Real estate gems are often hidden and because real estate is not a cut and dry business, there is no set formula for calculating the value of a property, especially when there are features that make the home unique and stand out from the competition. These real estate gems not only increase the value, but they also increase the appeal for home buyers. If you are a home buyer, then you should always be on the lookout for these hidden treasures while you are house hunting.
Active Rain recently polled over 1500 real estate agents and asked them to identify the top hidden gems in real estate. Overwhelmingly, amazing views and neighborhood quality made the top of the list with 69% of agents rating these as the most sought after gems. Great schools and a new roof came in as a close second at 66%, followed by backing to green space at 50% and outside living space hit 48% (this is a HUGE gem for our local housing market in Arizona where outdoor living is year-round). Granite countertops, extra storage space, and a large yard also made the list of important hidden gems with over 30% of the vote.
There are many other features that may be important to buyers even if they are not included in this list of hidden gems. Things that make a home special to a specific buyer are often the intangibles of real estate like the “feeling” they get when they walk in the home for the first time, or perhaps the amazing neighbors or the vicinity of a home to work or another place of importance like church or their favorite family activities. These are the things that you cannot put a price on, but they have an impact on everyday living and lifestyle. A home is more than just a house, it is place to do life together as a family and it is a place to gather with your friends and make memories.
I’d love to help you find a home that has the hidden gems you are looking for and I’d love the opportunity to help you place a value on the hidden gems found in your current home that will set it apart from all of the other homes on the market!
Keely is an experienced, local Realtor serving the areas of Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek and the surrounding communities in the East Valley. She would be honored to assist you on your real estate journey and help you to navigate the process of buying and selling AZ Real Estate.
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