7 Things Homebuyers Are Looking for in Scottsdale This Summer

7 Things Homebuyers Are Looking for in Scottsdale This Summer

  • 07/17/23

If you're like many people, you're thinking about selling your home in Scottsdale this summer. But what are buyers really looking for? This guide explains.

7 Things Homebuyers Are Looking for in Scottsdale This Summer

Check out the seven things home buyers are really looking for in Scottsdale this summer:

  1. Energy efficiency
  2. Smart home technology
  3. Outdoor living spaces
  4. Open concept floor plans
  5. Upgraded kitchens
  6. Home office spaces
  7. Fitness-focused amenities

Here's a closer look at each.

Energy Efficiency

Many prospective buyers are looking for energy efficient homes and home features this summer. With increasing environmental awareness occurring all over the country and the desire to save on utility costs compounding it, buyers are leaning toward homes that boast energy efficient features. These features can range from solar panels to high efficiency HVAC systems and energy saving appliances.

Related: 5 of Scottsdale’s hottest neighborhoods

Smart Home Tech

Text Avi buyers are drawn to homes equipped with smart features. Things like security systems, thermostats and lighting that can be controlled from a smartphone are hot ticket items. The popularity of these types of technology is only going to increase in the future, so making upgrades to your home can help you sell it faster and for more money right now.

Outdoor Living Spaces

In Scottsdale, summer means outdoor living. Homebuyers are always on the prowl for properties with inviting outdoor spaces, such as pools, built-in barbecues and covered patios. The more inviting you can make your outdoor living space, the better.

Related: 5 things to consider when you sell your home in Scottsdale

Open Concept Floor Plans

over the past several years, open floor plans have increased greatly in popularity. In fact, closed off floor plans can mean that your home will take longer to sell and that it'll sell for less money than it would if your space was more open. Although you don't need to undertake major renovations to sell your home, you should talk to your real estate agent about making minor improvements that can make your floor plan more open.

Upgraded Kitchens

Buyers don't want outdated kitchens. In fact, kitchens can make or break a deal - and the last thing you want is to scare off a buyer that would have made an offer had you just made a few upgrades. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so buyers have high expectations. You may want to add high end appliances, make sure there's plenty of storage and ensure that you have an island that doubles as an eating and prep space.

Related: The ultimate guide to buying a home in Scottsdale

Home Office Spaces

More people are working from home, so dedicated office space has become the norm. Buyers are looking for quiet, well-lit spaces where they can focus on work.

Fitness-Focused Amenities

Though you don't have to have a home in a neighborhood across the street from a fitness center, it does help if your space has fitness related amenities. If there's room for a home gym, stage it that way so buyers can envision creating their own workout space. That may make them more likely to make an offer on your home.

Related: 5 kitchen improvements that can help you sell your home faster

Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Scottsdale?

If you’re selling a luxury home in Scottsdale, we can help. You can use our home value calculator to get a ballpark idea on what your home may be worth – and you can call us at 602-694-3200 to talk to a REALTOR® about how we can market your home to all the right buyers.

If you're also looking for a new home, we’ll be happy to show you the homes that interest you most. While you’re here, explore all our Scottsdale real estate listings or look in specific communities:

Don Matheson
REALTOR® | Founder
The Matheson Team
RE/MAX Fine Properties
21020 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
[email protected]

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