Yesterday, NAR Research held a Twitter chat on home feature preferences for recent buyers. The information for this chat was taken from our recent 2013 Home Features Survey and echoes many of the experiences real estate professionals are having in their own markets. There were too many responses to include them all, but the recap of the major highlights is below. Thank you to all who participated!
- @startfreshhome New are 30% more energy efficient than 10yo homes MT @NAR_Research: Avg home recently purchased-1,860 sq ft, built in ’96 #HomeFeatures13
- @nobuhata Sounds right for my old market. Yours? RT @NAR_Research: Typical home recently purchased was 1,860sf, built in 96. #HomeFeatures13
- @MyAPRE A/C sounds right for our CA, FL, and TX markets
- @LandryDana “@NAR_Research: The typical buyer would be willing to pay $1,590 more for a home with a laundry room. #HomeFeatures13” would you?
- @GoFiveStarPM Big draw for renters too! RT @NAR_Research: The typical buyer would be willing to pay $1,590 for a home with a laundry room. #HomeFeatures13
- @startfreshhome Another reason why new is better! MT @NAR_Research: The buyer typically spent $4,550 on home improvement proj. w/in 3 mo. #HomeFeatures13
- @annrealtor #homefeatures13 Energy-efficiency: don’t lose the energy you have, before spending a fortune on a solar system. Caulk and seal first!
- @Derrickinthekey What do you think? “@NAR_Research: 24% of buyers said energy efficient appliances and lighting were very important #HomeFeatures13“
(2:52 pm EST) @NAR_Research Thank you for joining in on #HomeFeatures13! For more information on the 2013 Home Features Survey check out: http://www.realtor.org/reports/home-feature-preferences