So what do you think buyers consider non-negotiable in the property market?
Is there a perfect property?
No. Even in properties belonging in the highest price range, a significant number of buyers would have to compromise one thing for another, regardless of whether it is a simple or luxurious detail.
And buyers have different opinions on what is perfect.
Perhaps it is a large country estate, perhaps it’s a shack near the beach, perhaps it’s a small studio apartment in the heart of the city, or perhaps it’s a suburban house where kids can be safe.
The features buyers don’t compromise on when searching for property often begin with the type of property they are searching for – a flat, a house, a townhouse or villa.
Then they will set how many bedrooms or bathrooms they want, the type of kitchen, the layout of the rooms, whether they are ready to do improvements in the property or not, and whether elements like a full laundry, a garage, pool or large garden are important or just nice to have.
But whether the type of property and the extent of the wish list most property buyers’ list includes some non-negotiables.
Popular Property Non-Negotiables
The five most popular features that buyers want in a property are, according to Veronica Morgan, principal of Good Deeds Property Buyers.
- Street appeal
- Privacy, or that the property isn’t overlooked
- A second toilet
- Good natural light
The list above encompasses the typical requests, but personal tastes also come into play in the property characteristics that buyers are looking for. Plus there is also the intangible feel of a property.
Appealing to your buyers
The best way to appeal to your buyers and have them 'fighting' over your property is to ensure you have as many of the most popular features listed above and highlight them. And, if your home is lacking any of these features then find ways to create them.
So, what can you do to appeal to your buyers and add value to your home?