On average, homeowners will move at least 1 time within a 5 year span, according to the US Census Bureau. Does that surprise you? There are a many reasons why people move: additions to the family, empty nesters, retirement, health status, job relocation, or even just the thought that the grass is greener on the other side. The list goes on and on! Whether you are a homeowner itching for a change or foresee moving for any reason in the future, one of your goals is still the same–sell as soon as possible. Here’s a list of features that will sweep buyers off their feet, so you can sell in no time:
Kitchens can be expensive to remodel. Many buyers do not want to spend the money remodeling themselves.
Open Concept Floor Plans:
Space, space, and more space! Compartmentalized layouts were left in the 1990s.
A grimy bathroom can quickly scare away potential buyers. Keep it clean and do small updates like fresh paint, updated light fixtures, and/or a new vanity to spruce it up.
First Floor Laundry Rooms:
Who wants to lug their week’s worth of laundry up and down a flight of stairs? No one. This makes your home look all the more appealing.
Most buyers are “tech savvy,” especially when you’re talking to a Millennial. Some popular gadgets buyers look for are programmed thermostats, keyless locks, or timed irrigation systems.
Energy Efficient Furnace and Air Conditioning:
These features save homeowners a lot of money on utility bills. Some buyers may not even consider the home without updated, energy efficient air conditioning/heating systems.
In some areas with extreme climate, extra insulation can be very appealing. It helps save money on heating and air conditioning as well as protects the home from various weather conditions.
Watch out for the “Energy Star” logo on appliances you purchase. Buyers nowadays would like to spend more money in order to save more money in the future.
If you’re one of the homeowners that moves frequently or plans to move, keep these tips in mind. When your home has the features buyers want, the selling process is bound to go quicker than expected. Also, don’t forget to also keep your home realtor-ready once on the market!