When the time comes where you have to sell your home, you always want to give yourself the best chance at selling quickly and at the price you desire. With the real estate market showing some great promise, you can make this goal possible, especially if you attract buyers the right way.
It’s a guarantee that your home won’t appeal to every single buyer looking for their next house, everyone has different tastes, and based on our experience, we know that Colorado Springs real estate sees a variety of homes with different styles attract a diverse group of people, it all just comes down to personal preference. While you can’t please everyone, there does seem to be a few preferences that the general group of home buyers is looking for, and that can help you appeal to a larger audience.
Whether you have a second garage, or you have numerous closets throughout the home, buyers are looking for a home that they’re able to store their belongings out of sight form any visitors. This could mean having a room in the basement, or large closets in the bedrooms and hallways. If you have some space that you think would be great for storage, be sure to emphasize that when you’re selling, empty out the closets so they can see their true size and they’ll take note of the great space.
Reliable Central Air
Especially if they’re buying in the middle of spring or during the summer season, Colorado Springs real estate will be more attractive to them if it’s equipped with central air conditioning. While many of the older homes possess individual air conditioning units, central air seems to be a must these days. It doesn’t necessarily mean something bad for you; if you’re home has it in place then that’s great because it can contribute to raising the price, if it doesn’t have it, you may want to install it to be able to raise the asking price. Be sure to speak with an industry professional before installing it to make sure the cost will be worth it in the end.
More room to entertain
Having a basement is always a plus, but we understand that you can’t really add a basement right before you put it on the market. Buyers are willing to spend more money if the home comes with a useable basement and even extra space for family and other guests to visit. Many go into the search for a house with a minimum amount of rooms, but are always shooting for that extra bedroom, or extra livable space for them to entertain visitors.
Unless there are buyers looking for Colorado Springs real estate that could be a fixer upper, many buyers are looking for something move-in ready, including a nice kitchen. Since the kitchen is essentially the place where most of the entertaining and conversations will take place, they want it to stand out, be beautiful and actually work! If a home that’s for sale doesn’t have upgraded appliances, it will certainly lower the buyers’ offers, or they may ask you to upgrade them in order to reach a deal. Upgrading and enhancing your kitchen can be a great way for you to raise the asking price.
Depending on the buyer
Ultimately, it all comes down to the type of buyer. If they’re older, or if your home wouldn’t be their first home, they’re probably more inclined to have a more simplistic home, one that they’re used to having form growing up. The opposite can be said for young first time buyers who seem to love the open floor plan because that has been trending recently. They’ll also want the most modern wiring and technology available. Whether you would give them the furniture with the home or not, you may want to hire a staging company to put in up to date furniture to go with the floor plan of your home.
These are just five of some of the most important aspects of a home potential buyers are looking for. If you’re looking to update your home before putting it on the market, keep these 5 features in mind, but also make sure that what you do doesn’t narrow down your list of buyers. Design or update the features to appeal to a broad audience by not choosing extravagant and bold furniture, paint colors, cabinetry, etc.
When it comes to Colorado Springs real estate, you can speak with Merit Co. Real Estate, we’ve been in the business for 40 years and have seen all the trends, ups and down, and every type of buyer you could imagine. Contact us today to help your home sell quickly at the price you want!