought about replacing your roof. Proactively thinking about your roof can save you time, money, give your house a more contemporary look and improve energy efficiency. These points can help improve your resale value. A few questions to ask before you jump into a roofing project:

  • Does your roof look old? Is your roof older, dirty, discoloured, or missing shingles?
  • Does your roof leak?
  • Do you have heating and insulation issues?
  • Have you spoken to a roofing contractor or home inspector?

If you have said yes to any of these questions, it might be time to think about replacing your roof.



Potential buyers are looking for a home that is energy efficient, comfortable, safe, and looks good. Replacing your windows can go a long way in increasing the value of your home. New windows can; improve your home’s energy efficiency, extend the life of your HVAC system, make your home safer & more secure, help alleviate the outside noise, and of course improve the appearance of your home. All of these factors help increase the value of your home and help your house stand out to potential buyers.


Front Door

The front of your home is the first thing potential buyers see. Not only will a new door give your home exterior an attractive focal point, but it also boosts security and energy efficiency. Improve the first impression by painting your front door or replacing it with a new one. A brightly colored front door will make your home more memorable. If you aren’t interested in a colorful front door, you can also replace it with a sturdy new steel door or simply update your old screen door with a glass version for a fresh look.


Touch Up the Exterior Paint

A low-budget renovation for your exterior is a little TLC. You don’t necessarily need to repaint your whole house, start by pressure washing the exterior and cleaning the windows. Touch up any flaking or chipped paint on the trim, windows, and doors.





And the Curb Appeal - Add Simple Landscaping

The outside of your home will be important for attracting viewers and closing the deal.

When remodeling for a resale, update your landscaping by:

  • Removing any high maintenance plants or trees
  • Clearing weeds
  • Edging your sidewalks and driveway
  • Trimming trees and bushes
  • Fertilizing your yard
  • Consider hiring a landscape designer to add hearty plants that look great and require little attention

What not to do: Don’t add high maintenance assets. Large flower beds require work and can turn off potential buyers.

Next month's blog looks at Kitchen Renovations!



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