While buyers may not have cited the following features as ones they specially look for in a home, they are ones that are appreciated. Most buyers, especially first-timers, find added value in a home with the following.

An Updated Kitchen.

If your kitchen hasn’t’ been updated in years, a minor renovation may be in order. For a minor update, paint the walls and replace lighting and cabinet fixtures to present a fresh look.

An Updated Bathroom

As with the kitchen, a dated bathroom is a drawback for many buyers. You don’t have to break the bank; updating the sink, toilet and shower or bathroom fixtures will go a long way in giving it a modern look.

An Open Floor Plan

Whether they intend to entertain guests or simply want to keep an eye on the kids while they cook, many buyers, especially millennials, are attracted to an open floor plan. If you home has an open floor plan, play it up. Otherwise, look into taking down non-load-bearing walls if you’d like to create a larger space.

A Home Office

Americans are working from home now more than ever. Even if the buyers aren’t planning on working from home, a home office creates a space where buyers can pay bills or plan for work. It can also double as a guest bedroom.

A Wireless Security System

Safety is important. A wireless home security system is one of the top technology features buyers would like to have in their new home.

Ready To Sell?

1. Have Your Home Inspected. This will help you isolate the repairs you need to address before you list your home. If you make the most important repairs, you’ll be ahead of the game and may be able to list your home for more than if you left the issues unresolved.

2. Declutter and Start Packing. Buyers want to see the details of the home, so be sure that they have a great view. you’ll have to pack when you move anyway; starting the process now allows you to pack up anything you don’t use regularly, including valuable dishes, photos and knick-knacks.

3. Stage Your Home. When you’re selling your home, it’s difficult to see it through the eyes of a ptoential buyer. A professional stager will present your home in the best possible light, making sure the focus is on the features that sell, such as a great view or notable architecture.