Ready to list your home for sale and not sure what to do about your old deck? These homeowners in the Russet Woods neighborhood of Hoover, AL, called on Archadeck of Birmingham to replace their aging deck prior to listing their home.
You can find varying opinions about how much a new deck will add to your home’s resale value. Is it a wise investment? Can you increase the listing price to cover the cost of adding a deck? Remodeling Magazine estimated in their 2018 cost vs. value report that,on average, homeowners will recoup about 82% of the cost of a deck when they sell a home.
What does that mean for you? If it sounds like you might not make back your investment on a new deck, let’s examine this from a few different angles. First, while you may not recoup 100% of the deck cost, you can add some portion of that cost to your listing price. Second, adding or replacing a deck can improve your chances of selling your home faster, especially if your deck is downright irresistible. Third, while you are selling your home, your family gets to enjoy the new deck yourselves. Family time spent enjoying your outdoor living space can be priceless.
Archadeck of Birmingham suggests you talk with your realtor about trends in your area. A realtor can give you a good feeling for how much faster you can expect to sell your home by replacing an older deck.
Why a New Deck Makes Sense for these Hoover, AL, Homeowners
One thing’s for sure: if your home has an older deck that’s less than beautiful, it will have a negative impact on the home’s sale. Replacing the deck makes sense in terms of safety and aesthetics. Do you want every prospective buyer to look at your home and think, ugh, we’ll have to replace that old deck?
Our clients in the Russet Woods neighborhood of Hoover, AL, wanted a deck that would create a good first impression on prospective home buyers. Their old deck would not have created the favorable impression they needed. For a solution, they called on Hoover, AL, deck builder Archadeck of Birmingham to design and build a simple replacement deck.
New Pressure-Treated Wood Deck is a Win-Win
This clean and crisp wooden deck is the perfect addition to this sun-dappled, wooded lot in the Russet Woods neighborhood. The deck features two sets of stairs for easy access to both sides of the sloping yard. The homeowners chose to include a gate at the top of each stairway. Prospective home buyers with children or pets will appreciate the inclusion of this extra touch. The deck provides current and future homeowners a beautiful place to sit and relax among the trees.
Are you thinking about selling your home? Is it time to replace your older Birmingham-area deck? A new outdoor living space could make your home irresistible to prospective buyers. Contact Archadeck of Birmingham today. Call us now (205) 576-5780.
— Derek & Carissa Crews, owners Archadeck of Birmingham.