The Market Is Stll Rolling
As the real estate market has changed from January until now, it has left many buyers and sellers with many questions. Buyers want to find the perfect home for them without having to fight in multiple offer bidding wars. Whereas sellers want to sell their home fast and not have it sit on the market for weeks at a time.
If you are looking to sell your home here are certain things that have proven to help sell a home within today’s market.
Home staging is something that not every seller decides to do when putting their house on the market but according to research, homes that were staged spent 79% less time on the market. The major reason for this is because “staging is preparing a home for the sale so the buyer can mentally move in,” Barb Schwarz (home staging professional). Through home staging, many personalized items are removed to ensure that the potential buyer can envision themselves making that property their dream home. If a buyer cannot see themselves within the property, they will most likely not put in an offer.
Incorporate Key Words
When selling your home you want to incorporate all of the elements which make your home unique and different from others on the market. Studies have shown that there are certain words in which buyers are typing in when looking for properties including ‘open concept’, ‘natural light’, and ‘updated kitchen.’ When homes have these key words they tend not to sit long on the market compared to homes that don’t have these elements. Another key word which was the most popular was ‘fence.’ When buyers are looking a potential property the element of privacy is important and having a fully fenced backyard creates that element of privacy.
Kitchens are the heart of the home. Despite changes that have happened in the real estate market, kitchens are still a room which helps to sell a property. Stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and ample storage are still features buyers want in their home. Another element buyer’s look for in a kitchen is it being an open concept to the rest of the house. The potential buyer might love to entertain and cook for friends and family but still want to be a part of the gathering. Through having an open concept kitchen it will allow the buyers to do this.
Bathrooms have become a room in the home which many buyers want to be upgraded and have certain features. These features include having double sinks, soaker tub and clean lines. Buyers want their bathroom to be a spa like retreat; a place they can relax after a long day of work.
It is important that when you are selling your home you want it to appeal to potential buyers based on their needs. Through making your bathrooms, kitchen and others room in your home have elements of storage, open concept and clean lines it will be sure to appeal to buyers. Remember the potential buyer needs to be able to envision themselves living in your house and making it their home.