If you've made the decision to sell your Grand Rapids area home this year, you may be focusing on all the obvious home features that a Grand Rapids homebuyer is looking for. But what about those that go overlooked? Chances are your home has features that Michigan homebuyers want, but aren't brought to their attention. This year, many Grand Rapids homes will go "under-marketed" as they glaze over these special home features— but you can be one step ahead! Start off on the right foot by teaming up with your trusted Grand Rapids real estate agent and take the following into consideration when selling your home:

Highlight the Storage

Remember, just because you're moving to a new home, doesn't mean your current home doesn't have positive features. It's important to play these up and display them in a positive light for homebuyers who are ready to buy Grand Rapids area real estate. One of those features is storage; renters are making the move to buy a home exactly for this reason. “One common beef of renters is that rental homes lack storage, which leads to belonging overflow and a cluttered life,” MSN Real Estate reported. “So, if your home has been tricked out with extra closets, pantries or other built-in storage amenities that you plan to leave,” you'll want to point that out to homebuyers!

Highlight the Eco Features

One of the most important features of a home is one that saves the owner money in the long-run. If you've upgraded your home with eco-friendly or energy-saving appliances, windows or the like, homebuyers might take an added interest in the property. Buying a home in the Grand Rapids area is a big decision and existing home features that cut costs are a huge asset. It's also important to keep in mind, “if you’ve managed to get your energy bills down way below what’s normal in your area, [that] could be a selling point you don’t want to overlook,” added MSN Real Estate.

Highlight the Location

Is your home located within walking distance or easy driving distance to local shops, entertainment or great schools? Make sure potential homebuyers are aware! It's all about location in real estate and if your property happens to be placed in an ideal area, you're already ahead of the game. What can help is thinking of yourself as an outsider when it comes to highlighting the location. Don't always assume potential a Grand Rapids homebuyer is familiar with the area. Now that most buyers begin their home search online, they tend to search homes by price rather than location— your tips about the property being in a great school district just may make your home a buyer's must-buy this year.

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