What do Buyers want in real estate?

Posted by Jonathan Karlen on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 11:10pm.

louisville mls listingsWhat do Buyers want in real estate?

According to a recent article in the REALTOR Magazine, its changed quite a bit in the past few years.

Here’s how things currently rank as Very Important by buyers:

                                                                 2007                       2004

1. Central Air Conditioning                      1                               1

2. Oversize Garage                                    2                               5

3. Walk-in closet in master bedroom                                   2

4. Backyard/play area                               4                              NA

5. High-speed internet access               5                                6

6. Separate showers in main bath         7                               8

7. Patio                                                         8                               4

8. Fencing                                                    9                               7

As you can see, some interesting changes in what buyers are currently wanting. Oversized Garaged are the biggest change.

If your home has an oversized garage, consider that to be a big plus when you sell your home. If you are planning on building, try to work in getting an oversized garage (as well as some of the other features that are popular) built into the home. It generally isn’t that cost prohibitive relatively speaking to have additions made on the front end – but it can be quite expensive to retrofit a home with some of the upgrades. Click the following if you would like to search Louisville MLS listings.


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