So I'm getting ready to sell my house next year. The house is 1750 sq foot, about 25 yrs old and in pretty good shape. It needs some cosmetic work in and out, repainting and landscaping which I plan to work on in the next year.
The only major update that it needs is a new roof. I had some minor leakage a couple years ago, which I've had corrected, but at that time the roofer told me I would need a new roof within a few years (the roof is about 15yrs old now).
I've been discussing it with my S.O. and we're trying to figure out how best to handle this.
1. Have the roof replaced before putting it up for sale - I'd go with a less expensive roof (but still something decent).
2. Get a written estimate on a new roof and either reduce the asking price of the house by that much, or offer that dollar amount back as a rebate (of sorts) at closing. This way the new owners can pick the roof they want.
What would make the house sell easier I guess is the question. :)