Reading buyers’ minds is an advantage any salesperson would wish to have. Take a look at research and marketing already done by professionals to get an idea of what home buyers want today.

House Selling Tips – Mound TXWhat if you could read your buyers’ minds? Imagine how much easier it would be to prepare the house to reflect what buyers want. Instead, you may just be guessing what they would like and what they don’t care about. Well, you’re in luck. Marketing experts have been studying real estate buyer habits for decades. Take advantage of those studies for best results when you put your house on the market for sale.

What if you could read your buyers’ minds? Imagine how much easier it would be to prepare the house to reflect what buyers want. Instead, you may just be guessing what they would like and what they don’t care about. Well, you’re in luck.

As far as location goes, be sure to describe what you can walk to from your house. Is there a great bike trail or streets that encourage biking to school and work? Say it in your description. Some home sale sites even score houses according to the walkability of the area. If your house is not convenient to walk or bike in, provide maps and routes to stores, schools, and entertainment and accentuate the positive aspects of the easy routes to those locations.

Smaller and more manageable homes are very popular today as they are easier to maintain and cost less in utility bills. Having extra rooms in an older home needs you to give them more general labels instead of calling them what was once what buyers wanted decades ago. For example, a separate formal dining room or basement family room can be called ‘flex’ rooms or potential extra bedrooms instead of relegating them to be used for a specific purpose only. Today’s families often do their eating in eat-in kitchens or family rooms instead of formal dining rooms, so they wouldn’t be looking for a house that has one of those. The old den or guest bedroom can be described as a home office or media room.

  • Say it in your description. Some home sale sites even score houses according to the walkability of the area.
  • Smaller and more manageable homes are very popular today as they are easier to maintain and cost less in utility bills.
  • Having extra rooms in an older home needs you to give them more general labels instead of calling them what was once what buyers wanted decades ago.

Knowing what today’s buyers are looking for specifically can give you a heads up as to what label you should place on your specific areas that match the desires of buyers. Some of the concerns that today’s buyers have include monthly cost of home ownership, renting versus buying, green improvements, smaller homes, and of course the location, location, location. It pays to accentuate each of the features of your home that meet these desires of modern buyers. Talk about your solar hot water heater and the enhanced insulation you installed in the attic as they will think of that as savings in utility bills. Find out exactly what buyers are looking for and then find things around your house that apply to those desires.