In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had people spending more time in their homes than ever before. And after spending so much time at home, many people realized their homes didn’t have the features they wanted or needed—and now, they’re on the hunt for properties that check all the boxes.
A recent survey from realtor.com outlined the top features today’s home buyers are looking for in properties. So, what are the most in-demand home features in 2021? Features high on the list of must-haves for home buyers include:
Quiet location: 28 percent
Updated kitchen: 25 percent
Garage: 24 percent
Large backyard: 24 percent
Outdoor living area: 20 percent
Space for pets: 18 percent
So, what does this mean for you? If you’re thinking about selling your home, understanding the features home buyers want most can help you frame your property in a way that maximizes its appeal—and helps you get it sold quickly and profitably.