When you're trying to sell your home, you want to make your home appealing and inviting for your potential buyers. The aim is to give them reasons to offer at least your asking price—if not more—for your property. This can lead to adding some extras that you wouldn't have had when you lived there. A fence is one of those possibilities, but will it really make your home more appealing? Here are three ways that it will.
Offers the Extra Security
A fence helps to offer a bit of security to your home. Buyers with children or dogs will look for this. They don't want the risk of someone getting into their garden easily and stealing their pets. They don't want to worry that their pet or child will be able to run away. If your home doesn't have a fence already, they'll start thinking about their own fencing options and the cost of installing them.
Offer Some Privacy
Another benefit to a fence is to add some privacy to your home. People don't always like seeing into their neighbors' gardens, or feeling like their neighbors can snoop on them. They want to be able to enjoy the outdoors.
If you don't have a fence, some buyers will mark your property down as it doesn't offer the privacy they want. They will start to consider fencing options, and that could make them choose somewhere else that already offers it for them.
Uniform With the Rest of the Neighborhood
If yours is the only house in the neighborhood without a fence, you will find that installing one will make your home more appealing to buyers. People don't want to stand out, especially when they move in somewhere. They don't want to feel like they have to do something as soon as they move in just to match the rest of their neighbors.
That being said, if the other neighbors don't have a fence, buyers may not even think about the fencing question. This will depend on who they are, and whether they have pets or children that they need to keep safe.
There's nothing wrong with not having a fence, but you may get more interest in your property with one. People don't want to spend extra money on items like this if they don't have to, and they could look elsewhere at other homes for sale if your property doesn't offer the privacy and security they need for their family.