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What Buyers are Looking for in a Home

 

what buyers are looking for in a home

When selling your home, it can be difficult to try to prioritise what you need to do to your property before putting it on the market.

The housing market, particularly in some parts of the country, can be extremely competitive, and it seems there’s growing pressure to have the perfect home, ready to be lived in right away, before you put it up for sale.

So, what are buyers looking for in a home? We explore the best ways to increase resale the value of your property in the eyes of prospective buyers, and how you can achieve maximum results, for minimum outlay and effort…

The Importance of Energy Efficient Insulation

Whether you possess a period property, or own a new build home, the unanimous verdict from the housing market is that energy efficiency matters!

This doesn’t just mean turning your lights out as you leave a room, buying an efficient fridge, and installing a smart meter, but rather starting right where it all begins – the structure of your home itself.

Traditional vs Modern Methods

Traditional homes in the UK have wall cavity and floor crawl spaces that are stuffed with fibreglass insulation or rolled blanket-type insulation, or lined with foil to try to reflect radiant energy and cold air.

These solutions are dated and have since been replaced with newer insulation technology – yet few of us actually check what insulation we have and what condition it is in until we either sell our own property or inspect one we’re looking to buy.

The most modern form of insulation is spray foam-a product that is sprayed or injected directly into the cavities of a property to provide an impressively airtight seal.

Upon application, spray foam expands up to 100 times its original size, filling every available space, to radically reduce air leaks (and consequently your household bills.)

what buyers are looking for in a home

If you’re worried about the structure of your property itself, you can allay both your and the buyer’s concerns by having the foam installed densely and into extra cavities, to help support its frame

 

How Spray Foam Benefits Prospective Buyers

For prospective buyers, a warm and welcoming home is at the very top of their priority list-something which can easily be achieved with the addition of spray foam insulation. 

The nature of the foam means that it expands to provide a complete seal that prevents both hot and cold air from entering the property, making it easier to heat, cool, and regulate temperature, whilst increasing the energy efficiency of the building.

This in turn results in less energy used, and lowers overall bills. In older properties, the difference is noticeable almost immediately.

Unlike more traditional insulation methods, it allows through no moisture and so cannot deteriorate to grow mould or damp.

Whilst many consider this just a plus point odour-wise for their home, it is also highly beneficial for your health as well– increasing the air quality throughout the house, and ensuring there’s no toxic chemicals, allergens, irritants, or other nasties in the air.

Anyone with conditions aggravated by poor air quality or dust such as asthma will know just how important this can be.

Spray Foam Ensures Structural Integrity

In period properties, spray foam offers a particularly pleasing perk-it shores up structural integrity. 

If you’re worried about the structure of your property itself, you can allay both your and the buyer’s concerns by having the foam installed densely and into extra cavities, to help support its frame.

This kind of structural support can be really make or break a buyer’s decision-and with good reason!

A weakened structure causes detrimental damage to a home-damage which is both costly and time consuming to resolve. Why take the risk?

what buyers are looking for in a home

For a fraction of the price of sprucing up your interiors – only for them to be changed by the buyers once they move in – you can really boost your property’s price on the market with solid, modern insulation engineering!

Out With the Old, and In With the New!

If your home already has fibreglass insulation in the attic across your floorboards, you can remove it. Icynene will be applied directly into the roof cavity, giving you the opportunity to open up the loft instead as a functional living space.

An extra room will significantly increase your home’s value, and open you up to a whole range of buyers who may not have considered purchasing before!

Icynene comes with a 25-year manufacturers guarantee as standard, and is fully BBA (British Board of Agrement) certified – both of which are great accreditations to pass over to your home’s buyer, for long-term peace of mind.

The foam isn’t just a DIY-job, either, but installed by a team of expert technicians, ensuring a professional service throughout.

For a fraction of the price of sprucing up your interiors – only for them to be changed by the buyers once they move in – you can really boost your property’s price on the market with solid, modern insulation engineering.

Once the benefits have been explained to estate agents and potential buyers, your property will sell in no time. To discover more of the benefits of this multi-purpose material, simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below!