If you’re wondering how to make your DC Ranch home stand out from the rest when it’s time to sell it, it’s good to know what kinds of features buyers typically like. If you’re thinking about starting a home improvement project before the year ends – or just want to find out how desirable your home would be to buyers – check out these most popular home features.
1.Open concept floor plan
An open floor plan means rooms flow into each other, making it easy for people to stay connected even when they’re in different rooms. The open concept is most popular in the kitchen/great room, which is now often the focal point of newer houses. For better entertaining try adding a countertop bar to your kitchen with a couple stools around it.
An open kitchen may not be enough if it’s not also updated. Modern kitchens often have granite or quartz countertops and tile or hardwood floors. Gas cooktops, stainless steel appliances, built-in refrigerators, and wine refrigerators are also popular features.
3.Smart home technology
Considering our dependence on technology, it’s no surprise that people are starting to expect smart features in their luxury homes. A few examples of smart features include a programmable thermostat, home alarm, cameras around the house, automatic lights, and interconnected speakers in different rooms. Some DC Ranch homes also have extra safety features, such as sensors that can detect water leaks, smoke, or simply an open garage door. And of course most popular smart home features can be controlled by smartphone, so homeowners don’t even have to be home to manage them.
If you’re thinking of ways to improve your home before putting it on the market, make sure it has enough storage space. A large pantry and a laundry room with cabinets or shelves is a start. You can also add cabinets and shelves to the garage, and make sure your walk-in closets have plenty of shelves, as well.
5.Outdoor living space
As long as you have a pool, you can be outside in Arizona any time of year! This is why an outdoor living area is so important to many buyers in Scottsdale. Make sure your home has a covered patio to start, perhaps with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, or outdoor fireplace as well. A lawn, putting green, and a water fountain can also make any backyard stand out from all the rest.
Does your DC Ranch home have these desirable features? Or are you looking to buy a home like this? Whether you’re buying or selling, contact The Matheson Team by calling 602-694-3200 or filling out the form below.
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