When you make the decision to sell your home, you might be reluctant to carry any upgrades because, after all, you will not be residing there anymore.
Although the value of the property might not increase much, the benefits for the seller can still be higher than if nothing was made. In order to make the most of your budget focus on what the buyers look for. Here are some 5 most looked features in properties:
1. Eat-In Kitchen
Eat-in kitchens are very sought after in particular by families with children. The eat-in kitchen is a space where the family can congregate for breakfast in the morning or in the evening for dinner. This can be particularly an issue in Houses of Character.
If you own older type of property with separate kitchen, you might consider taking down a wall to achieve an open plan concept, or if this change is out of your budget, consider adding an island with room for bar stools. Potential buyers would like to see modern way of living in an old house as well.
2. Energy Efficient Appliances
If you are selling your property with the appliances included (particularly kitchen appliances), it would be great that these are energy efficient. Potential buyers would consider your property favorably, if they know that there is no need to replace any of the appliances.
3. Air Condition / Ceiling Fans
Air Condition, in Malta’s climate has become an essential feature in any home, so having air conditioning throughout in good working order is a plus point. The prospective buyer would be able to tick this off from his expenses list at least for a couple of years.
If there is no air condition everywhere, and is not within your budget, then at least installing ceiling fans will make your property more attractive to the potential buyer.
4. Exterior Lighting
This feature might be overlooked but first impressions count.
If potential buyers visit your property in the evening, walking up to a badly lit property can put off some people.
The same applies if you have a back garden or a roof terrace.
These areas are a high selling point for people who love to entertain or just enjoy some outdoor space, but if they are poorly lit, they might not see the potential.
5. Walk-in closet / Walk-in pantry
These two features have very recently been sought after a lot, and the way local properties are configured, it can be difficult to achieve. However, you need to be creative – a box room cleverly organized can be easily transformed into a walk-in pantry.
An unutilized room next to the bedroom or a larger than usual bedroom, with non-expensive gypsum separation can be transformed into a walk-in closet. This feature is extremely attractive to potential buyers.