Home Features Proven to Pay Off

by | Dec 21, 2017 | Additions, New Construction, Remodels

Renovating your home with the right features can not only recoup the cost, it can help you sell your home much faster. Which means a quick transition into your dream home. So in order to sell your home fast check out this list of features that new home buyers are looking for.

  • Smart home features like smart thermostats, refrigerators, and locks
  • Finished Basements
  • Patios
  • Walk-in Closets
  • Granite Countertops
  • Eat-in Kitchens
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Open Kitchens
  • Front Porches
  • Dining Rooms
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Two-Car Garage
  • Fireplaces
  • Security Systems


Homes with smart home tech typically sold within 80 days on the market at an average listing price of $575,000 and after 2 years the property appreciated 82.6%. Energy star appliances and security system homes typically sold within 124 days at a listing price of $330,000. So as you can see people are willing to pay for these features because they promote easy-living and convenience.


Granite countertops, hardwood floors, and fireplaces are all things home buyers swoon over and they all decrease the days your house will sit on the market. Just about everywhere in the county, you will find people updating their kitchen countertops and adding hardwood floors to increase the likability of their homes. Don’t forget the fireplaces! Not every home has a fireplace but for the ones that do resurface and updating your fireplace would be a great idea.


Florida is known for its spectacular outdoor living so putting money into your outdoor entertaining area is definitely a good idea. Buyers specifically are looking for patio areas, front porches, and two-car garages. More and more homeowners are building firepits making use of their outdoor areas for hosting parties. As for front porches, there has always been something incredibly charming about a front porch that buyers love. Lastly, most Americans own more than one car so naturally, they require at least a two car garage.

Interior Design

If you watch HGTV you have probably heard a few of these buzz words going around such as a walk-in closet, eat-in kitchen, and open kitchen or open concept. These buzz words have definitely earned their place because home buyers everywhere are in love with these design features. Going from a small apartment closet to a huge master suite walk-in closet is surely going to be something no one complains about. You have probably heard the say “the kitchen is the heart of the home,” well that statement could not be truer. More and more home buyers are looking for open concept kitchens to allow for easy entertaining and to keep on eye on the kids. Since everyone always ends up in the kitchen, why not make it bigger?


Aside from the standard kitchen, living room, and master bedroom, there are actually some bonus rooms many homebuyers love. Those include finished basements, laundry rooms, and dining rooms. We here in Florida, unfortunately, don’t have the ability to have basements but we sure do love our laundry rooms and dining rooms. It is incredibly nice to have an entire room dedicated to laundry instead of having to go out to the garage. Plus if you have a dining room imagine all the dinner parties you could have!