Homeowners, sometimes, are hesitant to upgrade when it’s time to sell. After all, they won’t be living there much longer, and thus doesn’t want to spend much on it. However, the cost of inaction can be far greater than the small loss they’ll incur on any home-improvement projects.
You may have a right-sized home in a good neighbourhood, but that doesn’t mean you have the upper hand in selling your house, especially if the house is cluttered. Most of the property buyers today are younger than previous generations of property buyers, and they are extremely smart and intelligent. This new generation of property buyers is rewriting the rules to home ownership and reinterpreting traditional norms to fit their values. These young buyers of all stripes have a lot of the same “must-have” features on their lists.
Here is a list of some of the common things which almost all property buyers expect when looking for home:
Nothing turns off a property buyer faster than showing a house with filthy floors and kitchen counters. A major mistake done by the home seller would be not getting the home in the best possible condition. Sellers should be fully aware of the importance of getting their home in the absolute best condition that they have ever had it in. They must make an extra effort, from steam-cleaning tile and grout to replacing carpets. If the carpets are old and smelly, put in new ones. If they are relatively new, you should at least have them shampooed. The home should be neat and clean and free of all debris.
Illuminating a well-manicured lawn with exterior can help grab potential property buyers’ attention even before they set foot in the front door. In fact, exterior lighting is the most-wanted outdoor feature. The options include spotlights, walkway lights and pendant lights. It also serves as an added safety feature for your home, aesthetics aside.
The would-be property buyers looking to limit utility bills will likely be drawn to properties with energy efficiencies, such as Energy Star-qualified windows and appliances. The buyers are most impressed with smart, energy-efficient choices that in no way limit their comfort, but in every way save them money in the long run. Energy-efficient windows can trim heating and cooling costs by 12%, while individual appliances, such as an Energy Star-certified washing machine can save homeowners a lot on their utility bills.