The premier real estate agents in Arizona are here to provide you with
all the resources and information you need to buy or sell real estate.
We the experts, recommend that you contact an agent that works with buyers
and sellers in their specialized areas. It is also important that they
have had extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies.
This will help insure that they can offer you knowledge and tools most
other agents can't. An experience Realtor should be able to help open
a buyers' mind to see the possibilities that a home can truly offer.
In doing so, often times, buyers find houses that they can mold and make
into exactly what they wanted, for much less money than they originally
budgeted for the initial purchase price of the home. Learn some of the
top trends for 2014 from the experts.
Due to the beautiful weather that we are able to enjoy for over half the
year, the experts can focus on creative ways that help the inside and
outside of your home flow seamlessly.
The following two articles are filled with information that the expert's
state can be an "excellent source of inspiration." They are
helpful when looking to find the perfect home or to sellers to set the
stage in their home that makes a buyer have an emotional connection to
the house as soon as they cross the threshold.
One of many sources can be found in Realtor Magazine, in an article written
by Melissa Dittmann Tracey who had the following information to share:
A home's inviting outdoor space may be just enough to get a home buyer
to fall in love. The
American Society of Landscape Architects recently surveyed nearly 180 landscape architects asking them to rate
the expected popularity for 2014 of a variety of residential outdoor elements.
Here's a breakdown of how home owners are sprucing up their outdoor
spaces and some of the top trends that landscape architects pinpointed
for 2014 in each category.
Top Outdoor Design Elements
1. Gardens and landscaped spaces
2. Outdoor living spaces (kitchens, entertainment spaces)
3. Outdoor recreation amenities (pools, spas, tennis courts)
4. Sustainable design practices
Top Outdoor Living Features
2. Seating/dining areas
3. Fire pits/fireplaces
Also in Realtor Magazine, Melissa Dittmann Tracey wrote about bathroom
trends and how vital that piece of the overall puzzle is turning out to
be in the search to buy a home, or the decision on what to do in order
to make your home stand out, as a seller, from the others like it in the
area. Houzz recently released its
2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners
in the U.S. and Canada. The report shows that 60 percent of home owners
are targeting the master bathroom for their bathroom remodels. The two
main drivers for their remodels: To upgrade features and fixtures as well
as to make space more functional.
Here are some of the growing trends that emerged from the Houzz report:
Goodbye, bathtubs. The bathtub is starting to move out of the master bathroom. More than
four in 10 or 43 percent - are forgoing a bathtub in the master bathroom,
according to the report.
Contemporary Bathroom by Mansfield Kitchen & Bath DesignersKitchen Views at National Lumber
Frameless glass is "in." The majority of the home owners surveyed say they prefer glass shower enclosures
and frameless glass. Glass block is "out," according to the report.
Contemporary Bathroom by San Francisco Architects & DesignersFeldman Architecture, Inc.
Let there be lots of light. Adding light was one of the top goals for home owners with their bathroom
remodels, from adding windows to skylights to LED lights in the showerhead.
Traditional Bathroom by Duxbury Design-Build FirmsARCHIA HOMES
Showing showerhead preferences. Rain and multiple showerheads are the clear choice for home owners under
45, while the 55-plus age group tends to prefer hand showers and sliding bars.
Contemporary Bathroom by Glen Ellyn Kitchen & Bath DesignersDrury Design
Seeing white. White cabinets are the top choice in master bathrooms (with medium and
dark wood coming in No. 2 and No. 3, respectively). Maple is the most
common type of wood used, followed by cherry and oak.
Traditional Bathroom by Dc Metro Interior Designers & DecoratorsLiz Levin Interiors
Silver bling. Silver-tone faucets remain the most popular, with brushed nickel topping
the list. Polished chrome is also popular, while brushed bronze came in
as the least popular choice for current bathroom remodels.
Contemporary Bathroom by Portland Kitchen & Bath DesignersKirstin Havnaer, Hearthstone Interior Design, LLC
Unique powder rooms. The powder room is getting more unique features than other bathrooms. Hardwood
floors, wallpaper, pedestal sinks, and furniture-like cabinets are more
commonly used in these spaces than in other bathrooms.
According to the experts you should expect these services when you are
listing your home.
- A preview of your home
- Discuss any repairs or modifications that may be needed
- A home evaluation of staging ideas
- Complete price comparison showing the current market value of your property
- Many Real Estate Agents have worked with an experienced team of contractors
for anything from paint, cabinetry, landscape design and installation
even cleaning crews. They often have a great staging and design company
to help make sure that when a buyer enters your home, they feel warm and welcome.
- Updates on the latest real estate activities in the community
Many of the experts really enjoy finding clients the home that is perfect
for their family within their budget.