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What Do Homebuyers Look For In 2022?

Wednesday, September 14, 2022   /   by Brian Armstrong

What Do Homebuyers Look For In 2022?

Selling a home is a complex process! Appealing to the most buyers possible will often help you net the highest value for your home, which is usually the main goal for a home seller. The best way to maximize your profit is to prepare your home before you list, and market your home to leave a lasting impression on potential buyers. Here are some hot trends buyers are thinking about when buying a home and how to capitalize!

Nature is Dominating 

From remote jobs to finding more entertainment from the comfort of your space, time spent at home has much more emphasis on buyers. Buyers want a home that is both calm and relaxing to wind down after a long day. One trend we are seeing is the attraction to bringing nature inside the home. No, we aren't talking about animals, we mean indoor gardens, hanging pots, and lush foliage. These are all examples of green accents that can encourage a sense of healing and liveliness. In addition to greenery, buyers are also interested in natural woods and organic shapes to style the space! We see many live-edge, natural wood tables or countertops that draw buyers' attention which can make all the difference in your sale!

Vibrant Outdoor Spaces

Just like bringing the outdoors in, homeowners want to take the party outdoors! Many buyers want to enjoy the luxury of outdoor entertainment within their property. Buyers can achieve their outdoor goals with a variety of add-ons: pools, large patios, gazebos, and more! Each of these amenities can add value to your space, however, they are not necessary to improve your profits line! Having a well-landscaped outdoor space will let potential buyers envision their plans for the space. You do not need to have the perfect home for a potential buyer; what you need is the foundations that allow them to envision how they can customize your space!

Flexible Spaces

Before the pandemic, we saw more traditional homes with defined spaces like dining rooms, living rooms, and spare bedrooms. However, buyers are now looking for versatility within their spaces, where they can maximize overall efficiency. Many people built habits like working or exercising from home during the pandemic and hope to continue these habits in their new living space. Some people may seek a room that can double as a home gym or a spare bedroom that serves as a home office. 

Storage Makes A Difference

As mentioned above, buyers are looking to make the most of their space! This need for clean and organized homes includes the desire for plentiful storage space! Clothes, shoes, food, and more; there are so many different products in need of storage throughout the house. Hence, buyers are looking for somewhere to store everything in an effort to declutter their space. 

Efficiency is Valuable

Are you hoping to captivate your buyers? Efficient spaces can be a huge selling point in 2022. Saving money on the everyday functions of living can be a major selling point! From LED lights throughout the home to Energy Star Certified windows, the energy savings for buyers can add up to profit in your pocket! Efficiency also translates to the appliances that you are selling with your home. Having updated and efficient washers, dryers, refrigerators, and central air can help build a buyer's confidence to purchase your property. 

Need help prepping your home to maximize your home's profitability? Schedule a free home consultation with one of our local experts to map out a plan for your sale and learn more about the market! Call 802-735-2167 or email us at listings@strongwillvt.com!

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