The National Association of Realtors surveyed a large number of home buyers recently to ask what features they wanted most. Here are some things they asked about. It fairly resembles the feature list for which we often get requests. Not many basements here, however.
Then below, the top requested features. Looks about right.
This is interesting, below. Here are results when buyers are asked what they would pay to have these popular home features. We see a big disconnect here. Every home seller thinks these features add a lot more to the sale price.
Bridging that yawning chasm between what home sellers and home buyers think these features are worth is just one of the things that keeps our job, uh, challenging.