Flipping Homes 101 – Focus on the Outside
So you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home. That means it’s time to make a few renovations in order to increase its curb appeal. Below, the Overhead Door Company of Augusta has your guide to flipping homes and maximizing value with the smallest possible investment.
People Judge Books By Their Covers
Beauty might only be skin deep, but when it comes to selling your home, upgrades to the exterior is how you make the real money. According to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2019 Report, seven of the top 10 projects were exterior and visible from the street. Number one on that list? A replacement garage door featured a 97.5% ROI. At the very least, fixing any cosmetic problems your door currently has. Replace any broken panels or windows, buff out rust spots, and add a new weatherstrip at the door’s base. While these changes might not have the same effect as adding a new door, they still go a long way in the process of flipping homes.
Paint It Black (Or White… Or Grey)
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your garage (or your home in general for that matter). Before you go full Rembrandt on your door, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Don’t go too crazy: You might think that nothing is going to catch the eye of a potential buyer like adding a crazy color to your door, and you’d be right. However, once they see it, they’re going to keep on driving. Stick to neutrals or muted complementaries.
- Check with your HOA: This goes for every major exterior renovation but before painting, check to see if there are any restrictions on what you can and can’t do. Better to find out early than go through the trouble of repainting.
- Prime, sealed, delivered it’s yours: Make sure that your paint sticks and lasts by priming and sealing when you add a new coat. If you can find two or three-in-one paint, even better.
The Devil Is In the Details
Can’t find a stock door that accentuates your home properly? Try getting custom with it. The DoorView garage door designer allows you to try out thousands of door, window, and accessory combinations so that you can concoct your perfect garage door. You can even see what it will look like on your home by snapping a picture with your smartphone’s camera.
If you are looking to start flipping homes, talk to the repair and replace experts at the Overhead Door Company of Augusta today.