With a new year comes new home improvement and housing market trends. When selling a home, it is important to fit the needs of current homebuyers. This explains why older homes with fewer updated features than buyers are looking for typically sell for less than homes with new, innovative designs. So, what are buyers looking for in 2022? Raleigh Cary Realty discusses home improvement projects you should consider this year:
- Redesign the home office: This project seems almost self-explanatory with the times we are living in; however, it can really change buyers’ perceptions of a home. Some homeowners will be working from home 365 days a year, so it is important to have a space that they feel comfortable spending so much time in. If you don’t have an office present in your home, make sure other spaces can serve for a multitude of purposes so buyers can really make it feel like their own.
- Adding in additional storage: Many homeowners have changed their spending habits to strictly online shopping. While this is convenient, it also can result in clutter if there is not enough storage space available. Therefore, we recommend adding in new storage space whether that be through closet shelves, an in-wall cabinet, or an outdoor shed.
- Revamp outdoor spaces: If you’re like the rest of us, you find comfort in having a break with the fresh air outdoors. Especially with the pandemic, all kinds of people have quickly turned to their outdoor spaces to just relax or have guests over. Quick projects like adding in stone walkways or freshening up the landscape can really make a difference.
- Put safety first: Safety is a top priority for many of today’s buyers. This can look like a wide range of projects from having a roll-in shower to implementing a new HVAC system. Whatever it is, it is important to put all homeowners’ safety first and follow through with a proper inspection.
There are hundreds of other ways to match your home with homebuyers’ needs. At Raleigh Cary Realty, we know the Triangle homebuyers best. Contact us today to get started on selling your home.