This year, we have all been required to stay at home much more than usual. Our home's flexibility and utility have become a very important factor in our everyday lives. Do I have a quiet space to relax? Is my kitchen big enough? If the kids are doing online learning in the office, where can I work? Due to the pandemic, home buyers are starting to calculate exactly what they need in a home and are looking for one that ticks all the boxes. So, sellers, listen up because these are the 5 home features that are attracting buyers right now.
#1 Kitchens: Kitchens have always been a highlight of a house. In some cases, the kitchen alone can sell a house. That could not be more true today - with people at home having extra time to try new recipes and spend time with family, a functional and spacious kitchen is at the top of every home buyer’s wish list.
#2 Gyms: Currently gyms are open at a reduced capacity, but there is a level of uncertainty. If buyers aren’t ready or able to return to their gym, they want a workout area in their house. A workout room just requires space, so if you have an empty area in the basement, that’s perfect! Fill it with whatever equipment you can to give the initial impression of a home gym.
#3 Outdoor Space: Even though the warm season is coming to an end, buyers are still looking for a future outdoor escape. With the proper landscaping, you can turn even a small backyard into an oasis.
#4 Quiet Areas: During quarantine, buyers started to realize that living in a house with a roommate, partner or kids can become very overwhelming. Each member of the house needs a quiet place they can turn to. That’s why buyers are now searching for homes with just those requirements.
#5 Home Office: Many are predicting that after the pandemic more businesses will allow work from home days for their teams. In the meantime, home buyers want to know that they have a designated space for an office. If you currently don’t have an office set up, have no fear. Furniture staging can help turn one of your rooms into a drool-worthy home office.
The market is staying hot this fall so if you are ready to make a move please get in touch with us!
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