What are buyers looking for in a home? Do males and females look for different features? Does age play a factor? What is most important, a finished basement, granite counter tops, an in-law apartment, a garage? The National Association of Realtors studied buyers who purchased homes between 2010 and 2012 to see what region, demographic and household composition have to do with home buyer preferences. The results can be found in the 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences pdf. Click here to see the pdf.
Getting your home ready to sell? Don’t neglect the kitchen, the kitchen is important – it can make or break a sale. The kitchen is the heart of the home and we spend a tremendous amount of time in our kitchens so we want them to be nice. There is no bigger turn off when showing a home than a dirty out of date kitchen! (more…)