One of the most important things you can do when selling your home is to consider what the buyer is looking for. There will likely be a type of buyer who is actively looking for a home like yours, in your location. Matching the style and layout of your home to the needs of the most likely buyer is a sensible idea, and for many vendors, a home office helps sell your home.
The way people work has evolved in recent years. There is a more significant number of people working from home, avoiding the commute on occasions or even on a full-time basis. There is also a growing number of people in self-employment, working from home on a freelance basis. Therefore, there is likely to be several buyers looking to set up a home office in the house they buy, and if you offer this facility, your home can stand out from the crowd.
Creating a dedicated office space helps buyers connect with the home
Anyone who has worked from home knows the benefits of having a working environment that is comfortable and free from distraction. When there is an area set aside for work purposes, the rest of the home offers a break from work, creating a better work-life balance for people. Also, if you have a dedicated area for work, it can simplify the tax process for self-employed people.
Selecting the right room for a home office
While setting up a home office makes sense when presenting your home, you must choose the right room. You don’t want to lose a sizable bedroom, so if possible, choose the smallest or a smaller bedroom. As long as there is enough room to set up a workstation, usually comprising of a desk, computer or laptop and chair, you have everything that is needed for a home office.
If there is more space, you can focus on accessories or functional items, but if you meet the minimum requirements for a home office, you can present this room with confidence.
Try to offer natural light if you can
Natural light is vital throughout the house, and there is no denying the importance of natural light in a working environment. The buyer can choose to move the workstation closer to or away from the window depending on how likely they are to be distracted by the outside world. However, as long as you make sure there is a good level of light flooding into the room, you should catch the attention of buyers.
Selecting furniture for the home office
While you don’t need to spend a lot of money on office furniture, you should try to maintain the standard set in the rest of the home. However, it is possible to find functional and aesthetically pleasing office furniture without breaking the bank, and even if you buy items to stage the room, you can make a good return on your investment.
“At Thomas Morris, we know the challenges vendors face when trying to attract buyers”, said Thomas Morris Royston Branch Manager Erin Carroll. “With demand for home office space rising, it makes sense to offer this style of room if you can. We can help you stage your property to the needs of your most likely buyer.”
Selling your home is a challenging process, but we are here to help. To book a valuation appointment at a time that is of suitable to you, click here. Alternatively, you can phone our Royston branch, managed by Erin Carroll by calling us on 01763 243331.