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What do buyers really want?

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Most buyers have in mind what they want when searching for a home.  How do you know which house is right?  Most homes are not going to be a perfect fit, but as long as the home fulfills most of their needs, they will be happy.

In the book, The Everything Guide to Being a Real Estate Agent by Shahri Masters, the average buyer wants the following things:

  • Value:  a quality home for a good price.
  • Prestige:  prestigious surroundings; a house to impress others
  • Convenience:  easy access to work, school, stores, etc.
  • Security:  a secure house in a safe neighborhood
  • Comfort:  a comfortable, “warm” home
  • Aesthetics:  an attractive home
  • Privacy:  a private location; privacy-conscious architecture and landscaping
  • Entertainment:  easy access to entertainment; the ability to entertain at home
  • Health:  climate and facilities to promote health and well-being
  • Recreation:  easy access to recreational facilities
  • Education:  an exceptional school district or other educational facilities


This list is based on a list of basic human needs created by psychologist Abraham Maslow.  Most buyers will have two to three primary needs that must be met in order to purchase a home.  Buyers should decide ahead of time before they meet with a real estate agent what is important to them.  An agent can better help a buyer find a home knowing and understanding what the basic needs an requirements are.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL


Author: tammyhayes

I am a residential realtor serving Charlotte and Sarasota Counties in sunny, southwest Florida. Contact me for all of your real estate needs. I am professional, ethical, informational, and understanding. I will be with you to assist you every step of the way. Whether you are buying or selling a home, I can help.

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