Your home will have certain features that will interest buyers. Whether you’re selling your home yourself or using the service of a real estate agent, you need to make sure those features are showcased.
You’ll want to start by ensuring that whatever home listing is used draws attention to those features. While our team will know what to put in the listing, you might not…and some things that are considered special features are what you should highlight. Your listing will definitely need to mention where the home is located and what it’s located near.
For example, some young couples with school aged children are looking for homes that are close to good schools, so you’ll want to highlight that. Others are looking for homes that are close to other perks like shopping, the downtown area and so on.
Another important feature to you’ll want to highlight the amount of square footage that your home has. While our listing description of your home will hghlight this in writing, you will need to highlight it in your home by reducing clutter, spreading out furniture, and properly staging each room of your home.
If possible, you should remove as much furniture as you can feasibly live without while your home sells. You should also remove anything that takes up space on the floor to help your house look bigger and bring attention to space in each area.
One of the major features potential buyers look for is the type of flooring that a house offers. If you are considering any improvements, our team can give suggestions on what to do, but most people prefer hard flooring – like hardwood or tile – over carpeting.
If you have real hardwood flooring, you’ll want to highlight that. Anything that’s a nice upgrade or special about your home can be the best feature. If you have a double oven in the kitchen, highlight that as it as newer appliances are also appealing to potential buyers. They also like things such as a large pantry. Outdoor living spaces are a must among some buyers. If you have a pool, you’ll want to mention that.
Feature things like decks and patios as well. If you have an outdoor kitchen, that should be a feature that’s highlighted. Features that buyers look at are type and age of the roof, the air and heating unit and the windows.
Unique and spacious laundry rooms are features that appeal to home buyers and so are garages. Other features include things like good outdoor lighting and walkways.
Any feature that you or your real estate agent highlights should be in top shape. If you have a feature in your home that needs to be spruced up or replaced, do it before you list your home. You want to put the home’s best foot forward so that the first impression is a good one.