While the property market is booming, you can’t only rely on demand to get the best price for your home. You want to ensure your home stands out and appeals to potential buyers. To do this, it’s worth having a think about a few of the features that homebuyers are really looking for. Beyond basically cosmetic appeal, these are the features that will improve functionality, save money and deliver peace of mind over the long term.
1) A quality security system
When you think about the possibility of a home robbery, you’re probably worried about losing your laptop, your jewellery or your phone. However, what most people don’t realise is that a home break-in can also affect your mental health. After being robbed, some people may experience strong feelings of fear, shock or even anger. Certainly, having your personal space violated can leave you feeling uneasy in your very own home.
Because of this, it’s important that you fit your home with a security system. Such systems often include CCTV cameras, electric gates, motion-activated lights, alarms and pin-coded locks. For a lot of homeowners, the peace of mind that they get from just having these security features is well worth the money.
A premium home security system provides home buyers (or owners) with peace of mind and the assurance that they are safe and secure in their home.
2) Energy efficient features
Having double-glazed windows, wall insulation and solar panels can help you lower your energy consumption and therefore lower your carbon emissions. Benefits of reduced carbon emissions include better air quality and slowed climate change. As a result of a cleaner environment and improved energy efficiency, some experts also claim that low carbon emissions can boost the economy.
On a micro level, energy efficient features can also help you save a lot of money in the long run. As per Environment Victoria, simple energy efficiency upgrades can save a single household approximately 1000 AUD per year.
Because of its advantages on a micro and macro level, many home buyers will be more than happy to purchase an energy efficient home.
Also, according to the Building Code of Australia, all new homes and some renovations must comply with specific energy efficient requirements. One of these requirements is a minimum energy efficient rating of 6-stars. So, to ensure potential buyers that your home complies with this regulation, you need to have at the very least, basic energy efficiency features.
3) Upgrade your facilities
Two of the most important facilities in your home are the kitchen and the bathroom. Upgrading or renovating these two areas will make your home more practical and therefore more appealing to potential buyers.
For your kitchen, upgrading your benchtop can do wonders for the functionality and aesthetics of your cooking space. When it comes to your bathroom, repainting the walls and changing the flooring is enough to give you a fresh, new look.
There you have it, three simple ways to make your home more appealing and more desirable. If you need help with installing security systems in your home, be sure to contact our team at Security Camera Specialist.