Every week I read articles that tout the latest home design trends or offer hot takes on what buyers want today. Usually these range from the surprisingly banal to the hilariously niche.
For example in the past month I've read that some buyers enjoy a kitchen that opens to a living area. Question: Did this writer travel through time back to 1994?
Also, I wasn't aware that installing backyard bocce ball courts is a thing. Maybe it's that I specialize in selling luxury homes in San Antonio and the surrounding areas but I haven't seen the bocce love yet.
|Bocce ball court. Installed to distract from that hideous ocean view?|
However, in my 13 years of selling San Antonio luxury homes, I have noticed features that inspire buyers. These aren't necessarily "must haves" but fall into the category of wants.
Detached Casita/Guest House: This should perform double duty as a party house and guest quarters. Everyone loves visitors right? Well, they are loved (and invited) even more when they have a private space to stay with a separate entrance. When this space includes one bedroom, one bath and a kitchen it's a huge selling point.
|Casita at 11015ReyesCanyons.com in Los Reyes Canyons|
Pet area: Pets are truly part of the family. People are devoted to their fur babies so areas dedicated to pet care such as dog runs and bathing areas draw praise
All ensuite baths: Many luxury home buyers today do not want their kids or guests to share a bathroom. I've heard many a buyer disparage poor "Jack & Jill." And, they were so popular once! But, especially if you have a mix of girls and boys, this luxury might become a necessity.
|All bedrooms have ensuite baths at 22314Viajes.com in Las Campanas|
Sport Court: This can be the hub - even more than a pool - for outdoor fun for most of the year. I've noticed that buyers aren't as excited if these spaces are too much about tennis. But, if the space is multi-purpose for basketball, soccer, and net sports like volleyball plus has lighting, it will be well-used and coveted.
|Lighted Sport Court at 11010AnaquaSprings.com in Boerne|
No carpet: Luxury buyers will accept clean, neutral carpet in some rooms such as secondary bedrooms, media rooms and game rooms but if your home has none the buyer will like it even more. In most luxury homes, wood or tile is the preference. Some of that is the trend line and some of it springs from avoiding allergies, pet smells and other irritants.
Jason Glast, Realtor Attorney, has been one of the top selling luxury real estate specialists in the San Antonio, Tx area since 2003. His team - Jason Glast Luxury is ranked #1 in the region for luxury home sales
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