What Buyers Wish For

13909646_sHow did you feel when you closed on your home? Excited? Happy? Overwhelmed?

Realtor Magazine recently published the results of their 2013 home buyer survey and we thought you might be curious, like us, to take a peek inside the mind of today’s home buyer.

The good news is 97% of all buyers were very satisfied to somewhat satisfied with their new purchase. We have to say we get a great deal of satisfaction at closings when we put the keys to a new home into our clients hands for the first time. The look of happiness is so very gratifying!

What buyers wished for that they didn’t get?

55% said more storage
52% said more closet space

That feels familiar to us – how about you? This wish for more storage and closets must be universal across the entire country.

Some features that were missing that buyers said they would have paid more to get:

69% central air conditioning
We are seeing this more and more here in the Boulder area. Ten or more years ago folks were happy with evaporative coolers which work well in our drier climate. But over the past decade we’ve seen a strong movement favoring central air.

60% Walk in closets
We all see them in the new show homes and drool over the expansive closet spaces in newer homes.

54% Hardwood floors
The warmth and beauty of hardwood floors is always popular. If you are thinking of an upgrade in your home’s flooring we’d suggest you consider hardwoods.

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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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