At Bayleys Marlborough one of our favourite pieces of advice for buyers, first time or otherwise, is that they should compile a buyer’s wishlist. We think it’s essential to have a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves. That way, buyers will know what they’re prepared to compromise on, and what they’re not!
Buyer’s wishlists can be useful for sellers too. If you’re listing your property and want to ensure you’ll appeal to the broadest range of buyers then read on. We’ve compiled a list of five items that are important for buyers so that you can try to grant some wishes!
What is on a Marlborough Buyer’s wishlist?
Here are five items that are on buyer’s wishlists that might be easy for a seller to fulfil.
1: A home office
With more and more people working from home we’ve found that a home office is often high on the must-have list. Even if you don’t have a dedicated home office in the house you are about to list; it’s relatively easy to make an appealing space. If you have a smaller spare bedroom, then this is the perfect space to fit out as a home office. You can achieve this by simply updating the furniture. If you don’t have a spare room, consider whether you can use a shared space, like a large entrance hall. Or even an outbuilding.
2: Space for the kids
A rumpus room has long been a sought after feature for homebuyers with a family. As open-plan living spaces have become more popular, it makes sense that many purchasers want a bit of space where kids can do their thing. A garage, basement or spare room can easily be utilised to provide for this sought after feature.
3: A low maintenance garden
While everybody loves a bit of outside space, most people don’t want to become a prisoner to the gardening. If you have a large section a good tidy up is the first step to ensure it looks appealing to purchasers. It’s also worth considering whether there are areas you can convert to a deck or paving to cut down on the maintenance.
Every buyer loves storage. It’s also one of the simplest items on a buyer’s wishlist for a seller to fulfil! You simply need to clear the clutter. Cupboards, garages and storerooms chock full of ‘stuff’ is enough to turn any prospective purchaser cold. So, have a good clear out before you list. And, if necessary, rent some self-storage space to tide you over for the short time you’re on the market.
5: A smart home
As home automation has become ever more popular around the world, we’ve seen an increase of smart features on buyer’s wishlists. You may wish to check out this article from the archives to discover some tips to help make your home smarter.
If you’d like to discover how many ticks your property might get on a Marlborough buyer’s wishlist, contact us, we can arrange a property appraisal with one of our team.