Why Having a Fence Can Get Your Home Sold Faster

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Why Having a Fence Can Get Your Home Sold Faster

Fences don’t get enough credit when it comes to things buyers are looking for.  In fact many times buyers don’t even realize they want one until they are already in the home shopping phase.  So as a seller why have a fence?  Well if you’re going to invest in your home before selling, consider a fence.  In many cases it can not only get your home sold faster but also help get buyers up to the price point you’re listing for, here’s why.

Security

For some buyers, having an alarm just simply isn’t enough.  Having a fence gives buyers a more sense of security.  Whether it’s a person who lives alone or with children, having a fence gives an added layer of protection and peace of mind for buyers.

 

Privacy

Depending on the type of fence, privacy is something that goes a long way for buyers.  In an urban landscape or a development where homes are in close proximity, a fence can be the difference of getting to the closing table or a buyer walking away.   Folks want an area where they can relax and feel isolated from the world not the feeling of being in a fishbowl.  So a privacy fence can make a home far more desirable to a similar home on the market without a privacy fence.

 

Aesthetics

We’ve all heard the coined phrase “home with the white picket fence.”  Well the fence doesn’t necessarily have to be white or picketed but it can make all the difference when it comes to the aesthetics of a home.  Investing in a fence can help boost the curb appeal and overall value of a home.  Fences can be costly to put in but that investment can see dividends if done correctly.

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