If you are thinking about selling your smaller than average home and are worried that it will not stand out among all of the McMansions, think again! Your home might just be exactly what many people have been searching for! Anyone looking to downsize from their McMansion, save time and money, and live a simpler lifestyle will be ecstatic to see your home hit the market.
Many first-time homebuyers and those looking to downsize are looking for easy to maintain homes. Have a small backyard space that requires very little time to mow? While that may be a drawback for some buyers, it can be a huge benefit to others. Perception is key – repair costs for a smaller home will be less. There is a smaller roof to replace, less wall space to paint, less flooring to install.
A smaller home’s utility costs may save buyers a significant amount of money. Less square footage = less square footage to heat and keep well lit. If your lot size is small, your property taxes may be less as well.
Your Space Is Enough Space
Set the stage for successful showings! If your home is full of clutter and closets are overstuffed, consider putting belongings in a storage unit while your home is on the market. When potential buyers see that your home has plenty of space to walk through rooms and that the closets have space to add more items, they will get the feeling that the home is more spacious than it might actually be. Also worth highlighting, with the help of your Realtor®, are the nearby amenities. Are you close to shops and restaurants? Great! It is not just about the size of your home, but also the location. Knowing that there is plenty to do outside of the home is another selling feature.
Call John L. Scott Anacortes today at 360-293-2161 to speak with a professional Realtor® and get a free Comparative Market Analysis on your home.