After years of paying a mortgage and spending time & money on home maintenance, you're ready to move on and sell your home. Before you do, the home features that were top of the line in 1995 aren't so cool anymore today. In fact, some of the outdates elements of your home could be repelling potential buyers! But, if your home has the right mix of elements that today's buyers are looking for, it can help you sell your home at a better price!
Today's buyers are shopping more for features than space. Especially for millennials, extra rooms like a home theater room, aren't going to be very appealing. Techie buyers are interested in the newest home technology, so use this to your advantage when planning a sale. The top features that are selling houses these days are smart home technologies, finished basements, patios, walk in closets and granite countertops.
Smart home technology bucket includes smart appliances, security systems, learning thermostats and smart locks. Essentially anything that can be monitored or controlled from your cell phone is attractive to these buyers!
Finished basements are also in high demand right now because it is a large amount of space that owners can fully customize. It allows the homeowner to have additional living space without building a bigger home.
Patios are on the list of top features because of the outdoor living space craze! It seems as though indoor/outdoor living has become a national obsession as of late and people are spending more time & money building outdoor kitchens and gazebos. A beautiful covered patio allows you to enjoy your outdoor living space but still be protected from the sun or the rain.
Walk in closets are incredibly attractive to city dwellers who are used to cramming their clothes into tiny closet spaces. Buyers will walk away from a home if it doesn't have enough closet space.
Granite or quartz countertops are still all the rage! Not only are they easy to maintain, but they are cheaper options than marble. Other design elements that are exciting to buyers are hardwoods floors and a fireplace.
As you prepare your home to be listed, try implementing one or all 5 of these ideas to help your home sell faster!