Home Sales Tips – How to market your community to prospective buyers! Selling a home is more than a real estate listing – make the home appealing to potential buyers. One factor buyers take into account when buying a home is its location, meaning the community that surrounds the home.
For sellers as well as buyers, it’s important to highlight the benefits of living in a particular community. After all, neighborhoods will have an enormous impact on the future buyer’s living experience.
It’s All About Walkable Neighborhoods
According to a Portland – Oregon-based company, City Observatory, there’s a growing demand for homes located in walk-able neighborhood. Decades – long love affair with commuting from suburban areas to work in the city has greatly lost its appeal.
Also, the growing demand for walk-able neighborhoods is fueled by people desiring convenient access good schools as well as entertainment options like movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping. There’s also an appeal for easy access to major highways and access to reliable public transportation.
Fifty-five percent of participants said they would gladly get a small house with a small yard if it meant easy access to stores, schools, and restaurants. Plus, a walkable neighborhood also significantly increases property values. So play up the nearby community benefits that would entice potential buyers.
Great Neighborhood Amenities
Other favorable community amenities include bicycle paths, libraries, churches and parks. These are great bonuses for neighborhoods to attract fitness-minded individuals and promote a family-friendly atmosphere for buyers with kids. Speaking of kids – living in an excellent school district usually yields higher home values and higher return on your investment.
According to a survey conducted by the Demand Institute, almost half of participants wanted a pet-friendly neighborhood. In fact, this factor ranked higher than easy access to public transportation and even public schooling.
Safety is a top concern for most home buyers. Although, there’s little one can do to quell neighborhood violence there are things an owner can do to make their home safer. They may want to consider studying security features on homes in their neighborhoods and adopt what they can – within reason.
What Potential Home Buyers Don’t Want In A Neighborhood
According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), fewer home buyers were least impressed with communities with golf courses, a high population, gated communities, and mixed-use communities. Homeowners – when listing your home seek the help of a professional real estate agent experienced in listing the best features of both the home and the community surrounding it.
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