- #1 - En-suite Main Bathroom
- #2 - Walk-In Closet
- #3 - Eat-In Kitchen
- #4 - Stainless Steel Appliances
- #5 - Fireplaces
Buying a new home is a very important decision to make!
If you’re lucky enough to be a home buyer faced with a buyer’s market in your local neighbourhood, you’ll have ample of houses to select from!
So, besides shopping for a new home which has a certain number of bedrooms, bathrooms, garages etc on your ‘need‘ list, your ‘want‘ list will contain extra home features every buyer loves!
In the end, those advanced features will very likely make the difference whether you buy a particular home or not!
Here are the most current five home features every buyer wants in his new home:
Home Feature #1 – En-suite Main Bathroom
Based on the latest surveys, home buyers who are 35 years old and up tend to be the ones looking for the en-suite main bathroom addition!
A more spacious bathroom, in addition to two sinks, walk-in shower, larger bath (or jacuzzi bath), or even a television screen, are all desirable features that will turn any ‘normal’ bathroom into a full-on luxury en-suite main bathroom!
Any other additions you can think of to turn it into your dream en-suite bathroom?
Home Feature #2 – Walk-In Closet
Without a doubt, the main bedroom is more than likely to be one of the
Home buyers nowadays like to see another layer of luxury on top of that — and that in the form of a walk-in closet!
Not the cheapest feature to have installed, but if you’re lucky enough to have one of those in your future home, good for you!
Home Feature #3 – Eat-In Kitchen
The older home buyers, ranging 35-to-55, then again put a lot of importance on having an eat-in kitchen at their disposal in their newly-acquired home.
Given these older buyers have a more family-oriented lifestyle, it shouldn’t be a big surprise to hear they’re looking to spend as much time as possible with their loved ones.
Home Feature #4 – Stainless Steel Appliances
Now we’re hanging around the kitchen, let’s tackle the topic of kitchen amenities, and specifically the stainless steel kind, which is viewed as an important ‘investment’ in the new housing arrangement of today’s home buyers.
On a small (practical) note, even though the appearance of these stainless steel kitchen appliances looks very attractive, one can’t forget to mention the fingerprint marks and cleaning aspect of having these beauties!
Home Feature #5 – Fireplaces
And last but not least, fireplaces are seeing a huge comeback — so much so that they’ve made it to this top-5 advanced home features every buyer loves!
Once seen as old-fashioned home features, younger families are now turning back the clock and are requesting for their new residential housing to preferably have 1-or-possibly-2 fireplaces.
Whether the extra features that you, as a home buyer, are now demanding to be part of the whole housing picture, will actually be found in your new home, remains to be seen. You can enlist many different professional real estate agents to assist you until you’ve found what you’re looking for.
And sure, you could always hold back from making the call to purchase a house if certain desired features aren’t present, but keep in mind that no one house is perfect and will always be missing something you’ve noted on your list!
Ask yourself this:
Will you kick yourself if you call your agent tomorrow to check whether you can put an offer in on the property you went to view today, only to find out that there was an interested buyer who saw the property yesterday and decided to buy it today?
About the author: The above article “5 Advanced Home Features Every Buyers Loves” was written by Xavier De Buck, your top-producing Johannesburg real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. Xavier has been nationally recognized and awarded for providing service excellence, exceptional property sales, whilst exhibiting the highest level of professionalism. With over 17 years combined experience as a real estate agent, real estate investor and landlord, if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Johannesburg, Xavier would love to share his property knowledge and expertise.
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