TRENDING: STRESS FREE HOMES
Whatever the price, location, or number if bathrooms your listing are at marketing a home’s stress-relieving qualities is a growing trend.
Today, developers, builders, and interior designers are trying to make homes that offer that soft landing at the end of a day. And homeowners need it, about 8 in 10 Americans say they frequently (44 percent) or sometimes (35 percent) encounter stress in their daily lives, according to a recent Gallup poll as reported by Realtor Magazine.
Helping clients find a soothing place to come home to can become a function in the real estate world. And, understanding what stress-relieving designs can help you as a real estate agent guide your clients to a happy purchase, thus, here are a few suggestions.
NATURAL LIGHT, PLUS DIMMERS. Since people are always gravitate to the bright, sunny spaces in a home anything you can to do enhance natural light is popular. Lights with dimmers can also help reduce harshness, especially in bedrooms, for a more relaxing ambiance.
PET CENTER AREA IN HOME. Many buyers nowadays are seeking pet-friendly abodes. Features such as cabinets with pullout drawers for dog food goes a long way. Some want a dog washing station or a room for the pet itself. Electronic doggie doors have also become popular, where the dog has a collar that automatically opens the door to go inside or out.
NATURE’S BEAUTY. The ability to see flowers or greenery outside your windows (even in a big city) helps create peacefulness. There is just something about mother nature that gives you the feeling of calm and rest.
COVERED OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE. Think of it this way, you don’t have to cancel your plans if it rains when you have a covered outdoor area. Plus, coffee on the patio can still happen on rainy mornings. A pergola cover or easy-to-assemble patio gazebo are cost-effective ways to accomplish this.
WORK-IN PANTRY. Taking the walk-in pantry to the next level, some buyers want a prep area, sink, dishwasher, and sometimes an oven in what’s dubbed the “work-in” pantry. Since this eliminates guests seeing any mess while keeping the heart of the gathering in the kitchen.
Do you think any of your listing can rock this marketing trend? Let us know in the comment section below!
About the writer: Shaura Cuyan writes about all the hottest Real Estate trends and predictions for Summit VA Solutions! She has previously written for a number of freelancing gigs and writes her own blog on lifestyle and current issues. She is a Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication, taking up her Masters in Development Communication.