5 Features That Can Make It Easier to Sell Your Home in Scottsdale

5 Features That Can Make It Easier to Sell Your Home in Scottsdale

  • 09/3/19
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).
Related: Home staging information
5 Features That Can Make it Easier to Sell Your Home - Ground-Floor Master Bedroom

#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
Related: Tips for staging a master suite
5 Features That Can Make it Easier to Sell Your Home - Large Windows

#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
5 Features That Can Make it Easier to Sell Your Home - Soaking Tub

#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
Related: How to stage a luxury bathroom to sell your home (even if it’s not actually a luxury bathroom)
5 Features That Can Make it Easier to Sell Your Home - Walk-In Showers

#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
Related: How to stage a bathroom to sell your home in Scottsdale
5 Features That Can Make it Easier to Sell Your Home - Roomy Closets

#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

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