More and more property owners are taking it upon themselves to give their home an official name, but does a name help sell a home or improve its value?
A home with a name can be a great marketing tool, but it also makes a house feel more like a home because of the character and personality it adds to the building.
When you are selling an older-style home in particular, a name can help add to its sense of history. A name also works well for prestigious homes, homesteads and homes on acreage, as it is a way of making the home more distinguished.
If you are planning to name your home, you should do some research on the home itself first, because if it’s a period home, it’s possible that your home already has a name that has been lost over time.
If you’re choosing a name from scratch, it’s best to give your home a name that somehow relates to the history of the house or the area that it’s in. You can find ideas to help you name your home at www.nameyourhome.com.au.
Once you have chosen a name all you have to do is have a plaque made with it and place it out the front of your home where it can be seen. To make it official you simply need to tell your local council and the post office and let all your utility providers and friends know that they can now send letters with your home’s name in the address.
A name won’t necessarily help add value to a home, but it will certainly add a point of difference and it can help make a house feel that little more like a home.
Does you home have a name? If not, what do you think you would name it?