Should You Install a Fence if You're Selling Your House?

Many people are finding it harder and harder to sell their house in less than a month. Homeowners across the US are adding a new paint job, installing a brand new cedar fence or doing a small remodel to make their place stand out from the rest.

A new cedar fence can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 depending on how many linear feet you are installing. The most basic fence has two 2×4’s as rails and fence boards and is commonly known as an Estate Style Fence, this is the most cost effective, but not necessarily the most elegant. If you live in a homeowners association, make sure you check the rules as often there are codes you need to stritctly adhere to or else you’ll have to do an expensive rebuild.

A new fence can add significant value to your home. If you live in a nice neighborhood where an ornamental iron or wood privacy fence is standard you should plan to meet or exceed your neighbor’s fence so you can capture the most value from the sale of your home. Make sure to get bids from multiple contractors before you make your final selection. You can use services such as Service Magic, Angie’s List (great for extensive feedback) and many other services, try one out today so you can get yourself a beautiful fence!