Do You Have What Homebuyers Want?

    selling tips charlottesville strong team realtorsKnowing what homebuyers want in their next home is essential when you are thinking about selling your home. There are relatively easy things you can do to make your home more appealing to a broader range of buyers.  From privacy to remodeling— here are three helpful tips that will pay off when selling your home.

    1. There is one important aspect that comes to mind when thinking about putting your home on the market—privacy. Now, it’s impossible to physically move your neighbors away, but it is possible to plant a privacy screen of trees and shrubs or by physically screening in a patio. In doing so, trees prevent storm water runoff, reduces carbon dioxide, and cuts energy costs. Increasing your home’s privacy will ultimately increase your property value.

    2. When remodeling your home, think about the multi-generational trend— families of many generations are beginning to live together. For example, when finishing your basement, choose to have a full bath put in rather than a half bath. This will increase the home’s value and appeal to the multi-generational household as it adds more convenience.

    3. As heating and cooling costs are increasing, cost efficiency is a key feature buyers look for in a home. If your home needs an energy-efficient upgrade, think about sealing your air leaks or adding insulation into the attic. This will not only save money on your utility bills, but also appeal to homebuyers that are looking to cut costs.

    We have helped hundreds of sellers successfully find their homebuyer in the Charlottesville area. These three tips are just the beginning of the process and we would love to share even more with you.

    If you are interested in speaking with someone about selling your home, contact us. If you’re not ready to sell right now, but you want to know how much your home might be worth, take a few seconds to use our FREE home valuation tool.

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