If you are selling your home, it is likely you have some idea of what buyers want. You knew what you wanted to see when you bought a house, and you may think today’s buyers want the same as you. However, this may not be the case.
When you place your home on the market, it is vital you focus on what today’s buyers are searching for.
“We are pleased to say we know the local property market,” said Thomas Morris Biggleswade Branch Manager Ryan Coyne. “We have assisted many Biggleswade vendors to connect and engage with interested buyers. We understand the market, and we know what buyers want to see from local homes. Therefore, we work hard to ensure you present your home effectively.”
Find out what buyers search for
However, it never hurts to have more guidance or advice on what buyers search for. Rightmove is a hugely popular online property portal. In the past year, the site has offered buyers a keyword search facility. Not only can people narrow their property search by price, location and house size, but they can also request properties with specific features.
To mark the first anniversary of this service, Rightmove have published information relating to the most popular search terms. Celebrating the first year of this feature, Rightmove has released details about the most popular searches. The Top 5 search terms used by buyers on the Rightmove site are:
If you don’t have any of these features or attractions in your Biggleswade house, don’t worry. There is a common theme running through these terms. Buyers are looking for as much space as possible, and while you may not be able to offer a garage or an annexe, you can create more space when selling your home.
Declutter your home as best as you can
All vendors should clean and declutter their house to the highest possible standard before placing it on the market. If you have to utilise external storage solutions, it is a suitable investment, because it makes your home more appealing to likely buyers.
If your home has any of these features, make sure you state this in the property listing. You shouldn’t indicate features your home doesn’t have, because this will cause problems at some point. You may get people initially looking at your listing, but when they see your home falls short of their expectations, they will look elsewhere.
However, if you intend to improve your home before selling it, consider what buyers want. If you have the time, room and budget to add a garage or annexe, doing so will catapult your house to the top of the listings for many buyers. In a competitive marketplace, taking steps to place your home in front of more interested buyers makes sense, and this will be an act that provides you with a viable return.
Selling your home is stressful, but with the right support, you can make the process easier. Book a valuation at a time that is of suitable to you or alternatively, you can phone our Biggleswade branch, managed by Ryan Coyne by calling us on 01767 310111.