Listing your home for sale in Irvine can be exciting and a bit overwhelming. You probably want to sell your home as fast as possible so you can move on to something new, but the key to selling your home is effective marketing that highlights the best features of your home. Even if you have what seems to be an average home in a typical neighborhood, your home likely has overlooked features that buyers are looking for. Here are a handful of selling features you may want to play up in your listing.
1. Proximity to Amenities
Keep in mind not all buyers will be familiar with your neighborhood. It pays to point out if your home is close to nearby parks, schools, shopping, or public transportation as many buyers will simply be looking at all homes in a broad area that fit their budget. Knowing your home will make a commute easier or be within walking distance to recreation can push it to the top of their list.
2. Energy Efficiency
According to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), energy efficiency is now one of the top priorities for homebuyers. In fact, 84 percent of millennials said they were willing to pay up to three percent more for an energy efficient home. Even buyers who aren’t actively seeking an eco-friendly home can appreciate features like tankless water heaters, dual-paned windows, new insulation, and solar tubes that provide indirect light and warmth.
Homebuyers place a big value on storage. Some buyers who are considering your home may be moving up from an apartment with limited space, while some might be baby boomers who want a smaller home that still offers storage for a lifetime of memories. Storage space is one of the most-wanted home features among all groups of buyers. Make a point of playing up the amount of storage space your home has, including built-in storage, walk-in closets, pantries, and garage storage.
4. Exterior Lighting
Most home sellers know to highlight an outdoor patio or entertainment area, but what about exterior lighting? According to NAHB, exterior lighting is the most-wanted outdoor feature, with 90 percent of buyers expressing a desire for it. Highlight the fact that your home has landscape lighting, wall lanterns, and/or pathway lights.
5. Wireless Home Security
Among tech-savvy buyers, nothing ranks higher than a wireless home security system, according to NAHB. A wireless home security system, which may cost as little as $100 to install, can boost your home’s value. If you have a high-tech or smart security system, make sure you point out a few of its features like remote access and monitoring.
Whether you’re listing a home or condo for sale in Irvine, working with an experienced agent can make a huge difference—financial and otherwise. Learn more by reaching out to one of our friendly and experienced agents by calling (714) 454-6304 and scheduling an appointment today.