Top features home buyers want

Every buyer is unique and has different wants and needs for a home. However we have identified some features that are commonly high on buyers lists.


First impressions count, so a home that is light, bright with a spacious feel is far more sought after than a home feels pokey and dark. Open plan living areas and neutral finishes create a feeling of space, and reflect a modern lifestyle.

Natural light
Natural light is one of the most important features buyers look for in a home

The kitchen is the hub of the home and also a major draw card for buyers, quality finishes such as stone bench tops and renowned appliances really do add to the appeal.

The hub of the home is the kitchen

Enough living space is particularly important to people with families. Often top of the list is a second living room for children to play or teenagers to hang out.

Living space is important to home buyers

Buyers tend to have a preference for low maintenance flooring, such as floorboards and polished concrete in living areas, while carpet is still preferred in bedrooms.

Polished concrete is increasingly popular in flooring

Neutral tones are still very much desired by buyers. Don’t be afraid to add a little colour, however this can be achieved with soft furnishings such as cushions, bed linen and artwork which can be changed and adapted to tastes and trends. A feature wall here or there is another way to add colour, however don’t over do it as the colour may not always be the taste of potential buyers.

Neutral walls provide the most flexible backdrop to accommodate for all tastes and styles

An outdoor entertainment area is something that is often on buyers list. Somewhere they can use the barbeque and entertain friends and family that flows easily from indoors to out.

Outdoor entertaining areas are important to buyers

The most important thing to keep in mind is that everyone’s taste is different. A colour, floor covering or tile you may think is fabulous may be not be the taste of everyone. Sticking to a simple style that someone can make their own is the best option to attract the widest possible market.

If you would like a current appraisal on your property, and advice on what updates to make before putting it on the market, please feel free to contact our team for a confidential chat.