Did you know that fencing is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value ? In fact, NOT having a fence is among the biggest threats to your home’s resale value according to the MSN Real Estate website. http://realestate.msn.com/13-big-threats-to-your-homes-value-1 – 10. As many a realtor will tell you, a home without a fence and landscaping is just a house. So a fence is a perfect addition to any home.
And while most people know that adding a fence is great, most prospective buyers don’t know that an attractive fence can be the foundation of an aesthetically pleasing, comprehensive landscape design. They go together.
So if you plan to improve your home with landscaping, you should make every effort to ensure the improvements are done correctly and are part of a complete package, which includes a fence. Landscaping the exterior of a home alone isn’t always enough. Almost nobody ever says – “I love the house, I just wish it had NO fence.” New flowers and shrubbery can be a great time to consider new fencing.
There no question that beautiful plants catch the eye and turn heads. But it’s important to keep in mind that new plants combined with old, tired fencing reduces the positive impact that landscaping alone might have. It actually draws attention to your old tired fence. It makes the fence look beat up. The last thing any homeowner wants is to draw attention AWAY from their new landscaping and TOWARD their old, ragged fence.
So consider the fence as part of the entire landscaping design. If there’s no effort made to update a fence when updating a landscape, it will stick out like a sore green thumb!
So how much value can a beautiful fence bring to your home? The answer is it depends. It often depends on the area of the country you’re in as well as the market and neighborhood. Realtors in some parts of the country estimate a good-looking cedar fence may increase the value of your home as much as $1500-2000. http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/landscaping-gardening/landscaping-home-value/#. And this same article indicates that privacy fences constructed of concrete block (in front) can raise the price of a home by $3,000-5,000. These are serious financial considerations for all homeowners, not just those who are considering a potential sale.
So as you ponder improvements to the value of your home, your single largest investment – consider a fence as part of larger landscaping package.
And while there are lots of fence people to choose from – don’t just pick just anyone to install your fence. Choose the professionals at FenceMasters. Because even though most fences aren’t rocket science, you don’t want just anyone poking around in your yard with a post hole digger. You want a bonded contractor to install your fence. If they’re not bonded and they hit a sprinkler line or an electrical line, your fence will end up costing a lot more than you thought.
So choose a professional fence contractor to do the work of installing a fence – whatever fence you choose. And then all you have to do is figure out how much you just added to the resale value of your home. Fencemasters and increasing the value of your home – that’s two things you can really count on.