Planning to Put Your Home up for Sale? Check Your Roof First

By Stacy Mellete

Real estate insiders always say that spring is the best time to put your home up for sale. Profitable spring sales are in fact a common trend in the housing market. However, there are a few other factors that affect a home’s salability apart from the season during which it is listed.

An article published recently on the Miami Herald confirms that prices on closed sales in Florida do peak in spring—in May, to be exact—and shares further insights into this oddly consistent real estate trend. The article goes on to remind property owners of the key things they should consider before putting their homes up for sale:

Planning to Put Your Home up for Sale? Check Your Roof First

Should the season influence whether — and precisely when — you list your house for sale? Sure. But other, more personal factors should get higher priority: Is your house ready to list and show? Have you interviewed multiple agents to get comparative market analyses on your home’s probable selling price range? Are you prepared to do what’s necessary to sell at maximum price, which may include staging the interior and completing fix ups and improvements?

Answer those questions, and price realistically based on the market analyses you’ve received from professionals — which may include advice on timing — and you should have a good shot at a successful sale.


This ought to be obvious—if you’re planning to sell your property, you should be prepared to do a few repairs and improvements before showing your home to buyers. One part of your home that will need extra attention is your roof, because it is the part that is always hit the hardest when extreme weather comes.

Affordable Roofing Systems, a trusted Brandon roofing company, can be your partner in getting your roof sale-ready. They can take care of everything from roof inspections to repairs and replacements. They also offer free roof checkups and estimates, ensuring that you are informed in advance about the real condition of your roof.

If you are looking for a reliable Brandon FL roofing contractor to help you get your home back in good shape before you sell it, contact Affordable Roofing Systems today.

(Article from “Is spring the time to list your home?”; April 19, 2014)

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