Using Amenities to Make Your Staten Island Property More Attractive to Buyers

Amenities can go a long way toward attracting buyers. These amenities can make even a three-star apartment look like a four-star one. Amenities are described as residential or commercial property features and can usually be seen on listings. Which amenities can make your Staten Island Property more attractive? Read on to find out.

What is an Amenity?

The term ‘Amenity’ is mainly used for commercial or residential real estate and is a characteristic of a property that benefits the price of said property. Amenities are used to boost the selling cost or the appeal of a property to attract potential buyers.

According to a recent survey, more than one-third of Americans were unsatisfied with their Amenities. This causes most potential buyers to skip out on a property after reading the listing.

To make your Staten Island property more attractive, you need to provide the amenities that can appeal to buyers.

What Amenities Make Your Staten Island Property More Attractive?

While most general amenities remain the same, buyers are more interested in additional features, even if it means paying more. Here are some of the most desired amenities to make your Staten Island property more attractive to buyers.

1.      Storage Space

More than 30% of the people in the survey were unsatisfied with their storage space, with females being twice as likely to want additional storage space. Storage space can be increased by adding cupboards and closets or adding another small room at the end of the property.

2.      Kitchen Appliances

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, more people got accustomed to cooking their meals, with 36% of Americans cooking daily. Kitchen appliances are one of the most expensive parts of real estate and directly impact your property’s attractiveness. The kitchen appliances need to be in good condition as they can affect the buyer’s thinking on whether they would need to buy a new one.

Common kitchen appliances include:

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Coffee pot
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave

Most buyers would sell their appliances when they are moving, either wanting to upgrade or worrying that the appliances might get damaged. Kitchen appliances can make your Staten Island property more attractive to potential buyers as it would save them the hassle, and money, of buying new ones.

3.      Finishings

Property finishes can directly implement the price of the property. While less expensive properties tend to have vinyl flooring and carpets, more expensive properties have wood flooring and marble or granite kitchen surfaces.

Most buyers, at the minimum, would prefer vinyl flooring in their homes. The saying “The first impression is the last impression” is as true for real estate as it is for people. A high majority of buyers will have decided whether they like the property after a few minutes of stepping inside.

4.      Air Conditioning and Heat

More than 90% of housing units in New York have central heating and air conditioning. Heating and air conditioning are one of the top priorities amongst Americans that renters and buyers look for. Not having this amenity can cause you to lose out on buyers, even if everything else in your property is to their liking.

The temperature in Staten Island varies from 28 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit and Staten Island experiences 25 inches of snow every year; heating is a must-have in real estate that can make your Staten Island Property more attractive.

5.       Pet-Friendly Units

Around 48% of households in New York own a pet, with 27% owning dogs and 21% own cats. One thing these household owners look for when moving is a pet-friendly unit.

Not only buyers who own a pet, but buyers who might get one also, look for real estate with a pet-friendly atmosphere. This includes doggy doors, fenced yards, secured windows, and tough floors.

6.      Outdoor Space

After the pandemic, Americans have come to appreciate the outdoors. Including a patio, balcony, fireplace, or gazebo can make your Staten Island property more attractive as these features are attention grabbers and make buyers imagine staying in the house, increasing your chances of a sale.

Although it is an added expense, outdoor space adds value to your property. It is estimated that patios and other well-designed outdoor spaces can add eight to ten percent to home value and over 80% return on investment.

However, many outdoor spaces, such as a wooden deck, swimming pool, or fire pit, often decrease your profit as they do not have a good return on investment, even though they are great for attracting buyers.

Below is one outdoor space that can boost your property’s attractiveness and not cost you extra.

Outdoor Kitchens Can Make Your Staten Island Property More Attractive

 According to Absolute Outdoor Kitchens, homeowners who install an outdoor kitchen will see a return on investment between 100% and 200%, meaning that you will break even at the minimum.

Staten Island summers do not get too warm, with the highest ever temperature being 102 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes Staten Island an ideal place for an outdoor kitchen space compared to other warmer areas.

7.       WiFi

A study found that nearly half of the people visiting real estate check the WiFi, and over 90% say that internet speed is a vital amenity.

With the internet being as popular as it is, providing a good internet connection and speed can make your Staten Island Property more attractive than many other amenities.

How Robert DeFalco Realty Can Make Your Staten Island Property More Attractive

With over thirty years of experience, Robert DeFalco Realty has talented agents who can help you with your property. With more than 350 professionals and training each to help you accomplish what you want, we have made over $1 billion in annual sales in Staten Island.

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