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Are you considering selling your family home in Hitchin?
Within this article we will talk about identifying those all-important stand out features that will excite prospective buyers. In addition, we will provide two examples of family homes in Hitchin that recently sold for above asking price. And a beautiful family home in Ashwell with absolutely stunning countryside views. Lastly, we will finish with the most important ingredient in the mix!
When considering selling your family home in Hitchin, there are always aspects of the property that can make it truly stand out from the crowd to instantly catch the eye. Being able to identify and successfully highlight these special features to the market will play an important role in a successful sale.
And selecting the right estate agent to identify and fully market those special features is essential.
If you’re a thinking about selling your family home, it is worth remembering that each potential buyer will be looking for different things from their new home. And these might be different reasons to those that stood out for you when you first purchased you home. Some buyers may want the location to be more rural while others would prefer urban and close to highly regarded schools. Alternatively, some may look for more indoor space whilst others are seeking a larger outside space for their children to play.
Understanding your target audience as a vendor or identifying your priorities as a purchaser can help make the whole process happen faster and run more smoothly for each party. For example, those stand out features could include one or more of these:
- Ideal location
- Large bedrooms
- New and modern kitchen
- Open plan living
- Large and well-maintained garden
- Plenty of off-street parking
- Party pad experience
- Room to extend
To show how this works in practice, here are three excellent examples of properties we have recently sold, where each of their key factors were different from each other.
Property with plenty of space – Recently for Sale in Newlands Lane, Hitchin
This substantial property is located on a beautiful tree lined road in an incredibly sought-after area of Hitchin.
This Newlands Lane family home offered the new buyers all the space and size of rooms they were looking for, along with a good size garden.
In addition, there is ample parking and it is located within the catchment area of very well-regarded schools.
The key feature for the successful sale of this property was identified as being the overall size and this met the family’s needs whilst offering them a forever home.
The ideal location – Recently for Sale in Convent Close, Hitchin
This wonderful property had the ideal location for the new buyers. They were looking for a new family home that was close to Hitchin town centre.
The key feature for this property was to have easy access to the station along with being in the catchment area of good schools for children of all ages.
Views and outside space – Recently for Sale in Newnham Way, Ashwell
There are times when the outside space and the views from a property are something very special.
It is definitely the case for this beautifully presented 4-bedroom, semi-detached property in Ashwell.
With such a stunning location and well-maintained garden, it was not surprising that it quickly became a very desirable purchase for many of the potential buyers that came to the viewings.
Achieving multiple offers
As can be seen from these three recent and excellent examples sold by Wellington Evans, by understanding each of the different yet distinct selling points for the properties and highlighting them to the right segment of the market, we were delighted to have been able to achieve a very high level of interest from the outset.
The high level of interest resulted in multiple offers being submitted and each of the sales went to a best and final offer, achieving a sale over the asking price.
The most important way to achieve a quick sale at the best price
Select an estate agent that can instantly isolate a buyer’s true wish list, including those hidden ‘must haves’ and pivot the sales process towards their ‘offer invoking’ aspirations.
If you would like to have a chat about selling your family house, be it in Hitchin or one of the surrounding towns and villages, please give Nick or James a call on 01462 229 555 and we will be very happy to help you.