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Features Homebuyers Are Looking For Right Now

Josh Dawson

My goal is simple: to help you make better real estate decisions...

My goal is simple: to help you make better real estate decisions...

Jul 16 5 minutes read

If you’re selling your home soon, you probably know how important it is that your home is in tip-top shape. Before you pull up easy Pinterest DIY projects that make your home look trendy, consider the features that buyers are actually looking for right now and how you can make sure these features are showcased in your home. Here are 7 features that buyers are looking for right now in Central Ohio.

Private Outdoor Space

Right now, the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. Whether you have a front porch, back patio or 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.

Workout Space

Getting a good home workout is no longer just a vanity issue; this pandemic has made it just as much a mental health issue. With gyms having limited hours for the forseeable future this will be a "want" for many homebuyers. 

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 in. We're all cooking and eating at home more than ever, 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 new countertops, painting the cabinetry, or even just a fresh coat of white paint and 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 space to work and create has never been more important. Potential buyers will want to see that there is a space 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 are especially interested in right now.

Ample Natural Light

Zillow and Redfin predict a "suburban boom" in the housing market. City dwellers, who may not have spent much time at home pre-pandemic, are now expected to make their homes their sole destination. Many of those folks discovered a newfound appreciation for sunlight and living space. So, if your home is light-filled with views of something other than the neighboring alley, it's likely to be attractive to somebody moving from a more urban area.

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