Although many believe 2014 will be a seller’s market, moving homes off the market will still take a lot of work because buyers have high expectations as they look to maximize their investment. Homes are selling at close to or above list price, however, if they boast the features that are on buyers’ “must have” or “would love to have” lists. These include features to make homes more energy efficient and lower heating and cooling bills, such as skylights, solar-powered water heaters, and remote-controlled solar-powered blinds. Buyers also are paying attention to functionality, as some find that bigger does not always mean better in terms of space. Some are even looking for features that will allow them to age in place, including ground-floor bedrooms, open floor plans, larger bathrooms, touch faucets, and small yards that require little maintenance. | Read More