Trends come and go. But some things stay pretty universal in the real estate market. If you plan on selling your Lake Havasu home soon, it helps to know what buyers want. Then, you can make any necessary changes before you list your property. That usually translates into a higher sale price in the end. So a little research ahead of time could reap a nice return.
What Buyers Want in a Lake Havasu Home
Carpets belong in the past. Mostly, what buyers want in today’s Lake Havasu home is a nice wood floor. If your carpet looks a bit worse for wear, consider replacing it with wood or wood laminate flooring instead of more carpet. Today’s buyers also look for a low maintenance household. Wood floors help achieve this goal.
Another thing today’s buyers want? Energy-efficient features. Refrigerators, dishwashers, washer, dryer…they all use quite a bit of energy inside the house. If your appliances are old and outdated, upgrade to newer, more energy-efficient models. We live in an area where the sun beats down on us 300+ days a year. So, it makes sense to add solar panels to your property as well. Replace the old water heater with a tankless model. Install a programmable thermostat. Add insulation to your attic to keep the heat out in the summer and the cold out in the winter. These changes allow you to market your property as an energy-efficient home, lowering your energy costs while you’re selling your house, too.
Here’s something you might not have considered when selling your Lake Havasu home. More and more buyers want white or lightly colored cabinets instead of wooden cabinets or ones in a darker color. In smaller kitchens, the white helps brighten it up, making it feel larger than it is. Open and bright works much better than dark and gloomy.
Many people do at least some of their work from their home. What buyers want, then, is to have a home office available for them to work in. When staging your property, make sure you transform one room of your home into an office space. This helps paint a picture for the buyer to see.
Good Listing Photos
Finally, buyers want to see good listing photos. A majority of today’s buyers start their searches online. Therefore, well staged, properly lit photos are a must. If a buyer can’t at least have an idea of what the inside of your home looks like, they might not bother to come out to view your Havasu home in person.
Learning what buyers want in their Lake Havasu home helps you create a property that appeals to as many buyers as possible. Then, it will sell in a timely manner instead of lingering on the market for months. Contact me when you’re ready to list your Havasu home.