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How to Highlight the Most Desirable Features of Your Home

February 28, 2013

Tips for Making a “Best Features” List

When selling your home, it is beneficial for your real estate agent to know what your favorite features are so that he or she can point out these attributes to buyers who might have otherwise overlooked them or what they add to your home. Your home is your castle, and whether it is something big or small, common or unusual, every home has stand out features that allures homebuyers. From something as changeable as color to the enduring elements of architecture to something small like drawers, there are a number of details that you have loved about your home that will translate with buyers!

The following is a list of favorable elements that buyers appreciate when looking for a home. Feel free to select any that apply to you regarding your home, or add your own, so that we can use these strengths to market your property to buyers. You can add descriptions such as: exceptional, beautiful, exquisite, spectacular, breathtaking, spacious, elegant, custom, lustrous, refined, gorgeous, fantastic, unique, rare, amazing, vintage, antique, classic or other adequate descriptions to better highlight your property.

Kitchen:

  • Walk-In Pantry
  • Double Sinks
  • Wood or Tile Floors
  • Amount of Space
  • Kitchen Layout
  • Exotic Stone or Granite Counter Tops
  • Open Kitchen/Family Room Area
  • Natural Light
  • Large Tiles on Kitchen Floor
  • Smart, Accessible Features of Design
  • Fireplace (it is especially useful to mention fireplaces in bedrooms or kitchens)
  • Soft, Neutral Paint Colors
  • Well Crafted, Functional Features
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Wine Coolers
  • Towel Warmers and Warming Trays
  • Laundry Room
  • Insulated Door with Outdoor Access
  • Views
  • 6-Burner Stoves and Convection Ovens

Bedrooms/ Bathrooms:

  • Walk-In Closets
  • Large Windows
  • Amount of Space
  • His and Her Walk-In Closets in the Master
  • Large Master Bedroom and Bathroom
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Natural Light
  • Decorative Light Features like Antique or Retro Fixtures
  • Glass Shower Doors
  • Large Modern Bathrooms
  • Smooth Texture on Walls and Ceilings
  • Smart, Accessible Features of Design
  • Dramatic Views
  • Soft, Neutral Paint Colors
  • Sense of Style and Spaciousness
  • Well Crafted Functional Features
  • Fireplaces
  • Wide Trims Along Doors and Windows
  • Bright Colors
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Nickel Accents on Faucet Fixtures
  • Stone or Granite Bathroom Counters
  • Hung Mirrors
  • His and Her Bathroom Sinks
  • Whirlpool Jacuzzi in Master Bath
  • Tile Floors in Bathroom

Living Area:

  • Wood or Bamboo Floors
  • Smooth Texture on Walls and Ceilings
  • Decorative Light Features (Chandeliers, Antique or Retro Features)
  • Spacious Living Quarters
  • Spectacular Views
  • Natural Light
  • Large Windows
  • High Ceilings
  • Framed or Hung Mirrors
  • Smart, Accessible Features of Design
  • Vintage Architectural Details
  • Soft, Neutral Paint Colors
  • Sense of Style and Spaciousness
  • Well Crafted Functional Features
  • Mention if There are Multiple Living Spaces (Dining Room, Family Room, Media Room, Game room)
  • Open Area with Kitchen

Outside:

  • Deck
  • Amount of Space
  • Attached Garage, or Garage with a Safe Walkway
  • Three-Car Garage
  • Screened Porch Area
  • Outdoor Kitchen Area and Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Lit Walkways
  • Pool/Spa
  • Gated Pool or Play Area
  • Dramatic Views
  • Landscaping
  • Length of Driveway
  • Sprinkler System

Other Admirable Qualities of Homes:

  • The Neighborhood’s Location
  • Neighborhood Amenities, Recreational Facilities, Parks, Playgrounds, Schools
  • Access From Rooms to Outside
  • Energy Efficiency (Efficient AC, Good Insulation, Programmable Thermostats, Ceiling Fans and Double Paned Windows)
  • French Doors
  • Finished Basement
  • Home Office
  • Open Floor Plan
  • High Ceilings
  • Wide Trims Along Doors and Windows
  • Smart, Accessible Features of Design
  • Vintage Architectural Details
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Soft, Neutral Colors
  • Multiple Living Spaces
  • Reasonable Taxes and Maintenance Costs
  • Security Features (Alarm System, Gated Community, Gated Home/Driveway, Gated Pool Area)
  • Style or the Age of the Home (Pre WWII, Mid-Century, Mediterranean Style)
  • Stucco Exterior
  • Grand Entrances and Archways
  • Wrought Iron Accents
  • Dramatic Staircases
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