Some homeowners are hesitant when it comes time to consider upgrading their home before it goes on the market. And this makes perfect sense as you won’t be living there much longer and not all upgrades reap home value increases. While this might hold true to a point, there are still very good reasons for making certain upgrades to your home. For example, the upgrades you choose just might help your home get multiple bids from competing parties.

But you must play it smart and choose your upgrades with caution. Here is a list of what Brentwood buyers are looking for when shopping houses for sale.hardwood

Laundry Room

Over 90 percent of homeowners, or soon-to-be homeowners, want a room where they can stack their clean laundry until they get a chance to put it all away. Having a laundry room is a huge benefit as it helps keep clothing messes out of the living room and bedrooms. If you don’t already have an existing laundry room, it is a worthwhile investment.

Exterior Lighting

A well-manicured lawn is very important when you put your home on the market, and so is exterior lighting. As a matter of fact, exterior lighting is the most-wanted outdoor feature homeowners desire. Aesthetics aside, outdoor lighting serves as a way to help keep you and your home safe.


When a potential home buyer sees a house with a really nice backyard, they get excited. When they see a really great backyard with a patio, they envision themselves sitting outside with friends and family, sipping a refreshing beverage and having a great conversation.

Hardwood Floors

patioHardwood flooring offers durability, a clean look and easy maintenance, which is why so many homeowners want it. Compared to carpeting, which needs to be replaced at least every 10 years, hardwood floors will last a lifetime.

Storage Space

Growing families are always in need of a lot of storage space. Additional storage space in the garage ensures your stuff is safe and easily accessible as well.

Eat-In Kitchen

Removing a wall to create space for an eat-in kitchen is fairly inexpensive, but might be well worth it. Eat-in kitchens are popular among home buyers, especially those with children as they are a great place for families to congregate in the mornings before work and school and in the evenings for dinner.