3 Top Features To Make Your Home Irresistible to Buyers

This past year has certainly brought changes to what we expect out of a home! More people than ever before expect their homes to be a haven of comfort, a space for socialization, and a down-to-business spot to get their work done.

3 Top Features To Make Your Home Irresistible to Buyers
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So what are buyers really looking for that is different from the general popular features that already existed pre-COVID? Not a ton, but a few features stand out as more important according to insights from top real estate agents around the country. These features don’t have to be huge upgrade projects but by investing in them, you improve your own lifestyle while also appealing to the current trends for homebuyers.

Furnish a Full Outdoor Kitchen

Have you amassed a few outdoor cooking items over the years - a grill, a table for beside the grill, maybe a cabinet or some barstools? Assemble and add to the items you have to create a full outdoor kitchen: this could mean adding counter space or even fun features like an outdoor pizza oven. Socializing outdoors has become an art form in 2020 and 2021, and buyers are looking to continue enjoying the outdoor entertaining lifestyle that they have picked up. An outdoor kitchen saves on electricity by reducing the heat generated by the indoor kitchen too!

Style a Small Room as a Home Office

Do you have a bonus room, a smallish bedroom, or a nook under the stairs that no one has ever really used to full effect? That room is now a valuable resource! Families that previously needed only 2 or 3 bedrooms are considering larger homes because they really need dedicated home office space, but you can help buyers see even a modest-sized home as an option if you help them envision their future work area. Set up desks, shelf space, and a comfy office chair in your bonus area and see if you don’t draw more eyes from the remote-work-long-term set. 

Spruce Up Unfinished Space as a Potential Home Gym

If you have a garage or a basement that isn’t finished, don’t treat it as a no-mans-land where your buyers need not consider. Instead, spruce it up with some mats, a mirror, and any other home gym equipment you have handy! Many people are looking to new homes with a thought in their minds: what am I going to do with all the equipment I bought while the gym was closed? Give them a vision of what their future home gym could look like and help them see your home as even roomier with your styled home gym area. 

The truth remains that most of your return on investment from additions and upgrades to your home is still going to come from your own enjoyment of the things you add, so don’t just add a feature for the sake of the buyers. In the end, you might be surprised by how much these features add to your own home life, and in a few years when it’s time to sell, you can reap the rewards of having invested that time and energy.  

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