In this market, flexibility is key to success for your Buyers. Flexible hours for viewing, flexible contract terms, and flexible expectations have become the norm. Here are a few ways to give your Buyers long-term flexibility in home ownership, both as they look and after they buy.
1. Flexibility through open floor plans
Open floor plans are an excellent way to provide Buyers with flexibility. They continue to remain popular among millennials, who comprise the largest share of potential homeowners on the market.
With an open floor plan, Buyers can hybridize their homes. It can give Buyers more space to host, more ways to work and play, and reduce a sense of claustrophobia, which, after years of lockdowns, is more prevalent than ever.
If you can help Buyers find an open floor plan AND outdoor space, even better. Having the ability to meld indoor and outdoor elements seamlessly has grown in importance among Buyers. As social life returns to normal, people yearn for space to be around other people.
Though inventory is in frustratingly short supply, sniffing out homes that give your Buyers more flexibility in terms of movement and flow throughout the home is part of what makes you so valuable to Buyers.
2. Home offices provide much-needed flexibility
Even with some people slowly starting to return to the office, many Buyers find themselves in hybrid or remote work situations. These hybrid/remote workstyles are likely to stick around, especially if they expand talent pools for companies.
In this light, helping Buyers find houses that can accommodate a dedicated space for work will take on new importance.
One of the biggest challenges about working from home for many people was not having a dedicated space to do work. We’ve all seen pictures and videos of parents and children doing professional and school work at the kitchen table (sometimes while cooking dinner).
While that may have made for a “What a world!” moment a few years ago, it’s not sustainable for happy home ownership. Workers need a way to prevent work from seeping into their personal lives, because stress at work can do damage to relationships at home if it goes unchecked. With more people working from home—even if only for a few days a week—it’s much easier to sit and stew in work stress at all times, letting that stress seep throughout the house.
However, a home office (or space that can at least support one) can give Buyers a place where work is work. This can reduce stress, improve productivity, and simply make life a little happier than if your Buyers were forced to work from their kitchen.
3. Flexible home protection starts with 2-10 HBW
Since 2020, people have spent much more time at home. That means more use of their systems and appliances. This is especially important for Buyers to know, since they may be inheriting heavily used systems and appliances, which could be more prone to expensive breakdowns.
That’s why it’s so important for real estate agents to attach a Home Warranty Service Agreement from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10 HBW) on every house they close. The great news is that with 2-10 HBW’s new product, you can provide your Buyers with the flexibility they need to protect their home.
A Home Warranty Service Agreement is an amazing tool for protecting your Buyer’s budget. But in a hot Seller’s market, many Buyers may feel like they can’t afford another lump-sum payment.
The solution isn’t skipping on coverage. That’s why 2-10 HBW has introduced Monthly Pay in our flexible new product.
Monthly Pay gives your Buyers a budget-friendly way to afford quality protection. This gives them more control over their expenses, quality coverage, and more peace of mind.
More Buyers are funding their own Home Warranty Service Agreements than ever before. With Monthly Pay, Buyers can pay a little bit now for a lot of protection when they need it most.
Give your clients the Comprehensive, Flexible, Convenient coverage they deserve, and be their home ownership hero.
2-10 HBW offers comprehensive systems and appliances home warranties to help protect your clients from unexpected repair and replacement costs. Contact us to learn more.