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Features That Buyers Are Looking For Right Now

Jessica Zielke

Jessica is our team's Senior Sales Partner, working specifically with buyers to seamlessly get them from home search to move in! She grew up by beauti...

Jessica is our team's Senior Sales Partner, working specifically with buyers to seamlessly get them from home search to move in! She grew up by beauti...

Jul 15 5 minutes read

If you’re selling your home soon, you probably know how important it is for your home to be in tip-top shape. Before you spend hours scrolling through Pinterest DIY projects to make your home look trendy, let's look at the features that buyers are actually looking for right now so you can put your money and time into updates that will make your home stand out. Here are 7 features that buyers are looking for right now.

Outdoor Space

Right now, the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. Whether you have a front porch, back patio, deck, or a balcony, having a space to create an outside oasis is an important feature that buyers are looking for. Check out some affordable options for sprucing up your outdoor space like throw pillows and string lights at Target or Home Depot.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring not only looks beautiful, but it’s much easier to clean and tends to last longer than carpeting.  If you have the time and money to invest in hardwood floors before putting your home on the market, this will help attract more buyers and will most likely get a return on investment.

Updated Kitchen

“The kitchen is the heart of the home” or in other words, the kitchen is the room in which people spend the most amount of time. We're all cooking and eating at home more than ever right now, so functionality and flow in the kitchen are things buyers will love. An updated kitchen will add a ton of value to your home and attract more potential buyers. If your kitchen is open and flows into the living areas, this is a great bonus as potential buyers not only love a beautiful kitchen but an open floor plan.

Consider small but powerful kitchen updates like getting new counter tops, painting the cabinetry, or installing new hardware. These can all make a huge difference! 

Energy Efficiency

As people are spending more time in their homes, their utility bills are likely to rise. Having an energy-efficient home is an important feature that buyers are interested in right now. If you’re looking for small ways to make your home more energy-efficient, consider adding a programmable thermostat, another layer of installation, new doors and windows, or LED lights. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our recommendations:

Nest Programmable Thermostat
EcoSmart LED Light Bulbs
Water-Saving Shower Head

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Dedicated Workspace 

As working from home becomes more of a norm, having a dedicated office or work space has never been more important. Potential buyers will want to see that there's room for them to be comfortable and productive at home.

Smart Home Technology

Living in the age of technology, it’s no surprise that smart home features are important to buyers right now. Devices that can control appliances and make our lives easier like smart doorbells, security cameras, and lighting systems, are something buyers especially love.

Laundry Room

This feature is often overlooked, but having a separate room or designated space for laundry is an important feature that buyers are looking for. If you’re able to, installing some shelving or a folding table in this room can be especially attractive.

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