A Family Friendly Home
When you think about selling your home, it is of paramount importance that you market the property towards the appropriate audience in order to find the best buyer.
Not every home is suitable for every home owner – in fact, if you think of your home as a car, it might even help you to work out who it is best to market towards. For example, think of your one bedroom apartment with the latest mods and cons as a two seater sports car and your five bedroom detached house as a seven seater people carrier.
If you live in a bigger home (i.e three bedrooms or more) even if you don’t have children, it might be an idea to add “child friendly” features to the house, in order to help potential buyers see themselves in your home.
This doesn’t have to mean repainting your spare rooms, updating the furniture for miniature versions or running to your local TOYS ‘R’ US for a car full of children’s toys. However there are a few small changes you can make to your home to make a big difference.
If you have a garden, mow the lawn, trim the bushes, sweep up the leaves and remove anything that could be deemed dangerous – i.e fill in any holes in the ground and make sure all gardening equipment is stored safely.
Clean your home to the best you can – in fact, if it is possible, pay for an industrial cleaning service to have your home looking the best it can in just a few hours. Store all your alcohol bottles, ash trays and other “adult” items away in a top cupboard – it will help parents to see the home as family friendly.
Play around with your furniture to see if you can create more floor space – something that will appeal to most parents when looking for a family home. When people come to view your home, don’t forget to put some vanilla to boil on the stove and turn up the heating up to make your home look, smell and feel as homey as possible.