We all know that when it comes to selling a home new paint and carpet can go a long way but sometimes it takes a little more than just basic upkeep to win buyers over.
This year, as we see the housing market being driven more by millennial homebuyers, it’s important to know what this new flood of buyers want and what features are important to them.
1. Outdoor living space
Bringing the inside out. More than ever buyers are looking to enjoy their home both inside and out. Buyers are looking for features such as fireplaces, full outdoor kitchens, and water features. Even more, millennial buyers want advanced features such as flat screen TV’s and surround sound systems. They want their outdoors to be a place where they can relax like they would at an expensive resort.
2. Updated Kitchens
The kitchen is where people really live these days. Buyers want more open concept kitchen spaces with upgrades features and energy saving appliances. Stylish features such as ceramic countertops, tile backsplashes, a kitchen island, and ample lighting will give buyers the esthetic appeal they desire and a space they want to spend time in.
3. Home Office
With more and more people working from home these days having a dedicated space that allows them to focus on their task at hand will be a feature very important to homebuyers. And although having a spare room or large suite sounds great for an in-home office space, staging just a spare corner or part of a wall can show the opportunity to have a dedicated workspace in the home.
As we roll into another new year we see many new trends on the rise some of which will be out just and soon as it comes in and others may stick around for a while but providing features that buyers want will make your home stand out among the rest.
Source: Realty Times/Nicole Surber/11112015
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