Home Sellers February 27, 2023

3 Things Buyers Really Want

Set the stage with these three essentials

Getting ready to put your house on the market? You’ll want to make it as appealing as possible for today’s buyer. Here are three must-haves to include in your preparations.

Home office space

Now that a high percentage of knowledge workers are telecommuting at least a few days a week, many buyers will want a quiet, comfortable room to be their most productive.

Tip: Focus your staging energies into the office so people looking at your viewing can picture themselves getting work done in their new place. No office space? It will be well worth the effort to give one of your rooms a pre-showing makeover.

Eco-friendly features

Buyers love energy-efficient features so much, they’re willing to spend up to 2.7% extra on energy-rated homes, according to research by Freddie Mac.

Tip: When making updates, repairs and replacements, always go for the green option. Think triple-pane windows, tankless water heaters, low-energy appliances. You’ll add a selling point to your listing and maybe even make a profit on your investment!

Outdoor living​​​​​​​

Yards, patios and decks add “square footage” of living space to your home, providing a means to relax with friends and family.


Tip: If your place lacks outdoor amenities, a backyard fire pit is a great DIY weekend project to tackle before you sell. Add a couple of chairs and the stage is set for prospective buyers!