One of the most common features home buyers focus on is the amount of space, and for good reason. While smaller spaces have their advantages, having extra room means that a growing family or a couple who enjoys entertaining need not jostle for storage or living space. Our real estate agents will be happy to walk you through the process of staging your home for sale. But before buyers can make your current library into their future exercise room, you'll want to know how your house can make a big splash among Dallas homes for sale.
Plan for Success
The way you use your extra room may differ from its original design. If you have access to them, check the original plans for your house. If you have an older home, your extra room may have begun its life as a drawing room, pantry, or a nursery. While this shouldn't dictate future plans, it should offer possibilities for staging and selling. Rooms created by dividing larger rooms can still draw inspiration from their architectural roots. A former part of the dining room can become a room for the family to relax after dinner or a place to store pieces that are reserved for special occasions. Don't worry if the room is undefined on the plans—that's a potential buyer's chance to breathe new meaning into the space.
Keeping Up With the Joneses
Your house will be presented to a variety of potential buyers, and the way you describe your space will need to appeal to them. Some types of rooms can appeal to a broad range of potential buyers, such as a home office or exercise room. Some purposes may not be suited for all buyers. A community of mostly retirees won't have much use for a nursery. Ask our real estate agents about the potential buyer profile for your house to help you decide how to present your extra space. You want potential buyers to feel as if your house is their dream home come true.
Wide Open Spaces
Even if the way you currently use the space matches the most likely potential buyer's plans, you want buyers to feel that there's room for their personal stamp on the place. Just as with the rest of your house, your extra space needs to be in perfect order. Declutter the space. If the space is primarily for storage, everything should be neatly contained in a cabinet or chest. Make sure the walls and flooring are in good repair, and that the space has adequate lighting. Clean the room thoroughly, and add a touch of bright color that's consistent with the room's purpose. The room may be an extra space, but it should never be an afterthought.
The ways in which we live in our homes are unique to us. Flex space may have multiple purposes, but we know how to convey what makes your house special to the next family to call it home. Contact us today, and we'll be glad to share a few of our secrets.