Before you sell your home, you need to know what buyers look for in a house so you can tailor your home to their needs. To make things easier, here’s the ten things buyers want after selling a lot of property!
One: Security & Privacy
Buyers prioritise their safety first, especially for families (which is a large majority of buyers).. They look for houses that provide both security and privacy. Houses with security features such as motion-activated lighting, regular maintenance like roofing, windows, doors etc. and also fencing or greenery that provides a sense of privacy.
There’s no such thing as too much storage! When you’re selling your home, if you have a lot of storage like built-in wardrobes, cupboards, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, or outdoor storage, make a point of it.. If you currently don’t have that, see if there’s something you can do to add more storage somewhere in your home. Nobody likes being cramped!
Three: Modern Kitchen and Bathroom
These are the two of the most important features of a house. Revamping your bathroom and kitchen, especially the kitchen, can provide a great return on investment when you sell the house. Buyers who would see a pristine bathroom and large, modern kitchen will definitely be more interested in putting in an offer.
Aside from bathrooms and the kitchen, you need to see if your bedrooms are large enough. Not just the main suite but all bedrooms, as people are usually accommodating for kids. Check if they have built-in storage and enough space for a number of furniture. Make sure to highlight this when you’re talking to buyers (they love an ensuite too if you have one!).
Five: Natural light
Natural lighting is always a big selling point. Large windows and skylights can help you achieve that. This is also REALLY important when you’re styling or hosting open - homes. Make sure you open all the windows and let the sun shine in.
Six: Living areas
Homes with two or more living spaces aside from the main living room are also sought-after by buyers, especially buyers who have children. Having more than one living area allows children to play in a separate area so make sure to mention any extra living areas you have, even if it’s small.
Seven: Outdoor living area
Living in Queensland - people love to be outside! When you have visitors, an outdoor area is perfect for entertaining especially in our QLD weather. An outdoor entertaining area is a great selling point - enhance it more by providing comfortable furniture that could withstand the weather. Go here for more outdoors styling ideas.
Eight: Green space
Almost everyone loves a bit of nature! Having space for a backyard is also one of homebuyers’ priorities when looking for a new home. Make sure that your backyard looks good by planting some flowers and mowing the lawn. (Pro tip - make the garden look great, but keep it low-maintenance. Not many people want to have to become a part-time landscaper when they buy a home!)
Nine: Open spaces
Open living spaces are all the rage, especially in modern houses. Having one big space instead of different sections of house has some benefits - to entertain visitors better and have better sight lines of your home. Nonetheless, open living spaces can attract buyers.
Ten: A feeling of home
At the end of the day - this is what matters. A home is somewhere you can come to no matter what has happened throughout the day. Buyers need to see themselves living happily in your house, to having that feeling of relief, warmth and comfort.
You don’t need to tick out all of the above for your home to sell - it’s only a guide to help your home improve from its previous state. If you need more property advice or help in selling your home, don’t hesitate to drop me a message or call me at 0405 000 219!
BEN WAKELY | 0405 000 219
Bardon Agent of the Year