8 Interior Home Features That Buyers Most Crave

Home buyers are sizing up homes with a long list of preferences.

The typical home shopper buys a home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, according to the National Association of REALTORS(R) 2013 Home Features Survey.

What feature did home shoppers report they most desire in a home?

Central air conditioning, according to the survey of 2,000 buyers on 33 home features. Central air conditioning was overwhelmingly the top home feature desired by home shoppers. A home that is cable/satellite TV-ready/Internet was also ranked highly.

What else should you be spotlighting on your listing ads for homes that you’re selling?

The NAR survey revealed the following eight interior design features that buyers ranked as “very important” in their home search:

1. Walk-in closet in the master bedroom

2. Ensuite master bath

3. New kitchen appliances

4. Eat-in kitchen area

5. Hardwood floors

6. Granite countertops

7. Kitchen island

8. Stainless steel appliances

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine