In the building industry we hear all the time customers asking what is the best way to gain equity quickly and see a nice return when a home is sold in the future. These are important questions and ones that builders quite frankly like hearing. These types of questions are not only buying questions but signal a buyer who wants to make a smart and educated decision. It also means that they trust their builder and their builders input. The easiest way to figure out how to see a resale gain is to start by focusing on areas of the home that are the most important to you but also future buyers. According to a recent survey three rooms have taken to the forefront for prospective home buyers
The first and most important room to most buyers in the KITCHEN. This is a room where family gathers, holidays are celebrated, and where that home cooked meal from your mother was made. It is and always should be a focal point to the builder and buyer.
The second important piece to a new home is the MASTER BEDROOM/BATH. This is a room that is a retreat or at least should be built and presented in such a manner. This room can have great impact for re-sale. The simple things like a double vanity, soaking tub, or steam shower can make a homeowner see themselves in the house and comfortable with the home as a whole
The last area is not a room but rather a gateway to the outdoors. OUTDOOR LIVING is a must at this point in the industry. If you are building homes at some point you will have to move towards and address outdoor living with your customers. Even models that builders are constructing are calling for in the very least a paver patio. This area flows with the kitchen and with the beautiful spring and fall weather who wouldn’t want to enjoy a patio with an outdoor fireplace.
So I hope our readers have a little more insight into what is making buyers buy and, as always, we welcome more input from you the consumer. Follow us @CSHOhio on twitter and tell us what makes you fall in love with a home!