With more than 100,000 homes up for sale across Australia1 at any one time, how do you make your home stand out from the rest? Give yourself a head start on the competition by providing a great first impression, long term security, real dollar savings, and lasting added value by installing high quality
Help them tick the boxes
When buyers scan lists of homes for sale they have a shopping list of features so your home needs to tick all the boxes. In a quick moving market and limited open for inspection times, buyers will narrow down the ones they make the effort to view. Listing your home’s quality features may influence them to prioritise yours over others.
In the same way that advertisements will list name-brand kitchen appliances, mentioning you have
Make a first impression that counts
Before they walk through the door, buyers make many tiny judgements based on the first impression they get from the street. Nothing detracts more than ill-matched or deteriorated screens, which don’t show off your home to its best advantage.
Modern security screens can be tailored to positively enhance the exterior appearance and style of your home. If a front door is natural wood, a security door can be finished in a timber grain powder coat that looks and feels like natural wood. Around windows, a modern contrasting colour might be selected which complements a lighter façade, while decorative screen doors can add an attractive detail. Security doors and screens are not just a practical accessory – they have the ability to enhance the overall appearance and deliver that all-important positive first impression.
Signal style & substance
Buyers are smart: they can see past a well-styled bedroom or a fresh coat of paint. While home sellers do such tasks to spruce up their homes, some of those changes are mostly simply cosmetic. A savvy buyer will be looking at the base building and wondering about ongoing maintenance and upkeep.
Once they see you have
A premium home deserves premium products
With Australian median house prices well over half a million dollars2, buyers have increasing expectations about the level of standard fittings and fixtures. A home with an extensive indoor-outdoor living area still needs to be kept secure from intruders and protected from insects if it is to be an inviting and useable space. If your home already has protection in place, they can cross it off the list of things they might have to do when they move in.
While no one wants to focus on the potential for crime, it is an everyday reality that security screens help address this threat. If buying a premium home, it is good to know that features are in place that are going to keep your family and your possessions safe.
Sell the savings
Having saved up for a deposit and facing a mortgage, it’s also great to be able to show potential buyers they might actually save money when they buy your home. For starters, some insurance companies take into consideration how secure a home is when calculating costs. Installing security products may help you qualify for discounted premiums.
A further benefit comes from the natural ventilation and passive cooling screens facilitate. If you are able to leave doors and windows securely open to take advantage of cooling breezes, chances are you can save on air conditioning electricity bills. Buyers will be keenly aware of the ongoing costs of running a home, so anticipating lower power bills is a definite plus.
Protect your investment and theirs
With homes often being our largest asset, it makes sense to do everything possible to both create and maintain enduring value. Whether you’re planning on selling or simply want to protect your investment,