Each year a real estate magazine or a home magazine will publish a new list on what buyers want in a home. If you are thinking about remodeling or getting ready to put your home on the Spring Texas real estate market, then reviewing a list on what today’s buyers want is a great way to make sure your decisions will appeal to buyers.
The thing is real estate is local. What buyers want in a home in Miami Beach Florida is not what buyers want in a home in Spring Texas. The best way to find out what Spring Texas home buyers want is to ask a Spring Texas Realtor.
What are Spring Texas home buyers telling me they want in a home?
Granite kitchen counter tops– Granite has become so popular and ubiquitous that home buyers expect it. Buyers will do a give on the square footage of a home just to get their granite. What about solid surface counter tops? They may be easier to care for and some may even look like granite but buyers still want granite.
Wood and / or tile flooring – Buyers prefer the look of wood and tile flooring. This coupled with a larger percentage of buyers being pet owners (dog, cat, or both), they want a flooring that is durable and easy to keep clean.
Stainless Steel appliances – It is still buyers preferred type of appliances. What about black and white appliances? Spring Texas home buyers will consider black appliances but they would prefer NOT to have white appliances.
Brushed nickle fixtures – They have been the favorite for at least the last six years with oil rubbed bronze beginning to grow in popularity.
Dark cabinets – Buyers don’t have a strong preference on the type of wood be it maple, cherry, or oak the cabinets are made from but they do prefer a dark stain.
Designer paint colors– Buyers love the light tans, beiges, greens, browns, and blues.
Large closets and lots of storage – Buyers have stuff and they want places to store their stuff.
Spacious master bathroom with a “spa” feeling – A master bathroom spacious enough for two people to get ready in the morning without having to dancing around each other. Long counter tops with separate vanities or two bowls. A garden or jacuzzi bath tub and a separate shower with nice tile work.
Home office / Study – Even with all the wireless applications available to buyers, they still prefer to have a dedicated place to work. A place for a desk, printer, and filing cabinet to organize paperwork.
Jill Wente was our realtor when we recently sold our home in Spring, TX. Jill's name was frequently seen... read moreJill Wente was our realtor when we recently sold our home in Spring, TX. Jill's name was frequently seen on for sale signs in our neighborhood and my wife decided that her research said Jill was who we should use.We met with Jill about one month before we were ready to list the property and Jill was very willing to speak with us and go through what she felt were the appropriate things that a home owner should be doing. She also had multiple home sales in the area and told us where she thought we should price our home. In addition Jill went through the entire home and gave us instructions on what needed to be done in order to make our home the most attractive. Before the home was put on the market, with a "coming soon" sign in the front yard, we had showing and offers. After the initial open house, we had 4 offers and selected one. The offers were at asking price or above. Unfortunately, the people who made the original offer we accepted, were not able to get their financing, but this didn't stop Jill. We kept the earnest money and relisted and immediately had 3 new listings, including the original family who opted out. After several discussions, we agreed to offer the home to the original family again, but included at Jill's recommendation very high earnest money requirements which the family accepted. The purchase went through and we set closing, moving out of our home to a new home near Austin, TX. Unfortunately during the move out, a leak developed in the laundry room and Jill found this. She immediately called us and we left everything in her capable hands as we were out of town. She contacted a plumber, had the pipe repaired, contacted a remediation company to dry the house, and another contractor to repaint the damaged areas. Jill also delayed the closing in order to get everything done. Jill was able to take a horrible experience and make everything right. She is the best realtor we have used and we have had at least 8 moves using 15 different realtors in the past. read less