York Vendors – What Buyers Are Looking For

30th August 2019 posted in Sellers Buyers

If you intend to sell your home, you will have thoughts on how to promote the property. There is a good chance you have happy memories of your house, but you’ll also have features you love. It is only natural for vendors to highlight these features, thinking buyers will love them as much as they do.

Of course, this isn’t always the case. The most likely buyer of your home may look for something completely different from your home. It is helpful to know what buyers are looking for, and then tailor the property to their needs.

There have been many studies, both here in the United Kingdom and the United States, examining what buyers love to see. In May of 2019, Rightmove issued findings from their keyword search term facility, which has been in operation for over a year. The three most commonly searched for terms were:

1.      Garage

2.      Annexe

3.      Acre

If you don’t have a garage, an annexe or acre, don’t panic. The common theme to these search terms is space. It is not a surprise to learn buyers want more space at home, and if you can provide buyers with space, you’ll grab their attention.

Declutter your house and grab attention

Therefore, decluttering your home must be a priority when it comes to attracting buyers to your property listing. A decluttered home is easier to clean, and it removes personal belongings, but the sense of space is the most appealing aspect of a decluttered home.

If you intend to make home improvements before selling your home, consider what buyers want. If time and your budget allow, adding a garage or annexe area will help you connect with willing buyers. There is a great deal to be said for being seen by buyers, and if your home (and listing) connects with buyers, you increase your chances of making a sale.

Go green to please buyers

Of course, space is important, but it isn’t the only thing buyers want to see in a house. Many buyers are looking for eco-friendly homes that allow people to be more energy efficient. Whether the buyer focuses on saving the environment or saving money, going green will attract attention and make your house a more attractive option for people keen to buy a property.

A great thing about switching to more eco-friendly options is you don’t need to spend a lot of money. Energy-efficient lightbulbs, such as LED bulbs are more expensive than standard bulbs, but they are still affordable for most households. Also, the value for money from these bulbs makes them a sensible investment.

You can improve the insulation of your home without too much work or money. Adding loft insulation or cavity wall insulation retains heat, which helps to lower energy bills. You don’t need to sell your home to benefit from these changes, but you can see why a buyer would find a more eco-friendly home to be attractive.

Other improvements vendors should consider:

·        Decking area

·        Adding contemporary kitchen appliances

·        Improving security in and around the home

·        Adding a bathroom

If you are selling your home, it makes sense to improve its value and make it more appealing to buyers. Also, if you intend to sell your home, make sure you obtain a fair assessment of its worth. We are more than happy to help you, so get in touch to arrange a property valuation. Whatever assistance you need in selling your home, contact Hunters Bishopthorpe Road in York.