6 Features All Homebuyers Want

6 Features all Homebuyers WantWhen looking to sell your home, it can be incredibly beneficial for you to upgrade some aspects of your property. Simple, cost effective updates to your home can increase its value and put more money in your pocket upon selling. When these advancements are done correctly, CT Homeowners Liability can be reduced and the sale can be expedited.

Separate Laundry Room- 93 percent of buyers reported this as a desired feature in a home. Similarly, 57 percent stated that they would not consider purchasing a home that did not have a laundry facility. Paul Sullivan, founder of the Sullivan Company in Massachusetts stated “Having a separate room [to use for things such as folding or ironing clothes] helps to keep the mess out of your living space…Potential buyers will see it as a huge benefit.” The average cost of installation is $2600-$3000, according to Kiplinger.

Exterior Lighting- This can contribute to the “wow” factor of a home and grab buyers’ attention. As this is the most desired outdoor feature (90% of buyers want it), the installation cost of $150-$250 per fixture is a good investment. Neil Parsons of Design Build Pros said “Exterior lighting- specifically, wall lanterns and landscape lights for accent plus above ground spotlights aimed at the front wall-make an attractive first impression and enhance curb appeal after dark.”

Energy Efficient Windows- Although this feature isn’t cheap at $270-$800 per window, 89% of buyers stated they desire energy efficient windows rather than old ones. Kiplinger notes that these windows are equipped with invisible glass coating, vacuum-sealed spaces filled with inert gas between panes, sturdier weather stripping, and improved framing materials.

Garage Storage- This easily accessible storage space can be renovated for approximately $2,000 to appeal to the 86% of buyers who have this on their wish list. Experts recommend having a peg wallboard for tools and additional cabinetry along the walls.

Walk-In Pantry- 85% of buyers want a pantry that can easily store food, preparation items, and even cleaning supplies. Plus, bonus points if the shelves are adjustable. The cost to install this feature ranges depending on the size and style you wish to have.

Wireless Security System- 50% of buyers stated they want to have a wireless home security system in their new home. As we live in a tech-savvy world, this feature can accommodate a wide range of buyers for about $100-$300.

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Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
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Phone: (860) 886-5498
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Norwich, CT 06360
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Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
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