A home can have many different features that people search for when they are in the market. For instance, some people love pools, and some absolutely hate them. I find that when you are looking at the different attributes of a home you almost have to look years into the future. Building a house can be a pain in the neck because you never know until you are in the house, whether or not you will actually enjoy what is written down on the plans.
Buying a home is easier when you can go inside and actually experience how it feels to navigate the halls and reach the cabinets. There are a few different home features that real estate buyers will often look for when they are viewing a home to possibly purchase.
Curb appeal will probably be the first item worthy to mention. If your home looks good from the outside it is more likely to sell. People want to make an impression and, by having a good profile, accenting landscaping, and an excellent array of colors, you will appeal to many more potential home buyers. If your shutters could use a little paint, or your flower beds are overgrown with weeds, it may turn off potential home buyers before they even walk into the home.
When they do walk through the door the first thing they will notice is probably going to be the floors and walls. The entry point of the home will ultimately decide this, but in any case, the prospective home buyer will notice what material the floors are. Trends are moving away from carpet these days so having a nice tile or wood is preferable. As they look up from the floors, they will notice the walls. I don’t mean color because that can be changed. We are talking about how easy it is to navigate the floor plan of the home. Is it an open plan that you can move freely throughout the house? Buyers searching for a new home will not normally notice the little things but if they have to duck or turn sideways to fit through a space, that will definitely draw some attention. Once the discriminating home buyers are in and walking around, they will turn their attention to the amenities of the home. They are looking to see if the home has a fireplace, wooden cabinets, an island in the kitchen, and even how large the rooms are. All of these things are the items that typically will remain the same in the home when the new buyer moves in, so they are making sure that it fits their style and comfort.
Bedrooms are always after the kitchen and living room and room size is of the utmost importance to them. If the rooms are average size and have nice closets then there are no issues, but if you can fit only a small bed and nothing else in the room, there may be a problem. On the other hand, a small space may be perfect for a bachelor pad or first time home buyer. It’s dependent completely upon each buyer. The next area the buyers will want to consider are the bathrooms. Typically children’s bathrooms and guest bathrooms are just ‘bathrooms’, but the master bath is usually the highlight of all. An elegant, impressive master bathroom could be the tipping point of an interested buyer to a determined buyer.
The last part of the home I think that is important to mention would be the back yard. This is where the pool/ no pool debate comes into play. When you reach the rear of the home and walk outside, you definitely want to see a decent size back yard regardless of whether or not there is a pool present. If there is a pool, it should be clean and operable. Preferably, there should be some landscaping around it to really dress it up. Without a pool, you can tout the size of the yard for kids to play, or even the possibility of installing a pool. All of these things are items we believe worth looking into if you are interested in selling your home.
yourHOMEteam at Keller Williams can help you go through a check list of items before listing your home and make sure that it is ready, presentable, and able to get the best price available. If there are any items they may need to be addressed before listing, we can work with our preferred real estate partners to aid you in getting the home ready for listing. We will present your home in the best manner possible and show all of its wonderful features to the home buyers. Our Keller Williams team takes pride in our work, so we aim to satisfy our sellers just as much as we aim to please the potential buyers. We recommend our partners because we know that the work will be done properly by experienced professionals and last many years into the new buyer’s stay on that property. Working with the sellers this way not only allows us to sell quality homes and real estate, but also shows the seller that any home we sell will have the same care taken with it. If they end up buying one of our listings as their next home, they know that they are getting a quality home.