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Focus on Features: Why Bathrooms Are Important for Home Buying and Selling

February 1, 2018 | By Lauren Iraeta

When it comes to buying or selling a home, there are a number of factors that can come into play: Market trends, return on investment when selling, and finding a home that meets a buyers unique needs, can all make or break the process.

While buyers are usually thinking about different checklist items than sellers, there are some topics that overlap. That includes focusing on key features like the bathroom.

How Important is the Bathroom?

Very important. Next to the kitchen, it’s one of the rooms you’ll be spending a lot of time in and use every day. So considering how many bathrooms you need to accommodate the number of people living in your home and the layout and functionality of it, are critical if you’re a buyer.

Bathroom Tips for Home Buyers

If you’re a first time home buyer you might not know exactly what to look for when shopping around. How important is the number of bathrooms? Will renovations or additions be possible? You may even find yourself in a situation where the home that fits your needs is right in front of you but you can’t seem to shake the yellow tile and tulip wallpaper in the bathroom. Don’t look away too quickly. There are things you can do to take the bathroom into the modern era including new paint and fixtures. Or, you may want to factor in a bathroom remodel if it fits in with your budget. On the other hand, if there isn’t a possibility to add more bathrooms in the home, or if the space is simply too small for your liking, you may want to reconsider other homes that offer something more in line with your needs.

Selling Your Home: The Bathroom

Likewise, if you’re selling your home and doing some home renovations to prepare your house for sale, don’t overlook the bathroom. Something like an outdated fixture or wall paper print can easily deflect buyers and is an inexpensive update to make before a showing. There are buyers who simply don’t want to be bothered with having to paint and update a home they just purchased. Making your home move-in-ready will open the doors to more potential buyers and will be well worth the investment you make to update it prior to hanging the for sale sign.

The Lauren Sells Team is dedicated to providing individual care for each client. Whether it’s taking the time to understand unique desires and needs to help buyers find their dream home or combining our intimate knowledge of the market with detailed analytics and predictive tools for selling your home with the outcome.

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Lauren Iraeta

If you’re interested in learning more about buying a home, selling your current home, applying for a mortgage, or anything else related to Connecticut real estate, get in touch with The Lauren Sells Team today! Simply call our number or fill out our convenient online form above. We look forward to hearing from you!