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Selling a House in Harrisburg PA: A Deck May Make the Difference!

Selling a House in Harrisburg PA: A Deck May Make the Difference!  With summer in the air, the exterior of a home becomes even more important when selling your house because buyers now will spend more time outside looking at your property and envisioning what their summer barbeques and family playtime will look like.

            When selling a house, the addition of any amount of usable real estate to a property increases value. Customized decks and personalized outdoor living areas are a hot trend in home improvement upgrades as well as selling a house, and a great-looking deck may entice more people to come see your home.

            Building or updating an existing deck isn't simply a great investment; it also provides opportunities to personalize your backyard and customize the look to your taste. And with many families staying home this summer to save money, why not think about creating the perfect location for entertaining?

 

 

            Deck experts agree that multi-level decks are the most popular now, especially when selling a house. These are a series of decks connected by stairways or walkways, which are aesthetically pleasing and can be used for different purposes. One level can be used to catch the sun, one level can be positioned for shade and another can be set close to the house for entertaining and barbequing.

            Wood decks have always been the most popular, but caring for them is tough. when selling a house with a wood deck, you must remember they will rot over time, are subject to insect infestation and require a great deal of maintenance to keep the wood from fading. Accordingly,  people are embracing composite materials for their decks, which cost significantly more but will last longer with less maintenance.

            When selling a house that already has a deck, it's important to make sure that it's still in good shape and adds to the attractiveness of a property. You can change your deck's appearance with interesting balusters to match other decorative accents on your house or in your yard and really add unique touches to make the deck a personal haven. Meanwhile, railings offer a good opportunity to pull in color and ornamental detail that complements the house.

            By designing your deck with accents, lights and unique accessories, you can transform your backyard into an outdoor retreat one will never want to leave. Whether you're catching up with friends over a grilled dinner in the evening or are curled up with a book in a lounge chair on a sunny afternoon, a deck is the perfect place to be.

 

Without careful thought, putting your home on the market haphazardly can result in prolonged days or even months on the market. Selling a house is not as simple as putting it on the market. Call me now at 717.514.1793. I will make an appointment to come see your home, so I can advise you on what can be done in YOUR home to make it the most desirable to new Buyers. Or, email me today at Ken@KensHomesales.com. check out my website for many great Seller Resources at www.KensHomesales.com

 

 

Harrisburg PA Real Estate Expert

Ken Huebsch: Your premier real estate agent in the Greater Harrisburg area.  I am a specialist in Harrisburg real estate as well as the communities of Palmyra, Hershey, and Hummelstown.  My wife Leslye and I have a combined 40+ years' experience serving our clients -We KNOW Harrisburg. When you plan to buy or sell Harrisburg area real estate, allow us to work for you.  We are dedicated professionals and are here for your success. 

For more information on how we can best serve your real estate needs, please complete our online contact form or give us a call.  Also, check out what our fabulous clients have to say about us on our testimonials page!

 

Cell: (717) 514-1793            Email: Ken@KensHomesales.com

 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsKen and Leslye Huebsch • May 17 2011 10:47AM
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