When you’re getting your house ready to sell, you’re cleaning the concrete, re-painting, and making your landscape look nice. Don’t forget about your roof – one of the most important pieces of curb appeal.
When we do a real estate roof certification for a seller, we tell them their roof value, how long it will last, and if we can certify it for 5 years. We also give them a list of repairs that need to be made. But in the real estate market, how your home looks can be really important to the buyer initially.
If you have a beautifully landscaped yard and a clean home, but the buyer looks up and sees a roof that doesn’t match, they may not take a look inside. It’s a huge deal.
We’re currently working on a home in a West Linn neighborhood that’s just amazing – the size of it, the driveway, the landscaping. And then you go inside and it’s like, wow! It’s immaculate. But the roof? It’s black with green growth all over it. Moss is everywhere. All that beauty is lessened by the appearance of an unhealthy roof.
These clients aren’t putting their houses on the market for a few months, so we have time to apply a product that will self-clean the roof. They’ll have the natural beauty of a tawny brown cedar roof.
Yes, repairs on your roof are essential for its overall health and the eventual closing of the deal. But the appearance of your roof could be a deal breaker from the beginning.
If you are selling your home, get ahold of me for a real estate roof certification. We’ll help your home look good, work right, and last longer – all important pieces of a real estate transaction.