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How COVID Has Changed What Home Buyers Want

As I write this post, I think about conversations my husband and I have had over the past few months about the living space in our house. It would be nice to have a third bedroom on our second floor so our boys could have their own space; and my husband would give anything for an office (see #3 below!). Every time we have this conversation, resale value is top of mind.

Since we are all spending a lot more time at home, I’m guessing many of us have spent time reimagining our living space – both inside and out. You know, relaxing fire pit area outside; or tucked away office space or classroom area inside. Some of us may have even taken steps to make these spaces a reality.

But it’s not only us homeowners that have these living spaces on our wish list. Buyers have similar wants when searching for a home. If you’ve been considering listing your home or renovating, you’ll want to take note of this list compiled by Realtor.com, highlighting top home features during the COVID era and beyond. The list includes:

#1: Upgrade outdoor space

#2: Create a functional home office or classroom

#3: Separate your spaces (everyone needs their own space)

#4: Give your in-law suite a makeover

#5:  Spruce up the laundry room

You’ll want to consider this list when staging your home for sale. If a renovation or home sale are in your future, this list gives you something to think about.