Features Buyers Consider Essential

Earlier this month the National Association of Home Builders reported findings from a recent national poll that they conducted.  In the poll they asked buyers what features they considered “essential” when looking for a home. They broke down the rankings by first time home buyers and second time (or more) buyers.  You may find some of the results surprising but if you are a seller, it is always good to know about trends before putting your home on the market.

Here are the top ten for both groups:

First Time Buyers

  1. Living Room (61%)
  2. Laundry Room
  3. Dining Room
  4. Garage Storage
  5. Walk-in Closet in Master Bedroom
  6. Both Shower Tub/Stall in Master Bath
  7. Front Porch
  8. Great Room
  9. 2-Car Garage
  10. Kitchen Double Sink

Second-Time + Buyers

  1. Laundry Room (72%)
  2. Living Room
  3. Walk-in Closet in Master Bedroom
  4. 2-Car Garage
  5. Garage Storage
  6. Kitchen Double Sink
  7. Dining Room
  8. Patio
  9. Table Space for Eating in Kitchen
  10. Both Shower Tub/Stall in Master Bath



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