What are the must-have finishes your clients are looking for when purchasing a home?

by Chicago Agent

Angel Gandy
MetroPro Realty
hyde park

In today’s market buyers want all the bells and whistles, from hardwood flooring to granite countertops. They want their home to be in the best re-sale value when that time comes. My clients are looking for indoor and outdoor space topped with the finishes like stainless steel appliances and maple cabinetry. I think the must-have finishes a client wants is anything that brings them beauty, warmth and comfort.

Maureen Spriggs
Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage

Today’s buyers are attracted to the eye candy of a home. These sweet ingredients include detailed moldings, high-end appliances, media, exercise and mud rooms, high-tech systems and multiple garages. Today, colors and exteriors with the “wow” factor simply sell faster. In this overflow market, the home with sizzle wins. If sellers sweeten their home buyers will see, feel and buy the home.

Michael Bayley
Koenig & Strey GMAC

In a market with plenty of inventory, buyers have many choices. In my experience, most buyers want newer kitchens and baths equipped with granite, stainless steel, marble and hardwood floors. Due to such high demand, most of these finishes have become standard throughout the city. Even the buyer with the most unique taste still looks for these finishes. Overall, I would say that the phrase “kitchens sell homes” has a lot of truth to it, but in today’s market, you better have all the bells and whistles as well.

Zeke Morris
Realty Executives Residential

Buyers have a wish list of finishes they are seeking while deciding how to purchase their home. Popular finishes are well-designed, granite counter tops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and quality lighting throughout to showcase the home. Renovated, modern bathrooms are also a big plus. Sellers making upgrades should consider which area(s) of their home need immediate improvement, and consult a Realtor to assist them in this assessment as they prepare their home for the marketplace.

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