Does Your House Have These Top Features?

9972204_sBuyers are out looking for homes and they know what they want. Does your home have “It”?

Here is this year’s buyer’s wish list and the values attached to having each feature in the home.

Does your home have any of these features?

Top on the list are kitchens.  It seems the Food Network has had a huge influence on home buyers and the kitchen is now the central gathering place in a home.

Stainless steel appliances –  $1,850

Eat-in kitchen – $1,770

Granite countertops – $1,620

Kitchen island – $1,370

Master bedrooms are looked to as retreats or sanctuaries.  Buyers want space, luxury and a relaxed feeling.  Favorite master bedroom features are:

Ensuite master bath – $2,030

Walk in closet – $1,350

And the rest of the house:

Central air conditioning:  $2,520
Central air conditioning was the number one most requested feature in a home.  In fact 69% of buyers were willing to pay extra if the home was air conditioned.

Hardwood floors: $2,080
Buyers love hardwood floors and 54% of them are willing to pay a premium to have them in their home.  Beauty, ease of cleaning and durability were reasons mentioned.

Fireplace: $1,400
Most everyone loves having a fireplace to cozy up too, especially in Colorado.  Over 40% of buyers said this was a must-have in their new home.

The National Association of Realtors collected data on what buyers want and 24/7 Wall St. analyzed it to come up with these interesting insights.  If you’d like to talk about your home and it’s features please give me a call at 303-579-1617.  I’d be happy to review it with you.

I am a Boulder County real estate specialist. Over the past three years, I have earned the distinction of being named a 5280 Five Star Realtor. This puts me in the top 7% of all Realtors in the Denver Metro Area for customer satisfaction. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller meeting with me, please feel free to call me at 303-579-1617 or contact me by email.

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