If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market this spring, you may be wondering how to make your home more attractive to prospective buyers. The following are  the most common features buyers want in a home.*
1.  Laundry room. While many homes have a nook in the  hallway or within a bathroom for a washer and dryer, most  buyers (92%) of all ages want a separate laundry room  with space for these appliances, plus room to sort and iron. If you want to add a laundry room, think of putting it in the basement or in an area where there are utility lines and  plumbing is accessible. Since the utility lines are already there  and many basements aren’t finished, it’ll be much cheaper to install than if you have to take out walls or move utility lines. Cost to install: $1,000 to $10,000* 
2.  Exterior lighting. 90% of buyers want a home with  outdoor lighting, including spotlights, walkway lights and  pendant lights. Not only does this lighting highlight your  home’s curb appeal, it’s also a safety measure. For example,  motion lights will turn on whenever they sense movement. Cost to install: $63 to $135 per fixture*
3.  Energy-efficient windows and appliances. Energy  Star-rated windows and appliances are a top choice of  buyers—90% prefer energy-saving appliances and 87%  prefer energy-saving windows. Energy-efficient windows  can reduce heating and cooling costs by 12%. Additionally, homeowners may save up to $40 a year on their utility bills  by including energy-efficient appliances in their homes. Cost to install: $270 to $800 each for windows; cost  varies for appliances*
4.  Patio. More than 84% of buyers feel a patio is an  important home feature. Many people entertain outside  during the warmer months of the year and a patio allows  them to do so without having to modify their home. Cost to install: $961 per 120 square feet for a concrete patio*
5.  Hardwood floors. For 82% of buyers, hardwood floors  are a desirable selling point in a home. Hardwood floors tend  to be more durable and easier to maintain than carpet. They  also offer a timeless aesthetic to a home. Homeowners can add  rugs to improve the warmth of a space or tie the room together. Cost to install: $1,473 per 120 square feet of unfinished  hardwood; $1,353 per 120 square feet of prefinished  hardwood*
6.  Garage storage space. Storage is important to 81% of  buyers, especially if they have growing families. Additional  storage in the garage keeps the main living areas free of  clutter and is more accessible than attic or basement spaces.  Improvement options include installing pegboard on the wall for tools, improving the lighting and electrical circuits or adding cabinets. Cost to install: $2,025 – $2,363 for a 380 square-foot space*
7.  Eat-in kitchen. Many buyers (80%) like the appeal of  eating their meals in the kitchen, especially if they have children.  Creating space in the kitchen for a small table and chairs may  be as simple as removing a wall. You will want to make sure  the wall is non-load-bearing, with limited repair work involved and without pipes or wires needing to be removed. If the  wall contains any of these factors, your costs could increase dramatically. Cost to install: $1,000 to $10,000*

Sell Your Home

When you’ve decided it’s the right time to sell your home, it’s natural to want the best price for your home. Since every real estate transaction is unique, hiring an experienced Realtor® who can provide guidance with a proven strategy that will save you time and money. As a Real Estate professional, I will help you enhance and market the three keys to selling your home quickly: condition, price and location. Once this information has been uncovered, a competitive price can be established. As your Realtor®, I will put my experience, negotiating skills, dedication, and real estate resources to work for you. These key elements are essential to the successful and profitable sale of your home. List your home with me and you can expect the following services:

  • Lead You Through the Selling Process. Selling can be an emotional process. You’ve spent years pouring your heart, money and time making this house into a home not to mention the memories you’ve built along the way. Allow me to be the Real Estate Professional to guide you this process from our initial listing appointment to the closing table and all the details in between.
  • Get Your Property Ready to View. Most buyers want a home that is move-in ready. From adding a fresh coat of paint to depersonalizing and decluttering your home, I can offer sound guidance on how to capture the hearts of potential buyers.
  • Price Your Home to Sell. I will offer a free market analysis of to help you price your home competitively. This will help you sell your home within your desired timeframe to a qualified buyer.
  • Negotiate with Interest Buyers. In addition to ensuring that Buyers are truly qualified through speaking with their lenders, I’ll help you negotiate the best price for your home with a potential buyer.
  • Market Your Home to Qualified Buyers. Professional photos, a property video and an appealing description will be created to market your home to potential buyers. Your home will be marketing through over 30 major real estate websites and several other online and offline marketing channels.