There are a lot of selling points that are commonly used when you list a home. The usual things typically pointed out are the number of bedrooms, how many bathrooms, the age of the appliances, the square feet, if it has a fenced yard, and the like. These are all features that buyers want to know about of course, but these are features that every seller will point out. However, there might be features about your house that you need to let buyers know about, that could make it stand out above others in the same category. Getting the attention of that perfect buyer that falls in love with your house takes recognizing features about your house that other sellers might forget to point out.
The homes with beautiful views, or a large treed lot or superior drive-up appeal will pretty much sell themselves. But if your home doesn’t have the great view, or perfect drive-up appeal, you can make the most of the features your home does have. They are features that you might take for granted, but they might be features that help you sell your home.
Location location, location
This one is obvious, but if you are fortunate enough to be located close to a popular shopping area or a great golf course or schools, make sure you point this out.
HVAC systems that are hypo-allergenic are grabbing some attention, especially in Texas where it seems there are a lot of people who suffer from allergies. Have you invested in a new allergy-free system? Does your home have carpet or have you installed all hard flooring to help with allergies? Make sure a potential buyer knows this.
Does your home have larger or walk-in closets? Does it have extra storage? What about under-the-stairs hidden storage areas, or built-in shelving? Extra cabinets in the garage are a nice extra that many buyers would appreciate as well. Don’t forget to “sell” these.
Being eco-friendly is very popular, and if your home has green features such as solar panels or dual pane windows, they are a great selling point. Any updates you have made using energy efficient lighting, or certified wood from sustainable forests will appeal to buyers looking for an eco-friendly home. Having Energy-star appliances is also worth pointing out.
Does your home have a second master suite that can be used for Grandma? This is a valuable but sometimes overlooked feature that is appealing to a family with a parent who lives with them. If your home has separate living quarters or a separate entrance that could accommodate a senior family member, this is a valuable selling point.
What makes your home special or different from all the other listings? I can help you find those things about your house that a buyer would love to know.
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