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House hunters today aren’t necessarily fixated on luxury finishes like stainless steel. They are practical and focused on function, willing to pay more for a house whose features align with their buying priorities—especially if the seller can spare them the average $4,550 that 53% of buyers spend on improvements within three months of closing.
This list of wants and must-haves, compiled by the National Association of Realtors in its 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences, shows you what to promote if you are selling a house this spring. In other words, give buyers what they want, namely:
The one thing buyers can’t get enough of is storage space. As part of your home staging routine, emphasize all closets and ancillary storage areas.
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