Taking a Look At The Importance Of Real Estate In The US
For real estate agents in the United States, staying up to date with the world of real estate can be a daunting thing. After all, real estate trends are ever changing, and real estate agents often have to work hard in order to keep on top of them. But there is also no doubt about it that keeping up with trends is especially important for the success of any given real estate agents all throughout the country.
For one, real estate agents need to be aware of curb appeal, which describes the overall appeal of a home when you view the property as a whole – from the curb, which makes the name. In fact, improving the curb appeal of a home that is about to be put up for sale is likely to have a one hundred percent return on investment. In this process of getting a home ready for sale, real estate agents from a reputable real estate company should be advising the current home owners on how their home can be improved both internally as well as externally.
Part of this will include the landscaping of any given home. A house that has good and thoroughly updated landscaping is even likely to be sold for a price that is up to fourteen percent higher than what the house would have sold for had no improvements been made to the landscaping and can also add up to twenty eight percent more value to the home in question as a whole. Of course, this leads up to ninety percent of all real estate agents to recommend to all home owners that landscaping improvements be made before the home is ever put up on the market.
On top of this, interior renovations can also help houses not only to sell for more money but to sell more quickly as well. For instance, white kitchens are a trend that real estate agents and real estate companies should also be aware of. Now more than ever, the white kitchen has become prominent and simply painting your kitchen cabinets white can actually help your home to sell for more. Updating any fixtures in your kitchen that are in need of it, from your stove to the kitchen sink, can also certainly be helpful.
The neighborhood that the home is located in is also something that should be kept track of, as this will change over time. As of the current date, real estate agents are likely to have more success selling homes in walkable neighborhoods, as up to fifty percent of people, if not more, are looking to live in a walkable neighborhood, something that is a shared desire across many different generations.
Many walkable neighborhoods will be found in suburban areas, and this, in part, accounts for the fact that up to eighty percent of all residential growth is expected to take place throughout the country over the course of the next ten years. On top of this, suburban neighborhoods often offer more activities for young children and more programs for families. Good schools and high safety ratings can also often be found, making suburban living truly more desirable than ever before here in the United States.
And even the homes themselves must meet a certain list of requirements for many potential home buyers. For instance, single family homes are by and large the most popular type of home made in the United States. On top of this, many people want to live in a brand new home, one that has never before been lived in.
This is often the case for a number of reasons. For one, living in a brand new home, a home that has never before been lived in means that no repairs are likely to be needed right off the bat. The need for renovations will also be able to be avoided, at least for a few years. And on top of this, newer homes are likely to be more energy efficient, something that is food for the environment but also good for the amount of money that is in your wallet as well which real estate agents should always consider.