When selling your home, it is essential that it appeals to buyers. To sell your property in a reasonable time scale, you need your home to create a lifestyle and show buyers how life would be in the property. As such, in addition to central heating and double glazing, here are features that give your home a brand and help it to sell.
Kitchen and Dining Spaces
Where buyers once desired separate kitchen and dining areas, they are now looking for multipurpose spaces. A combined kitchen dining area allows for more social activities, providing an area for families to chat over breakfast, as well as a place to entertain.
More of us are now escaping the daily commute and working from home, whether in a remote capacity or as an entrepreneur. This means that a home office is now priority for many buyers, as a home is no longer a space to relax and entertain, but a working environment, too.
Open Plan Layout
Obviously, if your home is not open plan, it would not be financially viable to start knocking down walls and restructuring the internal layout. That said, open plan living spaces are still very popular with buyers, especially as more millennials are entering the property market. This is because open plan provides an airy feel and a better layout for socialising.
A garden is a huge selling point for any home, with many buyers in busy cities having no outside space at all. If your home does have a garden, it is crucial to sell it. In today’s market, this means having a multipurpose garden. If appealing to families, display a grassed play area and separate dining space. Or for singles and couples, create a stylish garden for entertaining.
With the more cars on the road – there are now more than 600,000 new cars every year in the UK – buyers desire an off-road area for parking. Whether a garage or driveway, this avoids problems with finding a parking space, issues with permits, and damage to cars.
Bathroom with a Bath
There are many homes and apartments that only have shower rooms and while practical, a bath is a real selling point. The bathroom and kitchen are two of the most important rooms for potential buyers, so it is important to showcase them. To make a bath into a feature, create a spa-feel bathroom to sell a lifestyle that buyers will love.
Times are hard for many of us, with 4 in 5 people in the UK worrying about the cost of living. As such, the EPC rating of a home is very important to potential buyers, as utility costs will impact their lifestyle. If you have invested in loft or cavity wall insulation, make sure to highlight how this can reduce bills.
Fast Speed Internet
As a nation, our TV viewing habits have changed, and many people now watch films and box sets online. This means that access to a reliable and fast internet connection is essential for buyers. Make sure to look at the speeds you are currently getting and discuss this with viewers.
Selling a property can be hard work, but hopefully these tips will help you to create a lifestyle for viewers. In addition, sell with an experienced estate agent like Andrews Online, to help sell your property faster.