When you’re planning to sell your Mosman house, it makes sense to think like a buyer. You need to make your home as appealing to them as possible by adding or highlighting the features buyers are looking for.
It is likely you are also on the lookout for a new place to live yourself, so you probably already have an understanding of what homebuyers want. However, Mosman is a unique suburb with a key demographic of people who are most likely to purchase a home.
The person who is most likely to buy property in Mosman is a corporate professional who works in the CBD and often travels for business. They will have plenty of cash but not a great deal of time. They are seeking convenience and a sanctuary that makes their life easy.
Here’s what Mosman house buyers want in 2019.
An easy commute
You can’t physically move your home but if it is within walking distance from Mosman bus stops, you’re in luck. With parking in the CBD being at a premium, many Mosmanites take advantage of public transport to get to work.
To make getting to and from work easy for those who do drive, a garage or off street parking is very high on a homebuyer’s wishlist. We’ve all experienced the stress of driving around looking for a parking spot after a busy day at work.
Easy, accessible parking is a huge highlight when it comes to selling a Mosman property.
A private work space
Open plan living is ideal and a feature most homebuyers want for their kitchen and living areas in 2019.
However, those who come home to enjoy dinner with family but still have a couple of hours of work to get done appreciate a private area like a study to work in. This resolves the problem of trying to focus on emails while the TV is playing or the discomfort of working in a bedroom or kitchen.
Peace and quiet
Mosman is a major thoroughfare for traffic coming to and from the city from the Northern Beaches. On any given day, thousands of cars pass through the area.
Traffic noise can be an issue so if you’re able to add soundproofing to your home in the form of a quality front fence or by properly sealing doors and windows, you stand to add the value of your home.
If you do make an upgrade in this area, ensure your agent mentions the diminished noise levels in advertisements and when they meet with potential buyers. A lack of noise isn’t always easily noticeable but it is a real selling point.
Anyone who wants to purchase a luxury home in Mosman will expect an en-suite and a guest bathroom. You may have an area in your home that can easily be repurposed into an additional bathroom or toilet space, adding value to your property.
Environmental consideration and energy efficiency
Energy bills are on everyone’s mind these days and it makes sense to minimise the use of power when possible and consider the environment when it comes to appliance upgrades.
A Mosman house that is appealing to buyers will have plenty of natural light and airflow to minimise the need for heating in winter and air conditioning in summer. You may also wish to consider installing solar panels and LED lighting to reduce power bills further.
In addition, smart features are becoming sought-after. This includes digitally connected window coverings, heating and security systems as well as lighting and video doorbells.
Storage never goes out of fashion and our extensive wardrobes, cooking gadgets and sporting equipment means it is more important than ever.
Storage can be a cost-effective upgrade if you are planning to sell your Mosman house. Low-cost flat pack cupboards or custom built-ins will make your home feel more spacious rather than cramped as it will keep clutter out of sight.
Top on the list of what homebuyers want in terms of storage are walk-in wardrobes and butler’s pantries. An ample laundry cupboard for linen and towels is a must, as is shelving in the garage for tools and other equipment.
This trend is also highly popular. A well-lit, undercover outdoor area that can be easily accessed from the house is a must-have these days and will definitely appeal to buyers.
A new or upgraded deck with some convenient additions like a fridge or sink will help to increase competition between interested parties who are seeking their dream Mosman house.
Need advice on how to make your home more appealing? Contact an experienced local real estate agent for tips which will suit your budget and your property.