When on the hunt for a new home you more than likely have a list of home features that you are searching for, however, there are quite a few different features that seem to be overlooked by buyers. While hindsight is always 20/20, these few features are some of the most sought after among buyers and tend to leave homeowners kicking themselves for not looking for the features prior to closing.

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Finished Basements

Not only are basements expensive to finish properly, but the additional space, whether for storage or as an added living space is a huge benefit for a multitude of reasons.

Heated Floors

This is especially true in colder climates as the feeling of a warm floor beneath your feet is nothing short of luxurious.

home featuresDouble Vanities/Sinks

You don’t realize how beneficial having a double sink is, until you don’t have one. Mornings are a breeze, and the need to share is eliminated, allowing for a little bit of personal space.

Mud Rooms

Whether it’s muddy soccer cleats after a Sunday Game, or simply walking inside after the rain, a mud room is a great way to keep the gunk from outside out of the majority of your home. This leads to less cleaning, and ultimately, even less stress.

Upstairs Laundry

Have you ever lugged your laundry basket up and down the stairs? It isn’t fun. Doable, but not fun. Looking for laundry on the same level as the bedrooms is a huge luxury that is often fully overlooked by buyers until it’s too late.

Deep Kitchen Sink

Whether you use a wok on a weekly basis, slack at doing the dishes daily, or bathe the baby in the sink, there are dozens of perks to having a deep kitchen sink.

Garbage Disposal

Not only can this help with a quick and easy cleanup, but it can also help keep your home smelling fresh and clean. Whether by using a garbage disposal tablet to release a pleasant aroma, or by simply saving your trash can from all the food peels and leftovers, a garbage disposal is arguably one of the most overlooked home features.

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While some compromises may have to be made, try to make a list of the features that you want to have within your home and disclose those items to your realtor so that they can help you find the perfect place to call home.

If you’re currently searching for a new home, are ready to sell your home and are in need of a seller’s agent, or if you have any questions regarding Southwest Washington Real Estate, please feel free to contact our office at any time.