Much information has been gleaned over the past couple of years and it is very clear that there are new real estate buyer profiles and preferences to be considered in 2014. As inventory continues to ease in many parts of the country, selling will eventually become more competitive and this is partly a result of buyer preferences that have emerged.
Gone are the preferences for traditional home layout schemes, so often featured in the past era of building development and design. The future of real estate design relies the ability to re-create existing interior home space to maximize usage and efficiency. Recent articles reflect the potential for multi-generational living arrangements. In this continuing trend, it is necessary to manage storage and living quarters efficiently throughout the home to utilize every square inch.
The work from home trend is increasing. Some would attribute this to the economy, others would site the need for a second job – frequently telecommuted. This trend creates a clear need for a well-designed, technologically equipped office space.
It is likely in older homes that the number and placement of electrical outlets needs to be updated and expanded to accommodate electronic and technology schemes throughout the home. Here is another stark, clear trend emerging – that basements are being completely redesigned to home theatre and gaming layouts.
It is possible in the next few months that home remodels will be chart toppers. Buyer preferences and demands will begin to dictate the remodel schemes and facilitate better usage of the living space, including doing away with many formal dining rooms. Many areas like the dining room are being turned into home offices.
If you have specific preferences such as these, an exclusive buyers agent can create a custom profile for you and locate the property you’re looking for in the area you would like to be. Let us help you get started here with a no-cost, no-obligation offer to locate the perfect exclusive buyers agent for you.