When you are selling your home, you want to make it stand out from the competition and attract as many buyers as possible. You probably know the basics of home staging, such as decluttering, cleaning, and depersonalizing.
But did you know that there are some features and amenities that buyers love but sellers often fail to mention in their listings? These are things that can make your home more appealing, valuable, and functional, but they might not be obvious or visible to buyers unless you point them out.
Here are some of the things buyers love that sellers often fail to mention:
Storage space is one of the most sought-after features by home buyers, especially first-time buyers who are used to renting and living with limited storage options1. If your home has ample storage space, such as walk-in closets, pantries, cabinets, shelves, attics, basements, or garages, make sure you highlight that in your listing and show it off during showings. Buyers will appreciate having a place for everything and being able to keep their belongings organized and clutter-free.
Speaking of organization, if you have invested in upgrading your home with built-in or customized organizing systems, such as closet organizers, kitchen organizers, garage organizers, desk organizers, or bookshelves, don’t forget to mention that in your listing. These systems can add value and functionality to your home and make it easier for buyers to envision living there. They can also save buyers time and money by not having to install or purchase their own organizers.
Location is one of the most important factors in real estate, but sometimes sellers overlook the benefits of their home’s proximity to certain amenities and attractions. If your home is close to public transportation, highways, parks, schools, shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment venues, or other places of interest, make sure you include that in your listing. Buyers will love the convenience and accessibility of living near these places and being able to enjoy them without having to travel far.
If your home is suitable for seniors or people with mobility issues, such as having a single-story layout, wide doorways, low-maintenance landscaping, or safety features, make sure you mention that in your listing. There is a growing demand for senior-friendly homes, as more people are aging in place or looking for homes that can accommodate their parents or relatives. Buyers will love the flexibility and comfort of living in a home that can meet their current and future needs.
Energy efficiency is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet. If your home has energy-efficient features, such as solar panels, double-pane windows, LED lighting, programmable thermostats, or Energy Star appliances, make sure you mention that in your listing. Buyers will love the savings and benefits of living in a green home that can lower their utility bills and reduce their carbon footprint.
In addition to energy efficiency, there are other ways to make your home more eco-friendly and appealing to buyers. If your home has eco-friendly features, such as rain barrels, compost bins, organic gardens, native plants, or low-VOC paints, make sure you mention that in your listing. Buyers will love the sustainability and healthiness of living in a home that respects and supports nature.
Natural, Chemical-Free, and Hypoallergenic Home Maintenance
Another way to make your home more eco-friendly and healthy is to use natural, chemical-free, and hypoallergenic products and methods to maintain and clean your home. If you do this, make sure you mention that in your listing1. Buyers will love the freshness and cleanliness of living in a home that is free of toxins, allergens, and irritants.
As you can see, there are many things buyers love that sellers fail to mention in their listings. By highlighting these features and amenities, you can make your home more attractive and competitive in the market and increase your chances of selling faster and for a higher price. If you need help with writing or marketing your listing, contact us today. We are a team of professional and experienced real estate agents who can help you sell your home with ease and confidence. We look forward to hearing from you!