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Whether you’re building a new house or remodelling your current property, you want to make sure it appeals to potential buyers. 

But all the trends can be confusing, and sometimes it seems like they change overnight. Here are some of the top features that experts recommend working into your property to get buyers really excited. 

Energy Efficient Upgrades
Buyers are becoming more and more climate aware. Add that to ever-increasing utility prices, and you’ll find that buyers go crazy for energy efficient upgrades in homes. Focus on the bones: good windows and insulation, and then add in new energy-efficient appliances and LED lights. Solar panels will get major bonus points for buyers into sustainability and resilience.

Flexible Home Office Spaces
Working from home or hybrid office situations have turned permanent for many people. That’s why more buyers are looking for homes with home office spaces. For the best investment, keep the space flexible so it can be used for something other than an office too. For example, it could turn into a bedroom or den.

Home Gym Areas
Just like the office, people are liking their at-home workouts. You can cater to this need by creating a space for that Peloton or weights machine that isn’t in a bedroom or living area.

Functional Backyard
It used to be that you’d lay down some sod in the backyard and buyers would be happy, but that’s not always the case now. Buyers today are looking for backyards that they can really live in. That means a nice patio or deck, landscaping, and a fence to keep things safe for kids and pets. Veggie gardens, pools, and outdoor kitchens will also increase the property’s value in the eyes of buyers.

Even with just a few of these features, your property is sure to stand out to buyers. And the biggest bonus is that each of these will stand the test of time.

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