When selling your home your realtor will divulge all of the necessary information to potential buyers in the property description, marketing materials and so on. However, there are certain steps you can take as well to make sure buyers are hearing what they need to about your property and its surroundings. Don’t forget to implement the following throughout your sale:
The Seattle and Bellingham area is one of the fastest growing markets in the country, and some sellers simply highlight how close their homes are to art museums, hospitals, different school districts and popular attractions. Don’t forget to mention how close your home is to parks, farmers markets and even walking and hiking trails as well. An easy way for current homeowners to stress these areas is through pictures around your home of time you spent there. It is always suggested you remove personal photographs so that future home buyers can imagine themselves there, but photos of surrounding parks or town events help to further their knowledge of your community and surroundings.
Features for Seniors
Current homebuyers range in ages, however, there are several baby boomers searching for the home right now they will spend the rest of their life in. With this in mind, if you have or plan on making updates to your home to include a main floor master bathroom, walk-showers or open living spaces, these are all fantastic ways to appeal to retiring buyers. Even younger buyers who want to purchase one home and one home only search for long-lasting features such as the ones mentioned above. Even more so, mother-in-law suites are favorable for several buyers who want their parents to be able to live with them and not in a nursing home.
Energy Efficient Designs
Sellers in Bellingham often highlight great energy efficient features, including a new plumbing system or a smart thermostat, but they forget about other features. Seattle is one of the greenest cities in the country, and shoppers want homes that are energy efficient and have a green design. Whether the house has dual-pane windows or new insulation, solar panels or rain barrels, the buyers need to know.
No matter how many belongings you have now, you want to know that your future home provides enough storage for the items you buy in the future. Some sellers focus so much on the layout and design of their homes that they forget about mentioning the storage options found in that house. New home buyers want houses that have extra storage in the garage, large closets and built-in storage in the kitchen and other areas of the home.
Green remodeling refers to any type of recycled or green products used in the remodeling or renovating of a home. This might include sustainable bamboo flooring placed in the kitchen, carpets made from recycled fibers in the bedrooms or reclaimed doors and decorations. Shoppers also want homes that feature compost bins in the backyard and other products that let them reduce their impact on the environment.
For more information about selling your home this summer, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our website specializes in showcasing all of your home’s special features, leaving no room for any detail to slip through the cracks. For more information about the selling process itself, check out our infographic detailing the biggest home seller mistakes, renovations worth the investment and a pre-sale checklist: