Would an addition of a porch be worth it?
Our home has been listed for over 18 months. We've had two realtors that both said they don't understand why our house is not selling. We are on a quiet country road, 4 bedroom 2 bath farmhouse on 5.5 acres with two outbuildings and a custom horse barn. The house is fairly plain. We did build shutters for it last summer to doll up the outside. The inside has been remodelled, it's not high dollar, but it's neat and clean. Very move-in ready.
I have always wanted to add a porch to the home, but in the last two years, knowing we wanted to sell, we never added one to the home. There are two small "stoops" with steps to front and back doors... functional, but not fashionable. I was wondering if an addition of a porch would add curb appeal and would we get our investment back?
The main reason I hesitate is because when I drive through the country, I don't see many people hanging out on their porches... Do people use porches anymore? Our climate is seasonal, nice summers and falls, cold winters, wet springs. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!