This week during our “What’s In the News” segment, Justin and I spoke about a new ban in New York of brokers fees for renters. Besides remembering looking for an apartment with one
Top 3 Features of a Home!
I recently read an article on Housingwire.com, that mentioned the most popular features in a real estate listing or post. Then later that day, my colleague, Justin DeCrosta, and I recorded a quick video about that same article. In our video posted on both Justin and my Facebook pages, we mention how the top three features in these listings, spread across homes ranging, as the article mentions, under 5 million dollars. So the top 3 housing features are:
- Granite Counter Tops
- Hardwood Floors
- Stainless Steel Appliances
When you look at a home and see these features, how do they make you feel? How do they change or skew your perception of the home?
While other features may be important as well, depending on your home's value or your personal purchase power, these sit atop the leader board. What I have found as a realtor, is that this top 3 rings true. Many of my clients are looking for granite, if not a similar-looking/feeling stone countertop in both the kitchen and bathrooms. While I have had clients that prefer carpet or tile to hardwood, the vast majority find the hardwood feature appealing. One of the questions I get asked when walking in a home with carpet is, "Are there hardwood floorings beneath the carpet?"
The one feature I have had the most mixed responses for is the stainless steel appliances. Depending on the look and feel of the kitchen I have had clients say they would have rather have black or white appliances, however, IMHO stainless brings out the shine in any kitchen.
If you would like to read the entire reference article click the link below, and if you have any real estate questions feel free to reach out to me, Your Ideal Solutions Realtor, Wali Muhammad!
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The Housingwire Article: https://www.housingwire.com/articles/the-most-popular-features-in-real-estate-listings/
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