9 Most Wanted Home Features in 2023
As property values continue to rise, with an increase expected in 2023, selling your home this year is an excellent idea. This information is especially important for homebuyers looking for confirmation, wondering, "Should I list my home?"
Nonetheless, if you're unsure what these prospective buyers are looking for in 2023, you've come to the right place (or, more accurately, the right blog!). This article will discuss the most desired attributes among homebuyers in 2023.
What are the essentials for selling a home in today's hot market? Here are our top nine features.
A Designated Laundry Room
Who doesn't want a place to store all of their clean laundry until it's time to put it away (yes, moms, we hear you!)? Most homeowners value having a dedicated laundry area or room to keep the mess (a.k.a. unfolded and unironed clean laundry) out of their living space, and a dedicated laundry area or room will be considered a great asset. If you don't already have one, the basement is usually the easiest and cheapest area to put one because all of the utility wires are already in place.
You may improve your home's aesthetic appeal and useful lighting with external lights. A well-lit home is appealing to passers-by and visitors, and it is almost mandatory for a homeowner to organize outside events and activities. Exterior lighting is another safety feature that can help make a home more secure for its occupants. Not to mention that these are relatively inexpensive to install!
Although you may not have heard your friends and family gush about ceiling fans, most homebuyers, sometimes unconsciously, look for this home feature whenever they view a prospective house. This is an obvious house feature that SHOULD NOT be overlooked.
Ceiling fans, fortunately, are generally inexpensive and simple to install, so it's a quick home improvement that will raise the perceived worth of your property. You can also make your ceiling fans look more elegant by installing a "fan-delier," which are light fixtures that look like chandeliers but have the functions of a ceiling fan.
Energy Star-Rated Windows
Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important for today's homeowners, and this includes house features such as ENERGY STAR windows, which assist manage the home's temperature and save money for the homeowner. Unfortunately, installing new windows is not a do-it-yourself project and is not inexpensive. Nonetheless, if you're planning a remodel, you should be aware of the significance of ENERGY STAR windows and appliances. Include certified windows in your listing if you already have them.
Patios have been a popular house feature for many years, and they continue to add value to your property this year. Families are constantly seeking a spot to relax outside, drink coffee, entertain visitors, or watch their children and pets play at home, so adding a patio should be high on your priority list if you want to raise the value of a single-family house. Patios, on the other hand, can be easier to build because they are on the ground rather than raised above the ground like decks. If you want to add considerable value to your house, building a patio could be a great place to start.
Side-by-Side Kitchen Sink
Although large farmhouse sinks can be seen on DIY Home Improvement shows and in design magazines, they are not what most buyers want. In fact, a side-by-side sink is a common home feature that homebuyers look for in a house, particularly in their kitchens! There are times when a farmhouse sink is the perfect option for your kitchen decor. The purpose of a double basin sink, on the other hand, is significantly more likely to appeal to most customers.
Homebuyers (with families) know how quickly a kitchen can become overcrowded without enough space to store essentials (A.K.A canned goods, condiments, and food storage containers). And if you’re a bulk buyer who avoids frequent trips and in-store crowds, a walk-in pantry will probably be the most coveted kitchen feature for you. A walk-in pantry allows homeowners to store larger quantities of non-perishable food items and other kitchen essentials just a step away from the food prep area, unlike reach-in closet pantries with sliding doors that offer limited space. It is also a great way to add more space to a home.
A Front Porch
Yes, front porches have returned in popularity, and it’s most likely because of their functionality, design, and curb appeal. However, since front porches are an exterior home feature, adding one to your home may vary in expense depending on your location. It’s best to look at your local real estate market if this is a home feature desired by homebuyers in your area. Meanwhile, you are selling an apartment instead of a single-family home– you’re all good. While you won’t have a front porch to manage, that doesn’t mean you should forget about its exterior.
Hardwood Floors in Living Areas
The once-famous carpet floor varieties have given way to hardwood flooring, which is what most homebuyers prefer when selecting their next home, particularly in living spaces. If you already have that type of flooring, include it in your selling images and description.
It is crucial to note, however, that it is difficult to ascertain why purchasers favor hardwood above all other forms of flooring. Many purchasers prefer the actual thing, but some want the beauty of wood without the upkeep. Another low-cost flooring option is to replace it with laminate, vinyl, or wood-look tile.