Selling your Home? Here are some Buyers’ Favorite Features to know…Terry Riffe | October 9, 2015
A survey released by REALTOR® Mag focuses on the current preferences of home Buyers. In knowing what Buyer’s are looking for, Seller’s can now focus on improving these features before putting their houses on the market.
The single home feature that Buyers say they want most in a new home is Central air conditioning. Staying cool is important to buyers in all regions of the country. Central air conditioning came in ahead of walk-in closets in the master bedroom, backyard and fully finished basement.
Within three months of buying a home, nearly half of all Buyers remodeled or made improvements to their kitchens. More Buyers made improvements or remodeled their kitchen than their master bathroom, backyard or home office combined.
The three features that Buyers said they’d be most willing to pay extra for in a home were; Central air conditioning, walk-in closets, and hardwood floors. Buyers aren’t afraid to spend more on extras they really want.
Which home feature took the biggest jump in Buyer popularity in recent years? It is the desire for an oversized garage! 56% of Buyers who purchased a home without an oversized garage said they would have paid extra for one. Other features growing in popularity are hardwood floors, and granite countertops.
When you are planning to put your home on the market, it is important that you are aware of what Buyers are looking for. Making a few changes to your home before putting it on the market can ensure that your home moves quickly and for top dollar.
For more information on current Buyer trends, or if you are ready to put your home on the market – email me An@OrlandoVacationRealty.com or give me a call 1 (407) 800-0888.