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Features All Home Buyers Want

Before you enter the market to sell your home, there are a few things you should consider in order to help draw in multiple bids and increase the selling price. Many homeowners hesitate to invest and do any upgrades before selling. However, the costs of upgrades are small compared to the increase of value that you will achieve once you decide to sell. Here are a few simple upgrades that every buyer is looking for when looking to purchase your home.

Laundry Room
Many buyers want a home that allows them to keep the mess out of their living space. A laundry room that offers not only a place to wash their clothes but also has storage space for cleaning supplies and even a counter that can be used for folding is a huge asset. Take some time to upgrade the fixtures, paint the walls, and fix or replace countertops, sinks, flooring and lighting in the laundry room.

Exterior Lighting
Not only do exterior lights grab the attention of potential buyers, but having lighting that enhances the landscaping and lights up the front of the home is one of the most desired features for buyers. Proper lighting enhances curb appeal as well as creates a sense of security amongst buyers.

Energy-Star Windows
When it comes to purchasing a home, many buyers are interested in ways that they can lower the amount of energy that they will use. Replacing old windows for new, Energy-Star qualified versions will help your home stand out from others.

Garage Storage
A good amount of storage space is something that every homebuyer looks for. Many buyers have growing families and want a way to keep clutter from taking over the living spaces of the home. Garage storage is one of the easiest ways to appeal to the organizational side of any homebuyer.

While you want to make sure that the kitchen is in good condition with upgraded fixtures, eat-in kitchens are a must-have for many buyers. Having a place for a table where a family can sit together and have breakfast in the morning, or where the kids can sit and do homework after school is a huge selling point. If you decide to remodel the house to make an area available for this, do your research to ensure you aren’t knocking out a load-bearing wall.

Many homebuyers want a home that they can feel safe and secure in, which requires a sound security system. With so many advances in technology, homeowners are able to install a wireless security system that can be controlled from a smart phone or tablet.

At Metro Boston Insurance Agency, we understand how important it is to increase the value of your home before you try to sell.  Call us today at 617.884.5480 for information on our policies.
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