These Are the Features 2022 Home Buyers Are Searching For

Spring has officially sprung—which means we’re about to enter the busiest home buying season of the year.

So the question is—what, exactly, are buyers looking for this spring?

recent data analysis from realtor.com identified some of the most sought-after home features buyers are searching for in 2022. So, what features made the top of buyers’ wish lists?

Some of 2022’s most popular home features include:

  • Water features. With spring and summer on the way, people are getting excited to spend more time outdoors—and many of those people want to enjoy the outdoors with their very own water feature. Swimming pools topped the list of most searched terms on realtor.com in the early months of 2022—while hot tubs came in at #10.
  • Waterfront views. Not only do people want water features, they also want water views, as evidenced by some of the year’s most popular search terms, including river view (#2), waterfront (#3), beach (#6), and lake view (#14).
  • Plenty of space. The COVID pandemic saw people spending more time at home than ever before. All that time at home created serious demand for more spacious homes—a trend that’s set to continue in 2022, with popular search terms like cathedral ceiling (#5), big lot (7), outbuilding (8), and library (12).

The Takeaway:

If you’re planning on selling your home, understanding what buyers are looking for is crucial. That way, you can frame your home in a way that highlights what buyers want—and (hopefully!) fetch top dollar in the process.

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