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Real Estate Hidden Gems

eProNet RealtyWhich hidden gems create the most value in a home? Active Rain (AR) is a professional real estate community who exchange best practices, writes real estate blogs, and receives free education from the industry and their peers. A recent poll just came in from 1,500 of these professionals who rated what they thought to be the ‘hidden gem’ in a home for a home buyer. Some of these features are included in the price of the home, while some are actually hidden and not included in the price. Here is the poll in percentages:

Included in price:

69% had a tie with – Amazing views & Neighborhood quality
66% had a tie with – Great schools & new roof
50% – Backs up to green space
48% – Outside living space
39% – Granite counter tops
37% – Extra storage space
30% – Large yard
20% – Nicely finished closets
14% – Mud room
12% – Corner lot

Features that may have been missed when pricing the home:

  •  Great neighbors
  • Hardwood floors under the carpet
  • Green Upgrades