Top 10 Home Features Buyers Want

ZipRealty recently did a survey to find out what home features home buyers most want.

As a home seller, especially in a buyers market, these are good to know. If your home has these features, you want to do what you can to highlight these features. If most people are looking for certain features, and you highlight and enhance these features, then you are positioning your home to sell.

Here are the results of the survey for both men and women. I find it interesting that three of the top four features involve storage. If the survey were conducted among Utah Home Buyers, there might also be a desire for a food storage room.

Here are the top 10 features most desired by men:
1. Garage or designated parking space, 85.5 percent
2. Master suite, 79.8 percent
3. Ample storage space, 71.2 percent
4. Guest bedroom, 70.2 percent
5. Large closets, 64.2 percent
6. Outdoor entertainment area, 63.4 percent
7. Gourmet or updated kitchen, 59.1 percent
8. Breakfast room or eat-in kitchen, 55.2 percent
9. View, 44.5 percent
10. Large yard, 43 percent

Here are the top 10 features most desired by women:
1. Garage or designated parking, 87.7 percent
2. Master suite, 77.8 percent
3. Ample storage space, 72.7 percent
4. Large closets, 68.7 percent
5. Outdoor entertainment area, 64.2 percent
6. Guest bedroom, 63.9 percent
7. Gourmet or updated kitchen, 61.8 percent
8. Breakfast room or eat-in kitchen, 56.1 percent
9. Large yard, 43 percent
10. Wood floors, 40.9 percent

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