Wyndham City is home to many growing families, and many more new residents are moving to the region looking for the right home that they can move into and enjoy straight away.

Ideally, home buyers and investors are looking for a property that they can live in or rent out as a long-term investment. Due to the area’s family focus, homes that can adapt to the changing demands of family life, as the kids become teenagers, are always popular.

Here are key elements to consider when selling your home, to help ensure it appeals to a wide pool of prospective buyers.

Separation and different ‘zones’

While small children and their parents tend to stay in close quarters, as families grow up and kids turn into teens or young adults, separation and individual spaces can become an important part of homelife.

A quiet parents’ zone, with its own bathroom and even some living space, can give parents a break, while teenagers will appreciate their own living area and bathroom at the other end of the house, especially when friends come to visit.

A garden studio, granny flat or bedroom with its own bathroom and a kitchenette is ideal for multi-generational living.

Study areas

Technology is now here to stay in our daily lives and routines, and families will find themselves needing to manage screen time, specifically when their kids hit their teenage years.

Working from home continues to grow in popularity, so a dedicated study area or home office will appeal to many buyers as this way of living and working evolves.

An open workspace with the family computer available for homework and gaming is a great addition. A cabinet maker can build a custom-designed work zone or study area into a hallway or living area, and it omits the need for a dedicated office if bedrooms are at a premium.

Another consideration is how many power points are required in the home’s technology zones, whether you need a phone line for internet connection, and the router’s location so that you can maximise the WIFI quality across the home. If you need some technical support, try reaching out to Geek Republic in Werribee or Point Cook Computer Repairs.

A shady, functional garden with an alfresco

Ideally, a garden will have some shaded outdoor space and a barbecue with a table for working, meals or simply relaxing outside.

Trees for shade and greenery can be achieved in a few years and enjoyed for decades. The All Green Nursery and Garden is the place to go for expert advice on buying the right trees and plants for local conditions. Or alternatively, call in a landscaper such as the Gardening Angels.

A pool, a garden studio or shed, an outdoor kitchen, and space for storing bikes, or sporting and gardening equipment are other bonuses that buyers with families will appreciate.

A family-friendly neighbourhood

Point Cook, as well as the surrounding suburbs, are popular with families because it has everything they need – schools, healthcare, shops, public transport and easy access to Melbourne’s CBD.

Parkland and green space is increasingly recognised as an essential for healthy living and decompressing in our busy, switched-on lives, and not just a nice bonus. Close by, we are lucky to have access to the coast and beautiful open spaces, such as Truganina Park with its incredible views of the Melbourne CBD.

On weekends there is lots to do in the surrounding area, including Werribee’s Open Range Zoo, the Saltwater Coast Crocodile Park and, of course, the golf course, Sanctuary Lakes Club, which put this area on the map.

A home that’s ready to go

Families in the Wyndham City region will often sell and upsize within the area when they need more space. With this in mind, a home that is ready for its new owner to move into without needing any work is always going to appeal to a wider pool of buyers.

Having said that, if your home was newly built when moved in, you most likely won’t need to undertake any renovations, instead, you might want to consider how to refresh the home, to fix the everyday wear and tear, such as new kitchen cupboards or a lick of paint.

Our team at Established Property have assisted many homeowners with ideas for enhancing and preparing their home for sale. With many professionally qualified tradesmen on our books, we can also help engage the right company for the job. Our clients have found that having our support in advance of the marketing campaign is invaluable.

Talk to us

At Established Property, we’ve been selling land and homes in the area since the late 1990s. We know what home buyers are looking for and have a large database of active purchasers keen to secure their next home.

Talk to us today to find out not only what your home is worth but what you need to do to get your home ready to market. We look forward to hearing from you.