What Do Family Buyers Want?

31st January 2020

What Do Family Buyers Want?

If you are in the process of selling your home, it is vital you know what buyers are looking for. When you have a clear idea of what attracts buyers, you can tailor your home to their needs. In a competitive marketplace, if you can connect with buyers quickly and easily, you enhance your chances of selling your home. At Merrys, we are pleased to say we work closely with many local vendors, and we have helped them connect with buyers.

If your home appeals to families, you should consider what families are looking for. The first point is pricing your property accordingly. Every buyer has a budget, but households often have a strict budget. Pricing your home appropriately helps you connect with people who are most likely to want to buy your home.

As a local agent, we are pleased to say we have helped many vendors price their home appropriately. The size and condition of your property will influence the market value, but external factors also play a part in what buyers are willing to pay. With elements like school places and transport options impacting property values and prices, you need to make sure these elements are factored in, and we can help you with this.

Many families are looking for potential in their new home

While you will likely spend a lot of time worrying about the décor or style of a home, these aspects can be changed. A nicely styled home can help you connect with buyers, but of itself, it isn’t going to sell your home. Décor can be changed, and this emphasises the importance of potential in a home. Buyers are often looking for a platform which allows them to create their home in a manner which appeals to them.

If your home has the potential to be extended, buyers will show greater interest. If your home has a loft which can be converted, space for a conservatory which can be added or even a new garage installed, you will find there is a greater level of interest in what your property has to offer.

You don’t have to carry out the work, but if you obtain planning permission, it will serve as a good indicator that work can be carried out at your property. In a competitive market, indicating the potential of your home is likely to be a great way to reach out to buyers.

Improve on problems and make repairs

While families are often looking for potential in a home, they also want a house that is ready to be lived in. Families want to settle in quickly, and vendors can help this approach by making sure their property is ready for a family to move in quickly. You should carry out repair work, and make sure there are no lingering problems around the property.

If potential buyers feel as though they can move into a house with no problems, they will feel more confident about making an offer on the home.

If you are a Northampton vendor, and you plan on selling your home in 2020, please get in touch. We are pleased to say we have helped many local vendors connect with buyers, and we look forward to assisting you sell your home this year.