Experts are predicting that 2018 will see a huge surge in home sales. When the spring buying season kicks off buyers are going to want to see these features in the homes that they are considering purchasing. If you have sellers who are getting their homes ready for the spring selling season these are some of the features that are going to make houses more attractive to buyers:
Granite countertops are out for modern homebuyers. That’s good news for sellers because functional and durable quartz countertops are a lot less expensive to install than granite countertops. Quarts is the new hot material for kitchen counters and sellers that are trying to upgrade their kitchens to be more attractive to buyers should definitely think about installing quartz countertops instead of granite.
One of the best upgrades that sellers can make in the bathroom, especially in a master suite, is to install a freestanding tub. Most buyers these days expect to see a freestanding tub or a garden tub in the master suite if not in the main bathroom. It gives that little bit of extra luxury that will make potential buyers more likely to buy a home.
If sellers don’t want to install a freestanding tub they should at least upgrade the bathrooms to have new fixtures, storage, and as many little spa like touches as possible. Homebuyers want to think of their new home as having a spa like retreat in the bathroom. To help make the bathroom look more appealing sellers should also put in a new bath mat and invest in new linens. If there isn’t a freestanding tub then new white fabric shower curtain and luxury linens will make a better impression on potential buyers.
Smart storage is one of the most often cited new trends when it comes to home sales. Buyers will be much more inclined to buy a house that has built in storage everywhere. This could be built in shelves in the living room, extra storage from open shelving and above counter storage over the cupboards in the kitchen, built in storage dining benches in the living room or any kind of storage that can be worked into the home’s existing framework.
It may cost sellers a little more to have custom cabinets and built ins made for the house but they will get that money back in a quick sale and increased asking price for the home. Storage is one of the best things that a motivated seller can add to a home to make it sell more quickly. If the house is older then added storage is even more important to make the home more likely to appeal to buyers.