If you’re thinking about selling your home in Baltimore County or Howard County, you should know that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way buyers see amenities – and that they’re looking for different things now than they were a year ago. Check out these COVID-19 updates buyers are looking for right now to learn more.

5 COVID19 Updates Buyers Are Looking for in Baltimore County

Check out these five trends that homebuyers have embraced since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to find out how you can make your house more marketable:

  1. Improved outdoor living space
  2. Home office space
  3. Home classroom space
  4. Workout rooms
  5. Upscale kitchen amenities

Here’s a closer look at each.

COVID-19 Update #1 to Help You Sell Your Home: Improved Outdoor Living Space

Being trapped indoors for more than a year has buyers craving more space – and in many cases, that’s outdoors. Sprucing up your outdoor living space by adding comfortable seating around a firepit, a hammock for relaxation or even new-and-improved landscaping with beautiful native plants can go a long way. The bottom line is that people need a place to escape from the everyday; the old standbys were restaurants, movie theaters, cruise ships or Airbnb rentals, but now we’re retreating to our own backyards.


COVID-19 Update #2 to Help You Sell Your Home: Home Office Space

More people are working from home than ever before, so a comfortable home office space can help you sell your house faster. You need to create a functional and comfortable space where prospective buyers can envision themselves being productive – whether they’re on the phone, on Zoom or just working on the computer. You don’t have to set aside an entire room for a home office; setting up a corner in a low-traffic area of the house is still effective. Stage your home with a separate home office space, even if it used to be your guest bedroom, and watch how buyers respond.

COVID-19 Update #3 to Help You Sell Your Home: Home Classroom Space

Let’s be realistic – we can’t predict when schools are going to shut down. And even after COVID-19 is under control, who’s to say that there won’t be another pandemic? People are looking at the long-term as they search for homes that have usable classroom space. If you can separate a classroom space from the home office, that’s great; however, don’t freak out if you don’t have enough spare rooms. Buyers all have different needs, so you can get by with creating a home office and calling it a day.

Related: 7 tricks for improving your curb appeal fast


COVID-19 Update #4 to Help You Sell Your Home: Workout Rooms

With fewer people feeling comfortable going to the gym, setting up a workout space in your home – whether it’s in the garage, the basement or a spare bedroom – can be a tremendous benefit. Sure, buyers will bring their own equipment, but seeing that a home has a good workout space can help you sell it faster (and in some cases, for more money).

COVID-19 Update #5 to Help You Sell Your Home: Upscale Kitchen Amenities

Little touches go a long way when you’re selling a home, and upscale kitchen amenities can make a huge difference. Built-in wine or beverage coolers, upgraded countertops and fancier, more modern light fixtures can really “wow” buyers.

Related: 5 kitchen staging secrets from the pros

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Published On: April 6th, 2021Categories: Sellers, Tips, Life Hacks & How-toTags: , , 735 wordsViews: 305

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