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What buyers don't want in a home

While most agents and homeowners focus on what buyers DO want in a home, it can also be useful to know what they don't want.  The California Association of REALTORS created this infographic to explain the results of a survey on what buyers don't want.  At the top of their list - elevators.

For the record, the tiny elevators in most luxury homes are overrated.  I listed a home a couple of years ago with an elevator installed that the owner never used.  He claimed it was an essential feature of the house as if a high-end buyer had to have it.  Well, nobody cared when I showed the home so that proved him wrong.  It seems this survey is on to something!

I can't completely support the notion that buyers don't want outdoor kitchens.  Many of the nicer homes in my market have been sold with outdoor kitchens.  They seem to appeal to those who want to spend more time outside in general, not just cooking.  I've seem patios with big-screen TVs and a nearby outdoor kitchen so that the owner could truly live outside.  To me that's appealing but maybe not to most folks.

 

As a buyer, what don't you want in a home?

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsBryan Robertson • November 04 2013 09:24PM
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