Amenities that Sell

Published on February 27th, 2015

Which high-end amenities could make your home hard to sell?

When picturing your life, high-class amenities are something that most homeowners want. The only problem is: which luxuries offer a return on investment and which ones don’t?

What can decrease your home’s value?

1. Shy away from crazy landscaping:

People work their whole lives to be able to afford a luxurious home. These types of homes could be considered the crown jewel in some homeowner’s eyes. People thrive over seeing beautifully manicured lawns and landscaping that grabs your attention, but is there a downside to that? If you’re planning on selling your home, be sure to avoid animal shaped hedges and brush along your walkways. These two things could make your home’s value go down significantly.

2. Is an in-ground pool worth it?

Another lavish feature that could be detrimental to your home’s value is an in-ground pool. In most cases, pools are high maintenance and the homeowner has to take care of the pool themselves. Pools can also be considered dangerous if you’re looking to sell your house to a family with young kids. This reason alone could make future homebuyers shy away from purchasing your home. Secondly, finances may come into play. Adding waterslides and mini waterparks in your backyard can skyrocket cost on water-bills and up-keep. So before you add a pool in your backyard make sure you fully think through – am I going to sell this house soon or am I planning on this being my forever home? Even if you’re buying you need to have selling on the mind too.

Amenities that help your home’s value

1. Home theaters are seen as a plus when choosing which amenities to add to your home. Make sure you think in simplistic terms though - technology is always changing and because of this you need to make sure that your home theater can be easily updated.

2. Master bedrooms are definitely something that you should not skimp on. Most people enjoy spending time in their master bedroom, so space is needed. Walk in closets, a balcony, and large functioning space represents the ideal master for any homebuyer.

3. Going off of the master bedroom, the master bathroom is just as important. Master bathrooms are most favorable when they give off the serenity, spa like feel. Steam showers, heated floors, and soaking tubs are highly desirable amenities in any master bathroom.

Before you spend a good chunk of change on high-end amenities, make sure you keep selling and ROI on your mind. If you are thinking of selling your current home and purchasing a new home, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our Housing Buzz Specialists.

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