Top 3 Features Home Buyers are Looking For

July 18, 2017

Regardless of whether the real estate market can be classified as one skewed more toward buyers or sellers, you still need to help make your home stand out from similar ones in the area. Going through the list below of those features that homebuyers are most often searching for can give your home a crucial edge if you have a buyer that is indecisive.

1.     Maintenance Free Windows
Maintenance free windows provide two distinct advantages to homeowners. First, they cut down significantly on the amount of maintenance, such as scraping old paint off the frame and then repainting, that is needed for the windows to retain their good looks. Maintenance free windows also serve another purpose by providing a more airtight home. This means that a homeowner can expect to pay less in energy costs when compared to a home that does not have new vinyl windows installed.

2.     Maintenance Free Siding
Today's homeowners -- especially those who are making this purchase for the first time -- are eager to own a home as long as it does not infringe too much on their downtime. Maintenance free siding is the ideal exterior material because it looks great without any regular maintenance being necessary. Unlike paint, for example, that must be reapplied every few years in order to look good and to replenish its protective qualities, vinyl siding only needs to be power washed every few years.

3.     Decking
First-time homeowners tend to be in their mid to late twenties and early thirties. This is a segment of the population that is not only well established in their career at this point in their lives; they have a robust social circle of friends. These friends are extremely important to them in terms of connecting with on a regular basis. Having a deck, porch or patio onto which they can set up an outdoor entertainment station carries a great deal of appeal to them. The deck should be large enough for a cooking station, as well as for places to dine, chat and relax. Bonus points if the deck is big enough to provide a place to dance or to place a fire pit.

At Key Prime Roofing, we offer a variety of services that are designed to help you enjoy your home more. If you want to add features with an eye toward the future when you might want to sell your home, contact us today!

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