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What are Home Buyers looking For? NAR Says They Know

One in three households plans to move into another residence over the next 5 years, according to The Demand Institute.

There are a lot of people on the move. So what are home buyers looking for?

Two of the main reasons people move are changes in employment and family situations. Another reason is that people simply arent satisfied with their living spaces, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Disenchanted homeowners are giving up on places they dont want. Instead, theyre investing in properties that they actually like and will enjoy living in.



Most homeowners arent shy about what they dont like in their current homes. Research shows that dissatisfied homeowners feel that their home:

· Is not energy-efficient enough

· Needs serious improvements or renovations

· Is outdated or out of style

· Wont accommodate them as they age

· Features limited storage space


Many homeowners also feel that crime rates have risen in their neighborhoods since theyve purchased the home, while others just dont like their neighbors (nosy and noisy are two of the most commonly cited descriptors of bad neighbors).


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What are home buyers looking for? Most homebuyers and as a Realtor®, you probably already know this want homes that feature:


  • Energy efficient, modern appliances and HVAC systems that can reduce monthly utility bills

  • Trendy, natural stone countertops such as granite, soapstone or marble

  • Hardwood floors and ceramic tile (carpet has lost popularity its expensive to maintain and replace, and it can lead to an increase in allergens)

  • Attached, roomy garages

  • Multi-function rooms

  • Amenities such as whirlpool tubs; separate showers and tubs; finished basements and walk-in closets.

  • Newer windows that they can clean and adjust easily.

According to NAR, youll be able to give your buyers the best experience possible if you understand where theyre coming from and this research says it all.




If youre not already part of the Benchmark Realty team, nows a good time to think about what we have to offer.


Call us at 615-371-1544 or get in touch with us online. Wed love to set up a confidential meeting where youre welcome to ask us questions and determine whether Benchmark Realty is a good fit for your real estate career.


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