Home on Lake Martin

When selling your luxury Lake Martin home, you obviously want to sell for the best price that you can! Therefore, it is wise to upgrade your home with features that luxury buyers are known to pay more for. Not all upgrades are equal in ROI, or return on investment. As your Lake Martin real estate team, we are here to fill you in on your best options right now!

Here are a few upgrades that MSN Money said buyers will pay more for in luxury real estate:

Double Oven – While not all buyers seek this kitchen feature, it’s great for buyers who plan to host family gatherings around the holidays, and it gives your kitchen an edge.

White Cabinets – Wood tones are still holding strong in the kitchen, but white cabinets are growing in popularity, as are gray cabinets. White features give a clean, timeless appearance.

Center Island – Buyers love storage space, and kitchen islands provide more space to organize, prep food, sit, etc. It’s hard to go wrong with a kitchen island in a large kitchen!

Walk-in Pantry – Walk-in closets are practically a given these days, but walk-in pantries are becoming a must too, especially in an age of bulk shopping and families with different dietary restrictions and tastes.

New Carpet – While most buyers prefer hardwood flooring now, carpeting is still appreciated in the bedrooms, but only if it’s in good condition. In a busy home, carpeting wears quickly!

Double Vanities – Double vanities in the bathroom are such a time saver! This is especially true in a master suite bathroom, but could also ring true in a spare bathroom shared by numerous bedrooms.

Main-Level Guest Room – Formal dining rooms are on their way out for many buyers, but main-level guest rooms are a huge plus for aging parents and Lake Martin visitors!

Mudrooms – Any homeowner can appreciate a mudroom, but at Lake Martin, it’s a godsend! Not only is it a great drop zone for backpacks and kids’ school supplies, but also for lake items, such as towels, sandy clothes, muddy shoes, water floats and more.

Private Backyard – Landscaping along the edges of your yard is a great way to add extra privacy from next-door neighbors. Of course, views of the lake are another huge bonus here at Lake Martin!

It’s important to keep in mind that trends come and go, so unless you plan to sell your Lake Martin home soon, you just never know whether an upgrade with hold up its ROI value. It’s important to upgrade your home with features that you will enjoy while living there!

If you have questions about the Lake Martin real estate market, or you’re ready to sell, buy or both this fall season, contact us! The Haynie Team is standing by, ready to help make all of your real estate goals a reality at Lake Martin.

Becky Haynie, Associate Broker / Realtor
Lake Martin Realty