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Whether you have a large home or a small one, it is only natural when talking to a real estate agent about selling, you wish you had a little more. After all, showcasing possibilities for a home is a big part of how you eventually get those great offers and proceed to close.
However, you don’t have to have a huge house to create great possibilities in the minds of buyers. In 2021 and 2022, the name of the game is space at home, since people have taken up so many hobbies that are home-focused, developed socializing habits at home, and been working from home. Here are just a few ways that the Top Agents Insights Survey reveals will put your for-sale home on the radar of buyers.
Don’t See Unfinished Area: See a Home Gym or Makeshift Office!
If your home has a nice garage or basement, you may feel like it should be contributing to the home even if only the finished square footage is publicly listed. Your basement and garage can do a lot for the sale of your home. Some people realize that storage space is paramount and will focus on that. However, quite a lot of people chose to invest in exercise equipment during the height of the pandemic shutdowns, and they haven’t gone back to the gym now that they have that Peleton. If you can showcase the potential for a home gym or a separate “zoom room” in an unfinished part of the house, your buyers may start to see how this home would work well for their needs.
Make Creative Use of Dens, Bonus Rooms, and Nooks
Similarly, to the unfinished areas, there are parts of your home that aren’t perfectly fit into the “dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom” names. A little bonus room or alcove at the top of the stairs might have just made the house feel roomy before, but if you put a little desk in it, it can be a homework room or a home office space. Turn every bit of your floor plan into something that a family could use, and you’ll reap the benefits of interested buyers.
Style Outdoor Space as Living Space
Outdoor entertaining and life, in general, have become very popular in the past two years, and styling your backyard, patio, or balcony to its best advantage is definitely a good idea when selling a house these days. People want to see how they’ll be living when they’re at home in your house, and seeing the options for eating, relaxing, and exercising outside will be a big benefit to their experience. Whether you opt to add a patio set to showcase what dinner parties could look like or make a bigger investment with an outdoor fireplace patio or add an inground hot tub, the outdoor space is a major factor these days when buyers are shopping.
As with many choices in home ROI, most of your benefit for big renovations will come from using the upgrades yourself. If you plan to sell promptly, your best bet is creative staging and discussion of options with buyers, not big renovation projects.