It’s a good question to ask when you are thinking about selling.
What led you to purchase this home?
Highlighting the unique features and benefits of your home is essential in ensuring that it receives the value it deserves. To do this it is important to help your real estate professional get to know your home as well as you do.
Let’s explore – from your point of view as the owner – what might be most attractive about your property to a potential buyer.
1. What made you purchase this home? Was it location? Was the neighborhood special or is the home convenient to shopping? Are there natural features that enhance the area such as parks or streams? Is the home sitting on a corner lot with large trees? What were some of the specific things about this home that made it attractive?
2. Which features of the home have you enjoyed the most? Maybe the property has a pool in the backyard; outdoor grilling station and/or a fire pit. Could be the layout of the home – open floor plan, fireplace, indoor laundry. Maybe the kitchen is large and inviting. Could be the basement playroom.
3. What are the features that a typical buyer might miss when they walk through? Put yourself in the place of a buyer who is unfamiliar with the home and you were doing a guided tour. What special features would you point out? Walk-in closets? Extra deep cupboards? Built-in storage in the garage?
4. What other features or benefits should be highlighted? Your real estate agent will be of great help in suggesting what other ways your home will shine when it is listed.
Deciding to sell your home is a big decision. After all you bought it and enjoyed it and now you want someone else to see and appreciate all the cool features that you have over the years. Emmett and Kim Jacobi, The Jacobi Team, are experts in navigating the ins and outs of home selling and buying. Give them a call today.