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Real Estate Trend Alert: What Buyers Want This Year

By all accounts, 2023 is shaping up to be a year that is all about moving forward with an eye on what’s important. There’s been a growing emphasis on caring for ourselves, each other, and the planet. Not surprisingly, this is reflected in real estate trends.

If you’re planning to sell a home in 2023—and particularly if you need to sell your house fast—it is important to know which trends are impacting buyers. Today, we’re going to highlight some of those trends so you can upgrade or update you house to be competitive with these trends. We’ll cover: impactful entries, eco-conscious living, lifestyle fit, warm colors and bold patterns, and unique finds. Let’s take a closer look!

Trend 1: Impactful entries.

The foyer or entryway is the first impression of the home. In 2023, we expect to see impactful entryways with designs meant to set the tone for visits and give family and friends a glimpse into a homeowner’s style and values. It’s typically a cost-effective, big-impact renovation, as there isn’t too much square footage to worry about when styling an entryway. Entries will utilize strong statements like bold paint contrasted with bright accessories, walls of eclectic artwork, or sentimental display pieces. Make sure your home packs a big punch as soon as that buyer walks in the door! Check out this slideshow from Architectural Digest to see some fantastic entryways.

Trend 2: Eco-conscious living.

This trend has been building steam for a few years and now it has become a real impacting factor with buyers. That is an expectation that the home accommodates an eco-conscious lifestyle. This can be at any level; anything from using renewable building materials like stone, bamboo, cork, and wool, to upgrading to energy-efficient appliances. People are watching their energy costs, and they care about the environment. In a recent report by the National Association of Realtors, buyers list heating and cooling costs, insulation (windows/doors/siding), and commuting costs as the most important areas for a home to be environmentally friendly.

Trend 3: Lifestyle fit.

People are realizing how important it is to have a house that fits their life. To sell your home, you’re going to want to have flex spaces that can accommodate a workout area, a home office, or a play room. If you’re able to create an additional ensuite space for buyers with multigenerational needs, that can help you sell your house fast. It’s all about creating a space that fits the lifestyle of the buyer.

Trend 4: Warm colors and bold patterns.

Designers are predicting 2023 will bring many bold colors and patterns. A blank canvas of white or beige walls won’t cut it. Since we’re spending more time at home, especially those of us who work remotely, it’s popular to have warm colors that will bring joy and bold patterns that add interest. This is reflected in the 2023 colors of the year chosen by companies like Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Behr. Buyers are expecting to see some style and flair built into the house.

Trend 5: Unique finds.

There’s nothing like finding that perfect vintage stained glass lamp at the thrift shop, or adding your grandmother’s tablecloth to your décor. In 2023 we expect to see an increase in unique finds; rather than ordering from chain stores, people are looking for one-of-a-kind objects to outfit their home. This can be financially beneficial and also avoids any worries about supply chain issues that can come with buying new. Of course, this benefits the environment, too! This trend is particularly important when staging your home as these unique finds won’t be too personal and turn buyers away, but instead add style and personality to the space.

What this means for you:

If you’re planning to move this year, these are the trends you may look for in your dream home. Keeping an eye on trends is also helpful for selling your own home; if you stage your home with these tips in mind, it’ll likely sell faster.

If your house is distressed and it would be too time-intensive and expensive to get it ready for the market and hitting even one of these trends, there’s an easier way. At MarketPro Homebuyers, we buy homes for cash, as-is, with no inspection. People ask us:

Can I sell my house fast if the plumbing needs work?

Can I sell my house fast if it needs a new roof?

Can I sell my house fast if it needs to be decluttered, cleaned, and painted?

The answer to all of these questions is YES. We truly do buy homes in any condition. If you’re looking to sell a distressed home, we’d love to work with you.

Work with MarketPro:

We’ll give you a fast cash offer for your current home just as it is now; no repairs, no upgrades, no inspection, no commissions or fees. You can even choose your exact closing date to coordinate perfectly with the purchase of your new home. Our team will walk you through your quote, including a review of what your home would likely bring on the open market.

If you’re in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, we’d love to show you how easy and stress-free the sales process can be. Contact us today for a same-day, no-pressure quote.

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