There is a lot of careful thought and planning when listing your home for sale. Throw a pandemic into the mix and you have a lot on your plate.

If you were banking on selling your home before all of this started, you have even more reason to now. Much of the general population has adjusted to their new “homebody” life and are looking to upgrade to new digs to accommodate that.

With this in mind, make sure you are highlighting and upgrading the features that are piquing interest with buyers. Learn exactly which features those are:

1. Bringing the outdoors home

Just because it has been customary to stay home as much as possible these days, does not mean you have to remain indoors the whole time.

Patios, lanais, Florida rooms, pools, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, she sheds – and much more have been sweeping the nation.

Okay, installing a pool may be a huge upgrade if you are planning on just selling. Focus on your curb appeal instead!

Spruce up your landscaping and bring out that grill that may have been hiding away in the corner of the garage. Stage a few patio chairs and a table as a conversation area. Top it off with some fun accent pillows and an outdoor rug!

The goal is to have potential buyers envision entertaining in this space.

2. Create a home office/classroom

If you haven’t read our blog on How To Wow Buyers With Your Bonus Room, we talk about how important is to make your home office look both attractive and functional.

Not only do you want to stage a desk and bookcases, highlight where the laptop and office supplies will be also.

Remember, not only are many adults working from home now, students are virtually schooling as well!

Guest rooms are only used for small periods of time throughout the year. Think of how that space can be converted to accommodate both an online classroom and maybe a murphy bed for when you have company.

3. Remember recreation

Think about ways buyers may be needing to expand their bodies and minds without leaving the house.

A home gym or craft room may be an ideal way to upgrade a flex space. Built-in shelving would be useful in allowing potential buyers to envision space for their hobbies or a collection of items.

That does not mean you have to outfit the room with expensive gym equipment. Simply clearing out some space and including a yoga mat will help the buyer to visualize.

You’d be surprised, these simple changes could bring you top dollar!