The sought-after areas of Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme are home to a wonderful variety of property styles, including some beautiful bungalows. While you may think these single-storey properties are quintessentially British, bungalows actually arrived over here from India in the 1930s.
Perennially popular and known for holding their value, bungalows can be an ideal for downsizers, individuals with mobility problems and older people who aren’t as steady on their feet as they once were. However, they can also be a great option for other types of property buyer, too.
There’s not usually as much space to maintain with a bungalow as there is with a house, but here in Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme there are some sprawling exceptions that can accommodate entire families, as well as variants with stairs and dormers - there really is something to suit all tastes.
If the time has come to sell your bungalow in Bramhall or Cheadle Hulme, here are some top tips and helpful hints to help you achieve your property goals from your friendly local estate agent, Leighton Snow. For more information about selling your bungalow, get in touch - we’re always happy to help!
Showcase the space
Usually built on a single level, bungalows are typically smaller than entire houses. However, it’s worth maximising the space available to emphasise a bungalow’s true potential. A lick of neutral paint on the walls and removing large, bulky pieces of furniture will enable visitors to see just how roomy life on one level can be.
Similarly, a spacious garden is a real selling point - by trimming the lawns and cutting back any overgrown foliage you can showcase the space on offer. In some instances, potential buyers may be looking at both bungalows and flats - the latter usually only have communal grounds, so an appealing garden might just tip the scales in your favour.
Find your USP
Buyers might be looking at a bungalow for several reasons but properties on a single level are often sought as a practical, comfortable option for people who are getting older or who are unsteady on their feet.
Think creatively about how your bungalow helps to meet the needs of potential buyers - perhaps the bathroom has been adapted for someone with mobility issues, or maybe there’s no step into the property, making it easier for residents to get in and out without having to worry about falling.
The lack of stairs can be appealing, both to older buyers and to couples planning to raise a family without worrying about little ones on the stairs. These unique selling points are worth pointing out to highlight just how the bungalow can meet the needs of specific buyers.
Identify opportunities to add value
Bungalows may be more expensive than other types of property per square foot but by identifying opportunities to add value, buyers can still get a great deal.
Often sitting on a sizeable plot, there may be potential to extend the floor space of a bungalow over the ground floor. Alternatively, bungalows can also be built on to add another storey, which may require prior planning permission - something you might want to look into before putting your bungalow up for sale.
Other ways to add value include a garage or cellar conversion - either way, if there’s scope to add value to a bungalow by increasing the floor space on offer in future, it’s worth a mention.
However, as well as identifying potential to add value, bungalows hold their residual worth well - partly as a result of being in short supply. As fewer bungalows are built and demand continues to rise, property buyers could find that choosing a bungalow in Bramhall or Cheadle Hulme is a great investment.
Find out more about how we can help sell your bungalow in Bramhall or Cheadle Hulme - give us a call today on 0161 439 4500.