These Are The Most Requested Home Features That Buyers Wanted in 2019

As you prepare to list your home for sale on the market in Orlando, you may be wondering how you can increase your chances of a quick sale by appealing to a wider group of potential buyers. With lots of properties for sale in the area, it can be hard to make your listing stand out and get people to come see it in person.

You may think that you know what buyers in your area are looking for, but a recent survey from Realtor.com shows that potential home buyers value different things than they did in past years. For example, flashy textiles like granite are taking a backseat to more durable and practical surfaces.

Here are some of the top ways you can make your home more appealing to buyers who are currently looking:

Function Trumps Flair 

Buyers are looking for practical home features that make their lives easier, including:

  • A dedicated laundry room space instead of a laundry closet placed along a hallway
  • Quartz countertops that will last longer than other materials without chipping or cracking
  • Ceiling fans to allow each room to be kept cooler without having to adjust the thermostat

The Outdoors… Indoors 

Kitchens are a key part of the home and making them a welcoming place that will help buyers envision themselves gathering with friends and family. Adding more windows or doors that allow visitors to walk out into the backyard can really help open the kitchen space visually. A lighter, brighter kitchen appeals to a larger percentage of buyers according to research done by Houzz

Energy Saving Windows

If you are planning to add more windows to open your space, it’s worth it to spend a little extra to get EnergyStar windows. These energy-efficient windows are made to seal the home so there is less leakage of cooled air, keeping it at a stable temperature. Buyers value these additions to the home, ranking these windows as the second most popular feature they look for in a home. With a good understanding of how these windows can save them money over time, buyers see them as an investment piece worth spending a little more to have. 

If you’re hoping to get the best possible price when you list your home on the market, let the Core Group help you with the process.  Our team is ready to assist you in getting top dollar for your property. Contact us today to get started listing your home for sale in Central Florida.