When you’re thinking about selling your home – as well as where you want to look at new homes for sale – a lot of elements factor into your decision. For example, downsizing might be part of your retirement strategy, or you just may be ready for something smaller and more manageable. Alternatively, you may be looking for a complete sea change or tree change. It all comes down to the lifestyle you want.
What are the lifestyle factors that you and your family find important, and which ones come into play for your potential buyers?
Living life to the full, on Sydney’s Lower North Shore
On Sydney’s Lower North Shore, lifestyle plays a huge role in people’s desire to live in the area. Proximity to Balmoral Beach, stunning parklands, and beautiful headlands means you can enjoy the outdoors while living close to Sydney city.
The coffee culture here is always improving, and the location is central in terms of access to the nightlife of the CBD and easy access to Sydney’s beautiful beaches. Suburbs such as Mosman and Cremorne feel spacious and boast a strong community and village feel. Locals all know each other, which is appealing.
Because of the many benefits of Mosman living, many residents make the lifestyle choice to stay in the area when selling their home. It makes sense to stay local if you’re accustomed to the lifestyle that comes with living in Mosman and surrounds. Which goes a long way towards explaining why there’s so much competition for property in this area, especially easy-access apartments.
The popularity of the Lower North Shore means that property exchange ages hands less frequently than the number of patiently waiting buyers would like – which is great news if you’re planning to sell!
Leaving the Mosman area
Often, those who do move away from the Mosman don’t venture very far. The Northern Beaches are also a popular lifestyle choice for those who sell their Mosman based property.
Going ‘coastal’ means you’re still close to friends in, say, Mosman and Cremorne, but you have better proximity to popular surf spots and an even more relaxed lifestyle. If you no longer have reason to commute regularly to the city, it can be an easy decision to buy Manly real estate or greater extend your search further afield, right up to Pittwater adjacent real estate.
In some cases, people choose to move closer to the city, relocating to Kirribilli or Milsons Point to gain better access to their offices or inner-city nightlife, while still maintaining that Lower North Shore village-like community lifestyle.
Others choose to keep a small city apartment while making a big change to outlying locations such as Bowral in the Southern Highlands or Leura in the Blue Mountains, where the pace is slower but there’s still a cosmopolitan local community and culture.
Selling your home: why lifestyle matters
When you’re selling your home, lifestyle is also a factor in your property marketing. People want to buy into the vibe of the Mosman locale just as much as they want to purchase a home that suits their needs.
When you work with an experienced real estate team, they’ll pay close attention not just to the inside and outside of your house, but also to the homes location and the lifestyle benefits that your home has to offer a purchaser.
Your selling campaign should highlight these aspects to prospective buyers, outlining for them what an amazing opportunity they have, to be near both the city and the sea as well as the chance to be part of a supportive community that’s welcoming to people of all ages.
Ready to make a change? Contact our experienced team at De Brennan for the best real estate advice and a final sale price that will allow you to live the lifestyle you desire.