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How to make your home more desirable

How To Make Your Home More Desirable

How To Make Your Home More Desirable.

How to make your home more desirable to potential buyers.

When it comes to putting your property on the market for sale, it’s helpful to keep in mind how it will be viewed by potential buyers and what they consider are the most important features.

Being aware of these factors will enable you to present you home in the best possible way, and hopefully to fast track a successful sale.

So what are the top priorities for potential buyers when looking at a home? A realestate.co.nz survey has revealed what these are.  The answers may surprise you.

Orientation to the sun and good insulation topped the list of 18 features voted by 1250 buyersas the most important when searching for a house.  More than half listed a sunny aspect as the top feature, with insulation the second key priority - rated ''very important'' by 46 percent of respondents. 

Below are the survey results, which all home owners should keep in mind when preparing a property for viewings to potential buyers and creating marketing material.  


In order of highest importance:


  •       Orientated to maximise sun
  •       High level of insulation
  •       Three or more bedrooms
  •       Garage or carport
  •       Off street parking
  •       Ample storage space
  •       Located on quiet street
  •         Good indoor-outdoor flow
  •         Outdoor entertaining area
  •         Large section
  •         Open plan living
  •         Energy efficient features
  •         Attractive or updated gourmet kitchen
  •        Close to amenities such as schools and doctors
  •         Large or walk-in wardrobe
  •         Built in a sustainable or environment friendly way
  •         Water saving features (such as a rain tank)
  •         Close to public transport


See how many of these factors you can tick off and maximise them to their best potential.


Whatever your home type and location however, remember well presented, well priced and well promoted property always sells.




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