Selling a Yorba Linda home with high-end amenities is not usually a challenge. In an in-demand market with plenty of buyers looking for luxury touches, unique properties and special features tend to be a draw. However, that being said, it is important to understand that certain amenities are constantly in demand and others are highly personalized. When the amenities of a home are constructed expressly to the tastes of the current owner, a property can become more difficult to sell. Here's a closer look at how certain specific features can impact the home sales process.
Excessive landscaping can be a turn-off
Curb appeal is one of the most important parts of the selling process. Does your home's exterior say, "This is a gorgeous property, come in and explore?" Landscaping and other touches can be major assets to capturing the attention of prospective buyers. But when your landscaping is over the top, it can actually be a turnoff. Gardens that take excessive maintenance, big water features, and outdoor sculptures can send buyers running in the other direction. In some cases, buyers are looking for a more minimalist look or less perceived upkeep. In others, it speaks too directly to the tastes of the current owner and it's difficult to imagine personalizing the space.
High-end AV or built-in technology
If you're a big music or movie fan, your home may include high end audio-visual equipment, speakers, screens, or other forms of built-in technology. However, these additions may not add the value that you expect to your home. Initially installing them can cost thousands. To the right buyer, they can be an added selling point. But others may not recognize their value and may even feel that the cords and speakers distract from the environment that they're seeking. Another risk is that technologies quickly become outdated or may not be compatible with a prospective buyer's existing equipment.
Historically, an in-ground pool can be a selling advantage in Southern California. Yorba Linda and the surrounding areas have the perfect climate to make the most of this asset. However, it's important to remember that ultimately it depends upon the buyer. Some families can't wait to make memories in the pool with their kids or host elegant poolside dinner parties. Others have safety concerns, environmental considerations, or don't want the expense of maintaining a pool.
Are you thinking of listing a unique or luxury property? Contact us today to arrange for a personalized consultation and to learn more about selling a Yorba Linda home with high-end amenities.