The question in this age is not whether a buyer will remodel your home, but how much remodeling will they be doing?
So to help them out a little, consider incorporating useful measurements along with flowery, evocative details of your home.
If the home comes with a “pool-sized backyard,” go ahead and include the general dimensions of the yard in the listing to give potential buyers an idea of what “pool-sized” really means. They may be looking for enough space to build a tennis court instead, and an approximate measurement of the yard may prove helpful.
Also, consider measuring the vanities in all bathrooms. While pictures (yes, you’ll provide pictures) will show potential buyers the condition and current contents in said bathroom, vanity measurements will help buyers figure out what will fit in the space. dual sync? Not so much!
And while you’re there with the measuring tape, go ahead and measure the tub enclosure and shower stall. It can help shoppers with an itch figuring out what size free-standing tub to buy or whether a two-shower-head stall with a rain feature makes the cut.
When going outside, it may be prudent to provide the height (and length) of the fence in the backyard, as well as the materials used. Many home buyers have dogs, and some dogs like to jump fences. Having a rough idea of fence height can provide additional information that buyers can use to decide how well your home will fit their needs, or how many extra feet of fencing will be needed to keep their dogs safe. will be required.
If you have a side yard or side area that can accommodate an RV, a boat or dog run, include the width, length and roof clearance — plus whether there is direct driveway access to the side yard. RVs, boats, and dogs come in a variety of sizes, and having access to these measurements, on the upside, can help buyers figure out whether they need to move a toy store or place them on the property instead. can keep.
Of course, I highly recommend you to explain that these measurements are “estimates” or “rough estimates” and the exact dimensions should be confirmed by the buyers or their contractors.
Buyers should also be cautioned that no purchase decision should be made without verifying any measurement that is critical to the suitability of the potential asset before proceeding with the purchase.
Leslie Sargent Eskildsen is an agent with RealtyOne Group West and a member of the Board of Directors of the California Association of Realtors. He can be contacted at 949-678-3373 or [email protected]