What Kitchen Features are Best to Highlight when Marketing your House?

Giving thanks for kitchens at ThanksgivingKalamazoo Real Estate – With the very recent devistation caused by Hurricane Sandy it is easier this year for us to be very thankful for our lives, health and family.

In comparison, it almost seems trite, but it is times of family gatherings that we are very grateful for our house and kitchen!  Kitchens have become the center of activity in today’s home, whether during a casual weeknight family meal or a grand Thanksgiving feast for twenty. More and more of  our Kalamazoo area real estate listings reflect just that: focused interest on the kitchen.

When we are marketing homes, we highlight the features that can draw interest and attention to our Kalamazoo and Portage real estate listings.

What are some of the questions that we consider as we feature the kitchens of the homes we market?  These questions can also be a guide for you if you are considering doing a kitchen remodel before you sell your home.  Be SURE that you call the Veenstra Team before you do any upgrading to a home that you intend to put on the market.  We provide free advice regarding cost effective renovations and updating which will help you get your home sold quickly and for top dollar.  We help you make sure that you don’t overspend.

Kitchen Floorplan – Is the kitchen open?   Great yard view?  Photos should be selected to highlight attractive layouts for effective real estate listings.

Kitchen Appliances – New?  Desired brand names? It’s amazing how prominent those concerns have become as interest in kitchens has been reflected in the real estate listings.

Kitchen Finishes – Have safety touches been added to the kitchen?  Childproofed kitchen is a two-word real estate listings highlight worth featuring in any family-friendly neighborhood. One of the easiest updates is the addition of new hardware — which can also make it harder for little hands to pull open cabinets while the adults are busy baking the world’s best pumpkin pie!

Kitchen Accessibility – Is the kitchen (and rest of the house) handicapped accessible?

This Thanksgiving, Hurricane Sandy has reminded us of all those who will be spending this holiday without a familiar place to come home to.  If you would like to help Hurricane Sandy’s victims, a Red Cross page has been created to make donating easy: http://www.redcross.org/hurricane-sandy

Here’s to a safe and Blessed Thanksgiving!