One question that we see a lot from homeowners looking to sell their homes in the future is whether or not a fence increases your home value when trying to sell.
The first thing that we want to say is if you’re staying in your home for a while before you plan on selling and you want a fence, go for it! Fences can add beauty and privacy to a home, which can increase your enjoyment of the home while you do live there! Your happiness in your home matters just as much as the potential property value down the line.
If you’re not staying in your home for a long time and your current home doesn’t have a fence, there are some factors to consider as to whether or not to add a fence:
First, it’s important to know that many buyers look for homes with a fence when shopping. They may have kids or pets that they want to make sure are safe. Sure, they could add a fence themselves after purchasing the home, but that takes times and their outdoor pets would have nowhere to go in the meantime. Plus, privacy is often an important consideration for many homebuyers, and fences are a great source of home privacy.
Because many homebuyers look for a fence, having one on your property may help you sell your home more quickly. This is an important consideration to many people who are trying to sell their home and is worth considering when trying to decide whether or not to add a fence.
Fences also add curb appeal to a home. The first step in selling your home is getting a buyer in the door to look at it, and having an attractive yard can help with that. A good fence adds to the landscaping and aesthetics of a home, which makes people want to see more. Many buyers might not be able to articulate that they want a fence, but will be drawn to a well-landscaped yard with an attractive fence.
If you want to install a fence, you need to factor in whether you can get a good price for a fence. If you’re spending a ton on the fence and labor, you likely will not recoup your cost. Additionally, if you install a barebones fence that isn’t very attractive and doesn’t add privacy to the home, you are also unlikely to recoup the cost, as the buyer will likely want to replace the fence.
A great choice of fencing is a chain link fence with privacy slats installed. These fences are more affordable, but still attractive and add privacy. Because our fences come with the slats pre-installed, your contractor will be able to install them quicker, saving you more money. Ask your contractor for a PrivacyLink chain link fence with factory-inserted slats!