If you’re like most people who are ready to sell a home in Scottsdale, your real estate agent will walk through and find your home’s best features. When it’s time to sell, your agent will rely on those features to help buyers realize how much they love your space – so here’s what you need to know.
5 Features That Can Make It Easier to Sell Your Home in Scottsdale
What buyers in McCormick Ranch
want can be vastly different from what buyers in the Scottsdale Country Club
area want, so your real estate agent can zero in on your home’s best features when it comes to marketing and bringing in qualified buyers – but in the meantime, these are some of the features that nearly everyone’s looking for:
- Ground-floor master bedrooms
- Large windows
- Soaking tubs
- Walk-in showers
- Roomy closets
Here’s a closer look at each of these features (and how you can make the most of what you have when it comes to staging your home for sale).
#1. Ground-Floor Master Bedrooms
While you can’t change the location of your master bedroom, you need to know that those on the ground floor are more popular than those upstairs. One of the reasons may be that when people buy a “forever” home, they’re thinking about the future – and when you’re aging, it’s easier to navigate to and from a ground-floor master bedroom.
How to Make the Most of Your Master Bedroom
Use these tips to make the most of your master bedroom, regardless of the floor it’s on:
- Repaint if necessary
- Improve the lighting to illuminate every corner
- Update your window treatments
- Get a new duvet or comforter
- Use mirrors to extend the space
#2. Large Windows
Big windows let in plenty of natural light, which buyers love. You’ll get even more credit if the windows are Energy Star-qualified – but you don’t have to replace all the windows in your home. (If you’re thinking about doing so, talk to your real estate agent first; it may not be an investment you need to make.)
The bottom line is that buyers are nearly always impressed with smart, energy-efficient choices (like your windows) when they can save cash in the long run.
How to Make the Most of Your Windows
Even if you don’t have tremendous windows in your home, you can work with what you have. You can:
Update your window treatments so they’re more minimalist in style
Keep the blinds all the way open during showings
Draw back all your drapes during showings
Keep your windows (and windowsills) sparkling-clean
Avoid putting large furniture directly in front of windows, which can block the amount of light that comes in
#3. Soaking Tubs
Super-glamorous soaking tubs are incredibly popular with buyers. The idea is that they look luxuriously relaxing, and they contribute to a spa-like feel in the bathroom. If you have a soaking tub, that’s great – but if you don’t, it’s considered part of a major remodeling project. Talk to your real estate agent about your bathroom and any improvements you need to make before you spend five figures on just one space.
How to Make the Most of Your Tub
What buyers really want to experience is a relaxing, serene environment. You can:
- Display fluffy, brand-new towels during showings
- Put out (but don’t light) beautifully scented spa candles
- Add live plants to your bathroom
- Hang beautiful, neutral artwork
#4. Walk-In Showers
Along the same lines of soaking tubs, buyers really love walk-in showers. Showers get a lot more use than tubs do in most homes, and some homeowners are even foregoing the bathtub completely to make more space for a walk-in shower. Again, you don’t have to rip out your tub (are you noticing a common theme here?) – but you should talk to your real estate agent about making the most of your shower.
How to Make the Most of Your Shower
Even if you don’t have a walk-in shower with lots of space, you can:
- Add a small seat
- Dress up your shower stall’s walls
- Install a luxury shower head
#5. Roomy Closets
Buyers want to see that there’s going to be plenty of storage space if they buy your home, and they’re going to spend plenty of time peeking into your closets while they’re taking tours. Without remodeling, there’s very little you can do to make your closets bigger (aside from installing a fabulous closet organization system) – but you can make them appear as roomy as possible.
How to Make the Most of Your Closets
Here’s how to make your closet appear as large as possible:
Add a light if there isn’t already one in place
Remove half your clothing and organize what’s left by color
Clear off the floors – don’t leave anything behind
Minimize what you keep on your closet shelves